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by imperialmog
Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 2913
Views: 346620

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: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 2913
Views: 346620

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: 6629
Views: 369095

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: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 2913
Views: 346620

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: 6629
Views: 369095

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: 3928

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: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 2913
Views: 346620

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: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 2913
Views: 346620

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: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 2913
Views: 346620

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: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 2913
Views: 346620

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 ...
by imperialmog
Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 2913
Views: 346620

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

With D I wonder if all the gates would be reused anyway due to either need for shops and restaurants where there isn't space otherwise or gates that can't accommodate 737 sized aircraft. As for Spirit and JetBlue, I picture them and anyone else will go in C. Spirit may be apprehensive in coming here...
by imperialmog
Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 2913
Views: 346620

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

I think its not an option. Because the FAA mandated that a pilot couldn't be certified for that and the MAX models and they wanted their pilots to be able to fly any plane they have. Especially since they planned on retiring those next year anyway, just could be a crunch after this summer for around...
by imperialmog
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 2913
Views: 346620

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

It was of note that air cargo increased 12% last year to go with the increase of 10% in passengers. And more air cargo does help the latter in reducing landing fees, and at times could create new passenger routes since some of those exist or profit well based on the belly cargo that rides along, par...
by imperialmog
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Crime Thread
Replies: 6629
Views: 369095

Re: Crime Thread

Isn't there a threat with the city that they might lose control over the police department again if there isn't action? Also who knows what Trump meant by the feds stepping in to fight crime in Chicago, since that would almost certainly apply here and I get the feeling you don't want to find out wha...
by imperialmog
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Crime Thread
Replies: 6629
Views: 369095

Re: Crime Thread

^ I would think that one tweet from Trump referring to Chicago would get local officials to act. Since I would think the threat of federal intervention by Trump would light fire under people, not to mention the State may do the same. What sort of actions those could be who knows at this point.
by imperialmog
Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Crime Thread
Replies: 6629
Views: 369095

Re: Crime Thread

Isn't the other issue is to also compare trendlines nationally since if its rising nationally a flat trend would be a good sign by being below larger trends.
by imperialmog
Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 2913
Views: 346620

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

Isn't an issue that the C customs area is set up where even if you are ending trip here you have to go through security again? Why any likely BA setup scenario would be to use the current international arrivals to drop those off and then tow to C for departures, this setup isn't uncommon since its d...
by imperialmog
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 2913
Views: 346620

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

Well this kills the idea of tearing down D for a unified rental lot, but for a good reason. Doesn't this addition portend to even more expansion by Southwest beyond anything announced? Since they wouldn't need 3-4 gates for having only a half dozen more flights this summer than last. Unless they had...
by imperialmog
Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 2913
Views: 346620

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

^ That news story might be implying a bit of it. With the blurb about the airport working with Southwest on some improvements to the terminal along with some things that imply adding a few more gates. Also likely some other improvements to deal with the added capacity added lately to relieve congest...
by imperialmog
Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 2913
Views: 346620

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

^ And the security barrier itself just ends up as a target which actually makes it worse due to crowds and how law enforcement are a target in and of themselves. ^^Also that one guy saying 24-48 months guess on a Europe flight is likely being a conservative estimate. The stumbling blocks at this poi...
by imperialmog
Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 2913
Views: 346620

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

Interesting on note in the airports blog post about this is mentioning Terminal 2 renovation and working with Southwest on it. Is that the possible added gates that is really half of D or other things? Since it sounds like its looking to make things run better in the terminal for a better experience...
by imperialmog
Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 2913
Views: 346620

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

quick look at the Southwest schedule extension looks like they are adding a Saturday/Sunday nonstop to Charleston, SC. This is a bit of a surprise but a weekend route to a tourist destination is low risk and has potential. Somewhat related due to connectivity during the week for there and elsewhere ...
by imperialmog
Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 2913
Views: 346620

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

^ likely start small to see how other parties react. That and likely there just isn't enough planes to add much at this point due to fleet retirements and with the 737 MAX coming online later this year. Also saw this was a result of them closing Dayton and Canton/Akron, the latter of which they adde...
by imperialmog
Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: 2017 Predictions
Replies: 32
Views: 3059

Re: 2017 Predictions

My predictions are as follows: Some startup will break out with significant press in national and even international business headlines, which helps build momentum in startup scene by making it more known to people outside of the area. Several noticeable new projects get announced in a number of are...
by imperialmog
Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: Metro East
Topic: Illinois continues to bleed residents
Replies: 35
Views: 1929

Re: Illinois continues to bleed residents

the noticeable difference between the Missouri Suburban counties and the Metro East counties in the metro is rather stark, and is likely a factor in westward sprawl since it further pushes center of population west. Since wouldn't a stronger metro east be a positive for the city of St. Louis? One re...