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by flyPIT
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1779
Views: 169464

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Have you ever rented before? If so has your rent ever sharply increased? If you have never rented that explains your thumbing nose attitude and if you have then clearly you have forgotten what it is like to be a renter. Folks rent for a number of reasons and they have a right to have a voice in the...

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by flyPIT
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1779
Views: 169464

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Well you've clocked me wrong. I'm a homeowner who cares about my neighbors and understands that a dynamic city takes all types of people, including renters. I don't assume to know you at all. Do you seriously think I don't care about my neighbors and all types of people? Weigh the pluses and minuse...

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by flyPIT
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1779
Views: 169464

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

It's not an entitlement attitude at all. Rapidly increasing property values makes it harder and harder and in many cases impossible for renters to make the jump into the homeowner category. As the rents rise so do purchase prices. Also as the rents rise purchasing power decreases. Your attitude unf...

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by flyPIT
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1779
Views: 169464

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Not aviation related, but it seems most HQ2 Nimbys in Pittsburgh are renters, not property owners. Renters excluded, seems 98% of everyone else wanted this to happen. Excuse me, renters are in someone elses's house or apt. They have no long term right at all to the space they occupy, other than wha...

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by flyPIT
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1779
Views: 169464

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Not aviation related, but it seems most HQ2 Nimbys in Pittsburgh are renters, not property owners. Renters excluded, seems 98% of everyone else wanted this to happen. Excuse me, renters are in someone elses's house or apt. They have no long term right at all to the space they occupy, other than what...

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by flyPIT
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1779
Views: 169464

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

We don't get HQ2, Nashville gets an Ops center with 5,000 jobs and WN just announced five new routes from BNA. Been to Nashville many times. Frustrating. Somehow I think Nashville is the biggest winner here all things considered, such as per capita comparisons. So PIT just put this statement out ab...

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by flyPIT
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1779
Views: 169464

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

ConcourseZ wrote:
Just checked the WW schedule. 3x per week through March. No flights loaded after that.

It's 4x weekly through March. No changes whatsoever for WW's PIT schedule. They are probably asking for more handouts to continue flights past March.

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by flyPIT
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1779
Views: 169464

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

G4 increases for next summer:

SAV 4x weekly (increase of 1)
VPS 4x weekly (increase of 2)
SRQ 3x weekly (increase of 1)

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by flyPIT
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swazi Gvmnt A340 to KPIT
Replies: 11
Views: 2478

Re: Swazi Gvmnt A340 to KPIT

TWA772LR wrote:
DC or New York I can see, but why would the leader of Swaziland visit Pittsburgh?


Healthcare. Its actually been a bit of a regular visitor lately.

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by flyPIT
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1779
Views: 169464

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Iron Maiden will be in town next August so hopefully Ed Force One will be used.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwpvoUYaR9U


Image

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by flyPIT
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ
Replies: 108
Views: 14953

Re: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ

Looks like a fairly large drop off at the end of the runway. If this runway had a standard, flat 1,000' overrun (paved or turf) perhaps it would not have resulted in a write off. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DrZkRZxW4AURy5L.jpg These incidents actually lea to YOW becoming the first airport in Canada ...

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by flyPIT
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1779
Views: 169464

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

With the exception of 14/32 the similarity in basic layout between PIT (and our future terminal) and Chongqing is pretty striking. We haven't heard much lately on the master plan process but I really hope they are backing off on the idea of spending money to eliminate a runway. http://i757.photobuck...

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by flyPIT
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1779
Views: 169464

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Anyone else notice a complete lack of advertising for BA? When DL announced PIT-CDG it was being promoted all over the place.

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by flyPIT
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1779
Views: 169464

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Is WW working in PIT though? I mean, are they profitable here? WW didn't work in STL, CLE, and CVG; $99 fares are not sustainable. Its not like FI is a high end premium carrier charging exorbitant fares. They were the first low cost trans-Atlantic carrier and has decades of consistency in that arena...

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by flyPIT
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1779
Views: 169464

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

PITexpress wrote:
flyPIT wrote:
I'm looking beyond the Icelandic carriers and thinking FI at PIT would be a good thing for Condor.


Just curious, why would that be a good thing for Condor?

If you were Condor (or BA for that matter) would you rather compete with WW's fares, or FI's fares?

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by flyPIT
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1779
Views: 169464

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Some things to ponder: - I agree the larger, longer, and more prestigious routes will go to FI including WW's A330 routes. This would include New Delhi, which is being heavily promoted by both WW and the ACAA. - WW has not yet loaded their PIT schedule for the summer. - FI still offers a very compet...

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by flyPIT
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon's HQ2 Impact on DC's aviation?
Replies: 104
Views: 9838

Re: Amazon's HQ2 Impact

Now there are articles saying NYC and Dallas are still in. That said, if any of these 3 get it, I think it is just a blip on the radar. Agreed. HQ2 is supposed to add 50,000 jobs but that is over a 15+ year period so that amounts to about 3,000 jobs per year for a region already adding 65,000 jobs ...

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by flyPIT
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair taking over WOW
Replies: 202
Views: 30314

Re: Icelandair and WOW merging!

