I think it could be us. $4 Million in incentives could have just snagged them. We will see tomorrow. That's true, that is something that could have sealed it and the question is when it could start. I think they were only looking around half that amount and if they only got that much theres likely ...
Well it was a 789 they were using to start something which is almost certainly not going to be what they would use to start here which would be a 788 . Though keep thinking more that the dots are connecting a lot that when one is available you might hear something since theres as much if not more sm...
For a lot of the homes that were taken in the new runway, if they weren't taken for that they would now be in the crosshairs of the westlake landfill issue. Yes the landing fees issue is something to be concerned with for doing any new work. It seems that is finally starting to get under control her...
I'm just reminded how many people thought we should have demolished D even as recently as a couple years ago. Needless to say that would have been a bad idea considering that its now being partially reused. One thing to consider as D is reopened, is that they might not use all of the gates since it ...
^ I think the extra gates Southwest got is in part to not have to use those gates. The issue would present itself if there's a scenario where two widebodies are scheduled in the same day since only one of those gates can handle one. The way things seems to be setting up its possible that may happen ...
^That seems to be about the time between arrival and departure for the WOW flight as well when that starts which is likely another good comparision since it will depart from the same gate. I'm guessing anyone else that follows likely will just be towed to C for departure so as not to tie up the gate...
^ What time do some of the charters arrive in terms of international gate space? If I recall the Southwest Cancun flight would arrive at 4pm so there is that to contend to as well. With Condor, it would be a widebody and only one of those gates is capable to do so which is another complicated proble...
One area i could see be an issue and possibly within a couple of years is capacity for international arrivals. With the new incentive money approved last week it seems likely at least one or two new international routes will happen in the next couple of years, and depending on times it could be an i...
Weird the plane is next to the Southwest gates, unless they are either transferring cargo to/from Southwest flights or delivering things for Southwest. Since with their expansion there is likely quite a bit of new equipment they need for operations along with any replacement equipment. Not sure how ...
I'm guessing with the WOW flights there was likely the initial rush but likely not many more sales will happen until after the new year. Since its still rather far out and many haven't made travel plans next summer yet since situations are uncertain and time out. Also of note on the other side of th...
The alpha dog theory and if they want to be that, it could work in this areas favor due to the churn in such role around here lately along with a new crop of startup companies that could provide the talent pool and would swim along with them. A place like Chicago they would just be a player but not ...
One wild card in all this could be the idea that depending on where they go, they could immediately be the alpha dog in a business community. There could be appeal on their part in being able to play that role in a number of places that might not be the case if they are in too large a market. Also a...
Naturally I hope the leaders who are putting together the bid for HQ2 select an area in the city with the obvious realization that the entire region (including St. Clair) will see direct benefits from a stronger core and that an emphasis is placed in the proposal itself to appeal to a greater cause...
Someone, please reach out to St Clair County... Wonder if this is related to the NGA decision? Of course it is. They stand no chance against either Chicago or St. Louis if they go it alone. Also re your point about the state of Missouri and social views, I'd say if that was a factor, some of our bi...
Chalupas54 wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:48 pm
Someone, please reach out to St Clair County...
Wonder if this is related to the NGA decision?
I could see the biggest local hurdle could be the state government and its legislation in relation to social views would turn them off and would likely eliminate most places as well.
^ Curious to know why you think St. Louis has a rather low chance relative to others?

One wild card I could see is its done outside of the US for tax purposes.
Would all aspects of this even be in one location? Since it could be a few different components that due to what they do have different space requirements. If there is logistical and shipping aspects that could be a different place than offices.
The list is interesting. But one thing they mention as a concern refrenced elsewhere that could be a big hinderence here is political climate in relation to social issues from state politicians. (See refrence with Charlotte and HB2) If that was a strong concern that would eliminate basically everyth...
I'm picturing the experience and success with Cortex will be a nice sign to them based on their requirements.
I keep coming back to how it seems any percieved shortcomings with international service is partially due to thea airports focus has only very recently been on that and was prioritizing filling in domestic holes first. Its not the flashy way of doing things but more practical and has worked very wel...
Indy gets Delta to Paris... grumble... If this a 757 then it couldn't have been done from here anyway. (also wonder if seasonal if it is that due to range) This would also make it much less likely BA would look there since its very likely at least one of the three remaining 788s unassigned will be ...
http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2017/09/05/british-businessman-pushes-for-international-flights/ ^ Wonder if this article has any connection to the airport meeting as well? Since it seems incentives would be mostly going for international service at this point. The timing of this is a bit interesting an...
Interesting was in that chart as well noting if there were specific reasons as well. It does seem like here is one of the beneficiaries of the California focus with added destinations/frequency there that is part of the increase. Also note here was one of the fastest growing stations last year as we...
^ Interesting is how it shows its in the scheme of things not much overall and is focused on advertising the service which would be the way to stimulate demand as well overall for others to enter. Other articles seem to point towards the advertising is going to be focused in Europe in a number of ma...