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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:36 pm

Did anyone happen to catch the last AA MD80 into PIT yesterday?
 
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:39 pm

Looks like G-ZBJG will have the honor of operating the inaugural LHR flight.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/G-ZBJG

psumd80 wrote:
Did anyone happen to catch the last AA MD80 into PIT yesterday?

I wouldn’t be surprised if that was not the last MD80 sent by AA. They’ve been able to find their way in as equipment swaps numerous times this past winter, in addition to the scheduled flights they’ve operated.

The DFW-PIT route has seen a lot of equipment swaps just in general. I’ve caught a L-AA A319, L-AA A321, MD80, and B738 all sub in for the early afternoon L-US A319 several times this year.

Last month, we also had an MD80 sub in for a B738 on ORD-PIT which was very unusual.
 
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:36 pm

Heathrow's PIT cake:
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:49 pm

Runway28L wrote:
Looks like G-ZBJG will have the honor of operating the inaugural LHR flight.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/G-ZBJG

psumd80 wrote:
Did anyone happen to catch the last AA MD80 into PIT yesterday?

I wouldn’t be surprised if that was not the last MD80 sent by AA. They’ve been able to find their way in as equipment swaps numerous times this past winter, in addition to the scheduled flights they’ve operated.

The DFW-PIT route has seen a lot of equipment swaps just in general. I’ve caught a L-AA A319, L-AA A321, MD80, and B738 all sub in for the early afternoon L-US A319 several times this year.

Last month, we also had an MD80 sub in for a B738 on ORD-PIT which was very unusual.


We will probably continue to see a lot of subs until the 737 MAX situation gets sorted out and the schedule can get back to normal. DFW has a couple of 319s yesterday. Don’t mind seeing the MD80s on the ramp.
 
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:59 pm

Does anyone know if the BA flight will use the double bridge, since this the first flight in a while that has the ability to use them
 
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:12 pm

Gsasala wrote:
Does anyone know if the BA flight will use the double bridge, since this the first flight in a while that has the ability to use them

BA will be using C59.

DE will be moving to C60 when they start back up in May.
 
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:53 pm

Today is a great day to review the long and storied history of Pittsburgh-London service. Few people realize the first links were more than 50 years ago, involved 3 airlines that actually flew the route, at least one more that applied for the route, and involved several variations of same plane one-stop service, nonstop, LGW, LHR, 707, 747 classic, 744, 762, 763, L1011, A333, and now B787s.

The one thing that amazes me is that LHR has long been the preferred gateway to London. However for a 50+ year period nonstop PIT-LHR was unattainable due to bilateral restrictions (Bermuda/Bermuda II), differing airline alliances, application denials, route cancellations, etc. Until today.




TWA offered one stop same plane "direct" service TO Europe since before 1969. I'm not sure when this service began.

1969: TWA applies for nonstop PIT-London flights:
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2519&dat=19691217&id=3G5eAAAAIBAJ&sjid=VGENAAAAIBAJ&pg=636,6925512

1975:
CAB recommends TWA be granted PIT-London rights. TWA proposes daily nonstop 707 flights in the summer and 4x weekly in the winter:
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1144&dat=19750513&id=P-wjAAAAIBAJ&sjid=C1YEAAAAIBAJ&pg=1755,4941360

May 1981
TWA begins nonstop PIT-LGW flights 3x weekly with L-1011s. The other 4 days of the week are operated PIT-PHL-LHR. Service lasts only 5 months. Note the add says nonstop "everyday", but this was changed to nonstop 3x weekly before flights began.
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Oct 1981.
TWA ends PIT-LON service:
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1144&dat=19810801&id=P-IhAAAAIBAJ&sjid=GmEEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6587,9461

Within a couple years TWA's PIT-LGW authority was transferred to STL.

Mid-1980's
Allegheny County endorses Eastern Air Lines' bid for MIA-LGW flights with the notion that Eastern will apply for PIT-LGW as a subsequent US-LGW service.

