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by Cush
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 154529

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Let's also not forget one of the MOST important things that makes PIT stand out much better than the mistake on the lake (Cleveland), and that is that we have MANY great universities, including the world renown CMU... Aside from CMU, the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne are very good universiti...

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by Cush
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 154529

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

I think the cities that most closely match what Amazon wants are Boston, Chicago, and Toronto; both are hugely expensive though. Amazon would have to decide that they're comfortable going with a non-Alpha city for Pittsburgh, Cleveland, or even somewhere like Detroit or Minneapolis to win out. Bost...

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by Cush
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 154529

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Ugh! How i hate this new forum software and how it positions the "quotes" when quoting someone.... I think starting SEA service would be easy... "Hey Airlines, here is a $X.XXX million incentive to start service, who wants it?".... It's just that right now, I don't know if we hav...

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by Cush
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 154529

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

I am really not happy with these concepts or the associated costs with them... Like others have mentioned, we are almost done paying the debt on the old airport, and will take on new debt to follow through on these plans?? That's a terrible idea... Like when I was young and took out a bunch of credi...

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by Cush
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 154529

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

flyPIT wrote:


Interesting! Nothing list in terms of "scheduled departure" on Flight Aware for it....

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by Cush
Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Southern Sky Airlines Antonov 24 Almaty-Balkhash-Astana
Replies: 15
Views: 6205

Re: Southern Sky Airlines Antonov 24 Almaty-Balkhash-Astana

Great trip report! Thanks for sharing. I love these unique experiences compared to the same reports of transatlantic/transpacific flights!

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by Cush
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Air charging 25k miles nrt-India in biz!
Replies: 4
Views: 1111

Re: Alaska Air charging 25k miles nrt-India in biz!

Yea, but that's for a flight to India.... Why would I want to go there? Yuck!

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by Cush
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hellenic 742 in ATH
Replies: 6
Views: 2810

Re: Hellenic 742 in ATH

I'm also intrigued as to the answer of this! Why would they all of a sudden mid flight divert and get delivered to Iran Air while being ferried to Pakistan... Seems rather odd? This is how Iran acquired their aircraft prior to the change in rules/sanctions. It's creative thinking and how they built...

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by Cush
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Youngstown Airport?
Replies: 20
Views: 3221

Re: Future of Youngstown Airport?

I highly doubt it in my opinion. If anyone did serve the airport, it would be one of the ULCC (Spirit, Frontier). The airport still maintains private aircraft and casino charters, and i am sure the occasional Allegiant charter will still show up.

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by Cush
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT to allow non-pax through security
Replies: 81
Views: 10135

Re: PIT to allow non-pax through security

Why is EVERYONE complaining about the additional wait time that this will pose when going through security? How many of you actually fly in and out of PIT on a regular basis? I fly 1-2 times per month and never wait more than a few minutes at PIT. The TSA at PIT is pretty good with keeping things mo...

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by Cush
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 154529

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Good! Now hopefully they get the ground handling figured out.

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by Cush
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT to allow non-pax through security
Replies: 81
Views: 10135

Re: PIT to allow non-pax through security

Pittsburgh has a lot of shopping options all around the city and it's suburbs. I am a big fan of opening up the Airmall to everyone, but what people need to realize is that the flood gates aren't going to open and thousands of people won't be shopping daily. The amount of people that are willing to ...

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PITflier wrote:
Looks like you'll be able to go airside (soon-to-be only side?) without a ticket in the near future.

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transp ... 1708280087


WOOT! WOOT!

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by Cush
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 154529

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

WOW announced a huge Midwest expansion today, adding STL, CLE, CVG and DTW. https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2017/08/23/wow-air-known-99-europe-fares-adds-four-new-u-s-cities/591771001/ "WOW’s Detroit service will begin April 26. The three other routes will launch in...

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by Cush
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 154529

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

I really hope they don't get rid of the landside terminal or any of the existing gates. In my opinion, it's better to have them, than to suddenly "need" them. I know it requires money for upkeep and maintenance, but overall, they should stay. What would happen if (by some chance), airlines...

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by Cush
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 154529

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Well Pittsburgh is hugely Irish, it's the region's second largest ethnicity behind German. I've been to Ireland 5 times over the years myself so I pray the route works out. I know various members of my extended family have made trips there as well. Plus being able to go through customs in Dublin wo...

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by Cush
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 154529

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Excuse me, but i don't see the demand from PIT-DUB. Am i missing something? PIT-FRA makes sense, and PIT-KEF also makes sense for the budget minded traveler, but PIT-DUB?

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by Cush
Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 154529

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

I really wanted to fly J1 to RIC next month, but the flights for both days are totally full... There goes my chance!

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by Cush
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 154529

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

I have a random question for everyone, as this is something I have never seen before.... About 1.5 months ago, my wife and I priced flights on WOW from PIT-KEF and back. The price was amazing! $350/rt for two people. We didn't pull the trigger, and a week later, I checked the same dates, and the pri...

