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by Cush
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Aircraft Photo Taking in Russia
Replies: 1
Views: 1593

Re: Aircraft Photo Taking in Russia

Your best bet is to ask the guards at the museum. If necessary, try giving a tip and see if that works. I bet it will =)

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by Cush
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Aeroflot A321 Moscow-St. Petersburg (SVO-LED)
Replies: 4
Views: 6689

Re: Aeroflot A321 Moscow-St. Petersburg (SVO-LED)

Awesome report! I love Saint Petersburg. I have been there many times and it's by far my favorite city in the world. What made you decide to travel to Russia?

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by Cush
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA just announced free DIRECTV
Replies: 49
Views: 6836

Re: UA just announced free DIRECTV

As a loyal UA flyer, i have been on their 737's from ORD to home, and loved the TV's, but never paid for it as the flight is less than an hour and i would rather rest or look out the window. Now that it's free, that makes me very happy! I really enjoyed watching it while at the gate (free preview), ...

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by Cush
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: To the Oil Rigs of India & North America! - Part 2
Replies: 6
Views: 4641

Re: To the Oil Rigs of India & North America! - Part 2

Thanks for your awesome reports. I was just thinking the same thing as the OP above. It's been a while since your last report... It's so nice to see such cool experiences like yours, and not the other dull/depressing reports of coach flights within the US or pointless reports from college kids with ...

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by Cush
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1422
Views: 194204

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

WOW. BA must be insane. There are a few days that are 500/ow per person, but the usual itinerary is about $3-4k for two people. No thanks. I will stay loyal to UA and EWR/IAD for much less.

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by Cush
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1422
Views: 194204

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I noticed last night that short term parking is now $2 for 1 hour. When did the price increase? Has to be new for 2019....

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by Cush
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size
Replies: 126
Views: 22045

Re: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size

I don't think people that are extremely overweight or with certain disabilities/problems should be alone on flights. People just assume "they are the airlines problem now", which isn't fair. The FA's aren't being paid to wipe someone or take care of your loved ones. FA's are there to serve...

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by Cush
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A citizens’ group fed up with the noise from flights in and out of YUL are stepping up their legal battle
Replies: 54
Views: 5589

Re: A citizens’ group fed up with the noise from flights in and out of YUL are stepping up their legal battle

To all blindly calling the citizen's group stupid. Think about it another way: you buy a house somewhat near (meaning not directly next to) a coal powerplant, or a garbage incinerator, you've been in the around and you know you're far enough that there is no smell or pollution that would affect tha...

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by Cush
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1422
Views: 194204

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Saw Hamilton ant the Benedum last night. Near the front of the program is a two page ad for the PIT-LHR flight, co-branded with BA and PIT. A few pages later is a DE ad, also co-branded by DE and PIT. The BA ad highlighted the way to London's West End (their theater district). Would be a good place...

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by Cush
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1422
Views: 194204

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

”Bayer Shutting Down All Pittsburgh Operations, Nearly 600 Employees Affected” https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2019/01/15/bayer-operations-pittsburgh-shutting-down/ You beat me to it! So, what do you all think this will do to the FRA flight? Pittsburgh has really taken a beating lately with losing ...

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by Cush
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: My Dream Trip: LH 747-8 Upper Deck to Europe and Edelweiss Air Returning To SAN!
Replies: 14
Views: 14857

Re: My Dream Trip: LH 747-8 Upper Deck to Europe and Edelweiss Air Returning To SAN!

Your comment about Berlin feeling like a holding pen is SO true. It's a terrible experience and a shame of an airport. I flew from TXL-JFK 2 years ago and thought I was in a third world nation, not a European capital's airport. lol.

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by Cush
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1422
Views: 194204

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

One more thing....

Via Air has an F-rating from the Better Business Bureau. 71% of their TripAdvisor reviews are poor or terrible, compared to 27% for Allegiant, 26% for United, and 25% for Sun Country. (Southwest and Alaska come in at 6% and 7%, respectively.)

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by Cush
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1422
Views: 194204

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

This is the exact problem with government/public agencies picking winners and losers. No accountability for OneJet…and worse apparently going to the well a second time. (I suppose WOW could be lumped in here too except at least in that case PIT was not alone in falling for it). OneJet seemed like a...

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by Cush
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1422
Views: 194204

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

https://twitter.com/PITairport/status/1 ... 6303239169

Via? Sun Country?


That's disappointing. Via Air will be gone within 2-3 months. Their operation is so shaky. I feel like PIT would be better without them.
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PITexpress wrote:

Also... apparently a new carrier is being announced today at 1:30pm. https://twitter.com/PITairport/status/1 ... 6303239169

Via? Sun Country?


That's disappointing. Via Air will be gone within 2-3 months. Their operation is so shaky. I feel like PIT would be better without them.

