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by Jshank83
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 833
Views: 44896

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

As an airline employee, I can attest to the fact bad planning stunts growth. For the cost of this, a net gain of six gates isn't going to cut it. At best, we might see three more international airlines, and even that is a stretch at the moment. If there are plans the public doesn't know about that'...

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by Jshank83
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 26744

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Flying out of STL last week I can't help but think what a ghost town. I wish I could have experienced it when it was full of TWA planes and activity. Were you in the C concourse- the place is just depressing? E is always completely full whenever I go. I was at the delta / united gates, I believe A?...

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by Jshank83
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 833
Views: 44896

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

After all the comments on this thread, it seems MNAA was short-sighted on BNA Vision. I don't know if they expected that the legacies would continue to add flights, that WN would grow, and ULCC's would be interested. It's my understand the 6 IAB gates will be swing CUTE gates, but that might not be...

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by Jshank83
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 833
Views: 44896

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

After all the comments on this thread, it seems MNAA was short-sighted on BNA Vision. I don't know if they expected that the legacies would continue to add flights, that WN would grow, and ULCC's would be interested. It's my understand the 6 IAB gates will be swing CUTE gates, but that might not be...

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by Jshank83
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 26744

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

How has STL-SAN been performing on AS? I heard that the new AS routes from the Midwest to former VX's SFO have been doing pretty badly but know nothing about SAN Too early to tell but not all that great. They should have kept Portland, IMO. This was 2017 total for AS. SAN was only for half of Decem...

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by Jshank83
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 238
Views: 22652

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

Curious. I just noticed that SAN-GEG shows up on the route map but I couldn't find any nonstop flight anywhere by spot checking monthly thru the booking window (thru Nov 3.) bb Looks like Sunday only starting Sep 9, only goes to Sep 30 Thanks so much, Jshank' . I must have checked the first week of...

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by Jshank83
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 238
Views: 22652

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

Curious. I just noticed that SAN-GEG shows up on the route map but I couldn't find any nonstop flight anywhere by spot checking monthly thru the booking window (thru Nov 3.) WN served the route during the peak summer season last year and have heard nothing about it since. Anyone got any ideas or do...

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by Jshank83
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 26744

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Anybody know how Icelandic Air is doing in Kansas City? Better/worse than STL? FI doesn’t serve STL. MCI service starts on 5/25. WW will serve STL starting on 5/17 It is also a little hard to compare since they are different airlines products. MCI - 3 days weekly seasonally on 757 (185ish seat vari...

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by Jshank83
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 26744

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Is anyone "going to Iceland" that would be willing to make a trip report or share about the experience? I’ll be on the inaugural to KEF, if I remember I’ll post something. Nice! If you can remember, was the plane showing an a320 or a a321 when you booked it? Its has shown a 321 every time...

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by Jshank83
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New "seats"
Replies: 40
Views: 3886

Re: New "seats"

I guess there would be no overhead bins?

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by Jshank83
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 26744

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Sidenote: I watched MCI's latest airport update. Southwest had a representative there that mentioned "gate constraints at Midway and even St. Louis". I found that curious since I feel like we have plenty of gates. He did mention later their biggest constraint at airports in general is bag...

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by Jshank83
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 26744

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Speaking of WOW flights, they have a seatmap for a 320neo on one of the days, May 19. There is no way that can be right, correct? I would think it wouldn't have the range for that flight. I noticed that too - Maybe they are just blocking the first few seats for press/ political figures? Side note: ...

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by Jshank83
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 26744

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Speaking of WOW flights, they have a seatmap for a 320neo on one of the days, May 19. There is no way that can be right, correct? I would think it wouldn't have the range for that flight.

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by Jshank83
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 26744

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Less than a month away until Wow arrives! Signage should be going up soon. They officially got approved for space at the April airport board meeting. I am a little bummed I'll already be in Europe for the inaugural. I would have liked to have seen it fly in. I'll just have to check it out when I ge...

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by Jshank83
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 659
Views: 103128

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

KBUF wrote:
FWIW, WN has cancelled Flight 1380 for today through Friday. Seems to be an indicator that they're going to retire the number and give the LGA-DAL-MSY-OAK-RNO-LAS-SFO flight a new one.


It seems to be flying today under flight 8881

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by Jshank83
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 26744

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

https://www.flystl.com/newsroom/stl-new ... terminal-2
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In non exciting news but I thought it should be noted... A new security lane has opened in T2.

https://www.flystl.com/newsroom/stl-new ... terminal-2

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by Jshank83
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 659
Views: 103128

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

The only thing in the ATC/Pilot dialogue I thought was odd is ATC says to go to 11,000 and she confirms, but if it's depressurization aren't you supposed to go to 10,000 or lower? They did end up going that low but shouldn't the pilot have said we depressurized and need a lower altitude? I fully ad...

