Skip to comments.OneJet has yet to resume service from Pittsburgh International as planned (Corporate Welfare)
Posted on 10/03/2018 12:21:44 PM PDT by Vigilanteman
Updated 2 hours ago
Startup airline OneJet did not resume ticket sales Monday as planned, and its unclear whether it ever will.
The carrier announced Aug. 29 it was suspending all flights for eight weeks during an operational transition, but planned to resume ticket sales Oct. 1.
As of Wednesday, the announcement was still posted to the carriers website , but when customers go to book a flight, the site says no flights are available to any destination.
OneJet CEO Matt Maguire did not return calls seeking comment. Airport spokesman Bob Kerlik said airport officials have not received any information from OneJet
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Pittsburgh? Why fly there? Maybe from there. Can’t imagine enough business to support scheduled flights, except maybe some very small commuter plane to connect with Philly, BWI or somewhere.
Allegheny County is so much like the USSR. Local government believes that the local economy only exists when government is willing to subsidize it. Local CEO’s and “entrepreneurs” all whine that Government isn’t doing enough for them.
Pittsburgh? Why fly there?
..................................... I really shouldn’t but I LOLed
The way you make it sound, Snake Pliskin would need to break in and rescue hostages
The Steelers offense will be taking over. The won’t be scoring either.
Actually lack of direct flights is a serious issue to business people here. Tech companies like Google, Uber, Facebook, have a substantial and growing presence here.
But Government bribing people to fly in here never works.
I call it “Buying your friends,”
I have a high-school classmate whose husband was a mechanic for US Air. Back when Allegheny County paid for this new airport and made that deal with US Air to keep their hub here he thought he had a job for life. They planned their lives accordingly. Bought a house, etc.
When they left town he was left high and dry. I don’t think she’s had a decent job since. She had to go back to nursing school in her late 40’s so they could pay the bills.
Never stake your future on promises from government.
The airport is still underutilized, but don't forget that it was built that large for U.S. Air specifications.
Dunno about anyone else, but if I were undecided re which airline to use, the name ‘OneJet’ would give me pause.
As someone who lived in Pittsburgh for 35 years (not born there and now retired to SC where I was born) let me just say that the ‘Burgh is an awesome town. If you haven’t been there you are missing out. Truly an undiscovered gem. Yes, the politics of Allegheny County are ridiculous, but the people are friendly and down to earth. Great sports town, lots of cultural events, amazing universities and outstanding restaurants. I miss the Burgh every day.
Oh I wasn’t dissing da Burgh, just that silly company name.
Often, it means they are being owned by an investment company. Some of them are looking to sell the business at a proft, others merely to milk it and strip it of its client base. You never know.
I think this is one reason Warren Buffett still uses the names of two long defunct New England textile mills (Berkshire and Hathaway) which have next to nothing to do with his current business holdings.
That was some interesting stuff, thanks !
Here’s how that name actuall struck my funny/mocking bone:
‘Hi, thanks for calling OneJet .. we only have that one jet, but would you like to go where we’re flying it ?’
As though an outfit with one jet prolly shouldn’t call themselves an ‘airline’ quite yet .. lol !
In August, we rode the free part of the T from PNC Park back to our parking area with a lot of Milwaukee Brewer fans after beating them in the 2nd game of what turned out to be a five game sweep. They couldn't stop marveling about how friendly and nice Pirate fans were to visitors.
That was almost as good as savoring another Bucco win.
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