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by flyPIT
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 517
Views: 89833

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Could we see the return of Qatar Airways Cargo? " Beginning in early October, the freight forwarder also plans to control a freighter operated by a Middle East airline to ship goods weekly from India, Bangladesh and Pakistan to Pittsburgh for a year via the carrier’s home base. Schlossberg woul...

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by flyPIT
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 517
Views: 89833

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

CX will operate 20 SGN-HKG-PIT cargo only flights on behalf of Unique Logistics. https://blueskypit.com/2020/09/21/pit-welcomes-first-cargo-flight-from-cathay-pacific/ After the pandemic and these B777s are put back to their intended use I'd like to think PIT somehow will remain in CX's cargo networ...

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by flyPIT
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 517
Views: 89833

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

" After 14 years, Clinton Commerce Park nearing completion " https://liber.post-gazette.com/image/2020/09/18/1000x/Clinton-Commerce-Park-Findlay-airport-1000-px-v2 https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2020/09/19/After-14-years-Clinton-Commerce-Park-nearing-completion/stories/2...

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by flyPIT
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 517
Views: 89833

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

B6 severly cutting PIT-FLL/PBI frequencies before flights even begin. PIT-FLL now 4x weekly PIT-PBI now 3x weekly July numbers are out. Total passengers are down 72.7%, cargo down 5.8% https://flypittsburgh.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/July_2020_Short_E-Mail_Report.pdf PIT has been falling way beh...

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by flyPIT
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Still no Asia service from CLT?
Replies: 132
Views: 13689

Re: Still no Asia service from CLT?

See U.S. Airport O&D Rankings for 12 months ending 12/2019 , at bottom right, helpfully provided by Orlando International Airport. https://www.orlandoairports.net/about-us/ That is O&D ranked to/from MCO only. Nope...why is MCO on the list otherwise. Here is a link to the proper page instea...

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by flyPIT
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Still no Asia service from CLT?
Replies: 132
Views: 13689

Re: Still no Asia service from CLT?

https://www.orlandoairports.net/about-us/

That is O&D ranked to/from MCO only.
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MIflyer12 wrote:
See U.S. Airport O&D Rankings for 12 months ending 12/2019, at bottom right, helpfully provided by Orlando International Airport. https://www.orlandoairports.net/about-us/

That is O&D ranked to/from MCO only.

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by flyPIT
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1943
Views: 242973

Re: AA Announces DAB-DFW/PHL

phllax wrote:
flyPIT wrote:
PHL-DAB began with 727s, IIRC 1994.


That’s not possible. By 94 the only 727’s were on the Shuttle.


PHL-DAB began with 727s.

Better?

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by flyPIT
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1943
Views: 242973

Re: AA Announces DAB-DFW/PHL

PHL-DAB began with 727s, IIRC 1994.

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by flyPIT
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1943
Views: 242973

Re: AA Announces DAB-DFW/PHL

flyjoe wrote:
US Airways served PHL-DAB in the early 90s

With 727s no less.

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by flyPIT
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 517
Views: 89833

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

WN's Oct PIT schedule shows about half the network completely cut during the week. These cities are no longer served M-F:

FLL, RSW, ATL, STL, DAL, HOU, PHX

I count 13 daily flights will operate. BNA did get a boost to 3x daily.

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by flyPIT
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 517
Views: 89833

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

CaptainMidnight wrote:
When is the last time AF1 landed at LBE?


Not sure

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by flyPIT
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 517
Views: 89833

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Very rare AF1 visit to LBE on Thursday. I imagine he will use the 737 but 757 would be cool to see there. So AA took what was a year round daily (sometimes 2x daily) route up until Covid, made it seasonal, did not restore PIT-CUN unlike other similar markets, and are calling PIT-PHX a new route. A r...

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by flyPIT
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 517
Views: 89833

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

So AA took what was a year round daily (sometimes 2x daily) route up until Covid, made it seasonal, did not restore PIT-CUN unlike other similar markets, and are calling PIT-PHX a new route. A route they (and their predecessors) have served since 1979.

