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by PITexpress
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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Views: 215995

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I was definitely bummed about this. Took the flight twice last summer and loved the convenience. The flight apparently originated from the Gatlinburg Visitors Bureau pushing to make the Pigeon Gorge/Gatlinburg/Great Smoky Mountains more of a national destination compared to it being traditionally a...

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by PITexpress
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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Views: 215995

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I noticed a very minor change on Condor's booking engine. For the PIT flight (as well as BWI) the "operated by Thomas Cook" has been replaced by "operated by Condor Partner Airlines". Everything else remains the same including the A330. But I find it a bit encouraging that they ...

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by PITexpress
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1532
Views: 215995

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Allegiant’s new PBI service will be year-round. https://blueskypit.com/2019/08/13/allegiant-adds-14th-destination-from-pit/ I was thinking to myself this morning that it's about time for a new route announcement for PIT. Maybe this isn't as sexy as some other cities could have been, but I will take...

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by PITexpress
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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Views: 215995

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There's a few pics of some of these diversions on PIT's FB page. Wow, sure is nice to see that many planes sitting at PIT's gates. I sure wish that's how things would look everyday. Came in on DE's flight on Monday. The flight looked completely full, but the airport? I think I saw one AA jet parked...

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by PITexpress
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1532
Views: 215995

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2019/07/16/Pittsburgh-International-Airport-Travel-Leisure-magazine-modernization-Change-org/stories/201907150100 Another article about the TMP in the PG. It doesn't really say much, other than that someone started a change.org petition to prevent th...

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by PITexpress
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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Views: 215995

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

corkscrew wrote:
It's been said so many times before but Frontier is just mystifying.


Yea, I just don't get it. Sure, they could hope for people to make the drive to CLE, or they could build up PIT more and make money from BOTH airports.

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by PITexpress
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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Views: 215995

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Southern Airways is working on an interline agreement with AS: http://www.bradfordera.com/news/local/bradford-airport-project-for-industrial-park-road-begins/article_88b26f73-d8bd-5e50-932a-5b4c285e1469.html That's cool. I know they have one with AA, didn't they set up one with DE as well?

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by PITexpress
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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Views: 215995

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

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. More of a question here, did they go through customs in PIT, or were they kept in a sterile area before heading back to IAD? I guess if they had t...

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by PITexpress
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1532
Views: 215995

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

ConcourseZ wrote:
So the question is, why did F9 choose to build up CLE instead of PIT?


And is this a conscious decision to build up one over the other? Or did CLE just vastly outperform PIT on F9 flights? Maybe F9 should add PIT-CLE then?

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by PITexpress
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1532
Views: 215995

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

If anyone is around, Condor is sending the retro livery from FRA this evening. I got to fly on that one in 2017! Like many of you, I'm cautiously excited for the upgrade to the 330, but I would much much prefer 3x weekly. I can't tell you how helpful a Wednesday flight would have been for me this s...

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by PITexpress
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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Views: 215995

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

It makes no sense to me at all, the reason why a airline would drop a route is due to; not enough people fly on that route, they could use that aircraft the better purposes, or to much compition. But none of this happing. 94% load factor is extremely high, they have plenty aircraft, and last there'...

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by PITexpress
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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Views: 215995

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

flyPIT wrote:
With a 94% LF on F9, (PBI) look for them to drop that route for next year.

Runway28L wrote:
Frontier's schedule extension is out. PIT-DEN/PBI have been completely axed. However, PIT-MCO is making a return... Sun/Tue/Thu on an A321.

Looks like you guessed it! Way to go Frontier. Where's that sarcasm emoji?

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by PITexpress
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1532
Views: 215995

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

And lets not forget F9's former MCO-PIT-SAN rotation with an A321. IIRC the MCO sector had LF's north of 85% and the SAN sector north of 80%. So PIT-MCO would be north of 95% with an A320 yet they drop it anyway... Is it feasible for F9 to route aircraft from Flordia to PIT and back? Or do their ai...

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by PITexpress
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1532
Views: 215995

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Especially now that B6 has pulled the plug on FLL-PIT. I hope that F9 comes back, but I'm not holding my breath considering their record with the routes they added. Ugh, I laughed too. Why won't F9 take this route as an actual success out of PIT and (gasp) expand it. ULCC's and LCC's have always do...

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by PITexpress
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1532
Views: 215995

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

The PIT-Europe market was really DL's to lose before WW, DE, and BA showed up. My gut feeling is they got a bit greedy with the exorbitant fares and capacity restrictions. Delta has to decide if they want to be a player in the nonstop mid size city - Europe market or not. What are they gonna do whe...

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by PITexpress
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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Views: 215995

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Make no mistake losing PIT-CDG and a Skyteam connection to Europe was a huge loss for PIT. The connections at CDG were far more numerous than what BA can offer with their sub-optimally timed PIT-LHR flight. I still wish DL would have stuck it out with 5x weekly 757s, especially with the loss of WW....

