Here's a good article from the WSJ detailing the largest obstacle 10 finalist cities each have to winning HQ2. For many of the cities it is chronic traffic congestion, expensive housing, or poor mass transit. Expensive problems to have. As discussed previously, for Pittsburgh it is lack of air servi...Jump to post
Hi Everyone. Been reading for years. But first time posting. Looks like the Pittsburgh region made it to the top 20 cities Amazon is considering. http://wtae.com/article/amazon-narrows-list-of-cities-for-second-hq-to-20-including-pittsburgh/15384723?src=app While this is an Airlines Forum. It it ma...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
The flight has been going out heavy...often sold out or with just a few open single seats. Could eventually be an A350 on certain days is my guess. Not a chance it goes to an A350, for one they said it could be in upguaged in 2019 and they don't get the A350s until 2020. 2. They don't need to run a...Jump to post
Int'l passenger stats are published by the respective airports. Int'l YTD through OCT: PIT 229,851 CLE 152,027 IND 71,497 Total YTD through OCT: CLE 7,677,864 PIT 7,466,197 IND 7,304,394 Oct total: PIT 826,594 CLE 816,768 IND 806,277 CLE http://www.clevelandairport.com/about-us/facts-figures PIT htt...Jump to post
No reprieve for JHW: http://www.post-journal.com/news/local-news/2018/01/southern-airways-vacates-jamestown-airport/ DUJ OTOH looks to be doing relatively well: http://www.wearecentralpa.com/news/dubois-regional-airport-sees-increase-in-plane-ticket-sales/919925764 AF1 to visit on Th.Jump to post
Except on TV, there is no Hawaii 5-0. Hawaii has no State police force. You've just ruined my childhood. I'm watching Titanic later so no spoilers please. RIP to this tragic soul. But Magnum P.I. will be making a comeback! Higgins is supposed to be a chick in the new series. Before anyone rolls eye...Jump to post
July '17 int'l stats are available; here were PIT's Trans-Atlantic loads: PIT-CDG 63% PIT-FRA 86% PIT-KEF 74% CDG-PIT 90% FRA-PIT 95% KEF-PIT 80% Couple points: - I was tracking loads over the summer and noticed PIT-CDG loads fell off a cliff for July, as we see here. But it was a similar story at ...Jump to post
ConcourseZ wrote:With regard to DL, do you know what cargo volume they had last summer on the PIT-CDG route with the 757? With the PIT-CDG route upgrade to a 767, would DL aggressively seek the cargo business?
July '17 int'l stats are available; here were PIT's Trans-Atlantic loads: PIT-CDG 63% PIT-FRA 86% PIT-KEF 74% CDG-PIT 90% FRA-PIT 95% KEF-PIT 80% Couple points: - I was tracking loads over the summer and noticed PIT-CDG loads fell off a cliff for July, as we see here. But it was a similar story at C...Jump to post
DL appears to be adding a 3rd daily BOS flight in June per OAG, so they're back to where they were on this route in 2011 in terms of frequency. This is on top of B6 upgrading their nightly arrival/morning departure to an A320. The interesting thing is the third DL flight will be a CR9 and the other...Jump to post
enilria wrote:I think AA has no business in BOS-PIT (literally).
Or introducing another human factors concern: Should there be different charted visual approach names for different runways? "Quiet Bridge" and "Tipp Toe" apply to both runways. Yep. I still can't get over the fact that one chart states to track the 28L localizer even if conduct...Jump to post
The Icelandair and Wow service at CLE this summer ends up being about 1600 weekly seats to Europe, which is still less than half of what PIT has during the summer. I think both carriers can easily survive. Both carriers easily surviving may very well be the case. My only point was when they set out...Jump to post
Apparently PIT > AFB & PIT > SRQ http://www.post-gazette.com/business/news-briefs/2018/01/09/In-brief-Allegiant-Air-adding-flights-to-Charleston-Sarasota/stories/201801090038 Elite Airways cancelled its recently announced PIT-SRQ flights before they start instead of competing with Allegiant. ht...Jump to post
CLE is not the DFW Metroplex or Potomac Region. I still maintain that both Icelandic carriers announcing CLE within one day was some sort of comedy of errors in which the left hand was not talking to the right hand at CLE and no one - including either airline - believed both would end up serving CLE...Jump to post
Nothing surprising, but here is some insight in to Elite's decision to not start PIT: " Airport CEO Frederick “Rick” Piccolo confirmed on Thursday that the flights had been canceled. Elite officials told Piccolo they couldn’t compete with Allegiant’s ultra-low-cost fares. Ticket sales hadn’t be...Jump to post
Nothing prevents you from tuning the ILS frequency on a visual approach so that you can see your deviation from the localizer. It's mandatory for most carriers, and if you do so I find it very difficult to see how someone could end up lined up for the wrong runway. This ignores the realities when c...Jump to post
It would have been nice to have both carriers but Allegiant is much more suited for this route than a CR2, which I imagine could have weight restrictions when full resulting in checked bags being left behind. This happens all the time on AA's PIT-MIA flight with the E-145s. But wasn't there financia...Jump to post
Interesting, that ICE today announced non-stop flights to MCI. Great add for MCI but I find it a bit more interesting that FI added BWI, where WOW Air will be up to 11 weekly flights and FI already serves nearby IAD with even greater frequency, and that FI will be adding CLE and DFW also to compete...Jump to post
It'll be Onejet probably not DL, J1 ran MEM-IND because FX had a corporate contract with them, just for that one flight! FedEx still has a corporate contract with them, and certainly not just for that one flight (which no longer exists). " Employees from FedEx Ground and PNC Bank frequently us...Jump to post
Seasonal CHS-CVG/IND/PIT and year round SRQ-CVG/IND/PIT. All flights 2x weekly.
