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by AaronPGH
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 11992

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

Amazon claims they want to be in the east yet Los Angeles is on the list. Yes, decoys. Making a bit of a game of this. Trying not to tip which way they may be leaning. This is a huge PR exercise as well. Keeps this in the news for a while. My opinion is within the list there are only five viable co...

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by AaronPGH
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 11992

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

Plucked this one up from the other QR startup thread. "Mysterious: Qatar Airways Offered 25% Stake In Unnamed US Airline Startup" http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2018/01/17/qatar-airways-us-airline-investment/ We know there's a relationship going with QR and the ACAA, and OneJet is...

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by AaronPGH
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 11992

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

Plucked this one up from the other QR startup thread. "Mysterious: Qatar Airways Offered 25% Stake In Unnamed US Airline Startup" http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2018/01/17/qatar-airways-us-airline-investment/ We know there's a relationship going with QR and the ACAA, and OneJet is ...

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by AaronPGH
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 11992

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

I think it is too late for Icelandair in PIT. WOW has such a huge leg up on marketing at this point – they've captured the minds of almost anyone under 40 in this town. In Cleveland, both airlines are at least starting from the same base level of awareness, other than CLE market possibly being aware...

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by AaronPGH
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 11992

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

That strategy isn't going to work for Elite If they ever want to amount to anything.

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by AaronPGH
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 11992

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

I wonder if they did something more like a business class heavy E175 would work? Product wise, it would be more similar to what they already have on offer with their business jets, and it would lower the seat count on the plane that they'd have to fill.

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by AaronPGH
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 11992

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

Those daylight times are great for the second SFO flight. That 5:30pm flight is perfect for getting a full day of work in, then jumping straight to the airport. That'll probably be my new route out there.

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by AaronPGH
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 152116

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

From my personal experience, WW and Condor's arrival in PIT didn't spur the legacies to compete via their NYC hubs. You either fly WW, or pay the regular inflated legacy price that they've always charged. At least here in PGH with UA out of EWR. Still grateful we have the low cost options now, but ...

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by AaronPGH
Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 152116

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

From my personal experience, WW and Condor's arrival in PIT didn't spur the legacies to compete via their NYC hubs. In fact, Condor's pricing slowly rose to match the legacies by the end of their 2017 season. You either fly WW, or pay the regular inflated legacy price that they've always charged. At...

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by AaronPGH
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?
Replies: 125
Views: 19466

Re: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?

CS100 to replace the a318 out of LCY with all the stops pulled on the interior & service? Could go all the way with a special livery too.

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by AaronPGH
Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146265

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Woah! I would have expected us somewhere around there for the US, but that placement of London / Tokyo / Frankfurt is wild. Was the airline industry just not developed as much in these places back then? Were most people taking trains?

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by AaronPGH
Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Wizz Air open a base at KEF for TATL flights and then even acquire WW?
Replies: 8
Views: 1800

Re: Could Wizz Air open a base at KEF for TATL flights and then even acquire WW?

If you got rid of connections on WW, WW would go under. The whole point is to connect further into Europe.

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by AaronPGH
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146265

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Woah! No wonder Condor is increasing service. That's incredible.

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by AaronPGH
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery
Replies: 169
Views: 28382

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery

This is really really bad

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by AaronPGH
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146265

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

I personally don't see the problem with the ACAA and OneJet swapping a board seat. Looking at present and past ACAA board members its amazing to see the number of individuals with no aviation background. If it keeps OneJet a Pittsburgh centric company then I'm fine with it. Agreed, I'm rooting for ...

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by AaronPGH
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146265

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Long snippet in today's Eat That Read This issue about the ACAA and OneJet. There are a ton of text links embedded in this to articles, but I'm too lazy to add those in: In a situation that business experts are calling relatively unheard of, Robert (Bob) Lewis, a member of small start-up airline One...

