pitbosflyer wrote:New Onejet destinations were announced. Richmond, VA and Albany, NY.
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases ... 74602.html
BatonOps wrote:Does anyone know how the new PIT-MDT service on Southern Airways Express is doing?
BatonOps wrote:Well, that doesn't sound good for MDT. Thanks for the info.
cvgComair wrote:Lots of small routes are suspended during December. At CVG, DL is pausing most of its short-haul routes in December, as few business travlers travel during this time. I think the route is fine, I am actually suprised more of their routes are not halted in December!
flyPIT wrote:OneJet claims each of their PIT routes is profitable with an average of 6 out of 7 seats sold per flight. They also state they have 4 planes based at PIT with another 5 coming by summer.
masseybrown wrote:The PIT newspaper has cut me off unless I subscribe: So I can't read the citation. Will Corporate Flight Management do all OneJet's flying?
Flaps wrote:No diversion pics but I got some great ice encrusted ones before the sun came up.
GSP psgr wrote:So with the new rear rolling around, shall we make predictions?
I'll venture four:
1) SEA and AS finally show up, in some form.
2) OneJet starts PIT-MEM
3) Delta adds back PIT-SLC, with a daily 319.
4) AA comes back (at least summer seasonally) on PIT-LAX
As an aside, am I wrong to think of Condor as crypto-Lufthansa?
flyPIT wrote:My guess on those (and just a guess):
1) I would have thought SEA would have happened by now, so my revised guess is hopefully within two years
4) No. They still fly the route, for a few more weeks anyway. I doubt they would still drop the route just to announce they are adding the route. PIT-LAX on AA is done for a long long time, whatever the reason is for dropping PIT's 2nd LAX flight while IND and CVG will have 3x daily service.
I don't know about predictions but this is my wish list:
- Continued updates to the website so the statistics and route map are not 6 months out of date (sarcasm font).
- Heavy advertising in NE Ohio to promote the fact that their only practical nonstop service to Europe is via PIT.
- Return the favor to AA and renew of the lease for the mx base by announcing a deal with WN to take that space... at literally the last minute AA's lease ends. Hopefully leading to more WN service down the road.
-Throw everything including the kitchen sink at Norwegian Airlines to get a local base in 2018.
-Double efforts to fill seats on Porter and Condor.
-Unique wintertime only revenue guarantee (at reduced rates due to it being off season) made available to DL for year round PIT-CDG service.
-A tow bar for the A-380 so next time one diverts it does not have to park two miles from the terminal.
GSP psgr wrote:1) AA has operationally overstretched itself badly at LAX; too much, too quickly, and with too few gates. LAWA hasn't exactly helped things along either. They're having to rejigger things to fix what has become something of an operational mess (see the move of LAX-SFO to all E75s out of the Eagle's nest gates to free up more capacity at T4 as an example). PIT-LAX might have been axed for operational reasons, and since no other legacy flies it, there's no loss of competitive advantage.
pitbosflyer wrote:Interesting tidbit from the Jetblue investors call.
"In terms of margin, Boston-Pittsburgh is one of JetBlue’s top five most profitable routes, said Scott Laurence, senior vice president of planning, during the investor call."
http://www.forbes.com/sites/tedreed/201 ... 45aa18745f
It is pretty crazy they couldn't make JFK work.
flyPIT wrote:I don't know how PIT would land an ME3 carrier (considering other US markets have the population for it) when you have cities that don't have an ME3 that could really use one. Maybe it would be the same scenario where a city that needs it will get beat out because of incentives.We know PIT has had talks with Qatar Airways at the highest levels; Here's a snippet about Ms. Cassotis and a Senior VP at Emirates regarding data sharing:
"Pittsburgh International Airport in Pennsylvania suggests it has to beg and plead and fight for every little bit of data they can get about anybody. Do you encounter the same?
