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by PITexpress
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 221853

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Agreed with you all. I cringe every time I get on the train, it's so corny. Nobody needs to be told that we have restaurants downtown. Let Pittsburgh speak for itself, it's a great city. Yes, great idea, exactly what I was thinking too. The current message make me feel like I'm hearing, 'hey, we're...

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by PITexpress
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 221853

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

The only thing that REALLY annoys me (and some other passengers commented as well) are the announcements in the train.... People seem to comment how it is annoying having a voice speaking the ENTIRE duration from departure til arrival. I don't mind a few words, but jeez.... No one really pays atten...

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by PITexpress
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 221853

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 a...

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by PITexpress
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 221853

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Based on Q2 2018, PIT-PDX is 67 PDEW. For comparison, PIT is way down the list for unserved markets from PDX I have some friends south of Portland in Eugene who told me they would gladly make the 2-hour drive to PDX for a nonstop flight to PIT. Only two people, yes, but I'm sure there are more. I'v...

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by PITexpress
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 221853

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Yeah, really not hating on F9, I’m glad they’re here and trying what they’re trying. I’m frustrated that it’s not more successful. Look at what they launched at CLE,TTN, heck even MDT has 3 destinations. I guess for SAN, the question is, could it support daily flights? I’m still hoping for seasonal ...

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by PITexpress
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
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Views: 221853

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

And therein lies F9's main Problem. They do not have the mentality of Build it and they will come...more so...Build it and they better be there immediately or we are leaving. Very true, it's hard to grow awareness when your flight schedule changes so frequently. And I agree w Cush, people were awar...

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by PITexpress
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 221853

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Welp, F9's page says that PIT-SAN is now seasonal. Both it and PIT-MCO are stopping service on Jan 4th. Conversely, DEN and PBI are available up until the end of the booking window (currently Apr 29th). It doesn't seem like F9 is doing all that well at PIT compared to say CLE. Which is a shame beca...

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by PITexpress
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
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Views: 221853

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I think the major issue with Pitt International flights is ..... how badly do those airlines want to fly out of that airport? Pitt gives some of those airlines some REALLY nice incentives that other airports like Cleveland, St Louis, and other airports arent willing to shell out. I think you’re rig...

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by PITexpress
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 221853

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I am very worried about the future state of our international flights.... I can easily see Wow going under (or canceling most US destinations) soon, which would leave us with nothing at the moment. If Condor decides to drop us as well, then we are back in the same boat we were in before (1 flight)....

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by PITexpress
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 221853

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

My hope is that the SEA route works out well. Excited to see what those LF's look like over the Winter and throughout 2019. I agree with you...PDX Seasonal would be my best guess. I got the sense that many of the pax on the PIT-SEA flight booked from the SEA end which was cool to see, especially si...

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by PITexpress
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
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Views: 221853

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Took Alaska to SEA last week and it was a pretty full flight. First time flying Alaska and it was quite nice. Any thoughts on if they might eventually expand from PIT? I doubt SFO would work, but how about a summer seasonal flight to PDX?

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by PITexpress
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
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Views: 221853

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Big reason why RDUCDG and INDCDG are year-round. DL doesn't even have a SkyClub here. Was there talk back after the Paris flight started of DL opening a SkyClub in PIT? I vaguely seem to recall that they were considering it but were put off the cost. Condor extended PIT!!! Late May to mid-Sept flig...

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by PITexpress
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 221853

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

BA is such a bigger gain for PIT than DL to CDG. Year round service, potential to add frequency and upgauge equipment... But couldn’t DL have made those changes too? Not that it was likely, but it was at least possible. I see the main benefit with LHR over CDG was that London is a bigger destinatio...

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by PITexpress
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
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Views: 221853

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

But since Trego somehow keeps winning the contracts for all of the new airlines, I don’t see anything happening anytime soon. I wonder if this is all about money in the end. Are they the cheapest? Related note, I looked out of the window of my AS flight and guess who the baggage handlers were? Treg...

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by PITexpress
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 221853

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

The majority of passengers that I’ve seen on the inbound flights from CDG and KEF were Pittsburgh-area residents. Although for the CDG flight, there were usually between 20-50 people in the non-US citizens line... My observations were similar, with the addition that a few people I sat near said the...

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by PITexpress
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 221853

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Unfortunately Condor's current schedule for next summer appears to look less and less like only a placeholder, and more set in stone as time goes on. The ACAA route map confirms the date Condor resumes next summer, which is only for a very short season like the first year. I too feel that Condor is...

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by PITexpress
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 221853

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

On the subject of DL, I just got a call from a representative of theirs responding to an email I sent weeks ago expressing my dismay at PIT-CDG being cancelled. My message will be passed on to 'network planning.' Sounds cool, but doubt it will do any good. Regardless, I agree that the ACAA should be...

