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by Cush
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1781
Views: 171098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Huh?? That is exactly how Economics works. If Amazon brought 50K new jobs to Pittsburgh, the potential greediness of land/property owners would likely be immense. Demand for quality housing by the large number of professional/highly paid employees would almost immediately overwhelm existing availab...

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by Cush
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1781
Views: 171098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

So PIT just put this statement out about it... https://blueskypit.com/2018/11/15/an-open-letter-to-jeff-bezos/ So childish and petty of a statement to make to a company that doesn't owe Pittsburgh anything, yet has already established a small yet rapidly growing development office. Wow! What an art...

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by Cush
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1781
Views: 171098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

There was a P-8 from NAS Jacksonville that flew down from CGAS Cape Cod and did pattern work here this afternoon. Although based off of your description, I'm not sure if that's what you saw. While not a prop, it was the largest noticeable plane here today that was all-white. https://i.imgur.com/W7A...

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by Cush
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1781
Views: 171098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I was hoping to get some help from someone on this threads... This afternoon (Weds), i was driving across the West End Bridge and noticed a 2 engined prop plane (looked like a cargo plane or skydiving one, as i think the back opened). Anyways, it was doing circles around the city and it dropped some...

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by Cush
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1781
Views: 171098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Just weighing in with my two cents here... I am glad to see them merging, as we know space is a premium at KEF, so this way FI can focus as you all said, the premium routes, and WW can take on the second tier cities like PIT, etc... I agree with someone above that said FI wouldn't work here. I agree...

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by Cush
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH FRA - PNQ in an A319?!
Replies: 4
Views: 857

Re: LH FRA - PNQ in an A319?!

This flight has a stop in Baku per the LH website.

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by Cush
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1781
Views: 171098

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 Cush
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1781
Views: 171098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

My wife and I decided to take a last minute trip to Montreal, and I was very curious to try out the new AC service to YUL. However, the cheapest price for 2 roundtrip tickets including a saturday layover was $2,400... We ended up taking Delta through JFK on the way there and DTW on the way home for ...

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by Cush
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1781
Views: 171098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I am glad I got some folks to agree with me about the lack of marketing from Frontier on their flights. It's one thing if you are a legacy carrier offering the flight on a daily basis (lots of feeder traffic), but being a stand alone carrier like Frontier, your name should be out there all the time....

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by Cush
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1781
Views: 171098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Don't forget that NK flies to MCO daily from PIT so F9 is losing traffic to NK on that route. As for SAN I'm not surprised it has been dropped to seasonal. I was hopeful that F9 would do well in PIT but things just don't seem to be working out. On the other hand NK seems to be doing well. I agree. ...

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by Cush
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1781
Views: 171098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

yeah and if you think of it ....... lets say the incentives are 1 million to 2 million bucks a year for an airline. In the aviation world, that is not much money. I am sure that the City of Pittsburgh and the airport benefit more than the incentives worth that they pay each year. Its a good investm...

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by Cush
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1781
Views: 171098

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 Cush
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1781
Views: 171098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Runway28L wrote:
If there was a Caribbean destination not served nonstop, then passengers were likely going through another hub on a legacy carrier.


The Bahamas isn't served from PIT =(

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by Cush
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1781
Views: 171098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

If nothing else, I wish DE would start earlier than 6/28. I’d like to support them, but it becomes more and more difficult with a shorter window. I agree. I'd like to take advantage of Condor, but our travel needs to Europe tend to occur before 6/28 and after the service end for the season... I don...

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by Cush
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1781
Views: 171098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Takeoffs don't often come over my house in Beaver Falls, let alone an A340 presumably containing African royalty. And yet this just happened.... https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N3DCSDF I think this is a testing flight for new nonstop service from Pittsburgh to Swaziland. I heard there is huge d...

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by Cush
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aeroflot (USSR) Booking for Domestic Travel
Replies: 12
Views: 1985

Re: Aeroflot (USSR) Booking for Domestic Travel

If you search old threads, there was a nice one with your exact question maybe a year ago with lots of stories about people's experiences flying in the USSR, etc.

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by Cush
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aeroflot (USSR) Booking for Domestic Travel
Replies: 12
Views: 1985

Re: Aeroflot (USSR) Booking for Domestic Travel

If you search old threads, there was a nice one with your exact question maybe a year ago with lots of stories about people's experiences flying in the USSR, etc.

