Cool!!! I had been waiting all day to see this!
Sidebar question. When I was leaving work today I saw a delta plane that looked like it had just took off but I knew it was in a weird position and didn't think it could have taken off that fast. It apparently did a go around. It was good weather so what would make this happen? Something on the runway? How common is it in good weather?
I want to listen back to atc but haven't had a chance. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SKW ... /KMSP/KSTL
Something on the runway. Other plane didn't exit the runway in time. Pilot was too far down, or too far off-center. Gear or flaps issue. Co-pilot expressed his need to urgently use the bathroom once they got on the ground so the pilot thought it would be funny to do a go-around. Any number of reasons, really. Go arounds are probably more common in bad weather, but definitely not unheard of in good weather.
Looks like that plane initiated the GA practically right over my office's parking lot, I missed it by less than an hour, oh well.
WOW is flying to India and St. Louis will be one of the US cities it will be offered from (With a stop in Iceland, obviously). Long flight but $199 each way promotion. https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/ ... ia-iceland
They also extended their schedule looks like it runs 3x over winter to Iceland. It also looks like they are changing the departure time to 4:10 pm which puts in you Iceland at 4:30 am.
They must be overnighting the plane here during winter so they can use the same crew both ways.
Looks like a 7 hr 15 min layover in KEF and then on to DEL. Almost 24 hours total travel.
The return has 3 hr 25 min layover in KEF.
7 hours in KEF sounds painful at first, but maybe not so bad when you consider you'd spend a few hours at another US airport, then a few hours at a European or ME3 hub. You'd potentially avoid another security screening, and since every connection is a chance to miss a flight due to delays or a place for your bag to get lost, you're decreasing the chance that something goes wrong. The 3h25m layover on the way back is money though. If I had any reason to go to India, I might consider that just to get home sooner after a long trip.