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by steeler83
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177302

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

My understanding of the whole PIT-LAX debacle was that the flights on AA and UA weren't timed very well due to available slots at LAX. It's pretty unfortunate for PIT. There is high enough O&D on PIT-LAX that this route should work, but if the flights aren't timed well then not to many passenger...

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by steeler83
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177302

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

The way things are shaping up, it looks like PIT actually might not quite hit 10 million. It's evident how losing WW hurt PIT's international numbers, but the domestic airlines in general are adding seats by upgauging to larger equipment or adding frequencies. I guess that offset the losses enough t...

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by steeler83
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177302

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

June data for British Airways is out. 214 seats per flight > 17 flights each way > 3,638 monthly seats one way > 7,276 total monthly seats (1 flight cancellation during the month of June) PITTSBURGH 6,313 total 6,313 scheduled 86.8% LF both ways combined. For only it's third month, that's pretty da...

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by steeler83
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latest U.S. start up - Sky Palace Airways using 777s
Replies: 27
Views: 6561

Re: Latest U.S. start up - Sky Palace Airways using 777s

As for the B777-200ER, the exit door limit is 400, but I have yet to see anyone exceed 393 seats (Jin Air is Y393). Actually the exit door limit on the B772 is 440.. Scoot operated 402 seat B772s in 32J370Y, and Nokscoot operates its B772s with 415 seats, 24J391Y. As I recall, the 772 was considere...

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by steeler83
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177302

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

" With some major wins in the bank, Pittsburgh Airport takes its next growth steps forward " https://www.freightwaves.com/news/with-a-couple-major-wins-in-the-bank-pittsburgh-airport-takes-its-next-growth-steps-forward Excellent article. I agree, excellent article indeed. I also think tha...

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by steeler83
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177302

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Hawaii Five-0 - HA50 HNL-JFK is a neat one Book it, Dano!! I like how AA1776 is used for PHL-BOS. Way to keep it revolutionary! Do they (or anyone else) have a 1773 flight out of BOS? About tje China charters, I wasn't getting my hopes up anyway that they'd be back. All parties are happy with BA an...

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by steeler83
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toddlers bag belt ride in ATL
Replies: 47
Views: 6121

Re: Toddlers bag belt ride in ATL

Why am I having flashbacks to the "No Frills Airline" scene from "Airplane!"? :rotfl: :rotfl: Or a scene from any given Rugrats episode. He's like a real life Tommy Pickles. Seriously though, you know toddlers are very "slippery," as they can slip right by you or away ...

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by steeler83
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177302

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Just returned from a Canada trip. Outbound was PIT-YUL with a mostly full flight. Return, due to timing, was YUL-YYZ on an AC A330-300 from GVA. A full flight (292 pass.). Then YYZ-PIT on the standard CRJ. Another full flight. So each way was a full flight. I went and did a dummy book for a random ...

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by steeler83
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177302

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

AaronPGH wrote:
I'm not sure I took that last bullet point as talking about Aer Lingus. Seems to be talking about the changes this year, and competition with BA.

That's my take on it as well. Anyway, glad to see that they are pleased with PIT and hopefully they can increase their service here.

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by steeler83
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23235

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

I've read through some of these posts, and quite honestly I don't understand why people are making such a fuss over this. Isn't AMS connected to scores of other cities in Europe by a rather extensive high-speed rail network? Not to mention, I know someone who went to Germany and said you could trave...

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by steeler83
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177302

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Runway28L wrote:
Not a good night for QR707. It is still stranded at PIT and will not be able to depart until 0835 tomorrow morning due to an unrelated mechanical issue.

Ewwww. I feel their pain!!! Man, Pittsbugh and Philly and I guess DC got one rainy shellacking today!!

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by steeler83
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S firm behind new WOW air found out + IAD to be one of new destinations
Replies: 91
Views: 9410

Re: Former Execs of WOW trying to bring back LCC named WAB

I thought they grew too much too fast. They made such a blitz into North America and various other locations rather than trying out a few routes at a time to see how they did. In any event, I hope they were able to learn what proved successful and what proved detrimental. We've seen plenty of start-...

