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by JamesRenard
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 541
Views: 97343

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

AA looks to be putting some of their E190s aside, and PIT is one of the locations they're sending them to. N954UW was ferried from LGA to PIT earlier today as flight AA9625. All future flights for the aircraft are cancelled per FlightRadar24.
A couple of other E190s flew from PHL to ROW today as well.

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by JamesRenard
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 541
Views: 97343

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

The BTS/Transtats website released domestic passenger numbers for December 2019, giving us the entire year's worth of data. Top ten destinations from PIT in 2019 and total passenger numbers: ⋅ ATL, 473,185 ⋅ ORD, 334,916 ⋅ CLT, 296,138 ⋅ MCO, 260,908 ⋅&nb...

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by JamesRenard
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown
Replies: 109
Views: 8855

Re: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown

ATL-LGW, Delta Air Lines
CDG-PIT, Delta Air Lines
CLT-LGW, US Airways
HHN-STN, Ryanair
KEF-PIT, WOW air

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by JamesRenard
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 541
Views: 97343

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

I just don't understand it. There are three flights (2x AA, 1x WN) between PIT and PHX throughout March and April. One AA flight gets dropped in early May, then both remaining flights are gone in June. No non-stop service for all of July and August.

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by JamesRenard
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 541
Views: 97343

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

What about LH? Why can't they operate at PIT they operate daily year round on an A330, A340, & A350 out of CLT a city smaller than PIT with less business that have direct ties to Germany, and a city with much less competition Charlotte is bigger than Pittsburgh. As of 2018, the Charlotte metro ...

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by JamesRenard
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 541
Views: 97343

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

This week's OAG thread shows a slight increase for NK on MYR-PIT. Amazingly, AA JFK-PIT is going >1x daily in Apr. I did some further searching on Google flights, it'll be 3x daily on Mar 29th, then going 2x daily from Mar 30th through to Apr 24th. Pretty good for a route that was cut for practical...

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by JamesRenard
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 541
Views: 97343

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 JamesRenard
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 541
Views: 97343

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Flaps wrote:
BA service began on April 2.

Yes, I know.
I'm saying that passenger numbers for February and March this year will be much higher compared to February and March last year because there wasn't any transatlantic service at all during those two months.

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by JamesRenard
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 541
Views: 97343

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

I expect passenger numbers will be up quite a bit over the next couple of months and then calm down in April.
February and March 2019: WOW already ended, BA not started yet
February and March 2020: BA service in full swing

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by JamesRenard
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 541
Views: 97343

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Some good news. G4 AUS-PIT is showing up through to the end of the booking window (last bookable flight is currently Sep 4th). The season ended Aug 11th last year, so either it's getting an extension or it's reverting back to year-round.

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by JamesRenard
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 541
Views: 97343

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

UA updated their June schedule earlier today. Both SFO flights are getting upgraded to 739s and DEN is being increased back up to 3x daily flights. Seems like the UA increase on DEN-PIT could be due to the WN cut on the same route, or vice-versa. Speaking of cuts, AA decreasing PHX-PIT to 1x daily ...

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by JamesRenard
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 541
Views: 97343

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Contour Airlines is starting service IND-PIT https://businessfacilities.com/2020/02/contour-airlines-to-add-airline-base-at-indianapolis-international-airport/ Interesting to read that Contour is resuming IND-PIT but under their own brand instead of OneJet. Did OneJet ever fly the Embraers on the I...

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by JamesRenard
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 541
Views: 97343

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

How likely would it be for PIT-MEM to go year round with G4?

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by JamesRenard
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 541
Views: 97343

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Aceskywalker wrote:
When was the last time any legacy carrier served PIT-LAX?

Going forward, its going to be a little harder to make a business case with NK going double daily on that route.

AA last flew PIT-LAX on 02/13/2017.

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by JamesRenard
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 541
Views: 97343

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Gains and losses for 2019: 01/04: F9 drops MCO and SAN, despite consistent load factors above 90% for the latter 01/07: B6 drops FLL (still served by NK and WN) 01/11: WW drops PIT, before ceasing all operations a couple of months later 03/01: 9X drops AVP 04/02: BA starts LHR 04/11: VC starts BHM, ...

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by JamesRenard
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 541
Views: 97343

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Delta28L wrote:
I thought AA completely exited the PIT-RDU market.

They're still operating one flight a day with a CRJ200.

