DesertFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1952 times:
I guess that could be it. Looks like AA 1453 is an MD82 coming from ORD, some maybe it needed to make a tech stop in DEN? There is another AS flight from LAX is the flight number 643 and should come from YVR, and is again coming from LAX tonight.
Tango-Bravo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1850 times:
Whatever the reason(s) may be, regularly scheduled flights to/from PSP are/have been sold out most of this week and next. During the extended weekend upon us, 30Mar-3Apr there is not a seat to be found at any price to/from PSP on regularly scheduled flights. Thus, my guess is that the "weird routes" to PSP are supplemental flights.
I wouldn't expect Palm Springs to be a big Spring Break destination. Spring break is something for the younger crowd whether it is college students or families with children in school. Those aren't the type of people that pack Palm Springs and the surrounding desert cities in the winter.
I would assume that there would be other reasons like a golf tournament or big convention.
Tango-Bravo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1753 times:
Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 5): I wouldn't expect Palm Springs to be a big Spring Break destination. Spring break is something for the younger crowd whether it is college students or families with children in school.
Families with children in school comprise more of the overall traffic volume to/from PSP during Spring Break than you seem to imagine.
RoseFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1705 times:
Quoting Sllevin (Reply 7): While PSP isn't THE spring break location, that's sorta like thinking that South Beach is empty when it's not spring break. There's always quite a crowd there
My parents use to have a place in La Quinta (one of the many cities alongside Palm Springs in the Cochella Valley), and although that was a few years ago, I noticed that when I visited there, the city didn't seem to be any more crowded during March/April than the rest of the winter. Palm Springs is very crowded November-March as that is the high season. I remember seeing some families there, but more often they were just from northern California. I never noticed tons of people flying in during any particular time of the year. The whole city is pretty busy except in the summer, but I just am a little surprised that it would fill up for Spring Break since so many people there don't have kids or aren't college students. I am surprised that there is a peak for spring break alone.
Florida, Texas, California and Mexico see a whole lot more people for spring break whether it is partying college students or families with kids off of school. Maybe I am wrong, but I can't understand such an increase which would cause airlines to run extra flights to PSP from unique destinations.