Hi, Bill - Any plans to revive the SDF-STL route? I used to fly SWA exclusively, but when the SDF-STL route was cancelled a few years ago, I had to make a connection in Chicago. Since I had to change planes anyway, I started looking at other carriers, and found that many times I could fly as cheaply on other carriers, and had more scheduling options, so I've since taken whichever fare/schedule combo worked best for me. I can get a direct flight from Nashville, but I have a 3 hour drive there - so time-wise, it doesn't save me anything. Most of my travel is to central MO or Kansas City, so the SDF-STL leg was crucial - could be on the ground in STL in an hour, or if I were going to KC, I did a one-hop SDF-STL-MCI, and could be in KC in 2.5 hours. Now it's a minimum of 4.5-5, and depending on weather/traffic, could be much longer. I've given up on STL flights - I can get in my car and drive, and be there in the same amount of time - and much cheaper than any flight. Bring back the SDF-STL route, though, and I'll gladly swap my 400 mile drive!
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