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by Cush
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1422
Views: 194204

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

After seeing both OneJet and PeoplExpress blow up in tremendous fashion, I’m pretty reluctant to see any startup come to PIT at all to be quite honest. It’s amazing how many individuals and businesses have been royally screwed by this perennial disaster. I wouldn't worry too much about the people t...

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by Cush
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1422
Views: 194204

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Another OneJet article today in the PG: https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2019/01/05/OneJet-s-trail-of-debt-bankrupt-PNC-Penguins-Hanna-Pittsburgh-airport/stories/201901060043 What is interesting in this article are the investors they interviewed. It seems many of the investors were ...

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by Cush
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 210913

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Funny I too took it as a given that WOW was gone from PIT---- but the articles I have read and the press releases from WOW don't seem to address the issue of PIT head on, unlike all those other cities. I wonder why that is. . . . Call me crazy, but Wow might be able to make PIT work profitably with...

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by Cush
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 210913

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

AGC is pain to get to from much of the area. I think the hassles of getting to and from there pretty much offset any convenience of going through there. I hate to say it, but Flaps is right.... The "clientele" that will pay $500-600 for this sort of flight live no where near AGC and would...

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by Cush
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Christian" Airline Receives OK To Start-Up
Replies: 59
Views: 10839

Re: "Christian" Airline Receives OK To Start-Up

I agree that I don't see the "humor" or "insanity" of this startup airline? Each airline has a niche (budget traveler, business traveler, ultra wealthy, etc). This airline niche is Christian Missionaries. There have been many attempts at setting up "Sharia Compliant" ai...

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by Cush
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 210913

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Cush, you pose a GREAT question. I've noticed through the years that pricing discussions don't go very far on airliners.net. I can't figure out why, as it's a ripe topic for discussion. Maybe it's too heavily based on anecdote. I've tried to raise some pricing oddities, for instance one I notice ge...

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by Cush
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 210913

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Numbers on PIT-NYC don't look spectacular at all. AA is doing even worse on LGA. I have a question if anyone can shed some light on this for me. I thought there was high demand for flights to NYC, or atleast high ticket prices. Here is why... Many times when I am pricing out flights to eastern euro...

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by Cush
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Iran airlines need 500 planes, official mulls Sukhoi SSJ 100
Replies: 52
Views: 10849

Re: Iran planning to buy 500 Sukhoi Superjet 100

What stops a manufacturer from taking certain unidentifiable parts and re-branding them as a 'domestic' product?

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by Cush
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 210913

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Since the AGC flights are technically charter, they don't require TSA???? Someone correct me if i am wrong, but if the flight is between two non-commercial airports (meaning no connections) and is below a certain passenger count, then they don't need TSA. I could be totally wrong here, but i think ...

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by Cush
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 210913

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

"A startup air-service company next month will offer regular nonstop flights between Pittsburgh and New York. Fly Louie will offer the flights on nine-seat twin-engine Beechcraft KingAir 350s or Pilatus PC-12s six days a week between Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin and Westchester Cou...

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by Cush
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaiian Retro Idea
Replies: 1
Views: 513

Re: Hawaiian Retro Idea

Cool! Looks an awful lot like Interflug. lol.

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by Cush
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 210913

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Random question for you folks. My wife just did PIT-FLL-PIT on Spirit, and both ways the flight was oversold by 5+ seats. Why didn't Spirit upgauge to the A-320 at least. I mean it seems the demand is there...

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by Cush
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 210913

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

PITexpress wrote:

Wasn't it AA and not the Steelers that ended the relationship?


Correct. AA and some other airlines canceled these contracts as they could make more money with the planes in constant revenue service instead of letting them sit on the ground for 1-3 days.

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by Cush
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 210913

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I don't know if we need to cry about this one considering how DL has been doubling down on it recently. Even though as far as in flight experience on this route B6 is the best, DL's CRJ are way better than what AA was flying lately. The ERJ-145 I flew when the price was so much cheaper than DL and ...

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by Cush
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: PIT to FRA via Air Canada (Int'l Travel Advise needed)
Replies: 40
Views: 1981

Re: PIT to FRA via Air Canada (Int'l Travel Advise needed)

I don't understand why you would submit yourselves to the torture of connecting through Canada when you can connect through one of many airports here in the US? As someone who is from PIT, I have done FRA-YYZ-PIT and I vowed I would never ever do it again. The entire process the Canadians have setup...

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by Cush
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 210913

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I'm not advocating for DE to charge rock bottom prices, but I'd like to be able to get to/from Europe for under $1000 in the summer, and less during the remainder of the year, which is what they offer. That would be fine with me as well. BA looks to be loaded for $1400 r/t, which isn't as high as I...

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by Cush
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 210913

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

flyguy89 wrote:
or better yet, let the market prove itself to attract new service WITHOUT tax dollars.


Yea..... That was the ACAA mentality for years before C.C. arrived and look at how much good it did the airport with declining passenger numbers and flights year over year (rolling eyes)...

