7E72004 (are you going to change your username to 7872004?),
did offer r/t PHL
service from about July 2001 to April 2002. They started w/4 r/t flights but then cut down to 2 in Nov. 2001 (I guess due to the downturn following 9/11). Unfortunately, with US' frequency, customer loyalty (which still existed there back then... little did PIT
people know what would happen about 2 years later) along with their matching or beating FL
's fares at the time; all FL
's presence wound up doing was filling US planes. Both US' and FL
r/t planes were packed during the weekend of the Patriots/Steelers AFC face-off back in 2002.
US was somewhat stronger and had not yet entered Chapter 11; so as a result, FL
dropped the service. I, for one, was not too pleased of FL
's decision because I utilized FL
flights a couple times during early 2002.
However, that was then; this is now. With US being weaker along with its downgrading of its PIT
could reintroduce some of the routes it dropped when it first came to PIT
once offered PIT
services too. FL
has re-introduced services and routes many times before; after a 5-year hiatus, it revived PHL
service a year before WN
came to PHL
also came and left TOL
2 or 3 times.
"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981