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YAY! PIT Gets WN!  
User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4892 posts, RR: 10
Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2065 times:

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!

Now, one complaint:
WHY NO PIT-MCI!?!??!?!??!?!??!?!?!


Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
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User currently offlineKahala777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2043 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.....

 Wow!


Regards - Kahala777


User currently offlineN670UW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1602 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2030 times:

Man, I wish I could've been at the airport today.

Stupid macroeconomics...  frown 




N670UW


User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2021 times:

Quoting Kahala777 (Reply 1):
Sure bet that US Airways will be opening bottles of champagne.....

Actually, to get inebriated on because they can no longer charge the deadly extortion fares of $364 for a 1 hour flight to PHL.

This is a victory for all of western Pennsylvania because they no longer have to make the 100 mile drive for reasonable fares in CAK (FL presence).


User currently offlineJdaniel001 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1985 times:

Quoting N670UW (Reply 2):
Stupid macroeconomics.

Southwest wasn't worth skipping?


User currently offlineJdwfloyd From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 837 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1959 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.

User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7502 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1945 times:

Quoting Jdaniel001 (Reply 4):
Southwest wasn't worth skipping?

Definately not  Wink



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1942 times:

A total of three aircraft (all -700s) ferried in on Tuesday, one each from MDW, DAL, and PHX...

User currently offlineJdwfloyd From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 837 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1929 times:

The first one had a bunch of execs on it, so one of the people down on the floor told me. The second roled in around 6ish and the last around 9 or so.

User currently offlineN670UW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1602 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1822 times:

Quoting Jdaniel001 (Reply 4):
Southwest wasn't worth skipping?

It was a mid-term exam.  Sad




N670UW


User currently offlineJdaniel001 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1786 times:

Quoting N670UW (Reply 9):
It was a mid-term exam.

I hope you passed. And so does Southwest.  Smile


User currently offlinePITA333 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 391 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1622 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  Sad 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.

PITA333


User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4892 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1596 times:

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 7):
A total of three aircraft (all -700s) ferried in on Tuesday, one each from MDW, DAL, and PHX...

But all they have is A1 and A3, no? Where would the 9p plane go?



Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlinePITA333 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 391 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1576 times:

NWADC9:

It looked like it was at A5 on the TV today, but I could be wrong (A5 may have been used as US gate in the morning).


User currently offlineN670UW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1602 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1478 times:

Southwest has a promotional video out for the new service.

http://www.kdka.com/

Click there and scroll to the bottom - click 'Southwest Airlines Promotional Video' under the Video section.




N670UW


User currently offlineJdaniel001 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1337 times:

I wonder why they had a football spin on the video? Does Pittsburgh have a football team?  wink 

User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4312 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1321 times:
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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! devil  Now if they can get into CVG as they are getting anally raped by DL.

Quoting Jdaniel001 (Reply 15):
Does Pittsburgh have a football team?

Steelers.


User currently offlineJdaniel001 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1278 times:

Quoting Iowaman (Reply 16):
Quoting Jdaniel001 (Reply 15):
Does Pittsburgh have a football team?

Steelers.

Go Cowboys!!!!


User currently offlineJdwfloyd From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 837 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1260 times:

Quoting PITA333 (Reply 13):

It looked like it was at A5 on the TV today, but I could be wrong (A5 may have been used as US gate in the morning).

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 12):

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.


User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4892 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1196 times:

Quoting Jdaniel001 (Reply 15):
Does Pittsburgh have a football team?

One of the best in the league Wink

Quoting Jdaniel001 (Reply 15):
I wonder why they had a football spin on the video?

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
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