MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31119 posts, RR: 73 Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1486 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).
Cubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 21245 posts, RR: 19 Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1454 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.
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Usairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3100 posts, RR: 8 Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1445 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.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31119 posts, RR: 73 Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1433 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.
PennPal From United States of America, joined May 2004, 170 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1264 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...
Scottb From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6365 posts, RR: 34 Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1219 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.
Ouboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4007 posts, RR: 23 Reply 18, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1145 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.
Any opinion/comment posted is that of my own and not that of Southwest Airlines Co.