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by AaronPGH
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

http://www.flypittsburgh.com/newsroom/n ... l-and-engi
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Looks like Gensler and HDR for the airport with Luis Vidal on lead design. Reaaaaaally happy about the Luis Vidal part. MAD is a stunning airport.

http://www.flypittsburgh.com/newsroom/n ... l-and-engi

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by AaronPGH
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta adds RDU-ORD
Replies: 85
Views: 9125

Re: Delta adds RDU-ORD

x3 to the posts about UA and AA maybe needing to revisit focus cities. It's clear that DL is trying to quietly put the squeeze on the rest of the US until it's too late for the other two to do anything about it.

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by AaronPGH
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

DL seems to be much more flexible on where they connect their passengers versus AA and UA. Almost WN-like in that anywhere is game if the schedule and pricing makes sense. At least via my personal searches that I do.

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by AaronPGH
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cool behind the scenes video of AC 737 MAX photo shoot.
Replies: 5
Views: 759

Re: Cool behind the scenes video of AC 737 MAX photo shoot.

The new livery and the MAX really work well together.

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by AaronPGH
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

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.

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by AaronPGH
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Then why are our peer cities sustaining the route with multiple daily carriers, including legacies?

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by AaronPGH
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines and Corporate Jets
Replies: 90
Views: 8949

Re: Long Distance RJ Service

Some of the UA E175s I've flown have been more comfortable than mainline jets. At least before having the practically public bus hard slimline seats installed.

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by AaronPGH
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

A very polluting data center...

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by AaronPGH
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Westjet 737MAX8 in new livery
Replies: 43
Views: 8642

Re: First Westjet 737MAX8 in new livery

That is slick! Agreed with the above poster that a larger Westjet type treatment would have been nice. I think it would push it into perfection.

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by AaronPGH
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 233
Views: 22943

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

Honestly, it's public perception that has to change, and the only stuff that works for that is sustained, heavy, and tightly orchestrated PR around improvements that fly in the face of cost-cutting everywhere else. First, they actually need to make these improvements in service, then talk about them...

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by AaronPGH
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Anyone know why Condor has cancelled it last 2 FRA-PIT-FRA flights? On their website it says "operational reasons". Not that it tells you much. https://www.condor.com/us/flight-preparation/travel-advice/latest-travel-updates.jsp Flight cancellations for DE2082/DE2083 on 31 May and DE2098/...

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by AaronPGH
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I'm not sure what the point of seasonal once a week MSY service is? Also, MSY's peak travel season is winter.

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by AaronPGH
Thu May 31, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

These flights are perfectly timed for university move-in weeks. I am wondering if that has anything to do with this as well.

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by AaronPGH
Thu May 31, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to launch Shanghai - Pittsburgh charters
Replies: 61
Views: 6268

Re: China Eastern to launch Shanghai - Pittsburgh charters

Skywatcher wrote:
Somebody is subsidizing these flights....$1,000 round trip sounds way low to me.


That's a pretty standard price I think.. my flights to TPE were about 1000 from PIT, less from NYC / SF.

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by AaronPGH
Thu May 31, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

China flights starting August 3 with China Eastern on the 777-300ER! http://www.flypittsburgh.com/newsroom/news-releases/charter-flights-between-china-and-pittsburgh-inter I can't really figure out how frequent these flights are going to heppen – if it's just this one time deal, or if it happen agai...

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by AaronPGH
Tue May 15, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leaked Sneak Peek: United New Uniforms
Replies: 41
Views: 9888

Re: Leaked Sneak Peek: United New Uniforms

Would be great if folks took 30 seconds to read before posting.

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by AaronPGH
Sat May 12, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1393953

Looking at google flights, PIT-EWR on UA seems to bump from 7x to 9x daily starting in October. One of which is mainline on 737-7.
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Discussed in here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1393953

Looking at google flights, PIT-EWR on UA seems to bump from 7x to 9x daily starting in October. One of which is mainline on 737-7.