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by JamesRenard
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 541
Views: 97343

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

New year, new thread. Going to go over my 2019 predictions and see how close I was before I get to my 2020 predictions. My predictions for 2019: AA drops JFK and RDU completely, with DL commencing service to the latter DL also adds BDL to replace the service lost after J1's collapse WN adds MCI afte...

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by JamesRenard
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to announce 4 NEW destinations Nov.5
Replies: 108
Views: 17882

Re: Sun Country to announce 4 NEW destinations Nov.5

flightsimer wrote:
In the PIT thread, mention was made of a new Sun Country Check-in Counter

As much as I would love for it to be PIT, I think there are other destinations that are much more likely.
My predictions are IAH, CLT, RNO and possibly JAX

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by JamesRenard
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 303583

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

According to today's OAG report, 9X has officially ceased all service to FKL and HGR.
They're down to just 5 destinations out of PIT now: AOO, BFD, DUJ, LNS and MGW.

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by JamesRenard
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 303583

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

The Department of Transport has denied FKL's and HGR's appeals against losing Essential Air Service status. https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOT-OST-2006-25228-0092 In regards to HGR, the DOT essentially said "we don't believe that you're now in accordance with the 10-enplanements cap. An...

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by JamesRenard
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 303583

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

The August 2019 stats are out and passenger numbers are down for the second month in a row. https://www.flypittsburgh.com/getattachment/Newsroom/Airport-Statistics/August-2019-Short-E-Mail-Report.pdf.aspx?lang=en-US Domestic passenger numbers went up by 1%, but international passengers decreased by ...

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by JamesRenard
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 303583

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Anyone else keeping an eye on the Thomas Cook situation?
If they do collapse, does that mean that Condor will cease all flights as well?

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by JamesRenard
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 303583

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

B6611 JFK-LAS (A321) diverted to PIT, just saw it fly over our house on approach.

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by JamesRenard
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 303583

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

From today's OAG thread, WN has slightly beefed up service to DAL, FLL and RSW for December.
Potential for permanent x2 daily to DAL next year?

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by JamesRenard
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 303583

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Per Seth Miller on Twitter, Franklin/Oil City and Hagerstown are being dropped from the EAS program effective October 18th. https://twitter.com/wandrme/status/1166008151461810179?s=21 Southern currently serves both towns from PIT, as well as HGR-BWI. Confirmed here: https://www.regulations.gov/docu...

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by JamesRenard
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 303583

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Good to see G4 resuming the PIT-PBI service and making it year round this time. Finally some stability after all the previous carriers coming and going.

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by JamesRenard
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 303583

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

JamesRenard wrote:
AS922, SEA-BWI B739 also diverting to PIT.

UA752, DEN-BWI B739 is currently holding north of MGW.

UA752 didn't divert in the end and continued to BWI.

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by JamesRenard
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East coast storms: 8/7/2019, diversions and more
Replies: 51
Views: 7526

Re: East coast storms: 8/7/2019, diversions and more

AA700 SFO-PHL and AA1781 DEN-PHL were holding east of PIT and are now diverting away to the north west. Might be heading to CLE?

NK202 DFW-BWI looks to be diverting to PIT.

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by JamesRenard
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 303583

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

AS922, SEA-BWI B739 also diverting to PIT.

UA752, DEN-BWI B739 is currently holding north of MGW.

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by JamesRenard
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 303583

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I had a look at Google Flights to see if there'd been any changes. I saw that AA has once again extended mainline service on the PIT-LGA and PIT-DCA routes, with E190 flights operating up until 11/1 and 11/2 respectively. I did a search for PIT-SJU and... nothing. Google doesn't have anything, and G...

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by JamesRenard
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 303583

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I'm just happy that DE will be coming back next year after flying a season without subsidies.

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by JamesRenard
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 303583

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

It looks as though 28R/10L is closed at the moment. I watched some takeoffs and landings on Thursday and Sunday, aircraft were using 28L/10R and 28C/10C both days.

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by JamesRenard
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 303583

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I pulled up the scheduled service table from September 2018. Here are all the American flights that were on it, and how September 2019 compares in parentheses. The Mon-Fri number is the total number of weekday flights in one week, the total number is all flights over four weeks: ⋅ BOS: Mon...