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by Jshank83
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 659
Views: 103128

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

"We are single engine and... that's it," she says when ZNY asks for a bit more detail. I don't think I heard her say anything about possible decomp at that point but surely they knew at that stage. The initial communication is: "Southwest 1380 has an engine fire. Descending." Ne...

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by Jshank83
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 659
Views: 103128

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

What a sad and freaky accident. :ill: Could she have plugged the hole just enough to release the pressure slowly and saved the entire frame from collapsing? IMO it doesn't matter. To relieve the stress on the airframe it's good to have a big hole, and aircraft have landed with big sections of the c...

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by Jshank83
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 659
Views: 103128

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

Holy cow, that is serious. Hoping the critical person can make a full recovery. On another note, people think i'm a bit silly because i don't pick seats parallel to the engine. I'm either in the front or in the back, for this rare reason. Note the location of the blown-out window. You can spot what...

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by Jshank83
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 525
Views: 42356

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Just out of curiosity from reading the last few posts what is the parking situation at CLE? Is it just one garage or are there other lots with shuttles? My home airport has the garage attached to the terminal which is always full and some people are pretty vocal that they should raise prices (curren...

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by Jshank83
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 823
Views: 60668

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

Interesting article about passenger bleed coming to CVG being mostly from SDF/LEX rather than IND/DAY/CMH. It does make sense since LEX/SDF are only 1-1.5 hrs from Cincinnati, but I would have figured DAY would have topped the list. Though, SDF/LEX really don't have any close alternatives, whereas ...

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by Jshank83
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 153
Views: 26919

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

Based on known incidents that have been corroborated, I'm not seeing anything sensationalist. I thought it was a pretty good piece and didn't see it as sensationalist either. They reported on known incidents that most of the public probably didn't know about. They mentioned couple times that most i...

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by Jshank83
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 153
Views: 26919

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

Based on known incidents that have been corroborated, I'm not seeing anything sensationalist. I thought it was a pretty good piece and didn't see it as sensationalist either. They reported on known incidents that most of the public probably didn't know about. They mentioned couple times that most i...

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by Jshank83
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 279
Views: 16710

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

STL on WN is a possibility but I see WN adding BUF-BNA first. Who wants to go to STL? - and it really does not add add any connectivity that is not already covered by MDW/PHX/LAS. At least BNA has some tourism traffic... I was a little surprised when the article came out last week with the airport ...

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by Jshank83
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 279
Views: 16710

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

STL on WN is a possibility but I see WN adding BUF-BNA first. Who wants to go to STL? - and it really does not add add any connectivity that is not already covered by MDW/PHX/LAS. At least BNA has some tourism traffic... I was a little surprised when the article came out last week with the airport ...

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by Jshank83
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 833
Views: 44896

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I honestly don’t think they predicted the airport would grow this fast. I remember around 2010/2011 they were expecting 15 million in 2023-2024ish. As far as I know, I believe Nashville gets more pax than its competitor markets. We beat AUS, MSY, RDU, and I think we’re not very far behind from STL....

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by Jshank83
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 823
Views: 60668

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

DeltaRules wrote:
Is there any sort of pre-clearance at CUN?


Nope. I flew WN back form Cancun a couple months ago, I had to go through Customs on the US side. Southwest also has it arriving at A4.

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by Jshank83
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 833
Views: 44896

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I make it a point not to insult where other people live, because I can’t stand when people insult Nashville. The only time I’ll beef with other cities is when they start beef with Nashville. There is some natural rivalry with peer cities, though. I absolutely love when Nashville triumphs over Austi...

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by Jshank83
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 833
Views: 44896

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

You cannot tweet about new airline service when there isn't any new airline service. Why tweet about a concourse that is not going to be open for at least two years? I know there was a management issue, but that seems to have eased. Nothing wrong with touting the things that differentiate BNA from ...

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by Jshank83
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 55443

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Not an obscure correlation. Competition on EWR/JFK to CDG. Zero at PIT. Take that EWR 757 and make PIT-CDG year-round. AUS as an example of a mid-size area getting daily service to LHR, initially made possible by a 787. When BA launched AUS that was their first TATL service....they still only have ...

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by Jshank83
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 26744

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Reading through the March minutes from the airport commission meeting: Three Kings opens in May. May 22-24 Southwest is sending 80 employees from its revenue planning department to tour the St. Louis Area. It has been visiting each of Southwest's top ten cities and makes decisions regarding new rout...

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by Jshank83
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 26744

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Can JetBlue start flights to Mid America Airport? Thinking a Midwest "hub" here. I would highly doubt they would go to MidAmerica. The only other airline I think would even consider it would be Spirit. Jetblue doesn't come across as an airline going to a secondary airport. Midamerica coul...

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by Jshank83
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 26744

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Might be a possibility we see BUF-STL on WN sometime in the near future? I would guess ORF or RIC comes first but at least we know BUF is lobbying for it. They could feed it into a bank with a short layover to the others listed. William Vanecek, NFTA director of aviation (For Buffalo), said the auth...

