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by AaronPGH
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 594
Views: 54857

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: 594
Views: 54857

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: 55
Views: 9806

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: 594
Views: 54857

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: 594
Views: 54857

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: 6512

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: 594
Views: 54857

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: 594
Views: 54857

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: 594
Views: 54857

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: 594
Views: 54857

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: 12446

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: 519
Views: 41629

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: 519
Views: 41629

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: 594
Views: 54857

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: 594
Views: 54857

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: 594
Views: 54857

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: 594
Views: 54857

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: 594
Views: 54857

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: 16891

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: 594
Views: 54857

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: 519
Views: 41629

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: 594
Views: 54857

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: 594
Views: 54857

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: 594
Views: 54857

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: 7766

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: 594
Views: 54857

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: 6271

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: 6271

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: 594
Views: 54857

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

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

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by AaronPGH
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 594
Views: 54857

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

There is either a glitch or a fare war situation going on PIT<->SFO both ways this morning. Most UA flights, including the non-stops are $90-100 round trip all year long. Everything I am pulling up now is $400-800 r/t Yeah, seems they're already gone. A bunch of my friends and I were able to snag 2...

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by AaronPGH
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 594
Views: 54857

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

There is either a glitch or a fare war situation going on PIT<->SFO both ways this morning. Most UA flights, including the non-stops are $90-100 round trip all year long.

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by AaronPGH
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 594
Views: 54857

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Southwest issues that many FF do not like: 1. No opportunity for automatic upgrades to first class - yes, it may not be big but it is a huge deal if one travels almost every week 2. Inability to use miles with partner carriers for mostly international flights - I travel to India to see family and I...

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by AaronPGH
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 594
Views: 54857

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

flyPIT, have you been able to bring these concerns up to them in a public way at all? Or to the media?

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by AaronPGH
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 594
Views: 54857

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

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Could Pittsburgh’s resurgent airport be the key to landing Amazon’s HQ2?

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by AaronPGH
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 594
Views: 54857

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

I keep laughing at this quote from him:

“We’re going to make a submittal with the firm and hope we’re successful. If not, I will continue to eat and drink and write and design,” he said.

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by AaronPGH
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 594
Views: 54857

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

They'll never award that to him. lol.

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by AaronPGH
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Feasibility of airlines operating into 2 airports in same metro area.
Replies: 84
Views: 8038

Re: Feasibility of airlines operating into 2 airports in same metro area.

US also used to fly intracity from LBE to PIT

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by AaronPGH
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.
Replies: 233
Views: 36632

Re: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.

TA321NEO LR could be a good fit to replace 757 on the NY-UK routes at least. If UA don't use a B767/787 on EWR-MAN, I could see an attempt to replace the B752 with A321LR and link MAN with other UA hubs like ORD and IAD (again). The 737MAX can fly EWR-MAN. The longest 737-8 route announced so far i...

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by AaronPGH
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 202828

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

That yellow addition on the tail looks good, but needs to be a little more of a deep goldenrod, like their logo:

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by AaronPGH
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 202828

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

I actually really dig what they've done with the tail. Especially how they kept a strip of white on the leading edge of it. Keeping some yellow somewhere would have been nice though. They could have mimicked the angle of the blue stripe on the engines or something. If that strip you describe were y...

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by AaronPGH
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 202828

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

I actually really dig what they've done with the tail. Especially how they kept a strip of white on the leading edge of it. Keeping some yellow somewhere would have been nice though. They could have mimicked the angle of the blue stripe on the engines or something.

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by AaronPGH
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 594
Views: 54857

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

What would seasonal mean for SLC, even, when you factor in skiing? I'm assuming that will drive it a good bit in the winter. Not sure where a "low point" would exist.

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by AaronPGH
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 594
Views: 54857

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

AA would drop PHL pricing in a second. I'd love to see DL take on AA to PHL, but I think it they would have to make the internal commitment to be in it at loss-leader pricing for the long term, because AA would not make it easy. Fortunately, I think local pax are finally aware that there are other ...

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by AaronPGH
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 594
Views: 54857

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

acentauri wrote:
I'm getting dizzy navigating all these "K"s. :devil: :devil:


LOL

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by AaronPGH
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 594
Views: 54857

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

PIT-LAX really needs a premium cabin on the route.

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by AaronPGH
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 594
Views: 54857

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

I was curious if WW and FI starting CLE would have an affect on WW's PIT flights. Checking the blocked off seats on PIT-KEF on every flight the week before May 4 (the day CLE-KEF starts on WW) shows about 40 seats selected per flight on average. Checking every flight the week after May 4 it remains...

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by AaronPGH
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 594
Views: 54857

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

Nice P-G article with Cassotis about the past three years improvements at PIT, and some details on future hopes/needs. Also, sounds like Qatar isn't going well so far. http://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2018/01/24/Pittsburgh-airport-Cassotis-flights-subsidies-London-West-Coast/stories/...

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by AaronPGH
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Airbus Neo routes by WOW AIR?
Replies: 40
Views: 9635

Re: Longest Airbus Neo routes by WOW AIR?

Good lord .. 8 hours crammed in a high density A321 .. no thank you. You may not like it, but it has broken open European travel to many Americans on a much more regular basis, who previously may have only been there once or twice. In Pittsburgh, I have friends flying WW almost every week it seems ...

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by AaronPGH
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 519
Views: 41629

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

It's a no brainer to market these flights to college students all over Ohio. Not just OSU.

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