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by PITexpress
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 540
Views: 97094

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

krod031 wrote:
AS is switching the BWI Flagstop to CHS, starting June 8th.

AS CHS-PIT JUN 0>0.2[0]


Interesting, I wonder why. I also wonder if there might be more demand on that route than PIT-BWI.

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by PITexpress
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 540
Views: 97094

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

krod031 wrote:
Frontiers final 2 flights to MCO on 5/17 and 5/24 will originate in PHL then stop in PIT. The return flights now require a stop in PHL.


There's that ULCC PIT-PHL flight we've been dreaming of...

Cool to see LBE getting some NK planes.

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by PITexpress
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 540
Views: 97094

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

krod031 wrote:
And adding on, the return flight goes MCO-PIT-LBE. and PIT-LBE is bookable.


Kinda cool, makes a lot of sense I think. Wonder if there might be more tag flights remaining after this all is over. Will it have changed the industry in that way?

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by PITexpress
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 526
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Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

Apologies if this is obvious or if it has already been discussed, but any chance Boeing just negotiates a lower lease (at least temporarily with DL) for the 717's? I'm sure they want to push their MAX's and get them into DL's fleet, but seems like a lower lease price would make this more palatable f...

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by PITexpress
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 540
Views: 97094

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

I very recently obtained some diagrams from 1970 that showed how PIT would look like by 2000. Very interesting how they envisioned the airport. Some thoughts: - On the airport diagram what appears to be 10C/28C is actually present day 10R/28L, and a new 10R/28L would be built to the immediate south...

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by PITexpress
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 540
Views: 97094

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Looks like Spirit wants to quit service to PIT and LBE for the moment and still get bailout money https://twitter.com/e_russell/status/1248011415576690689?s=20 I've been kinda suprised that the have been maintaining the level of service that they have. Also, not that it's a surprise, but UA has bee...

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by PITexpress
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 540
Views: 97094

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

AS operating PIT-BWI April 10-30 as a tag from SEA-PIT. Tickets ain't cheap either! AS is operating a lot of interesting tag flights so they can maintain service all their destinations which is a requirement of the CARES Act so they can get their bailout. They're also operating the following: Seatt...

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by PITexpress
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 540
Views: 97094

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Condor might be nationalized by the German gov't as it looks like the LOT deal is falling apart: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-condor-nationalisation-exclusive/exclusive-germany-ready-to-nationalize-airline-condor-sources-idUSKBN21J5F9 LOT acquiring Condor made little sense to me. So far their...

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by PITexpress
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 540
Views: 97094

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Seems like a lot of AA Airbuses came through over the weekend at the end of last week. Would be curious to see a full list. It was crazy looking at Flightaware and seeing A321's coming in from PHX, LAX, etc. I'm guessing we never thought those A321NEO's would be back so soon. I hope the airport post...

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by PITexpress
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 540
Views: 97094

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

AA is expected to send 6 more A330s and 12 E190s during the week: https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2020/03/24/Pittsburgh-International-Airport-American-Airlines-Airbus-COVID-19-pandemic/stories/202003240123 I wonder, will there be a way to keep tabs on how many planes are parked th...

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by PITexpress
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 540
Views: 97094

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Any thoughts on what some longer term impacts of the COVID disruptions on air travel will mean for PIT? I'm wondering some of the long/thin/less profitable routes are vulnerable to either temporary or permanent cuts. Like service to SFO/SEA/LHR/FRA/RUD/PHX. I also wonder about G4 and what they might...

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by PITexpress
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 540
Views: 97094

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

I actually think this one is the biggest downgrade..... that floating glass is gone now and replaced with big chunky boxes https://pittransformed.com/wp-content/uploads/PIT_TMP_DDRender_Terrace_1200x850.jpg Agreed, and the roof sections sort of remind me of those monolithic qualities that some of o...

