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by Lemieux
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 331
Views: 29577

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018/02/ ... ittsburgh/

Hopefully, just hopefully, this could be a prelude.

Not to be a pessimist here, but I can’t help but think this is a consolation prize
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Runway28L wrote:
Some good news here:

Amazon Expanding In Pittsburgh, Will Double Number Of Jobs
http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018/02/ ... ittsburgh/

Hopefully, just hopefully, this could be a prelude.

Not to be a pessimist here, but I can’t help but think this is a consolation prize

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by Lemieux
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?
Replies: 118
Views: 19381

Re: Has Greece disappeared as a destination?

AA has PHL-ATH
DL has JFK-ATH
UA has EWR-ATH

All seasonal

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by Lemieux
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 147153

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Runway28L wrote:
Has there been any new info on the progress of acquiring charter flights from China? Haven't heard anything about that in quite some time other than that they were still awaiting approval.

IIRC that's exactly where they are, haven't really seen any movement on it

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by Lemieux
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 147153

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Am I the only one that's surprised CUN hasn't taken that much of a dip with all of the recent news surrounding violence in the area? Believe me I'm ecstatic that PIT-CUN has another airline on it, but I'm surprised. What's going on in CUN? I am going there next month. Anything to share? I just got ...

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by Lemieux
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 147153

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Am I the only one that's surprised CUN hasn't taken that much of a dip with all of the recent news surrounding violence in the area? Believe me I'm ecstatic that PIT-CUN has another airline on it, but I'm surprised.

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by Lemieux
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 147153

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

I would rather UA get their SFO flight to year round versus Spirit coming in to muck that one up. Honestly, you couldn't pay me enough to fly NK under any circumstances (sorry, too loyal to WN, especially since WN flies to most of the same destinations as NK). I'm generally an AA loyalist, but I've...

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by Lemieux
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Billboard in DFW suggests Spirit pilots threatening to strike?
Replies: 14
Views: 1974

Re: Billboard in DFW suggests Spirit pilots threatening to strike?

I know I'm going to get blasted for this, but isn't that the point of working at Spirit? If Spirit paid DL/AA/UA rates for flying the A320 family wouldn't they go out of business pretty fast? Great management doesn't generate a low-cost structure by paying employees the lowest rates. Exactly, great...

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by Lemieux
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Billboard in DFW suggests Spirit pilots threatening to strike?
Replies: 14
Views: 1974

Re: Billboard in DFW suggests Spirit pilots threatening to strike?

I flew NK DTW-DFW-DTW in late June. Every NK pilot I saw at either airport had their badges on an ALPA-provided "Fair Contract Now" lanyard. The two sides are in negotiations. As it stands, the NK pilots are currently without a contract and are the lowest-paid A320 family pilots among all...

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by Lemieux
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 147153

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

With IAG taking up additional A321LRs (see separate thread) and PIT rumored to be on EI's radar I was curious about the size of Pittsburgh's Irish ancestry. Surprised to see it is the 3rd largest percentage wise in the US: https://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/03/14/what-do-boston-philadelphia-a...

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by Lemieux
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Billboard in DFW suggests Spirit pilots threatening to strike?
Replies: 14
Views: 1974

Billboard in DFW suggests Spirit pilots threatening to strike?

Was driving around the north end of DFW property and on a digital billboard I saw an ad that Spirt pilots took out that read "Spirit's Pilots: 100% Ready to strike". I did a brief search to see if anyone else on the site mentioned it but couldn't find anything, just thought it was bizarre....

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by Lemieux
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 147153

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

With IAG taking up additional A321LRs (see separate thread) and PIT rumored to be on EI's radar I was curious about the size of Pittsburgh's Irish ancestry. Surprised to see it is the 3rd largest percentage wise in the US: https://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/03/14/what-do-boston-philadelphia-a...

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by Lemieux
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 147153

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Regardless of political leanings, one thing I do think PIT has going for it over AUS is the fact that maybe Amazon would like their second HQ to be on (or near) the east coast, without actually being in a market like NY or BOS. At the very least PIT can offer an easy commute to any major city in the...

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by Lemieux
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 147153

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

http://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/3dc-swz

Link not working for me, what's the tail number on that bad boy
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Runway28L wrote:
Interesting visitor came in today

http://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/3dc-swz

Link not working for me, what's the tail number on that bad boy

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by Lemieux
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 147153

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

PIT-MDT flights resume: https://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2017/10/27/pittsburgh-toharrisburg-flights-resume.html Left leaning NY Times has Pittsburgh as most likely finalist for HQ2 (previously Denver): https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/26/business/amazon-headquarters-competition.html https...

