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by Cush
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: You Ever Shot A Bird Later Involved In An Accident
Replies: 48
Views: 9711

Re: You Ever Shot A Bird Later Involved In An Accident

I snapped quite a few photos of futured doomed aircraft (Egypt Air Boeing 767, Alaska Airlines MD-80, US Air Express Beech 1900, etc). The oddest thing was while I was shooting the Egypt Air 767 (SU-GAP). I was in LAX at Tom Bradley Int'l Terminal snapping photos when I saw the Egypt Air flight. I t...

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by Cush
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Finances
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: Airline Finances

Here is my honest input regarding your question from someone who has worked in the airline industry, as well as many others. Don't expect that once you have a degree in finance that you will start applying to various airlines and have a plethora of options to choose from. Typically, if you want to w...

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by Cush
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ukrainian International JFK-KBP
Replies: 7
Views: 793

Re: Ukrainian International JFK-KBP

I flew from JFK-KBP-DME and DME-KBP-JFK back in 2014 when the tension between Russia and Ukraine was beginning. Honestly, you get what you pay for on UIA. As you see, the tickets are dirt cheap, and in turn, the product you get is dirt cheap as well. I am a skinny 6 foot tall man, and the seat barel...

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by Cush
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018
Replies: 125
Views: 12345

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

Of the 20 finalist cities, PIT has the second lowest level of air service behind CMH. PIT is slightly busier than IND but considering IND has twice the service to SEA and SFO as PIT I would give IND airport the edge as far as Amazon is concerned. But all in all I don't think it hinders Pittsburgh's...

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by Cush
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: To the Oil Rigs of Iraq and Oman! on IA, EK and AF
Replies: 6
Views: 3315

Re: To the Oil Rigs of Iraq and Oman! on IA, EK and AF

I love your reports! I wish I had a job like yours. Keep them coming and safe travels!

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by Cush
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: EK 235 (DXB -> ORD) - A fake smile, doesn't go a long way
Replies: 11
Views: 5864

Re: EK 235 (DXB -> ORD) - A fake smile, doesn't go a long way

I don't understand what was so "bad" about your trip? It sounds like a very good flight with the exception of a moody FA. There is nothing you mentioned that would deem this "bad"... Maybe you just need more realistic expectations and not your millennial emotions. lol.

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by Cush
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018
Replies: 125
Views: 12345

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

As a taxpayer I would certainly hope there aren’t cbp professionals waiting around for the phone to ring once in an eon when an a380 lands in PIT. It’s an extraordinary circumstance and no business or entity can bear the cost of being prepared just in case the black swan floats by. This storm was f...

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by Cush
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018
Replies: 125
Views: 12345

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

An Emerites A380 from Dubai landed at PIT this evening. Here is a link on FlightAware: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAE5KP/history/20180104/1100Z/OMDB/KPIT It looks like it was to IAD, tried to divert to NYC, and settled on PIT. I hope someone got photos. Where did they park? Are we A380 cap...

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by Cush
Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Important Question: Ticketing from Domestic US flight to International Flight
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Important Question: Ticketing from Domestic US flight to International Flight

I have a question for you fellow A.netters, and would like to get some opinions. Prior to the past two years, I was flying abroad (to/from Europe) a few times a year, but since then, my trips have only been domestic. My wife left this morning to fly from Pittsburgh to JFK, and then onward to Russia....

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by Cush
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146314

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

UPS Airlines once served PIT-AUA regularly. I remember those flights on the 727QC. I was supposed to be on one from PIT-AUA back in 2000 (approx), but it was subbed out to a Pan Am 727. I remember being in shock about how much leg room we had on that bird! Man how i miss those 727 charters. Also, t...

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by Cush
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146314

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Looks like major problems at HNA group. This is the organization that was committing to China-PIT charters so it does not bode well: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1380457 I had a gut feeling about this flight long ago... Possibly once HNA gets its affairs in order, we might...

