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by STLflyer
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 775
Views: 90432

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

IIRC, the FIS at the end of C would require local pax to STL to still reclear TSA to re-enter the C concourse, and then exit to landside with domestic pax. Then presumably they’d have to re-check bags in FIS, only to reclaim them at the T1 belts. Unless they could build some long tunnel or walkway e...

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by STLflyer
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 775
Views: 90432

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

After work, I'm gonna have to pull the ATC recordings of their flight returning home and see if there's any fun comms between Blues Force One and ATC Comms with SWQ2386 were completely routine and professional. Nothing worth listening to. Was hoping ATC would welcome the champs home or do something...

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by STLflyer
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 775
Views: 90432

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

After work, I'm gonna have to pull the ATC recordings of their flight returning home and see if there's any fun comms between Blues Force One and ATC

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by STLflyer
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 775
Views: 90432

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

So, does anyone know if the Stanley Cup can be placed in a seat, or must it go in the cargo hold or overhead bin? ;)

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by STLflyer
Wed May 22, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 775
Views: 90432

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

A while back someone had asked how HUX is sustainable. I wasted a lot of time today researching aviation and travel like a true a.netter when they have free time and apparently, there is a major subsidy program to increase tourism to Oaxaca, the state HUX is in, by the Mexican Federal Government to...

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by STLflyer
Mon May 13, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW-LAN. Why?
Replies: 69
Views: 7311

Re: DTW-LAN. Why?????

Connections. My guess is there’s virtually no O&D traffic between the two cities., but people can connect to/from LAN in DTW for travel to points beyond.

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by STLflyer
Fri May 03, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 775
Views: 90432

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Jshank83 wrote:
Dallas Stars plane at STL. 767

Image


Are they parked at a gate?

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by STLflyer
Thu May 02, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European airlines cancel CCS operations today
Replies: 20
Views: 5274

Re: European airlines cancel CCS operations today

To the best of my recollection, only Turkish Airlines and Plus Ultra are the only airlines left whose flight crews layover at CCS. Mind you they do not stay in Caracas proper, but in beach resorts near the airport. Today's situation is an extreme, but Caracas as a layover destination has been rough...

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by STLflyer
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest Flight 5228 makes emergency landing
Replies: 13
Views: 4718

Re: Skywest Flight 5288 makes emergency landing

wjcandee wrote:
E175 looks like a "real" airliner. Shouldn't affect public perception of the airport. (?!)

It was a CRJ-200. Those are bad enough on a good day.

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by STLflyer
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come Cathay Dragon doesn't fly to Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei?
Replies: 26
Views: 3075

Re: How come Cathay Dragon doesn't fly to Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei!?

It’s the same answer as every other “Why doesn’t Airline ABC fly to XYZ?” thread - because people who get paid a lot more money than the armchair route planners at a.net have determined that flying to XYZ wouldn’t be profitable.

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by STLflyer
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights
Replies: 34
Views: 3661

Re: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights

I have seen the Cardinals go to the main terminal, use the Jetway and board their buses right at the gate, but IIRC, the aircraft then went back into revenue service at Milwaukee and did not ferry out. the buses and the equipment truck were escorted to and from the gate by the MKSO, but I have only...

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by STLflyer
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights
Replies: 34
Views: 3661

Re: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights

jumpseat67 wrote:
Where in the world are the Sox staying in Detroit? PTK is nowhere near the ballpark. DTW is a hell of a lot closer.


Birmingham, MI

But why. Wouldn't they want to be closer to Comerica Park?

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by STLflyer
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights
Replies: 34
Views: 3661

Re: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights

The last few days this is what United has done for the White Sox. As the team wants to be close to their destination a little more money in some instances would be cheaper than going to a different airport. Remember time also costs money, and the distance from their ballpark in Chicago to MDW is mu...

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by STLflyer
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights
Replies: 34
Views: 3661

Re: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights

Quoting RobertS975 (thread starter), "This must be far more expensive to the team than the extra few minutes on a bus." Robert, having flown many sports charters, this is just my personal observation . . . When it comes to what is most convenient and easiest for the team owners, coaches, ...

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by STLflyer
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights
Replies: 34
Views: 3661

Re: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights

So what's your question? I flew several baseball charters over the years (other charters, too) and they were often to airports we didn't normally serve. In that case, we were usually ground handled by an airline that did have operations there or an FBO (Signature at KCI, for example). My basic ques...

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by STLflyer
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 775
Views: 90432

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

I would assume they are, it is busy enough, if not they could just fly to STL on the way back. KCPS isn't a designated port of entry, so they would have to go to STL(or SUS). Well, it must be a POE since the Jets flew into CPS. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ACA7017/history/20190413/1906Z/CYWG...

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by STLflyer
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Unusual' callsign
Replies: 8
Views: 2741

Re: 'Unusual' callsign

Soooo....how would ATC address this aircraft?

If that's what ATC sees on the radar, it seems like addressing it by anything else would cause confusion.

