Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
What To Expect On HP?  
User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3144 times:

Hey guys, I've got a friend flying HP Friday PDX-IAH on HP. It's a direct flight, so he stops in PHX I'm pretty sure. I havn't flown HP since January 2002, so I don't really know what to tell him to expect on his flight, but I gave him a general idea. I know he's on a 737-300 though.

Was I right telling him to pretty much expect the usual pretzels and soft drinks on both flights?

After he gets to IAH, he flies IAH-ABQ...but I dont' know the routing. I'd be willing to bet it's through PHX again, and then coming home he flies ABQ-PDX through PHX again I think. Anything special to expect??

Let the HP lovers and haters come out!  Smile

13 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3116 times:

Well we don't have any meal service on those flights, so it will be beverage only. I don't know what else they serve as far as peanuts or pretzels go. As long as there are no Mesa flights, all should go well!!

I've flown out of IAH myself and the staff was very nice. The counter is a bit small though and I hear the lines can get pretty long.


User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3050 times:

Thanks to the one person who replied! I appreciate it Flyboyaz!

I was hoping for a little more advice...as this kid traveling is 13 and traveling alone...maybe a little help as to what he can expect???


User currently offlineAsuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2371 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3042 times:

I can tell you his boarding will probably be denied because he is traveling alone on an itinerary with connections.

HP/YV policy is to only allow UMs on one segment flights:

Children are our most precious cargo and we are committed to proper care and supervision. Children traveling without a parent or legal guardian are considered unaccompanied minors. Uniformed employees provide assistance for children traveling alone from the point of departure to their final destination.

* Children age 15 and older may travel unaccompanied without assistance.
* Children age 5-14 may travel unaccompanied on non-stop flights only for an additional fee* of $40 each-way; connecting flights are not permitted.
* Children under 5 years may not travel without a parent or legal guardian.


http://www.americawest.com/services/travelpolicies/sv_um.htm

Matt


User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3044 times:

I have flown HP twice in the last year (SAN-BWI and SAN-MSP round-trip, through both PHX and LAS), and have found their service to be at or above the service on other airlines.

The standard drinks-and-peanuts service will be provided. A couple of times, there has been a round of trivia questions shown as in-flight entertainment. Headsets are $4 (although standard walkman-type headphones can be used) for a limited amount of entertainment. They might show a movie - that depends on the length of the flight.

The customer service people have all been very friendly and very much seem to enjoy their jobs. Both LAS and PHX are fairly easy airports to navigate, so the connecting flights should not be that difficult to find.

Let us know how the trip went!!



Pan Am:The World's Most Experienced Airline - P(oor) S(ailor's) A(irline): San Diego's Hometown Airline-Catch Our Smile!
User currently offlineAms From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3035 times:

Also with HP you are able to Upgrade your ticket to F class, If F seats are available on the day of the departure. The Upgrade fees are quite reasonable!



Regards,
AMS


User currently offlineBCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3034 times:

Asuflyer05 -

When was that policy implemented? Because back in 1995, I was an UAM who flew SEA-LAS-TPA-MCO-TPA-LAS-SEA on my own.

Steve


User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7760 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3028 times:

I believe that policy was started after America West misplaced some kids.


Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3026 times:

I think this policy was put into place after the Summer of losing kids took place. Not sure of the exact year, though there was a Summer that HP had more than its share of misconnected and UM's placed on the wrong flights, it really got the media attention.


You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineHPA320 From Mexico, joined Jul 2004, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2969 times:

That's right.

Besides, the minimum age for flying by yourself in connecting flights was changed 1 and a half years ago. It was changed from 13 years to 15.

You may be expecting a good growth from HP as it is one of the few US carriers showing profit.  Big thumbs up

As you may know, America West started flying from both, SFO and LAX to JFK and BOS (I think it has now two or three frecuencies per day), plus another flight to IAD from LAX. All of these on A319's

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Manas Barooah



Also, LAX is becoming a new mini hub with CRJ's flying to YVR, PVR, MZT and YEG.

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Kevin Trinkle



There are two more routes that will be opened next year but, I won't say yet.  Acting devilish

Regards from me,



America West Airlines. 1983-2005. The Journey Continues...
User currently offlineAv8rPHX From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 713 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2946 times:

Even though HP implemented the one segment only rule for UMs, we still run into issues almost daily with UMs being on multiple segment flights. Generally we are good about fixing this in the hub,but alot of times in the outstations the UMs are sent to PHX being told that they will be fine to get to whereever they need to be without any problems.

User currently offline4jaded From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2934 times:

If you have no expectations of them they will not let you down

User currently offlineHPA320 From Mexico, joined Jul 2004, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2889 times:

Well at my station, we'd rather reissue the ticket than sending them with a connection.

We say that our job is in stake, so, connecting UM's for us are a "No, no".



America West Airlines. 1983-2005. The Journey Continues...
User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 23 hours ago) and read 2856 times:

He's flying with his sister...dunno how old he is. But I would have heard by now if he was DB'd... He's in Texas guys Smile

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
What To Expect On 737RS posted Wed Aug 2 2006 21:32:49 by 1337Delta764
What To Expect On AA64/65? posted Sat Nov 12 2005 15:52:55 by UN_B732
What To Expect On CO posted Mon Jan 10 2005 23:51:09 by Usair320
What To Expect On The New UA Livery 744 Winglets? posted Tue Oct 26 2004 22:34:54 by NZblue
What To Expect On CX F/C In Asia? posted Tue Aug 10 2004 22:40:00 by Flyalot
Colombianos: What To Expect On AV´s 763 BOG-JFK posted Mon Jun 14 2004 04:45:23 by RCS763av
What To Expect On BA Long-Haul Business posted Wed Dec 10 2003 14:30:14 by SafetyDude
What To Expect On AA From JFK-EZE-EZE-MIA posted Sat Nov 8 2003 14:08:54 by Spirit MD-80
What To Expect On SA JFK-JNB-CPT? posted Tue Oct 14 2003 17:09:54 by AA767400
What To Expect On Lacsa? posted Tue May 27 2003 21:38:24 by CactusA319
What To Expect On AA64/65? posted Sat Nov 12 2005 15:52:55 by UN_B732
What To Expect On CO posted Mon Jan 10 2005 23:51:09 by Usair320
What To Expect On The New UA Livery 744 Winglets? posted Tue Oct 26 2004 22:34:54 by NZblue
What To Expect On CX F/C In Asia? posted Tue Aug 10 2004 22:40:00 by Flyalot
Colombianos: What To Expect On AV´s 763 BOG-JFK posted Mon Jun 14 2004 04:45:23 by RCS763av
What To Expect On BA Long-Haul Business posted Wed Dec 10 2003 14:30:14 by SafetyDude
What To Expect On AA From JFK-EZE-EZE-MIA posted Sat Nov 8 2003 14:08:54 by Spirit MD-80
What To Expect On SA JFK-JNB-CPT? posted Tue Oct 14 2003 17:09:54 by AA767400
What To Expect On Lacsa? posted Tue May 27 2003 21:38:24 by CactusA319