PrimetimeDC9 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 67 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2707 times:
PIT seems to respond well to new airlines coming in from the west. right now there are only two examples to look at with UA denver service and HP phoenix service, both of which are doing well. I know that HP is adding LAS service soon and I would imagine that WN will add some cities, but im surprised that until now no one has considered the prospect of serving pit from cities like LAX and SFO aside from US.
Jcavinato From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2672 times:
UA Denver service was a good route for the carrier up till the 80s, once US started to build a serious hub and western service. I remember there being three non-stops a day on UA on that route.
UA actually started to build a small hub in PIT with emphasis upon Florida destinations. They spent a lot on promotion. If you sent in a card from the newspaper they'd send you a beach towel. We still have it, and it is near perfect after at least a hundred washings. UA did things with class. My last UA DEN-PIT flight was in first class. They served prime rib. The flight attendant brought it down the aisle and cut it right there for each passenger.
But with PIT, remember that a large amount of corporate population is no longer there: US Steel, Bethlehem Steel, Gulf Oil, Alcoa, PPG, Westinghouse -- all much fewer than before.