MartijnNL wrote:
I do wonder however how soon we can expect the first route cut announcements.


I think we already have. WW dropping CLE, STL, CVG rather suddenly a few weeks ago....

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by flyPIT
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1779
Views: 169464

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

With Icelandair taking control of Wow Air both brands are stated to remain separate for now but I wonder if that may change, or if FI could be taking over some WW routes? I like the FI brand and would love to see them take over the PIT route.

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by flyPIT
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1779
Views: 169464

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Going after B6 customers, and flowing their PIT-Europe passengers through their growing BOS hub now that they no longer operate PIT-CDG. April '18 trans-Atlantic loads: PIT-KEF 78% KEF-PIT 76% Amazing that Venture Beat refers to Pittsburgh as a "rust belt" city. C'mon people. You mean I do...

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by flyPIT
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1779
Views: 169464

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Lots of weird things on G4's website right now. MYR-PSM/SDF/IND/CLE are not bookable either (I stopped checking after those 4 random choices). On the route map all flights from PIT are showing "active" (as opposed to seasonal) including SJU and AUS. What's so special about RDU service that...

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by flyPIT
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1779
Views: 169464

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Noticed quite a few changes for DL at PIT starting in June: -PIT-MSP upgraded to entirely mainline. -PIT-LGA is going all E170/175 with the exception of one CRJ9. -PIT-BOS is now showing 5x daily flights. Seems like they are going all-in against B6 for this route. All CR9s to BOS as well so that's ...

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by flyPIT
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1779
Views: 169464

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Not sure if it has been mentioned but UA is resuming their second SFO flight in Apr as confirmed in the OAG thread: " UA PIT-SFO APR 1.0>2[1.0] MAY 1.0>2[1.0] " Business ties between PIT and SFO keep growing; just in the past month there has been news of Facebook increasing their PIT opera...

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by flyPIT
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1779
Views: 169464

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Miami Air operating a charter to Antigua: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BSK504 Anyone know what's up with these r/t G4 flights to/from BGR? Sunday 04-Nov-2018 12:24AM EDT Bangor Intl - BGR 01:05AM EST Pittsburgh Intl - PIT A319 1h 41m Sunday 21-Oct-2018 12:22AM EDT Bangor Intl - BGR 02:01AM ED...

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by flyPIT
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1779
Views: 169464

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Boutique started service to JST today, taking over from Southern Airways Express. Anybody catch a glimpse of a Pilatus? Video, pic, and article here: https://www.tribdem.com/news/watch-video-i-really-liked-what-i-saw-airport-authority/article_e9847c9a-de52-11e8-b2d3-5f1f172766b6.html JST really has...

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by flyPIT
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can IAD cut it for a UA SE Hub?
Replies: 107
Views: 10557

Re: Can IAD cut it for a UA SE Hub?

IAD never worked for them Now they seem to be giving it renewed attention...lets see if it works this time. Never worked for them?!?! IAD has been a United hub for 40 years and had 350 daily UA/UX departures at its peak. Perhaps not ideally situated for an intra-Southeast hub, but it is ideally loc...

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by flyPIT
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1779
Views: 169464

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

If the airport feels like they need more FIS gates, then they can convert C51 and 53 from domestic to international. I'm sure that wouldn't be too difficult of a project to take on. Looks like that is exactly what they are planning..... Note the sterile corridor (purple) extending all the way down ...

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by flyPIT
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1779
Views: 169464

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

AaronPGH wrote:
flyPIT, I'm assuming that the gate levels for C and D are above the level on the floorplan you posted there?

Yes, that’s correct

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by flyPIT
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1779
Views: 169464

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I would like to spot a little bit while I’m there if the weather is ok. Do you know the location where this video was shot? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=A5o09mbQTiI That's from the office park off Ewing Rd. Take I-376 Business west, get off at Ewing Rd., go up the hill and there is an office build...

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by flyPIT
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1779
Views: 169464

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Speaking of the Airside Business Park, for those that have been following the PIT thread series over the past couple decades might recall a proposal to build an international cargo facility on the space previously occupied by the old terminal. For a long long time I have searched for some renderings...

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by flyPIT
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1779
Views: 169464

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Flying into PIT tomorrow. Quite excited as it has been 3 years since the last time I was there. I have a couple quick questions that I couldn’t dredge up easily with a google search. Was 10R/28L constructed with the construction of the current terminal and what is a good reference point to where th...

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by flyPIT
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Key Air SAV hub (early 1990's)
Replies: 9
Views: 1518

Key Air SAV hub (early 1990's)

Does anyone remember the Key Air hub at SAV in the early 1990's? The thing that impresses me is the number of int'l destinations served: http://www.departedflights.com/images/ZN100192.jpg http://www.departedflights.com/ZN100192.html Even more impressive is that it was from the old terminal on the so...

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by flyPIT
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can IAD cut it for a UA SE Hub?
Replies: 107
Views: 10557

Re: Can IAD cut it for a UA SE Hub?

