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by steeler83
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 300992

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

That would seem analogous, but at the same time it isn't. RDU is a much different market compared to PIT. IIRC, AA maintains a bigger presence at RDU than PIT (12 destinations vs. 9 or 10), and Raleigh-Durham is a growing area while Pittsburgh remains mainly stagnant in spite of its latest growth i...

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by steeler83
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 300992

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

IIRC, I thought there was a large percentage of non-revenue passengers on PIT-PHL, which might explain why it's low yielding. From what I understand when PIT was dehubbed - a good chunk of FAs and Pilots moved their work base to PHL but continue to reside in PIT and non-rev to PHL for their assignm...

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by steeler83
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 300992

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Forgetting for a moment that PIT used to be an AA hub (because it sure seems like AA forgot that. . . . ). AA has decent number of seats to most of its hubs, for a market of PIT's size, that would include CLT, ORD, DFW. Just compare PIT to IND, CLE, CMH, CVG to see that. That makes AA's lack of sea...

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by steeler83
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 300992

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

The AA MAX8's aren't liked by the AA flyers? After last week I'd doubt they're liked by anyone... Wasn't WW service year-round? I guess that's the reason for the big dip in International traffic. Hopefully we'll see more of what we saw in 2018 for this year. With WW no longer at PIT and DL's CDG fli...

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by steeler83
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 300992

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Wasn't WW service year-round? I guess that's the reason for the big dip in International traffic. Hopefly we'll see more of what we saw in 2018 for this year. With WW no longer at PIT and DL's CDG flight gone, it looks like the bulk of the growth will come from domestic expansion...

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by steeler83
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 300992

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

USPIT10L et al, glad I'm not the only one who feels that way about AA. PIT-PHL low yielding? Maybe when WN was still flying the route, but since they up and left, fares are at least double what they were before. PHX, ahd LAX I can see given the presence of WN at both (and NK to LAX). PHL has me puzz...

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by steeler83
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 384457

Re: United Globe Livery "Evolution" coming in "April-ish"

I was never a fan of that livery - when Continental rolled out with that abomination in the early '90s I scratched my head at it then! I always loved the red and blue (and orange) "tulip" livery of United before they botched that circa 1994 or 1995. I always wondered why they couldn't some...

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by steeler83
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 300992

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

My biggest gripe with AA is the amount of 44 and 50 seaters they have in their schedules. DL hasn't operated any into here in quite some time and UA surprisingly does a pretty good job at keeping 50 seaters away from PIT outside of a few Sunday-only one-offs from IAH and EWR at the moment. 6 of the...

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by steeler83
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 300992

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I'd be willing to bet the same. Didn't it come down to three markets last time before EI picked Montreal and Minneapolis? Now with DL out of the picture and WW's future unknown, EI may re-evaluate PIT. On a similar note, I can't believe we're only a month away from British Air's return to the Burgh!...

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by steeler83
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's "City of Swansea" to be painted in Landor Livery next month
Replies: 53
Views: 8907

Re: BA's "City of Swansea" to be painted in Landor Livery next month

I've always wanted to know this... What is that design supposed to be toward the top of the tail?

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by steeler83
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options
Replies: 254
Views: 49401

Re: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options

Good for Boeing and for BA. Now I know what we'll see them use to operate the BA066 PHL-LHR flight once the 744 is put out to pasture. It will be a sad day when the 744s leave their fleet.

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by steeler83
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 300992

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I also saw that it looks like they're still planning on hacking off the end of the moving walkway leading from the parking lot to the terminal -- or a better way of putting it they don't want to extend it from the current landside terminal to the new garage. What would the point of that be? Quite fr...

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by steeler83
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 300992

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Saw that reported in the Trib. The wind was insane all across the state last night and today. A non thunderstorm-generated wind of 61 mph is nuts!!

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by steeler83
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is AA's PHL-LHR the worst performing LHR route?
Replies: 58
Views: 15354

Re: Is AA's PHL-LHR the worst performing LHR route?

