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by steeler83
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 301358

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Regarding the new air cargo building, Cassotis said this: " As the demand for cargo infrastructure increases, we are getting interest from carriers and freight forwarders around the world seeking to diversify their supply chains to airports with less congestion, resulting in efficiencies for t...

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by steeler83
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint
Replies: 62
Views: 14166

Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Austin Powers comes to mind when watching that video - approaching the 26-28 second mark:

"Yes, alright, looking good, yes, yes... NO!! NO!!"

Glad they rectified the error When do you guys think they'll hit 1,000 orders for the A220? They seem to be selling like hotcakes!

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by steeler83
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 81770

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

I'll likely be flying PHL-MIA-PHL exactly one year from now. It would be super sweet to end up on a 763.

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by steeler83
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article
Replies: 232
Views: 38437

Re: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article

I wouldn't say the surliness of the AA PHL employees are restricted to only AA. Philadelphia in general is a rather rude and surly city. People in general are rude and discourteous. That said, it doesn't help matters when you have poor management at the top. There is a trickle-down effect. Treat you...

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by steeler83
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 301358

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

It’s interesting to see how Spirit muscled their way in to some of WN’s routes. First LAX, now CUN, in addition to the seasonal second daily service to some of the FL markets. A one for one trade for STL over DEN. I suppose I’ll take that considering DEN is also served by UA and dare I say F9. But ...

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by steeler83
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article
Replies: 232
Views: 38437

Re: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article

It is CSA. SFO and BOS are focus cities. IAH is the missing CSA. You are right about the 788. Only 20 J seats!?! On international flights??? What's the point of that nice new cattle car? SMH. Thanks for bringing that to my attention . . I must have been thinking 789s How are you defining focus city...

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by steeler83
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article
Replies: 232
Views: 38437

Re: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article

I don't see how they can give up on new York market and expect this to happen. That would be a big step to get serious about one of the largest markets in the country, second might be to focus on getting people from A to B, not only deal with the operational challenges, but might be time to rethink...

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by steeler83
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1568
Views: 245177

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

“Cleveland’s large frequent flyer base is the reason the carrier continues to fly nonstop to several top leisure markets, including Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando. But travelers shouldn’t expect much more than additional capacity to United hubs in the near future. “I don’t see that changin...

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by steeler83
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should airports charge passengers to recover lost property?
Replies: 28
Views: 4621

Re: Should airports charge passengers to recover lost property?

I've never had that experience, and hopefully I never will. I did have to go to the "lost and found" at PHL to claim my checked bag once. Entirely different circumstance. The bag made its way onto the planes on a SEA-MSP-PHL route while my wife and I missed those flights thanks to the TSA....

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by steeler83
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kevin McAllister To Leave Boeing
Replies: 67
Views: 15091

Re: Kevin McAllister To Leave Boeing

I'm gonna give you to the count of three to get your ugly, lousy, no-good four-flushing carcass out my door! Merry Christmas, you filthy animal!

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by steeler83
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 301358

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Somewhat off topic, but I often wondered why the 753 had such a short range. I'm thinking it would have been a much better seller if it had at least 4,500nm range.

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by steeler83
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1568
Views: 245177

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

Aer Lingus isn't announcing any TATL destinations - at least as far as any using the A321XLR due to delays with said aircraft. Not sure if BA will announce anything or not at this point. I know they were the most likely to announce transatlantic service to CLE. Not sure who else would express intere...

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by steeler83
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 301358

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I am very impressed with the load factors, the fact that SFO was Uniteds number one flight is saying something about Pittsburgh tech sector. AUS was also impressive I hope to see Delta jump onto that route. MIA needs to go to 3 time daily 175s or go mainline. I too would like to see DL jump on AUS-...

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by steeler83
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 301358

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

What is DL using on PIT-CUN?

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by steeler83
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you think that PHL-CMN will be a succes?
Replies: 10
Views: 3389

Re: Do you think that PHL-CMN will be a succes?