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by Cush
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146314

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

It will be interesting how they deal with only having 4 int'l gates for a few years while construction is underway, unless they make modifications to C53 and even C51 beforehand: http://pittransformed.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/PITTransformed_Industry_Day.pdf Page 49 & 50. I hate hate hate ...

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by Cush
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146314

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

After reading the article on the announcement of Sarasota/Bradenton, I'm rather intrigued by Elite Air's remarks that they could be interested in serving more markets out of PIT. OneJet is essentially doing the same thing and have already added a slew of flights to a handful of such destinations (I...

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by Cush
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146314

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

AA did upgauge the last LGA to a 175, but it certainly hasn't been mainline. I work the Eagle bagroom and I've worked an 8:30 departure all month. Yea, AA is a connecting option for me when coming back from Europe, but here is the problem.... The AA / One World flights arrive into JFK, and then I a...

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by Cush
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146314

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

AA did upgauge the last LGA to a 175, but it certainly hasn't been mainline. I work the Eagle bagroom and I've worked an 8:30 departure all month. Yea, AA is a connecting option for me when coming back from Europe, but here is the problem.... The AA / One World flights arrive into JFK, and then I a...

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by Cush
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146314

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

https://www.google.com/flights/#search;f=PIT;t=KZN,2F2,2J7;d=2017-12-22;r=2018-01-02;sel=PITJFK0AA3815-JFKHEL0AY6-HELKZN1AY721,KZNHEL0AY722-HELJFK0AY5-JFKDCA0AA4527-DCAPIT0AA4498 Don't know what your dates are but here's PIT-KZN for ~$1500. Thanks Pitflier! Yea, there are cheaper prices other dates...

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by Cush
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146314

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

I know i posted the link to the Montreal flights, but i didn't have a chance to post my thoughts on it. =) This is great, because as another user mentioned, it's slightly above comfortable driving times. I totally agree. My wife and I have had Montreal on our "want to visit" list, but the ...

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by Cush
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146314

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transp ... 1711290114
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Looks like PIT is getting nonstop service to Montreal! This was a surprise to see.

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transp ... 1711290114

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by Cush
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Hover over of airline and airport codes?
Replies: 13
Views: 3947

Re: Hover over of airline and airport codes?

And people wonder why this site keeps dying and dying... Ugh... It's a reasonable update that shouldn't take a "decent" developer long to complete at all. This is coming from someone who does it for a living.

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by Cush
Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR Christmas ad
Replies: 33
Views: 4186

Re: LHR Christmas ad

cwa2toa wrote:
That made tears fall down my cheeks. Thank you for the link. It is a wonderful commercial.


Same here, and i rarely ever cry. What a great commercial!

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by Cush
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146314

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

CaptainMidnight wrote:
Any chance DL competes on the SEA route? I would think so if PIT would win the Amazon bid, not sure about now though


100% They would compete if we won the bid. No questions asked! But for now, since there is a subsidy, it is only Alaska that is willing to take the risk, or lack thereof.

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by Cush
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146314

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Don't forget aside from this hyped China flight, we are still waiting on that South American carrier (i.e. COPA). Lots of "When's" going on at the moment.... But with all of this potential, why are they still planning on right sizing the terminal? What IF someone like Alaska decided to inc...

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by Cush
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146314

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Lemieux wrote:
Am I the only one that's surprised CUN hasn't taken that much of a dip with all of the recent news surrounding violence in the area? Believe me I'm ecstatic that PIT-CUN has another airline on it, but I'm surprised.


What's going on in CUN? I am going there next month. Anything to share?

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by Cush
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hopping across Eurasia: Azerbaijan and Georgia with AZALjet
Replies: 11
Views: 4127

Re: Hopping across Eurasia: Azerbaijan and Georgia with AZALjet

Great trip report! I was able to experience Baku Airport this past January and it blew me away! I couldn't believe how nice and modern it was. Wow! I brag about it to everyone that i meet. I should be flying through here again next month on my trip back to Kazan, Russia.