NC: I must say, I was talking to Christina [of Pittsburgh International Airport]; people think it is much, much simpler [in Dubai] than perhaps in other places. That’s not the case. What ties us together is a mission and a purpose, but there are the normal day-to-day operation headaches that we have to deal with."
iFlyDTW wrote:flyPIT wrote:I don't know how PIT would land an ME3 carrier (considering other US markets have the population for it) when you have cities that don't have an ME3 that could really use one. Maybe it would be the same scenario where a city that needs it will get beat out because of incentives.
flyPIT wrote:I never thought of it that way, that's actually a pretty smart idea.iFlyDTW wrote:flyPIT wrote:I don't know how PIT would land an ME3 carrier (considering other US markets have the population for it) when you have cities that don't have an ME3 that could really use one. Maybe it would be the same scenario where a city that needs it will get beat out because of incentives.
No one is suggesting PIT will land an ME3 carrier anytime soon or before other cities that need it more. For PIT this is a 5-10 year process that began a couple years ago. In the meantime the ME3 will expand to other markets accordingly. But there will come a day when all the large markets are served and the ME3 will be looking at mid sized markets in the US. PIT is laying the groundwork to be competitive for when that day arrives.
Luckyleaf6 wrote:Transplanted Pittsburger, I grew up 5 miles east of the airport, beneath 28L. Many memories of seeing lines of planes 7-8 long lining up to land, parallel to another 7 going for 28R.
Also, memories of swinging by Resurrection Road and parking beneath 32 getting blown away by lines of planes coming in.
Last several times I flew back home (I'm in MN now) I've noticed 32 has been shut down. I found that it was being fixed / improved. The last time I was home (June of this year) we stopped at our new viewing spot (Ewing Road), from which you get a full view of the airport, and the closest you can get to planes landing on 28L. But I saw a big lighted "X" at the end of 32.
I talked to a charter pilot who mentioned that he's been landing on 32 because of the location of the charter parking spot over by the old airport.
My question is when did they open 32 back up?
Even if it were open, I would assume its still an undesirable spot to watch planes due to the relatively low volume coming into the airport nowadays.
flyPIT wrote:Of course there is loss of competitive advantage - they were the only legacy to offer nonstop service. That no legacy will be flying it nonstop, they are not at a competitive disadvantage. Perhaps that is what you meant. But they most certainly gave up the competitive advantage they had. That's assuming WN is not a legacy, but that's another topic.
Why they gave up that advantage is still a mystery to me as I have not read anything of substance other than vague phrases such as "not meeting expectations", etc. I don't buy the operational issue argument at LAX. If they are having logistical space problems there I don't see why it would be a lone flight in a transcon market that gets the axe.
GSP psgr wrote:Frontier announces they won't bring back Chicago and Atlanta. No big surprise there.
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/de ... 1701040100
flyPIT wrote:The lowest hanging fruit for F9 at PIT is the west coast. They seem to be doing well to the west coast from CVG and CLE despite the already larger service (vs PIT) when they started. CLE- SEA/PDX even being upgauged to an A321. So PIT-SFO/SEA/LAX are all fair game.
flyPIT wrote:With the growth in many other markets I'd consider this pretty disappointing after the CEO's comments just a few months ago about considering up to 8 new destinations and being the clear dominant carrier at PIT.
On the bright side, most of the new destination announcements about WN at PIT have not coincided these schedule extensions.
tooluther wrote:Currently being de-iced en route to PIT-PIE. Why do they use the de-icing trucks now instead of the fixed pads. Too much demand on the pads (hard to believe given current vs previous traffic)? Or a more structural operational change?
flightsimer wrote:The other truck pad for IDS is the Sierra Pad. It is next to the two big blue hangars located midfield. These are the Republic Hangars, having previously been used by USAirways and TWA prior to that. Sierra I believe was never a fixed boom pad, but it very well could have been, I really don't know but I have never seen any pictures of it being booms. It has three slots and each slot can have two or three planes in it, one behind the other depending on the particular slot and the size of the planes coming in.
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