I can't think of why it would not be a success. I'm not sure what the O&D traffic looks like between PHL and Casablanca, but you do have sizable feed at either end. I see that AA will use a 757.

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by steeler83
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 301358

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Wow. Totally forgot that the 777 and 747 were that large. I should have known that but didn't. My bad. I'm thinking DHL wanted to look for a location that was strictly in the Midwest, which PIT is not (PIT is more or less on the fringe; on the boundary between the Midwest and Northeast.). I'm thinki...

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by steeler83
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 227
Views: 65545

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Over time I could see twin jets replacing the 747 cargo frames, but for now it seems as tho there is enough demand to keep the 748Fs in the production line.

That said, I would like to know what will become of the last 748i frames that were never delivered.

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by steeler83
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1568
Views: 245177

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

At least we're not last? https://www.cleveland.com/business/2019/09/cleveland-hopkins-is-second-worst-medium-sized-airport-in-north-america-according-to-jd-power.html?utm_source=morning-roundup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20190926&utm_content=article7-headline Here's the actual JD Pow...

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by steeler83
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 301358

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

The ACAA board approved an $8 million dollar expenditure to add 2 acres of ramp space for the cargo carriers. I assume this will be to the immediate west of the current facilities as was discussed here a few months ago. https://blueskypit.com/2019/09/23/e-commerce-helps-fuel-cargo-bump-across-airpo...

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by steeler83
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS eyes nonstop flights to 7 interc’l destinations: AMS, BJS, DUB, CDG, ICN, PVG, TYO
Replies: 227
Views: 32872

Re: AUS eyes nonstop flights to 7 interc’l destinations: AMS, BJS, DUB, CDG, ICN, PVG, TYO

I would think CDG might be next. Or maybe they might look into connecting other points domestically before giving that a whirl or some other int'l destination. Kudos on AMS, tho. :)

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by steeler83
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: KLM delays AUS until March 2021
Replies: 114
Views: 21243

Re: KLM starts AUS S20

While I am thrilled to see my home airport get more transatlantic service, I confess that I am concerned that this may be a case of too much, too soon. What are the chances that overcapacity might lead to two or more TATL carriers throwing up their hands and abandoning the market? If we lose LHR se...

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by steeler83
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 301358

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I just went over to the TC discussion thread, and it looks like Condor will still operate. I'm under the impression that Condor is a subsidiary of TC? Perhaps it's being spun off... In any event, I read the press release linked from the Trib website. 150k passengers stranded. Ouch. I'm hoping that m...

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by steeler83
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1568
Views: 245177

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

I don't think this has been posted, but steady growth continued at CLE through July 2019 (up 4.66% YTD), other than international pax (understandably down 15.78% YTD). Looks like 10 million passengers are within reach. https://www.clevelandairport.com/about-us/facts-figures It's looking like CLE wi...

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by steeler83
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 128
Views: 25399

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

After reading all of the latest information on this story, this is what I'm inclined to think: This employee is disgruntled over the labor issue with his union and AA. He's making a crummy wage (by HIS standards, altho I'd give one of my kidneys to average $9400 a month) and wanted to do something t...

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by steeler83
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 301358

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Oh ok. Didn't realize they'd bumped that up to 5. So between B6 and DL that's roughly a dozen daily flights. Neither airline is exactly making a killing on this route. I'm guessing they're going to keep at this until someone blinks and decides they've had enough? Heck, good for the consumer tho...

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by steeler83
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 301358

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

DL PIT-BOS 77.5% BOS-PIT 71% B6 PIT-BOS 78% BOS-PIT 76% Looks like all the added capacity to BOS is slowly but surely being absorbed. Speaking of which, it appears JetBlue quietly added a 7th daily flight to BOS this month that operates on Mon/Tue/Fri. I'm seeing the additional flight run through 1...

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by steeler83
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will anyone pick up AA’s retired MD80’s ?
Replies: 50
Views: 11874

Re: Will anyone pick up AA’s retired MD80’s ?