This weeks Bullshitter award goes to AA.

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by flyPIT
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 517
Views: 89833

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

When businesses are shut down those people are not making money (other than unemployment). No bucks, no Buck Rogers. Have shutdowns been consistent across all states? I don’t see how it is quite a leap.

Why then, do you think PIT is all of a sudden lagging these similar airports by double digits?

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by flyPIT
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 517
Views: 89833

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

July numbers are out. Total passengers are down 72.7%, cargo down 5.8% https://flypittsburgh.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/July_2020_Short_E-Mail_Report.pdf PIT has been falling way behind peer cities as of late. CLE was 28% busier in July. IND was 29% busier. For the first time ever CMH had a busi...

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by flyPIT
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 767 makes emergency landing at LAX
Replies: 132
Views: 25467

Re: FedEx plane makes emergency landing at LAX

I feel like people keep focusing on the Pilot jumping out and hurting his leg, insisting that it wasn't necessary or part of procedure... While we are all watching a video from Outside, in the nighttime. Now obviously the pilot/co-pilot's flying cannot possibly have such a "whole picture"...

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by flyPIT
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane flies under Mackinac Bridge
Replies: 58
Views: 12950

Re: Plane flies under Mackinac Bridge

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by flyPIT
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Route Frequency to Hawaii, Pre-747
Replies: 62
Views: 7848

Re: UA Route Frequency to Hawaii, Pre-747

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50246695646_4478500782_o.jpg In the opening of the original Hawaii 5-0 series one of the shots was of a DC8 landing at HNL. Not sure if it was UAL though. I'm pretty sure it was a UA DC-8. If you ever read the credits on a Hawaii 5-0 episode, it says that United ...

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by flyPIT
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 517
Views: 89833

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Some EAS routes will be up for renewal again; Cape Air wants to put their hat in the ring for some of the SWPA stations. I think they would be a great addition to the commuter network at PIT. Things at JST could get interesting: " 4 carriers make pitch to serve Johnstown airport " https:/...

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by flyPIT
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 517
Views: 89833

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

"A Florida-based company plans to start testing aircraft engines at Pittsburgh International Airport, after refurbishing a rare aircraft maintenance facility built during its hub days. The site, located across the airfield, adjacent to what are now American Airlines maintenance hangars, is a f...

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by flyPIT
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 517
Views: 89833

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

WN extended their schedule in to April, here's the PIT lineup on some random dates in mid-Apr:

FLL 2x Sa 3x
MCO 4x Sa 6x
RSW 2x
TPA 2x Sa 4x
ATL 2x
BWI 3x
MDW 4x
STL 1x
BNA 2x Su 3x
DAL1x
HOU 1x
DEN 2x
PHX 1x Sa 2x
LAS 1x

28 weekday departures.

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by flyPIT
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 517
Views: 89833

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

UPS has been flying PIT-ANC-HKG 1x weekly (Saturday morning) one way over the past few weeks. However this is only to get that MD-11 back in to the Asia theater where it is needed instead of having it sit at PIT all weekend. I'm not even sure it has been carrying any volume on the PIT-ANC leg and th...

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by flyPIT
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 517
Views: 89833

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/MTN7970/history
Overall capacity is roughly the same.
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It appears the 3 Wiggins Airways Cessna Caravans that operate UNV-PIT for FX have been replaced by a single Mountain Air Cargo ATR 42:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/MTN7970/history
Overall capacity is roughly the same.

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by flyPIT
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 517
Views: 89833

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Yawn. But I suppose it’s better than yet another flight to MCO.

A resumption of service by UA on the route after a ~40 year hiatus! Although I believe the previous service used the old FMY airport.

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by flyPIT
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 517
Views: 89833

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

I saw that too. I think the research on that article is a bit outdated, if even only by a few days. This Routesonline update came out today, and BA's website mirrors the same. Routesonline will be much more accurate than anything the P-G publishes, and this quote is all I needed to read: " Bri...