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by Cush
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146314

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Honestly, you couldn't pay me enough to fly NK under any circumstances (sorry, too loyal to WN, especially since WN flies to most of the same destinations as NK). Spirit has a decent operation. Young new aircraft. Cheap prices. Happy young crew that enjoys flying.... I chose Spirit without question.

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by Cush
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Safest Year in Aviation History?
Replies: 48
Views: 9610

Re: Safest Year in Aviation History?

Honestly, I was having the exact same thoughts the other day as well... I remember growing up that there was usually 1 major crash every year or so, and luckily it's been a long time since that happened (excluding Africa of course).

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by Cush
Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146314

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

I agree with you Flaps. I know everyone has their own tastes and preferences, but as a business and leisure traveler, the only stores i visit in the Airmall are Rite Aid, Hudson News, McDonalds, the coffee place, and the Chinese food. I would occasionally have a drink at Fridays, but that is it. I d...

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by Cush
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146314

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

I think it's a shame to see Fridays go... I understand their desire to obtain more upscale vendors, but at least keep the one in Concourse A open!

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by Cush
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Foreign Airline Security Rules
Replies: 6
Views: 2425

Re: Foreign Airline Security Rules

I was on a flight from Dubai to Washington D.C. and the security was insane! I have never been through so many checks in my life.... Then when I got to the gate, they literally made me go through it again, along with a hand search of my entire carry on suitcase. My laptop was totally dead, and they ...

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by Cush
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146314

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

It's great 20th century media thinks Pittsburgh has a nice downtown. They also see the Internet as the threat to their ye ancient print business. And lists are nice but transplants painting a negative picture of your city can do far more damage than some list from a reporter who may have never visi...

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by Cush
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146314

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

The PIT terminal was opened in 1992. IIRC DTW's Northwest 'Worldport' opened only 10 years later. They should be of similar caliber but DTW is aging much better and feels much more modern; more modern than only a 10 year difference would suggest. That's why I hate PIT's architecture and overwhelmin...

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by Cush
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146314

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

I'm not from PIT have no loyalties and I agree with you chances are good, I'd put it in top 5 cities I'd bet on for sure. But if I were a betting man and could place wagers I think I'd put more money on Detroit. Both cities are sufficiently east coast, I totally agree with those sentiments. Why Det...

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by Cush
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146314

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Regardless of political leanings, one thing I do think PIT has going for it over AUS is the fact that maybe Amazon would like their second HQ to be on (or near) the east coast, without actually being in a market like NY or BOS. At the very least PIT can offer an easy commute to any major city in th...

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by Cush
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146314

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

http://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/3dc-swz


Probably something for medical treatment.... That's my guess
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Runway28L wrote:
Interesting visitor came in today

http://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/3dc-swz


Probably something for medical treatment.... That's my guess

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by Cush
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine International will introduce B777 in 2018 and expend network
Replies: 88
Views: 19635

Re: Ukraine International will introduce B777 in 2018 and expend network

My new carrier of choice on my annual trips to Russia is Azerbaijan Airlines... Amazing aircraft. Great crew. Incredible food. Good entertainment. Yes, it's backtracking a bit going to Baku, but for the prices they charge, it's 100% worth it.

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by Cush
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine International will introduce B777 in 2018 and expend network
Replies: 88
Views: 19635

Re: Ukraine International will introduce B777 in 2018 and expend network

I flew on Ukraine Int'l Airlines from JFK-KBP-DME and DME-KBP-JFK, right around the time the conflict began, and I wish i would have spent a few dollars more to fly on Aeroflot instead.... The check-in counter at JFK is tucked away with no signage on where to go... Boarding is crazy as it is a free ...

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by Cush
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Winter Break 2016 (1): The Frozen Embraer Delay - missed connection! (FAR-ORD, Dec '16)
Replies: 12
Views: 5138

Re: Winter Break 2016 (1): The Frozen Embraer Delay - missed connection! (FAR-ORD, Dec '16)

So much to spend on the phone bills due to international calls - my God that sounds terrible! But did you figure out why there was no reservation on record? Or was it just a mess up on the staff's behalf? In the end, I guess its just the law of averages acting up... Yes, the reason it got messed up...

