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by AaronPGH
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 241
Views: 21931

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

It has to feel good for the folks in CHS to see their hometown airliner getting proper hometown service.

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by AaronPGH
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1622
Views: 152159

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Jshank83 wrote:

1) They are flying all their sold tickets from CLE/CVG so there is no rebooking needed.


Ahhh, I thought I had read somewhere that people with cancelled tickets would get a full refund or have the option to be rebooked at another WW city.

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by AaronPGH
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1622
Views: 152159

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

The thinking I could see on WW's end is: 1) We need to rebook these CLE / CVG flyers in a nearby WW city since their flights have been cancelled. At least the ones who don't ask for a refund. 2) PIT is the more mature market than the other cities and has no ULCC competition. CVG had that 14 hour pre...

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by AaronPGH
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2071
Views: 122633

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

fedex1 wrote:
Would IND end up like PIT? If they had a seasonal AMS in addition to a CDG at the same time?


End up like what? Having more than one TATL destination like PIT? No, IND would still have one less destination than PIT in that case.

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by AaronPGH
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW ending STL, CVG, CLE
Replies: 136
Views: 14600

Re: WW ending STL

PIT has always been year round on WW, it just drops to 4x weekly. A group of 20 of us went to Berlin this past January using them.

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by AaronPGH
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1622
Views: 152159

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Anyone following the WW drama in other cities? Worried for what it could mean for PIT service.

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by AaronPGH
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery
Replies: 69
Views: 12098

Re: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery

Something is super awkward about it. I don't know if the orange should have swooped back up over the knocked out white text. I think it probably would have looked better if the blue/orange line remained at the bottom and carried along the belly to the nose. Then maybe "sun" written in oran...

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by AaronPGH
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1622
Views: 152159

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

https://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh ... d=11209304
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Is the Pittsburgh airport building up a flight bubble?
Many new flights to the airport are subsidized with public funds and some are questioning the strategy’s sustainability.

https://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh ... d=11209304

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by AaronPGH
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1622
Views: 152159

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I would really like to see Condor keep up with the heavier marketing they've been doing. I think they got a bit drowned out in the WW hype initially, but I've noticed that a lot of folks in my circles are finally aware of the good product Condor offers, and they're starting to use Condor instead. Ho...

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by AaronPGH
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1622
Views: 152159

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

flyPIT wrote:
Wabtec is the surviving company and already headquartered in Pittsburgh (Wilmerding). No headquarters are being “moved” to Wilmerding.


Are they shifting any of the Chicago employees to the existing office, though?

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by AaronPGH
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1622
Views: 152159

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

It's astonishing how many people will be in that Facebook office. Never thought it would be up there with Google and Uber in scale.

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by AaronPGH
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1622
Views: 152159

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Even though it's just one round trip, it's good to see that UA is watching the PGH economy this closely.

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by AaronPGH
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1430
Views: 115942

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

It would probably cost over $1 billion just to add a rapid line to a brand new airport somewhere else in the region. Building new in the current place is the way to go.

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by AaronPGH
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 10641

Re: Unconfirmed: EI to MSP

The difference is that YUL and MSP now give you the option to book connections at Dublin on the rest of EI's network. If you pick another American city without EI service, you can't book EI connections in DUB. Everyone made the inference that since YUL and MSP now show connections, they're getting ...

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by AaronPGH
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 10641

Re: Aer Lingus rumor - announcement 9/12

It's the dark horse, Dayton.

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by AaronPGH
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1622
Views: 152159

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

PIT chased BA because London is the #1 O&D market by miles, and if we're going to have anything, that's going to be the easiest to hang on to for the foreseeable future. I can't imagine there being any other reason.

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by AaronPGH
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1622
Views: 152159

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Lol these subsidies are such a touchy subject on here. Was a pretty peaceful message board until the Great Second Tier City TATL Subsidy Wars began. Now the knives are fully out.

