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US: New Erie-PHL/CLT Service  
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32620 posts, RR: 72
Posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2625 times:

Another sign of the times at Pittsburgh. US Airways is adding non-stops between Erie, Penn. and both Philadelphia and Charlotte:

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/040606/dcsu003_1.html


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User currently offlineMD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2586 times:

Great.. Did you hear that PHL guys?

4 MORE CRJ flights in and out of PHL a day!  Insane

 Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineKcrwflyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3795 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2560 times:

does anyone know when Us is switching to all CRJ's out of CRW. They announced it about a month ago but i forgot the exact dates.

User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2556 times:

One of my freinds who lives near ERI will be VERY happy. ERI already has RJ to CVG from DL and DTW I think. well ERI ALREADY has jet service to PIT. So thats why they added PHL and CLT.
Alex



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User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2532 times:

Yes, they are doing good news for more new service from PHL/CLT-ERI and will be good for make connection with their flight.

User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7529 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2478 times:

Something tells me with the rash of new service to PHL and/or CLT to many of these PIT outstations, that these cities will lose service to PIT when US drops their hub service at PIT this fall.

User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32620 posts, RR: 72
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2417 times:

well ERI ALREADY has jet service to PIT. So thats why they added PHL and CLT.

The reason for the new PHL-ERI and CLT-ERI service is because PIT-ERI service will most likely not be along much longer. As it becomes a focus city, PIT will see minimal service to a handful of destinations. Some regional RJ routes with high O&D, and then the mainline jets to California, Florida, and probably Cancun (and maybe Frankfurt).



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User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2395 times:

Is that still anything else about those new service to ERI?

User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22734 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2385 times:

Why would PIT have service to FRA? If PIT-FRA never happenned when PIT was a hub, it certainly isn't going to work with PIT as a focus city. International facilities are far superior and (especially in the case of CLT) way below capacity at the two real hubs.

On a more on-topic note, when is the Concourse E expansion at CLT going to happen? I would imagine that we are going to see more service similar to this ERI service when PIT gets de-hubbed, and E is already pretty chaotic.

[Edited 2004-06-07 04:28:32]

[Edited 2004-06-07 04:29:18]


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User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3393 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2376 times:

Cubsrule: US currently flies PIT-AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA to benefit from its Star partner, Lufthansa. That would be one of the main reasons why PIT-AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA could potentially stay.


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32620 posts, RR: 72
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2364 times:

Less to do with Lufthansa, and more to do with the fact that PIT-AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA is subsidized. The German company Siemens subsidizes the route because they carry a lot of O&D traffic between PIT and AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA. The subsidies guarantee the flights profitability, and is also why the flight is an A330. Assuming Siemens still wants to pay those subsidies (I see no reason why not, because, as I said, they use the flight for O&D), there is no reason for US Airways to drop it.


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User currently offlineN670UW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1603 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2355 times:

The German company Siemens subsidizes the route because they carry a lot of O&D traffic

The route is also heavily subsidized by Bayer.



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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22734 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2341 times:

@US85/MAH: Sorry fellows... can't read my timetable. I guess I put my foot pretty far in my mouth.


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User currently offlineSD330PSU From United States of America, joined May 2004, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2248 times:

I remember when US would fly many daily flights from Erie to Pittsburgh using the F100 and DC-9.

User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7511 posts, RR: 24
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2211 times:

The Big question that hasn't been asked as of yet is; how much will the fares be? Something tells me that US' recent Go Fares program will not apply for PHL-ERI and/or CLT-ERI flights.

I remember a few months ago when my boss was booking round-trip business travel to ERI from PHL on US (it included a connection in PIT). The total airfare was an outrageous $900... for coach.

While non-stop PHL-ERI service could benefit my company (we have a satellite office in Erie), those fares have to come down for us to utilize the service more.



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User currently offlinePennPal From United States of America, joined May 2004, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2195 times:

Wow...never thought I'd see a post on this board about my old home-town airport! I can remember Sunday morning visits when my dad and I watched DC-3s, Convairs and Martins belonging to Lake Central, Mohawk, Capitol and Allegheny flying into and out of ERI. Such fond memories!! As was mentioned in another post, it seems the high fares on ERI flights motivates one to land in PIT, BUF or CLE, rent a car, and drive the short distance to Erie as I, sadly, have had to do many times...

User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2172 times:

I think this is only the beginning as US starts to downsize PIT and protect its high fare routes.


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User currently offlineScottb From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6712 posts, RR: 32
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2150 times:

One tidbit mentioned later in the press release is that ERI's service to PIT is being halved from eight daily flights (6 Saab/2 CRJ) to four (3 Saab/1 CRJ). That's clearly the first phase of the eventual elimination of ERI-PIT flying on US. I speculate that when hub operations at PIT end in September/October, the Saab flights on Shuttle America to PIT will end, and ERI will likely pick up an additional CRJ to either CLT or PHL. Capacity each way is going to go (temporarily) from 280 seats to 390 seats with the schedule announced in the press release; if my hunch is correct, capacity will end up at 300 seats each way (or 250 if they don't add another CRJ to either PHL or CLT).

It's kind of sad when you consider that ERI used to have multiple daily mainline flights to and from PIT.


User currently offlineOuboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4567 posts, RR: 23
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2076 times:

GoFares to ERI? Eventually. The pilots and management meet in a few weeks to discuss details of the reorganization plan, and I would assume a rollout schedule for GoFares will be announced. We'll have to wait and see, but the company continues to stress it will go system wide as the fare structure must come down to reduce costs.

User currently offlineSHUPirate1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3670 posts, RR: 17
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2064 times:

Why would the pilots have anything to do with what the passengers they are flying are paying?  Confused


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