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by PITexpress
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 221853

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Here's the link to that article. Surprised how many articles WESA's site has on the airport. http://www.wesa.fm/post/immigrants-make-fraction-pittsburghs-population-economic-contribution-adds ...Dublin could be next, but "we'd love to get London secured, started, successful before we bring in a...

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by PITexpress
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAB New Air Service Announcement 9/12
Replies: 82
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Re: DAB New Air Service Announcement 9/12

They gave incentives and landed BA. Great. Delta said get lost...CDG gone. Have to be careful with incentives and new service. Not that clear. What if DAB had an existing flight to another Canadian city? YUL in for instance. Would that mean they shouldn't try for YYZ, presuming that YYZ is the #1 d...

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by PITexpress
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 221853

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I'd be really curious to learn if Cassotis thought PIT could handle four TATL carriers side-by-side or they went into paying BA knowing the risk of losing DL service which had stood on its own for years. I agree, what isn't said was if the ACAA was expecting all four flights to co-exist. It sounds ...

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by PITexpress
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 221853

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

The Great A.NET Caper of 2018 will surely go down as the EI DUB new route announcement of 2018! The Thread stating it would be MSP and YUL has been deleted and I can find nothing on Aer Lingus website or anywhere...the mystery continues Quite the eventful day on the forums. The endless discussion o...

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by PITexpress
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 221853

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

https://iconsofinfrastructure.com/pitts ... -underway/

Not much new to see here, aside from a few comments about airlines in C/D switching gates.
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I don't think this was posted yet, but Brett Snyder of Cranky fame wrote an article about the airport's modernization.
https://iconsofinfrastructure.com/pitts ... -underway/

Not much new to see here, aside from a few comments about airlines in C/D switching gates.

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by PITexpress
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 221853

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flyPIT wrote:
The PITtransformed website has been transformed:
http://www.pittransformed.com


Cool looking website, though maybe A380 visual isn't the most appropriate?

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by PITexpress
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
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FlyPIT, I did calculate that info from the seating chart and availablility. I think the flight will do well as looking at loads right now, it seems to be doing way better than I could’ve imagined. The only thing I’m worried about for this flight is how it’ll do in the winter. I wouldn’t be surprise...

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by PITexpress
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 221853

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

AaronPGH wrote:
Surprised to see that my UA1744 PIT-IAD flight on Sunday, 9/23 is on a 739. That's a pretty hefty upgauge, right?


It started earlier this year, if I'm not mistaken. Mainline to EWR and IAD.

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by PITexpress
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
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Views: 221853

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

LOL, this is what I love about a.net. Do you think the DCED waves a magic wand and money magically appears in their bank account? Fact is, all funds have a source, and in this case, the source is primairly the city’s gaming tax revenues. To say that this money would have gone to the taxpayers if it...

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by PITexpress
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 221853

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Yes, WOW isn't the most reliable in the world, but my trips are generally a few days and if something gets screwed up, I can adjust. I haven't been able to justify PIT-CDG for well over a year now, and I have to wonder if maybe I'm not the only one. Oddly enough, when I was traveling to Europe over...

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by PITexpress
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending PIT-CDG
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Re: Delta ending PIT-CDG

I agree. There is no question that (between DL and BA), BA’s LHR option was the sexier pick because 1) It is year round, 2) It is to LHR over CDG (more OD), and 3) taps into the legacy US/AA frequent flyer base. So of couse between the two, PIT would prefer BA. However, the next two years will not ...

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by PITexpress
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 221853

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Ms. Cassotis' job is to entice airlines to either expand existing service or start new service from PIT. I think She has done a hell of a job in doing this, the axing of CDG and blowing funds on two PVG flights notwithstanding. Who is to say she/ACAA can't offer subsidies to other airlines who do n...

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by PITexpress
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
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Views: 221853

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Fact is the PIT-CDG wasn't performing that well yield wise (hence the upgrade to the 767), and BA is being subsidized which is hard to compete with so you can't really blame DL on that one. I don't see DL wanting to start PIT-LAX/SEA/CVG/RDU unless it is necessary to bolster one of those stations o...

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by PITexpress
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I wonder if there will be any reactions from DE/WW.

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by PITexpress
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
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Views: 221853

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

That's quite unsettling. A downgrade? Less than daily? I think there's a lot DL could have tried. It is unfortunate they aren't trying. http://www.flypittsburgh.com/newsroom/blog/delta-ends-paris-route-as-pittsburgh-market-heats “Delta remains an incredibly important partner,” Cassotis said. “Whethe...