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by PITexpress
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 540
Views: 97094

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

I guess all things need to come down to earth, but some of the changes to the TMP don't bother me too much, but what I'd say I'm disappointed is the changes to the ceilings/roof area. Those wooden slats with the original looked so cool, now the ceiling looks two degrees off of a generic drop ceiling...

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by PITexpress
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 540
Views: 97094

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Breeze sort of sounds like it kind of wants to be the JetBlue of the Midwest. That could bode well for PIT, which is probably the most undereserved domestically of the dead hub cities (STL, PIT, CVG, CLE), with the best facilities. I'm a little more skeptical with Breeze. I would be surprised if th...

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by PITexpress
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 540
Views: 97094

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

I think PIT has a great shot at having a significant presence for Breeze, especially because we do not have quite the ULCC love CLE has. I'm hopeful too, could this be the answer to other airlines like not giving PIT chances. I would love to see PDX/LAX/SAN on the A220's. Maybe AUS/SAT/MSY? I'd gue...

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by PITexpress
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 540
Views: 97094

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

https://condor-newsroom.condor.com/en/d ... or-condor/
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Any thoughts on the affects of the acquisition of Condor by PGL (LOT parent company) on PIT service?

https://condor-newsroom.condor.com/en/d ... or-condor/

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by PITexpress
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 540
Views: 97094

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

DeltaRules wrote:
F9 tried CMH-SAT and it lasted only a few months.


So clearly it had 90% LF's :lol:

I hate to ask, but what's so bad about Onmi?

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by PITexpress
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 303531

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

USPIT10L wrote:
That's DL's issue, not AA.....you're mixing up airlines.......


Not so. It WAS an AA issue, now something similar is said to be a DL issue. Separate, yes, but similar situations.

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by PITexpress
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 303531

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I'm not holding my breath for the whole MAX fiasco, and I suppose I misheard about SLC going twice daily. Will the A220 be mainline or regional? I suppose it could be a possibility to run this twice with an A220 or A220?A319 mix... That mainline cap could also be why they won't add SEA and/or LAX s...

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by PITexpress
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 187693

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Awesome news, congrats to PDX! I can recall the elation from last year when PIT (my home base) received similar news. Sadly, we lost our CDG service on DL as a result, but hopefully they won't give up on any flights just yet.

Now if only we can get that PIT-PDX nonstop...

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by PITexpress
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 303531

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Been lurking on here for a while, first time posting! I'm interested to see what Alaska's long term strategy is at PIT. Whether they continue to only bolster SEA or if they think there is opportunity for additional route development. They have the opportunity to establish themselves at PIT with fli...

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by PITexpress
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 303531

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Perhaps with the Thomas Cook turmoil this past summer, there isn't enough contract capacity for 3x weekly. How do the other S20 schedules look in the US compared to this past season? That would have been my guess as well. But how is Condor adding FRA-YEG and MUC-SEA/YHZ/CUN/PUJ all for next summer?...

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by PITexpress
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 303531

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
Replies: 1729
Views: 303531

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: 1729
Views: 303531

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
Replies: 1729
Views: 303531

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

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: 1729
Views: 303531

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
Replies: 1729
Views: 303531

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
Replies: 1729
Views: 303531

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
Replies: 1729
Views: 303531

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: 1729
Views: 303531

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: 1729
Views: 303531

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
Replies: 1729
Views: 303531

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
Replies: 1729
Views: 303531

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: 1729
Views: 303531

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: 1729
Views: 303531

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: 1729
Views: 303531

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
Replies: 1729
Views: 303531

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
Replies: 1729
Views: 303531

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: 11484

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: 1729
Views: 303531

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

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
Replies: 1729
Views: 303531

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

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
Replies: 1729
Views: 303531

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

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: 303531

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
Replies: 1729
Views: 303531

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: 1729
Views: 303531

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: 1729
Views: 303531

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: 1729
Views: 303531

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: 303531

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

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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