One more Frontier update. Here is there entire update in easy to read form for those interested. 21 new cities. Adding Calgary-Denver (I think this is the first US based Low cost carrier to fly to Canada) Only Tampa 4x weekly for us. https://www.flyfrontier.com/news/posts/2017/july/frontier-airline...
The numbers so far aren't around the 10% increase at this point. And thinking the 1.5 million increase is the increase from both connecting traffic and local demand. Since the math would imply 5.35 million of last years traffic as connecting which is likely nowhere near that. Actually how much traff...
Haven't they still haven't shown a schedule after the start of November? Which is really odd to not have winter bookings available yet. Another weird thing I have not seen change yet is the near identical times for Alaska flights to Portland and San Diego within 15 minutes of each other. If that rem...
May have to do with Pittsburgh has other metro areas close enough to it that it could get transatlantic demand from people driving there since for example Cleveland is less than a 2 hour drive and could get people from there to catch such a flight over connecting somewhere. Also could be that most c...
When is the identity of who wins the local concept restaurant announced? Since hopefully that will be ready in place by next spring to get all the amenities in place in the recently opened areas up by then. Otherwise it could get even worse in terms of waiting to get something to eat and drink in Te...
I get the sense that it was looking better but hit a sharp U-turn around 5 years ago with various events amplifying the problem. Also the problems created a backlash that to some degree is the reason why the current occupants of the Govenor's Mansion and White House are. Also I will note this seems ...
I agree you likely have to consider Richmond and Norfolk numbers together due to proximity. Since start a non stop in one would likely pull some traffic from the other metro. Also wonder how many would have guessed Sacramento is the busiest unserved route from here? Will be interesting to see how th...
Looks good especially when you note there wasn't the ramp up in flights compared to last year. Looking ahead seems this year will be rather solid growth but not like last year due to a lot less new service but signs point to more adds next year once the Southwest plane situation sorts out. This does...
^ It is surprising how many of these small airports are connected to here, especially compared to other sized metros. Though geography could be a factor in it too with more remote areas but not too remote. This also reminds me, noticed that quite a bit of local traffic does seem to be outside of the...
And the whole any of their pilot can fly any type of plane is why the 737-300 is retiring when the MAX models arrive, since they couldn't keep the same type rating for both. This will cause a fleet crunch for some time until they get enough new planes to replace retirements. I'm guessing that is the...
I think STL-OAK got dropped which shocks me. I just flew it last night with a connection because the timing on the nonstop didn't work for me and there were several people also on our connection. The nonstop is usually full. Plus it being two bigger stations seems odd it isn't show up anymore... we...
I was just taking a little look at the tables provided here. https://www.transportation.gov/policy/aviation-policy/domestic-airline-consumer-airfare-report Since the tables have in some of the numbers the local demand between two metro pairs. (so connections on either end are stripped out) It was in...
Looks like a few more are showing up during the day. Only using E38 interestingly enough. On publicizing it, they may wait to do so until Thursday with the next schedule extension if there is anything new that pops up. Also the earlier note on San Diego flights, could be they are also using it as a ...
I am curious is how the setup will be at landing for passengers to go through customs. Since E 33 only handles up to 787 sized aircraft. I'm guessing it would take up both E 31 and E 33 to fit. Hopefully no Southwest diversions today unlike yesterday or there could be some gate issues if the charter...
I an sitting in terminal 2 and noticed quite a bit of finishing up work on the new gate areas . Also, in watching planes go in and out I think I saw something odd. This afternoon evening I saw two different Alaska mainline flights. It looks like it and wondered if that is the case. Wonder if they up...
It will be cuirous to see if the flight back to St. Louis from Charleston is any fuller. From my boarding position i got 24 hours before it does seem that way. But I think its hard to expect full flights on flights that were announced only 6 weeks prior. Also I remember at least one of the direction...
Just went out today and the moving walkways were being tested it seems. Also talked to people and said the section will open up in two weeks. Also got to see the Blue Angels since they were at Boeing. Flight to Charleston was only about half full, though could be due to they only had it available fo...
I get the feeling that there is a lot of pieces coming together on this that its much more serious the past year or so than before. Since I picture it only has been serious recently, and likely due to prioritizing some domestic holes that have been filled. At this point the biggest hurdles could be ...
Actually anything more than one TATL flight would likely require needing C customs reopened. (unless there is a way to convert nearby gates to allow international arrivals and widebody capability) Though isn't the issue was that you had to go through security again after just to exit it similar to w...
Wouldn't A17 possibly be related to Air Canada starting a 3rd flight a day and having a plane parked overnight? Also wonder too if any A gate could be configured to be widebody capable or if spacing is an issue in all gates. As for making opening up more C gates, that seems to heavily imply some nee...
Actually I will be flying out next Monday to Charleston. (got a great intro fare deal on nonstop flights). I'll grab some pictures since i'm curious what it looks like there as well. Leaving work at lunch to catch a 4pm flight. Also will be doing my little hobby in helping fill out the map for opens...
I think the thing to note is comparing those 90s numbers and today, is what is the traffic in each case once you strip out connecting traffic. Mainly is the local origin and destination traffic higher now than then? If I had to guess its overall not much different, mainly since a lot of people were ...
Yes, some parts through clayton need to be worked out. There is the Centennial trail part along 170 that's a nice piece to it. (note there is discussion on sorting out the intersection with Delmar since its a bit complicated) Also they are working on connecting Creve Coeur Lake with the Maryland Hei...
Late 90s to 2000 comparison would be interesting. One thing is 9/11 and later dehubbing sapped short haul local demand because you are better off driving due to time difference plus less frequency to any place with execption of Chicago (and even then there's likely a lot less local demand than in th...
Curious if there is any consideration of surrounding areas outside of the main city for these rankings. Since there are a number of suburbs that have rather bike friendly communities and are increasingly connecting with each other. One of the near term ones is connect up the trails around River Des ...