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by flyPIT
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo & Passenger Pilots (Captain)
Replies: 8
Views: 818

Re: Cargo & Passenger Pilots (Captain)

Compare the revenue carried by cargo carriers and pax carriers...Cargo pilots are responsible for more revenue on a typical flight than their passenger brethren. " Compare the lives carried by cargo carriers and pax carriers...Passenger pilots are responsible for more lives on a typical flight...

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by flyPIT
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo & Passenger Pilots (Captain)
Replies: 8
Views: 818

Re: Cargo & Passenger Pilots (Captain)

Do you know why cargo captains typically make more than passenger captains? Is it because they (FedEx/UPS) normally fly Night Op's and because the freight is more time sensitive? Could it be for those reasons why cargo captains make more? The major passenger carriers paid more than FedEx and UPS un...

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by flyPIT
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34
Replies: 1154
Views: 138989

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Looks like major problems at HNA group. This is the organization that was committing to China-PIT charters so it does not bode well: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1380457 I had a gut feeling about this flight long ago... Possibly once HNA gets its affairs in order, we might...

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by flyPIT
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34
Replies: 1154
Views: 138989

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Since some seem to look down upon the use of incentives to gain air service: "The Qatar flight will generate $43 million to the regional economy, according to a new airport economic impact study" http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/13078241-74/pittsburgh-international-spent-up-to-78m-on-ca...

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by flyPIT
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34
Replies: 1154
Views: 138989

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

I personally don't see the problem with the ACAA and OneJet swapping a board seat. Looking at present and past ACAA board members its amazing to see the number of individuals with no aviation background. If it keeps OneJet a Pittsburgh centric company then I'm fine with it. Wow, add OneJet to the li...

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by flyPIT
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SF Express to build China's first "Memphis" type express cargo hub
Replies: 9
Views: 1282

Re: SF Express to build China's first "Memphis" type express cargo hub

This is close, but a bit South of China's economic and population centroid. Interesting. It is needed. Better with a passenger hub... On that note I'm curious why they don't just use the existing airport at nearby Wuhan. Plenty of greenfield space for a huge facility between the parallel runways (t...

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by flyPIT
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SF Express to build China's first "Memphis" type express cargo hub
Replies: 9
Views: 1282

Re: SF Express to build China's first "Memphis" type express cargo hub

Surely, cargo and packages are point to point... whats the reason for routing them through a hub? To get sorted??? Do you really think there is enough packages in Fargo to warrant a nonstop flight to Fairbanks? The hub system was invented by the cargo industry (specifically Fred Smith/FedEx) before...

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by flyPIT
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEM Announces OneJet service to PIT and KCI
Replies: 37
Views: 2394

Re: MEM Announces OneJet service to PIT and KCI

They are not targeting Joe Smo and his entire family to fly them, they want business travelers and seem to be getting them quite successfully with just word of mouth and local marketing. Looks like they are looking to grow beyond just business travelers: " Originally focused on the business tr...

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by flyPIT
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Atlanta Approach Incident 11/29
Replies: 13
Views: 2417

Re: DL Atlanta Approach Incident 11/29

The KATL Automated Surface Observing System METAR weather at 1052 EST was wind from 180° at 5 knots, 1/8 statute mile visibility, runway visual range for runway 09R varying between 2,800 and 4,000 ft, mist, patches of fog, overcast ceiling at 300 ft above ground level (agl), temperature 13°C, dew p...

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by flyPIT
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34
Replies: 1154
Views: 138989

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Some more OneJet tidbits: " Maguire plans to upgrade several other routes to the larger planes by March , as many of the smaller planes are often full. The county and airport provided $3 million in public grants and loans in exchange for OneJet to offer service to 10 destinations by the end of ...

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by flyPIT
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34
Replies: 1154
Views: 138989

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Here's a good article with some background info on the PIT-MEM flight, and switch to larger aircraft. It is behind the paywall so I had to use some "creative acquiring" to get a look. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4539/27264612149_b37ee1fb41_z.jpg https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4515/38324...

