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When Will PIT See More Western Service

Sun Feb 13, 2005 12:26 am

PIT seems to respond well to new airlines coming in from the west. right now there are only two examples to look at with UA denver service and HP phoenix service, both of which are doing well. I know that HP is adding LAS service soon and I would imagine that WN will add some cities, but im surprised that until now no one has considered the prospect of serving pit from cities like LAX and SFO aside from US.

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RE: When Will PIT See More Western Service

Sun Feb 13, 2005 1:20 am

UA Denver service was a good route for the carrier up till the 80s, once US started to build a serious hub and western service. I remember there being three non-stops a day on UA on that route.

UA actually started to build a small hub in PIT with emphasis upon Florida destinations. They spent a lot on promotion. If you sent in a card from the newspaper they'd send you a beach towel. We still have it, and it is near perfect after at least a hundred washings. UA did things with class. My last UA DEN-PIT flight was in first class. They served prime rib. The flight attendant brought it down the aisle and cut it right there for each passenger.

But with PIT, remember that a large amount of corporate population is no longer there: US Steel, Bethlehem Steel, Gulf Oil, Alcoa, PPG, Westinghouse -- all much fewer than before.
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RE: When Will PIT See More Western Service

Sun Feb 13, 2005 1:42 am

There's a possibility WN could throw in a PIT-LAX flight once they begin service.

I wouldn't count on SFO by any carrier. I'd bet US's two flights are going to be it for right now - I just don't see any carrier in a position to open such a route.

If the rumored NW focus city ever happens, they could add a flight or two (probably LAX and/or LAS).

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RE: When Will PIT See More Western Service

Sun Feb 13, 2005 2:16 am

I would love to see more Western cities from PIT as well as International routes too.

Who knows, maybe US will someday rebuild the hub in PIT someday when they become profitable again. But until then, we can dream
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RE: When Will PIT See More Western Service

Sun Feb 13, 2005 3:08 am

Q: When will PIT see more western service?
A: Probably next week Big grin

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