N670UW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1599 posts, RR: 8 Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2700 times:
I don't expect much. US doesn't seem to be interested in aggressively competing for its Pittsburgh markets.
If you look at their past responses to Southwest's additions, they've been minimal. I believe US did add some frequency/capacity between PIT and PHL, but I don't remember any significant additions to places like Chicago, Tampa, Phoenix, Orlando, etc.
Maybe you'll see one or two of the 50-seat RJ's upgraded to a E-170, but I don't expect mainline. Look at DCA. US only has one mainline flight between PIT and DCA, which is a larger market and DCA has a large US presence.
Steeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 8966 posts, RR: 18 Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2525 times:
Quoting Luketenley (Reply 5): These 80 some flights begin in Feb. Should really increase traffic in B concourse.
Unfortunately, you misread my post... they're not operating 86 flights... They are operating aircraft with 86 SEATS!!
Don't feel bad. I did that same thing when I posted about Republic doing this. I read the PR on the flypittsburgh website and thought they were adding 60 fights to operate 86 flights, but that 86 refers to the number of seats on each aircraft... I tried to go back and fix that, but someone else already beat me to it and posted that my interpretation of that PR was off...
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PITA333 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 391 posts, RR: 3 Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2521 times:
I don't really expect much at all. We must remember that BWI used to be a US foucus city and that was the only reason PIT-BWI stayed mainline for as long as it did in the early 00's. US will probubly do nothing. about this. I expect to only see cutbacks in capactiy at this point.
Quoting ATLAaron (Reply 4): In that past when this has happened, has US ever just dropped the flight?
Depending on how WN does on this flight, this COULD happen. Just look at what happened with US service with PIT-ATL. US could not compeat with DL and FL.
PITA333 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 391 posts, RR: 3 Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2502 times:
Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 9): Yet, FL was the one to blink first on PIT-PHL and New York, and I think one other route...
MDW would be that other city you were thinking about. They could never make any of those routes work, which is unfortunate. I flew on PIT-LGA on FL many a times and loved it. However, the loads sucked big time.