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by flyPIT
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34
Replies: 1154
Views: 138989

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Kind of interesting...if you overlapped OneJet and Southern networks, PIT basically has a smaller regional hub back. Now that OneJet will finally be getting some scalable aircraft the next thing could be offering connections via PIT. They already have a morning and evening bank. With some minor sch...

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by flyPIT
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEM Announces OneJet service to PIT and KCI
Replies: 37
Views: 2394

Re: MEM Announces OneJet service to PIT and KCI

RJNUT wrote:
the schedule provides for connections MCI-PIT @MEM but doubt they will sell as such?! I expect to see a lot of these PTP schedule show up with this new fleet plan on J1.
PIT-MCI is getting nonstop service

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by flyPIT
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34
Replies: 1154
Views: 138989

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

double post

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by flyPIT
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34
Replies: 1154
Views: 138989

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

1x daily weekday service to PBI and 2x daily weekday service to MCI and MEM with E135s.
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/onejet-announces-three-new-routes-from-pittsburgh-to-palm-beach-kansas-city-and-memphis-300570768.html
No surprise with MCI and MEM.

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by flyPIT
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34
Replies: 1154
Views: 138989

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

3 more destinations to be announced at noon.

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by flyPIT
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Aviation College?
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: Which Aviation College?

As for scholarships I've gotten $12,000 per year to ERAU, $18,000 per year to Saint Louis, and $1,500 a year to UND. Purdue and WMUs haven't You will get the most bang for your buck at St. Louis. I went to ERAU, the training is great but at the end of the day the airlines don't care which universit...

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by flyPIT
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneJet Looking to Start BUF-ALB
Replies: 37
Views: 3747

Re: OneJet Looking to Start BUF-ALB

the OneJet twitter account has a picture of the E135. Granted, it's not a full shot, but better than nothing. https://twitter.com/OneJetAir Here is another shot. Looks great: http://www.onejet.com/service to me their CJ4's are better suited for this new route which would a higher percentage of day ...

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by flyPIT
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34
Replies: 1154
Views: 138989

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Thanks for posting that presentation...I was wondering the same thing in regards to the int'l gates. Looking at page 32 the sterile corridor does in fact extend all the way down to C51. They will probably get started on that before anything else. And looking at the mockups, if i park in extended, h...

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by flyPIT
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34
Replies: 1154
Views: 138989

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Ultimate Air Shuttle operates 30-seat ERJ-135's and they are all biz config, so I expect OneJet's will be the same. I wouldn't call 36 inches of seat pitch and maintaining the ERJ's 3 abreast seating as "all biz config". That's barely premium economy. https://ultimateairshuttle.com/aircra...

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by flyPIT
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34
Replies: 1154
Views: 138989

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Really interesting to see them make the jump from 7 seaters to ERJ-135s. How quickly did OneJet go from launch to operating base at PIT? CMH is apparently under strong consideration to be their next base and they started service in November. Curious to see how quickly they decide if they have a win...

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by flyPIT
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34
Replies: 1154
Views: 138989

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Per the OneJet BUF-ALB thread looks like OneJet will be adding 30 seat E135s to their operation. This is great news and something I long said they should be doing. I imagine we will be seeing these in PIT as well. http://onejet.com/press-archive/onejet-announces-air-service-between-buffalo-and-alban...

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by flyPIT
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick Airlines Operations 2001/2002
Replies: 8
Views: 1853

Re: Gatwick Airlines Operations 2001/2002

Cunard wrote:
US Airways-Baltimore, Charlotte, Philadelphia

Pittsburgh not Baltimore

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by flyPIT
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pilots will take their caps off
Replies: 130
Views: 21260

Re: KLM pilots will take their caps off

The flight crew of Reeve Aleutian flight 8 made it a point to leave the L-188 in full uniform including hats. Despite wrestling a nearly uncontrollable plane for several hours and making a miracle landing, the crew decided it was safe enough to take the time to stay professional to the very end of ...