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by steeler83
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177302

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Today, BA flew in G-ZBJA. Whilst looking at its recent flight history, I notices some interesting departure times from the US and Canada. Looking at the middle market cities it serves in NA, arrival times into LHR are interesting. I looked at 7 NA cities. I included BWI....not a middle market but s...

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by steeler83
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177302

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Today, BA flew in G-ZBJA. Whilst looking at its recent flight history, I notices some interesting departure times from the US and Canada. Looking at the middle market cities it serves in NA, arrival times into LHR are interesting. I looked at 7 NA cities. I included BWI....not a middle market but s...

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by steeler83
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 23982

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

For all the reasons already give, I too do not see this as a viable business venture by Disney. This would eat away at profits immensely IMO, which I'm sure would lead to skyrocketing prices for lodging or admission into any of their theme parks. As an investor, I don't think I'd be too happy with t...

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by steeler83
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Inflight Movies on Flights that Crashed
Replies: 44
Views: 6955

Re: The Inflight Movies on Flights that Crashed

While this was not on a flight that crashed, I flew on N739PA with a group of high school students in March 1988. We took a picture of the group in front of a window with the nose of the aircraft (and the name, Clipper Maid of the Seas) visible. The flight from FRA to JFK featured the film 'Octopus...

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by steeler83
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177302

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I too have mixed feelings about the upgauge to an A330 for reasons already stated. I like that it has cargo capacity and more seating capacity, but I don't like that there's no business class. Maybe the business travelers and ACAA officials will have a stronger voice if they later plead to LH to com...

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by steeler83
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177302

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Interesting how BA schedules the 788 for the PIT-LHR route. Here's the history for today's BA 171, tail G-ZBJC. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/g-zbjc It's interesting how this flight offers limited connections to India. Yet, the plane used on PIT-LHR-PIT actually continues to India. Th...

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by steeler83
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 19320

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

So apparently this really did happen. Poor woman!
It's like something out of Steven King.

Seriously, did he eat a meatball marinara hoagie late at night once and have a nightmare where he's in an empty plane ant an empty airport and being chased by raunchy meatballs???

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by steeler83
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the proposed UA/US merger in the early 2000s?
Replies: 59
Views: 7056

Re: What happened to the proposed UA/US merger in the early 2000s?

I remember the DOJ having a major issue with this, regarding all the other reasons mentioned in this thread already. As someone growing up in Pittsburgh, I remember the big question was "will PIT remain as a hub," which UA eventually did confirm their commitment to keeping it. I just find ...

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by steeler83
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177302

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

About the A220, I'm assuming those are slightly larger than the E190s? I don't remember right off what their seating capacity is on those. JetBlue’s E190s seat 100. The A220s will seat 140, according to this source. https://paxex.aero/2019/04/jetblue-a220-interior-layout/ So quite the jump in capac...

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by steeler83
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177302

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Regarding the cancellation of LHR-PIT-LHR, I'd have to agree with those saying it's more about available a/c and rescheduling the pax than it is about the route's performance. BA thought would be easier to cancel that flight and reroute 200 people through, JFK, PHL, or ORD via AA, or reschedule som...

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by steeler83
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177302

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

^ I suppose that would be possible. While it would be sweet & badass to see a scheduled passenger 747 touch down again at PIT, I won't hold my breath. Regarding the service at PIT, DL's PIT-BOS service, is that all CR7/CR9 equipment? I saw this discussed briefly in the DL thread about them uppi...

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by steeler83
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177302

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

^ I suppose that would be possible. While it would be sweet & badass to see a scheduled passenger 747 touch down again at PIT, I won't hold my breath. Regarding the service at PIT, DL's PIT-BOS service, is that all CR7/CR9 equipment? I saw this discussed briefly in the DL thread about them uppin...

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by steeler83
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177302

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Both outbounds to LHR and FRA tonight were completely full. The gate area for Condor was the most packed I’ve ever seen. The Who are also taking the BA flight back to London after their concert last night. Wow, so Pittsburgh was their last stop on their tour? I know they were in Philly over Memoria...

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by steeler83
Fri May 31, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177302

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

QR 8141 flying direct from LUX to PIT on Tuesdays. Any idea of its planned arrival time? Hoping for an afternoon arrival so I can get more pics of them here as I don’t have many. Scheduled to Arr at 1900, Dep for ORD at 2100 on Tuesdays so you should be able to get pics. http://www.qrcargo.com/docs...

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by steeler83
Tue May 14, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 107
Views: 22324

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

sunking737 wrote:
Another airline trying to make money flying small jets..

Another airline??? You mean other airlines have tried this -- and failed??? Like who??? ;) ;) ;)

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by steeler83
Tue May 14, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177302

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

The B788 and B789 at BA have very similar capacity. But when looking at the seating charts in-depth, they are quite different. 788 35J 25W 154Y (214 total) 789 8F 42J 39W 127Y (216 total) The B789 has an F class plus larger J and W cabins. The B788 in comparison has a larger Y cabin. I initially wo...

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by steeler83
Mon May 13, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/12/2019:AA New Routes;AS Cuts SNA-PVR/SJD;DL Adds BOS-MIA/PUJ/SRQ,LAX-OMA;G4;HU Delays CTU-ORD;OZ Cuts ORD
Replies: 71
Views: 13354

Re: OAG Changes 5/12/2019:AA New Routes;AS Cuts SNA-PVR/SJD;DL Adds BOS-MIA/PUJ/SRQ,LAX-OMA;G4;HU Delays CTU-ORD;OZ Cuts

So BA LHR-PHL, I'm assuming that's going to 2x daily during the week while they maintain their daily 747 (BA066) Saturday and Sunday?

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by steeler83
Fri May 10, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177302

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Interesting highway proposals. I wonder if the Rt. 885 connector as well as the Rt 28 extension will be built to interstate highway standards. That said, I wonder what kind of access the 885 connector will provide to the Allegheny County Airport.

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by steeler83
Thu May 09, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 phase out discussion thread
Replies: 612
Views: 210105

Re: KL 744 phase out discussion thread

Both are rather good points. The other aircraft I miss are the 732 and DC9, namely their PW JT8D powerhouses. The GE CFM series engine, namely Boeing's patent on the one design of one in the early '80s proved to be more efficient and quieter than the PW engines. I loved hearing those suckers as the ...

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by steeler83
Thu May 09, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 phase out discussion thread
Replies: 612
Views: 210105

Re: KL 744 phase out discussion thread

The end of an era. In about 10 years or so, aviation is going to look so boring. All the major 747 operators are replacing these fleets with more efficient, yet boring 777s and A350s. :( So true. Boring uniformity is awaiting us enthusiasts. Sad prospect. When I was younger, I guess I took for gran...

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by steeler83
Thu May 09, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 phase out discussion thread
Replies: 612
Views: 210105

Re: KL 744 phase out discussion thread

The end of an era. In about 10 years or so, aviation is going to look so boring. All the major 747 operators are replacing these fleets with more efficient, yet boring 777s and A350s. :(

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by steeler83
Thu May 09, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177302

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Having read and re-read both articles, it looks like LH is going to help Condor restructure rather than outright acquire them. At least - that's what I'm gathering anyway. In any event, this should be interesting to watch, and I wish both airlines the best.

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by steeler83
Wed May 08, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177302

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

^^ Odds are AC will probably keep their frequencies the same. What are the loads like on AC's YUL flights, 75-80 percent full?

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by steeler83
Mon May 06, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177302

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

4x daily CO A300s? On PIT-EWR? When did CO have that for a schedule??? I know when I was a freshman in college (2002-03), US flew PIT-PHL a coulple times daily with the 762. I thought they were the only airline since 1990 to run heavies on such a short hop. Late 1992 and/or early 1993. Wow, then th...

