Adam727 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5100 times:
British Airways has been coming to phx for a long time they have flown there DC-10, 747-400, and there 777 to the valley. For the past year they went from the 744 to the 777 and now I am seeing the 744 back. Is that a good thing? Does it mean that phx could see more intl. airlines in the valley or at least see more of British Airways.
Adam727 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5053 times:
British is now the only airline to offer nonstop to Europe. Lufthansa did operate phx to Frankfurt for awhile and that was it. KLM Has a code share with Northwest So what you saw was a KLM jet operating as a NW flight. If you look closely to a NW jet you can see a KLM logo on the plane.
KDALAggie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4952 times:
I must say I'm very jealous. My brother and sister-in-law live in Phoenix. Just northeast of the airport. They live next to a park with a mountain, I think is named "Hole in the Rock?" Anyways, it's only a 5 minute walk from their place or they can just go around their place and see the planes. I visited there last August. My eyes were forever looking up when we were near their place. Oh, well I mentioned to my bro that what was happening and he took some pics for me because of my love for airplanes. It's cool having a brother-in-law. Especially when we both trade secrets about how to react to our wives who are sisters and have very similar attitudes about certain things, but totally different personalities.
Jmc1975 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4934 times:
The restaurant you are referring to is the "Hole in the Wall", which is at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak resort, at the base of Squaw Peak. I too, used to live about a 5-minute walk from there...it's a great area. You can see alot of air traffic from that vantage point.
After 3 years of service, the Lufthansa A340 nonstop to Frankfurt was discontinued in February 2004.
Jfkviaphx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4810 times:
The 744 was a very interesting aircraft to watch takeoff when it was very hot out. Before they extended the runway it would use up every last inch due to the heat. On some rare occasions they would wait until the air temp would drop at night before leaving the gate.
Stirling From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4662 times:
double confirm on HP.
At that time, HP operated both the 747 and the Dash 8....before they farmed out the commuter ops.
Case of trying to be everything to everyone.
Speaking of HP, makes me think of Ed Beauvais....
Last I heard he was working on a startup out of SYR called Northern Air (Air Northern?), then switched the base to PIT and called it PROJECT ROAM.
Heard alot about this back in OCT03, but nothing since. Anyone know anything? I assume it's not going to happen.
Radelow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4537 times:
MY FIRST POST!!! I have been here for years but just joined. Anyway, I am flying to London via PHX in November. When I went online to pick my seats I was able to get upstairs so it is indeed a 747. Hopefully that doesn't change!
Phxairfan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4521 times:
Radelow, welcome to A.net.
I just jumped back into A.Net this summer, so I have a question or 2 that have probably already been covered, albeit awhile ago.
Why did Lufthansa pull out? Were there loads not good enough to sustain service? Or was it that it was too much just leisure passengers.
Also, Phoenix has a metropolitan area nearing 4 million people, why are there no international services to Europe/Asia. Phoenix has a HUGE Indian population, and I'm sure they could easily fill a flight to Delhi a few times a week. Maybe even a flight from Eva Air, since the have some co-operation with America West.
KDALAggie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4504 times:
The place I was referring to was not a restaurant, but a mountain. There is a path that goes from the front around to the back which leads up to the hole near the top of it. I'll just ask my brother or sister-in-law what the official name is. All I really know is that it is just east and north of the approach into SkyHarbor. I'll let ya know when I find out or I'll simply post pics.