On a proving run (non-revenue) flight, USAir can fly any damn place they want to.
Thus LGW-PIT is no problem while the negotiatiors finalize the details of the revenue service that will begin shortly.
PIT-LGW will be restored and flown by the brilliant folks at US. The bilateral talks did end on a sour note but Tony Blair picked up the phone before the US Senate put the lid on Concorde flights and all British Airways service to the United States. Smart move
US will get the rights to PIT-LGW in short order.
Don't doubt the validity of this post...AirwaysDC9 is a pilot for US.
Hypermike, why do they need to fly from their maintenance base to gain ETOPS certification? I don't think TPA will be the MX base for the 330 anyway.