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by steeler83
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 467
Views: 79381

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Wow... this project has de-evolved. Especially unimpressive is the difference between the before and after rendered images of the baggage claim. So, we wait almost 30 years to upgrade a design from 1987 to 1997... It looks like the finished Century III renovation from around that same time (1997) - ...

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by steeler83
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT announces record traffic numbers
Replies: 109
Views: 19537

Re: CLT big announcement Tuesday March 3

I'll put a shilling on CLT-Ho Chi Minh. :) Ooooh, that would fulfill a prophecy from Back to the Future II... sort of... When Marty McFly Jr came in and turned on all those channels, a commercial advertising USAir service to Vietnam appeared on the Weather Channel... Back to this... "Big annou...

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by steeler83
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 467
Views: 79381

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Plus a crazy little thing Charlotte has called 700 flights a day bringing in connecting passengers. Charlotte used to be a small town not anymore. Heck it used to be that Atlanta and Pittsburgh were about the same size but an airport Like those two SE cities have is a powerhouse at drawing business...

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by steeler83
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 34900

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

I was referring specifically to the mainline fleet. Are you saying that there might have been some polished aluminum Dash 8s flying around in 2008? The Express fleet in the 90s USAir livery was never in polished silver. Always was in white. This BEH appears to be the last ever aircraft in service w...

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by steeler83
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 467
Views: 79381

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

FlyPIT, my bad for not understanding your point earlier. USPIT10L, thanks for the explanation of the interline agreement vs. code share. If I was the one who initially called it a code share, big oops on my part. Interline agreement, isn't that what's in place with airlines like Southern Air, etc an...

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by steeler83
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 467
Views: 79381

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

"Why would LH discontinue their DE code share if they were not interested in keeping up this stragegy?" - The argument here is that POL is acquiring DE, and LH isn't happy with that at all. They announced their code share would end in 2021 based on other posts. "With LFs ranging from ...

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by steeler83
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 467
Views: 79381

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

I'm just trying to understand what happened here. If I understand this, LH and DE were working together, and it looked like LH was in position to acquire DE. DE, however, pursued LOT. I can see how this would piss off LH. I was thinking about what I'd posted earlier. LH + DE made more sense; a lot m...

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by steeler83
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can A Boeing 747-8 Be A Trijet?
Replies: 10
Views: 1720

Re: Can A Boeing 747-8 Be A Trijet?

I feel like I'm seeing so many absurd hypotheticals lately. The trijet layout disappeared in the 90s because it's a maintenance headache. It will never come back, and we shouldn't want it to. If you want to get excited about the future, let's talk about the incredible engineering feats that go into...

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by steeler83
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 467
Views: 79381

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

With LH dropping cooperation with DE, I can't help but think that the PIT-FRA route is now on thin ice. How is that route going to work without onward connections on LH? Is there enough O&D with FRA to keep it alive? Not sure why you think this. Did you know that they were acquired by PAG/PGL (...

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by steeler83
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 467
Views: 79381

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

I'm guessing 28R would be used for takeoffs and maybe landings, provided no aircraft would need that taxiway for repositioning? I suppose they could just taxi down the runway and then navigate a very tight U-ie right at the end of the runway. I forget if that's a 150-foot or 200-foot-wide runway...

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by steeler83
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 467
Views: 79381

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

I'm thinking UA is routing some of those passengers through DEN with that added frequency. I imagine there are some viable connection options through there. I was about to say the same thing about upgauging PIT-SFO, but anyone bound for PHX on those flights would have to back-track. So I'm thinking ...

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by steeler83
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avatar Airlines (formerly Family Airlines) start up tries again..
Replies: 139
Views: 13784

Re: Avatar sends LOI to order 30 748's.

As much as I would love to see the Queen get a sudden and unexpected extension of life, I agree with the others that this sounds too unlikely to ever materialise. But one can always dream... My sentiments exactly. I don't see this happening at all. Can someone post this story in roughly another mon...

