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by steeler83
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 219886

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Hopefully Fly Louie will be a success. I like the change of pace with this airline picking AGC over PIT.

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by steeler83
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneJet is on its last leg
Replies: 56
Views: 14093

Re: OneJet is on its last leg

So what makes airlines like OneJet fail, but others such as Southern Airways Express and Contour succeed? Southern has EAS contracts, so that explains them. Contour is a mix, having a parent Contour Aviation handling jet charter services, but they also have EAS contracts as well. Ultimate and JetSu...

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by steeler83
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneJet is on its last leg
Replies: 56
Views: 14093

Re: OneJet is on its last leg

Bye-bye. Will we ever get another startup airline with a recipe for business that WON'T fail? First Skybus, then PeoplExpress 2.0, and now this... Yep. OneJet is now DoneJet...

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by steeler83
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 815
Views: 151373

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

I saw in the article he's looking to be the only airline flying on any particular route (i.e: if he launches CLE-SFD he intends to have his airline the the only one on that route). How is that going to work? He's bound to have some competition on quite a few routes depending on where he opens his ma...

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by steeler83
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Airports With Ramp Boarding and/or Bus Gates?
Replies: 52
Views: 4858

Re: US Airports With Ramp Boarding and/or Bus Gates?

Parts of Concourse F at PHL do not have jet bridges. Direct boarding onto the ramp. Gates 35B-O at DCA require you to be bussed to the aircraft in order to board. I boarded a DL flight to DTW where we boarded from the tarmac. I got to experience that, and I got to see the tunnel at DTW as we connec...

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by steeler83
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 219886

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I thought AA was already running E175s on PIT-MIA. This idea with Fly Louie seems rather intriguing. I, too, wonder how they're going to make HPN-AGC work. Since they're a private airline they probably can use airports without TSA.

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by steeler83
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 219886

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Edit - duplicate post

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by steeler83
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 219886

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Many factors were in play when WN pulled PHL-PIT. To some extent, US drove them out of the market as people have stated. WN bought out FL in 2012 and began to take on more of a "hub & spoke" model, shifting most of its PHL focus down to a beefed-up BWI. Right now, WN serves more destin...

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by steeler83
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 219886

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I was curious to see what AA had bookable for PHL-PIT-PHL. AA shows an am E90, afternoon A319, and an evening A319 as well as an am E75 and an evening E75. They show a similar schedule out of PIT, except the morning and afternoon mainline flights are flip-flopped; A319 in the am and E90 in the after...

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by steeler83
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oneworld adds Royal Air Maroc as its newest member
Replies: 141
Views: 35521

Re: Rumour: Oneworld to add new member 05DEC18

PHair enough PHLspecial. I just figured since they were looking to strengthen their ties with AA and PHL is a major int'l hub for them that there'd be some possibility. Given that they're leaving Skyteam this year, I figured it wouldn't be soon to start thinking about. Hence why I worded it "on...

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by steeler83
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oneworld adds Royal Air Maroc as its newest member
Replies: 141
Views: 35521

Re: Rumour: Oneworld to add new member 05DEC18

Some time back I read that China Southern is considering One World (Couldn't tell if this was confirmed in the scores of responses here given the debate about the IATA airline codes). If that's the case, what are the odds of seeing PVG-PHL or PEK-PHL on the horizon - perhaps with a 787? Not sure wha...

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by steeler83
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 219886

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

It's funny how so many other cities around the country and the world have public transit that is easily accessible and useful. I have traveled a lot, but I always get stuck in the "burgh" mindset when I go somewhere to avoid public transit and take a cab/uber. Eventually I use public tran...

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by steeler83
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 219886

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Honestly I hate the UA airbus. Barely any premium seats, and they're super uncomfortable compared to the 737s. I go out of my way to avoid them when I can. Most 737s have sky interiors, better seat padding, in seat IFE, better shot at upgrades, etc. Man, that doesn't sound much better than my sole ...

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by steeler83
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 219886

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Southern Airways Express today moved ops from C52 to B41. I'm confused as to how an A320 is an upgrade over a B73G, other than seating capacity. Extra 24 seats. So yes, a bit of an increase in capacity, abeit a small one. I did forget though that the B73Gs have PTVs whereas the Airbus only has stre...

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by steeler83
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 219886

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I noticed that the article stated the total non-stop list is 65. I guess that's due to OneJet petty much becoming "DoneJet?"

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by steeler83
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-AVL, PHL-CHA
Replies: 32
Views: 5139

Re: AA announces PHL-AVL, PHL-CHA

it opens up two new destinations not currently served by any other carrier. Oh, AVL and CHA see scheduled air passenger service on other carriers. The ROUTES PHL-AVL and CHA-PHL don't have other competition. They must expect heavy connecting traffic to make them viable. There can't be meaningful O&...

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by steeler83
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 219886

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

That was a neat video. I, too, wish the circumstances were different. Years back I saw AF1 land and take off at PHL. I was on a Southwest flight bound for PIT that was delayed a good 30 to 45min because of AF1. Watching it land was kinda funny. I just happened to look up at the right time to see a 7...