May 1985:
British Airways begins daily year round one-stop service to LHR. Concorde promotional flight. Service is via PHL in the summer with L-1011s and via IAD in the winter with 747s.
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1986:
Pan Am applies to serve PIT-LGW daily with A310s. PIT lost out to DL/CVG and PI/CLT:
https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=mNhRAAAAIBAJ&sjid=T24DAAAAIBAJ&pg=5415,11244755&dq=pan+am+applies+for+pittsburgh+london&hl=en

1987:
TWA reinstates direct one-stop service to (but not from) LHR with B762s. For the summer of 1987 PIT-LHR is served 2x daily same plane "direct" between BA and TW, although still not nonstop.

1989:
BA inaugurates their first B744 route, LHR-PHL-PIT
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1991:
USAir applies to serve PIT-London Stansted (STN)

1993:
BA starts nonstop PIT-LGW service using USAir operated B762's painted in BA's Landor livery.

1995:
The BA/US marketing alliance ends; BA continues the PIT-LGW route with their own B763's
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1997:
BA's nonstop PIT-LGW flights continue, however over the winter BA switches back to one-stop 747 classic service via YUL, with full traffic rights on the YUL-PIT sector.
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1998:
US Airways applies to serve PIT-LGW with B762s

1999:
BA ends PIT-LGW flights:
http://old.post-gazette.com/businessnews/19990810british1.asp

Here are the LF's of BA's final 12 months at PIT:
Nov 1998 49%
Dec 1998 52%
Jan 1999 46%
Feb 1999 35%
March 1999 78%
April 1999 62%
May 1999 85%
June 1999 95%
July 1999 87%
Aug 1999 74%
Sept 1999 84%
Oct 1999 68%
I don't think those are too bad considering service was daily, used a B763, was without an alliance, and was to LGW where onward feed was minimal.

2000:
US Airways begins daily nonstop service to LGW using B762s.
Service is subsequently upgauged to A333s
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2004:
As part of US's hub pull down, PIT-LGW service ends

April 2019:
After a 20 year hiatus, BA starts PIT-LHR nonstop 4x weekly with BA 787s
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:24 pm

Interesting history, thanks. That $499 round trip in 1981 is about $1400 adjusted for inflation, so about the same as the fare today.

So now chance we’ll see a 747 back here?
 
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:38 pm

CaptainMidnight wrote:
So now chance we’ll see a 747 back here?

Sure, when summertime boomers shut down IAD.
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:37 pm

CaptainMidnight wrote:
Interesting history, thanks. That $499 round trip in 1981 is about $1400 adjusted for inflation, so about the same as the fare today.

So now chance we’ll see a 747 back here?


Cheapest ticket I saw was $2,400 while the most was $7,400 for today’s flight for nonstop
 
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:25 pm

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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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:54 pm

"The Allegheny County Airport Authority has received a $4 million grant and a $6 million loan from the state to help pay for a new development project near Pittsburgh International Airport.

In December, the airport authority announced it was opening up for development about 200 acres to the west of the airport terminal.

The Pittsburgh International Airport World Trade Center project will consist of more than 1 million square feet of commercial space and a 400-room hotel with convention space. It could create nearly 3,000 new jobs and is expected to cost more than $26 million.
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https://www.timesonline.com/news/20190402/state-funding-supports-airport-area-project
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:06 am

Runway28L wrote:
Looks like G-ZBJG will have the honor of operating the inaugural LHR flight.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/G-ZBJG

psumd80 wrote:
Did anyone happen to catch the last AA MD80 into PIT yesterday?

I wouldn’t be surprised if that was not the last MD80 sent by AA. They’ve been able to find their way in as equipment swaps numerous times this past winter, in addition to the scheduled flights they’ve operated.

The DFW-PIT route has seen a lot of equipment swaps just in general. I’ve caught a L-AA A319, L-AA A321, MD80, and B738 all sub in for the early afternoon L-US A319 several times this year.

Last month, we also had an MD80 sub in for a B738 on ORD-PIT which was very unusual.

Any pictures yet of the inaugural at PIT? I’ve been looking forward to seeing them today.
 
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:20 am

I have multiple shots of it from the ramp that I’ll post here in a little while. The airport will also have more up on their social media pages.
 
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Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:18 am

Enjoy! :)

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Incredible how whisper quiet the 787 is, even up close.
 