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by PITexpress
Thu May 23, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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Views: 215995

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

On Via from the PG article The airline also has suspended service to all other markets it serves except for flights between Orlando and Jackson, Mississippi, Mr. Bowman said. “We believe there is great potential at PIT, but we need to get our crewing issues straightened out before we make a second a...

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by PITexpress
Thu May 23, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?
Replies: 76
Views: 10746

Re: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?

Forgive me if this has already been mentioned, but I was talking to the Delta pilot of my 753 flight back in October and he said that (in addition to being an amazing airline to fly) that the 753's would stick around in to the early-mid 2020's at least.

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by PITexpress
Fri May 10, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1532
Views: 215995

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https://triblive.com/local/valley-news- ... rstate-80/
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I just saw that article too! Seems like a project with potential promise.

I also noticed that the Trib has an article about extending Rt. 28 north to I-80.
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news- ... rstate-80/

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by PITexpress
Wed May 08, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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Views: 215995

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That cloverleaf was one of the worst I had ever seen. Not enough room to merge. Had to basically gun it to get up to speed to get in with the rest of the traffic. Certainly it was not great. The whole interchange should have been completely reconstructed but due to the lack of funds, it technically...

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by PITexpress
Tue May 07, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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Views: 215995

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Totally agree, I think it was such a foolish decision to build the busway ramps like that. I remember driving by years ago during their construction and thinking "finally, they are building a better interchange for Carnegie." Nope. I thought the exact same. IIRC the two ramps cost $40 mil...

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by PITexpress
Tue May 07, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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Views: 215995

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

The picture shows the inadequate Parkway West at Carnegie, location of the most dangerous on and of ramps with I-376... but also location of those newish West Busway ramps (pictured) which go unused 99.9% of the day. Perhaps they should have designed a completely new Carnegie interchange which coul...

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by PITexpress
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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Views: 215995

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I don't come away with the positive vibes you did from that article. To me it seems WN has a whole lotta nothing planned for PIT, and of course I hope I'm wrong. That was pretty much my take away from this article as well. It seems like they know they could add a few things here and there but reall...

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by PITexpress
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1532
Views: 215995

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Some random thoughts about the latest traffic stats: F9 PIT-SAN Nov 2018: 81% Dec 2018: 84% Jan 2019: 95% (1 departure) F9 SAN-PIT Nov 2018: 79% Dec 2018: 79% Jan 2019: 91% (1 arrival) Its already been said before, but WTF F9? They dropped two routes that could have been near 100% LF on an A320 (th...

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by PITexpress
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1532
Views: 215995

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2019/04/15/Pittsburgh-International-Airport-Tasso-Katselas-Midfield-Terminal/stories/201904140068 The architect behind the midfield terminal is urging Pittsburgh International Airport leadership to abandon a $1.1 billion modernization plan, arguing t...

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by PITexpress
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1532
Views: 215995

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I forgot to mention that although PIT-LAX/CUN show as returning for July, they are marked as "Sold Out". So either they may have a chance at coming back but they don't feel like rebooking passengers, or both are permanently cut for good. Though it appears WN has dropped or cut back quite ...

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by PITexpress
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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Views: 215995

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Amazing photos, thanks for sharing! I got to see the plane from a distance as it was flying over the city. It's great to finally see a 787 here, such a nice ride. I was also expecting more stories about this in the local media, but nothing. (Just the article in the PG about United and SFO) It's like...

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by PITexpress
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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Views: 215995

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Delta28L wrote:
Cheapest ticket I saw was $2,400 while the most was $7,400 for today’s flight for nonstop


When I was playing around with European fares a few months ago with all those crazy sales, I saw a ~$500 r/t to MAD via LHR on BA. Long gone, it seems.

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by PITexpress
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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Views: 215995

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Probably to avoid the disasters of last summer since the ground handling last year sent the planes out late everyday due to understaffing. Rumor has it that WFS doesn’t have enough ground personnel to handle the BA flight this year. That and they won't be trying to service three "international...

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by PITexpress
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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Views: 215995

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I'm convinced, absolutely convinced, that with a bit of creative help with advertising someone could offer a shuttle service from an Eastern suburb in CLE to PIT airport and back to time with BA. Would be even better if they somehow offered parking, and we've got plenty of malls with spare parking ...

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by PITexpress
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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Views: 215995

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Been doing summer flight research for myself and a few artists, and I'm noticing that Condor no longer shows up in Google Flights search results. I have to look at Expedia to find them. Pretty concerning, as most everyone I know is using Google Flights these days. You wouldn't even know these non-s...

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by PITexpress
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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Views: 215995

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Would NK ever do an itinerary like Florida - LBE - PIT - Florida? I'm guessing no, but I wonder if pax would go for that. One-stop in LBE on your way from PIT to MYR, for example? How about NK adds a afternoon flight to PHX?? All of that aside, I would love to see them add PHL or something in the NY...

