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by Lemieux
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 155
Views: 13248

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

dabpit wrote:
Via Air has removed Pittsburgh from their route map. It seems they updated the route map too soon.

Not that it means anything at all given the website, but Via Air has also disappeared from PIT’s Wikipedia page

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by Lemieux
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 155
Views: 13248

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Predictions for 2019: EI finally adds PIT as a seasonal destination AA cedes PIT-RDU TO DL F9 drops PIT altogether Another carrier hops in on PIT-PHL AA severely reduces frequency on LGA AA increases service to MIA UA makes IAD mainline year round And finally yet another carrier will attempt to hop ...

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by Lemieux
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 68807

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

Good authority it’s IAH-JNB #confirmed

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by Lemieux
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Weirdest Connections You've Ever Made
Replies: 98
Views: 5143

Re: Weirdest Connections You've Ever Made

There have been a couple, I once had to non-rev to get back to PIT with the following routing: DFW-SFO-JFK-Uber to LGA-PIT

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by Lemieux
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 203547

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Personally the airport putting out that article makes me pissed. How can anyone take you seriously by putting that out there? All it’s gonna do is generate a few groans and piss off people. Childish and crass.

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by Lemieux
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 203547

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

stl07 wrote:
PIT is looking to be gone too, STL is confirmed. They are out of money and the legacies are price matching them so they keep losing money and are basically cutting everywhere they see. They even cut JFK...

I honestly can’t see PIT getting cut until they go under

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by Lemieux
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Low Ceiling" at DCA this morning
Replies: 39
Views: 4642

Re: "Low Ceiling" at DCA this morning

Nikki Haley chimes in: Flight delayed yesterday morning. Flight cancelled last night. We had to take the train and didn’t get in until 2:30am. It seems like flights are getting less and less reliable. Where is the accountability for the customer? #TravelNightmares @AmericanAir — Nikki Haley (@nikki...

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by Lemieux
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NHL Charters Thread 2018-19
Replies: 18
Views: 2417

Re: NHL Charters Thread 2018-19

Was eating at Fuzzy’s across from love field and saw N767MW rocketing out of DAL and almost shat myself, cannot remember the last time I saw a 76 take off from DAL since I moved down to Dallas, if ever. Looked up the registration and saw that the Stars were the primary users of it, didn’t they have ...

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by Lemieux
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 183 LAX-PVG returning to LAX
Replies: 1
Views: 899

AA 183 LAX-PVG returning to LAX

Looks like it was about three hours into the flight before turning back, anyone have any info as to why?

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by Lemieux
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudi 787-8 doing touch-and-go’s at AFW?
Replies: 10
Views: 1946

Re: Saudi 787-8 doing touch-and-go’s at AFW?

Air test after completion of interior installation. It's been there for 4.5 years (!) and hasn't flown since February 2014. Final delivery to the Ministry of Finance must be imminent. Can you shoot some pics of it for us please? Unfortunately I’m camped out at DFW, just noticed it on FR24 while loo...

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by Lemieux
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudi 787-8 doing touch-and-go’s at AFW?
Replies: 10
Views: 1946

Saudi 787-8 doing touch-and-go’s at AFW?

HZ-MF7 currently in the pattern at AFW (according to FR24), anyone have any idea as to why it’s here?

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by Lemieux
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and SFO widebodys!
Replies: 33
Views: 6072

Re: AA and SFO widebodys!

AA 1260 DFW-SFO today was a 772

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by Lemieux
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 203547

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Also FWIW, OneJet was renting out hangar 3 on occasion for MX, appears that all of their assets have disappeared from the hangar floor overnight.

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by Lemieux
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 203547

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

https://news.delta.com/delta-s-next-glo ... -york-city

Cancelled it without putting up a fight, seems pretty weak to me
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Midwestindy wrote:
As suspected PIT-CDG appears to be cancelled:
https://news.delta.com/delta-s-next-glo ... -york-city

Cancelled it without putting up a fight, seems pretty weak to me

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by Lemieux
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 305
Views: 34249

AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

From internal website, PHL routes served with 767’s except EDI which is 757. ORD-PVG is cut as well as JFK-DUB shifting to DFW. Massive announcement.

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by Lemieux
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 97455

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

https://twitter.com/jwsthomson/status/1 ... 08929?s=21 Audio from earlier, guy was definitely suicidal, drunk, or both
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https://twitter.com/jwsthomson/status/1 ... 08929?s=21 Audio from earlier, guy was definitely suicidal, drunk, or both

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by Lemieux
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 97455

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

as739x wrote:
Where is the said crash site?

Chambers Bay

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by Lemieux
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 97455

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

https://twitter.com/drbmbdgty/status/10 ... 01824?s=21 Footage of stolen aircraft and F-15 in pursuit
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https://twitter.com/drbmbdgty/status/10 ... 01824?s=21 Footage of stolen aircraft and F-15 in pursuit

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by Lemieux
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 97455

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

Ostrower reporting he heard someone say “One of my engines is going out”

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by Lemieux
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 203547

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Speaking of PIT-PHL, I flew on the 4pm inbound last Monday onboard an E190 and boy were there a ton of non-revs on the flight ranging from flight attendants to airport staff to even some pilots. All leftovers from the US hub at PIT. I can't believe after all of these years they are still able to ma...

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by Lemieux
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: System Wide Outage on AA / no flights boarding
Replies: 20
Views: 6486

Re: System Wide Outage on AA / no flights boarding

All systems at the IOC shut down apparently, most back online as of 13:48 Central

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by Lemieux
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 203547

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

DeltaL1011Flyer wrote:
http://www.flypittsburgh.com/newsroom/news-releases

Sorry about that

Anyone wanna put $10 down it’s Dublin?

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by Lemieux
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 146930

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

For anyone interested, AA 70 DFW-FRA diverted to CLE if you wanna grab some pics.

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by Lemieux
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 203547

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

So just curious, you gotta think that the China Eastern charters are gonna be operated with the 332 right?

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by Lemieux
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 309
Views: 36008

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

Just driving past D terminal and saw a WOW 321 parked where Qantas 8 usually sits, did they downgauge this permanently or is this just a one off?

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by Lemieux
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated February 2018 Loads
Replies: 23
Views: 1792

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated February 2018 Loads

Zoedyn wrote:
Hope to see more threads like this :thumbsup:
Wonder why JL did exceptionally well, esp. versus KE
Also no Chinese carriers fly to DFW

With the stake AA has in China Southern, I definitely wouldn’t rule that out as a future possibility

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by Lemieux
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 203547

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Not to be be negative here because I, too, am a resident of Pittsburgh and love it here, but why would any airline waste a valuable LHR slot by running a flight to PIT? The biggest plane we could probably fill across the pond would be a 752, which seems unlikely to compete with a widebody from any ...

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by Lemieux
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 203547

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: 20012

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: 151067

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: 151067

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: 151067

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: 151067

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: 2171

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: 2171

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: 151067

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: 2171

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: 151067

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: 151067

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: 151067

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: 151067

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: 151067

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: 151067

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: 9507

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: 5910

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: 151067

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: 151067

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: 151067

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: 151067

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: 53342

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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