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by AaronPGH
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1622
Views: 152159

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Amazing news. Guessing this is my new route to Europe since they are partnered with United.

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by AaronPGH
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS launches SEA-PIT
Replies: 33
Views: 3917

Re: AS launches SEA-PIT

Why would the route fold when it has already been upgauged?

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by AaronPGH
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS launches SEA-PIT
Replies: 33
Views: 3917

Re: AS launches SEA-PIT

727200 wrote:
Is there a market for this route?


:roll:

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by AaronPGH
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1622
Views: 152159

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I don't think this was posted yet, but Brett Snyder of Cranky fame wrote an article about the airport's modernization. https://iconsofinfrastructure.com/pittsburgh-airports-1-1-b-modernization-is-underway/ Not much new to see here, aside from a few comments about airlines in C/D switching gates. Se...

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marktci wrote:
Sounds like a problem, yo who'll solve it?

https://twitter.com/vanillaice/status/1 ... 5407399936


OMG

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by AaronPGH
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff
Replies: 59
Views: 12205

Re: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff

The only time I've suffered motion sickness in my life was when all passengers around me had their window shades closed during landing. Finally broke down and asked my neighbor to open theirs, which solved it. :sour:

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by AaronPGH
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date
Replies: 83
Views: 15970

Re: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date

Yikes, that's still a long time to go with such a worn out interior.

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by AaronPGH
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines adds SEA-CMH (from March 7, 2019)
Replies: 106
Views: 7160

Re: CMH New Service Announcement 8/29/18, 9:30AM

BA wrote:
Columbus is the largest city in Ohio as well as it's state capital. It's also very fast growing.


It's not the largest as far as metro area or CSA go (Cleveland is), but it is more of a growing economic center with expendable income.

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by AaronPGH
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines adds SEA-CMH (from March 7, 2019)
Replies: 106
Views: 7160

Re: CMH New Service Announcement 8/29/18, 9:30AM

Seems to be kind of a trend lately with AS -- loading new routes before the official announcement. (It happened last with SAN-GEG a while back.) Whish is kind of nice for A.netters as it allows us to discover things before they're officially announced! Well, no offence to CMH but to me, the fact th...

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by AaronPGH
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1622
Views: 152159

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

PITexpress wrote:
AaronPGH wrote:
Surprised to see that my UA1744 PIT-IAD flight on Sunday, 9/23 is on a 739. That's a pretty hefty upgauge, right?


It started earlier this year, if I'm not mistaken. Mainline to EWR and IAD.


Yeah, I remember that part. I thought it was on 737-700 though.

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by AaronPGH
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1622
Views: 152159

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Surprised to see that my UA1744 PIT-IAD flight on Sunday, 9/23 is on a 739. That's a pretty hefty upgauge, right?

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by AaronPGH
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1622
Views: 152159

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

https://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh ... id=6992817
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The PG editorial "board" is full on trash these days. It's just one person, John Block. Not a board.

https://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh ... id=6992817

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by AaronPGH
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending PIT-CDG
Replies: 120
Views: 13824

Re: Delta ending PIT-CDG

steeler83 wrote:
I thought the CDG flight was always seasonal. I don't ever remember it being flown between October and May...


I believe it was year round during the first two subsidy years.

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by AaronPGH
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1622
Views: 152159

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

So we know this will go well for BA, but how does this effect Condor? With FRA being the #2 O&D Europe market, I could see DL pulling out as benefiting that flight as well. Potential service increase there, perhaps?

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by AaronPGH
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 96
Views: 11673

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

Berlin is the hottest shit in Europe. Eventually this is going to create more flights.

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by AaronPGH
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 128
Views: 24786

Re: United updating brand with new colors

UAL777UK wrote:
AaronPGH wrote:
Delta invented purple



Err, you clearly have not flown on VS, the airline DL has invested heavily in. They have had purple for years, well before DL was on the block.


