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posted by C. Briem at Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Tell him we have a major airport.....we just don't have major airline service. And here is a reason for Silicon Valley to re-locate here. What Pittsburgh Can Teach the World About Living Well http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/18/pittsburgh-health_n_4339476.html
Detroit's airport is pretty amazing; the PA announcements in Japanese, for instance, and that synchronized fountain and indoor monorail/train.
and the international flights... Amsterdam, Paris, Tokyo, London, Shanghai... I don't know the whole list.
Fun fact: Detroit is a shorter flight distance to cities like Tokyo and Shanghai than Dallas.
Another fun fact: you can fly to more places in PA from Detroit, too: Allentown, Wilkes-Barre, Harrisburg, Erie, and State College.Our air service is so pitiful these days. It's winter, high ski season, and there's not a single nonstop to Salt Lake City.I'm just counting down the days until our local leadership--the same folks who still can't find a way to turn on the Holiday Lights at Hartwood Acres--are shocked, shocked that the last vestige of Allegheny Airlines--the Ops Center--is going to Dallas.
Coda: Apparently pro-Pittsburgh forces in the comment section beat Yglesias into submission:http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2013/12/23/silicon_valley_cleveland_some_further_thoughts.html"I'm happy to admit that this was a somewhat arbitrary process . . . there's a strong case for Pittsburgh . . . ."
Power to the punditry!
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