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by AaronPGH
Thu May 10, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Back on the same UA SF flight again. Three seats available total...all middle econ+, so may actually be a fully sold out fight. O_o

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by AaronPGH
Thu May 03, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 256
Views: 34766

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

Quite a large gap between 2018 and the IAD 2019 lounge. Maybe they're just managing expectations, and things will actually be faster than this? Here's hoping. I just flew Polaris TPE-SFO on Tuesday (it was great), and thought I nailed experiencing the lounge, but our bags were delayed so long on arr...

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by AaronPGH
Thu May 03, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Hmmmm wild. I have never seen pricing like that. It's usually been $1400+.... maybe the upgauge to 767 plus the increase in Condor to FRA on the 767?

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by AaronPGH
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Just boarded today's SFO flight and it is a full plane. Seems like the new schedule is a hit? Can't remember any of the red eyes being even close to that previously. Full flights are good though everything depends on ticket prices. I'm on WN to LAX next Friday so I'll see how the loads are there. I...

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by AaronPGH
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Just boarded today's SFO flight and it is a full plane. Seems like the new schedule is a hit? Can't remember any of the red eyes being even close to that previously.

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by AaronPGH
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines 787-10 configuration revealed
Replies: 54
Views: 10297

Re: United Airlines 787-10 configuration revealed

There are not three levels of coach - that's a mistake on the OP's part. It's is not called Premium Economy, it's called Premium Plus. It actually makes a lot of sense.

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by AaronPGH
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I would think the 787 would be an ideal aircraft for this market. If DL kept the order for that airplane, I could see a year-round flight to CDG flight. Cheaper to fly than a 767. BA started daily LHR-AUS service with a 787 but has since changed to a 777 due to demand. Maybe we could work up to a 7...

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by AaronPGH
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Curious, is PIT seeing any regular 757 passenger service these days on routes?

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by AaronPGH
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport
Replies: 79
Views: 6795

Re: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport

At my home airport PIT, up until 2016 we had a DL 752 to CDG on a seasonal basis. So far for 2018 we will have: DL 763 to CDG (seasonal) DE 763 to FRA (seasonal) WW A320neo/A321 to KEF QR 77F to LUX Hopefully I can catch the QR 77F again but unfortunately it arrives very early in the morning and it...

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by AaronPGH
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

She didn't actually say "flights to India". She said that Indian traffic is increasing, and that traffic goes through the gulf hubs. 4-5 years away for ME3 seems sooner than previously mentioned, right? Alaska seems to be hitting the ground running. Briefly met a team of them today already...

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by AaronPGH
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Bad loads to fortress hubs other than their own in Denver. Seems like they do well on routes with no major competition. Maybe they should try more of that. Also wonder if they could do a bigger push to gain frequent flyers here?

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by AaronPGH
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

PITexpress wrote:
IIRC DEN was two mainline and one regional jet for 3x daily flights before WN/F9 joined in on the mix.


This probably explains where I got that. Been using the route for over 10 years now. Makes sense that one would drop with the increase of U+LCC

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by AaronPGH
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

United makes PIT-SFO year round and extends seasonal second flight. http://www.flypittsburgh.com/newsroom/news-releases/united-expands-nonstop-service-to-san-francisco Nice. And also this paragraph too: Expanded service to San Francisco is part of United’s recent growth in Pittsburgh. United is als...

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by AaronPGH
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas proposes amenities in the cargo hold for ultra long flights
Replies: 76
Views: 12638

Re: Alan Joyce floats the idea of "Cargo class"

I would much prefer a train style berth that I could sleep in versus an economy seat for long haul, honestly.

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by AaronPGH
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 953
Views: 79101

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

greenair, looking up the ranking of CSA areas, this comes up for 2010 vs 2016 estimates....an almost 1% loss 2016: 3,483,311 2010: 3,515,646 If you move closer into the MSA 2016 vs 2010 comparison, the loss is over 1% 2016: 2,055,612 2017: 2,077,240 You are cherry picking things and old data to get...

