New Southwest extension Hartford, CT 1x daily added. This seems like a very logical add for being one of the largest unserved markets based on demand. Also seems well timed for flyers there heading west as an alternate connecting point relieving Midway. (also Midway is much more prone to delays in ...
The December numbers are have been posted. Up 3% for the month https://www.flystl.com/uploads/documents/public-notices-and-reports/2017DecRptPubRel.pdf Sidenote: If we are up 4.4% next year we will have our highest level since 2003 (which was right before a big pulldown in 2004) I know I'm being su...
The December numbers are have been posted. Up 3% for the month https://www.flystl.com/uploads/documents/public-notices-and-reports/2017DecRptPubRel.pdf Sidenote: If we are up 4.4% next year we will have our highest level since 2003 (which was right before a big pulldown in 2004) That seems like the...
Looks like for last year about 90 percent of the growth was due to connections due to how much of the increase of total emplanements was due to connecting enplanements. Not sure how to read that in terms of local demand since it looks like by crunching numbers total O&D increase is only .6% YOY. Thi...
Considering it would end up being even faster than air travel due to no dealing with TSA which killed short haul air travel since its made driving a faster option further out than before (also higher speed limits contributed) Though a system like this would work well to be connected to airports due ...
With all of the development and tax incentives going on, I wouldn't be surprised to see the Zoo Expansion happen this year considering... I was driving by this weekend, and it was packed to the gills - would be a good time for companies/businesses/people to throw some of that extra money toward it....
http://i63.tinypic.com/2zzuww4.jpg Crews are from Roberts Environmental Drilling and Shifrin & Associates Engineering I have used Roberts in my job for installing monitoring wells for environmental sampling. That looks like what they are doing there. There could be an environmental assessment going...
At some point, however, there's going to have to be some push turning to shove in order to reduce the number of municipalities and the pointless duplication of many services. Some (many) likely won't like it, but it's gotta happen someday. I think we might be surprised at how many sh*thole (pardon ...
Interesting to see if the other routes to the US they are adding is also increasing frequency. Also curious if this is related to the possibly seat makeup change as well. This does seem to indicate the flight doing well even with it being four months before starting.
MetroLink could someday run west to Franklin County under proposal http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/metrolink-could-someday-run-west-to-franklin-county-under-proposal/article_d80cbb64-5f04-5c89-b03d-3c4e5d148b86.html#tracking-source=home-the-latest Apparently Franklin County wan...
Based on the Amazon Proposal, Terminal 2 was getting an Amazon structure attached to it. That looked rather impressive. Thoughts if that structure is still possible as an enhancement to Terminal 2? I could see that as a possible still since they might need more options to ship things in and out. Al...
Upon further review. Considering the exclusion of St. Louis, Detroit and Baltimore it's only a matter of time so I'll go ahead pose the question. Is Amazon racist? Is Atlanta their "but one of my best friends is black" city on the list? And what about San Francisco? No tech infrastructure? No talen...
A place like Fenton would combine with a lot of unincorporated areas that exist next to it and include all of St. Louis County south of the Meremec River. That's more a special case based on geography. Also it could include nearby parts of Jefferson County that is near it like High Ridge and areas a...
I would like to see the municipalities retained, but incorporated into some sort of burrough system. For example, Clayton, U-City, Vinita Park, Maplewood, Richmond Heights, Brentwood, and yes even Wellston and Pagedale would make up like a Mid-County burrough. Ideally, the burroughs would be econom...
I also see Spirit unlikely to enter here for a while due to no obvious routes that they could start. Most likely scenario is they only enter here due to a merger with Frontier. Similar dynamics are likely the reason they are not in Nashville since it seems like they were picking smaller markets to e...
I have seen the idea that Amazon would be interested in being the Alpha dog in a city they would put HQ2 in and they would have no issue with that here, which would be an issue elsewhere. Another is the theory if Jeff Bezos wants to have a legacy of transforming a place, if that is a factor then her...
I have a hard time reading into what may happen next year because you have social tensions plus an economy that is running a long time since the last recession. A lot of issues i think think will be contingent on the crime rate in the city. Until that starts to be resolved i think issues like metrol...
Anyone know if there is anything that is planned to start work next year? I know a number of projects now won't be ready until next spring that are under construction now.
Did notice it does seem in general in the metro area that the trends seem to involve east-west travel noticably more than north-south travel. But thats likely because the overall transortation infrastructure tends to go that way as well.
If i'm not mistaken. I think Missouri state law prohibits counties and cities from passing their own gas taxes
Flew through T2 last Thursday. I have never seen STL so busy. Just left after a day trip and both in the morning and this evening T2 seemed far busier than I ever remember seeing. Somewhat related note, they need to increase the cost to park in the T2 garage. It is basically full nonstop midweek. I...
^ That is something they have tended to do more lately. Add capacity after they publish the schedules likely due to having more planes on hand than known at the time. They never cut anything after publishing so if you are booking anything far out you don't have to worry on that.
I saw PIT just got a flight to Montreal on Air Canada (express). I am curious if there is any demand here for a flight somewhere else in Canada besides Toronto. I am not sure what kind of business ties we have with Montreal. Vancouver is probably too far away. Nashville has a 2x weekly to Calgary o...
They could be who the upcoming renovation in C is for along with anyone not here now. Also as their pilot issues get resolved it wouldn't be too surprising if they add a Bay Area or LA area flight in time which would make another gate more likely to get times they want. Mainly if they want to gain m...
^ Shows the bad September numbers seemed to have been completely related to the hurricanes in Florida and Texas messing up operations for everyone and a lot more canceled flights. Wonder if some numbers were still dampened in October? Also of note this number may look better than thought since its t...