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by Cush
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 154529

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Does anyone have photos of that? Would be awesome to see an A380 here in PIT! Even if it was just a diversion!

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by Cush
Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Poor Countries, New Equipment
Replies: 16
Views: 2067

Re: Poor Countries, New Equipment

To add to afterburner's comment, don't confuse "income" with "inability to pay". Without any defensible property rights, the public in these disasters "pay" involuntarily by having their potential wealth stolen. In the US and places with real property, the government c...

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by Cush
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Where/How to buy old Airline/Airport signs?
Replies: 1
Views: 697

Re: Where/How to buy old Airline/Airport signs?

eBay or Craigslist

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by Cush
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 154529

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

I don't understand why some people are surprised by this, or why some people say that ACAA didn't promote the route enough. PIT doesn't have a lot of O&D traffic to/from Toronto to justify the two services. Why do you think we have had only a CRJ or Dash 8 on the PIT-YYZ route with AC? When I've...

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by Cush
Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 154529

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

I completely agree with Flaps. I absolutely HATE dealing with YYZ and refuse to ever transit from there again. I have never experienced such a backwards and complicated system in my life. Believe me, I will never step foot in YYZ again. Clearing custom in PIT is like heaven compared to that nightmare.

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by Cush
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 154529

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

It's official. Porter ending flights to PIT: http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/12463503-74/canadian-airline-to-end-toronto-pittsburgh-flights The article states only 6,415 people flew Porter from Jan 1st to May 30th. If you do the rough math, that is 42 people each day, and with 2 flights per day,...

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by Cush
Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines wins suit against founder of Untied.com complaint site
Replies: 34
Views: 7332

Re: United Airlines wins suit against founder of Untied.com complaint site

Many many years ago I created a parody site about Air Tran for people to file complaints at (just like Untied.com). It was AirCram.com (Air Tran / Air Cram). lol. I thought it was a funny play on words... Anyways, after a month in operation, the nice attorneys for Air Tran got in touch with me, and ...

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by Cush
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 154529

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Sounds like Porter is cutting PIT. I can't find a link but it is mentioned here. Maybe this is old news but I hadn't heard it anywhere. http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1366937 I'm not too surprised to hear this... My buddy flew on them twice and he said it was extremely empty...

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by Cush
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 154529

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

I don't agree with you PHLUser... I think these smaller airports do quite well. Here is my take on the situation. In the past, it cost an insane amount to fly from PIT-ERI or PIT-LBE or PIT-JST on US Air Express. (i am talking if you just book that leg roundtrip). I remember when airlines gave 500 m...

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by Cush
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 154529

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

and surprisingly, the cheapest option was always from Latrobe (not to mention savings from free parking). And while it is about an hour drive to LBE compared to 15-20 mins to PIT, I had a chance to drive out to Latrobe, originating from Monroeville, an eastern side of the PIT area. While reaching P...

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by Cush
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A moral dilemma!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1012

Re: A moral dilemma!!

I wouldn't get too excited... I booked my wife's ticket to return home to visit family 1.5 months ago, and about 2-3 weeks after purchasing the ticket, they final debited my account and charge the card. Trust me, you won't get a free ride =)

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by Cush
Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Qatar Ban and how I scored the greatest deal in First ! QR First BA J TK, MS, A3 Y
Replies: 7
Views: 6157

Re: Qatar Ban and how I scored the greatest deal in First ! QR First BA J TK, MS, A3 Y

Why would you have to make such a big incident out of checking your rather large phone? I agree with the security agents that you should have had to put it in your checked luggage. Why do you feel entitled to have your phone, when the rules stipulate that computers and large electronics need to be c...

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by Cush
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 154529

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

I was recently pricing out some flights for a friend from either PIT or LBE to Florida, and surprisingly, the cheapest option was always from Latrobe (not to mention savings from free parking). And while it is about an hour drive to LBE compared to 15-20 mins to PIT, the savings + parking makes all ...

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by Cush
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 154529

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

I stopped by the WOW Air booth down in Market Square this afternoon to try their scratch off tickets. Sadly, mine was a loser....

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by Cush
Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 154529

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Also, remember, banks are notoriously cheap (in regards to salaries as well as expenses). A tech firm or an oil/gas company has no problem spending for flights or premium travel, but banks will pinch a penny any way possible.

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by Cush
Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 154529

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

I agree with these posts. I have many friends that are senior level management with PNC here in Pittsburgh, and they require little to no travel via air. When they do have meetings, they drive and are reimbursed the typical mileage expenses. (Most of the driving is between Pittsburgh to Cleveland, P...

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by Cush
Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA ground staff LHR T5 last night
Replies: 43
Views: 4662

Re: BA ground staff LHR T5 last night

So this is just a useless thread providing no value to airliners.net.... Just another person whining because they could not follow the rules of the airline... If the limit says you can't be over a weight of X, then the rules are, that you can't be over the weight limit of X.... It's simple.... FOLLO...