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by JamesRenard
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 303583

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

AA's mainline service to LGA and DCA was recently extended through to Oct 2nd, so all of September is now covered. LGA-PIT has one flight with an E190, while DCA-PIT has two. Neither airport had any mainline service at all during 2018. That's definitely a capacity boost.

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by JamesRenard
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 303583

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Ultimate's website no longer shows Pittsburgh, Manassas or Currituck County as destinations on their booking page. Did they scrap the flights already?

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by JamesRenard
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 303583

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

DL's PIT-RDU service started today. DL5896 is currently en route.

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by JamesRenard
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 303583

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

-With a 94% LF on F9, look for them to drop that route for next year. :lol: Right! Being serious, I think F9 should up this route too. On another note, lack of flights to PBI is one of the more frequent complaints I've seen lately from Pittsburgh travelers online. PIT-PBI just can't get a break. WN...

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by JamesRenard
Fri May 17, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 303583

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I had a look through the Via Air thread and read about the many flight cancellations. It's really not looking good for the airline. I decided to see if any of the flights out of PIT were still scheduled on their website. BHM is apparently still running and BDL is still supposed to start on July 22. ...

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by JamesRenard
Thu May 16, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 303583

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Just a side note, the previous yearly population estimates for Pittsburgh get adjusted each time they bring out a new estimate (why they do this, I have no idea). With the exception of 2011, each year since the 2010 census has had an upward revision in the 2017 estimates: 2012 estimate: 306,211 - 20...

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by JamesRenard
Sun May 05, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 303583

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

UA is also increasing frequency on IAH-PIT from 5x to 6x daily according to the OAG thread.

Checking Google Flights, the mainline flights on IAH-PIT and EWR-PIT are staying intact.

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by JamesRenard
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 303583

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

March 2019 passenger numbers are out, a 1.6% increase from last year. Domestic is up by 2%, while international is down by 14.8%. http://www.flypittsburgh.com/getattachment/Newsroom/Airport-Statistics/March-2019-Short-E-Mail-Report.pdf.aspx?lang=en-US I'm pleasantly suprised, I was worried that pass...

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by JamesRenard
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 303583

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

ViaAir is temporarily reducing frequency on BHM-PIT from mid-May until the end of June - going from 4x to 2x weekly. Not a great sign considering the route only started 11 days ago...

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by JamesRenard
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 303583

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Gsasala wrote:
I see that JetBlue is starting flights from Boston and New York to London in 2021

Wonder if they'll bring back JFK-PIT?

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by JamesRenard
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 303583

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I don't understand AA at all. They've been downgrading the one daily JFK-PIT to smaller and smaller aircraft over the past few years, then cut the service completely for April. Now it's jumping up to 4x daily flights starting in November.

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by JamesRenard
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 303583

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Some bad news dropped today that could affect 9X out of PIT. The DOT put out an order that tentatively terminates the EAS eligibility of some airports. Those affected include FKL, HGR and MGW. Order can be found here: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOT-OST-2002-11450-0148 In order to be elig...

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by JamesRenard
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 303583

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Domestic passenger numbers for December 2018 were released yesterday on the BTS/Transtats website. Top ten destinations from PIT for 2018 with passenger numbers: ⋅ ATL, 445,306 ⋅ ORD, 323,446 ⋅ CLT, 286,436 ⋅ MCO, 259,192 ⋅ BOS, 216,438 ⋅ D...

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by JamesRenard
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 303583

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

According to the OAG report, 9X is adding an additional flight (in some cases two flights) to the MGW-PIT route.

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by JamesRenard
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 303583

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Boutique Air has been tentatively awarded the EAS contract at MSS after the shenanigans with SkyWest. However, they will only fly to BOS, with no service to BWI or PIT.

In other EAS-related news, the contracts for HGR and LNS expire at the end of the month and they still haven't been renewed yet.

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by JamesRenard
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 303583

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Looks like Skywest scuttled their plans for EAS service at MSS. Perhaps this opens the door again for Boutique Air? IIRC they proposed two routes, one of which was PIT-MSS. Yup, Boutique proposed three different options out of MSS: BOS by itself, BOS and BWI, and BOS and PIT. PIT would have receive...

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by JamesRenard
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 303583

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Really strong winds in the region today. I went to see some of the landings today, and had to battle the wind gusts just to stay on my feet.
UA3535 EWR-CLE (E175) was diverted to PIT, and UA4293 IAH-PIT (ERJ-145) aborted its first landing attempt, but succeeded second time around.

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