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by steeler83
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 219886

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

It's unfortunate that AA or anyone else doesn't see an opportunity to better serve PIT. It also doesn't make sense that the ACAA shave a little here and a little there off the landing fees. Maybe they don't have to drop them down to the same level as CLT, but I would think somewhere in the $8 or $9 ...

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by steeler83
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 219886

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

JamesRenard wrote:
I don't think this got mentioned already, but it looks like AA has cut PIT-CUN for 2019.

The flights were scheduled to start on Feb 16th, but now they're nowhere to be seen.

Gee, what a shocker. Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't that less than daily?

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by steeler83
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 219886

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

PITExpress, yeah I keep forgetting that the LHR flight is not timed well for connections through PIT. I know the flight to LHR provided little in the way of ample connections especially to India. Man, it looks as though BA is either banking on PIT-LHR-PIT being mostly O&D or there just wasn't an...

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by steeler83
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 219886

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Gsasala wrote:
I've noticed that AA has been doing a lot of upgauging at PIT. I've seen a lot more A321s, and A320s coming in from PHL and CLT. Hopefully this is AA starting to be more competitive in the PIT market now that BA is coming

Do these upgauged flights seem to be timed for that BA LHR departure?

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by steeler83
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg
Replies: 171
Views: 29859

Re: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg

I guess the question here is do they intend to serve long thin P2P routes that the A333-plus-sized aircraft are too big for. The 788 in a ~216-seat configuration would be ideal if that is the case. Otherwise, why are they even considering it? My thinking is they saw no point in serving the longer th...

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by steeler83
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?
Replies: 113
Views: 23760

Re: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?

I wonder what other markets in the US could be possible "missing links" in WW's network since many Midwestern markets as well as JFK aren't exactly performing up to their standards. I don't necessarily think this airline is in serious trouble. That said, they do need to modify their pricin...

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by steeler83
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa: decision, which planes will be replaced by B777-9 in summer 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 9066

Re: Lufthansa: decision, which planes will be replaced by B777-9 in summer 2019

The reshuffling doesn't only happen internally, but also within the whole Group now. EW/SN will receive some 333's thus the question arises, does future LX or OS fleet expansion also take part in the 77X decision or not. I believe that at one point LX will get the 359 which capacity-wise is compara...

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by steeler83
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 282
Views: 38501

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

^^ When did Austin get 747 service or when are they going to? Last time I checked it was operated with a 777. In any event, nice to see this add for CHS. I, like just about everyone on here, didn't see this coming. I hope it proves to be successful. As for that chart about the largest markets withou...

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by steeler83
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 219886

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Am I reading that chart correctly? PIT-KEF doesn't look very impressive load wise. I'm a little surprised WW said they'll keep PIT going with those numbers. PIT will have BA to LHR in April and seasonal Condor to FRA. Last time I checked, those are the two biggest markets for PIT travelers who are E...

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by steeler83
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped
Replies: 127
Views: 20121

Re: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped

^^ Same here. I have yet to pop my jumbo jet cherry. I did get to experience widebody air travel last year when flying on an A332 from PHL-CLT. Nice to know there is at least two options if traveling to Europe and beyond from PHL.

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by steeler83
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped
Replies: 127
Views: 20121

Re: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped

Glad I was able to help. Here's the Routes Online link if you wanted to see all of LH aircraft changes for next year https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/280949/lufthansa-s19-long-haul-changes-as-of-10oct18/ I do wonder where LH sends their 748s. I see they're sending one to Beijing. B...

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by steeler83
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped
Replies: 127
Views: 20121

Re: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped

LH bringing the 747-400 to PHL starting on March 31st next year. Pretty much taking advantage of AA dropping the FRA and MUC routes. You made my day with that! Glad I was able to help. Here's the Routes Online link if you wanted to see all of LH aircraft changes for next year https://www.routesonli...

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by steeler83
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped
Replies: 127
Views: 20121

Re: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped

Oh yea I live in Philly so I’m aware about the distance and all. I just wasn’t sure if you were a loyal FF for Star alliance figure Newark would make it easier in sense. Only good thing I can say is at least LH increase capacity starting end of March 19 with 747 being used. I agreed overall traveli...

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by steeler83
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped
Replies: 127
Views: 20121

Re: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped

Going to Newark isn’t in the cards for Star Alliance service? I am shocked this service ended but guess LF weren’t great EWR is a bit away from PHL, although people do use it when the price/timing make sense vs PHL for flights. They have Amtrak via 30th Street, but it isn't the best for making conn...

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by steeler83
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 219886

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I wonder if they'd consider launching BOS-MDT with a daily flight or two. I see AA has only one daily flight on an ERJ145, and they are the sole carrier. One E90 would double the amount of seats, so is there enough traffic between the two that would make this feasible for B6. AA basically has a toke...

