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Old 12-09-2011, 04:00 PM
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Location: Pittsburgh
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Unfortunately the airport has large debt service payments it has to make, so they can't just lower fees.
You seem to have this type of vision with taxes as well. Have you ever heard of volume? You know, having a lot of traffic and charge less instead of having little traffic and charging more? Having lots of traffic has huge advantages. More employees, which is good for our region. More flights, which is good for our region. Charging more seems like the simple answer with airport fees and as you clearly point out on the tax thread, but it isn't usually the best answer. I would like to think we can do better than the ideas you present on both counts.
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Old 12-09-2011, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Upper St. Clair
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If you can afford to fly, you can afford the fees
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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You seem to have this type of vision with taxes as well. Have you ever heard of volume? You know, having a lot of traffic and charge less instead of having little traffic and charging more? Having lots of traffic has huge advantages. More employees, which is good for our region. More flights, which is good for our region. Charging more seems like the simple answer with airport fees and as you clearly point out on the tax thread, but it isn't usually the best answer. I would like to think we can do better than the ideas you present on both counts.
The fees already are lower than before if I remember right. When USAir was here, they made up for the high fees by charging the rip-off fares.
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:58 PM
 
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The market, not me, dictates whether reducing fee rates would get the airport enough additional volume to make up the difference.

And there is virtually no chance the airport simply chose higher fees and lower volumes when they could have gotten more revenues the other way around.
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Upper St. Clair
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I personally hate to fly, I rather take a road trip...and keep my money in the states, where its needed the most
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:19 PM
 
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Default Philadelphia Options maybe nil, but to NYC is plentyful

Delta just provided more service between Pittsburgh and NYC....Boy this is a competitive route....

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Delta Air Lines is expanding its service to New York from Pittsburgh by adding flights to LaGuardia Airport starting July 11.

The expansion was made possible through a deal reached between Delta and US Airways to exchange takeoff and landing rights at LaGuardia and Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. The agreement was finalized earlier this week.

Delta currently offers five flights a day to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport from Pittsburgh International Airport. It will drop that to three daily in July and add the six to LaGuardia. US Airways also offers nine flights a day to LaGuardia. JetBlue Airways and American Airlines each also have two flights a day to JFK.

Travelers can begin booking the Delta LaGuardia flights tomorrow at Delta Air Lines - Airline Tickets and Airfare to Worldwide Destinations (http://www.delta.com - broken link).

"The new flights will provide Pittsburgh flyers with more choice and options when flying to New York for business travel," said Glenn Mahone, chairman of the Allegheny County Airport Authority board.

Delta adds four daily flights from Pittsburgh to New York
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Did I add that correctly? There are 31 flights a day between Pittsburgh and New York? I knew it was a busy route, but good grief!
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Chicago (from pittsburgh)
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that's nice, but if I want to go to Philly, I'd prefer not to land in New York.
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Old 12-16-2011, 01:01 PM
 
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that's nice, but if I want to go to Philly, I'd prefer not to land in New York.
The Problem with Philly is its too short of a trip to be profitable for airlines....Too Long and Slow for Ground Transportation....but would be just right for HSR or even Semi-HSR (110mph)....PA is really pissing away a golden opportunity for a showcase to the country. If OH is successful with linking the 3 C's with HSR before PA has its 2 Big P's linked boy what an embarrassment that'll be especially since the 3 C's are not in a semi straight line.
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Old 12-16-2011, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Chicago (from pittsburgh)
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The Problem with Philly is its too short of a trip to be profitable for airlines....Too Long and Slow for Ground Transportation....but would be just right for HSR or even Semi-HSR (110mph)....PA is really pissing away a golden opportunity for a showcase to the country. If OH is successful with linking the 3 C's with HSR before PA has its 2 Big P's linked boy what an embarrassment that'll be especially since the 3 C's are not in a semi straight line.
Yeah, It will most likely happen first in Ohio.
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