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by imperialmog
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: 2020 Census
Replies: 379
Views: 32274

Re: 2020 Census

I'll just quote one specifically: " I have no reason to believe that the St Louis metro saw a population loss. From the amount of transactions underway, I would estimate there must have been a gain of near two thousand in St Louis county. These numbers are incorrect." In addition to other comments ...
by imperialmog
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: St. Louis Lambert Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 3023
Views: 355671

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

^ Or drive Highway 40 on their way to the VP Fair. Since there is a running joke about how its very hard for locals to take to a new name.

Also its of note that on private operation of the airport, is that's rather common in other parts of the world, just not in this country.
by imperialmog
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: St. Louis Lambert Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 3023
Views: 355671

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

^ It could be due to being an N/S alignment vs E/W. and this might be a normal numbering practice at airports too.
by imperialmog
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: 2020 Census
Replies: 379
Views: 32274

Re: 2020 Census

^ that is the odd thing, it seems there is some really contradictory economic information and data going on. Combine that with the one 538 article about the fast startup growth is another point that would make a stagnant to shrinking metro population a bit odd. Just something either doesn't add up. ...
by imperialmog
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: 2020 Census
Replies: 379
Views: 32274

Re: 2020 Census

Issue is weather the voters would go along with it or they would vote to preserve fragmentation. I have less confidence these days in the voters to see how detrimental fragmentation is due to parochial mindset that seems in a good number of people getting more entrenched. Also.. these numbers could ...
by imperialmog
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: St. Louis Lambert Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 3023
Views: 355671

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

Could this possibly be a way to force others hands to push for the regional port authority idea? Also some of the stories I heard on this idea would involve allowing the city to use airport revenue to patch city budget, which seems like a recipe for trouble in underfunding airport needs as a result....
by imperialmog
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Crime Thread
Replies: 6678
Views: 375902

Re: Crime Thread

Shouldn't the local politicians and powers that be have one huge incentive to solve this issue? Mainly that if they can't solve the crime issue there is a real chance of State and/or Federal intervention in the form of National Guard patrolling the streets as a police force? I can't put it past the ...
by imperialmog
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: St. Louis Lambert Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 3023
Views: 355671

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

Also doing any sort of work on terminals would increase landing fees which are finally starting to get under control. Intresting prediction list, though I think the Southwest drawback a bit is likely at this point going to be a false which at least that's one where false means good. Since the most r...
by imperialmog
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: St. Louis Lambert Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 3023
Views: 355671

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

^ also helps is that they are in 757 range lowering risk and any hubs not in the NE corridor is a backtrack. Just me or is the hard feelings for AA odd since at this point its almost a decade, the people involved not there, and most importantly its technically AA in name only since it was US Airways...
by imperialmog
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: St. Louis Lambert Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 3023
Views: 355671

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

I noticed something odd on the Alaska announcement yesterday and checked google flights to see how it lines up. Mainly the times their planes are here during the day. STL-PDX arrives here 140pm leaves 235pm STL-SAN arrives here 140pm leaves 220pm They only have one gate right now. So something is up...
by imperialmog
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: St. Louis Lambert Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 3023
Views: 355671

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

^ This isn't too surprising to me. Wonder if Southwest adding a 2nd non-stop over the summer was an attempt to keep competition out. That and this could be connected a bit to the SNA issue. Seems like Alaska is finding some nice niche in the e175 for connecting western Midwest to west coast service....
by imperialmog
Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: St. Louis Lambert Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 3023
Views: 355671

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

^ If I recall don't C27 and C28 get used by American during busier times of the year? I picture the other usable vacant ones in A are sometimes used either in peak season or due to weather related issues and diversions. Its a bit odd they are renovating an area for 4 more E gates this year if there ...
by imperialmog
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: St. Louis Lambert Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 3023
Views: 355671