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by steeler83
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rethinking LGA Airport
Replies: 74
Views: 11474

Re: Rethinking LGA Airport

On the subject of Rykers Island, I saw that De Blasio said he's looking to close the jail complex within 10 years or so if the crime rate falls, leading to a drop in average daily population to around 5,000 (according to an interview back in 2017). I assume the remaining prisons would be able to han...

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by steeler83
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 219886

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Last month the Dept. of Commerce released Gross Domestic Product by Metropolitan Area for 2017. Pittsburgh ranked very well compared to its peer cities: STL $161 billion, ranked 22nd PIT $147 billion, ranked 25th IND $144 billion, ranked 27th CLE $139 billion, ranked 28th CVG $138 billion ranked 29...

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by steeler83
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 223
Views: 20151

Re: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747

I would love to sell my soul to fly on a 747! I would have liked to have had an opportunity to fly on an MD11, but I think that ship sailed. :(

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by steeler83
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 219886

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Interesting routing of that A340. SHO-JFK-MIA-PIT-SHO, per that link Friarboy posted. I am curious about that routing. I wonder what it was in regards to.

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by steeler83
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO
Replies: 74
Views: 14688

Re: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO

Also glad to see the NTSB investigate this near-miss incident. This near-miss was seconds from being the biggest aviation catastrophe since Tenerife. Not at all surprised it was pilot error.

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by steeler83
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 219886

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

What equipment is FedEX using, the A300 still? I know some time back someone said FX never ran DC10/MD11s to/from PIT, but I swear when I was 10 years old and would frequent PIT to look at the various planes coming and going that I saw at least one MD11 over at the FX ramps. I know there were 727s o...

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by steeler83
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop
Replies: 80
Views: 18388

Re: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop

If I remember correctly this will have either a 2 x 2 or a 3 x 2 configuration with seating of about 100 to 120 pax. I see this as similar to a DC9-30 or -50 but with longer range. I believe the DC9 had a range of about 1,700 miles, while the A220's range is about double that. Good plane for a longe...

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by steeler83
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumours about Air France US expansion
Replies: 82
Views: 11861

Re: Air France Us expansion

Welcome to the forum, Planes4you, and thanks for posting. I'm posting in part to let you know that not everyone here is dismissive and belittling. I've often wondered why there's no transatlantic Skyteam service to DFW. I get it. DFW is a megAAhub. But it is also the fourth largest metropolitan are...

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by steeler83
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 219886

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Maybe the EI PIT-DUB flight was planned, in an effort (combined with BA) to get DL out of the PIT-TATL market. Once IAG saw that DL was going to leave without a fight, the strategy of also adding EI PIT-DUB was moot. Just speculation... That's a pretty fair speculation. Still, it is neat to see thr...

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by steeler83
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 219886

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

So much for that PG article saying we were getting a flight to Dublin... http://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2018/09/10/A-Dublin-flight-on-the-horizon-for-Pittsburgh-airport/stories/201809100145 To be fair, the article wasn’t wrong. Two separate reputable Irish media outlets did state ...

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by steeler83
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will BA expand?
Replies: 37
Views: 6464

Re: How will BA expand?

Any Chance PHL"s 747 flight is replaced with an A380 or will that likely be replaced with a 777 or equivalent once the 747 is retired? I'm thinking it's going to be the latter, but one can dream. Right?

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by steeler83
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneJet is on its last leg
Replies: 56
Views: 14093

Re: OneJet is on its last leg

Looks like One is done! So, DoneJet... Other folks have said ByeJet or GoneJet. I had just thought of DoneJet, but you apparently already thought of that yesterday. Haha... These press releases can say what they want, but I think we can all see the writing on the wall. I don't see this Part 135 ide...

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by steeler83
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 219886

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

How many daily flights does WN fly out of PIT now? I want to say they run roughly 30 flights a day. Ideally I'd like to see them fly upwards of 45 daily flights.

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by steeler83
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 219886

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I'd love to see Envoy or DL connection pick something up, altho I know the chances of that are slim to none. I'm sure there's not enough traffic that would warrant a premium cabin (CRJ7/9 or E75), and I'm sure they're not going to throw any 50-seaters on any routes like PIT-IND/BDL... DL serves CLE...

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by steeler83
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 219886

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I'd like to see somebody come in and fill in the void once OneJet goes byebye. Whether that would be Ultimate Air, this start-up Moxy that was mentioned earlier, or someone else I think remains to be seen at the moment. Afgter reading that PG article on the latest in the OneJet saga, I give them a w...

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by steeler83
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 219886

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Wow, that is a very short season; only a couple of months and twice weekly. Rather disappointing.

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by steeler83
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending PIT-CDG
Replies: 120
Views: 15262

Re: Delta ending PIT-CDG

I thought the CDG flight was always seasonal. I don't ever remember it being flown between October and May...

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by steeler83
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 219886

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Good points, Cush. Sadly, many PG readers will disagree with you. They fail to realize the big picture of just how far reaching the benefits are from these flights. Spend $1 million on PIT-XXX which generates ten times that amount in new revenues resulting in the increase in economic activity from t...

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