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by STLflyer
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1769
Views: 350400

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Found this photo and a couple other variations on an SF design website, seems to fit all the rumors, and the "UNITED" fits the "Her Art Here" design guidelines. The link for the website is: https://www.dsdesignoffice.co/united-airlines/ For some reason I can't make the image wor...

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by STLflyer
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 775
Views: 90432

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

TWA302 wrote:
Looks like the Cards will fly this season under the DL8890 flight number. They arrived at MKE early this morning for opening day on Thursday,

They've been on DL8890 for a few years now

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by STLflyer
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A321NEO Cabin Shots
Replies: 106
Views: 17714

Re: American A321NEO Cabin Shots

It looks like the Red Light District in Amsterdam. Be careful on the blue side, you might get more than you bargained for.

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by STLflyer
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 42849

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

Silver1SWA wrote:
usxguy wrote:
i thought the first flight was 808 (clever, btw)


It becomes flight 808 tomorrow.

Why the switch from 6808 to 808?

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by STLflyer
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 42849

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

Load restrictions are likely temporary until they have some data on just what their planes are capable of.

IIRC, Qantas' PER-LHR flight began with load restrictions but they were slowly lifted as QF had more real world performance data.

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by STLflyer
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American suspends service to Venezuela
Replies: 93
Views: 14001

Re: American suspends service to Venezuela

Im shocked they were still flying there. It makes sense to suspend with the deteriorating situation within the country to not put your people in that situation. Dangers aside, it’s insanely profitable. Money printing machine. How was it so profitable? It’s not like people are flocking to Venezuela ...

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by STLflyer
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American suspends service to Venezuela
Replies: 93
Views: 14001

Re: American suspends service to Venezuela

I can recall an MIA-CCS flight having to remain overnight a few days ago, but I guarantee you it was not a fueling issue. AA hasn’t overnighted crews in Venezuela since the protests started in 2014. For similar reasons, AA will also not overnight crews in Haiti and will delay the flight until the n...

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by STLflyer
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American suspends service to Venezuela
Replies: 93
Views: 14001

Re: American suspends service to Venezuela

It was my understanding that on a recent AA flight, there were issues getting fuel and getting the plane back this almost forced the crew to have to overnight in CCS which they want to avoid at all cost. Maybe they cancel for a week hoping the power outage/shortages settle for a bit I can recall an...

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by STLflyer
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 775
Views: 90432

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

AA is keeping a 737 max here I saw that in another thread. Wonder why? It was a ferry here based on the flight number. Two possibilities I can think of: 1. They don't have the room at one of their other hubs/MX bases 2. Storm season is upon us, they want them spread across the country so if an airp...

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by STLflyer
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 709598

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Would/could Boeing be on the hook for pretty large compensation costs to the airlines considering the grounding is costing them millions of dollars a day? They stopped delivering new jets. So there could jets be sitting around for months. Don't know what is written down in contacts in such eventual...

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by STLflyer
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?
Replies: 114
Views: 16393

Re: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?

MDGLongBeach wrote:
oldannyboy wrote:
Delta is bringing back the DC-9.


Assuming this is a joke, but have a link for proof of in some case this is true?


It's a joke.

Delta doesn't even fly the MAX or have any on order, they could be grounded until the end of time and Delta wouldn't be affected.

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by STLflyer
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL
Replies: 108
Views: 19988

Re: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL

Air Canada and Westjet will waive rebooking fees, but they will still charge customers any fare difference. I think it's piss poor customer service under the circumstances. They should just waive the fare difference, too. For example, if your 737 Max flight gets cancelled today and you paid $200 fo...

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by STLflyer
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Quick question regarding upcoming MAX flight
Replies: 5
Views: 1221

Re: Quick question regarding upcoming MAX flight

You’re talking about something two weeks away. With that said, yes. They will simply operate with another aircraft or cancel the flight. This route is almost always flown by a 73W so that is why I thought there wasn't anything I should do. How can you tell whether or not it will be operated with an...

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by STLflyer
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 709598

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Magog wrote:
Interesting. Air Canada 7071 just left PBI for YYZ.



Appears to be a positioning flight to get it back home. Those are probably allowed under these orders.

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by STLflyer
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19
Replies: 120
Views: 14283

Re: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19

stl07 wrote:
Wn will dehub Bna, Stl, and mdw to hub up mci since the new airport will be opening soon, according to certain posters and people on Twitter

LOL. They haven't broken ground on the new terminal and AFAIK they haven't even figured out how they're going to pay for it. Not going to happen.

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by STLflyer
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 709598

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

This thread is getting ridiculous. Posting that officials are influenced by money over safety is completely unsupported by fact. FAA grounds on fact not hysteria. There are no facts showing that the MAX is dangerous. There indeed have been two serious crashes with large loss of life, but there are ...

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by STLflyer
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 775
Views: 90432

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

On the floor plan it looks like there are stairs at several of the C international gates that say FIS. If I recall, you’d come off the plane, be in the glassed I’m sterile area and then go down the stairs. If they reopen that FIS it would likely need a refresh and new baggage belt. From there I can...

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by STLflyer
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCS operating without power/UX crew security scare
Replies: 21
Views: 5755

Re: CCS operating without power/UX crew security scare

Can a crew operate MAD-CCS-PUJ without timing out?