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by AaronPGH
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146265

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Kind of interesting...if you overlapped OneJet and Southern networks, PIT basically has a smaller regional hub back.

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by AaronPGH
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEM Announces OneJet service to PIT and KCI
Replies: 37
Views: 2649

Re: MEM Announces OneJet service to PIT and KCI

the schedule provides for connections MCI-PIT @MEM but doubt they will sell as such?! I expect to see a lot of these PTP schedule show up with this new fleet plan on J1. PIT-MCI is getting nonstop service I didn't pick that up anywhere about PIT-MCI nonstop. Do you have a source. ? PIT is gaining M...

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by AaronPGH
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146265

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Good adds. My last employer will be buying a bunch of seats to MCI each month – H&R Block is a big client.

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by AaronPGH
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneJet Looking to Start BUF-ALB
Replies: 37
Views: 3883

Re: OneJet Looking to Start BUF-ALB

Wow, the new livery looks GREAT!

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by AaronPGH
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146265

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Are these 135's still going to have the biz jet treatment inside, or are we looking at something more similar to a typical RJ? Hopefully the product is still upscale.

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by AaronPGH
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146265

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Yeah, totally a snowbird destination. My parents will likely use this flight once a year.

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by AaronPGH
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146265

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

I know B6 got burned previously, but it was a little bit too soon. I think Pittsburgh has finally shaken their AA addiction now.

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by AaronPGH
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146265

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Ahhh great news on the MTL flight. That is a city slightly beyond tolerable driving range so this should help a lot.

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by AaronPGH
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT remodeling airport
Replies: 84
Views: 9018

Re: PIT remodeling airport

This arguing is so tired at this point. The terminal is going forwards, and all the bitching in here isn't going to stop it. It's obvious that some of you have some strange axes to grind that you're holding onto from the past. I think a fresh start to the building will help Pittsburghers finally put...

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by AaronPGH
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT remodeling airport
Replies: 84
Views: 9018

Re: PIT remodeling airport

No U.S.secondary city/county airport, with 1 seasonal legacy international flight, is going commit $1.1B on hopes and dreams - it's fiscally irresponsible. So MCI, MSY, IND, and BNA are all fiscally irresponsible?.................... You're grasping at straws to make a point. IMO, PIT is basing the...

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by AaronPGH
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 152116

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

CLE has links to SEA, PDX, SFO and LAX without having to throw cash at airlines yet "tech cities" like PIT and CMH are having to subsidize service to the West Coast. The only west coast service subsidized by PIT is SEA. And they got the airline they wanted out of it. For a "tech city...

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by AaronPGH
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146265

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Ahh, so DL can get the incentive as well? I thought it was just the first airline to a route that got it.

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by AaronPGH
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS starting SEA-PIT
Replies: 60
Views: 7684

Re: AS starting SEA-PIT

alfa164 wrote:
AaronPGH wrote:
I believe that there are subsidies on the table at PIT for any new unserved markets, although they scale based on the desire for each.

Do you know how much was offered for this route? I would think it would be a matter of public record, at some point.


$500k, I believe.

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by AaronPGH
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT remodeling airport
Replies: 84
Views: 9018

Re: PIT remodeling airport

I am not one to blindly throw support towards projects, but I don't understand why people are so quick to deride a master plan chosen after all alternatives have been studied by experts for years, that has full buy-in from airlines. The case seems to be pretty clearly laid out in the full PDF docume...

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by AaronPGH
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT remodeling airport
Replies: 84
Views: 9018

Re: PIT remodeling airport

google maps is giving me slightly over 4,000 ft?

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by AaronPGH
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT remodeling airport
Replies: 84
Views: 9018

Re: PIT remodeling airport

There is already an alternative security checkpoint at E – it still has to lead down to the trains. E gates were landside. It's quite a long distance between the landside and airside. There's nothing mandatory about the train other than that ACAA didn't bother to build in pedestrian access in the f...