AA is double-daily with the 333 and JV partner BA is daily with the premium-heavy 275-seat 744 (14F, 86J, 30W, 145M) plus an extra three weekly 226-seat 772s (14F, 48J, 40W, 124M) this summer from 31 March to 25 October. All of this suggests that the route does sustain premium traffic and is doing ...

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by steeler83
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 300992

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I imagine they would look at ways to save, such as only making it 150’ wide. There’s no reason in the world it needs to be 200’. Personally I think they should close the first 1,000’ on the 28L end in order to decouple it from 14/32. Reconstruct it to 10,500 x 150’ and call it a day. Would a 150' w...

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by steeler83
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AA use JFK for O&D and PHL for feed?
Replies: 32
Views: 4559

Re: Should AA use JFK for O&D and PHL for feed?

Jmc1975, those were my thoughts. In fact, they've shifted some of their JFK flights/routes to PHL because of that. I think JFK-ZRH was such a route.

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by steeler83
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 300992

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

To whom did the county give away the land to? If it was developed, then that's why they had the land in the first place. 28L is the only rwy of the four that is 200' wide. IMHO, I want that extra width, especially with military ops and heavy diversions. Also has a margin of error for those larger t...

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by steeler83
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 300992

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

What did the original airport layout look like in terms of its runways. Didn't they have what is now 28C and two crosswind runways, one of which was removed to build the USAir wing on the old terminal? Just trying to figure out how old 28L/10R is. I know runway 32 was fairly recently reconstructed a...

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by steeler83
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 300992

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

[*] Video: https://www.facebook.com/PITairport/videos/1219791081512359/ Very neat video. This proposal looks like something you'd expect to see in Singapore, Malaysia, or some other place in SE Asia. I almost expect to see palm trees in the green gathering areas! lol. I like the design overall. I, t...

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by steeler83
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 227
Views: 65468

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

I think the chances of seeing an order for the 748i are just about nil. As many others have stated, the later variants of the 777 and A350 have the same capacity and range as the 747, but they are more efficient. I do have one question - moot at this point; I'm sure I know the answer, but I'll ask a...

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by steeler83
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates' Business Model without the A380?
Replies: 113
Views: 19218

Re: Emirates' Business Model without the A380?

Utterly barking mad. If you search my username you will see I have been saying for years that the A380NEO wouldn't happen and that the 747-8 would be in production long after the last A380 comes off the line. People said I was barking mad and I was called a Boeing fanboy. But I was 100% correct, no...

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by steeler83
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 300992

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

AA had an opportunity to actually rebuild PIT into more of a focus city, but instead they felt it made more sense to funnel the local traffic through their hubs. AA's loss will be someone else's gain. If it were up to me, why would I fly to BOS via a connecting flight in PHL or LGA, when I could fly...

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by steeler83
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 81652

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

........... The runway option is extremely expensive which will ultimately make PHL a much more expensive airport to operate out of, ala PIT. PHL would never become a PIT, but PHL is also not a BOS where every international airline is sprinting to fly there......... Although BOS's international O&a...

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by steeler83
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing monopoly on the VLA market?
Replies: 95
Views: 10966

Re: Boeing monopoly on the VLA market?

Can’t have a monopoly when there’s no market. The 747-8i has sold poorly and the A380 is now on its death bed. There is no market for the VLA. And airlines that bought the 748 also ordered a fleet of A380s. Many other foreign airlines as well as UA and DL which had fairly large 747 fleets phased th...

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by steeler83
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 300992

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Anyone have any ideas of how the loads are looking for BA's inaugural flights? We're roughly 45 days away from the first flight to LHR.

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by steeler83
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 109394

Re: [Rumor] Airbus to announce end of A380 production

I never flew A380 but if the rumors are true, it is sad to hear production end so quickly. I like the look of quads and trijets, and just to see tubes with two engines on the side all the time is quite boring for spotting. I agree with you wholeheartedly on that. The 747 and the A380 are the only u...