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by Cush
Wed May 31, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta back to New York JFK - Moscow SVO?
Replies: 17
Views: 5162

Re: Delta back to New York JFK - Moscow SVO?

he largest cities in Western Russia, such as SVX, GOJ and further down KZN, ROV or KRR have one or none nonstop flight to Europe, being not such a crazy long distance. Turkish Airlines has an amazing presence in that region. It really is a shame how much European service has been cut back to other ...

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by Cush
Tue May 30, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CMH "Exciting Announcement" May 30th
Replies: 68
Views: 12421

Re: CMH "Exciting Announcement" May 30th

I agree with the above posters. It def is not Condor or WOW Air, as they are just beginning service from PIT, which is only 3 hours away driving time...

I don't think it will be Norwegian or British Airways either. More than likely domestic service (i.e. Spirit).

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by Cush
Sun May 14, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What type of people are frequent flyers? (Am I in the wrong career?)
Replies: 66
Views: 5330

Re: What type of people are frequent flyers? (Am I in the wrong career?)

I love to travel, but don't miss the days when I had to travel for work. I worked for a large airline a number of years ago, and I loved the idea of traveling every week. However, after a few months, it began to take a big toll on me.... I was missing out on a lot of things. Time with family, time w...

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by Cush
Thu May 11, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Easter Holiday Flight: Madrid - Gran Canaria for 9'99€ [Low Cost Miracles]
Replies: 4
Views: 2070

Re: Easter Holiday Flight: Madrid - Gran Canaria for 9'99€ [Low Cost Miracles]

I agree with LYSflyer.... I won't watch video trip reports. Post photos and text. Video is a waste of time.

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by Cush
Tue May 09, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Connection at TXL
Replies: 9
Views: 706

Re: Connection at TXL

From my experience connecting in TXL, you don't need to claim your luggage, but maybe someone else can confirm. I flew through there in January of this year from Helsinki on Finnair to my AirBerlin flight to JFK and didn't have to reclaim my bag. However, TXL airport sucks in my opinion. I hated it ...

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by Cush
Tue May 09, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best and worst transfer airport by continent
Replies: 92
Views: 10003

Re: Best and worst transfer airport by continent

Cool Thread! Here are my picks for continents I've been to... North America: Best: Pittsburgh (PIT) Worst: New York (JFK) or Toronto (YYZ). I chose JFK due to having to transfer buildings an re-clear security, and YYZ due to their terrible layout, and the need to clear security 3-4 times when connec...

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by Cush
Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries
Replies: 265
Views: 31510

Re: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK

I remember when I had to show to the security that my laptop really works by switching it on at the checkpoint. Wonder what would have happened if I had run out of energy before that. Simple. You hand over possession of the laptop to the authorities. That's what I had to do in Dubai. After 3 securi...

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by Cush
Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 154529

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

I wouldn't sweat about the loss of a flight to Cuba. It was a long shot anyway that wasn't going to materialize. If service is being reduced from high traffic areas like Florida, what chance did PIT really have anyway? I think the strategy of focusing abroad rather than domestically is the right cal...

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by Cush
Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 154529

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Which company do you think will provide the charter flights? Are we talking a Chinese carrier or someone else? I thought the same thing as you Lemieux about the trip to China. I remember in the past administrations that business class trips to all these meetings were nothing more than an excuse to t...

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by Cush
Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 154529

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/121 ... ernational
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I can't believe I am the first one to post this, but PIT is landing flights to China!!!!!! http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/121 ... ernational

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by Cush
Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Concourse E?
Replies: 11
Views: 2131

Re: PIT Concourse E?

I used to love Concourse E as a young kid growing up. There was always a bustle of US Airways Express traffic (Dash 8, Beech 1900, Doriner 328, Jetstream 31) aircraft that presented amazing opportunities for photos. I miss Concourse E.....

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by Cush
Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 154529

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

https://www.indeed.com/rc/clk?jk=3ed269 ... 4854218389
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For those that say the Qatar Airlines flight is dead, there was a job posted by Qatar Airlines today for Pittsburgh....... https://www.indeed.com/rc/clk?jk=3ed269 ... 4854218389

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by Cush
Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK announces Pittsburgh
Replies: 33
Views: 5373

Re: NK announces Pittsburgh

I live in a southern suburb of Pittsburgh and it's a 1 hour drive to Latrobe (LBE) to fly on Spirit. Keep in mind i live 15-20 minutes from PIT, but it is actually less time to drive to Latrobe than PIT. For example... Parking is FREE at Latrobe. PIT is a few bucks per day. I can get from my car, th...

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by Cush
Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Azerbaijan Airlines 787 (JFK to GYD)
Replies: 22
Views: 10035

Re: Azerbaijan Airlines 787 (JFK to GYD)

Thanks everyone!! It's sad that Airliners.net opened their membership to anyone and don't require payment... Now we have unintelligent and useless members like "P1aneMad" who probably think flying Spirit Airlines is living the high life....

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