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by USPIT10L
Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 162
Views: 17545

Re: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020

While WN had seasonal nonstop service to PDX from HOU prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the lack of year-round HOU-PDX nonstop service on WN is one of the biggest remaining holes in both the HOU and PDX markets, especially with UA not having any nonstop competition on its IAH-PDX route. WN can probab...

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by USPIT10L
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways B1900 from CLT
Replies: 49
Views: 6603

Re: US Airways B1900 from CLT

MTH was cut by US in early 1998, according the excellent SunshineSkies website. APF lasted until June of 2003.

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by USPIT10L
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways B1900 from CLT
Replies: 49
Views: 6603

Re: US Airways B1900 from CLT

They flew the B1900 on Charlotte-Lewisburg, WV-Bakersfield, CA? I assume you mean Bluefield, WV whose code if BLF. I'm not sure of the third city but it possibly could've been Parkersburg, WV (PKB) or Clarksburg, WV (CKB). PKB and CKB were both flown from PIT .. I think LWB had both PIT and CLT ser...

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by USPIT10L
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways B1900 from CLT
Replies: 49
Views: 6603

Re: US Airways B1900 from CLT

DAN was cut in late 1995 and BQK was served in 1990 only IINM. INT (Winston-Salem, NC) was also a CCAir city that was cut in early 2000. Also, AND (Anderson, SC) was a CCAir city in 1992 for USAir Express. MCN was also served during the BQK period and cut during the same timeframe....I assume we bot...

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by USPIT10L
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Acquisition of Pan Am's LHR Slots - Operations
Replies: 50
Views: 8401

Re: UA Acquisition of Pan Am's LHR Slots - Operations

the PA flight between DTW and London operated as CLE-DTW-LHR (then LGW) and was flown with an A310. Delta I think continued it very briefly when it bought the remaining TATL network from PA in 1991. DL operated it very briefly, then ran it CVG-DTW-LGW briefly (IIRC), then dropped it. IINM, it was s...

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by USPIT10L
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS to LHR in the 90s
Replies: 39
Views: 6735

Re: BOS to LHR in the 90s

I believe US flew BOS - LGW and BOS - FRA with 767-200 aircraft. Remember, British Airways had 25% of voting stock and sat on their board in the 90's. They wanted full control, but US law limits foreign ownership to 25% of voting stock or 49% of non-voting stock. No, US never flew BOSLON. They did,...

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by USPIT10L
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US airways DBA US Airways Express
Replies: 8
Views: 2272

Re: US airways DBA US Airways Express

US had a program during their first BK filing called "Jobs for Jets" that basically tied pilot recalls to jobs at a wholly-owned subsidiary called MidAtlantic Airways. They flew brand-new E170s. The project was discontinued after US sold the airline and certificate to Republic after the se...

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by USPIT10L
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 540
Views: 97060

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

No one is flying to NYC enough to justify the service. Also, with all the restrictions being placed on international travel, no one needs the connection flows unless you're flying home. UA's EWR loads are abysmal. Even AA has completely dropped PITNYC at the moment. I'm sure DL's loads to LGA are ju...

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by USPIT10L
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2153
Views: 270172

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

I've noticed that AA has increased CLT-YUL service. Route usually operates as 1x E175 but it appears starting in September the route changes to 2x A319. I don't think the route has ever had mainline service before. Granted, this is likely extremely up in the air because of COVID but interesting non...

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by USPIT10L
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy
Replies: 70
Views: 21487

Re: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy

Does this kill not only the KJA hub, but the other, unannounced regional hubs SU was planning to relieve MOW traffic and stimulate regional traffic? I would presume not, given the state of the industry. Would've been nice to see their proposed plans. Russia's far too big to rely on one or two megah...

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by USPIT10L
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy
Replies: 70
Views: 21487

Re: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy

Does this kill not only the KJA hub, but the other, unannounced regional hubs SU was planning to relieve MOW traffic and stimulate regional traffic? I would presume not, given the state of the industry. Would've been nice to see their proposed plans. Russia's far too big to rely on one or two megahu...

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by USPIT10L
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am questions
Replies: 51
Views: 8452

Re: Pan Am questions

Do you think PanAm could ever come back ? Consensus among historians is that none of these attempts was worth the while, and it might have been better, if the Pan Am name was allowed to rest in peace. I`m not a historian, but I cannot agree with them. Given that, in the first decade of this century...

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by USPIT10L
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines And Qatar Airways Sign Codeshare Partnership + AA Exploring DOH Flights
Replies: 133
Views: 19015

Re: American Airlines And Qatar Airways Sign Codeshare Partnership + AA Exploring DOH Flights

Any updates on SEABLR? Haven't heard anything lately other than a suspension of the route. Are they planning on shelving the route entirely, ala PHLCMN?

