krod031 wrote:And adding on, the return flight goes MCO-PIT-LBE. and PIT-LBE is bookable.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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/
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...Jump to post
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...
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...Jump to post
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?...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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'...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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....Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
Look, it's (almost) PIT's logo on the nacelle of this MD82
https://www.airliners.net/photo/Danish-A ... /5527911/L
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/
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post