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by steeler83
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 780
Views: 70570

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

So I guess Alaska will dehub LAX from what I'm reading on here, or will they just shrink their presence there somewhat? How many airlines besides AA serve LAX-PHL? I know it doesn't concern PHL at all, but it would be nice to see someone besides a ULCC on LAX-PIT. AA and UA can't seem to make it wor...

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by steeler83
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 467
Views: 79381

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

It would be truly awesome if someone would express interest in opening a focus city at PIT, something that would warrant keeping the knuckles open, but I'm not seeing that happening. Maybe AS might add a destination or two, but I doubt it. I'm not exactly holding my breath for someone like Contour o...

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by steeler83
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 467
Views: 79381

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

duplicate post - not sure why that happened...

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by steeler83
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 467
Views: 79381

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Is there a chance at AS instead of AA starting LAX-PIT service?

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by steeler83
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 467
Views: 79381

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

If anyone has been following along, there's some pretty major news this morning. http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/2020/Alaska-Airlines-American-Airlines-Announce-New-West-Coast-International-Alliance-Alaskas-West-Coast-Network-to-Connect-With-Americans-Long-Haul-Flying-to-Create-More-Choice-for...

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by steeler83
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 467
Views: 79381

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Looks like Allegiant 2.0. Lots of point-to-point flying and probably at about 3x weekly or 1x or 2x daily depending on the city pairs they serve. I wish them the best of luck.

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by steeler83
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 780
Views: 70570

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

Yay for the 33 million! ABE is a nearly empty airport just 55 miles northwest of PHL. Splitting 55 miles in half the relative populations are: 1,251,272 population 28 miles from ABE airport 4,927,895 population 28 miles from PHL airport ABE is dominated by Allegiant Air. Other than Allegiant only D...

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by steeler83
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 467
Views: 79381

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

^^ Right, that's what I meant. Like how BA and EI are subsidiaries of IAG? Per the remark about 20 new aircraft going to Condor, would this mean we could see a Condor 787, providing they continue to serve FRA-PIT?

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by steeler83
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 467
Views: 79381

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Major news from Condor, as they are being purchased by PGL Group (who owns LOT Polish Airlines). https://www.reuters.com/article/us-thomas-cook-condor-sale-lot/polish-carrier-lot-acquires-german-airline-condor-idUSKBN1ZN0OA There’s already a 30 aircraft order being planned in which 20 will go to Co...

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by steeler83
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t 3 engine planes push out 4 engine planes like 2 engines did?
Replies: 118
Views: 18704

Re: Why didn’t 3 engine planes push out 4 engine planes like 2 engines did?

Would it be worth noting here that Boeing initially was designing the 777 to be a trijet? I believe ETOPS along with technological advancements rendered the 3rd engine as redundant (as has been discussed). IIRC, the MD11 was a little larger than the DC10 and was produced (by Boeing, when they acquir...

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by steeler83
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DoT Proposes ban on Emotional Support Animals other than trained dogs
Replies: 103
Views: 12143

Re: US DoT bans all Emotional Support Animals other than trained dogs

readytotaxi wrote:
Well done if it comes into law, and well overdue. Common sense is making a come back.

Indeed it is. I saw this posted on the local news out of Philly. People claiming they have peacocks and snakes and the like as their emotional support animals was getting out of hand.

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by steeler83
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 780
Views: 70570

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

I'm not sure what the purpose was for Runway 8/26. I think it would have been a better use of land had UPS possibly moved its facilities there. I know - we all know UPS doesn't want to go anywhere. Relocating the one runway to where UPS is currently would have been ideal. You could have enough land ...

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by steeler83
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 467
Views: 79381

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

WN either couldn't or didn't (probably this, given the high LFs) want to make a gift wrapped PIT-LAX work for them. SAN is even longer and thinner. I have doubts about WN being seriously interested in PIT as a whole. They'd rather play marketshare games intra California. Their energy is devoted to ...