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by Lemieux
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 147153

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Don't know why, but the lack of an announcement of a PIT-SEA route at this point really does not make me feel good about our chances, I know it's something small and easily fixed, but I figured it would've happened by now

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by Lemieux
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 147153

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

CaptainMidnight wrote:
With WN's announcement of Hawaii service, any chance in the furture there could be a PIT-HNL flight with a pit stop at LAX?

I doubt it, I don't have the numbers to back my theory but just a strong felling it won't happen

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by Lemieux
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes that will be missed and those not
Replies: 89
Views: 8999

Re: Planes that will be missed and those not

I definitely will miss the LUS A333's when they go. As for an overall aircraft, the MD-80, grew up obsessed with them and their quirky seating and look, but of course the sound they produced.

But man screw the 737, cannot tell you how much I despise it.

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by Lemieux
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most-missed US Major
Replies: 68
Views: 5355

Re: Most-missed US Major

US Airways. So much. Growing up in PIT made me extremely fond of them. Until of course, you know what happened

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by Lemieux
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 147153

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Can confirm the plan is for Charlie pad to be used until construction is complete, in meantime if any deicing is needed, will all be done at Sierra.

EDIT: After it departs, Charlie is good to be used for deicing until it returns, my mistake

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by Lemieux
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 147153

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Taxiing past Echo pad going back to DFW, looks like it's almost completely dismantled at this point, IDS is just gonna use it as a third pad with the trucks this upcoming season or next

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by Lemieux
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 147153

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

I am honestly so disgusted with the operations and operational planning of this airport that I think I am done contributing to this thread. For my final thought: I'll give them an A+++ for marketing genius, they have certainly earned that. For operations and operational planning though I would stru...

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by Lemieux
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 147153

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

flyPIT wrote:
Still surprised WN didn't add PIT-BOS when they had the chance. Speaking of WN, PBI becomes the second market after PHL to be dropped since they began PIT well over 10 years ago.
WN has never failed to disappoint me in PIT.

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by Lemieux
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 51567

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on the Lesser Antilles

Looks like AA and Sunwing have brought in additional a/c for flights out of SXM: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9277 http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWG9762 http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWG9764 Was just gonna bring up AA9227, looks like it'll evac whoever missed that Miami flight ea...

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by Lemieux
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 147153

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

pgh234 wrote:
Sorry for the multiple posts...the new A.net will not let me delete the old ones. :roll:

Whoops I meant MLB not NBA haha

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by Lemieux
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 147153

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Did you get tail numbers? Unfortunately I did not get tail numbers. I just noticed them as I huffed back to the car off my two-hour delayed flight. the DL 752's are used for CDG. The DL 752's parked at the old airport with air stairs hooked up to them do not go to CDG. That DL 752 to CDG parks at C...

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by Lemieux
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 147153

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Anyone know if AAL has parked any tails at PIT for the hurricane/flooding duration? I don't know about AA...but WN certainly seemed to have some extra planes in town last night. We parked at A21 and there were one or two additional WN aircraft at A23, A24, or A25 (I was zonked). I have never had su...

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by Lemieux
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 147153

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

How many deice pads does this place need? " *Pittsburgh International Airport in Pittsburgh, PA, $ 12.3 million* grant funds will be used to construct a deicing pad on the airport. " http://newsroomamerica.com/story/656872.html Maybe they mean "reconstruct" a deice pad; those fr...

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by Lemieux
Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA outlines 737 MAX plans
Replies: 82
Views: 14923

Re: AA outlines 737 MAX plans

I sincerely hope the government steps in (which is 100% against what I stand for, so this means something) and stops AA from torturing paying consumers. Obviously the executives in their royal tower down in Dallas have never flown in economy before in their lives. Disgraceful. Lol it's not that ser...

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by Lemieux
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Easiest way to get around St. Maarten?
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Easiest way to get around St. Maarten?

Good evening ladies and gents, going to SXM for the first time tomorrow, was wondering what the most effective way to get around is, taxi? Bike? other vehicle? Also if there's anything that I should do (sans Maho and Sunset bar) let me know, thanks everyone!

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by Lemieux
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 147153

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

As stated above, looking back on it, Porter served a niche market that shouldn't have lasted as long as it did, that shouldn't deter any new INTL routes (cough cough Dublin) from coming into PIT.

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by Lemieux
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best looking livery
Replies: 46
Views: 3149

Re: Best looking livery

If AA had more going on with the fuselage that would have some serious potential, but if we're talking current, my vote goes to KLM. All time I'd agree with NW1988 and say the Widget livery.

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by Lemieux
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AA 773 cancellations
Replies: 0
Views: 544

AA 773 cancellations

Hey all, I have someone who tracks this sort of issue, but he's told me that AA has been cancelling 773 flown routes somewhat regularly out of LHR, any truth to that? I've been trying to do my own research and haven't found anything, just worried cause I'm non-revving out of there to DFW on 8/5 and ...