IAD never worked for them Now they seem to be giving it renewed attention...lets see if it works this time. Never worked for them?!?! IAD has been a United hub for 40 years and had 350 daily UA/UX departures at its peak. Perhaps not ideally situated for an intra-Southeast hub, but it is ideally loc...

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by flyPIT
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1779
Views: 169464

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I wish the circumstances behind the visit was different, but here is a great video of AF1's arrival today. Worth viewing in full screen.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9PNsj_6z24

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by flyPIT
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1779
Views: 169464

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Did anyone really think F9 was gonna serve PIT-SAN year round with an A321? Lots of hating on F9 on here about this, yet I didn't read anything about WN, DL, AA, NK, or UA ever displaying any interest whatsoever in operating the route.

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by flyPIT
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?
Replies: 112
Views: 22002

Re: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?

PITingres wrote:
I can't speak to all routes, but for PIT at least, Iceland tourism has relatively little to do with it.

Disagree; O&D between PIT and KEF has expanded exponentially since WW started service. Most people I know that have flown WW were going to Iceland.

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by flyPIT
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1779
Views: 169464

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

" Pittsburgh airport's fees charged to airlines drop for sixth straight year " https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14194253-74/pittsburgh-airports-fees-charged-to-airlines-drop-for-sixth-straight-year http://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2018/10/19/Airlines-to-get-a-break-on-P...

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by flyPIT
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 269
Views: 27607

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

Congrats to CHS; what an interesting flight. This will now have airport directors in such places as Louisville, Omaha, etc chomping at the bit for a similar limited service (not that I think those are good candidates for LHR service). This also continues with BA's selection of cities that are hip, t...

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by flyPIT
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1779
Views: 169464

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Qatar Airways published their Winter schedule valid through Mar 30, 2019. PIT remains on the books for 2x weekly 77X freighter service via LUX and ORD.
http://www.qrcargo.com/schedules

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by flyPIT
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1779
Views: 169464

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Maybe WOW has data to suggest that in the days before CLE station opened, PIT picked up a lot of traffic from Northeast and Central Ohio, and they are keeping the station open, in spite of low loads, in the hope that Ohioans will make the drive-- yes CLE now has Icelandair but WOW is a good bit che...

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by flyPIT
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW ending STL, CVG, CLE
Replies: 136
Views: 14913

Re: WW ending STL

enilria wrote:
PIT was seasonal at first.

Probably the third time I've corrected you on this. PIT was year round from the beginning.

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by flyPIT
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1779
Views: 169464

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

B6 can't make a host of FLL Latam and Carribean connections work from PIT but CM will thrive? I mean if the airport forks out the subsidy treasure chest anything is possible but B6 cutting FLL dosen't strengthen the argument for a non-stop to PTY at all . Show me where anyone said CM would "th...

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by flyPIT
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW ending STL, CVG, CLE
Replies: 136
Views: 14913

Re: WW ending STL

PIT as well. I messaged Wow on facebook and they responded by saying STL is not suspended but that they don't have the spring/summer schedule finalized for all the cities yet. ??? PIT remains bookable. (PIT is on deathwatch, their schedule has not been renewed)... Drama much? PIT's schedule remains...

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by flyPIT
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1779
Views: 169464

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

One thing I totally forgot about B6 on PIT-FLL is when they launched the route in 2014, it was discussed that they were targeting connections to the Caribbean. While B6 did get decent loads on the route, I doubt they were getting any connecting traffic on those flights. Is that just speculation, or...

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by flyPIT
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1779
Views: 169464

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Here's a decent blog about tour operators showing increased interest in Pittsburgh: http://www.flypittsburgh.com/newsroom/blog/pittsburgh%E2%80%99s-a-destination-for-europeans-seeking-a I found this interesting (although exaggerated): "Tour operators told the Pittsburgh delegation that European...

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by flyPIT
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1779
Views: 169464

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

There are very few routes out of BOS with as many or more frequencies as PIT. The ones I could find are RDU, DCA, BWI, JFK, PHL, MCO. DCA is only one with more than 6. Even ORD and ATL and FLL, have fewer frequencies, at least this time of year. The question is not whether B6 is making money on fli...

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by flyPIT
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1779
Views: 169464

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

So looks like B6 is giving PIT-FLL the axe. I guess NK won that battle. But I hate it that they didn't even put a E190 on it before pulling the plug. That is a blow. Overall bad day for a number of B6 cities. That's true, pretty ugly for FLL, IAD, and BWI. I wouldn't feel too bad about PIT-FLL if I...

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by flyPIT
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1779
Views: 169464

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

So looks like B6 is giving PIT-FLL the axe. I guess NK won that battle. But I hate it that they didn't even put a E190 on it before pulling the plug.

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by flyPIT
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA goes daily in Nashville in S19
Replies: 33
Views: 4797

Re: BA goes daily in Nashville in S19

Will it be daily year round? It's currently showing daily through Sept 28, the end of the booking window.

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by flyPIT
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA goes daily in Nashville in S19
Replies: 33
Views: 4797

Re: BA goes daily in Nashville in S19

Great news for BNA and BA, as well as the B787 and its continued success in opening new routes.

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