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US Announces More PIT Cuts  
User currently offlineUALFAson From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 741 posts, RR: 4
Posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2296 times:

Sorry if this was already posted but I didn't see anything.

As part of its plan to eliminate direct service to 37 cities from PIT by Nov. 4, the following destinations will be dropped:
Houston, TX
Kansas City, MO
Charleston, SC
Myrtle Beach, SC

They join previously announced:
Milwaukee, WI
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
Memphis, TN
Toledo, OH
Ft. Wayne, IN
South Bend, IN
Evansville, IN
Reading, PA
Beckley, WV
Bluefield, WV
Huntington, WV

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette also speculates that future cuts could include Frankfurt, London Gatwick, destinations in Canada, and smaller cities in PA, NY, and VA.

*Sigh* While I wish US all the best--honestly--I can't help but feel this is the latest hemmorage as the carrier bleeds a slow and painful death. Maybe I'm being overly dramatic, but it reminds me of a factory or any company where they're laying off people and they post a new list of names every few days, and everyone who makes it that round just waits and worries until the time their name finally is listed.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04223/359294.stm


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User currently offlineJc2354 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 589 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2268 times:

Not to change the subject, but, does anyone know of an airline that actually "shrank" their way to profitability?

Thanks.

Jack



If not now, then when?
User currently offlineA330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 43
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2262 times:

Not to change the subject, but, does anyone know of an airline that actually "shrank" their way to profitability?

Plenty of airlines have cut unprofitable hubs. See HP at CMH. Or for an even better example, see AA at RDU, where they maintain a healthy focus city, as US plans to do at PIT. Or see how AA shrunk the STL hub.

And contrary to popular belief, US isn't shrinking. System ASMs grew 6.2% in the 2nd quarter. PIT is losing capacity, but it's being replaced and then some elsewhere in the system.

[Edited 2004-08-12 09:24:21]


I'm the expert on here on two things, neither of which I care about much anymore.
User currently offlineOrd From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1389 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2113 times:

"Not to change the subject, but, does anyone know of an airline that actually "shrank" their way to profitability?"

In the late 1980s Continental had a big hub in Denver, a smaller one at Washington Dulles, and was the largest carrier at many mid-size airports such as New Orleans. They went into a financial tailspin but turned it around in the mid-1990s, partly through a smaller operation.


User currently onlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5600 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2006 times:

The slick slogan that no airline ever shrank to profitability is a canard. Probably every airline in business for more than 10 years has done it at one time or other.


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