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by flyPIT
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 517
Views: 89833

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

I saw that too. I think the research on that article is a bit outdated, if even only by a few days. This Routesonline update came out today, and BA's website mirrors the same. Routesonline will be much more accurate than anything the P-G publishes, and this quote is all I needed to read: " Brit...

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by flyPIT
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 517
Views: 89833

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

BA's move feels ominous-my thinking was that they would maybe end up pairing some of the smaller US markets on re-entry; something like LHR-PIT-BWI-LHR if they wanted to tie the smaller markets together or perhaps LHR-JFK-PIT-JFK-LHR came to mind as a way to slot sit at JFK if they needed to do tha...

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by flyPIT
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 517
Views: 89833

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

BA has cancelled their PIT flights for the entire winter. Not a surprise at first given the pandemic... but then I see they are still planning to offer at least 4x weekly service to all their other midsize US markets (BWI, AUS, MSY, BNA) so this is not very encouraging. https://www.routesonline.com/...

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by flyPIT
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 517
Views: 89833

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Pittsburgh International Airport plans marketing initiative, hiring agency " “We are seeking an agency partner to help position the airport for growth nationally and internationally,” said airport spokesman Bob Kerlik. “This is a critical time to lay the groundwork by developing successful mar...

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by flyPIT
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 517
Views: 89833

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

June numbers are out. Total passengers are down 78.2% for the month and 56% YTD. https://flypittsburgh.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/June-2020-Short-E-Mail-Report-v2.pdf Interestingly at AGC, total operations are down only 1/10th of one percent for June while air taxi operations are up 11.7% This c...

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by flyPIT
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest Bids for Johnstown - JST Essential Air Service Contract
Replies: 13
Views: 1915

Re: Skywest Bids for Johnstown - JST Essential Air Service Contract

Boutique is countering with up to 30 flights a week, including service to EWR, taking advantage of the UA Interline agreement, replacing the current PIT/BWI services. That is not correct. " Boutique, which has interline or code share agreements with United and American Airlines, proposed “the ...

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by flyPIT
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 517
Views: 89833

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Some EAS routes will be up for renewal again; Cape Air wants to put their hat in the ring for some of the SWPA stations. I think they would be a great addition to the commuter network at PIT. Things at JST could get interesting: " 4 carriers make pitch to serve Johnstown airport " https://...

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by flyPIT
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 896
Views: 96609

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

September flight cuts begin: Alligent has cut several Cle to Fla routes As of now it looks like only PGD and SAV survive, everything else is gone. I imagine much of it is only seasonal cuts, although these seem deep. G4 normally shrinks into a ball in September, they only ran CLE-SAV/SRQ last Septe...

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by flyPIT
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 896
Views: 96609

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

Trk1 wrote:
September flight cuts begin:
Alligent has cut several Cle to Fla routes


As of now it looks like only PGD and SAV survive, everything else is gone. I imagine much of it is only seasonal cuts, although these seem deep.

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by flyPIT
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 517
Views: 89833

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Ironic is today's Pittsburgh is a great urban weekend destination, and there is plenty of water skiing happening on the rivers too. But not when TWA was flying Connies around. Funny thing is this same image was also used for Honolulu. Much more fitting: https://i.etsystatic.com/8348439/r/il/e3c79c/6...

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by flyPIT
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 517
Views: 89833

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Competitive response to B6 re-entering PIT-FLL by NK. From the OAG thread:
NK FLL-PIT DEC 1.5>3[2.0] JAN 0>3[2]

Also, MCO going 4x daily. NK never had this kind of frequency from PIT on a single route.
NK MCO-PIT DEC 1.9>4[1.0] JAN 0>4[1.8]

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by flyPIT
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 517
Views: 89833

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

The drugs must have been wonderful at the TWA offices back in the day:

Image

Art print available on ebay.

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by flyPIT
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 517
Views: 89833

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Here's some pics from LBE today. NK is getting these ready to enter service again and were relocated from the closed runway to the main ramp. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50038746397_4f6c8ea7a8_h.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50037938563_7e773b67d5_h.jpg https://live.staticflickr.co...

