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by stlgph
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers
Replies: 69
Views: 12591

Re: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers

Meh. Plenty of them have been through New York. The hot tub at Le Bain sans many layers of clothes, throwing up on the street outside the Atlas Social Club, running around in their underwear at Sugarland, and let's just not even forget the part where toplessness is legal in New York City, plenty of ...

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by stlgph
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to Change Strategy
Replies: 168
Views: 23651

Re: Sun Country to Change Strategy

For the millionth time, there is nothing about Sun Country to acquire. Their fleet is leased.

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by stlgph
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue is having an internal crisis
Replies: 52
Views: 14931

Re: Jetblue is having an internal crisis

Since going to Comparably.com prompts me to fill out a survey in which I can bash a company I've never worked for in less than 75 seconds, this isn't a bellwether by any means.

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by stlgph
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 156
Views: 13933

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

Emirates flies out at 8:45.
Qatar at 6:50.

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by stlgph
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 22501

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

In this case "they" = people consciously leading the IND airport. Cancun is nice, but they'd love to see more. Sure, "Vacation Express" and "Apple Vacations" shows up whenever, however, but they'd love to see some type of operator come in and make it permanent. Even if ...

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by stlgph
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 156
Views: 13933

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

Can you search for previous flights with the registration number? Sure! I can see one year back on most any commercial a/c with its reg# on Flightradar24 and did, but it really didn't get very far except to confirm that it did land at O'Hare on that day around 4pm. yeo Hmmm, no other airports aroun...

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by stlgph
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 156
Views: 13933

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

Can you search for previous flights with the registration number?

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by stlgph
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 22501

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Southwest's flights to Midway are an interesting bunch - not that they exist - but in particular, the second flight, in the summer getting in to Chicago at 9:15 at night leaves little for connection opportunities.

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by stlgph
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The USA and remote enplaning/deplaning.
Replies: 24
Views: 2787

Re: The USA and remote enplaning/deplaning.

USA has a law called ADA. Americans with disability act. “All reasonable efforts “ must be made so a wheelchair bound pax can fly without assistance or any prior notice .. if not they can seek corrective action .. no such law in other countries Almost. ADA does not apply to airlines. However, there...

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by stlgph
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 153
Views: 11486

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

You guys need to remember that discipline is a process, it doesn't happen overnight. Young children have to learn discipline and when you encounter them on a flight (or anywhere else) they may not be all the way there yet. Cut the parents a little slack, surely they're trying. Don't you remember wh...

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by stlgph
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 184
Views: 13670

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

WN did discontinue IND-DCA nonstop service on November 4, 2017, and the discontinuation of IND-DCA nonstop service did free up slots for WN at DCA. I remember that quite well, for sure, just interesting they would squat on the slots that long without using them. Maybe they are using them to fly sou...

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by stlgph
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 184
Views: 13670

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Hit or miss on the California cities then. Of note, Hartford to Midway used to be say 4 to 5 daily say roughly 7 or 8 years ago, etc. It then went down to 2 or 3 daily with service and flow through BWI increased. Now it appears with STL coming on board, some of the BWI frequencies might be reduced a...

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by stlgph
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 184
Views: 13670

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Interesting increase to DCA. Anyone know where the cut came from? The increase starts in April, when I get a chance I can look if WN put out a spreadsheet for that update. That or maybe I can find enrillas update. WN did discontinue IND-DCA nonstop service on November 4, 2017, and the discontinuati...

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by stlgph
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 184
Views: 13670

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

The flight *from* Hartford doesn't hit *all* the spots on connection opportunities, but funnels right in to a few nice ones. Works- Sacramento San Diego Kansas City Los Angeles Houston Dallas Love New Orleans Out of the way, but it works- Seattle Portland Omaha Chicago Midway If you have extra time ...

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by stlgph
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 153
Views: 11486

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

"Behavioral problems" ... i.e. the parents have never done anything to discipline him for his actions.


I'll just say it. They can be thankful I wasn't on board.

