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by Lemieux
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 517
Views: 89833

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Forgive me if i missed this, but I saw a post regarding Miami Air folded. Do we know who is going to fly the Penguins to Toronto? This is me just completely guessing here, but I'd say Air Canada Jetz probably has the best shot, given the fact that there are numerous other NHL teams that utilize the...

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by Lemieux
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airplane! On Netflix starting today
Replies: 46
Views: 4275

Re: Airplane! On Netflix starting today

What a pisser!

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by Lemieux
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines
Replies: 86
Views: 12563

Re: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines

Does CARES cover management and non flight professional staff? I believe AA already announced a 30% reduction in administrative, management and support staff. Right, they're still on payroll until 10/1 so technically not laid off yet, but no longer coming to work This is correct. The CARES Act does...

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by Lemieux
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines
Replies: 86
Views: 12563

Re: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines

Can say at the very least the layoffs have started at AA, have had a few friends of mine text me saying they were told today they were no longer needed. Does CARES cover management and non flight professional staff? I believe AA already announced a 30% reduction in administrative, management and su...

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by Lemieux
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines
Replies: 86
Views: 12563

Re: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines

Can say at the very least the layoffs have started at AA, have had a few friends of mine text me saying they were told today they were no longer needed.

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by Lemieux
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA
Replies: 101
Views: 19386

Re: Rumor: Richa,rd Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA

what could he possibly do better than what parker is doing? lets just discuss that instead American has one of the best route systems in the world but they kept all of the USAir hubs as well. So? they haven't really built on to their Strengths as they're all over the place. Eastern Hubs. PHL, JFK,C...

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by Lemieux
Tue May 19, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 355
Views: 66683

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

I can see DL, UA, and to a lesser extent, B6 waiting in the wings to devour pieces of the pie with inevitable drawbacks . Most of their unencumbered fleet would be older B772s, the now-parked B752s and B763s, and the early batch of B738 and some of the A320 aircraft. DFW will become a free-for-all,...

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by Lemieux
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 517
Views: 89833

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

According to the weekly OAG thread, AA drops PIT-PHX in July. Insanity.

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by Lemieux
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 517
Views: 89833

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

If Neeleman and Breeze wanna make their mark here, PIT will find a way to accommodate them even if there weren't enough gates. Truly and honestly that simple.

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by Lemieux
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 517
Views: 89833

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Runway28L wrote:
AA upgrading PIT-RDU to CR7 equipment starting May 4.

Love how every year we all predict this route gets cancelled by AA, yet it just won't die lol

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by Lemieux
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reached Tentative Agreement with TWU-IAM
Replies: 43
Views: 8153

Re: AA reached Tentative Agreement with TWU-IAM

Awesome to finally see this get done. Wonder if Doug bought himself more time with this

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by Lemieux
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA To Announce New Long-Haul Route - Possibly Brisbane
Replies: 107
Views: 24057

Re: Rumor: AA To Announce New Long-Haul Route - Possibly Brisbane

Gonna throw one out there, but what about LAS-NRT? It was in their HND proposal, it does extremely well every year for CES, perhaps they make it seasonal instead of a 12 day run every January.

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by Lemieux
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manila Airport Closed, Taal Volcanic Eruption
Replies: 44
Views: 7988

Re: Manila Airport Closed, Taal Volcanic Eruption

First thought that comes to mind, could this be anywhere on the scale of the Icelandic eruption a few years back?

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by Lemieux
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India 788 DEL-IAD nonstop?
Replies: 66
Views: 10746

Re: Air India 788 DEL-IAD nonstop?

DCA350 wrote:
Do they have crew rest? I can't recall too many airlines installing crew rest on 788s

Can tell you at least AA has crew rest on their 788 fleet

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by Lemieux
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296624

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

https://twitter.com/MohamadAhwaze/statu ... 81504?s=19 another video of it supposedly coming down
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https://twitter.com/MohamadAhwaze/statu ... 81504?s=19 another video of it supposedly coming down

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by Lemieux
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296624

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

https://fr24.com/data/flights/ps752#23732569
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Playback from FR24. Up to 8000 feet and then, nothing. Sounds uh, not great to say the least. https://fr24.com/data/flights/ps752#23732569

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by Lemieux
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 517
Views: 89833

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Predictions for 2019: EI finally adds PIT as a seasonal destination AA cedes PIT-RDU TO DL F9 drops PIT altogether Another carrier hops in on PIT-PHL AA severely reduces frequency on LGA AA increases service to MIA UA makes IAD mainline year round And finally yet another carrier will attempt to hop...