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by Cush
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Berlin, JFK to TXL August 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 6849

Re: Air Berlin, JFK to TXL August 2017

Maybe it won’t be missed by you, but it will be by the 8000 staff about to lose their jobs as well as many passengers. How often did you fly Air Berlin and which flight did you fly that gave you such a bad experience ? Air Berlin might not have the best legroom, but it is by no means the worst on l...

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by Cush
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passengers Clapping
Replies: 57
Views: 4393

Re: Passengers Clapping

Clapping in Russia and the states of the FSU is common and happens on every flight. It's the culture and has been happening for many years.... Remember how dangerous Aeroflot was in the 80s and 90s? People knew this and were happy to safely arrive, so they would clap. It's also a sign of appreciatio...

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by Cush
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Winter Break 2016 (1): The Frozen Embraer Delay - missed connection! (FAR-ORD, Dec '16)
Replies: 12
Views: 5138

Re: Winter Break 2016 (1): The Frozen Embraer Delay - missed connection! (FAR-ORD, Dec '16)

I totally understand your frustration. I only fly on United (Star Alliance), and really only had one BAD experience similar to what you had. Me and my buddies were flying from PIT-EWR-ZRH-KGS to attend a friends wedding, but more importantly, as soon as we arrived in KGS, i had a separate ticket fro...

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by Cush
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Struggling with my love for aviation
Replies: 39
Views: 9154

Re: Struggling with my love for aviation

Don't worry about losing your passion for something. Either it was just a phase, or it will come back to you later in life. I can't even tell you how many things I was passionate about in my youth, and then lost interest for a while, or forever... I was in love with Aviation as a young man, but fell...

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by Cush
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Berlin, JFK to TXL August 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 6849

Re: Air Berlin, JFK to TXL August 2017

Air Berlin won't be missed... I flew on them in January and boy what a mistake... Third world terminals in Berlin, cramped seating (had to sit sideways due to my long legs), crappy food, and hardly any inflight entertainment. Also, the flight crew left a lot to be desired. I'd never fly Air Berlin a...

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by Cush
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146314

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

flyPIT wrote:
Some recent visitors


Sweet! Thanks for sharing!!

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by Cush
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146314

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/FDY9842
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Does anyone know why this Southern Airways flight goes from PIT-AGC? http://flightaware.com/live/flight/FDY9842

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by Cush
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most-missed US Major
Replies: 68
Views: 5305

Re: Most-missed US Major

Continental Airlines was hands down my favorite, from both the perspective of a traveler, as well as an employee.

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by Cush
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146314

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

OneJet to announce 3 more destinations in the next two months, all of which are currently unserved and within 800 miles. http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/12775990-74/start-date-for-onejets-pittsburgh-to-providence-flights-delayed I really admire how that airline is progressing. 3 more destinatio...

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by Cush
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146314

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Looks like DL will be upgauging PIT-CDG to a 763ER next summer when the seasonal nonstop resumes. They will be using the high density 763 (25J 200Y) configuration, same as the new IND-CDG flight. That's awesome!! I thought they would go year-round on the 75S before upgrading to a 763. Flight appear...

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by Cush
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146314

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

^looking more into this I now realize it is a bigger conference than I realized. So I do think it is good they are there. The amount they are spending still seems excessive (mainly the 85K for a room to meet in if the article is correct) but they know better than me. Once again.... Events like this...

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by Cush
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146314

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

This is 100% the truth. Face to face is the only way. You literally can't phone it in. I agree with AaronPGH... Those of you who are bashing the ACAA for this trip have never been to a large convention before... Things like this are not cheap, yet they are where more than 50% of new business is con...

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by Cush
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Room for a New US Airline?
Replies: 15
Views: 1805

Re: Room for a New US Airline?

It's been discussed here and there I've seen, but not recently. So I thought I'd bring up the topic again. We've seen some start-up airlines come and go (PeopleExpress is the best example I can think of) which obviously couldn't make it in the industry. They bought older planes with run-down interi...

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