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More US Changes At PIT

Fri Jun 06, 2003 12:19 pm

starting monday june 9th us airways express will pick up the following flights, pit-atl 4 flights, pit-mke 3 flights, pit-lga 2 flights, pit-dca 1 flight, pit-mht 1 flight, pit-bgr 1 flight. there will be no more mainline service to atl or lga but the other cities will be mainline and express service. the new express routes will be regional jet service.

RE: More US Changes At PIT

Fri Jun 06, 2003 12:34 pm

MKE looses mainline service all together, they will be 100% RJ. I just started working there this week and we become a US Airways mainline express city. PHL is already RJ's and PIT and CLT flight get downgraded to RJ's. Right the flights are being operated by Mesa CRJ's and I beleive some RP ERJ's will also be in the mix, for now.
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RE: More US Changes At PIT

Fri Jun 06, 2003 1:03 pm

PIT-MSY has had only ONE nonstop now for a couple of months, flown with 733's and 319's usually. Sad to see only one flight in this market, but US compensated MSY by giving us a 3rd PHL nonstop, so no loss in capacity.

It's hard to imagine PIT-ATL going all Express.

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RE: More US Changes At PIT

Fri Jun 06, 2003 1:18 pm

As I envision NW changing to RJ's on the MEM-MSY run in the not-too-distant future, the other MSY route I see switching to RJ's is US's PIT run (what's the mileage on MSY-PIT btw?).

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RE: More US Changes At PIT

Fri Jun 06, 2003 1:36 pm

Some of these routes may be operated with Embraer 170's when those start coming online. Remember, USAir/ Piedmont/ Mohawk/ Empire was built on mostly 100-seat and 70ish-seat a/c. Since shortly after 9/11, US Airways has not had any more 100-seat a/c.

Now US has to leap from 50 seats to 125 seats when allotting seat capacity. And this is in the worst national market situation for network carriers ever. Large-medium markets that are some distance from the East Coast, may have trouble filling 2-3 daily 125 and 150-seat a/c to US Airways hubs these days.

US still isn't entering the 100-seat arena; I would think 717's would be ideally suited to US Airways. But that's another story.

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RE: More US Changes At PIT

Fri Jun 06, 2003 1:39 pm

PIT-LGA is not going over to US Express, though a mid-morning round-trip is being added; the same is true of the PIT-DCA RJ round-trip. PIT-BGR is a new flight (or an add-back of previously halted service). But PIT-MHT, PIT-ATL, and PIT-MKE are all being downgauged. I don't see how US Airways expects to be competitive with Delta and AirTran to ATL.
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RE: More US Changes At PIT

Fri Jun 06, 2003 11:30 pm

Yes looking at my Monday schedule, I am quite shocked to see an ERJ operating BOS-PIT-GSO. Also, expect US Airways ERJ's from DCA to STL and Bangor.
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RE: More US Changes At PIT

Sat Jun 07, 2003 12:41 am

Tom in NO: To answer your question according to, MSY-PIT is 914 miles.

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