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by STLflyer
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 775
Views: 90432

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Yeah those C gates has glass partitions that allowed the redirect of passengers arriving on international flights. I don’t recall exactly how customs worked down there. It’s been 25 years since I’ve been down there. Concourse C The best I could tell you came down the stairs just west of C32 and it ...

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by STLflyer
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat diversion to EWR due to smoke
Replies: 17
Views: 3851

Re: Air Transat diversion to EWR due to smoke

Ironically, BA185 G-ZZZB operating LHR-EWR just landed here in KEF reporting smoke in the cabin. Seems to be precautionary of course, there was not an emergency declared. Looks like A320 on the way to KEF so they can continue the journey to EWR, First class passengers will not be happy :o Flight nu...

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by STLflyer
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 983 PEK-LAX Diversion to Anadyr
Replies: 35
Views: 7874

Re: Air China 983 PEK-LAX Diversion to Anadyr

How do people get from the town of Anadyr over to the airport? Is there a ferry? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ugolny_Airport The airport is located on the opposite site of the Anadyr River compared to the city. Transport by summer is by boat, by winter by a road on the ice, and for a period in spr...

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by STLflyer
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 775
Views: 90432

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Out of curiousity, what is the O&D to NAS and SJU? CUN may be a better beach destination from STL, but on the east coast we definitely favor the Caribbean. TWA used to make SJU work from STL, as in they flew it. On the big “what if” front, if WN does expand and eventually take up most of D and ...

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by STLflyer
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 775
Views: 90432

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Not bookable yet but of note. We will see if it is real or not. AC STL-YYZ JUN 3>4[3] JUL 3>4[3] AUG 3>4[3] SEP 3>4[3] OCT 3>4[3] Must be related to AC moving all of their regional flying from Air Georgian to Jazz. Still, surprised at the increase in capacity. I’ve been on several STL-YYZ flights i...

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by STLflyer
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 775
Views: 90432

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Not bookable yet but of note. We will see if it is real or not. AC STL-YYZ JUN 3>4[3] JUL 3>4[3] AUG 3>4[3] SEP 3>4[3] OCT 3>4[3] Must be related to AC moving all of their regional flying from Air Georgian to Jazz. Still, surprised at the increase in capacity. I’ve been on several STL-YYZ flights i...

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by STLflyer
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?
Replies: 84
Views: 14287

Re: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL1161/history/20190214/1710Z/KBOS/KSTL - was on the ground for over 3 hours in STL. Was it something else? It doesn't take 3 hours to refuel. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL1333/history/20190214/1800Z/KEWR/KSTL - EWR-PHX isn't nearly as long as BOS-LAX, ...

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by STLflyer
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47524

Re: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

Any insight into what's going on in the cabin right now? I'm sure some FAA inspectors are on there, are they just relaxing and enjoying the ride, or what sort of work would they be doing right now? Other than FAA, who might be on it?

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by STLflyer
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47524

Re: WN and Hawaii.

With Hawaii service being the main benefit of this ETOPS program, I have to wonder if Southwest is also looking to provide more flights to Caribbean destinations. It seems like at the very least NYC and Boston open up for SJU. Possibly MEX as well ? Have their been discussions about this? Southwest...

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by STLflyer
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47524

Re: WN and Hawaii.

Southwest first Hawaii test flight. #8725 OAK-HNL On February 5 2019 departure 11:00 Arrival 14:45 Hawaii shutter bugs get your cameras ready. Flyguy She's been sitting on the ground for awhile in OAK, I wonder what the hold up is. Today is the 4th. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Well that's a ...

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by STLflyer
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47524

Re: WN and Hawaii.

wnflyguy wrote:
Southwest first Hawaii test flight.
#8725 OAK-HNL
On February 5 2019
departure 11:00
Arrival 14:45
Hawaii shutter bugs get your cameras ready.

Flyguy

She's been sitting on the ground for awhile in OAK, I wonder what the hold up is.

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by STLflyer
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 775
Views: 90432

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Well I know they are saying they want 3 more gates for sure, which according to station personnel (rumor) is a done deal with the City of St. Louis, so your pdf link looks like what they would open up next. My question is whether the City will just then go ahead and reopen the rest of D to connect ...

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by STLflyer
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 775
Views: 90432

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Fantastic. I was with Bloomberg and Fox for a number of years after paying dues ar KPLR and the Dispatch. Now I'm thinking of doing something totally stupid and going back into it If you have a chance, toss a line. [email protected].com I'll drop you a line this week. I grew up flying Ozark and...

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by STLflyer
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Second tier cities to get Transatlantic service
Replies: 50
Views: 5045

Re: Second tier cities to get Transatlantic service

trexel94 wrote:
arcticcruiser wrote:
flyguy84 wrote:
STL had service to KEF... I don’t see any other TATL working out.


And MCI has seasonal FI to KEF.


Its ironic how MCI has a TATL and not STL.

We drew the short straw and got the crappy airline that was circling the drain.

At least we have the better baseball team ;)

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