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Someone updated PIT's Wikipedia page to suggest United uses mainline equipment seasonally to EWR. Does anyone know more about this? Apparently G4 is launching PIT > AFB & PIT > SRQ? http://www.post-gazette.com/business/news-briefs/2018/01/09/In-brief-Allegiant-Air-adding-flights-to-Charleston-Sa...Jump to post
neomax wrote:This wasn't already a hub!?! It's not like Shanghai is a major global financial and export hub or something, oh wait...
What has Fedex been doing in China lately if PVG wasn't a part of it? I guess its better late than never.
Looks like PIT-JHW will be getting the axe due to lack of EAS funding: https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/63056-us-dot-terminates-eas-subsidy-for-jamestown-ny Unfortunately nearly all of Southern’s operation in the Mid-Atlantic is in serious danger of losing EAS. Except for markets 210+ miles ...Jump to post
Suit yourself but you are wrong . You are making a lot of assumptions with obviously little knowledge of the details that go into doing what you suggest. They would have been held up LONGER in PIT than they were by going to DFW. The conditions of theirr holding would be significantly less comfortab...Jump to post
Did you even read what I wrote? 1. Never said B6 used busses to deplane 2. Never said the airport should have busses You're the one who brought busses in to the conversation, not me. Busses had nothing to do with the decision to bring these passengers to DFW. 3.Point blank stated that no one should...Jump to post
Would it be better that they stand in line for 3 hours going through customs and another two hours waiting to be dispatched to hotels? Im reasonably sure that sitting on a spacious, heated A380 with onboard service would be preferable to the alternative of standing in the PIT customs basement with ...Jump to post
There goes our 2nd A380... to Dallas. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAE207 Here is a link on FlightAware: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAE5KP/history/20180104/1100Z/OMDB/KPIT It looks like it was to IAD, tried to divert to NYC, and settled on PIT. I hope someone got photos. Where did th...Jump to post
PIT-CZM/FPO officially announced: http://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/New-Non-Stop-Flights-from-Pittsburgh-to-Cozumel-Mexico-and-Grand-Bahama-IslandVacation-Express-announces-new-flights-to-the-Caribbean-from-349-roundtrip-1012479457 Looks like PIT-JHW will be getting the axe due to lack ...Jump to post
Runway28L wrote:flyPIT wrote:I'm sure we'll know tomorrow if they were able to deplane or not.
Friends that are currently at the airport said that EK parked at Atlantic and they pulled up airstairs next to the aircraft while refueling. No deplane or processing at the terminal.
Wait though...wouldn't this flight likely have 4 pilots and some pilots would still have time? Presumably yes, that's why they are able to get out of here and go on to Dallas. I was mainly addressing the point of "Why DFW" instead of waiting it out in PIT and fly to JFK tomorrow (in which...Jump to post
Prior A380 diversions have been gas and go. No offloading. With the equipment available on the field (all operators) realistically a 747/77W is the largest that can be handled without advance arrangements. Equipment was brought in specifically for the G20. AF1 carries its own handling equipment. Wi...Jump to post
You guys are putting way too much weight on HQ2. Pittsburgh is a dark horse to even get it. If it miraculously does then it will take 10 years for it to ramp up to its full potential. If Pgh does get HQ2 I could see SEA and SFO get more solid service and maybe a couple other places such as AUS. But ...Jump to post
Predictions for the year: 1. OneJet adds service to......Rochester and Austin. 2. Delta tries it's hand at PIT-LAX. Also makes a play to push American off the PIT-RDU route. 3. Southwest finally goes outside the box and adds something that's more point to point. Either Newark or Philadelphia. 4. So...Jump to post
klm617 wrote:flyPIT wrote:LCK is a former hub for both Flying Tigers and AirNet Express.
Flying Tigers never had a hub at LCK
Incident at LBE: http://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/13117234-74/911-plane-leaves-runway-at-palmer-airport-in-latrobe-no-apparent-injuries Pittsburgh export values are up considerably in 2017. Up by 34% in the 3rd quarter of 2017 compared to the prior year. https://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/...Jump to post
Delta makes sure it's keeps Detroit in check. In the NW days DTW was a bigger operation than CLT is. DTW was just as stagnant under NW in the 10 years prior to the merger as with DL after. 34 million in 1999 and 35 million in 2008. Contrast that to CLT which has seen explosive growth by both US and...Jump to post
The OP is comparing CVG at its peak to CLT today and citing the 600+ flights in each case. But CVG's 600+ flights garnered 23 million passengers while CLT's 600+ is bringing in 45 million, due to use of larger aircraft. There's just no comparison between the two. In the Southeast ATL and CLT are the...Jump to post
"Pittsburgh International leveraged incentives and plenty of space to get surge in nonstop flights"
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? In those places I don't think the hub and spoke model had evolve...Jump to post
I was anxious to see the "partitioned" off area for us to get back to the landside building, and we laughed at how it was all setup. It is literally just a maze of weaving in and our of hallways, corridors, etc. We really need to figure something out, because honestly that is a shame. Als...Jump to post
PIT seems overloaded with service to the Caribbean. PIT-CUN is overloaded but I disagree with the rest. MBJ, FPO, and CZM are very limited seasons. Its great to see CZM return; I believe it was last served in the 1980s. With such limited schedules I think there is room for a few more destinations. ...Jump to post
Even on the other side of the world Pittsburgh is known for football. http://www.aircargonews.com/FT17/QatarCargoNewUSDestinations.jpg On that note, here is an old ad from Swissair, who never even served PIT. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4647/38330708425_f93f26f1d6_b.jpg The AVP flight will start...Jump to post