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by gregl
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 2893
Views: 344863

Re: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]

I cannot stand flying any other biz class on the "legacy" airlines. While I can understand how some people prefer Southwest over AA / UA / DL when flying in coach, I can't comprehend someone saying that they prefer Southwest to First Class / Business Class on a legacy airline. Even on domestic flig...
by gregl
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Projects and Construction
Topic: AT&T bldgs.
Replies: 102
Views: 12691

Re: AT&T bldgs.

The Business Journal has an article today titled "City officials meet to discuss future of AT&T tower".

Unfortunately it is behind their paywall for subscribers only.
by gregl
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 2893
Views: 344863

Re: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]

Chalupas54 wrote:
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:08 pm
I also think overall, EWR is the preferred NY area airport for STL travelers.
Have you ever been to Newark?!?
by gregl
Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 2893
Views: 344863

Re: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]

There was a ton of Delta talk. Some hub talk that obviously never happened. They were the official airline of the Rams/Cardinals and added destinations (DCA and Raleigh). Someone said they were going to put in a skyclub (could have been a rumor though). Maybe I will get to it as I keep reading but ...
by gregl
Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 2893
Views: 344863

Re: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]

This is why my biggest wish for Lambert is to move the security checks for A B and C up to the top level. That would be a logisitical nightmare. The entire lower level cannot be made airside -- baggage claim, where passengers can access items legal in checked bags but not legal for carry on, would ...
by gregl
Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Crime Thread
Replies: 6601
Views: 367308

Re: Crime Thread

Ebsy wrote:
Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:30 am
Anyone have any idea how the City is looking for homicides this month? The winter has been fairly mild so far.
As of the weekly totals posted today, there have been 14 homicides through January 30th.
by gregl
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 2893
Views: 344863

Re: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]

And the restoration of the moving walkways warms my childlike heart. I've missed those things. I get sad every time I'm on one somewhere else. It will be really good to have our own back. :) (Silly, I know. But true. Those meant "big time" to me. They still do. An airport without them, like O'Hare,...
by gregl
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Board of Aldermen
Replies: 314
Views: 27054

Re: Board of Aldermen

Tom Villa has dropped his re-election bid. http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/alderman-tom-villa-takes-names-off-ballot-drops-out-of/article_f5576439-cc8d-5fe2-99d5-f84b56faf3f2.html Anyone know much about the others running in that primary? Dee Brown, Eddie Tucker & Sara Wood Mart...
by gregl
Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 2893
Views: 344863

Re: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]

I want to say the heavies always used the gates at the end of C, and that's probably why there was a second customs area there. For the life of me I don't recall how they worked. The customs area was below the terminal level. Each of the customs accessible gates had two sets of doors. Coming off th...
by gregl
Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 2893
Views: 344863

Re: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]

If December has the same traffic as November, we'd be just over 4,000 passengers short of 14 million. Now the interesting thing is that STL is in a bit of a donut hole when it comes to airport rankings. As of 2015, we were the 32nd busiest airport at 6.239 million boardings -- 800,000 smaller than ...
by gregl
Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 2893
Views: 344863

Re: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]

Stats through November are out. November was up 11.7% 12,810,391 for Jan-Nov up 9.3% total http://flystl.com/Portals/0/Air%20Traffic%20Reports/2016/2016Jan_Nov.pdf Then we definitely broke 13 million with December. If December has the same traffic as November, we'd be just over 4,000 passengers sho...
by gregl
Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 2893
Views: 344863

Re: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]

What's the sky club? Sent from my LG-H740 using Tapatalk It is going to be non airline affliated. You pay a usage fee to use it everytime. They haven't announced who is running it but this company has one at some airports so it should give you an idea of what it will be. This one charges $40 a day....
by gregl
Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Residential Development
Topic: Fox Park Update
Replies: 59
Views: 11630

Re: Fox Park Update

RFT - Fox Park Will Be the St. Louis Area's Hottest Neighborhood in 2017, Redfin Says

http://www.riverfronttimes.com/newsblog ... edfin-says
by gregl
Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Crime Thread
Replies: 6601
Views: 367308

Re: Crime Thread

Overall, the crime rate is about half of what it was in 1993.

I think they wrongly interpreted that to mean the homicide rate is half of what it was in 1993.

Dotson's comment was about overall crime rate.. not homicide rate.

Greg
by gregl
Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Crime Thread
Replies: 6601
Views: 367308

Re: Crime Thread

I know it's a small data set and in the winter... but through the 1st 8 days of 2017, we've had 1 homicide.
by gregl
Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 2893
Views: 344863

Re: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]

Scary situation in Fort Lauderdale. Sometimes I wonder how security procedures work at Lambert and how secure the facility is. No matter where you place a physical security layer, it does not eliminate the possibility of an attack. Obviously, weapons are not allowed through security checkpoints -- ...
by gregl
Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 2893
Views: 344863

Re: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]

Also, any word if Lambert cracked 13 million passengers this year? I think we were on pace for close to 14. We were at 10,388,786 after September. Lambert has said 10% growth for most of the year so if you go off last years numbers. 12,752,331 + 1,275,233 (10%) 14,027,564 Obviously, this is a rough...
by gregl
Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 2893
Views: 344863

Re: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]

Chalupas54 wrote:Did anyone else get Cancun? Also, when did KSTL pass KBNA on the SWA totem pole?


Fort Lauderdale got service to Belize, Cancun and Montego Bay. That's the only new international routes.
by gregl
Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 2893
Views: 344863

Re: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]

jshank83 wrote:https://www.southwestaircommunity.com/htcpi66732/attachments/htcpi66732/stories/46285/1/Summer2017SkedFreqs.pdf

I got 108 off this not counting Charleston but either way still good to see us going up.


You are right. I did add the "if I added correctly" disclaimer!
by gregl
Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 2893
Views: 344863

Re: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]

STL-CHS weekend only service is the only new market in the Southwest schedule. Frequency changes from April to June: STL-BOS +1 (4 daily) STL-CLE +1 (2 daily) STL-BNA +1 (3 daily) STL-PHX -1 (3 daily) STL-RDU +1 (2 daily) STL-SAN +1 (2 daily) Overall net gain of 4 flights to a total of 106 (if I cou...
by gregl
Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Crime Thread
Replies: 6601
Views: 367308

Re: Crime Thread

STLrainbow wrote:Unfortunately, what is alarming is the city has returned to early 90's homicide rates and that simply has to end.


Thankfully, we are still 30% below the peak of 267 in 1993.

Greg
by gregl
Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Crime Thread
Replies: 6601
Views: 367308

Re: Crime Thread

It's substantially down in certain neighborhoods but others are increasing substantially. Depending on how you pull the numbers. January - November this year it's up 21% in the Hill, Lafayette Square 53%, Clifton Heights at 30% while if you use STLtoday's crime tracker those same neighborhoods from...
by gregl
Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Crime Thread
Replies: 6601
Views: 367308

Re: Crime Thread

Actually, overall crime rates in St. Louis fell in 2016 -- continuing a trend for over a decade. Through November, burglaries are down 23% compared to last year (2973 vs. 3858). Compare those number to 2009, where there were 6,168 burglaries January through November. I personally believe social medi...
by gregl
Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Crime Thread
Replies: 6601
Views: 367308

Re: Crime Thread

RFT said that the murder count in 2016 was 188, matching the 2015 count.

Greg