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by steeler83
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 467
Views: 79381

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

PIT-SAN is apparently not just on the top 50 list, but also in the top 10. Cut last year by Frontier. I wonder if NK would be a good candidate for this. I'm sure there isn't enough business travel to have AA or DL jump on this.

Bummer about Omni picking up Condor service...

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by steeler83
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 467
Views: 79381

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

I keep going back and forth between the two images, and it looks like they have a shadow effect on that image. It looks like the roof overhang is casting a shadow on the glass(???). IT looks like there's still glass there albeit darker due to that effect. I agree that eliminating all the glass woul...

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by steeler83
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 780
Views: 70570

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

AA starts 787 service in just 2 days! Does anyone know the plan for the future of the 787 at PHL? Will PHL become dominated by the 787, similar to ORD or will we maintain our A330s? I would love to see some 789s in the future, LHR, MAD, BCN, and CDG would all be ideal routes. The A332 will be aroun...

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by steeler83
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 467
Views: 79381

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Based on those TMP photos, it looks like they are removing the outdoor area. You can see what looks like a table and chairs in the initial picture. Unless the outdoor area is now enclosed, which makes sense. Just cannot really tell from the updated picture. They also have that planter box that is e...

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by steeler83
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy
Replies: 99
Views: 12971

Re: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy

Honestly, wanna getaway on WN is basically basic economy (no pun intended)... you’re last to board, don’t have a seat assignment, and will likely be separated from the other members of your party. Currently, the only difference between basic economy on the legacies and WN is the baggage fees. In sh...

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by steeler83
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 467
Views: 79381

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

For PITs sake the airport should focus on expanding its current transatlantic offerings before pursuing others. Get LHR to daily and expand service to FRA before going after other airlines. A route to DUB would no doubt pull significant traffic from the LHR route — hurting both. Connections to 2 Eu...

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by steeler83
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minor dies on DL flight LAX-SEA
Replies: 32
Views: 12493

Re: Minor dies on DL flight LAX-SEA

DL2423. Happened about 5:40PM local time. RIP and prayers to her family. https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2019/12/26/child-passenger-dies-from-cardiac-arrest-at-lax-airport/ That link didn't work for me, but I googled it and came up with the story on the LA Times website. Very sad indeed. Prayers to...

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by steeler83
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 34917

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019

Guys, I know this is not an B744, but still belongs to 747 family. A mothballed B742 was recently surrected and flown out of MZJ to join active fleet over Christmas.... Boeing 747‑236F(SCD) 23735 674 4L-GEN AirGeoSky delivery 24-25dec19 MZJ-TUS-TBS, all white ex N217RJ Source: https://www.skyliner-...

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by steeler83
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 297234

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Is PIT-SLC going twice daily at all? I thought they were going to make that 2x daily unless it's just a seasonal add. Of course, I could also be mistaken. Also, the PG was reporting that WN is cancelling more flights due to the continued MAX grounding. I'm starting to wonder if WN will consider pur...

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by steeler83
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the passion for the MD80's and 90's?
Replies: 80
Views: 9005

Re: Why the passion for the MD80's and 90's?

I grew up flying on a ton of DC-9 and MD-80s. If you asked me the question about 10-15 years ago, I was honestly bored of flying on MD-80s as it was so commonplace. Now since they've become an endangered species I cherish the last of the opportunities to fly on such aircraft. The 737 and A320 serie...

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by steeler83
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 297234

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Is PIT-SLC going twice daily at all? I thought they were going to make that 2x daily unless it's just a seasonal add. Of course, I could also be mistaken. Also, the PG was reporting that WN is cancelling more flights due to the continued MAX grounding. I'm starting to wonder if WN will consider purs...

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by steeler83
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plans to schedule A350 to USA in 2020
Replies: 75
Views: 15866

Re: BA plans to schedule A350 to USA in 2020

Starting March 29, they plan to deploy the A350 to Washington, Philadelphia and Austin and on 1 August to Boston. All schedules are subject to change. Probably replacing their 744s which are gradually leaving their fleet. https://simpleflying.com/british-airways-united-states-airbus-a350/ Damn... I...

