NWADC9
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YAY! PIT Gets WN!

Wed May 04, 2005 12:54 pm

Tomorrow's the big day! The first flight will be a 737NG in the canyon blue colors with winglets. The plane was ferried in to PIT this afternoon, with a water cannon salute. Let's hope they do well!

Now, one complaint:
WHY NO PIT-MCI!?!??!?!??!?!??!?!?!
Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
 
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RE: YAY! PIT Gets WN!

Wed May 04, 2005 12:59 pm

Quoting NWADC9 (Thread starter):
Tomorrow's the big day! The first flight will be a 737NG in the canyon blue colors with winglets. The plane was ferried in to PIT this afternoon, with a water cannon salute. Let's hope they do well!

Sure bet that US Airways will be opening bottles of champagne.....

 Wow!


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RE: YAY! PIT Gets WN!

Wed May 04, 2005 1:04 pm

Man, I wish I could've been at the airport today.

Stupid macroeconomics...  frown 




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RE: YAY! PIT Gets WN!

Wed May 04, 2005 1:09 pm

Quoting Kahala777 (Reply 1):
Sure bet that US Airways will be opening bottles of champagne.....

Actually, to get inebriated on because they can no longer charge the deadly extortion fares of $364 for a 1 hour flight to PHL.

This is a victory for all of western Pennsylvania because they no longer have to make the 100 mile drive for reasonable fares in CAK (FL presence).
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RE: YAY! PIT Gets WN!

Wed May 04, 2005 1:26 pm

Quoting N670UW (Reply 2):
Stupid macroeconomics.

Southwest wasn't worth skipping?
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RE: YAY! PIT Gets WN!

Wed May 04, 2005 1:43 pm

I was in the Ops tower when the flight came in today and had a first class seat to the dog a pony show. Other than the water arch, news copter and all of the media, nothing too special. I think the A/C N number was like N440LV or something. Eh, no big deal just glad to see the gates being used now. Wished they would have taken the gates at the end of B rather than A1 and A3, we at US xpress barely had enough space before they took the gates from us, now it is a nightmare.
 
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RE: YAY! PIT Gets WN!

Wed May 04, 2005 1:51 pm

Quoting Jdaniel001 (Reply 4):
Southwest wasn't worth skipping?

Definately not  Wink
 
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RE: YAY! PIT Gets WN!

Wed May 04, 2005 1:53 pm

A total of three aircraft (all -700s) ferried in on Tuesday, one each from MDW, DAL, and PHX...
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RE: YAY! PIT Gets WN!

Wed May 04, 2005 1:58 pm

The first one had a bunch of execs on it, so one of the people down on the floor told me. The second roled in around 6ish and the last around 9 or so.
 
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RE: YAY! PIT Gets WN!

Wed May 04, 2005 9:53 pm

Quoting Jdaniel001 (Reply 4):
Southwest wasn't worth skipping?

It was a mid-term exam.  Sad




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RE: YAY! PIT Gets WN!

Wed May 04, 2005 10:35 pm

Quoting N670UW (Reply 9):
It was a mid-term exam.

I hope you passed. And so does Southwest.  Smile
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RE: YAY! PIT Gets WN!

Thu May 05, 2005 4:04 am

The local TV station, KDKA-TV, had great coverage of the first flight, as viewers saw it take off at around 6:55 (delayed due to the de-icing prosess..... in may  Sad PIT was under a frost advisory. Sometimes I wish I lived down south.). The take off looked great. Good luck to WN and I'm sure they will do well in steel town! We welcome them with open arms.

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RE: YAY! PIT Gets WN!

Thu May 05, 2005 4:09 am

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 7):
A total of three aircraft (all -700s) ferried in on Tuesday, one each from MDW, DAL, and PHX...

But all they have is A1 and A3, no? Where would the 9p plane go?
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RE: YAY! PIT Gets WN!

Thu May 05, 2005 4:16 am

NWADC9:

It looked like it was at A5 on the TV today, but I could be wrong (A5 may have been used as US gate in the morning).
 
N670UW
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RE: YAY! PIT Gets WN!

Thu May 05, 2005 7:45 am

Southwest has a promotional video out for the new service.

http://www.kdka.com/

Click there and scroll to the bottom - click 'Southwest Airlines Promotional Video' under the Video section.




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RE: YAY! PIT Gets WN!

Thu May 05, 2005 1:32 pm

I wonder why they had a football spin on the video? Does Pittsburgh have a football team?  wink 
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RE: YAY! PIT Gets WN!

Thu May 05, 2005 2:04 pm

Finally relief from high fares in PIT. Now that CLT has Airtran (and Indy) relief all the US Airways major hubs have been infiltrated with LCC's! devil  Now if they can get into CVG as they are getting anally raped by DL.

Quoting Jdaniel001 (Reply 15):
Does Pittsburgh have a football team?

Steelers.
 
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RE: YAY! PIT Gets WN!

Thu May 05, 2005 2:30 pm

Quoting Iowaman (Reply 16):
Quoting Jdaniel001 (Reply 15):
Does Pittsburgh have a football team?

Steelers.

Go Cowboys!!!!
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RE: YAY! PIT Gets WN!

Thu May 05, 2005 2:58 pm

Quoting PITA333 (Reply 13):

It looked like it was at A5 on the TV today, but I could be wrong (A5 may have been used as US gate in the morning).

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 12):

But all they have is A1 and A3, no? Where would the 9p plane go?
They are only using A5 for the RON, the gate upstairs still has US stuff on the walls. WN pulls the first of the three RONs on A1 or A3 and then repo it to A5 with a tug. They are not using it for boarding or deplaning yet.
 
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RE: YAY! PIT Gets WN!

Thu May 05, 2005 10:20 pm

Quoting Jdaniel001 (Reply 15):
Does Pittsburgh have a football team?

One of the best in the league Wink

Quoting Jdaniel001 (Reply 15):
I wonder why they had a football spin on the video?

It was part of the ceremony, including a school marching band, Kelly getting peanuts poured over him by Bettis and someone else that I forget, and a bunch of WN employees running through a banner dressed like 737's.
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