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by Cush
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ridiculous Spirit Airlines Seat Selection Process
Replies: 9
Views: 733

Re: Ridiculous Spirit Airlines Seat Selection Process

I have flown Spirit a number of times and was always confused at the seat pricing costs.... Here is a recent example from our trip to LAS. - I did not select seats during booking - 2 weeks out from the trip I logged in and saw 2 big front seats available for half their normal price. - 1.5 weeks out ...

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by Cush
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are alternatives to state-run airlines realistic?
Replies: 40
Views: 3377

Re: Are alternatives to state-run airlines realistic?

Airlines should not be state run. As a matter of fact it is time to liberalize the market completely. A good start would be allowing foreign airlines to offer domestic flights and 5th,7th & 8th freedom flights in the US. Time to utilize that cheap labor and those cheap maintenance costs of othe...

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by Cush
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1781
Views: 171098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Do we have anyone flying nonstop from PIT to the Bahamas? Scheduled or Charter? We had FPO by Vacation Express but looks like both FPO and CZM are not returning for 2019 as of now. https://www.vacationexpress.com/flight-schedule/ Strange... So we have FIVE airlines flying to CUN, but ZERO flying to...

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by Cush
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1781
Views: 171098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Do we have anyone flying nonstop from PIT to the Bahamas? Scheduled or Charter?

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by Cush
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: aer lingus handle for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1082

Re: aer lingus handle for sale

Like the handle from a suitcase?

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by Cush
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1781
Views: 171098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

http://www.post-gazette.com/business/de ... 1809100145
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So much for that PG article saying we were getting a flight to Dublin... http://www.post-gazette.com/business/de ... 1809100145

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by Cush
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1781
Views: 171098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Cargojet of Canada flew a 763 in from Hamilton; it's now on its way to somewhere in the Ukraine via Halifax: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/CJT1791/history/20180901/1230Z/CYHM/KPIT I saw them landing in PIT a few weeks ago when we were standing outside of Lowe's. I heard a loud roar and looked...

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by Cush
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1781
Views: 171098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

The money belongs to the taxpayers. Politicians are appointed (elected) to represent the interest of the taxpayers. If you were to poll PA residents and ask if they would rather have their funds used to establish additional air service from PIT or used toward education, I wonder what the vote would...

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by Cush
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1781
Views: 171098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Disappointing no doubt, but it was a good ten year run for this route. I said just a week or so ago PIT-Europe was DL's to lose before DE, WW, and BA entered the market, but instead they preferred sky high fares on a limited season. Not the end of the world however. In two years DL will have droppe...

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by Cush
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1781
Views: 171098

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 Cush
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: When will this website be upgraded to https?
Replies: 46
Views: 2901

Why no SSL for airliners.net?

I don't understand why Airliners.net has not yet implemented their SSL? With all of the major changes (i.e. Google requiring it), why has Airliners.net not implemented one?

An SSL costs $8.99/year and takes about 30 minutes of a developers time to implement onto a website.

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by Cush
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1781
Views: 171098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

There's another angle here no one is talking about and that is the race to win HQ2. While London and Dublin flights are not a requirement as part of Amazon's RFP, it certainly helps our cause to have LHR and potentially DUB. Amazon has a very large office in London (600,000+ sq ft and 5,000 employe...

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by Cush
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1781
Views: 171098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I don't understand the desire for EI to enter the market at PIT. Is there that much demand for travelers to DUB? Do we have any local businesses with a headquarters or strong business presence in DUB? Here is my take on what we have: - Wow - Passengers looking to travel to Iceland or travel to Europ...

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by Cush
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1781
Views: 171098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

flyPIT wrote:
Cool pics, thanks for sharing. China Eastern sure spared no expense on that livery.


LMAO!!! You made me spit out my coffee. My thoughts exactly. Wow.

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by Cush
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1781
Views: 171098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I wonder, had this been announced and marketed even 6 months early, what would the load factors on the PIT>PVG and PVG>PIT legs be. People might have been able to actually plan a vacation with that much of a heads up. 2 months out for an announcement is not really enough time for a trip of this sca...

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by Cush
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1781
Views: 171098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

https://www.avherald.com/h?article=4bbc22b1&opt=0
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Looks like condor from FRA to PIT had a landing gear issue and had to return to FRA.

https://www.avherald.com/h?article=4bbc22b1&opt=0

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by Cush
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1781
Views: 171098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

PIT's Facebook page stated the other day that Apple Vacation's PIT-CUN will go "year round" (it already was lol, other than a 3 week hiatus around Christmas/New Year; same for PUJ), but also stated it will gain another weekly frequency starting in Feb. Are you sure Apple wasn't nonstop fr...

