Myzery From United States of America, joined May 2003, 23 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3023 times:
starting monday june 9th us airways express will pick up the following flights, pit-atl 4 flights, pit-mke 3 flights, pit-lga 2 flights, pit-dca 1 flight, pit-mht 1 flight, pit-bgr 1 flight. there will be no more mainline service to atl or lga but the other cities will be mainline and express service. the new express routes will be regional jet service.
AWA22 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3008 times:
MKE looses mainline service all together, they will be 100% RJ. I just started working there this week and we become a US Airways mainline express city. PHL is already RJ's and PIT and CLT flight get downgraded to RJ's. Right the flights are being operated by Mesa CRJ's and I beleive some RP ERJ's will also be in the mix, for now.
MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6552 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2979 times:
PIT-MSY has had only ONE nonstop now for a couple of months, flown with 733's and 319's usually. Sad to see only one flight in this market, but US compensated MSY by giving us a 3rd PHL nonstop, so no loss in capacity.
DCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4499 posts, RR: 33
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2942 times:
Some of these routes may be operated with Embraer 170's when those start coming online. Remember, USAir/ Piedmont/ Mohawk/ Empire was built on mostly 100-seat and 70ish-seat a/c. Since shortly after 9/11, US Airways has not had any more 100-seat a/c.
Now US has to leap from 50 seats to 125 seats when allotting seat capacity. And this is in the worst national market situation for network carriers ever. Large-medium markets that are some distance from the East Coast, may have trouble filling 2-3 daily 125 and 150-seat a/c to US Airways hubs these days.
US still isn't entering the 100-seat arena; I would think 717's would be ideally suited to US Airways. But that's another story.
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Scottb From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6742 posts, RR: 32
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2937 times:
PIT-LGA is not going over to US Express, though a mid-morning round-trip is being added; the same is true of the PIT-DCA RJ round-trip. PIT-BGR is a new flight (or an add-back of previously halted service). But PIT-MHT, PIT-ATL, and PIT-MKE are all being downgauged. I don't see how US Airways expects to be competitive with Delta and AirTran to ATL.