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by PITexpress
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Looks like G4 is bringing back PIT-AUS/MSY in March, 2x weekly each. The airport wiki updated these flights as seasonal, (same with MSY on WN) so I was wondering... On that subject, who actually updates the wiki? not sure if this is proper thread, but Southern Airways Express, in addition to new Am...

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by PITexpress
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
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Views: 221853

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

This would be as good a time as any for DL to give PIT-LAX a try. Maybe they're waiting for the A220s, which would be ideal at a double daily frequency. I've long thought one of the problems with PIT-LAX is that whoever runs that route needs to run it twice daily (morning and evening), and 2X 320/7...

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by PITexpress
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
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Good point. Despite what I said, I'm not either. Because this is F9 that we are talking about. I still see these adds as being less about PIT, and more about general route expansion. Both of these routes to PIT were added in addition other nearby cities. It was an expansion from SAN and from PBI, a...

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by PITexpress
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
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Anyone know how loads have been on PIT-SLC thus far? I'm hoping to hear the flight is off to a good start. Also, is there an easy way to look up these numbers myself or is it not publicly available data? Not that this is totally conclusive, but I looked at a couple of flights going out and they wer...

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by PITexpress
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Can't speak for London but the last KEF flight I helped, there were quite a few passengers from CDG and other parts of France or Europe that chose WW over the DL nonstop. Ironically, it was DL that day who had the higher inbound load factor. It just proves that each carrier could coexist since ther...

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by PITexpress
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

If BA offers flights on the premium days for business travel, (Sun, Mon, Wed, Fri, say), then fellow-IAG subsidiary EI could offer bargain flights via DUB on Tue, Thurs, Sat. giving the One World alliance daily service at PIT. If EI used a smaller, narrow-body plane, BA and EI wouldn't then be comp...

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by PITexpress
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
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For the first 2 months that I helped the CDG flight, loads for the arriving flights were very spotty... around 40-60%. But since late June it seems like they've rebounded dramatically. The last few flights I've worked have been at least 80% full, including a few that were sold out. The CDG flight s...

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by PITexpress
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
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Views: 221853

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

From PIT's Twitter, China Daily had an article on the Pgh flight: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201808/06/WS5b6862e6a3100d951b8c8e68.html The nonstop air link is operated by China Eastern Airlines on a seasonal basis and will features two round-trip flights between Pittsburgh and Shanghai Hongqiao ...

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by PITexpress
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Looks like AA is the first to blink on the competitive PIT-BOS route. Being completely cut in January. PIT-RDU is also being reduced to less than daily. *Paging Delta Air Lines* Too much for AA with competition from B6 and DL both are BOS hub/Focus cities. IMO, AA will drop all non hub flying route...

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by PITexpress
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

flyPIT, Runway28L and PITExpress, you all make good points. Regarding the 773, I too agree that the plane might be too ambitious to use on an unproven market. While I do love seeing it land at PIT, I also think a 787 would have been sufficient (see BA in AUS) .... Perhaps we'd be looking at a load ...

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by PITexpress
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
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Views: 221853

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Maybe I'm being a little too critical, but a 30 percent load factor is not exactly what I would consider encouraging. Then again, those hundred or so bookings did occur within a very small time frame relatively speaking. Still, you figure within that same time frame they were able to fill the fligh...

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by PITexpress
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
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It isn't just Megabus that has an effect on a potential PIT-PHL air travel market; Greyhound doesn't exactly cost an arm and a leg and some trips are a straight shot up the turnpike with no stops in Harrisburg and/or State College (in the case of Megabus), but they do typically get a meal stop alon...

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by PITexpress
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
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https://crankyflier.com/2018/07/30/foll ... on-flight/
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Also, Cranky Flier posted an article about BA's history in Pittsburgh.

https://crankyflier.com/2018/07/30/foll ... on-flight/

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by PITexpress
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
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The flights are being guaranteed with incentives totaling $910,000, a figure that’s split between Pittsburgh International ($560,000), the VisitPittsburgh tourism arm ($300,0000 and the non-profit Idea Foundry economic development group ($50,000). The incentive package, Cassotis says, is earmarked ...

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by PITexpress
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
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I can see why AA operated a B752 on the route last summer. It was completely full when I took it last summer. Kinda disappointed that they didn’t bring it back this year. Looked like that plane operated PHL to Shannon, Ireland. While nice to have for an hour, it was very outdated on the inside, sti...

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by PITexpress
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
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Views: 221853

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WN hasn't exactly made PHL a priority station in recent years; as much as I'd like to see 2x daily between PIT-PHL work, it's going to be daunting seeing how AA is entrenched at PHL. The other issue with someone new entering the PIT-New York market is how LGA is slot restricted and gaining gates at...

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