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by USPIT10L
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reasoning behind PSA/US merger
Replies: 17
Views: 2157

Re: Reasoning behind PSA/US merger

WN didn't enter the intra-Cali market until after US downsized he PSA network. Simply put, like AA/OC (AirCal) alongside it, USAir's higher costs doomed the short-haul flying up and down the west coast. It didn't help when US moved the MD-82s and DC-9s back east, using 733s and BAe-146s up and down ...

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by USPIT10L
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and Reno Air vs. AA and Midway Airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 3741

Re: AA and QQ vs. AA and JI

Both of those situations were AAdvantage FF agreements, not codeshare partnerships. Otherwise, the above information is completely accurate. In those days, codeshare agreements were generally limited to international and regional airline partners, not other domestic airlines. By giving FF access to ...

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by USPIT10L
Wed May 27, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2153
Views: 270172

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Thanks. I forgot that the AA move from ORY to CDG happened pre-9/11. Yes, I remember the short lived SJC-CDG and LAX-CDG operation, which never came back indeed. Yes, AA definitely saw ORY as a competitive advantage given its close proximity to Paris but indeed the move was forced. CO also operated...

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by USPIT10L
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help! Who is this airline?
Replies: 20
Views: 4289

Re: Help! Who is this airline?

Looks like Great China Airlines, which merged with Makung Airlines and UNI Air in 1998. All that came from Wikipedia. Not sure where else you'll get info if you say you've been looking for years.

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by USPIT10L
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 540
Views: 97060

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

I recall the BA flight in those years using LHR in the winter (usually with a tech stop) and LGW in the summer.

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by USPIT10L
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 540
Views: 97060

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

I had a coworker at DGS that worked for Braniff here. That overexpansion absolutely was a nail in their coffin. Of course, at the time, AA had been flying PITDFW or DAL since the late '50s. BN had a really hard time taking on AA on established routes like that. I think BN had about 2 or 3 flights a ...

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by USPIT10L
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 540
Views: 97060

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

IINM, BN just did PITDFW and PITMCI.

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by USPIT10L
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35186

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

IIRC, the IAD flying was an aborted attempt to build a focus city there, as well as RDU. In the 1998 US annual report, either BWI or IAD was mentioned as part of their transatlantic strategy. IINM, in June of 2000, US had 150 flights at IAD. It was drawn down once the merger with UA was announced an...

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by USPIT10L
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35186

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

It's Trump Shuttle....he ran it into the gtound like all his other businesses.......as the Florida flying by express.....it was operated by FloridaGulf, which later was absorbed into Air Midwest.

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by USPIT10L
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35186

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

Why didn’t Ed Colodny convert some 762 options to the 767-300ER? There was talk of 763s and PITNRT when Westinghouse and Sony were planning a factory/complex in Westmoreland County east of PIT in early 1993, but nothing came of the routes. IIRC, VW built a factory there that later went bust. I wann...

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by USPIT10L
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35186

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

CLTLGW, with 762s, from 1987 to 1989.

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by USPIT10L
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35186

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

IIRC, that was Ben Baldanza's baby. After US pulled up stakes there, he moved on to NK, with all that LatAm knowledge. Yeah, US was definitely desperate at that point in time.

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by USPIT10L
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 540
Views: 97060

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Almost all of these cuts are Corona related, even if indirectly. Every company has basically instituted a travel ban. Business travel is not going to be a thing for a while. I'd imagine lesser hubs like PHX are probably going to be the most hurt in this. I get the distinct impression that WN droppi...

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by USPIT10L
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35186

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

I always thought USAir and US Airways was a pretty good airline, even post 9/11. Granted, I never got the chance to fly them again after 2003, but my family and I always had a pretty good experience with them. In all the years we flew them, they only missed one bag, and we only missed one connection...

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by USPIT10L
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35186

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

Also, the primary reason the F100s were retired when they were is Fokker's bankruptcy in late 2001. Parts became nearly impossible to find, for both US and AA, the lone operators of the type in the US. Yet again, you can look this up online.

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by USPIT10L
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35186

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

Who was the CEO who shut down the Pittsburgh hub? Dave Siegel. It took about 18-24 months to wind it down. Even during the HP/US merger it was still referred to as a secondary hub, at about 250 flights a day, down 50% from the 525+ it had in both 2001 and 1997. As afcjets said, please use google. T...

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by USPIT10L
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35186

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

HP's 747s were way before Parker was even at HP. HP flew 747s in the late 80s and early 90s (1989 to 1991). They were a primary reason they filed for BK in 1991. This has nothing to do with USAir or US Airways.

You do know Parker started at AA and then worked for NW before he came to HP, right?

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by USPIT10L
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35186

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

Thanks.....we didn't get to see much at PIT, especially after they moved everything over to B in 2008. If you couldn't walk down the concourses, unless you were fueling or running freight, you didn't see much.

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by USPIT10L
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35186

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

None. All mainline planes were repainted following the HP/US merger. There might've been a few E170s that were still in midnight blue, but I can't recall.