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by steeler83
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 297234

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

?? MCI is well in process of building a new terminal and it will be done in a few years, the problems with the current facility aren't exactly subtle. 2023 I believe. Google it (which is another way of saying I'm too lazy to look up an article for everyone!) Oh ok. Yep, I did just as you suggested ...

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by steeler83
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 297234

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

?? MCI is well in process of building a new terminal and it will be done in a few years, the problems with the current facility aren't exactly subtle. 2023 I believe. Google it (which is another way of saying I'm too lazy to look up an article for everyone!) Oh ok. Yep, I did just as you suggested ...

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by steeler83
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 297234

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

PIT (along with others) is on SAT's wish list: https://www.expressnews.com/business/article/San-Antonio-airport-officials-propose-more-14900214.php As with MCI's: https://insiderfinancial.net/southwest-celebrates-35-years-at-kci-but-airports-future-remains-cloudy-2.html Interesting to note that WN ...

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by steeler83
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 297234

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

SAN is not served at the moment. Would be a great route for AS to try in a seasonal basis. PDX would make a great summer seasonal flight addition as well. I believe Frontier had 2X weekly service for a very brief period before pulling the plug. If I recall correctly, they used an A320 and had OK lo...

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by steeler83
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 297234

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Does PIT have anything serving SAN nonstop? If the second daily SEA does prove successful and AS looks to expand, I would think either LAX or SAN could be next. I never thought of PDX having particularly high demand...

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by steeler83
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to retire A330's by 2025, to become all Boeing airline
Replies: 118
Views: 26466

Re: KLM to retire A330's by 2025, to become all Boeing airline

What is the time frame for KL retiring their remaining 744s, 2021, 2022?

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by steeler83
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 297234

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Here's a nice interview with Ms. Cassotis; included were some good questions about cargo expansion. https://cheddar.com/media/pittsburgh-international-airport-takes-flight-with-billion-modernization-project Those were excellent questions on air cargo expansion, and I liked her responses. Considerin...

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by steeler83
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 297234

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Now we just need to have someone figure out how to make LAX-PIT work. I, too, would have liked to see AS give this a try since AA, UA, and DL apparently are not likely to jump on this market. When I searched for flights, Spirit airlines has a non-stop. Apparently ULCC is what it takes. Lightsaber R...

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by steeler83
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Street Rumor: Delta - JetBlue Merger
Replies: 39
Views: 7066

Re: Street Rumor: Delta - JetBlue Merger

Even if DL and B6 were to seriously consider a merger. DOJ would shoot it down faster than I could shoot the ducks on Duckhunt for Nintendo... Both have hubs/large bases in JFK, BOS, and the LA area (DL at LAX, B6 at LGB). Remember US & UA 20 years ago? Anyway... as others have already stated......

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by steeler83
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 297234

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Perhaps with the Thomas Cook turmoil this past summer, there isn't enough contract capacity for 3x weekly. How do the other S20 schedules look in the US compared to this past season? That would have been my guess as well. But how is Condor adding FRA-YEG and MUC-SEA/YHZ/CUN/PUJ all for next summer?...

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by steeler83
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 297234

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Talk about having growing pains. They want to increase service to PIT, but I guess they lack aircraft - and the funds to secure additional aircraft from what I've read in past press releases. It really doesn't surprise me. I'm sure Thomas Cook's folding complicated their growth prospects. According ...

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by steeler83
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 297234

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Now we just need to have someone figure out how to make LAX-PIT work. I, too, would have liked to see AS give this a try since AA, UA, and DL apparently are not likely to jump on this market.

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by steeler83
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 297234

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

" On Monday, Vacation Express announced it will launch a new nonstop flight from Pittsburgh to Los Cabos International Airport (SJD). The flights are scheduled to depart Pittsburgh once-weekly on Sundays, beginning May 5, 2020 and running through August 2 . " https://blueskypit.com/2019/1...

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