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by PITexpress
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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Views: 215995

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Thought this was rather interesting. According to this Trib article, they're looking to hit their 2 millionth passenger served this month. https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/arnold-palmer-airport-eyes-2-millionth-passenger-gets-extra-south-carolina-flights/ I wonder what additional routes woul...

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by PITexpress
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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Views: 215995

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Condor has never showed up on Google flights from Pittsburgh, it works for new Orleans and Baltimore but not Pittsburgh. Super weird. What's the issue here?[/quote] Good question. I thought it has, but can't recall if I used Google to find it. But I'm not sure that many Pittsburghers know that Goog...

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by PITexpress
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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Views: 215995

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

With WN now having 30+ planes out of service, it’s quite possible that several routes out of PIT might see service reductions. We’ll have to see. Bring back the 733/735's! There's your solution!! :lol: " Traffic Relief in Sight for Parkway West? " https://blueskypit.com/2019/03/11/traffic...

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by PITexpress
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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Views: 215995

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But one thing I did just notice in the rendering you linked is glass jetways. Same in this rendering: http://pittransformed.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/PIT_TMP_ConceptRender_Approach.jpg I hope that does become a reality. Oh yeah, I noticed that too and forgot to mention it. Somehow I doubt they...

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by PITexpress
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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Views: 215995

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http://pittransformed.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/PIT_TMP_ConceptRender_Aerial_header.jpg Out of sheer curiosity, I zoomed in on one of the renderings of the new airport. Not that these are hints of anything, but it's interesting to see what's there: - a small rectangular building coming off to t...

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by PITexpress
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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Views: 215995

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Chopping those ends off of A and B are one of the parts of this project that I most strongly disagree with, especially A. A case could be made that the end of B is in such bad shape after being mothballed for so long that the cost to fix and upgrade it simply may not be worth it. Most of the utilit...

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by PITexpress
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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Views: 215995

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Stupid question, but what are they trying to illustrate with the jets sitting on the ends of A and B where the concourses used to extend out further? Maybe that "capacity won't decrease?" Maybe they did it for not real reason other than mapping the current footprint of the building. There...

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by PITexpress
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT remodeling airport
Replies: 112
Views: 15649

Re: PIT remodeling airport

That article says nothing at all about the cost of the current design. It talks about a budget but that’s very different. Yes, it does: The budget for the new terminal project was estimated at $1.1 billion in 2017. Airport officials said they expect a more accurate and increased budget estimate onc...

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by PITexpress
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT remodeling airport
Replies: 112
Views: 15649

Re: PIT remodeling airport

It’s already funded???? So what’s the cost of this design? I’m watching this from afar but I don’t believe the costs have been real transparent in this process probably because they’ve not been determined. Check out this for the answers! https://blueskypit.com/2019/02/20/whos-paying-for-pits-new-te...

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by PITexpress
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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Views: 215995

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Nice little article on Southern's partnership with Condor. It also mentions they're trying to get an agreement in place with BA. Really cool, that seems like such a sensible thing to do. Cranky had an article last week about Southern buying Mokulele. Included are a few interesting tidbits about Sou...

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by PITexpress
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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Views: 215995

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ncflyer wrote:
Maybe Moxie is the only hope.


Here's hoping they can shake up the industry dynamic a little bit to the advantage of mid sized non-hubbed cities.

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by PITexpress
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1532
Views: 215995

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1. Really surprised to see F9 jump way up on SAN. Same with NK on LAX. 2. SLC with yet another great month. I don't think the inbound or outbound has dipped below 87% yet. 3. SFO and SEA seemed to do better than they did the prior month. Solid numbers for both. I'd think it pretty obvious that some...

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by PITexpress
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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Views: 215995

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Maybe there isn't anything different. Would G4 use this as an opportunity to try out two different things with two very similar markets and see how they do?

I certainly didn't see this coming!

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by PITexpress
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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Views: 215995

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Who knows, maybe that can be corrected if DE does well enough this summer and adds more capacity. If nothing else happens on the TATL side this year, there could be a strong opportunity for DE to expand. Agreed, this is probably their best opportunity to capitalize, with the high fares/surcharges t...

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by PITexpress
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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Views: 215995

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Very cool, thanks for sharing!

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by PITexpress
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1532
Views: 215995

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

WFS received the BA contract over TDA, have to say it’s a mild surprise but hopefully will be better for the BA experience at PIT. Sounds like BA did some due diligence. Finally! I'd hate to have the BA departures all screwed up too thanks to TDA. Maybe Condor will switch? Who is WFS? What does tha...

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by PITexpress
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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Views: 215995

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Condor has a great opportunity now to expand their season even more and fly at least 3x weekly or more now that the only competition is BA currently at 4x weekly. My guess is that they will stick with 2x weekly for 2019, but with WW and DL out of the way, loads may increase enough to warrant 3x for...

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