Drerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5349 posts, RR: 8 Posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3556 times:
I am trying to finally get on an HP 757--every time I'm scheduled on one from IAH they flight gets changed at the last minute. My question is--I've been noticing that for the last week HP 274 and HP 186 (PHX-IAH-PHX) are changed between the 757 and 733; it was a 757 yesterday and today and perhaps for the rest of the week it is sheduled as a 733; how is this scheduled? Is there any rhyme or reason to this changing schedule. I am booked next Friday (7/15) on 186 and returning on 274 on Monday (7/18). I'd hate to have my seat assignments thrown into disarray (again) because of this. Any HP dispatchers or anybody have any info?
Flyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3540 times:
It really depends on a lot actually. If the flight is not booked full and they need the airplane someplace else, they might subsitute it for a smaller plane....same thing with a MX issue. Scheduling is also done by loads and routing needs. If they aren't filling a 757 on a continual basis, they will downgrade it and use the plane elsehwere. When we had mainline in TUS, we rarely got a plane because it was the right size plane, it was usually more of a routing issue. It doesn't seem to be the case with most other cities, it was because our flight was so short. They usually just tagged a TUS segment on.
Drerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5349 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3450 times:
As of now--according to the Americawest.com seat mapper HP186 on 7/15 has 6 seats sold in F and 125 sold in Economy. HP274 on 7/18 has 8 seats sold in F and 98 sold in economy. Not sure how reliable that is though.
PhoenixX2 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3266 times:
Of the 13 752s in the HP fleet, one is in SAL for a "C" check and one should be rotating through GYR for a scheduled "up grade" (ETOPS). This will probably be happening a lot until HP launches their HNL service in Dec 05. It's going to be a "hit and miss".