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by PITexpress
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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Views: 304828

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Delta28L wrote:
Cheapest ticket I saw was $2,400 while the most was $7,400 for today’s flight for nonstop


When I was playing around with European fares a few months ago with all those crazy sales, I saw a ~$500 r/t to MAD via LHR on BA. Long gone, it seems.

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by PITexpress
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 304828

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Probably to avoid the disasters of last summer since the ground handling last year sent the planes out late everyday due to understaffing. Rumor has it that WFS doesn’t have enough ground personnel to handle the BA flight this year. That and they won't be trying to service three "international...

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by PITexpress
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 304828

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I'm convinced, absolutely convinced, that with a bit of creative help with advertising someone could offer a shuttle service from an Eastern suburb in CLE to PIT airport and back to time with BA. Would be even better if they somehow offered parking, and we've got plenty of malls with spare parking ...

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by PITexpress
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 304828

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Been doing summer flight research for myself and a few artists, and I'm noticing that Condor no longer shows up in Google Flights search results. I have to look at Expedia to find them. Pretty concerning, as most everyone I know is using Google Flights these days. You wouldn't even know these non-s...

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by PITexpress
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 304828

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Would NK ever do an itinerary like Florida - LBE - PIT - Florida? I'm guessing no, but I wonder if pax would go for that. One-stop in LBE on your way from PIT to MYR, for example? How about NK adds a afternoon flight to PHX?? All of that aside, I would love to see them add PHL or something in the NY...

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by PITexpress
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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Views: 304828

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Thought this was rather interesting. According to this Trib article, they're looking to hit their 2 millionth passenger served this month. https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/arnold-palmer-airport-eyes-2-millionth-passenger-gets-extra-south-carolina-flights/ I wonder what additional routes woul...

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by PITexpress
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 304828

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Condor has never showed up on Google flights from Pittsburgh, it works for new Orleans and Baltimore but not Pittsburgh. Super weird. What's the issue here?[/quote] Good question. I thought it has, but can't recall if I used Google to find it. But I'm not sure that many Pittsburghers know that Goog...

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by PITexpress
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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Views: 304828

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

With WN now having 30+ planes out of service, it’s quite possible that several routes out of PIT might see service reductions. We’ll have to see. Bring back the 733/735's! There's your solution!! :lol: " Traffic Relief in Sight for Parkway West? " https://blueskypit.com/2019/03/11/traffic...

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by PITexpress
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 304828

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

But one thing I did just notice in the rendering you linked is glass jetways. Same in this rendering: http://pittransformed.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/PIT_TMP_ConceptRender_Approach.jpg I hope that does become a reality. Oh yeah, I noticed that too and forgot to mention it. Somehow I doubt they...

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by PITexpress
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 304828

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

http://pittransformed.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/PIT_TMP_ConceptRender_Aerial_header.jpg Out of sheer curiosity, I zoomed in on one of the renderings of the new airport. Not that these are hints of anything, but it's interesting to see what's there: - a small rectangular building coming off to t...

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by PITexpress
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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Views: 304828

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Chopping those ends off of A and B are one of the parts of this project that I most strongly disagree with, especially A. A case could be made that the end of B is in such bad shape after being mothballed for so long that the cost to fix and upgrade it simply may not be worth it. Most of the utilit...

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by PITexpress
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 304828

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Stupid question, but what are they trying to illustrate with the jets sitting on the ends of A and B where the concourses used to extend out further? Maybe that "capacity won't decrease?" Maybe they did it for not real reason other than mapping the current footprint of the building. There...

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by PITexpress
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT remodeling airport
Replies: 112
Views: 16542

Re: PIT remodeling airport

That article says nothing at all about the cost of the current design. It talks about a budget but that’s very different. Yes, it does: The budget for the new terminal project was estimated at $1.1 billion in 2017. Airport officials said they expect a more accurate and increased budget estimate onc...

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by PITexpress
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT remodeling airport
Replies: 112
Views: 16542

Re: PIT remodeling airport

It’s already funded???? So what’s the cost of this design? I’m watching this from afar but I don’t believe the costs have been real transparent in this process probably because they’ve not been determined. Check out this for the answers! https://blueskypit.com/2019/02/20/whos-paying-for-pits-new-te...

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by PITexpress
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 304828

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Nice little article on Southern's partnership with Condor. It also mentions they're trying to get an agreement in place with BA. Really cool, that seems like such a sensible thing to do. Cranky had an article last week about Southern buying Mokulele. Included are a few interesting tidbits about Sou...

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by PITexpress
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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Views: 304828

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

ncflyer wrote:
Maybe Moxie is the only hope.


Here's hoping they can shake up the industry dynamic a little bit to the advantage of mid sized non-hubbed cities.