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by Cush
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 210913

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Honestly, Pittsburgh's transit is one of the best out there for a city of our size. There are very few mid-tier US cities that can touch it, both in scale and in usage. We were one of the first cities in the world to pioneer busways – the East Busway specifically is a jewel that doesn't get enough ...

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by Cush
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 210913

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

It's funny how so many other cities around the country and the world have public transit that is easily accessible and useful. I have traveled a lot, but I always get stuck in the "burgh" mindset when I go somewhere to avoid public transit and take a cab/uber. Eventually I use public trans...

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by Cush
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian A330 HNL-FCO
Replies: 74
Views: 20446

Re: Hawaiian A330 HNL-FCO

I have a question about these flights. What sort of crew are on the aircraft for a flight of this duration (and also shorter). Is it just the pilots or are there flight attendants as well?

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by Cush
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 210913

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. :smile: Anyone know what’s up with this flight? https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/4O1303 Interjet flew flight 4O1302 from MDT to CUN on November 18th. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AIJ1302 I'm wondering if this is the return going through PIT for Customs?...

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by Cush
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 210913

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Huh?? That is exactly how Economics works. If Amazon brought 50K new jobs to Pittsburgh, the potential greediness of land/property owners would likely be immense. Demand for quality housing by the large number of professional/highly paid employees would almost immediately overwhelm existing availab...

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by Cush
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 210913

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

So PIT just put this statement out about it... https://blueskypit.com/2018/11/15/an-open-letter-to-jeff-bezos/ So childish and petty of a statement to make to a company that doesn't owe Pittsburgh anything, yet has already established a small yet rapidly growing development office. Wow! What an art...

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by Cush
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 210913

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

There was a P-8 from NAS Jacksonville that flew down from CGAS Cape Cod and did pattern work here this afternoon. Although based off of your description, I'm not sure if that's what you saw. While not a prop, it was the largest noticeable plane here today that was all-white. https://i.imgur.com/W7A...

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by Cush
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 210913

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I was hoping to get some help from someone on this threads... This afternoon (Weds), i was driving across the West End Bridge and noticed a 2 engined prop plane (looked like a cargo plane or skydiving one, as i think the back opened). Anyways, it was doing circles around the city and it dropped some...

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by Cush
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 210913

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Just weighing in with my two cents here... I am glad to see them merging, as we know space is a premium at KEF, so this way FI can focus as you all said, the premium routes, and WW can take on the second tier cities like PIT, etc... I agree with someone above that said FI wouldn't work here. I agree...

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by Cush
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH FRA - PNQ in an A319?!
Replies: 4
Views: 933

Re: LH FRA - PNQ in an A319?!

This flight has a stop in Baku per the LH website.

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by Cush
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 210913

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

The only thing that REALLY annoys me (and some other passengers commented as well) are the announcements in the train.... People seem to comment how it is annoying having a voice speaking the ENTIRE duration from departure til arrival. I don't mind a few words, but jeez.... No one really pays atten...

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by Cush
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 210913

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

My wife and I decided to take a last minute trip to Montreal, and I was very curious to try out the new AC service to YUL. However, the cheapest price for 2 roundtrip tickets including a saturday layover was $2,400... We ended up taking Delta through JFK on the way there and DTW on the way home for ...

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by Cush
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 210913

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I am glad I got some folks to agree with me about the lack of marketing from Frontier on their flights. It's one thing if you are a legacy carrier offering the flight on a daily basis (lots of feeder traffic), but being a stand alone carrier like Frontier, your name should be out there all the time....

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by Cush
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 210913

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Don't forget that NK flies to MCO daily from PIT so F9 is losing traffic to NK on that route. As for SAN I'm not surprised it has been dropped to seasonal. I was hopeful that F9 would do well in PIT but things just don't seem to be working out. On the other hand NK seems to be doing well. I agree. ...

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by Cush
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 210913

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

yeah and if you think of it ....... lets say the incentives are 1 million to 2 million bucks a year for an airline. In the aviation world, that is not much money. I am sure that the City of Pittsburgh and the airport benefit more than the incentives worth that they pay each year. Its a good investm...

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by Cush
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 210913

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I am very worried about the future state of our international flights.... I can easily see Wow going under (or canceling most US destinations) soon, which would leave us with nothing at the moment. If Condor decides to drop us as well, then we are back in the same boat we were in before (1 flight).....

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by Cush
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 210913

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Runway28L wrote:
If there was a Caribbean destination not served nonstop, then passengers were likely going through another hub on a legacy carrier.


The Bahamas isn't served from PIT =(

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by Cush
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 210913

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

If nothing else, I wish DE would start earlier than 6/28. I’d like to support them, but it becomes more and more difficult with a shorter window. I agree. I'd like to take advantage of Condor, but our travel needs to Europe tend to occur before 6/28 and after the service end for the season... I don...

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