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by stlgph
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 184
Views: 13670

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Interesting increase to DCA.

Anyone know where the cut came from?

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by stlgph
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair beefs up Orlando
Replies: 0
Views: 1228

Icelandair beefs up Orlando

Icelandair will go daily on their seasonal service from Orlando. Seasonal service runs until May. Per the message below- Reykjavik, Iceland, February 15, 2018– Today, Icelandair announces they will increase the frequency of their seasonal flights from Orlando International Airport (MCO). Starting Se...

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by stlgph
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 22501

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Well, if they can make Destin work, at this point, not much would surprise me in the likes of Virginia Beach, South Padre Island, Daytona Beach, Melbourne (FL), etc.

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by stlgph
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 22501

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Both. Days/times/cities/etc.

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by stlgph
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 22501

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Do you (if you're reading this, yes....you = *you*) happen to have a running schedule for Allegiant out of Indianapolis?
Be curious to see.
Thanks.

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by stlgph
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A quiet place to clear US CBP ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1033

Re: A quiet place to clear US CBP ?

So, you're going to fly into an airport where you can try to avoid spending an extra hour during a busy time standing in line for CBP, only to end up in a place requiring you to travel several hours to where you really want to be. ........................................................................

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by stlgph
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay
Replies: 69
Views: 11195

Re: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay

Ah yes, it's an airline's fault that someone can't be responsible for their own actions, poor, rich, or otherwise. Man, I bet you're a hit at the family reunions.

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by stlgph
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay
Replies: 69
Views: 11195

Re: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay

Communication is key. Period. They shouldn't have to call customer service to find out about refunds being issued. This is where someone in the position of "Manager," has to, you know .... manage. Totally. New. Concept. But what do you expect the airline manager to do? Crack open the ol' ...

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by stlgph
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay
Replies: 69
Views: 11195

Re: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay

Communication is key. Period. They shouldn't have to call customer service to find out about refunds being issued. This is where someone in the position of "Manager," has to, you know .... manage.

Totally. New. Concept.

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by stlgph
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 156
Views: 13933

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

MDW = Gate constrained.

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by stlgph
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay
Replies: 69
Views: 11195

Re: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
If you’re in DSM, why not just go home?

GF


Or read the article, where it says people couldn't get their luggage back.

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by stlgph
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA
Replies: 84
Views: 8103

Re: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA

Marketing at AA and DL failed to fully capitalize on their aquisitions of TW and PA. Both companies were going away sooner or later. I was surprised their marketing departments didn’t try to brand their premium products using some nostalgia. I.e. Clipper Class perhaps for DL first class product. Bo...

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by stlgph
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18
Replies: 225
Views: 19035

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18

How much room would they have at MDW to add INTL flights? MDW has 3 gates in Concourse C that are rarely used. Couldn't WN use them for expanded service or will those gates go away when the pedestrian bridge over Cicero Ave is widened? I would love to see WN add more int'l flights to MDW, maybe to ...

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by stlgph
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 184
Views: 13670

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Rhonda's a contact in my cell phone.

Just sayin.

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by stlgph
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 184
Views: 13670

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

"Lol, welcome to 1992. STL has been behind the times for a few decades now. Thanks for joining us."

Love it.

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by stlgph
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 184
Views: 13670

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

That's nice, but regarding why Lambert's closed areas stays in tact as it is for now, I don't have to convince you, I'm right and that's the way it is. But continue to moan and complain all you want. Sorry Charlie.

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by stlgph
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 156
Views: 13933

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

A proposed Terminal 5 expansion would be funded by the use of common bonds and new airport ticket tax revenue. None of which has happened, and takes time.

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by stlgph
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 156
Views: 13933

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

Terminal 5 expansion is years away.

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by stlgph
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 184
Views: 13670

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

You don't know what's beyond the walls. Tearing down a portion of a building or structure is great if has absolutely no affect on a number of things - 1. Plumbing and piping systems 2. Sewage system 3. Rain drainage systems 4. Heating and ventilation systems. 5. Electrical systems. The list goes on...