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by PITexpress
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 304828

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

1. Really surprised to see F9 jump way up on SAN. Same with NK on LAX. 2. SLC with yet another great month. I don't think the inbound or outbound has dipped below 87% yet. 3. SFO and SEA seemed to do better than they did the prior month. Solid numbers for both. I'd think it pretty obvious that some...

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by PITexpress
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 304828

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Maybe there isn't anything different. Would G4 use this as an opportunity to try out two different things with two very similar markets and see how they do?

I certainly didn't see this coming!

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by PITexpress
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 304828

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Who knows, maybe that can be corrected if DE does well enough this summer and adds more capacity. If nothing else happens on the TATL side this year, there could be a strong opportunity for DE to expand. Agreed, this is probably their best opportunity to capitalize, with the high fares/surcharges t...

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by PITexpress
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 304828

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Very cool, thanks for sharing!

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by PITexpress
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 304828

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

WFS received the BA contract over TDA, have to say it’s a mild surprise but hopefully will be better for the BA experience at PIT. Sounds like BA did some due diligence. Finally! I'd hate to have the BA departures all screwed up too thanks to TDA. Maybe Condor will switch? Who is WFS? What does tha...

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by PITexpress
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 304828

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Condor has a great opportunity now to expand their season even more and fly at least 3x weekly or more now that the only competition is BA currently at 4x weekly. My guess is that they will stick with 2x weekly for 2019, but with WW and DL out of the way, loads may increase enough to warrant 3x for...

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by PITexpress
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 304828

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

That's a good point and I really don't know. As for your friend's $650 r/t was that just to CDG or CDG and beyond? I know some of the PIT-CDG-XYZ fares came down when Condor and Wow Air came in but I don't ever recall PIT-CDG-PIT coming down that much. It was just PIT-CDG for $650 ($550 for basic e...

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by PITexpress
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 304828

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Take a look at DL's IND-CDG flight. I see round trips in April for $575 (IIRC they never offered fares that low from PIT). Probably because there are lots of empty seats so they are trying to stimulate demand to fill those seats. Do you think it has anything to do with that unique incentive program...

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by PITexpress
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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WOW. BA must be insane. There are a few days that are 500/ow per person, but the usual itinerary is about $3-4k for two people. No thanks. I will stay loyal to UA and EWR/IAD for much less. I tried to get one of those cheap BA fares to LHR. However, they were 100 GBP (~$128) each way and they were ...

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by PITexpress
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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Views: 304828

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I agree that F9 wouldn't be advertising in the programs from the Benedum. The clientele is more/less the opposite of who F9 is trying to attract. Someone willing to spend $200-500 per ticket to the Benedum is likely not flying F9/NK/G4 when they travel. Chances are they fly a legacy carrier and hol...

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by PITexpress
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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Views: 304828

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I think that the average Pittsburgher will not have heard of Via, nor will they be looking for flights on Via. While that may not help fill their flights, the flip side is that many passengers won’t be aware of the bad reputation (without doing some research). Here’s hoping it works out and that ACA...

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by PITexpress
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VC Announces BHM & PIT Focus Cities, Adds BDL, MEM
Replies: 26
Views: 4178

Re: VC Announces BHM & PIT Focus Cities, Adds BDL, MEM

klm617 wrote:
And PIT still hasn't learned it's lesson. I wonder how much money this dysfunctional carrier has cheated the tax payers of Pennsylvania out of.


They don't use taxpayer money.

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by PITexpress
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 304828

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

The article from the PG https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2019/01/09/Via-Airlines-Pittsburgh-International-Airport-Memphis-Birmingham-Austin-Hartford/stories/201901090107 Via Airlines will fly to Memphis, Tenn.; Hartford, Conn.; Austin, Texas, and Birmingham, Ala. from the airport in...

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by PITexpress
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 304828

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Disappointed about the lack of the Sun Country add. Also saw that F9 is expanding in MCO, makes that drop seem even worse.

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by PITexpress
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
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FlightAware is incorrect. It was a B739 for most of December and the first week of January. I even photographed More to Love and a regular colors one on 1/1 and 1/5. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/AS198 The B73G has only visited PIT a single time and it was a last-minute swap for a B738...

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by PITexpress
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 221853

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Looks like United refreshed their gates in the past month, unless I'm crazy? Nice deep blues on the end walls with a big logo mark in the center. Minor but effective. Makes the Southwest side of A look tired in comparison. Would be nice. Walking down D last week, I noticed a bunch of gates were blo...

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by PITexpress
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
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Since the AGC flights are technically charter, they don't require TSA???? Someone correct me if i am wrong, but if the flight is between two non-commercial airports (meaning no connections) and is below a certain passenger count, then they don't need TSA. I could be totally wrong here, but i think ...

