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CaliforniaDreaming
05-06-2004, 09:00 PM
It's been on the news here all day in the 'burgh, Pittsburgh International is loosing it's US Airways Hub status. It'll become a focus city. Here are a couple local news stories: http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/money/3277007/detail.html and http://www.wpxi.com/money/3275611/detail.html

It'll be sad to see PIT when this happens. But, hopefully we'll see some Southwest, JetBlue, and Frontier service. ;)

Nick@ VB+OKW
05-06-2004, 10:41 PM
Here is another article from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette below.........US AIR also said they would NOT cut any flights until Sept out of Pittsburgh.

http://www.postgazette.com/pg/04127/311838.stm

safetymom
05-07-2004, 04:30 AM
Sorry to hear that. As a former PIT resident I know how important USAirways is to PIT.

The airline is having problems and hopefully other airlines will decide to start flying from PIT.

NotUrsula
05-07-2004, 03:17 PM
You have my sympathy. It happened here at STL last November when AA did the same thing, and the airport is a ghost town. They have completely closed one concourse, and the others are not at all what they used to be.

SWA had expressed interest in greatly expanding their presence here (already considerable, BTW) but they feel that the gate fees are too high right now; they will only expand if the city gives them a break on the gates, and so far that isn't happening.

CarolA
05-07-2004, 05:05 PM
Things can change.

Nashville went thur the same thing when AA pulled out. SW has now taken over almost all the gates. (Although the hold up in our case was actually AA not the city. AA owned the gate leases and did NOT want to give them up to SW or use them!)

I think things are much better here. SW just runs a much better operation then AA did at this airport. Now.... AA is a fine airline and my bias may be becuase near the end the employees seemed to get an attitude "if we are going to lose our job, we are going to make you miserable" LOL!

marymrg
05-09-2004, 08:59 PM
When we lived in Pittsburgh, we were friends with a pilot and his family. That will be another blow to the city.