dweebe wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:09 pm
moorlander wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:32 pm
Really makes one miss the days of flying non-stop to Hawaii.
But wasn't that for just a while during the TWA days?
TWA started STL-HNL in 1987. With a few exceptions, the service continued until AA dismantled the STL hub.
jstriebel wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:25 pm
Southwest officially announced the addition of Hawaii flights today. They have not, however, identified where they'll be flying from.
They said that flights would be from California only, to start.
^ the baggage claim area and pre security downstairs in T1 could use a face lift. It just seems kind of dreary. Not really sure how to fix it though. It is too bad there aren't really any windows to brighten it up. The baggage claim areas and the pre-security areas in T1 *WERE* updated in the renov...
This caught me off guard. I would think they would want to stay in A with United. I wonder if this means they will be adding destinations? I figured they would just add A17 but it already has a loading bridge. Unless it needs a new bridge for some reason. Gate A9 is stripped on the tarmac, but lack...
jshank83 wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:15 am
Looks like Alaska now has cut PDX from STL/MCI/OMA from December to mid March. It had just been cut for December. I also noticed Skywest is flying it again now. Things with Horizon must be bad. Hopefully they get it straightened out soon.
Horizon is dealing with significant pilot shortages.
Chalupas54 wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:39 am
I will continue taking my LCC business to Southwest.
Southwest is no longer a low-cost carrier... either in terms of their fares (which they have done a great job of making people think their fares are lower than other airlines, but that's not true) or their costs.
Southwest just returned 2 pairs of MEX slots to the Department of Transportation. I'd say if they can't get MEX to work from Houston, it's not going to happen from STL.
2016 official airport stats are out. STL 37th in North America. 1.5 mil behind Dallas, 1 mil ahead of Nashville. We are only around 90 mil behind Atlanta! Watch out! http://www.aci-na.org/content/airport-traffic-reports Looks like 36th to me. We're already moving up? Lambert is in a hole of sorts, ...
And a reason being conservative will likely help STL... PIT (which spent over $1 billion on a new terminal in 1987) now wants to spend another $1 billion to downsize and save $20 million a year: Pittsburgh International Airport’s $1.1B project prepares for takeoff – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Pittsbu...
My biggest gripe with Terminal 1 is that A concourse is separated from B and C. I think this hurts our ability to rehub. STL will never become a hub again. A focus city perhaps, but we have room for that within our existing unused gates. No former hub of the 80s or 90s has regained hub status since...
Before we go any further in this discussion, I'd like to suggest that everyone look at Southwest's other major mid-continent stations on a map. Dallas Love, Chicago Midway, and Houston Hobby. Go. I'll wait. Take a look. Just a glance, really. It won't take long. All three have something fairly simp...
^ I guess I see a few things 1) I see Terminal 1 being home to STL new signature international gates with the single direct security access being built to accommodate modern customs/immigration facility that ties them directly to existing lower baggage claim, ground transportation, etc in this arra...
Think multiple international capable gates (up to 4) in a modern building capable of impressing the hell out of arriving visitors (something more spacious and grand than the the claustrophobic basement box that currently exists). This isn't going to attract any additional passengers or airlines -- ...
That's not quite what I meant. Look at the image that Shaddrach posted where there is one long linear terminal. I'm saying you could build this "new" terminal by connecting existing parts of the terminal with segments of new terminal. https://preview.ibb.co/cJun4F/stl.png I honestly don't see what ...
For example, first build out A towards B (or C towards B). B & C are already connected. That was built by/for TWA back in the mid/late 90s. If you are at the C security checkpoint and head down to the Admiral's Club, that walkway continues all the way down to B, but is blocked off since B is not in...
I think the airport could easily tell Southwest to move its flight schedule around to compensate. Aren't they using the gates with slots? It all depends on the contract Lambert has with Southwest. There are multiple types of gate leases. Most common is single-use where an airline has exclusive use ...
I wouldn't think you would have to have the airplane checked yet when you tow. You could check it after the tow or off the to side somewhere. Actually, I believe the inspection & clearance takes place at the international arrival gate. At least in Chicago, they do the inspections at Terminal 5 sinc...
The Southwest flight should be turned and gone by 5 (if it arrives at 4) so that shouldn't be much of an issue. Don't count on that. All aircraft coming from an international destination must be cleared by CBP before they can begin another flight. Looking at one random MEX-HOU flight today, Southwe...
Interesting responses. I do agree, I don't really think STL is in 'dire' need of a new terminal. Agreed. There is plenty of expansion left in D. C is still underutilized with another 6 or so gates available even if the terminal is renovated up to C32. Even A still has more room for flights.. UA & D...
Seeing some interesting Delta diversions today - flights from Salt Lake City, Phoenix and Montego Bay(!) have diverted to Lambert due to the impact of the Tropical Storm in ATL.
According to a travel agent friend, WOW Air's outbound STL flight's in May and June 18' are all rapidly selling/sold out. This is by no means correct. Looking at the first 3 weeks of flights, there are greater than 9 seats available on every single flight. Looking at specific fare classes, there do...
Also, is anyone following the AA rumors? Apparently they will be adding an LHR route soon. A.net people are saying a retrofitted 757/767. Any thoughts? STL is not in the range for a 757 flight to LHR. I'm almost certain that STL is not the city under consideration. As I mentioned earlier, it is lik...
Trololzilla wrote:
Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:14 am
Any rumblings for Mexico City or Guadalajara on either AeroMexico or Volaris (more likely for either destination, IMO) in the near future?
I can't envision service to Guadalajara in the next 20 years.
Sacramento Airport's twitter said they have new route announcements on Monday. Especially since that is the largest unserved route from here based on traffic. Are you talking most traffic from STL? Or most passengers in general? If you are talking busiest airport, there are several ahead of SMF - J...
So there is a "rumor" on aviation message boards that AA is supposedly going to announce a flight to London for a city that doesn't currently have a London flight. [...] Some of the AA people on here (Greg?) might have a better idea. Okay, here's what I've dug up. Jshank83 quoted a post on airliner...