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by stlgph
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 184
Views: 13670

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

You don't know what's beyond the walls. Tearing down a portion of a building or structure is great if has absolutely no affect on a number of things - 1. Plumbing and piping systems 2. Sewage system 3. Rain drainage systems 4. Heating and ventilation systems. 5. Electrical systems. The list goes on ...

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by stlgph
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: DL and AA exchange JFK and LGA slots
Replies: 23
Views: 3167

Re: Hypothetical: DL and AA exchange JFK and LGA slots

JetBlue, and for good measure, Alaska, and probably just for the hell of it, Sun Country and even United would throw every in house attorney possible, and hire whatever small town attorney they could find for cheap to file every motion possible to put a stop from such a thing from ever happening.

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by stlgph
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 184
Views: 13670

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Tucson, Norfolk, Hartford, Providence, Jacksonville, Cincinnati, Albuquerque, Orange County etc etc etc, there's plenty that Southwest can add and bring back, and for now, there's still room to make things happen. But, as this all pans out, the coming question now for St. Louis lovers is: would you ...

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by stlgph
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 184
Views: 13670

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Probably but when it was a hub it was bursting at the seams. If we had the $$$ (or the motivation) we could "right-size" the concourses or even the overall layout of our sprawling design but there doesn't seem to be any political, economic or financial drive to do so. With WN moving down ...

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by stlgph
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 156
Views: 13933

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

Hey now, it just wouldn't be Chicago without the CTA trains :)

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by stlgph
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 156
Views: 13933

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

The rail tunnels into the CTA station in O'Hare are for CTA-sized cars, not for Metra sized cars. The service might need it's own station parallel to the other... if they can fit it between the parking garage pylons. OR They could share the same station. Metra and CTA have the same standard track g...

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by stlgph
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 156
Views: 13933

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

I'd leave Terminal 2 the way it is, let American/Eagle, United/Express, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, and Westjet have at it. Build a smaller new terminal east of Terminal 5, right on top of the current police department with international arrivals capabilities. Shove Delta, JetBlue, Aeromexico, Copa...

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by stlgph
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 156
Views: 13933

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

The rail tunnels into the CTA station in O'Hare are for CTA-sized cars, not for Metra sized cars. The "rail is mostly in place," yes, for the service it has now, not for an express type of service. You would need a third line, and in portions, perhaps a fourth. Express operations, in conju...

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by stlgph
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 156
Views: 13933

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

It'd be awesome to see the Brown Line extended to Montrose for a connector to the Blue Line.

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by stlgph
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumored Frontier New Service
Replies: 184
Views: 17162

Re: Rumored Frontier New Service

Indianapolis to Austin comes up.

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by stlgph
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL Flight Diversions
Replies: 45
Views: 5659

Re: ATL Flight Diversions

ScrantonUSC wrote:
My wife's flight from RDU-ATL at 07:xx in the morning, boarded then deplaned. She is now scheduled to leave at 17:30, which is ridiculous for a Platinum. Her rescheduled flight from ATL-PHX at night is now delayed even further.


oh, the horrors. hopefully Netflix picks up on this story.

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by stlgph
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hypothetical: What if the DL-NW Merger was reversed?
Replies: 6
Views: 509

Re: Hypothetical: What if the DL-NW Merger was reversed?

Let's be real, outside of the paint on the planes, it would have turned out the same.

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by stlgph
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China to Panama via Houston?
Replies: 76
Views: 11323

Re: Air China to Panama via Houston?

I fear this could be a nightmare for CA. If pax have to clear US customs they will have to have a long transit time in IAH. There will be instances where transit pax get delayed at customs, and they will have to either hold the flight or re-accommodate the stranded pax. Other than NZ on the AKL LAX...

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by stlgph
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 22501

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Nice to see that end of the concourse getting some love and attention.
That being said, it was a great place to hide for a bit if there was a delay.

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