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by steeler83
Mon May 06, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177302

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

4x daily CO A300s? On PIT-EWR? When did CO have that for a schedule??? I know when I was a freshman in college (2002-03), US flew PIT-PHL a coulple times daily with the 762. I thought they were the only airline since 1990 to run heavies on such a short hop.

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by steeler83
Thu May 02, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177302

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I saw the cluster of heavy thunderstorms right over DC. They're not moving very fast either! I suppose PIT could have been seeing a higher volume of diversions if the weather was more widespread, but it appears to be isolated to DC. We have fair skies here near Philly and up to New York... Anyone wi...

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by steeler83
Wed May 01, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177302

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I wonder if that means they will extend the moving walkway to the "Innovation Center" campus. I always thought it was silly to have the walkway just end in the middle of the parking lot. I was looking at google maps and observing what I believe is the Schiphol Airport development. It would...

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by steeler83
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #3 | Bi-Centennial Era: The New 747-SP Brings a Patriotic Look at Heritage (1976-1984)
Replies: 39
Views: 7782

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #3 | Bi-Centennial Era: The New 747-SP Brings a Patriotic Look at Heritage (1976-1984)

Wow... what an awesome aircraft! Ok, while I really need to have a chance to fly on either a 744 or 748 while they're still around, THESE look like the bird I should have flown on!! The 747 (and aviation in general for that matter) truly had that glamour factor. I don't think there's anything in the...

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by steeler83
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 113
Views: 19550

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

As a fellow Wisconsinite and someone who absolutely loved and misses Midwest, I hate to say it but there really is not any space for them anymore. Where are they going to fly to out of MKE that already isnt served? Then the problem comes in of price. Lets say they are going to fly to LGA. Well DL a...

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by steeler83
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Original Architect Says PIT Terminal Redesign "Doesn't Make Sense"
Replies: 25
Views: 6711

Re: Original Architect Says PIT Terminal Redesign "Doesn't Make Sense"

bluefltspecial wrote:
Maybe I missed this but I am curious, did they ever finish paying off the original construction of the current terminal?

I believe that was paid off as of last year, if I'm not mistaken.

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by steeler83
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177302

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Yes, flyPIT, interesting information regarding other plans for X terminal layouts at other air fields. As for the February 2019 passenger figures, I think the marginal gain has to do with the fact that WW went belly-up along with continued reductions from AA. Altho it does seem that other airlines h...

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by steeler83
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177302

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Blue Sky article on WN’s cuts to LAX, LAS, and CUN. https://blueskypit.com/2019/04/15/max-8-grounding-reduces-southwest-flights-in-summer-schedule/ I remember when either the NTSB or the FAA urged the grounding of the whole 737 fleet (or at least the 732 and 733 variants) in the '90s after the cras...

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by steeler83
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 409
Views: 49861

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

usairways85 wrote:
The two 744's at PHL, courtesy of the PHL twitter account.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D3OhENsWsAEn23u.jpg:large

What a gorgeous site!! Time still running out for me to fly on one of those!!! :hissyfit: :hissyfit: :banghead:

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by steeler83
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177302

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

PHL: 6x daily 1x A319 4x E190s 1x CRJ. Such a pitiful offering in what used to be a huge air market. AA is charging $536 o/w for the cheapest nonstop in January.... 9 months out and 4 times the cheapest nonstop fare to NYC on the same date. Just ceding market share to Amtrak, Megabus, and the PA Tu...

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by steeler83
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177302

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I'm not seeing the significance of the timing of when the tankee was built vs. when the 788 was built. If my math is correct, that's 66 years' difference... Think of it this way. As mentioned a few days ago, the first direct PIT-LON flight was with a TWA 707 in the 1960’s. The 707 is a direct diriv...

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by steeler83
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177302

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I'm not seeing the significance of the timing of when the tankee was built vs. when the 788 was built. If my math is correct, that's 66 years' difference...

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by steeler83
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177302

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Awww.... should have posted this earlier, but...
"THE BRITISH ARE COMING! THE BRITISH ARE COMING! BY AIR!!!

Seriously, I am stoked that BA has returned to the Burgh! I hope they are successful and hope they stick around!!

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