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New US OCC To Be In PIT  
User currently offlineMolykote From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1343 posts, RR: 15
Posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 6747 times:
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Having grown up in the Pittsburgh area I've been informed through trusted* hometown sources that the new US Airways OCC will be located in Pittsburgh. This should be announced in public by the end of the week.

My inclination is to believe that this announcement is simply the result of experience already on hand in Pittsburgh. I'm silently hoping this doesn't spawn the weekly "PIT Renaissance" thread.

* ---> or at least trusted to the point where I'll risk my "alias internet reputation" (worth approximately $1.22) on the statement.


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User currently offlineHPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 6710 times:

I find this to be a shock, if it's true. PIT did not show as much interest in hosting OCC/SOC as did PHX and CLT. Considering I'm going to be attending D/X school in a couple of months and hoping to get a D/X job with US, this may have an impact on my decision if the combined flight ops will be in PIT over PHX.

User currently offlineDL Widget Head From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2100 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 6681 times:

Quoting HPLASOps (Reply 1):
I find this to be a shock, if it's true.

Agreed. I thought PHX was a given considering the incentives that the city was offering. By the way, what is a D/X job?

[Edited 2007-02-20 09:35:18]

User currently offlineMolykote From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1343 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 6612 times:
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Latest update is that the OCC will be placed on county land near the airport adjacent to a (golf) driving range.

If I remember the area correctly from my youth in Pittsburgh, I believe this may be the Scully's (spelling?) driving range.



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User currently offlineHPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 6610 times:

Quoting DL Widget Head (Reply 2):
By the way, what is a D/X job?

Dispatcher. Requires an FAA certificate.

Quoting Molykote (Reply 3):
Latest update is that the OCC will be placed on county land near the airport adjacent to a (golf) driving range.

Might I ask who your sources are?


User currently offlineUSPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3295 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 6534 times:

Quoting Molykote (Reply 3):
Latest update is that the OCC will be placed on county land near the airport adjacent to a (golf) driving range.

If I remember the area correctly from my youth in Pittsburgh, I believe this may be the Scully's (spelling?) driving range.

That would be Scally's on Ewing Run Road. The Airport Ice Arena is near there, as is the former Bon-Air Golf Course. That may be where they're planning to build. When, may I ask, is this to be built? No offense, but what are your sources? I haven't heard anything detailed about this since the DL/US merger talk started.



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User currently offlineMolykote From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1343 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 6473 times:
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Quoting HPLASOps (Reply 4):

Might I ask who your sources are?



Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 5):
No offense, but what are your sources?

I could tell you but then I'd have to kill you.  Smile



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User currently offlineTooluther From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 307 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 6418 times:

The County Exec is giving a "state of the county" speech today. I blew it off, but I wonder if he'll hint to anything. While I still have my doubts until something concrete shows up, this would be great news.

I still think US has thrown in a few non monetary calculations into their choice (ie dropping local o/d percentage as well as east coast operations over west coast ones) that would tip the scales towards a Pittsburgh location.

I hope there wasn't an under the table upping of the county's bid for the center though. This was getting out of controll!


User currently offlinePgh234 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 796 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6145 times:

Putting a little more meat to this rumor...

http://www.postgazette.com/pg/07052/763734-100.stm

Is this the first time in 6 years that PIT was not screwed?

-pgh234


User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4148 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6130 times:

There is video here:
http://www.azcentral.com/12news/

Grats to PIT!


User currently offlineMah584jr From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 513 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 6079 times:

Good news for the city of Pittsburgh and the state of Pennsylvania.

User currently offlineJmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3313 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6016 times:

As of now, there has yet to be any press release from US Airways and nothing is official at such agencies as AP or Reuters.


.......
User currently offlineLuketenley From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 419 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6004 times:

I posted this when I heard it at 8 am this morning but for some reason it was deleted. This is definately good news for us here in Pittsburgh. We finally get some good news from US. US is supposed to have a press conference this afternoon sometime.


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User currently offlineATLAaron From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1028 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5994 times:

I live in the PIT area, anyone have any idea how I would go about getting one of these "new 150 jobs"?

User currently offlineLuketenley From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 419 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5989 times:

I'm sure they will announce something about the new jobs today during the press conference. I bet alot of the dislocated US employees will try for these as well.


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User currently offlinePgh234 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 796 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5983 times:

Now its official:

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/070221/law060a.html?.v=2


User currently offlineFloridaflyboy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2018 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5972 times:

Quoting Pgh234 (Reply 8):
Is this the first time in 6 years that PIT was not screwed?

I believe it would be! It's a miracle  Smile



Good goes around!
User currently offlineKohflot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5920 times:

Congrats to PIT, but condolences to the Cactus employees that have roots in the PHX area (and those who enjoy Arctic-free winters).

If I were an HP employee, I would think the biggest downside to this is moving away from a good non-revving hub. Sure, PHL is close.. but there will be plenty of times when finding a seat on those 6-7 nonstops a day will be impossible, and it'd be an even bigger problem getting stuck in PHL on the way home.