Aside from a few niche operators, I don't see much of a future for these aircraft. As the aircraft is progressively retired, manufacturers of the spares that kept this aircraft flying have exited the business. That makes spares expensive as they're effectively custom-built pieces. Sure, you can sou...

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by steeler83
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 301358

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Oh ok. Wow, didn't realize he served from 2011 to this year. Man, I thought the Ohio hub proposal was more recent than that. So, that goes back at least 10 or so years. I vividly remember him killing this proposal very early on in his first term. It is pretty pathetic that only two (as far as I know...

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by steeler83
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 301358

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

That runway widening project looks rather intriguing. When they shut down the runway for 16 weeks, I'm guessing NK will shift ops temporarily over to PIT? It is 16 DAYS. Guessing Spirit just wont run for those 2 weeks. :banghead: My bad... meant to put days instead of weeks. Argh!! Well in any even...

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by steeler83
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 301358

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

That runway widening project looks rather intriguing. When they shut down the runway for 16 weeks, I'm guessing NK will shift ops temporarily over to PIT?

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by steeler83
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 301358

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Terminating any kind of high speed transit at the airport would never make it off the drawing boards. My putative HSR route was Pittsburgh - PIT Airport - Akron or Youngstown - Cleveland - CLE airport - Toledo - Ft. Wayne or South Bend - Chicago. Adding the two airports would provide a nice boost t...

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by steeler83
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!
Replies: 73
Views: 7699

Re: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!

I was 18 and a senior in high school. When the planes hit the twin towers, I was in trigonometry class. I didn't find out what was happening until my next class, which was social studies and in a classroom with a TV.

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by steeler83
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 301358

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Blue sky question: If somehow a PIT-CLE-CHI highspeed rail line were built, do existing or probable rights of way support a way to include PIT (the airport) on such a system? The most probable CLE-CHI rail line passes about 2000ft from CLE (the airport) and the Amtrak BWI stop is used by a LOT of D...

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by steeler83
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA pilots call off strike on September 27th, 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 22302

Re: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.

PIT-LHR is cancelled - is the 787 going to sit at PIT indefinitely or would they have someone come in to ferry the plane back to London? I'm thinking it's the latter. Forgive me; don't know much about the logistics of planes when it comes to these strikes. This is not an indefinite period strike. T...

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by steeler83
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA pilots call off strike on September 27th, 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 22302

Re: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.

3.8% for the next 3 years and they still decided to strike, they are playing a high stakes game here. This could really damage the airline. I hope it works out ok for all involved, albeit the customers have now been damaged, and as we all know they are quite important in all this. Agreed. If it wer...

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by steeler83
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA pilots call off strike on September 27th, 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 22302

Re: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.

PIT-LHR is cancelled - is the 787 going to sit at PIT indefinitely or would they have someone come in to ferry the plane back to London? I'm thinking it's the latter. Forgive me; don't know much about the logistics of planes when it comes to these strikes.

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by steeler83
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS eyes nonstop flights to 7 interc’l destinations: AMS, BJS, DUB, CDG, ICN, PVG, TYO
Replies: 227
Views: 32872

Re: AUS eyes nonstop flights to 7 interc’l destinations: AMS, BJS, DUB, CDG, ICN, PVG, TYO

Yea I think DL will eventually or AA should Focus city it. Why would AA make AUS a focus city when DFW is 3 hours away I think DL will hub it and I think AA Should put a Focus city AUS. Well DFW power house is and will be maxed out again soon. Even if AA has a focus city at DFW it can add Nice OD r...

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by steeler83
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th
Replies: 261
Views: 49850

Re: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th

While I might be one to criticize the CRJ200, I do understand why they went with that. Putting a 737 or an A319 on MKE-GRR or MKE-OMA would be suicide. Using smaller planes for these markets to establish themselves is smart. As they grow and become more established, I'm sure larger aircraft like per...

