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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: 8
Views: 433

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: 1245
Views: 117801

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: 1245
Views: 117801

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: 1245
Views: 117801

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: 1245
Views: 117801

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: 1245
Views: 117801

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
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Berlin, JFK to TXL August 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 7190

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: 4726

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: 7203

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: 10054

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: 7190

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: 149269

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: 149269

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: 5658

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: 149269

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: 149269

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: 149269

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: 149269

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: 1975

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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by Cush
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 149269

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Frontier seems to changing from point-to-point to a conventional hub model. I'm not sure they know what they want to be. I totally agree with you. Spirit has their niche market figured out, along with Allegiant... But Frontier is just a mish mosh that isn't well thought out. I don't see how Frontie...

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by Cush
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 149269

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

It's great to try but as I said before it's going to Denver/Boston, etc. I will bet you any amount of money that we won't see it end up in Denver or Boston... Denver is already on the "western" side of the country, and Amazon wants a location on the opposite coast. Boston is too expensive...

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by Cush
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 149269

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Well said. I work in baggage makeup and all I can say about the belt system is amen, brother! Also, why are they chasing upscale, overpriced vendors for the "AirMall" when the majority of the growth has been with ULCCs? These customers don't come here to shop....no one does. Who is buying...

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by Cush
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 149269

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

What is with the PIT vs. CLE beef? Is there some underlying rivalry that I am not aware of? Browns vs. Steelers? You don't see any of the IND, STL, MCI, CVG, and CMH threads wetting themselves over the 1 and one 1000 chance that they land HQ2. Yes there is. Pittsburghers dislike Clevelanders, just ...

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by Cush
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buffalo airport making big push for transatlantic flights
Replies: 78
Views: 12790

Re: Buffalo airport making big push for transatlantic flights

maximairways wrote:
I don't think you have any clue about the city if that's what you think.


Umm... Yes... I've been there a few times. It's sad, depressing, and I couldn't wait to leave... Why would anyone want to visit Buffalo? There is absolutely zero draw aside from Niagara Falls.

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by Cush
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buffalo airport making big push for transatlantic flights
Replies: 78
Views: 12790

Re: Buffalo airport making big push for transatlantic flights

WHY is my only question? Buffalo won't get TATL service anytime soon or in the future... It's a depressed city with nothing to offer airlines overseas.

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by Cush
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 149269

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Let's also not forget one of the MOST important things that makes PIT stand out much better than the mistake on the lake (Cleveland), and that is that we have MANY great universities, including the world renown CMU... Aside from CMU, the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne are very good universiti...

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by Cush
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 149269

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

I think the cities that most closely match what Amazon wants are Boston, Chicago, and Toronto; both are hugely expensive though. Amazon would have to decide that they're comfortable going with a non-Alpha city for Pittsburgh, Cleveland, or even somewhere like Detroit or Minneapolis to win out. Bost...

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by Cush
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 149269

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Ugh! How i hate this new forum software and how it positions the "quotes" when quoting someone.... I think starting SEA service would be easy... "Hey Airlines, here is a $X.XXX million incentive to start service, who wants it?".... It's just that right now, I don't know if we hav...

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by Cush
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 149269

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

I am really not happy with these concepts or the associated costs with them... Like others have mentioned, we are almost done paying the debt on the old airport, and will take on new debt to follow through on these plans?? That's a terrible idea... Like when I was young and took out a bunch of credi...

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by Cush
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 149269

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

flyPIT wrote:


Interesting! Nothing list in terms of "scheduled departure" on Flight Aware for it....

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by Cush
Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Southern Sky Airlines Antonov 24 Almaty-Balkhash-Astana
Replies: 15
Views: 5330

Re: Southern Sky Airlines Antonov 24 Almaty-Balkhash-Astana

Great trip report! Thanks for sharing. I love these unique experiences compared to the same reports of transatlantic/transpacific flights!

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by Cush
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Air charging 25k miles nrt-India in biz!
Replies: 4
Views: 1053

Re: Alaska Air charging 25k miles nrt-India in biz!

Yea, but that's for a flight to India.... Why would I want to go there? Yuck!

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by Cush
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hellenic 742 in ATH
Replies: 6
Views: 2736

Re: Hellenic 742 in ATH

I'm also intrigued as to the answer of this! Why would they all of a sudden mid flight divert and get delivered to Iran Air while being ferried to Pakistan... Seems rather odd? This is how Iran acquired their aircraft prior to the change in rules/sanctions. It's creative thinking and how they built...

