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.
Good news, jet-setters. For the first time in twelve years, passengers at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport can now check their baggage at the ticket counter instead of wheeling it across the terminal to an explosive detector.
A TSA agent at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport proved she takes the rules very seriously when she confiscated a toy gun from a Seattle traveler's cowboy sock monkey.
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 >>
Yesterday, we published a list of the top ten most common complaints from St. Louis transplants inspired by a New York Times op-ed from an outsider who says she slowly grew to love the Midwest. That writer touched on some of the frequent criticisms from non-natives: It's hard to make friends. Provel ... More >>
It averaged just 26 mph during its 21-hour flight yesterday from Dallas, but finally, at 1 a.m., the Solar Impulse touched down at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. The revolutionary solar airplane made of carbon fiber can travel night and day without fuel. The Swiss-based aircraft is traveli ... More >>
A destructive storm hit parts of St. Charles and St. Louis counties over the weekend prompting Governor Jay Nixon to declare a state of emergency in Missouri late Friday night. The severe weather followed several days of heavy rain throughout the state and damaged many homes in the metro area. The w ... More >>
The face of Webster University's MBA program appears so happy and self-assured in the ads displayed at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. There she is, smiling confidently at the camera, her arms crossed boldly in front of her. Her gleaming image almost makes you want to join her and the other ... More >>
This is not how the Forck family's trip to Disney World was supposed to go. An Osage Beach, Missouri family says they suffered quite an ordeal at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport earlier this month when Transportation Security Administration officials tried to pat down their three-year-old ... More >>
Last Friday evening, American Airlines flight 1186 roared out of Lambert International Airport, headed for Chicago-O'Hare. But by the time it hit 5,000 feet, it had collided with a bird, and had to turn back (this has happened at Lambert more than a couple dozen times so far this year). Here's how i ... More >>
The holiday weekend brought out the idiots again, as bozos with laser pointers lurking somewhere near Lambert International Airport shined their technological gewgaws into the cockpits of two aircraft on successive days.
The airline industry needs cash in a major way. Overall profits were down some $3 billion last year, and so airlines have started rolling out well-publicized, much-maligned fees for things like checked bags and carry-on luggage. (Enjoy using that armrest for free while you still can.) Thankfully, ... More >>
lambert-stlouis.comNone of the windows shared the same dimensions, adding to delay and costs.Well, that only took eight months!Lambert-St. Louis International Airport announced today that it will finish replacing all the windows damaged from last April's tornado by the week of December 19. "We kn ... 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 >>
Update 10:45 a.m.: The Transportation Security Administration today released a statement saying there was no security threat on United flight 3681 last night and no fake federal air marshals. The flight returned to the gate at the pilot's discretion. Original story follows...We're taking this sto ... More >>
Peter Kinder is making his first public appearance in St. Louis this weekend -- but we expect he'll be avoiding Verlin's (and the entire Metro East).Embattled Lt. Governor Peter Kinder -- suddenly more famous for his brief appearance at a bar known for its pantsless parties and alleged wooing of ... More >>
FBI: Don't fall sway to the Dark Side!Yes, they're incredibly cool and freak the hell out of your cat. But c'mon, people. Quit shooting your laser pointers at airplanes and helicopters. According to officials at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, at least two aircraft a month in the region ... More >>
courtesy of Lambert-St. Louis International AirportThe airport's bringing sexy back.OK, so they're not quite as glorious as the bathrooms at the Fountain on Locust -- which famously won an award last summer for having the best damn loo (or two) in the nation.But the new bathrooms at Lambert-St. L ... More >>
Mom got you stressed?If you don't throw Momma from the train, she might cause you to throw yourself off the plane. Yesterday, a 34-year-old man aboard a Continental flight traveling from Houston to Chicago made an attempt to open the airplane door while the plane was miles above the ground. ... More >>