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by USPIT10L
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35186

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

It is interesting that Ed Colodny continued ordering 737-200s even after the 737-300 was launched. So did Delta and Western. Other carriers as well. The last 737-200 was delivered in 1987 (going from memory, may be off by a year), well after the -300 (and the -400 as well, I think) was in service. ...

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by USPIT10L
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35186

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

Sure they did. They flew routes like PHXBWI and PITLAX. I flew one roundtrip in 1988-89 from PIT to LAX. 734s had transcon range, too. US used them for routes like SFOIND, MCISEA, and PITTUS.

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by USPIT10L
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 540
Views: 97060

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

It was almost 30. They codeshared on ORDDUS in the early 90s, before LH hooked up with UA in 1993.

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by USPIT10L
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35186

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

IIRC, tbe dark-colored BE1s ended up at CommutAir flying CO Connection flights to/from CLE until they got the Dashes. CO Express was all-jet. CO Connection was the turboprop flying (Colgan Air/CommutAir). After the CO/UA merger it was all amalgamated into UA Express. When CommutAir left the US expre...

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by USPIT10L
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35186

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

Wolf was a corporate raider who was coaxed into every head job he took (Republic, Flying Tigers, United, US Airways) and basically redid the image, then sold the company to an outside party, usually resulting in a merger or takeover. When the US/UA deal fell through in 2001, he had a lot of egg on h...

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by USPIT10L
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35186

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

They didn't even announce the HP/US merger until May of 2005......he flew that route in 2004.

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by USPIT10L
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35186

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

The name change had little to do with the crashes, and everything to do with Stephen Wolf cozying up with British AIRWAYS, and (mostly) dumping Boeing for a planned all-Airbus fleet. They announced the change simultaneously with the airbus order, with a full page USA Today ad. The plan was to turn ...

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by USPIT10L
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35186

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

Thanks for that...by 2007/08, the US operation at PIT was down to 70 departures a day, a far cry from the 500+ we were seeing as a legacy fortress hub.

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by USPIT10L
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35186

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

No, I as referring to the mainline painting strategy they used. Because of 9/11, most anything about the "last painted plane" went up in smoke. The DC9 retirement was three weeks prior to that date.....the MD-80s were gone by April 2002. Not long after that, the F100s were retired, too. T...

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by USPIT10L
Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35186

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

No, I as referring to the mainline painting strategy they used. Because of 9/11, most anything about the "last painted plane" went up in smoke. The DC9 retirement was three weeks prior to that date.....the MD-80s were gone by April 2002. Not long after that, the F100s were retired, too. Th...

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by USPIT10L
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35186

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

When was the last US Air plane repainted into US Airways livery? Were there any planes still in US Air livery at the time of the HP merger? No, there were not. Any aircraft types that were not part of the future of US Airways (except the F100s) were left in the USAir bare-metal scheme. Weren’t ther...

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by USPIT10L
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35186

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

blacksoviet wrote:
When was the last US Air plane repainted into US Airways livery? Were there any planes still in US Air livery at the time of the HP merger?


No, there were not. Any aircraft types that were not part of the future of US Airways (except the F100s) were left in the USAir bare-metal scheme.

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by USPIT10L
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 540
Views: 97060

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

I don't mean to argue semantics, but do you guys realize the difference between a codeshare (which DE never had on this route) and an interline agreement (which they have with multiple airlines, including LH)? It makes all the difference on this route and many other cities DE flies to in the US and ...

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by USPIT10L
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 540
Views: 97060

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Most of what I've been getting on ghe LOT/Condor acquisition is from the thread on that subject. IINM, DE inly has a FF and interline sgreement with LH. LH used to list DE flight in their timetable when they owned a stake of Condor. That stopped after Thomas Cook bought Condor.

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by USPIT10L
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 540
Views: 97060

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

LO and LH do not work well together. LH won't even let UA/AC codeshare with LOT or let them join the transatlantic JV. This is beginning to look like a costly business decision by LOT's parent company. Without LH feed, any FRA route is toast where there is no local O&D.

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by USPIT10L
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 540
Views: 97060

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Your posted schedule was correct. Not surprising they'd add another JFK to the rotation, they did it over Christmas, too.

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by USPIT10L
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 540
Views: 97060

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

What's driving the Jan domestic growth +3%? I would guess the excellent weather helps that. Last year was a fairly rough winter. This year winter forgot to show up. If there is a snowflake within 100 miles of LGA, JFK, EWR and to a lesser extent BOS, MDW, and ORD...many regional flights are cancele...

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by USPIT10L
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern at PBI
Replies: 1
Views: 721

Re: Eastern at PBI

According to the late 1989 PBI terminal map from departedflights.com, EA used Concourse B, gates B2, B4, and B6. The PBI Ionosphere Club was just to the left of the entrance to Concourse B, probably just before or inside security.

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