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by Cush
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Youngstown Airport?
Replies: 20
Views: 3095

Re: Future of Youngstown Airport?

I highly doubt it in my opinion. If anyone did serve the airport, it would be one of the ULCC (Spirit, Frontier). The airport still maintains private aircraft and casino charters, and i am sure the occasional Allegiant charter will still show up.

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by Cush
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT to allow non-pax through security
Replies: 81
Views: 9784

Re: PIT to allow non-pax through security

Why is EVERYONE complaining about the additional wait time that this will pose when going through security? How many of you actually fly in and out of PIT on a regular basis? I fly 1-2 times per month and never wait more than a few minutes at PIT. The TSA at PIT is pretty good with keeping things mo...

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by Cush
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 149269

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Good! Now hopefully they get the ground handling figured out.

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by Cush
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT to allow non-pax through security
Replies: 81
Views: 9784

Re: PIT to allow non-pax through security

Pittsburgh has a lot of shopping options all around the city and it's suburbs. I am a big fan of opening up the Airmall to everyone, but what people need to realize is that the flood gates aren't going to open and thousands of people won't be shopping daily. The amount of people that are willing to ...

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PITflier wrote:
Looks like you'll be able to go airside (soon-to-be only side?) without a ticket in the near future.

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transp ... 1708280087


WOOT! WOOT!

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by Cush
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 149269

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

WOW announced a huge Midwest expansion today, adding STL, CLE, CVG and DTW. https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2017/08/23/wow-air-known-99-europe-fares-adds-four-new-u-s-cities/591771001/ "WOW’s Detroit service will begin April 26. The three other routes will launch in...

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by Cush
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 149269

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

I really hope they don't get rid of the landside terminal or any of the existing gates. In my opinion, it's better to have them, than to suddenly "need" them. I know it requires money for upkeep and maintenance, but overall, they should stay. What would happen if (by some chance), airlines...

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by Cush
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 149269

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Well Pittsburgh is hugely Irish, it's the region's second largest ethnicity behind German. I've been to Ireland 5 times over the years myself so I pray the route works out. I know various members of my extended family have made trips there as well. Plus being able to go through customs in Dublin wo...

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by Cush
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 149269

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Excuse me, but i don't see the demand from PIT-DUB. Am i missing something? PIT-FRA makes sense, and PIT-KEF also makes sense for the budget minded traveler, but PIT-DUB?

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by Cush
Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 149269

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

I really wanted to fly J1 to RIC next month, but the flights for both days are totally full... There goes my chance!

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by Cush
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 149269

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

I have a random question for everyone, as this is something I have never seen before.... About 1.5 months ago, my wife and I priced flights on WOW from PIT-KEF and back. The price was amazing! $350/rt for two people. We didn't pull the trigger, and a week later, I checked the same dates, and the pri...

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by Cush
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 149269

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Does anyone have photos of that? Would be awesome to see an A380 here in PIT! Even if it was just a diversion!

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by Cush
Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Poor Countries, New Equipment
Replies: 16
Views: 1890

Re: Poor Countries, New Equipment

To add to afterburner's comment, don't confuse "income" with "inability to pay". Without any defensible property rights, the public in these disasters "pay" involuntarily by having their potential wealth stolen. In the US and places with real property, the government c...

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by Cush
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Where/How to buy old Airline/Airport signs?
Replies: 1
Views: 638

Re: Where/How to buy old Airline/Airport signs?

eBay or Craigslist

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by Cush
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 149269

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

I don't understand why some people are surprised by this, or why some people say that ACAA didn't promote the route enough. PIT doesn't have a lot of O&D traffic to/from Toronto to justify the two services. Why do you think we have had only a CRJ or Dash 8 on the PIT-YYZ route with AC? When I've...

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by Cush
Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 149269

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

I completely agree with Flaps. I absolutely HATE dealing with YYZ and refuse to ever transit from there again. I have never experienced such a backwards and complicated system in my life. Believe me, I will never step foot in YYZ again. Clearing custom in PIT is like heaven compared to that nightmare.

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by Cush
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 149269

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

It's official. Porter ending flights to PIT: http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/12463503-74/canadian-airline-to-end-toronto-pittsburgh-flights The article states only 6,415 people flew Porter from Jan 1st to May 30th. If you do the rough math, that is 42 people each day, and with 2 flights per day,...

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