What will they think of next? petairways.comToday Lambert - St. Louis International Airport announced that Pet Airways will add the city to the 14 other destinations currently served by the airline. Pet Airways offers to ship your pet in style for fares starting as low as $99. According to the ai ... More >>
William LaChance's "Slipstream" is one of nine glass panels to be installed at Lambert this year.Beginning this month crews at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport will begin hanging a series of glass panels featuring the works of local artists. The nine participants chosen for the display all ... More >>
Did our China hub just get grounded?The House of Representatives today passed an FAA Reauthorization bill that could thwart efforts to create a trade hub with China at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. The bill includes funding for the Airport Improvement Program that currently allocates $ ... More >>
An extra airport fee to fund the taxicab commission is legal, its lawyer says.Last week, we told you about the lawsuit filed by a pair of taxi drivers, alleging that the $1 fee assessed on cabs leaving Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is an illegal tax.But within days of the class action s ... More >>
image viaNo, it's not the start of a lame joke. Or, well, maybe it is. We'll just have to wait almost two years to find out the punch line. Sen. Claire McCaskill tweeted this morning that she ran into Jim Talent, the Republican whose one-time Senate seat she currently occupies. (McCaskill de ... More >>
All the buzz about stepped-up airport security during the Thanksgiving travel-palooza seems to have been much ado about nothing. Media reports stoked fears of huge delays, gropings, protests and all-around mayhem, but it didn't really happen, here in St. Louis or in other airports around the coun ... More >>
Sexy? Maybe if you're Terminator 2.The Transportation Security Administration has been rolling out full-body imaging machines at the nation's airports for the past couple years. Now the scanners have finally arrived in St. Louis (a.k.a. terrorist target #499 on a list of 500 cities). The X-ray de ... More >>
An officer with a local union has been booted from a federally-funded work site -- for passing out KKK propaganda on the job.Recruiting for the KKK can get you fired.The man, an officer with the Local 53 chapter of the Laborers International Union of North America, has not been named. But Adolphu ... More >>
It is high time the TSA get its comeuppance for airport screening indignities.On March 29, 2009, Steve Bierfeldt was detained in a small room at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and interrogated for a half-hour by the Transportation Security Administration. Bierfeldt's ... More >>
Alaska? She'll take you there.Lambert-St. Louis International Airport announced today the addition of its 14th commercial carrier: Alaska Airlines. The company will begin service in September with a once a day flight to Fairbanks, Juneau, Anchorage, Nome, Ketichikan, Seattle. That's Seattle, Wash ... More >>
Should this plane have been grounded? According to a new study, more than 65,000 flights should have been over the past six years.Since 2003, at least 65,000 U.S. airline flights should never have been permitted to leave the ground because shoddy repair work and improper maintaina ... More >>
photo by Jennifer SilverbergFormer Kinloch police captain Everett James In January 2007, Kinloch police captain Everett James shot a suspect after a physical confrontation that left the veteran officer hospitalized with wounds to his face and head. Shortly after he was released from the hospital, ... More >>
Yes, George Clooney is coming to St. Louis to film Up in the Air and yes, the producers are looking for extras, and yes, you, St. Louisans, can get involved.Casting director Joni Tackette will be searching for approximately 2,100 paid extras in an open call at the Crestwood Court Mall on January 24t ... More >>
Big changes in store for your restaurant options at Lambert thanks to a $16-million contract extension between the airport and its contractor HMSHost. From the press release: The new agreement lays out an ambitious plan to build or renovate about two dozen food and beverage locations at Lambert wit ... More >>
Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. HERE Ian Froeb takes a drive-by look at Three Monkeys. Annie Zaleski gears up for a lengthy essay on Stereogum's tribute to R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People. All the Blogger blogs we were going to link aren't loading today ... More >>
A Bridgeton intruder has women's panties in a knot.
Minority cab companies doing business with the airport may face extinction
With bills coming due at Lambert, St. Louis considers drastic change
UniverSoul Circus stays street
Week of July 2, 2003
Development plans could mean the end of Edmundson. Most residents are ready to go.