|Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 3):|
What about additional european routes from PIT; UA agreed that if UA was to merge with US, they would keep their hub in PIT and add more mx there...
Although I am sure that whatever int'l route was added would not have lasted and the statement about the hub remaining in PIT is moot; US closed it in November 2004 and another hub for PIT is not in the cards any time soon, if ever...
|Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 5):|
Can we say 2 long overdue routes?
|Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 4):|
Ironically, there were no international nonstops to be added as a result of the merger here in PIT. UA was going to run one-stops to PEK, HKG, KIX, NRT, and SYD from PIT with 747s going through the hubs (SFO, ORD, LAX, etc). They also agreed to build a new maintenance hangar. Also, in another twist, the very routes UA pledged to add (PIT-SJC, PIT-PDX) were announced by US to start in late 2001/early 2002 and were cancelled because of 9/11 and the suspension of A321 deliveries. I remember asking a ticket agent in PIT about the SAT and PDX inaugural runs in March 2002 and he said they'd been suspended indefinitely. Scary stuff.
|Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 7):|
So that would have been direct heavy runs though with stops at their west coast hubs. That would have been sweet if that would have happened... So basically what that would have been were 747s from PIT-SFO, and LAX? Would that also have been one to ORD despite the considerably short distance between the two markets? Do you suppose that any of those would have been changed to 777 equipment? The latter is probably a very difficult question to answer... I cannot get over how hard-hit the airline industry was after 9-11. It was already dwindling somewhat just before 9-11 from what others were saying in their posts, and then that God-awful day happened...
|Quoting FlyCaledonian (Reply 10):|
Given that UA has disposed of several slot pairs at LHR over the last couple of years (Sold and leased), would we have seen any of US's LGW flights move to LHR? I can think that BWI and possibly PIT could have switched under Bermuda II, but that CLT would have had to stay at LGW, along with proposed DEN flight.
|Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 8):|
That's correct. UA ran widebodies through their hubs as tag-ons of their prime international routes. So you'd have DEN-NRT one-stop with a 777 from SFO or LAX to DEN. I don't know how often UA does this now, but when I visited ORD in 2003, they were still doing it.
|Quoting PSA727 (Reply 12):|
This denied merger by the Feds was actually a blessing in
disguise for USAirways.
|Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 11):|
US didn't fly BWI-LGW in 2000. It was dropped in 1993, when USAir and BA first started codesharing flights. US gave up their US-UK flying rights to begin codeshare service with BA.
|Quoting FlyCaledonian (Reply 20):|
Don't know why I was thinking of BWI, when I in fact meant PHL.
|Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 23):|
What airport is STT? I can't seem to be able to identify it...
|Quoting 787KQ (Reply 22):|
IAD to STT is not an international flight.
|Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 27):|
What kind of equipment would have been used from PHL and PIT to SJC and PDX, A320 or 757 equipment?