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by Lemieux
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan
Replies: 99
Views: 27384

Re: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan

https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/26/asia/kaz ... index.html

CNN now reporting nine dead, nine injured
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https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/26/asia/kaz ... index.html

CNN now reporting nine dead, nine injured

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by Lemieux
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 301243

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I hear PIT has been a mess today due to fog. I have family flying in that has been rebooked twice today. I feel for everyone dealing with that holiday hassle. Indeed. Ended up sitting for 2½ hours waiting for 3302 to go out after it diverted to MDT before cancelling. Threw a hail Mary and got out o...

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by Lemieux
Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 301243

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Random note. Just flew a UA e145 PIT-EWR this evening. New livery, but unpleasant. Oversold, tons of groaning passengers with bags. That was a first....I'm guessing holiday swap? Hopefully never again. Holiday swap. UA, DL and a few others have downgraded equipment or reduced frequency on a number ...

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by Lemieux
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What counts as a flagship?
Replies: 6
Views: 1149

Re: What counts as a flagship?

To be honest, and this is just my uninformed opinion, but I believe it's just whatever the respective airline wants to market. AA for example, has flagship first on their 77W's, yet also markets it's transcon 321T first class service as flagship first as well.

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by Lemieux
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde & TU144 Paris crash locations.
Replies: 33
Views: 6491

Re: Concorde & TU144 Paris crash locations.

Nothing all that coincidental, when you consider that one was performing for the Paris Air Show (departing Le Bourget airport) and the other was attempting to make an emergency landing at Le Bourget airport. As everyone else has already said, and I usually agree with you on everything, yeah man tha...

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by Lemieux
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did American Airlines Cease Operations?
Replies: 8
Views: 2617

Re: Did American Airlines Cease Operations?

Well considering I'm working in the operation right now... No lol. Someone's probably upset with AA and edited it. Wikipedia is a great source, but not always reliable.

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by Lemieux
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crash at Stuart Air Show
Replies: 7
Views: 2533

Re: Crash at Stuart Air Show

canyonblue17 wrote:
So it is the aircraft in the photo above. N10VD. Sad for the pilot loss.

Yup, pictures going around on news outlets and Twitter show it's 10VD, RIP

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by Lemieux
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/oneworld Needs a Win
Replies: 123
Views: 18951

Re: AA/oneworld Needs a Win

They way for American to win is for the leaders to understand where American Airlines came from, it's history and route development strategy. Today, I argue that AA is viewed as America West that inherited routes to South America and a Miami Hub. There is a disconnect between the trials and tribula...

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by Lemieux
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 126460

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

Question becomes, how does AA and subsequently their shareholders respond?

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by Lemieux
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1
Replies: 164
Views: 27916

Re: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1

Delta777Jet wrote:
Probably still better than flying AA !

Surely the guy with the username "Delta777Jet" won't be biased at all lmao. AA's premium product on transcon routes blows anything else out of the water, especially DL

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by Lemieux
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA Engine Failure , Emergency Landing in the Bahamas (N335NW / DL651)
Replies: 35
Views: 12915

Re: DELTA Engine Failure , Emergency Landing in the Bahamas (N335NW / DL651)

Since this was a diversion for a flight from one country to another and landing in a third, how were the passengers processed? Does Nassau airport have a secure holding facility so that passengers would not have to enter and exit the country? IDK about how it would be handled, although I will say t...

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by Lemieux
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DFW to AMS changed to 777-300
Replies: 16
Views: 4533

Re: DFW to AMS changed to 777-300

Also, looking at FlightRadar24 and aa.com's booking/seatmap, it's still showing a 772? https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/aa220 They just changed it back to the 777-200. This just seems very last minute and stupid of AA to make this change last minute and have everyones seats change. Someti...

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by Lemieux
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 301243

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

As suspected, the China charters are completely dead for 2019. Reason cited is the slowdown of the Chinese economy and tourism as a result of the US-China trade war. Also, a deal to allocate aircraft for the flights could not be secured. https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2019/08/09/...

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by Lemieux
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s happening at BHM?
Replies: 53
Views: 5298

Re: What’s happening at BHM?

I'll guess NK to LAX, just for fun lmao

Edit: or FLL

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by Lemieux
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 301243

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

The drive from Cleveland to Pittsburgh is not bad at all. You can get from Cleveland to Beaver in almost the same amount of time it takes to get from Beaver to downtown. Really? Even from northern Beaver County, it's probably twice as long to get to CLE is it is to get to Downtown Pittsburgh. You'r...

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by Lemieux
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 15172

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

Gonna try to not make this political, which is going to be hard, but shutting down a major airport for 1 ½ hours for a non-essential reason is absolutely moronic

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by Lemieux
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No flat bed on Norwegian
Replies: 13
Views: 3311

Re: No flat bed on Norwegian

Short answer: no.