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

On the landing fees, wasn't at its peak it was a lot higher than what it is now? In the range of around 50% higher than current? And what is the timetable in terms of paying off the runway bonds anyway? Since this is also why the ideas of massive terminal improvements is silly, because that would ju...
by imperialmog
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: St. Louis Lambert Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 3023
Views: 355671

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

^ Maybe this is why those new gates are being added. To allow for one to leave in the morning or add a frequency. And as you note as much as Southwest avoids using the h-word and banks, their ops here is very much has banked hub aspects. So adding those gates are likely to add more flights at those ...
by imperialmog
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: St. Louis Lambert Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 3023
Views: 355671

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

^ They seemed to go for less competitive routes and to build up their west coast network. Other question is if they did they would be limited in time of day due to current service taking up a good part of the day. But it would be interesting to see if later on they do add it or anywhere else in Cali...
by imperialmog
Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: St. Louis Lambert Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 3023
Views: 355671

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

The issue is the non-stop went way. It was due to the airport there took away a number of slots from Southwest. It had nothing to do with performance and would likely return if they can get some slots back.
by imperialmog
Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: St. Louis Lambert Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 3023
Views: 355671

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

I think that is the normal to be expected changes that is done seasonally. Interesting to note some of the summer seasonal adds like the 2nd Austin and the Sat/Sun Charleston are still there. Also the next one will be one to really watch due to the significant fleet retirements since there will be a...
by imperialmog
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Crime Thread
Replies: 6678
Views: 375902

Re: Crime Thread

^ The lead issue makes sense. And here there is also the added aspect that unlike most places a number of places in the city would have elevated lead levels in the soil from natural occurring sources since there was mining for lead in the city in the past so there is noticeable levels naturally. Thi...
by imperialmog
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: St. Louis Lambert Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 3023
Views: 355671

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

It would be interesting in terms of international travel if there was also an increase in demand to and from overseas places from here in the past year with the strong growth. It is of note that even accounting for a little over half of last years increase was in connecting traffic, there was still ...
by imperialmog
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Crime Thread
Replies: 6678
Views: 375902

Re: Crime Thread

addxb2 wrote:
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:44 am
YTD homicides (February):
2009: 14
2010: 21
2011: 25
2012: 23
2013: 20
2014: 19
2015: 23
2016: 19
2017: 27 with 8 days remaining.

Not a pretty start.


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I wonder if the weather is playing a role in this. Mainly the much milder winter.
by imperialmog
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: St. Louis in the News
Topic: Saint Louis Housing Market
Replies: 35
Views: 4077

Re: Saint Louis Housing Market

The graph that is shown above, is this referring to just city or metro area numbers for comparison? Since it is not clear on it. Interesting is how the local numbers seem to reflect how the local economy played out here. Mainly there was a 2nd recession period around 2010-2011 locally and the much m...
by imperialmog
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: St. Louis Lambert Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 3023
Views: 355671

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

^ The fact that there has been weather issues in the part of the country the past few days and today is valentines day may also depress travel today as well. I could see a number of people schedule around today for business travel and Tuesdays in winter are normally low anyway. It would be interesti...
by imperialmog
Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: St. Louis Lambert Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 3023
Views: 355671

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

Heard about that on the news during lunch. Good that the travelers on that flight were taken care of with food and drink here too. Interesting your notes on the past comments and how it panned out from after final dehubbing part in 2010 to now. Isn't one thing to note is how Southwest jumped here im...
by imperialmog
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: St. Louis Lambert Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 3023
Views: 355671

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

* interesting on there in the thread you started about St. Louis nobody mentioned that one meeting airport officials and Slay had with BA officials which is a notable step and could involve incentives. Also some of the recent renovations seems to possibly have this in mind, even the current one as a...
by imperialmog
Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: St. Louis Lambert Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 3023
Views: 355671

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

I think the 2000 numbers is too much apples and oranges to how travel is now. Mainly due to TSA along with higher speed limits on highways a lot of short flights don't have the demand since you could be faster just driving it. For most of the TWA hub note that max speed limit was only 65 and a good ...