Missouri may be a no-coast state, but Southwest Airlines is expanding its service to add more direct flights to the East and West coasts.
The Federal Aviation Administration has put the kibosh on the Missouri School of Journalism's groundbreaking drone program. "Based on your university website, you are currently operating a UAS (unmanned aircraft system) without proper authorization," reads the letter sent to Scott Pham, founder an ... More >>
Some development news this week at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport: A jet company is moving in! Airport officials announced yesterday that Jet Linx, a company that offers private jet services for its members, will have a new base in St. Louis utilizing facilities formerly used for the Miss ... More >>
Something cool is happening at Lambert Airport, guys! It will soon offer free Wi-Fi! For twenty minutes, that is. Airport officials announced this week that it plans to "modify its Wi-Fi network" to enable passengers and visitors to connect to wireless Internet access for free for one daily logi ... More >>
While some are concerned that drones may violate privacy rights through increased surveillance, two key law enforcement officials in St. Louis have now formally expressed interest in the technology -- which they say could be a helpful tool in police chases. "One significant issue that I believe th ... More >>
"There will be drones." So says St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay in a tweet yesterday on the controversial airplane surveillance technology. Maggie Crane, spokeswoman for Slay, tells Daily RFT today that the mayor is referring to the federal government's use of drones and says that St. Louis may at s ... More >>
Midwest China Hub Commission Chair Mike Jones all but admitted defeat in the battle to pry tax breaks and public money from Missourians in order to build a dedicated aviation center at Lambert St. Louis International Airport. Jones blamed Missouri for being "cheap" as the main reason why the prop ... More >>
Look, boss! The plane! The plane!Media is invited this afternoon to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport to witness the first of what city officials hope will be thousands of more cargo flights from China. The China Cargo Airlines jet is scheduled to land at 4 p.m. The governor, local official ... More >>
A US Airways flight form New York to Phoenix this morning made an unexpected stop at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Jeff Lea, spokesman for the airport, tells Daily RFT that the plane landed at 7:50 a.m. because of a "security-related concern." Passengers were taken off the plane. An in ... More >>
Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge has done her part. Will legislators follow?As legislators in Jefferson City yesterday continued to debate $360 million in tax credits to help fund an international cargo hub at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, the airport's director, Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, plowed f ... More >>
Michael Webber: Says St. Louis is paying to hear what it wants to about the China Hub.Michael Webber, an air-cargo consultant based out of Kansas City, took a lot of heat yesterday from Daily RFT commenters when we re-published some of his thoughts on St. Louis' plans to transform Lambert Field i ... More >>
Look! Is that a Chinese cargo jet about to land in St. Louis, or just pie in the sky?Air cargo consultant Michael Webber does not mince words then it comes to questioning the promises tied to the proposed Midwest China Hub at Lambert St. Louis International Airport. Webber argues that the cargo h ... More >>
The common blackbird is often cited for many of the collisions at Lambert Field. The Associated Press recently reported that bird-plane collisions across the United States rose dramatically last year with nearly 10,000 documented incidents -- up from a previous high of 7,507 strikes in 2007.In so ... More >>
Photo by: flickr.com samiksha / CC BY 2.0Ever wonder what ''free" as in "free offer" really means? Of course, we all know that when you get an email with a free offer from some company you've never heard of it's very likely not actually free. That's a given. But what if the offer came f ... More >>
Brendan Ryan reacts to news that he's a finalist.The St. Louis-based American Mustache Institute has just released the finalists for its annual Robert Goulet Memorial Award, honoring the man (or woman) who's done the most this year to promote and uphold the mustache as a lifestyle/fashion stateme ... More >>
Robin WheelerThe Rotten Apple's Jerad GardnerJust because it was a short work week doesn't mean we weren't busy. Gut Check debuted two new features this week: Chef's Choice, this week featuring Jerad Gardner of the Rotten Apple in Grafton, Illinois, and the calorie-loving Stuck to My Ribs. Plus, ... More >>
Sheila Lukins, co-author of "The Silver Palate" cookbooks, has died. (Epicurious.com)Velveeta thief charged with DWI. (Buffalo News)New York's Major League Baseball stadiums add fresh fruit to their concession stands. (New York Times)Brain sandwich wins Indiana bar "Manliest Restaurant in ... More >>
The late singer and actor, Robert Goulet.The St. Louis-based American Mustache Institute is soliciting nominations for its second-annual Goulet Award -- an honor bestowed upon a mustachioed individual whose acts and reputation glorify upper-lip hair. Last year's award went to Tim Galvin, a former ... More >>
metalsucks.netVirgin America is the only way to fly to London. A few years ago when I traveled overseas, the amenities I received -- from the free booze and gourmet-ish dinners to the cute little facemask for sleeping -- blew my mind. And that wasn't even taking into account the music and movie s ... More >>
This just in from the media arm of Mansion Theatre, home of "Branson's biggest shows."A junket of Branson-based singers and a few Branson favorites (i.e. Tony Orlando) just returned from a trip to Iraq and Germany to visit and entertain U.S. troops. The group also handed out Crocs sandals to the Ira ... More >>
This is why you don't talk about shoe bombs on airplanes. Michael Shafermeyer, aka DJ Helias of the local music collective The Frozen Food Section, was reportedly leaving Lambert Field on Monday to attend his wedding in Maryland when he made a joke about having a shoe bomb to a United Airlines ... More >>
Week of December 27, 2007
DMX gets a wake-up call at an airport, and the Pussycat Dolls are more pre-fab than you think. Plus: the debut of St. Louis scene trading cards!
The Lambert Airport expansion
Week of April 14, 2004
With bills coming due at Lambert, St. Louis considers drastic change
The Lambert Airport expansion
Lambert's billion-dollar expansion hangs on a wing and a prayer: The numbers no longer add up
A new taxi commission sets up shop but is already mired in Lambert Field mud
High-dollar airport expansion rolls on despite fewer flights, loss of TWA
Stepped-up airport security is more sizzle than steak
Two developers, three cities, the airport and the county are engaged in a dogfight over 438 acres of prime North County land. And there's plenty of sleaze to go around.
Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
Week of July 4th, 2001
Maybe he needs a public-relations consultant
Week of November 22, 2000
The number of flight operations at Lambert drops, raising new doubt about W-1W
Ever since the city of St. Louis' airport authority wiped out much of Kinloch, the remaining residents have been hoping for a miracle to save the town. Others have been trying to turn a fast buck.
Why TWA keeps losing money and how Carl Icahn keeps cashing in at the airline's expense
Twenty minutes from downtown, the $300 million MidAmerica Airport is ready and waiting for business -- any business. Trouble is, Lambert is killing its chances of attracting commercial traffic.