AirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 26 Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2711 times:
HP flights PHX-LAX are booked to death. Impossible to non-rev on unless you get lucky. Its better to go on WN because they have more flight options than HP does. My source: I worked at HP and know how the flights are.
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Amhilde From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 643 posts, RR: 5 Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2672 times:
I do PHX-LAX several times a year (legs to/from RNO) and always go with HP. The 757 service i ended up on was GORGEOUS- new plane and so SO comfy- no cattle call either. However i do know they tend to run some little guys back and forth- may want to check it out.
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7677 posts, RR: 18 Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2619 times:
Coke and Pretzels are the same whether you fly America West or Southwest. Both operate from the same terminal at both airports. Flight time is less than an hour. Either one should get you there just fine.
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Unmlobo From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 196 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2534 times:
I have flown both airlines and I must say there is not too much difference between HP coach and WN. Like Mizzou65201 said if you have one of the partner airlines then you might want the miles but I think that you should just take whatever has the cheapest flight at the time you want to leave.
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Flyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2487 times:
Ditto on everything above...it's such a short flight, unless you are into the whole frequent flier elite status thing...either should be fine. We (HP) have a promotion now if you fly 3 roundtrips within a certain time you get Silver elite status....5 roundtrips and you get Gold status.
Now that we don't use Mesa on this route anymore...shouldn't have any reliability issues. WN does have more flights, but we have a few sets of dual flights since we work on a hub system. Yes the flights are generally full, even with 2 flights leaving at the same time!
Deltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1590 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2442 times:
You might also get a 757 or A320 where you can plug in your own headset and get a good audio selection on HP...not a bad way to pass 55 minutes w/ a coke, peanuts, music of your choice and a great view of the southwestern desert.
AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5381 posts, RR: 11 Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2413 times:
I would definitely go with Southwest. I have had great experiences on WN, and my ex-girlfriend had nasty flights on AmWest. So- that's my reasoning.
Plus, Southwest has 737-700s, and while I don't know if that is the type of aircraft that serves your route, IF IT IS, they're magnificent planes. Especially with the new interiors. I mean, all leather seats, and plenty of legroom. For a US based carrier, anyhow.
Aeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 2958 posts, RR: 30 Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2405 times:
If you have never done domestic traveling before, I suggest you go with America West. The reason is that even though its called a low cost airline, I think its one of USA's majors...And I would go with a "major" on my first domestic flight. But later after some flights on the majors I would start trying out all the other possibilities. WN is also a great airline, I flew with them in March for the first time as was indeed very impressed.
Like other members have said it really doesn't matter in your case since the flight is only 1 hour long, you will probably end up receiving the same kind of service.
Cactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2381 posts, RR: 33 Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2401 times:
Like everyone else says... its an hour flight so you won't see much difference.. the only noticeable one will be the boarding process with pre-assigned seats on HP and first come first served on Southwest.....
Aeroflot777... WN has 2800 flights a day with more than 375 planes... they're just as major (if not more) than HP...
CactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 28 Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2344 times:
If you take Southwest you might be on NIKV69's favorite show...."Airline".
It doesn't make much of a difference who you fly on this one. They fly out of the same terminal at both airports, have the same level of service. Only difference is AWA has assigned seating and frequent flyer partnerships, as well as more variety in aircraft.
ScottB From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6373 posts, RR: 34 Reply 19, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2252 times:
Actually, the fact that they serve Coke instead of Pepsi is plenty of reason for me to choose Southwest over America West. Even better, though, befitting an airline headquartered in Dallas, Southwest also serves Dr Pepper -- and that seals the deal for me.