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by AaronPGH
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 953
Views: 79101

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

greenair, looking up the ranking of CSA areas, this comes up for 2010 vs 2016 estimates....an almost 1% loss 2016: 3,483,311 2010: 3,515,646 If you move closer into the MSA 2016 vs 2010 comparison, the loss is over 1% 2016: 2,055,612 2017: 2,077,240 You are cherry picking things and old data to get ...

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by AaronPGH
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Do you have a source for that, FlyPIT? Impressive stuff.

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by AaronPGH
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

pitbosflyer wrote:
Personally I think that once CDG is year round with a 767 and say EI adds DUB...we are pretty close to the TATL the market can sustain for now.


Although at that point, we would still not have a non-stop to the biggest TATL market at PIT...London.

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by AaronPGH
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Yeah, I guess it makes sense that CDG should also go year round and be performing well the whole time before DL would add anything else.

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by AaronPGH
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

DL would have onward connections via VS though, right?

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by AaronPGH
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Not to be be negative here because I, too, am a resident of Pittsburgh and love it here, but why would any airline waste a valuable LHR slot by running a flight to PIT? The biggest plane we could probably fill across the pond would be a 752, which seems unlikely to compete with a widebody from any ...

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by AaronPGH
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CS300 @KJFK in the jetBlue Hangar
Replies: 76
Views: 17169

Re: CS300 @KJFK in the jetBlue Hanger

F27500 wrote:
Ugly plane. Why is the tail fin so far forward? Way too much tail cone behind the tail .. I hate that.


you're crazy... the C-series is gorgeous.

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by AaronPGH
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

What's up with the wide gap between loads going in the different directions? Cause for alarm?

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by AaronPGH
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 953
Views: 79101

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Quite the contrary. CLE is the perfect city-type for a 787. The Cleveland economy has many far reaching places with which it has demand--such as Abu Dhabi, China, Tokyo, for example. These places are beyond the reach of a 757 and the route likely could not fill an 777 or A340, but is the perfect ex...

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by AaronPGH
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I've been looking at pricing for some Europe trips this summer and noticing that WOW is actually clocking in almost $200 higher than United out of PIT in July - like $550 each way, every day. I guess that means they're doing well?

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by AaronPGH
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Sounds like OneJet raised $10 million locally? https://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2018/03/09/onejet-raises-10.html " The placement was led by Mel Pirchesky, president of Shadyside-based Eagle Ventures Inc., who is a registered representative of Los Angeles-based Boustead Securities LL...

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by AaronPGH
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Ehhh, solar works all over. Germany generates nearly 8% of their power from solar at this point, and they're a cloudy country.

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by AaronPGH
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American launches Philadelphia-Mexico City
Replies: 75
Views: 7902

Re: American launches Philadelphia-Mexico City

I'm guessing this flight will likely show up as an option the next time I'm searching PIT-MEX.

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by AaronPGH
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Hopefully customs was able to manage this time versus the A380

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by AaronPGH
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta risks $40 mill in tax breaks over NRA riff
Replies: 135
Views: 6485

Re: Delta risks $40 mill in tax breaks over NRA riff

NameOmitted wrote:
I'm sure local politicians tying tax breaks with who businesses partner with will help the bid for the new Amazon HQ.


Didn't think about this, but you're probably dead-on here. Atlanta's HQ2 bid is likely toast at this point.

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by AaronPGH
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta risks $40 mill in tax breaks over NRA riff
Replies: 135
Views: 6485

Re: Delta risks $40 mill in tax breaks over NRA riff

The fact that this is even a situation that is happening is ridiculous. Also speaks to the insane grip that the NRA has on this country.

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by AaronPGH
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I wonder if Delta would add CVG so quick after the SLC addition?

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