Kahala777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2257 times:
Quoting NWADC9 (Thread starter): Tomorrow's the big day! The first flight will be a 737NG in the canyon blue colors with winglets. The plane was ferried in to PIT this afternoon, with a water cannon salute. Let's hope they do well!
Sure bet that US Airways will be opening bottles of champagne.....
Jdwfloyd From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 837 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2173 times:
I was in the Ops tower when the flight came in today and had a first class seat to the dog a pony show. Other than the water arch, news copter and all of the media, nothing too special. I think the A/C N number was like N440LV or something. Eh, no big deal just glad to see the gates being used now. Wished they would have taken the gates at the end of B rather than A1 and A3, we at US xpress barely had enough space before they took the gates from us, now it is a nightmare.
PITA333 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 391 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1836 times:
The local TV station, KDKA-TV, had great coverage of the first flight, as viewers saw it take off at around 6:55 (delayed due to the de-icing prosess..... in may PIT was under a frost advisory. Sometimes I wish I lived down south.). The take off looked great. Good luck to WN and I'm sure they will do well in steel town! We welcome them with open arms.
Iowaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1535 times:
Finally relief from high fares in PIT. Now that CLT has Airtran (and Indy) relief all the US Airways major hubs have been infiltrated with LCC's! Now if they can get into CVG as they are getting anally raped by DL.
But all they have is A1 and A3, no? Where would the 9p plane go?
They are only using A5 for the RON, the gate upstairs still has US stuff on the walls. WN pulls the first of the three RONs on A1 or A3 and then repo it to A5 with a tug. They are not using it for boarding or deplaning yet.
It was part of the ceremony, including a school marching band, Kelly getting peanuts poured over him by Bettis and someone else that I forget, and a bunch of WN employees running through a banner dressed like 737's.
Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard