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by USPIT10L
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USAirways Terminal 5 JFK Airport
Replies: 7
Views: 2185

Re: USAirways Terminal 5 JFK Airport

US cut JFK outright in 1998; they did not return until the merger with HP. They only flew three days a week from MCO only at that point.

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by USPIT10L
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USAirways Terminal 5 JFK Airport
Replies: 7
Views: 2185

Re: USAirways Terminal 5 JFK Airport

IINM during the BA/US alliance of the mid '90s BWI, CLT, MCO, PHL, PIT and DCA were served from JFK. Before that, US and PI flew to SYR, YOW, ROC, BUF, MDT, RIC, ORF, and DAY also.

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by USPIT10L
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Continental EWR TATL routes
Replies: 37
Views: 4415

Re: Continental EWR TATL routes

Here's a partial route map at the time the two airlines became one company in October 2010. Blue is UA routes, gold CO routes, red future CO routes, and green future UA routes. https://i.ibb.co/p2pkPdg/Screen-Shot-2019-09-24-at-6-53-48-PM.png Personally I would've love to see that Moscow route stic...

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by USPIT10L
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1590
Views: 228560

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Senior AA staff....not US staff....almost all of the senior AA people are long gone, they were laid off in early 2006.

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by USPIT10L
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 648
Views: 121267

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

blacksoviet wrote:
Why does AA call it the Super 80? They didn't call the MD-90 the "Super 90".


Because it was originally the McDonnell-Douglas DC-9 Super 80 during its design and development.

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by USPIT10L
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1590
Views: 228560

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Per the PDF shared in the WN fleet/network thread, WN is permanently discontinuing PIT-LAX effective 1/6/2020. The lack of PIT-LAX on a non-ULCC is a huge hole, especially with WN permanently discontinuing PIT-LAX nonstop service. PIT-LAX could be added by AA or DL with WN dropping PIT-LAX nonstop ...

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by USPIT10L
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Airport in the 1960's and 1970's
Replies: 75
Views: 13122

Re: JFK Airport in the 1960's and 1970's

Yep, confirmed in Bob Serling's 1979 corporate history of EA, From the Captain to the Colonel.

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by USPIT10L
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the proposed UA/US merger in the early 2000s?
Replies: 65
Views: 8054

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

Another thing people miss regarding this is what UA may have done with CLT. I heard long after the deal fell through that UA wanted to move the Latin ops from MIA to CLT. Never saw anything on paper or in print on this, wonder if anyone else heard that.

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by USPIT10L
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the proposed UA/US merger in the early 2000s?
Replies: 65
Views: 8054

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

UA did a lot of one-stop flights with 777s and 744s at the time. They used widebodies on domestic repositioning flights all the time back then. They were doing it well past 9/11, too. I saw 744s and 777s at ORD in August 2003. Even places like BOS had one-stop service to GRU and GIG in 1999 and 2000...

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by USPIT10L
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1590
Views: 228560

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

AA is still flying PITRDU once daily with a PSA CRJ-200.....

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by USPIT10L
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the proposed UA/US merger in the early 2000s?
Replies: 65
Views: 8054

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 USPIT10L
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the proposed UA/US merger in the early 2000s?
Replies: 65
Views: 8054

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 USPIT10L
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1590
Views: 228560

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Has anyone heard any update on VIA? Last week I was looking and PIT-BDL was listed as an option but no dates available to select. Tonight I was actually looking to book it and now BDL doesn't come up as an option at all. Are they pulling a OneJet on us? Thanks! They're going back to public charters...

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by USPIT10L
Thu May 23, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1590
Views: 228560

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Their Facebook page is still up.....their website is also still up, not sure if they're still taking reservations.....most of the comments on their Facebook page have been deleted.

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by USPIT10L
Tue May 21, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 109
Views: 23551

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

Looks like they removed almost all of their Facebook comments from the last few weeks, one person on today's post asked for customer service to call them.....most of the responses are "angry faces".....I wonder why.....something is definitely up.....

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by USPIT10L
Fri May 17, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 109
Views: 23551

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

Gulfstream500 wrote:
Wingtips56 wrote:
Anyway ..... back to topic. Is Via done?


No planes off the ground in over a day.

Seems all operations have been suspended.


If that's the case, why is their website still up and running?

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by USPIT10L
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1590
Views: 228560

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I'm not one to discount another schedule change later on, but this management team has squatted on LGA slots in the past. Thanks for providing additional perspective.

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by USPIT10L
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1590
Views: 228560

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I don't understand AA at all. They've been downgrading the one daily JFK-PIT to smaller and smaller aircraft over the past few years, then cut the service completely for April. Now it's jumping up to 4x daily flights starting in November. JFK slot-squatting.....this upgrade has nothing to do with a...

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by USPIT10L
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1590
Views: 228560

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I don’t get the connection on this post to PIT. You suggesting the station is getting bean counter treatment, hence cutbacks, inferior frequency/crazy PHL pricing etc is because ceo with accountant mentality make bad decisions? ctrabs0114.....wow, lots of disgruntled AA FF customers. Doug Parker st...

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by USPIT10L
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1590
Views: 228560

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I'm not saying PIT should be a hub, but it could definitely support a focus city-type operation as you say. PIT has this large FF base and AA thinks they're doing these people a favor/service by funneling them through their hubs rather than connect them non stop... I agree with you - even if AA cho...

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by USPIT10L
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1590
Views: 228560

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

DL parked a plane on C59 on Saturdays because it came from CUN and required customs, not because they were out of gate space.

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by USPIT10L
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1590
Views: 228560

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Runway 28L was already there in the mid 1980's. This was before the US 767's started flying at PIT. I think in the heyday, US had about seven to eight 767 flights a day. At one point, they were flying to LGW, CDG, and FRA. There were some domestic ones to places like CLT, PHL, BWI, MCO, LAX, SFO. T...

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by USPIT10L
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 795
Views: 142450

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

Above the wing and below the wing.....standard industry term. All those folks might have to move.....NRT and HND aren't exactly next door in Tokyo geography.

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by USPIT10L
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1590
Views: 228560

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

AA puts the planes where they need them, not where we think they should be. UA is the dominant carrier on PITORD, period. As for JFK, I was hoping for a discontinuation due to BA starting service, obviously that won't happen. I would like to aircraft upgrades as well, but again, AA is putting the pl...

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by USPIT10L
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Out of control number of ridiculous, total fantasy, duplicate & self answering threads recently
Replies: 28
Views: 2669

Re: Out of control number of ridiculous, total fantasy, duplicate & self answering threads recently

BTW, thanks for locking that ungodly duplicate thread on JFK and a UA hub.....it's as if United Airline had a kid and they both ask the same questions over and over, probably expecting a different answer wach time.

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by USPIT10L
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USAir Livery Early 90’s
Replies: 14
Views: 4549

Re: USAir Livery Early 90’s

The only signs US changed at Greater Pitt were at the ticket counter. All the old USAir signs at the gates remained until the demolition of the building in October 1999.

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by USPIT10L
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1590
Views: 228560

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Thanks....that sums up PIT's ground handling issues very succintly....

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by USPIT10L
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1590
Views: 228560

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I heard awhile back that Trego totally overpromised what they could handle to NK management when they bid for that contract. They probably routinely do it for every other one they work here also. Don't forhet theg are severely short staffed.....always have been.....I heard more than a few horror sto...

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by USPIT10L
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1590
Views: 228560

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

The ACAA has nothing to do with who gets these ground contracts.....it just goes to tge lowest bidder. IINM, Trego overpromises and completely underdelivers.

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by USPIT10L
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 684
Views: 114564

Re: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT

Not to hijack the thread, but could someone tell me if the AA/HU partnership is DOA after all these cuts and CZ deepening their ties with AA? I started a separate thread about that, and it's gotten no replies. Thanks in advance.

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by USPIT10L
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did AA Terminate Their Relationships With HU?
Replies: 0
Views: 617

Did AA Terminate Their Relationships With HU?

Did AA completely terminate their codeshare and FF relationship with Hainan Airlines (HU)? I saw an internal AA release that stated they'd re-upped their FF and codeshare agreement last summer, but there's no mentioning of any relationship on either airline's website. Was this like the aborted HP/TW...

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by USPIT10L
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United/Continental Ever Fly Mainland US - Guam?
Replies: 55
Views: 8578

Re: Did United/Continental Ever Fly Mainland US - Guam?