This comment is interesting too: "...we chose Pittsburgh for a variety of reasons, including the impact of relocating experienced employees from the Pittsburgh area..." I imagine the point of looking at CLT was to find a third location for everyone to go so there would be no favoritism. Again, condolences to the PHX folks.


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days ago) and read 5842 times:

On the bright side, I think that many of the PHX folks will find that their home-buying dollar goes alot further in the PIT area... I can remember when the PSA was acquired and folks who sold ther SAN-area homes were able to find equivalent homes in the PIT area at a fraction of the SAN-area price....

User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5792 times:

Congrats to PIT. I did my US CSA training in PIT, in those days the airport was quite busy, even with transatlantic flights. Kinda sucks for the employees to see the state of PIT now. Glad they at least got this.. Hope it works out.


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User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9272 posts, RR: 21
Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5763 times:

I just about had heart failure when I saw the Post-Gazette article!!!

YAHOOOOOOO!!!!!  praise  champagne 

Quoting Molykote (Reply 3):
If I remember the area correctly from my youth in Pittsburgh, I believe this may be the Scully's (spelling?) driving range.

Yeah, and it's also a good place to do a little spotting. I used to do that AND play mini golf there  Smile

Quoting Pgh234 (Reply 8):
Is this the first time in 6 years that PIT was not screwed?

Yeah, really... Now if they'd restore some lost flights (in addition to seasonal SAN and SEA) it would all be good...



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User currently onlineLAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7810 posts, RR: 25
Reply 21, posted (7 years 10 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5665 times:

Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 20):
I just about had heart failure when I saw the Post-Gazette article!!!

YAHOOOOOOO!!!!!

HAHA, my first thought when I read this post was "wont Steeler83 be excited".  Wink

This is good news for PIT indeed. I hope they will add a few more flights to PIT.



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User currently offlineAGC525 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 10 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5633 times:

Quoting ATLAaron (Reply 13):
live in the PIT area, anyone have any idea how I would go about getting one of these "new 150 jobs"?

Ditto for me! Any info would be great....



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User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (7 years 10 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5625 times:

what is OCC and whats so good about PIT now? i dont understand......


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User currently offlineMrSTL From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 468 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (7 years 10 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5625 times:

Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 20):
I just about had heart failure when I saw the Post-Gazette article!!!

YAHOOOOOOO!!!!!

Congratulations PIT, hopefully this is a sign of better things to come with US, especially since DL did not work out.


25 Midcon385 : Yeah, it's definitely PIT as my best friend is a dispatcher in PHX and he's going to have to move to PIT. The Operations Control Center (OCC) will be
26 Midcon385 : All the money goes a lot farther in PIT than PHX as I hear, plus the folks at PHX coming to PIT (at least the Dispatchers) are getting a major pay ju
27 ATLAaron : What happened with DL?
28 Post contains images BlueElephant : Congratulation to Pittsburgh, My Home town. extremely glad US decided to keep their operations center in PIT. I went to see it when i was 10 years old
29 Post contains images Steeler83 : US withdrew it/the creditors saw DL doing better as a stand-alone carrier, er something of the type. Either way you slice it, the US/DL merger crashe
30 Luketenley : Must you ask about PIT? PIT is a fantastic facility that got screwed over when US took away the hub status. Search for Pittsburgh and I'm sure you wi
31 Jmc1975 : What kind of experience do you bring to the table? Would you outqualify the PHX employees that will be transferring to PIT, which are expected to mak
32 Steeler83 : Well, this is actually half-right... Stephen Wolf was the CEO who pretty much screwed the airline big time. He was a joke of a CEO. I forget when he
33 Post contains images WesternA318 : Well, looks like our friend Steeler83 is having a coronary over the good news, I might have to flyout and start the Defibrillator.. This is indeed exc
34 Post contains images N670UW : I don't know if Wolf was a 'joke' of a CEO. While he and Gangwal certainly had their flaws during their management period, particularly in the manage
35 WesternA318 : Yep, to basically a United plane flying upside down...I love thenew US scheme..a much BETTER improvement..
36 Mah584jr : While I agree that he may have done some positive things, I think overall he did a poor job of management. I think he had a real problem managing the
37 A/c dxer : I was real surprised it went to pit. I can understand one side of it due to the experience level in pit but if you look at it how many from pit would
38 Post contains links Steeler83 : Oh yeah, THAT whas the schmuck who lied to PIT and broke the promises. Sorry, there have been so many CEO changes for US in 5 or 6 years before the U
39 PSU.DTW.SCE : Congrats to PIT & US A great, completely underrated city. It has a lot of character, pride, and stuff to do. You get a lot of value for your money in
40 OPNLguy : I agree completely. With the bulk of their ops east of the Mississippi and especially on the east coast, shift start times for those sectors would ha
41 Post contains images Steeler83 : I like the compliments! Thanks a lot! Pittsburgh does have its culture and everything else that you said above. South side went from being a filty sm
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