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by Cush
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1781
Views: 171098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Hey everyone. What ever happened with those Copa flights that were in the works a while ago? I am guessing they fell through and never worked out?

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by Cush
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1781
Views: 171098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

How easy was PIT for international connections back then? I have seen the customs area and one could take the escalator and get back to the main terminal. Is that how it used to work? Appreciate any insights. I worked in the International arrivals are during the heyday of US ops (FRA/CDG/LGW + Char...

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by Cush
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1781
Views: 171098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I'm curious where people traveling from PIT to Hawaii (HNL, OGG, etc) connect through? The two times I went to HNL I always connected through LAX , but that was when AA flew the route. I know if you search PIT-HNL, AA likes to route you through DFW or PHX. My wife and I just flew from PIT-OGG in Ma...

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by Cush
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1781
Views: 171098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I have had a totally irrational dislike for WN for years. Possibly due to a FA comedy routine gone wrong. They're doing a great job rationalizing my feelings lately. Amen. I refuse to fly Southwest. It's funny, because I prefer legacy carriers, but have no problem flying Allegiant or Spirit (non-st...

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by Cush
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1781
Views: 171098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I would argue WFS isn't doing fantastic either. It takes so long to get my bags after coming back from BOS on B6. Plus they have been lost a few times and never made in on the plane in Pittsburgh. Baffles me how it can be so bad. I do understand that they have to be physically driven from airside t...

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by Cush
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1781
Views: 171098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I don't know if we discussed this before, but why do airlines still need their own "gates". Why can't we have common use to help accommodate growth?

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by Cush
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Arizona Avgeek Trip – Condor inaugural Frankfurt-Phoenix
Replies: 10
Views: 5864

Re: Arizona Avgeek Trip – Condor inaugural Frankfurt-Phoenix

Probably the only thing I didn't like in all the story is... the newly opened terrace being smoking.. can't believe it in 2018.. total fail. Why is that a total fail? Just because you are a non-smoker? Shouldn't people who chose to smoke have a place where they can enjoy without bothering other peo...

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by Cush
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Avoid Flying With Hainan Airlines
Replies: 18
Views: 1874

Re: Avoid Flying With Hainan Airlines

I don't think the problem is Hainan Airlines. I think the problem is you, the OP. It sure sounds like you should seek help for your alcoholism. The entire story screamed of degenerate alcoholic thoughts and actions. I applaud Hainan Airlines and their crew from not serving you. It seems you were in ...

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by Cush
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1781
Views: 171098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Can someone here tell me--- for international arrivals in PIT, do passengers have to re-enter the secure airside area to get to final baggage claim, or does customs exit directly to the final baggage claim/ground transportation area? There is a lively discussion on this topic on the Cleveland forum...

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by Cush
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1781
Views: 171098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

NK is suspending PIT-DFW in the Fall. Not sure yet if it’s going seasonal or the cut is permanent (although I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s completely gone). Seems like NK’s niche from PIT is Florida, MYR, and LAS... all beach/tourist hot spots. Not surprised one bit. It does seem that way.... Whil...

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by Cush
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1781
Views: 171098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Runway28L wrote:
Looks like the usual SwiftAir B734 from PUJ is being swapped out for a rare Dynamic B763 tonight per FR24.

3 B763s and WowAir at the end of C all at once. Pretty impressive.


I'd love to see a photo of that!!! Anyone?!

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by Cush
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to launch Shanghai - Pittsburgh charters
Replies: 69
Views: 8135

Re: China Eastern to launch Shanghai - Pittsburgh charters

Many of the posts here don't understand the life of a secondary US city. PIT provides incentives to say "try us out", and for the most part, carriers continue long after the guarantees because they see it does work. It's daunting for airlines to begin unknown service to a smaller city with...

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by Cush
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter
Replies: 108
Views: 11540

Re: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter

I don't see anything wrong in this video..... And honestly I've seen much much worse in my time working the bag room for 2 large airlines...

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by Cush
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1781
Views: 171098

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Regarding the China charters, if they decide to continue in the future, could we possibly expect to see them maybe twice per month? That would be amazing! I mean 1 time weekly would be great, but too optimistic i think.

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by Cush
Wed May 30, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How far out of the way will people connect?
Replies: 104
Views: 5025

Re: How far out of the way will people connect?

When pricing out tickets for our last minute trip to Las Vegas, there was the nonstop PIT-LAS option, and then another option for the same price. That was PIT-FLL-BOS-MSP-LAX-LAS. lol. Oh Spirit....

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