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by PITexpress
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Skewered By Local Media Over Incentives
Replies: 50
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Re: PIT Skewered By Local Media Over Incentives

If they are going to spend any "Seed" money it needs to be geared to a startup, an ULCC or a regional that could potentially make PIT a small HUB. Everything else is a fools game of chasing passengers that doesn't exist. Why? The success of such an endeavor is highly unlikely, look at One...

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by PITexpress
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 221853

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On the subject of PIT-Flordia, I flew down to Orlando over the weekend (F9 to MCO and G4 from SFB). Both flights were full. I overheard many people expressing shock and confusion that F9 was canceling this service. My flight down to MCO was full and other people mentioned that this flight was "...

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by PITexpress
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
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Still, I'm surprised they did switch back to AA for this one-off, considering the way they've treated Pittsburgh in general like an afterthought. What I found surprising is that they got a 763 instead of the A332/333 they'd usually get dating back to US days. Wasn't it AA and not the Steelers that ...

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by PITexpress
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
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Does anyone know how F9 is doing on PHL-CLT? If they can make that work, then I wonder if they or anyone else would consider a similar schedule for PIT-PHL. When WN operated PIT-PHL they did so with 7x daily flights. When they pulled the plug they were down to 3x daily which is still pretty good fr...

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by PITexpress
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
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It's amazing how many people try to convince themselves that the public, JUST the public only , is funding the new terminal and NOT the airlines, tenants, or natural gas revenue. It’s likely incomprehensible that any money would come from any source other than the beleaguered tax payer... " Li...

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by PITexpress
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
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Views: 221853

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AaronPGH wrote:
You have to remember that the press knows even less than he does. Once someone establishes themselves as an expert on a topic, they are the easy go-to for these folks.


If only we could get the press to submit their questions to this forum... but alas, we're no 'experts' like Boyd is.

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by PITexpress
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
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Views: 221853

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Jshank83 wrote:
People always interview Boyd (in many cities) and he is wrong a lot. I don't get why they keep going back to him.


Such a media darling apparently.

Nevertheless, the PG article was nice, it comments on a lot of the latest issues: OneJet, Wow, Frontier, etc.

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by PITexpress
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 221853

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New article on the airport in the Post Gazette. https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2018/12/05/Setbacks-don-t-rattle-airport-CEO-pittsburgh-international-airport-christina-cassotis-delta-air-lines-one-jet-frontier-wow-air/stories/201812050103 The one and only Michael Boyd is back too!!...

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by PITexpress
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 221853

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If you want to argue that BA/LHR is a more desirable location, then yes the numbers agree with that argument. If anything, that is what the subsidy is achieving. But the year round service argument doesn’t hold weight, until if and when BA decides to fly in the winter (post subsidy). Agreed. The tw...

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by PITexpress
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 221853

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https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... er-454008/
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From the other thread, looks like the Iceland Air deal for Wow is off...
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... er-454008/

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by PITexpress
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 221853

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Do we really want DE to charge the same rock bottom TATL prices that WW had? The whole problem was that WW wasn't charging enough to actually make money. It cost them more to fly the plane than what they were charging passengers. Also I agree I'll take 767 2x3x2 widebody layout any day over 3x3. Ag...

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by PITexpress
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 221853

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Let the existing routes mature and prove themselves without subsidies first before doling out more tax dollars...or better yet, let the market prove itself to attract new service WITHOUT tax dollars. Want to reiterate that the tax dollars weren't used for these subsidies. It's gambling revenues and...

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by PITexpress
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 221853

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Not sure if this is widely known, but when building what is now I-376 around the airport, the planners purposefully made the median between the traffic lanes to be wide enough to accommodate future light rail transit. There was also a proposal a number of years ago to double the size of the Ft. Pitt...

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by PITexpress
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 221853

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Continuing the West Busway as a shoulder lane on I-376 from Carnegie to the airport is an interesting concept, and could be explored even without HQ2. This would need a complete reconstruction of the I-376/PA22/30 and Montour Run interchanges to accommodate shoulders, and probably needs to be done ...

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by PITexpress
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
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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. Funny, I've felt that the worst plane I flew on w...

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by PITexpress
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
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https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/florida ... l-flights/
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I'm not really sure what NK's current service levels to Florida are, but PIT is mentioned in this article as part of the "Florida Gets Huge Spirit Expansion"

https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/florida ... l-flights/

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by PITexpress
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
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I'm looking beyond the Icelandic carriers and thinking FI at PIT would be a good thing for Condor. Just curious, why would that be a good thing for Condor? Interesting development on the whole. Sounds like the carriers will be kept separate, which I think is a smart move. So many people associate W...

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