Thegooddoctor From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 523 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5549 times:
America West is going to run US Airways flights with HP equipment that would RON (ala PDX-PHL), is US Airways equipment going to ultimately be used the same way (ie, tag ons to add frequencies - like PHL-DEN-PHX, CLT-MSY-PHX, PHL-PHX-HNL, DCA-DFW-PHX) etc?
FCYTravis From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1191 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5526 times:
US equipment is already scheduled for several HP routes.
Beginning April 2, US will operate RDU-LAS-RDU and MIA-LAS-MIA turns as part of the Vegas night hub, with A319s that would otherwise RON at Raleigh/Durham or Miami.
Also on April 2, America West will initiate a third frequency from Philadelphia to Seattle, routing another RON HP A320 from PHL-SEA-PHL as a redeye.
Right now the limiting factor is the lack of interoperability - HP pilots have to stay with HP planes and vice versa. Once the certificates and pilot seniority lists are merged sometime in 2007, I'm sure you'll see a massive rescheduling of aircraft routings to keep the jets in the air as much as possible.
[Edited 2006-03-21 10:41:55]
USAir A321 service now departing for SFO with fuel stops in CAK, COS and RNO. Enjoy your flight.