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by flyPIT
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34
Replies: 1154
Views: 138989

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

http://www.bradenton.com/news/business/article115473263.html SRQ provides between $100,000 and $125,000 in marketing in the service’s first year. The airport provides marketing dollars in tapered amounts for the following two years. THAT CAN'T JUST BE FOR PWM, no? We're in the 2ns year of service, ...

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by flyPIT
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34
Replies: 1154
Views: 138989

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

SRQ person here. Even though this incentive is tiny I'm not sure I agree with it. Unlike SEA and YUL, SRQ is hardly a critical missing link for PIT. If anything it should be SRQ paying for this. 1. SRQ is paying for some of this. 2. Why should SRQ be paying more? Where do you think most of the orig...

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by flyPIT
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1279
Views: 143310

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

masseybrown wrote:
If buying a flight to YUL played any part in recovering the Alcoa headquarters, $50K was a bargain and PIT should have bought 2.
Excellent point.

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by flyPIT
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1279
Views: 143310

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

PIT-YUL isn't really international despite Indy lumping it there. If a route operated by an RJ needs financial aid it probably doesn't have much high yielding O&D to begin with. It almost feels like a bad EAS subsidy. Much like the short life of PD at PIT, I don't think YUL will operate after t...

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by flyPIT
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1279
Views: 143310

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

I don't blame the ACAA for trying to attract as much service a possible but the jury is out whether all those flights will survive. In the case of WOW Air forward bookings exceeded expectations that they increased capacity before the service even began. This additional capacity was beyond what the ...

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by flyPIT
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR
Replies: 67
Views: 20523

Re: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR

sgbroimp wrote:
And then there was the Connie,


And yet again there is the other Connie, who's aircraft physically transition to 3 engine aircraft in flight!
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by flyPIT
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IND - New Runway & Major FX Expansion Coming?
Replies: 55
Views: 7730

Re: IND - New Runway & Major FX Expansion Coming?

A hangar is one thing, but I doubt you are going to tow cargo back and forth over a great distance. That seems far too inefficient. I agree the location of the hangar means nothing but towing cargo to the old terminal ramp doesn't look any further than towing cargo to the farthest reaches of the FX...

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by flyPIT
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34
Replies: 1154
Views: 138989

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

A good summary of the past few years at PIT: https://theincline.com/2017/12/06/the-resurgence-of-pittsburgh-international-airport-by-the-numbers/ The embedded Sept traffic summary is great; it would be nice if the ACAA made those available every month on the website. It also states more nonstop dest...

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by flyPIT
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34
Replies: 1154
Views: 138989

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

PIT seems in a situation opposite to CMH for the most part- the latter had a few destination adds earlier this year and, more recently, added OneJet and NK less than a month apart in October and November. That said, even with rumors of TATL service (and DL being expressly named as a potential partn...

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by flyPIT
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34
Replies: 1154
Views: 138989

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

I don't think Sarasota is an unusual choice at all. Its a popular snowbird destination and like I mentioned was previously served by USAir, PeopleExpress, and United whom also had nonstop service at one point. An airline like Allegiant could probably set up shop at SRQ if it wasn't sandwiched betwee...

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by flyPIT
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34
Replies: 1154
Views: 138989

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

So this is a $30,000 shuttle bus for Pirates fans? The service will be year round, and at only 2x weekly on a 50 seater I don't think they will have any problem filling seats but like I said IMHO I don't think it should be PIT paying for this one. However it is nice to have another new airline at P...

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by flyPIT
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34
Replies: 1154
Views: 138989

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

" The airport is paying the carrier $30,000 to help with marketing, said Alyson Walls, an airport spokeswoman. " http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/13020370-74/pittsburgh-international-to-get-nonstop-service-to-sarasota Even though this incentive is tiny I'm not sure I agree with it. Unli...

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by flyPIT
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34
Replies: 1154
Views: 138989

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Or ORD. Or a different alliance? Maybe Pittsburghers aren't over the prior US/AA stranglehold after all :(

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by flyPIT
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announces YYZ-OMA/PVD, YUL-PIT/BWI, YEG-SFO, YVR-SMF
Replies: 51
Views: 9187

Re: Air Canada announces YYZ-OMA/PVD, YUL-PIT/BWI, YEG-SFO, YVR-SMF

Flaps wrote:
switched one of the YYZ flights to YUL and picked up a subsidy to boot. A clean sweep.