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by Lemieux
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 147153

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

kpitrrat wrote:
In addition there have been numerous 777 and A333/2 diversions

IIRC we had an Emirates 380 divert here in the winter too

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by Lemieux
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 147153

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Looks like a UA 772 from IAH to EWR just diverted, buddy who works at Trego-Dugan just took a few snaps of it.

EDIT: It's UA 2793

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by Lemieux
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pittsburgh Penguins charter out of BNA
Replies: 16
Views: 2731

Re: Pittsburgh Penguins charter out of BNA

Hopefully they'll have the refs on the plane with them...as they probably need to engrave their names on the Cup too. Lord knows they've earned it! And the Preds Power Play unit since they went 0/4. Cheers from the city of champyinz Well when you have a player who plays like a goon but then whines ...

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by Lemieux
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 747 in Canada
Replies: 9
Views: 1060

Re: Boeing 747 in Canada

Unless you plan a four leg trip to another country, no. You'd have to go to Asia (Korea more than likely) and find a way home from there.

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by Lemieux
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 147153

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

ConcourseZ wrote:
At this moment, a HondaJet is landing on 28R. Promo tour?

Looks like something's going on, there are 4-6 Falcons parked over at Atlantic as well.

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by Lemieux
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NHL 2017 offseason thread
Replies: 14
Views: 657

NHL 2017 offseason thread

The Stanley Cup Finals are over, and my hometown Penguins are back to back champyinz. And as such, now begins the short sprint filled with everything from the buyout period starting, awards, draft, expansion draft for Las Vegas, and of course the frenzy that is free agency. This thread is to discuss...

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by Lemieux
Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 147153

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Cleveland and Pittsburgh used to have much more similar economies. There are still a lot of links (banking, healthcare), but manufacturing is no longer one of them – that has been swapped out for tech and energy at this point, and I would assume that has a lot to do with recent wins at PIT. What yo...

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by Lemieux
Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 147153

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Don't think it's been mentioned yet and it may be a bit of old news but AA PIT-PHL brought the 757 back again for the summer, gorgeous to see here.

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by Lemieux
Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair pax forgets to print his boarding card, has to pay 50€ and starts ranting the gate agent (and filming)
Replies: 60
Views: 9505

Re: Ryanair pax forgets to print his boarding card, has to pay 50€ and starts ranting the gate agent (and filming)

Here's what I want to know, how did he get through screening without a boarding pass? Also I see that it says he paid 50 for it, but would that have been at the gate?

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by Lemieux
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former FBI director Comey testifies before Senate hearing
Replies: 143
Views: 3716

Re: Former FBI director Comey testifies before Senate hearing

moo wrote:
I think McCain needs a dementia test from a doctor, he was definitely showing signs of something - incoherent at times, odd questions, pointless lines of questioning, confused understandings of events and situations etc.

My thoughts exactly, was impossible to watch.

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by Lemieux
Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?
Replies: 310
Views: 29732

Re: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?

gregn21 wrote:
SAN, SJC, PHX, DEN or at least a couple of those could probably sustain a daily CDG flight on an AF 789.

I'd definitely call DEN and PHX more than a 2nd tier city, and both already have trans-atlantic service. But yeah I could see AF in both cities.

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by Lemieux
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 147153

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Interesting bit I've heard from my buddy who works the ramp for Spirit/Frontier/Condor/WOW, this may mean absolutely nothing but since the second day Spirit started flying out of PIT, they've only been loading give or take 10 bags on the DFW route, and the loads have been consistently light. If tha...

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by Lemieux
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rules for crew laying over in "dangerous" cities?
Replies: 18
Views: 4079

Re: Rules for crew laying over in "dangerous" cities?

Some cities are more dangerous than others, yes, but while I was a student in Philadelphia in 2016 I got mugged in Center City, yet I've been to the sketchier parts of NYC and Detroit and been fine, it's all subjective. I do know that when my father was making trips down to San Salvador the airline...

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by Lemieux
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 147153

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Conversely, though, for the first time in living memory come the September schedule, AA will be majority mainline on PIT-ORD, running 3x 738s. That's a big shift from even last year. This is just my observation and could be wrong. I've flown on the e175s they have on the PIT-ORD route a few times a...

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by Lemieux
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 147153

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Spirit seems to be VERY successful at LBE. LBE has shorter lines at TSA & FREE Parking, PLUS NO competition from other carriers at LBE. I don't have any idea of load numbers at PIT for Spirit, but, I do agree, Spirit does seem to have a reputation of pulling routes quickly if they don't feel th...

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by Lemieux
Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 146382

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Midwestindy wrote:
It is really a huge Qatarstrophe

BOOOOOOOOO :duck:

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by Lemieux
Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 146382

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Of course QR is the last of the nation's worries right now, but seeing as this is an aviation website, if it stays as is, I'd be worried for QR's future right now.

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