No way man. Delta literally created purple for the first time

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by AaronPGH
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 128
Views: 24786

Re: United updating brand with new colors

Delta invented purple

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by AaronPGH
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1622
Views: 152159

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 AaronPGH
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 128
Views: 24786

Re: United updating brand with new colors

There is no way United based purple off of Delta. Things like this are developed over years, not on whims.

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by AaronPGH
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 128
Views: 24786

Re: United updating brand with new colors

Feels like an evolution, which is a good thing. I think when they eventually update their livery, it'll be a fresh take on what exists already, which is probably the way to go. I think it's possible for the globe to look good if treated carefully.

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by AaronPGH
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 96
Views: 11673

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

I would bet on UA IAD-TXL with it's shift towards connections versus EWR. Also wonder if Condor would ever start leisure routes there? Or do they just stick to FRA?

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by AaronPGH
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1622
Views: 152159

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Sadly, Condor is not really Star Alliance. They only work with Lufthansa's Miles & More program, and it is basically worthless to me as a United elite FF. I wish Lufthansa was here in their place, I would be all over those flights.

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by AaronPGH
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1622
Views: 152159

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Not going to lie, I'm worried about EI coming. I think it's too much too soon. I think we can sustain the 4 routes, but DUB may break it. And why would IAG even want to launch two routes in the same year?

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by AaronPGH
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1622
Views: 152159

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I notice a lot of posters in other threads seem to be chomping at the bit for Delta to abandon PIT-CDG once BA comes in (which is a bit strange). I really wonder if Delta would do that, though. They've been making inroads slowly in PIT for the last 10 years, with BOS being the latest blood drawn. Se...

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by AaronPGH
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 15510

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

I flew EWR-TLV on the overnight flight last week, and the flight maybe had 4 total seats left open. Also, when I checked last, the round trip fares for economy were hovering over $3k. Seems like there is an appetite for more.

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by AaronPGH
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1622
Views: 152159

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 AaronPGH
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where is COPA going next in the US?
Replies: 66
Views: 6002

Re: Where is COPA going next in the US?

Balloonchaser wrote:
What are the odds of Copa entering smaller international airports like KPVD, KBDL, KISP, KBUF, KPIT, KCMH, etc?


It's been public knowledge that PIT has been in talks with COPA for a while. I'd imagine the chances are pretty high there, at least.

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by AaronPGH
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 28365

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

DL adds CMH-AMS And unfortunately, one of these recent TATL adds also gets dropped for 2019: DL PIT-CDG, BA RDU-LHR, DL MSP-KEF, WW CLE-KEF For those who don't read the Ohio thread and would've missed it, word is that AMS will be the destination for a CMH TATL flight if it happens. Obviously, fundi...

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by AaronPGH
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announces PIT-LHR
Replies: 157
Views: 19105

Re: BA announces PIT-LHR

DL flies to CDG, not AMS.

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by AaronPGH
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announces PIT-LHR
Replies: 157
Views: 19105

Re: BA announces PIT-LHR

PIT was US largest hub for decades, and still a focus city as recently as 10 years ago. All of those FF we're converted to AA, and many have stuck around. AA still has the most destinations at PIT to this day. DL is gaining steam, but it's still a heavy One World town. I'm not sure about that... it...

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by AaronPGH
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announces PIT-LHR
Replies: 157
Views: 19105

Re: BA announces PIT-LHR

I too wondered about the joint venture and how much AA has a say in where BA goes next. Also is there a limit to the joint venture and how much AA and BA can share in destinations/flights? I am also guessing that AA can run connections through PIT and BNA and anywhere else? Yes.......id like to kno...

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by AaronPGH
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announces PIT-LHR
Replies: 157
Views: 19105

Re: BA announces PIT-LHR

Back in the day PIT/LGW was a USair route which, following the BA investment in US, resulted in the route being marketed as BA with US 767's painted in BA colours and crew in BA uniforms. When BA/AA happened this fell apart and US operated for a while. But did BA fly to PIT in their own right prior...

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