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by Jshank83
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 238
Views: 22652

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

[*] I noticed they added multi city bookings was that available before? I don't ever remember noticing it but I pretty much book all my tickets one way so I might not have seen it before. I did notice sometime in the last couple months if you do a flight change, now you can change city pairs. I used...

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by Jshank83
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 238
Views: 22652

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

I was on Southwest's site today and noticed they redid their booking interface. I like it a lot better. It makes it easier to see your connections, etc.

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by Jshank83
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 26744

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

WOW isn't listed but will be using E29. They have Southwest under E40 but there is no jetway so that is a little interesting. Expansion again? Where else could they even go? WN currently does 113 departures a day out of 14 gates at STL, and WN does have room to do at least 27 additional departures ...

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by Jshank83
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 26744

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

The airport posted a new gate layout map (with who leases each one). WOW isn't listed but will be using E29. They have Southwest under E40 but there is no jetway so that is a little interesting. https://www.flystl.com/uploads/documents/airport-operations/Gate-Summary-by-Location-2018.pdf Also a new ...

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by Jshank83
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 238
Views: 22652

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

What would WN do with say 300 more 737s and a fleet of, say a thousand planes? They would seem to be forced to go into smaller markets or build up true "hubs" to utilize that many planes. MDW can't grow much more, DEN has a resurgent United, NYC and BOS are saturated, the west coast is pr...

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by Jshank83
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 238
Views: 22652

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

I am sure this has been addressed before (but I must have missed it) but what keeps WN out of Canada? I assume there is some higher cost to fly to Canada seeing that the ULCC/LCC airlines for the most part don't fly there. Not that I lump WN in with those two groups. If they didn't fly any internati...

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by Jshank83
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 26744

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

STL posted about the new flights starting today...it said WN was up 113 daily departures. I figured that it was higher than that. It is up 5-10 a day from this time last year. I didn't start keeping track until August last year (although I know June was 110) so I don't know the exact numbers for Ap...

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by Jshank83
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/8/2018: DL Drops EWR-CDG, EW Drops RSW-CGN;, Level Into EWR-ORY, WN Adds MDW-SNA, Y4 Drops LAX-ACA/PVR
Replies: 112
Views: 13547

Re: OAG Changes 4/8/2018: DL Drops EWR-CDG, EW Drops RSW-CGN;, Level Into EWR-ORY, WN Adds MDW-SNA, Y4 Drops LAX-ACA/PVR

SumChristianus wrote:
MDW-SNA: Will that have runway/performance trouble on both ends? I assume B737-700 operation?


They have run it before so they shouldn't have too many issues. It got cut due to passenger/slot issues like SNA-MCI/STL(and I think AUS). Seeing there aren't any cuts so they must have gotten some back.

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by Jshank83
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 26744

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

stl07 wrote:
Punta Gorda is at 4x and 5x in the summer too now


I'm still surprised VPS was the first destination to go daily from BLV. I thought it would be SFB

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by Jshank83
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 833
Views: 44896

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

TPA … 93.7% DEN … 91.6% MCO … 89.8% RSW... 85.8% PHL … 85.7% PHX … 85.7% LAS … 84.2% BNA Total 88.7% (F9 Load Factor Thread) It appears Frontier does pretty well out of Nashville. I wonder if they'll ever add additional cities from BNA. BNA-PHX got cut, right? Replaced with TPA this winter? I can't...

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by Jshank83
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 26744

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

AA1167 had to return back to STL due to what sounds like smoke in the cockpit (I was listening to ATC. Fire trucks met it on the runway. MD-82

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by Jshank83
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 26744

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Jshank83 wrote:
Because there was O&D talk earlier in the week I saw some STL O&D stats today. 4th qtr 2016 vs 4th qtr 2017 STL grew by 525 passengers or 3.5%

This is per day.

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by Jshank83
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 26744

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Because there was O&D talk earlier in the week I saw some STL O&D stats today. 4th qtr 2016 vs 4th qtr 2017 STL grew by 525 passengers or 3.5%

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by Jshank83
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 26744

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Is BLV-JAX getting chopped? It's not bookable beyond summer and it's not a seasonal route because it was operating in Jan. BLV-Mesa AZ is not operating during the low months but it resumes later I noticed that also. It was seasonal in 2016, year round 2017, I figured it might just be going back to ...

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by Jshank83
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 26744

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Ah, so nice to visit the old STL this past week. It's been a while. Concourse C is nice but still just not same. :) It was still weird to pull in to C and look to the left and see all the Southwest tails lined up to the east. However, it's nice that the terminal, specifically in the baggage claim a...

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by Jshank83
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 26744

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

First flight is good for MCI people. I think the PDEW on STL-IND is something like 10 so not many people are flying it but if you are I guess IND-MCI-STL is about as good as it is going to get. I usually go IND-ORD/MDW-STL which is much better. I and other people I know try to avoid MCI like the pl...

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