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by flyPIT
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 517
Views: 89833

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

https://flypittsburgh.com/wp-content/up ... Report.pdf


The 2019 Annual Report has been posted as well:
https://flypittsburgh.com/wp-content/up ... Report.pdf
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May numbers are out. Total passengers down 89.4% for the month and down 50.7% ytd.
https://flypittsburgh.com/wp-content/up ... Report.pdf


The 2019 Annual Report has been posted as well:
https://flypittsburgh.com/wp-content/up ... Report.pdf

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by flyPIT
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 517
Views: 89833

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

" Anchorage, Pittsburgh Airports partner to boost air cargo operations " https://ajot.com/news/anchorage-pittsburgh-airports-partner-to-boost-air-cargo-operations Found this interesting: " The agreement will allow both airports to work together to find innovation solutions for moving ...

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by flyPIT
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?
Replies: 85
Views: 10956

Re: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?

In the case of a PHL-HNL route with an A321XLR you still have over 400nm to work with. Using your example of a B739ER and blocking off seats, the fact that they continue do it answers your question about practicality in that scenario. 1) This happened three winters ago. Over the last two winters, t...

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by flyPIT
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?
Replies: 85
Views: 10956

Re: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?

ETOPS 180 requires an additional 10% more fuel. The OGG-LAS flight was determined to be about as far as HA can comfortably operate their 321's & that's with a 4;30 am arrival & a 6 am departure at LAS. Unless it has changed ETOPS reserves are the greater of standard reserves or Critical Poi...

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by flyPIT
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?
Replies: 85
Views: 10956

Re: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?

These numbers are the best of circumstances. The 737-900ER should theoretically have no trouble on LAX-HNL, but they are often restricted in the winter...I've seen up to 40 seats blocked. So, again, is it practical? In the case of a PHL-HNL route with an A321XLR you still have over 400nm to work wi...

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by flyPIT
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?
Replies: 85
Views: 10956

Re: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?

I'm not completely up to speed on this, but can the XLR operate from the East Coast to HI? With normal alternates / ETOPS alternates? When they start routing aircraft down south of Memphis or up north of Duluth because of a massive cold front of thunderstorms in the Midwest? When there's a "No...

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by flyPIT
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?
Replies: 85
Views: 10956

Re: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?

I think the best thing HA could do is get some A321XLRs. WN is the biggest new threat HA has faced in years and one way to meet that threat is to offer something WN can't - nonstop service deeper in to the Lower 48. HA seemed to do well with JFK and BOS. Perhaps something like 4x weekly to PHL and I...

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by flyPIT
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 517
Views: 89833

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

" Up in the air: Condor's Frankfurt flight grounded by COVID-19, future uncertain " https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2020/06/10/Condor-Airlines-Pittsburgh-International-Airport-Frankfurt-Germany/stories/202006100058 I did find this encouraging: " But the airline added...

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by flyPIT
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volga-Dnepr suing Boeing over freighters it couldnt commit to but now wants
Replies: 42
Views: 11599

Re: Volga-Dnepr suing Boeing over freighters it couldnt commit to but now wants

Hidden in the Seattle Times article: " UPS took the 747-8 jumbo jet order that was previously ordered by Volga and is set for delivery soon. However, it also canceled one of its previous orders for the same plane that was scheduled for later delivery, so the net impact is still one order lost t...

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by flyPIT
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Airport Is Now The World's Busiest Airport
Replies: 41
Views: 9185

Re: DFW Airport Is Now The World's Busiest Airport

CaptainObvious1 wrote:
Not to point out the obvious...

... it is in the article which is at the beginning of the thread.


Captain Obvious.

What is obvious is that the article is using OAG data to only include air carrier flights and is ignoring GA, military, and air cargo operations.

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by flyPIT
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Airport Is Now The World's Busiest Airport
Replies: 41
Views: 9185

Re: DFW Airport Is Now The World's Busiest Airport

How on Earth is is possible to rank the busiest airports in the world for May when we are only 5 days in to June? It takes most airports a few months to publish their numbers. ANC had almost 1,000 operations in a SINGLE DAY in April, far outpacing many airports listed above and is only getting busie...

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