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Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:23 am

Awesome photos and I loved the LON history refresher. (I loved watching the BA 747's depart as a kid)

One question I have, for those at the airport, why am I seeing pictures on twitter of the BA flight showing at Baggage Claim F on landside? Are they not doing the archaic back hall way, separated train car thing any more and making passengers recheck their bags to landside? Or is the BA flight on Baggage Claim F monitor simply because that is where the after party was?
 
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:42 am

The airport has now posted more pictures up on their Flickr page.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pitairpor ... 57/in/feed

pgh234 wrote:
Awesome photos and I loved the LON history refresher. (I loved watching the BA 747's depart as a kid)

One question I have, for those at the airport, why am I seeing pictures on twitter of the BA flight showing at Baggage Claim F on landside? Are they not doing the archaic back hall way, separated train car thing any more and making passengers recheck their bags to landside? Or is the BA flight on Baggage Claim F monitor simply because that is where the after party was?


The afterparty was in the baggage claim area. All checked luggage was sent to Claim 2 down in customs.
 
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:16 am

Great pictures and the lighting was perfect! I enjoyed looking at some of the videos on Facebook on the airport’s site too. Looked like quite a few people out to watch the arrival.
 
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:39 am

Awww.... should have posted this earlier, but...
"THE BRITISH ARE COMING! THE BRITISH ARE COMING! BY AIR!!!

Seriously, I am stoked that BA has returned to the Burgh! I hope they are successful and hope they stick around!!
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:41 am

I'm trying to figure out the blue and orange livery on that plane parked next to the 787. Charter?
 
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:44 am

AaronPGH wrote:
I'm trying to figure out the blue and orange livery on that plane parked next to the 787. Charter?

Sunwing from PUJ. Came in just before BA did.
 
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:54 am

Very nice shots of the BA 788 arrival.
 
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Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:33 pm

I'm surprised how little local media coverage there was of the inaugural. No mention in either the P-G or T-R
WTAE did have some video:
https://www.wtae.com/article/first-nonstop-flight-from-london-arrives-at-pittsburgh-international-airport/27024697


"Tech connection? United expanding its service to San Francisco"
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2019/04/03/United-Airlines-San-Francisco-Pittsburgh-International-Airport/stories/201904030072
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:59 pm

Amazing photos, thanks for sharing! I got to see the plane from a distance as it was flying over the city. It's great to finally see a 787 here, such a nice ride.

I was also expecting more stories about this in the local media, but nothing. (Just the article in the PG about United and SFO) It's like all the excitement happened last year when this flight was announced.
 
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Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:28 pm

Runway28L wrote:
Enjoy! :)

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Incredible how whisper quiet the 787 is, even up close.


Great shots. Are you a ramp worker or did you get special access to the ramp?
 
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:45 pm

I would guess that local press did so much pre-coverage of the flight that there was nothing left to talk about yesterday.
 
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Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:23 pm

Runway28L.....great shot of the KC-135 flying above the 787. A contrast in generational intercontinental technology.
 
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Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:58 pm

Thanks everyone for the compliments. :smile:

Delta28L wrote:
Runway28L wrote:
Enjoy! :)

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Great shots. Are you a ramp worker or did you get special access to the ramp?

It was special access though connections, although that’s the most that I can disclose.

ConcourseZ wrote:
Runway28L.....great shot of the KC-135 flying above the 787. A contrast in generational intercontinental technology.

Just to put things into perspective... that tanker, 58-0074, was built in 1958 while G-ZBJG was built in 2014.

Couldn’t have asked for better timing. :bigthumbsup:
 
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:09 am

It appears the PIT-LHR leg has had on-time departures so far.
 
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:10 am

I'm not seeing the significance of the timing of when the tankee was built vs. when the 788 was built. If my math is correct, that's 66 years' difference...
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:21 am

Tonight we had a 911th AW C-17 and a 171st ARW KC-135 both doing pattern work together. Both aircraft came in between BA’s arrival and then headed north after a few touch-and-goes while disappearing off my phone, perhaps for a hookup. :scratchchin:

steeler83 wrote:
I'm not seeing the significance of the timing of when the tankee was built vs. when the 788 was built. If my math is correct, that's 66 years' difference...

Was referring to getting both in one shot, hence the perfect timing. My bad if it sounds confusing.
 