CAL was mainline Continental, CMI was Continental Micronesia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Continental. Do I have that completely correct?

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by USPIT10L
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 212098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

As posted upthread, it is being renovated at the moment and is therefore closed. There is an Admirals Club service center near B34 while the regular club is under construction.

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by USPIT10L
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 212098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

F9 likes to schedule things 2 or 3 times a week. There's no way you can make significant inroads on a business-heavy route like that with such low frequencies. If WN couldn't make it work, I doubt any other LCC or ULCC for that matter could either.

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by USPIT10L
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest pursues Massena and Ogdensburg EAS
Replies: 72
Views: 7370

Re: Skywest pursues Massena and Ogdensburg EAS

crj900lr wrote:
I believe US Airways Express (Air Midwest or possibly Liberty) operated PIT-MSS-OGS-ART or some kind of routing like that back in the 90's-2000's with B1900D aircraft.


You are correct. There was also SYRMSS in that routing at one point (1994-95 IINM) also.

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by USPIT10L
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 463
Views: 64210

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

The link doesn't work.....

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by USPIT10L
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 212098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

If you saw the space they had at PIT before these changes, relative to the size of their operation, you'd be shocked. The back office space alone on both landside and airside was shocking, remember until just after the closure of the merger, AA/US used the entirety of counter space on one side of th...

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by USPIT10L
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 212098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

The Admirals Club closure has nothing to do with BA. AA wants the club space cut in half, IINM. AA has been cutting back its space in PIT over the last nine months, dramtically reducing their costs here. For example, they are only paying for and using B26, B28, B30, B32, B34, and B36 on a permanent ...

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by USPIT10L
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Air MD-80 order
Replies: 48
Views: 8959

Re: US Air MD-80 order

IINM, the MD-80s were retired sometime in early 2002. US made it clear, even before 9/11, that the older planes in their fleet (DC9s, 737-200s, MD-80s, F28s, and F100s) were going to be replaced by either Airbus aircraft or RJs, depending on the route.

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by USPIT10L
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Air MD-80 order
Replies: 48
Views: 8959

Re: US Air MD-80 order

All their MD-80s came from PSA. Any subsequent orders were deferred and then cancelled following their massive Airbus order in late 1996.

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by USPIT10L
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA cut JFK-HKG?
Replies: 28
Views: 5382

Re: Why did UA cut JFK-HKG?

Why would they since they already fly EWRHKG?

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by USPIT10L
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 212098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

DL was supposed to open a Crown Room in early 1993, just before gate D76, but shelved the idea due to excessive costs.

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by USPIT10L
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 212098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

IND and RDU, specifically, have significant DL FF bases to work with. Although DL has grown significantly here, it is not a focus city for DL. Big reason why RDUCDG and INDCDG are year-round. DL doesn't even have a SkyClub here.

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by USPIT10L
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 212098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Yes, they are the cheapest, but there are other things to consider. FWIW, not only does Trego underdeliver, they also overpromise. I heard they guaranteed all kinds of things to NK and the like to get those contracts. It wouldn't surprise me one bit to see them getting the BA contract, too.

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by USPIT10L
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charlotte Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 9207

Re: Charlotte Discussion Thread - 2018

AA flies CLTCUR. It started last year, IINM.

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by USPIT10L
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 212098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Thanks. Forgot about BOSROC. LHR is considered a hub, though....

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by USPIT10L
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces PHL-MLB
Replies: 18
Views: 3448

Re: AA Announces PHL-MLB

Probably JFK, knowing PanAm....was probably a 72S.

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by USPIT10L
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces PHL-MLB
Replies: 18
Views: 3448

Re: AA Announces PHL-MLB

Don't forget CO flew EWRDAB and EWRMLB with 735s until 9/11, so there is a steady history of service to the Northeast outside of US Airways or Delta.

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by USPIT10L
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adds seasonal routes from ORD: EYW, ECP, PNS, VPS
Replies: 5
Views: 1624

Re: AA adds seasonal routes from ORD: EYW, ECP, PNS, VPS

They're also starting DFWEYW in November, also seasonally.

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by USPIT10L
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 212098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

No, they had their own employees at that time....I was one of them.....DGS didn't pick up F9 business until after the RP 145s were disposed of.

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