PIT-YYZ remains unchanged at 4x daily (summer) and 3x daily (winter) so PIT picks up one flight overall.

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by flyPIT
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34
Replies: 1154
Views: 138989

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

B6 wasn't willing to commit the prime time slots to make PIT-JFK a seriously viable option for business travelers, which ultimately doomed the route. IIRC, B6 used the same slots to open up Charleston and Savannah, which were more leisure oriented and aren't as time sensitive as to slot times. PIT-...

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by flyPIT
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34
Replies: 1154
Views: 138989

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

How much does PIT have tied up in incentives right now, be it ACAA or local businesses? CDG, KEF, FRA, SEA, and now YUL are all subsidized/incentivized, right? For 2018: KEF: $400,000 FRA: $200,000 SEA: $250,000 YUL: $ 25,000 CDG: $0 LUX/DOH: ~$800,000-~$1,500,000 depending on performance The KEF, ...

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by flyPIT
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34
Replies: 1154
Views: 138989

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

"As a two-year incentive, the airport provided the carrier $50,000 incentive and waived landing fees, said Bob Kerlik, airport spokesman. " http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/13011060-74/pittsburgh-international-airport-to-get-nonstop-flights-to-montreal $25,000 per year for 2 years soun...

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by flyPIT
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1279
Views: 143310

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

AC is losing out as CLE is a bigger market than PIT and the demand is diminished by the lack of direct service. Air Canada is clearly run by f&@%*%# idiots. :sarcastic: Wait to see if they paid for it. :smile: They may indeed have but that's nothing new to CLE whom paid $100,000 per year more t...

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by flyPIT
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34
Replies: 1154
Views: 138989

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

For the first time in many many years the total number of scheduled departures has reached 200 (on Fridays in November): http://www.flypittsburgh.com/getattachment/Flights/Nonstop-Destinations/November-2017-Nonstop-Flights.pdf.aspx?lang=en-US I thought they would try and court a second carrier (WS E...

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by flyPIT
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34
Replies: 1154
Views: 138989

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

PIT-YUL is a great win for the city, I didn't see that coming so soon but the route should work well. Montreal is a great city to visit and I imagine this will make Bombardier happy. Considering YYZ offers many of the same int'l connections as YUL I'm pleasantly surprised to see YYZ will not see any...

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by flyPIT
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT remodeling airport
Replies: 84
Views: 8790

Re: PIT remodeling airport

flypit - it is understood that the plan is not taxpayer funded. However, with the current terminal, while taxpayers did not have to bail it out directly, one could easily argue that taxpayers paid a heavy price with the loss of the hub, jobs, economic effect on the area. In reality, the taxpayer fi...

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by flyPIT
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT remodeling airport
Replies: 84
Views: 8790

Re: PIT remodeling airport

It isn't my responsibility to hunt down what they should be disclosing. If you insist the documentation and cost/benefit information the ACAA has put out is fraudulent and deceitful, then actually the onus IS on you to prove otherwise. Short of that all you can offer is pointless babble. And yeah, ...

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by flyPIT
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT remodeling airport
Replies: 84
Views: 8790

Re: PIT remodeling airport

We're saying the same thing. PIT didn't "D check" the tram for twenty plus years and then wonders why it is a money pit. If ACAA had been better managed for the last 30 years, the picture would be a lot different today. Heck, Pittsburgh might still have a hub. No doubt the ACAA had been m...

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by flyPIT
Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT remodeling airport
Replies: 84
Views: 8790

Re: PIT remodeling airport

No major maintenance for twenty plus years seems safe and responsible to you? Again, I realize that this is personal for you for whatever reason but let’s at least apply some logic. Who said there was no maintenance? Of course there was maintenance all throughout 20 years. This however was a comple...

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