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by steeler83
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-8 Currently Cash Positive?
Replies: 163
Views: 21319

Re: 747-8 Currently Cash Positive?

The 747-8 certainly killed the A380F, but for the passenger side, I think the credit goes to the 787-10, A350, and 777X in terms of operating costs. I second that. I wish more airlines could've ordeeed the 747-8i, but I have sincere doubts it will happen. UA and DL have 773ERs in their fleet (and I...

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by steeler83
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747-400 PH-BFV hits KLM 787-9 PH-BHA at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Replies: 40
Views: 12856

Re: KLM 747-400 PH-BFV hits KLM 787-9 PH-BHA at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

-Hey, where's the baggage handler?
-Uh... It's over there, by the forklift!

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by steeler83
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-8 Currently Cash Positive?
Replies: 163
Views: 21319

Re: 747-8 Currently Cash Positive?

I also understand that at this point that the entire 748 program is at a "loss" stage; but, if they continue to sell freighters to sustain 6 per year production rates for another 5+ years they may actually achieve break-even on the program. The write-off was because they could no longer p...

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by steeler83
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EL AL...MCO official announcement
Replies: 84
Views: 10710

Re: EL AL...MCO official announcement

Doesn’t EL Al require a segregated gate with heighten security? That’s a lot for just a weekly flight When US flew PHL-TLV it was accomplished just with retractable barriers that could be stored when not in use. I don't know if El Al requires more than that though. I wish El Al served PHL. I guess ...

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by steeler83
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 300992

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

From routes online. WOW has updated schedules for Summer 2019. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/282458/wow-air-s19-operations-as-of-14jan19/ Not really anything surprising. They're resuming BOS, BWI, DTW, and EWR. One thing to make note of is they are flying an overwhelming majorit...

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by steeler83
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/20/19:DL Adds RDU-PIT/MSY;F9 Adds BNA-ORD;FI Drops DFW;WW Closes MCO;VC Drops TLH-SFB
Replies: 63
Views: 11001

Re: OAG Changes 1/20/19:DL Adds RDU-PIT/MSY;F9 Adds BNA-ORD;FI Drops DFW;WW Closes MCO;VC Drops TLH-SFB

Nice to see DL add RDU-PIT. I don't think they should have any trouble at all with this route. I give it a week or two tops before AA announces they're ending PIT-RDU. How many seats do DL's CR9s seat? Is it 76 or 88?

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by steeler83
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 423
Views: 83645

Re: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st

An airline lasted through only one a.net thread. That's got to be a record. :rotfl: I'll say. I don't know what business this guy had even starting up any business, let alone an airline. He's pushing his late '90s. If I get to be 97, I want to be sitting in a rocking chair, on my patio, watching th...

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by steeler83
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USAir Livery Early 90’s
Replies: 14
Views: 4717

Re: USAir Livery Early 90’s

Not that long I don't think. Probably by like 1992. Some of the last to be repainted were the ex-Piedmont 767s and the removal of the "767ER" decal on the tail. I'd say by December of 1992. Just recently on the "airliners from the past" Facebook page, someone posted a picture da...

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by steeler83
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?
Replies: 112
Views: 26156

Re: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?

I think the Airbus order was a legacy from Continental. United are Boeing true and true... United ordered the A350 prior to the merger. Continental had zero orders United (pre merger) concurrently ordered 25 787s and 25 A359s, then at a Paris Air Show the merged United decided to upscale the order ...

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by steeler83
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Global Terminal proposals released
Replies: 102
Views: 16858

Re: ORD Global Terminal proposals released

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7812/46046172724_f12809cf85_n.jpg https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSdrjawZI1-4XBipMl7akChH_7rLbKXQb7zNKabOpzXKnywKIt3 Build it! Does Thai serve ORD??? Perhaps there's a rumor about Thai adding laser canons to their fleet, making them "Thai fi...

