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colonials13 03-29-2015 06:10 AM

PIT as a domicile
 
Top o the morning and pleasant beans to all.

I know that currently RAH is the only company with a PIT domicile. Any chance of others opening up there?

Adieu

Gearswinger 03-29-2015 06:26 AM

Doubt it. Pit is a ghost town, unfortunately. Great airport.

flyingreasemnky 03-29-2015 06:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by colonials13 (Post 1852060)
Top o the morning and pleasant beans to all.

I know that currently RAH is the only company with a PIT domicile. Any chance of others opening up there?

Adieu

PIT like many other former hub cities (MEM, CLE, etc) will probably never be a hub city again. The only reason RAH has a domicile there is because they have some weird thing about crew domiciles being co-located with maintenance bases.

FirstClass 03-29-2015 07:58 AM

I think the best anyone can hope for would be Southwest or Frontier wanting to make a larger presense but that's really about it. The big 3 airlines already have their surrounding hub cities making PIT unusable.

Bozo the pilot 03-29-2015 04:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gearswinger (Post 1852063)
Doubt it. Pit is a ghost town, unfortunately. Great airport.

^^^ This all the way^^^

colonials13 03-29-2015 07:28 PM

That's upsetting. If only the airport authority and US Airways could have worked things out back then

yimke 03-29-2015 08:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Gearswinger (Post 1852063)
Doubt it. Pit is a ghost town, unfortunately. Great airport.

Great airport is stretching it a bit.

Gearswinger 03-30-2015 12:30 AM

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Originally Posted by yimke (Post 1852588)
Great airport is stretching it a bit.

I would say an airport with long runways, plenty of gates, efficient deicing, along with a lot of stores and restaurants that charge outside pricing is a great airport. It's a great place to have a small sit in the middle of a trip with that Rite Aid and a Post Office, as well as some interesting exhibits to look at.

ZapBrannigan 03-30-2015 02:41 AM

Wish you guys could have seen it back in the mid-90s. Place was hopping. Rome, London, Paris... Tons of transcons, tons of commuters... Sad

Slim11 03-30-2015 04:17 AM

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Originally Posted by yimke (Post 1852588)
Great airport is stretching it a bit.

While operations are substantially less than in the mid-90s, the original PIT terminal was a horrible place for a hub in the late 70s/early 80s. Even with the current number of flights in and out of PIT, the previous terminal would be poorly equipped to handle the operations as they are today.


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