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:28 am

steeler83 wrote:
I'm not seeing the significance of the timing of when the tankee was built vs. when the 788 was built. If my math is correct, that's 66 years' difference...


Think of it this way. As mentioned a few days ago, the first direct PIT-LON flight was with a TWA 707 in the 1960’s. The 707 is a direct dirivative of the KC-135 in the pic. So it’s very cool to see the bloodline of PIT’s first scheduled “direct” Europe service fly past the B787 several facades later in 2019.
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:35 am

ConcourseZ wrote:
It appears the PIT-LHR leg has had on-time departures so far.



I believe the inaugural PIT-LHR pushed back 2 minutes late and tonight’s flight pushed back 4 minutes early. All things considered I would call this a surprise and successful considering other inaugural flights at PIT for widebodies ( China Eastern & Condor)
 
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:37 pm

flyPIT wrote:
steeler83 wrote:
I'm not seeing the significance of the timing of when the tankee was built vs. when the 788 was built. If my math is correct, that's 66 years' difference...


Think of it this way. As mentioned a few days ago, the first direct PIT-LON flight was with a TWA 707 in the 1960’s. The 707 is a direct dirivative of the KC-135 in the pic. So it’s very cool to see the bloodline of PIT’s first scheduled “direct” Europe service fly past the B787 several facades later in 2019.

Yeah, Runway28L I think hinted at that. That is pretty cool seeing both of those aircraft in the same shot. The 707 was cutting edge in its day, just as the 787 is cutting edge today.

So I have a question... I have a book on aviation (from 1994; the 777 was not mentioned in it) that said the first flight of the 707 was in 1954. Yet it didn't enter commercial service until 1959. Yet, this KC135 was built in 1958. What was the 707 used for in that 5 year period?
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:45 pm

The BA flights from LHR to PIT can be purchased for $701 r/t on most days I checked in the next two months. I'll be taking that flight to PIT on Tuesday.

Also a nice article about Fly Louie's AGC service:
https://airlinegeeks.com/2019/04/04/32442/
 
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:47 pm

The prototype 707, The Dash 80, indeed had its first flight in 1954. But it was also being used in testing for both the future 707 and KC-135 variants.

The KC-135’s first flight was in August 1956 and entered the USAF inventory in June 1957.

The 707’s first flight was in December 1957 and entered service with Pan Am in October 1958.
 
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:37 pm

tarmacphotos wrote:
The BA flights from LHR to PIT can be purchased for $701 r/t on most days I checked in the next two months. I'll be taking that flight to PIT on Tuesday.


Where are you finding these prices? Still seeing $1200+ here for June, which is when I'm trying to use it.
 
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:22 pm

tarmacphotos wrote:
Also a nice article about Fly Louie's AGC service:
https://airlinegeeks.com/2019/04/04/32442/

Not too encouraging that the only passenger on the HPN-AGC leg was the author, and the return flight only had one paying passenger.

I thought this was interesting:
"Although not technically part of the bustling and business-oriented Northeast Corridor, the decision to serve Pittsburgh was helped along by Fly Louie’s Chief Operating Officer Eytan Kurshan. A former JetBlue analyst and manager in route planning and revenue, Kurshan used his experience at JetBlue to steer Fly Louie in the direction of Pittsburgh."
.... yet JetBlue dropped JFK-PIT.
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:44 pm

I know it's early, but anyone know the load factors for the first two days of the BA flights?
 
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:45 pm

What is this flight for? http://flightaware.com/live/flight/id/D ... 753-2-0-25

DL8950 on a 757 from EWR. Arriving at 11:30PM tonight. Then an hour later it departs to CLT.

I guess it might be the New York Rangers charter as they play here tomorrow night but then the plane goes to DTW after departing CLT so I’m not sure.
 
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:51 pm

CaptainMidnight wrote:
What is this flight for? http://flightaware.com/live/flight/id/D ... 753-2-0-25

DL8950 on a 757 from EWR. Arriving at 11:30PM tonight. Then an hour later it departs to CLT.

I guess it might be the New York Rangers charter as they play here tomorrow night but then the plane goes to DTW after departing CLT so I’m not sure.

It was indeed the Rangers from EWR. The PIT-CLT leg was an empty reposition flight.