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by AaronPGH
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT remodeling airport
Replies: 84
Views: 9018

Re: PIT remodeling airport

Imagine a new screening building on the former E site with a ground level walkway to the gates. I don't have a firm idea of how much that would cost, but it is obviously cheaper than the current proposal. There is already an alternative security checkpoint at E – it still has to lead down to the tr...

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by AaronPGH
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS starting SEA-PIT
Replies: 60
Views: 7684

Re: AS starting SEA-PIT

I believe that there are subsidies on the table at PIT for any new unserved markets, although they scale based on the desire for each.

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by AaronPGH
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146265

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

tphuang wrote:
Interline doesn't help ff. By next year there really isn't much reward for aa flyers to fly on as unless they bought the aa code share.


Got it. Didn't realize that the agreements were ending either.

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by AaronPGH
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Air Service Announcement for PIT 11/15/17
Replies: 38
Views: 4083

Re: Major Air Service Announcement for PIT 11/15/17

There have been like 10 cities listed as top contenders. And AS isn't going to somehow have insider Amazon information that they are opening HQ2 in PIT. Yes, it's a crowded field, but PIT seems to be emerging as more of a top 5 contender as time goes on. AS was likely planning this route for a whil...

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by AaronPGH
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146265

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

AS interlines with American right? Good move as far as FF are concerned.

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by AaronPGH
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Air Service Announcement for PIT 11/15/17
Replies: 38
Views: 4083

Re: Major Air Service Announcement for PIT 11/15/17

richierich wrote:
Is this a foretelling of Amazon HQ2 coming to the PIT region? My guess is the area could use that sort of economic shot in the arm...


It could be another clue. City officials have had quite a bit of swagger dropping hints lately.

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by AaronPGH
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146265

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Apparently it's already bookable. Someone started a new thread about the announcement.

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by AaronPGH
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Air Service Announcement for PIT 11/15/17
Replies: 38
Views: 4083

Re: Major Air Service Announcement for PIT 11/15/17

My guesses in order are 1) Seattle (because of PIT apparently landing in the short list for Amazon HQ2), 2) COPA to Panama City (they've been courting them for years 3) Aer Lingus to Dublin

BA isn't happening, ACAA has flat out said "it's not happening" recently

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by AaronPGH
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago to Berlin - Underserved?
Replies: 30
Views: 2828

Re: Chicago to Berlin - Underserved?

I could also see UA doing it. Berlin is one of the hottest tourism cities in the world right now - especially for creatives. The tech money is now following that trend, so it's a market that will keep on growing. I've been going for a few years now, strictly United, and have seen the EWR-TXL flight ...

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by AaronPGH
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Joon A320 emerged from paint
Replies: 53
Views: 10563

Re: First Joon A320 emerged from paint

I'd like to see a quality photo of this before rushing to judgement...but yeah...

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by AaronPGH
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146265

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

I would rather UA get their SFO flight to year round versus Spirit coming in to muck that one up.

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by AaronPGH
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146265

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Not mad at Fridays going either, but I hope they do better than Steel Cactus as a replacement. What's the point of swapping out for local establishments if it's garbage food?

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by AaronPGH
Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146265

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

I plan on hitting the downtown public forum to press them on improvements to public transit access. I know that ball may not be in their court, but they can find a way to put money and pressure on it if they actually care about it.

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by AaronPGH
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146265

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Conversely, I have three gay couple friends in their 30s that *all* bought houses in Pittsburgh and are coming from spending 10+ years in DC (they are tired of it there). THIS JUST IN... people move between large neighboring cities EVERY year, so we could probably use to put the anecdotes aside goin...

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by AaronPGH
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 152116

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

https://twitter.com/GoingPlacesCLE/stat ... 5975687168


Did my 60 year old mom take that photo with a Nokia?
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SgtBarone wrote:


Did my 60 year old mom take that photo with a Nokia?

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