Long answer: Lie flats increase cost, and as a low cost carrier, cutting cost is key. Also, lie flats take up space that could be used for additional recliner seats like they currently have.

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by Lemieux
Fri May 17, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 998
Views: 176018

Re: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread

jgcotter wrote:
bugsbegone wrote:
jgcotter wrote:
PSA has received its second CR9 of the new batch. N603NN ferried YMX-DAY 13 May 2019 on delivery.


How many CR9s will PSA be operating once they receive the last of the 15 new ones?

They’ll be operating 69 CR9s once all 15 are delivered.

That's a NICE amount of CR9's

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by Lemieux
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 101
Views: 27729

Re: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew

As someone who works in the operation of a major airline and as a former FA scheduler, 8 hours of rest isn’t much, and should be raised. That said, it’s pretty rare that we get FA’s that go down to that FAR min without being of their own choosing. It happens, but it’s not often.

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by Lemieux
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 450904

Re: Giant 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Holy shit, that debris field in the lake? Zero percent chance of survival. Rest In Peace.

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by Lemieux
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers
Replies: 111
Views: 9876

Re: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers

If you’re coming into 28L at PIT, you get a pretty decent overfly of the triangle on your base turn

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by Lemieux
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA resize FA crew bases - grow DFW + LAX, shrink PHX + STL
Replies: 62
Views: 11844

Re: AA resize FA crew bases - grow DFW + LAX, shrink PHX + STL

American has 13 domestic bases DFW- 5600 Based there MIA- 4000 NYC- 2800 CLT-2700 LAX -2600 PHL-2600 ORD-2400 PHX- 2260 DCA-820 BOS-420 SFO-415 STL-210 RDU-95 They also have 3 bases in South America in EZE, LIM and SCL Yikes. That's a big cut for PHX, unless the LAX crews are picking up PHX flying....

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by Lemieux
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA resize FA crew bases - grow DFW + LAX, shrink PHX + STL
Replies: 62
Views: 11844

Re: AA resize FA crew bases - grow DFW + LAX, shrink PHX + STL

Super80Fan wrote:
No surprise about STL, kind of wondering why they still have it in the first place, a contract requirement?

Indeed.

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by Lemieux
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JL NRT-PHX 1/28
Replies: 7
Views: 2055

Re: JL NRT-PHX 1/28

gunsontheroof wrote:
sonicruiser wrote:
Probably to test the waters for NRT-PHX.


...you know that's not how that works, right? JL doesn't need to actually run a flight to confirm that their aircraft have the legs for the trip.

I believe that would be uh, a joke sir

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by Lemieux
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Closed due to Snow and Ice
Replies: 68
Views: 11866

Re: DTW Closed due to Snow and Ice

Going PIT-DCA today, walked by and saw AA 774 CLT-DTW going out of a gate, made me do a double take. What a nightmare indeed

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by Lemieux
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 301243

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

dabpit wrote:
Via Air has removed Pittsburgh from their route map. It seems they updated the route map too soon.

Not that it means anything at all given the website, but Via Air has also disappeared from PIT’s Wikipedia page

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by Lemieux
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 301243

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Predictions for 2019: EI finally adds PIT as a seasonal destination AA cedes PIT-RDU TO DL F9 drops PIT altogether Another carrier hops in on PIT-PHL AA severely reduces frequency on LGA AA increases service to MIA UA makes IAD mainline year round And finally yet another carrier will attempt to hop ...

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by Lemieux
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 74371

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

Good authority it’s IAH-JNB #confirmed

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by Lemieux
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Weirdest Connections You've Ever Made
Replies: 98
Views: 6819

Re: Weirdest Connections You've Ever Made

There have been a couple, I once had to non-rev to get back to PIT with the following routing: DFW-SFO-JFK-Uber to LGA-PIT

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by Lemieux
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 219785

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Personally the airport putting out that article makes me pissed. How can anyone take you seriously by putting that out there? All it’s gonna do is generate a few groans and piss off people. Childish and crass.

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by Lemieux
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 219785

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

stl07 wrote:
PIT is looking to be gone too, STL is confirmed. They are out of money and the legacies are price matching them so they keep losing money and are basically cutting everywhere they see. They even cut JFK...

I honestly can’t see PIT getting cut until they go under

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by Lemieux
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Low Ceiling" at DCA this morning
Replies: 39
Views: 5377

Re: "Low Ceiling" at DCA this morning

Nikki Haley chimes in: Flight delayed yesterday morning. Flight cancelled last night. We had to take the train and didn’t get in until 2:30am. It seems like flights are getting less and less reliable. Where is the accountability for the customer? #TravelNightmares @AmericanAir — Nikki Haley (@nikki...

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