CLT-DTW is a charter for the Charlotte Hornets.
 
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:34 pm

AaronPGH wrote:
tarmacphotos wrote:
The BA flights from LHR to PIT can be purchased for $701 r/t on most days I checked in the next two months. I'll be taking that flight to PIT on Tuesday.


Where are you finding these prices? Still seeing $1200+ here for June, which is when I'm trying to use it.



AA website. Nothing under 500GBP for the month of June round trip from LHR-PIT staying 7 days. They even have 414GBP return on June 25 7 nights in PIT.
 
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:33 am

tarmacphotos wrote:
AaronPGH wrote:
tarmacphotos wrote:
The BA flights from LHR to PIT can be purchased for $701 r/t on most days I checked in the next two months. I'll be taking that flight to PIT on Tuesday.


Where are you finding these prices? Still seeing $1200+ here for June, which is when I'm trying to use it.



AA website. Nothing under 500GBP for the month of June round trip from LHR-PIT staying 7 days. They even have 414GBP return on June 25 7 nights in PIT.



Ahhh ok. We're looking for June 25ish returning July 30ish
 
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:45 pm

Another nice write-up in the UK media:
https://www.stylist.co.uk/travel/pittsburgh-city-guide-best-things-to-see-do/258661



Has there been misuse of aviation related state grants to PA's airports? And only the ACAA would be affected?

"House speaker Turzai wants more state influence on the airport authority board "
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2019/04/06/Turzai-airport-authority-Pittsburgh-International-Fitzgerald-Peduto/stories/201904060030

I agree with Mr. Pedutohead:
"“Interesting. As the Allegheny County Airport prepares to spend $1.2 billion, new legislation is created to change its Board, by adding 5 state appointed Members. It would only affect Allegheny County Airport. Interesting,” he tweeted."
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:52 pm

I have a flight next month that gets in just before the LHR flight. Is there anywhere you all would suggest for spotting it as it lands and pulls up? Or is that something that is hard to predict due to runways changing?
 
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:09 pm

AaronPGH wrote:
I have a flight next month that gets in just before the LHR flight. Is there anywhere you all would suggest for spotting it as it lands and pulls up? Or is that something that is hard to predict due to runways changing?

All of the windows at the end of C are opaque, so unfortunately it’s not possible to see it pull into the gate from there.

Best bet to see it IMO would be the first few AA gates on the even side of B.
 
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:50 pm

Delta will be operating 5 of their PIT-ATL flights with the B739 starting in Sept, 3 more than they currently operate. 3 of the 4 PIT-MSP flights will be mainline, which IIRC is 1 more than that time last year. PIT-LGA will remain 8x daily with all CR9s or E175s.


Runway28L wrote:
AaronPGH wrote:
I have a flight next month that gets in just before the LHR flight. Is there anywhere you all would suggest for spotting it as it lands and pulls up? Or is that something that is hard to predict due to runways changing?

All of the windows at the end of C are opaque, so unfortunately it’s not possible to see it pull into the gate from there.


They are not all opaque; the ones at the very end are clear and offer a close up of C61. Here's an example:
Image

However, I don't remember how much of the C59 stand is visible from here.
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:43 pm

flyPIT wrote:
Delta will be operating 5 of their PIT-ATL flights with the B739 starting in Sept, 3 more than they currently operate. 3 of the 4 PIT-MSP flights will be mainline, which IIRC is 1 more than that time last year. PIT-LGA will remain 8x daily with all CR9s or E175s.


Runway28L wrote:
AaronPGH wrote:
I have a flight next month that gets in just before the LHR flight. Is there anywhere you all would suggest for spotting it as it lands and pulls up? Or is that something that is hard to predict due to runways changing?

All of the windows at the end of C are opaque, so unfortunately it’s not possible to see it pull into the gate from there.


They are not all opaque; the ones at the very end are clear and offer a close up of C61. Here's an example:
Image

However, I don't remember how much of the C59 stand is visible from here.

My bad. I forgot to include that specific part. I think you could get the tail of BA from there but I’m not entirely sure. The angle might be too great.

If they happened to be using the 10s, then BA would likely taxi past Concourse D then C, and go by those set of windows first before pulling into 59.

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