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by steeler83
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 301358

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Maybe not really news worthy, but PIT apparently is receiving another state grant of $2M to prep the innovation campus site for development: https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2019/08/29/2-million-state-grant-to-help-fuel-airport-innovation-campus/stories/201908290076 I guess the onl...

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by steeler83
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS eyes nonstop flights to 7 interc’l destinations: AMS, BJS, DUB, CDG, ICN, PVG, TYO
Replies: 227
Views: 32872

Re: AUS eyes nonstop flights to 7 interc’l destinations: AMS, BJS, DUB, CDG, ICN, PVG, TYO

I believe AUS would need an airline to hub there in order to make those destinations work. Isn't DL going to make AUS a focus city/mini hub? DL declared it a focus city in June, but what exactly that means no one knows. They haven’t added any new routes in some time and have given no indications th...

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by steeler83
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 301358

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Maybe not really news worthy, but PIT apparently is receiving another state grant of $2M to prep the innovation campus site for development: https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2019/08/29/2-million-state-grant-to-help-fuel-airport-innovation-campus/stories/201908290076 I guess the only...

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by steeler83
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 301358

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

My understanding of the whole PIT-LAX debacle was that the flights on AA and UA weren't timed very well due to available slots at LAX. It's pretty unfortunate for PIT. There is high enough O&D on PIT-LAX that this route should work, but if the flights aren't timed well then not to many passenger...

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by steeler83
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 301358

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

The way things are shaping up, it looks like PIT actually might not quite hit 10 million. It's evident how losing WW hurt PIT's international numbers, but the domestic airlines in general are adding seats by upgauging to larger equipment or adding frequencies. I guess that offset the losses enough t...

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by steeler83
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 301358

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

June data for British Airways is out. 214 seats per flight > 17 flights each way > 3,638 monthly seats one way > 7,276 total monthly seats (1 flight cancellation during the month of June) PITTSBURGH 6,313 total 6,313 scheduled 86.8% LF both ways combined. For only it's third month, that's pretty da...

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by steeler83
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latest U.S. start up - Sky Palace Airways using 777s
Replies: 45
Views: 13483

Re: Latest U.S. start up - Sky Palace Airways using 777s

As for the B777-200ER, the exit door limit is 400, but I have yet to see anyone exceed 393 seats (Jin Air is Y393). Actually the exit door limit on the B772 is 440.. Scoot operated 402 seat B772s in 32J370Y, and Nokscoot operates its B772s with 415 seats, 24J391Y. As I recall, the 772 was considere...

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by steeler83
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 301358

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

" With some major wins in the bank, Pittsburgh Airport takes its next growth steps forward " https://www.freightwaves.com/news/with-a-couple-major-wins-in-the-bank-pittsburgh-airport-takes-its-next-growth-steps-forward Excellent article. I agree, excellent article indeed. I also think tha...

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by steeler83
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 301358

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Hawaii Five-0 - HA50 HNL-JFK is a neat one Book it, Dano!! I like how AA1776 is used for PHL-BOS. Way to keep it revolutionary! Do they (or anyone else) have a 1773 flight out of BOS? About tje China charters, I wasn't getting my hopes up anyway that they'd be back. All parties are happy with BA an...

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by steeler83
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toddlers bag belt ride in ATL
Replies: 47
Views: 7108

Re: Toddlers bag belt ride in ATL

Why am I having flashbacks to the "No Frills Airline" scene from "Airplane!"? :rotfl: :rotfl: Or a scene from any given Rugrats episode. He's like a real life Tommy Pickles. Seriously though, you know toddlers are very "slippery," as they can slip right by you or away ...

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by steeler83
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 301358

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Just returned from a Canada trip. Outbound was PIT-YUL with a mostly full flight. Return, due to timing, was YUL-YYZ on an AC A330-300 from GVA. A full flight (292 pass.). Then YYZ-PIT on the standard CRJ. Another full flight. So each way was a full flight. I went and did a dummy book for a random ...

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