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by steeler83
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 300992

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I do wonder what the loads are looking like for the BA flights.

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by steeler83
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 300992

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

It’s official: no more WW at PIT https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2019/01/14/wow-air-us-flights-four-cities-detroit-newark-bwi-boston/2573229002/ Personally, I very much doubt that WOW will be serving any cities come summer. I do get why you feel that way. Their rapid gro...

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by steeler83
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 300992

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I've pondered what impact this news would have regarding demand for the FRA flight, but flyPIT and ConcourseZ make good points. I'm not all too concerned about the future health of demand for FRA, LHR, or anywhere for that matter regarding PIT travelers. Companies evolve. Some move on, and some move...

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by steeler83
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces RDU service to seven destinations
Replies: 160
Views: 24367

Re: RDU "Big" Announcement 1/15 - 10am

My guess would be something International. When they announced BA launching LHR-PIT, that announcement was livestreamed. Then again, don't they launch transatlantic flights in the fall?

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by steeler83
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 300992

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I doubt PIT hits 10 million passengers. If I had to guess, I'd say they did somewhere around 9.75 million. They were averaging around 8-10 percent growth each month, which equates to an estimate of 9.7 to 9.88 million pax based on last year's total pax count of 8.988 million.

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by steeler83
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 300992

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Does Via Air interline with any other airlines besides AA? Just wondering. After reading up a little on this airline, I'm not all that excited about it either. Sun Country would have been a nicer add...

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by steeler83
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 227
Views: 65468

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

I wish other airlines (UA, DL, BA, etc) could have ordered the 748. If they can get a similar sized aircraft in the 773/779, A350, etc which has lower operating costs (more fuel efficiency with 2 in stead of 4 engines, same range, capacity) then that's a no-brainer. That said, BA did order some A380...

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by steeler83
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 81652

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

I would love to see more Int'l flying out of PHL. My wish list is having El Al come in and launch TLV-PHL service, but I'm sure that has a snowball's chance in hell of every happening. Also on my wish list is flying to Aisa or at least announcing service to Asia. I believe AA has already shifted a f...

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by steeler83
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Moxy's hubs?
Replies: 147
Views: 23525

Re: Moxy's hubs?

Not sure why some are comparing Moxy to Independence. Technically, the A220 is a regional aircraft, but the last time I checked, they're capable of seating about twice as many pax as a CRJ, which I believe was FlyI's main aircraft given they were a cast-off from United (if I remember correctly). CRJ...

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by steeler83
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 300992

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

The only thing I can think of is F9 didn't have any A320s available and didn't want to continue operating A321s at a loss. From the looks of those numbers it looks like they stimulated the PIT-SAN market somewhat. (avg PDEW of 123 vs 144 avg load for F9). Hopefully someone with the proper equipment ...

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by steeler83
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 300992

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Not sure about CLE, but I believe RDU is a full-fledged focus city of sorts for DL. I suppose it is possible to see some of these other cities picked up by DL, but it would be a stretch. Regarding PIT-AUS, I believe Allegiant has seasonal service there.

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by steeler83
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 300992

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

^^ I myself confuse EI with EL occasionally, but I knew what he meant. Enilria, that is a good point, but I doubt DL will base any decisions regarding PIT service based solely on that. Then again...

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by steeler83
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 300992

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

My prediction for 2019 is: WW only comes back if they get a plane and they serve PIT seasonal BA moves to 5 flights a week by the end of the summer with off and on upgrades to 787-9 for business flights since it only has 2 more seats WN picks up SAN sometime in the summer DL starts flying to LAX, R...

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by steeler83
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX to Aruba
Replies: 67
Views: 7892

Re: lax yo Aruba

readytotaxi wrote:
Getting more popular with the UK crowd and cheaper than Barbados. My last flight was a KLM MD11 in J, planning another trip May '19

Wow, how long ago was that? Didn't KLM retire their MD11 fleet already? I know they're phasing out their 747s as we speak.

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