UAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3020 times:
I'm not sure how they are doing, I assume they are doing fairly well if they've maintained their flights here. Of course with the newly built terminal and the other one on the way, OKC has increased its capacity and hopefully it will draw in new service as it already has. I would particularly like to see Jetblue and US come to OKC. I think that US would probably be the better candidate, though I think they codeshare with HP. Anyway, great to see another Oklahoman on here! Cheers.
Ouboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4676 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2994 times:
First Anniversary for the return of the HP brand...HP was here before. We just need to keep in mind it is now US Airways, and I would not be shocked to see them add a couple flights to the CLT hub to get the other coast connected in.
Jetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3239 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2807 times:
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Quoting Ejmmsu (Reply 9): and If i'm not mistaken, have been upgraded to CRJ-900's
Yes, I see the CR9's now. Back when they started here they were putting CR2's here. I would like to see 737's or something bigger than the Canadair. I am sure they could turn good profit with a 737 or 319. If people are flocking to there Check In desks like AZFlyer84 says they probably could.
Lighten up while you still can, don't even try to understand, just find a place to make your stand and take it easy
HPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2697 times:
Quoting Ejmmsu (Reply 14): They are the one huge thorn left keeping HP/US from being a world-class airline. (that and their relatively sorry international network)
Well right now, we're flying to more international destinations than WN - that is one way we distinguish ourselves from them. As we become more solvent, we'll get some A350s and more A330s and do some more international flying - perhaps try to penetrate the Asian market.
Quoting HPRamper (Reply 15): Hey now, you're touching on a sensitive subject here, haha. As long as my paycheck stubs and uniform still say America West, I'm an America West employee.
Roger that. US East still has seperate ops, and the mx, crew, and ramp unions have not yet unified meaning we can't swap aircraft with each other. Once that happens, then I will the America West name pass away.
Quoting SonOfACaptain (Reply 13): And if you want to look at it that specific, then we should be congratulating YV, instead of HP/US.
The difference being of course, YV doesn't sell that flight on their own website. Express carriers' codeshare relationships are different than airline to airline codeshares in that YV depends on the HP marketing department and staff to sell that flight and do nothing of their own for it.
AZFlyer84 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2688 times:
i think eventually okc will go mainline, but i think it will see clt service before that. Also on a side note tul would be another city us would go into. Even though wn has a 89% marketshare. Wn doesn't fly to hawaii, canada, mexico, or many small sc cities.
Ouboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4676 posts, RR: 21
Reply 19, posted (10 years 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2586 times:
Flew out on crapwest to AUS for work (gee i wonder which company LOL)...and noticed the America West name is essentially completely gone, just a little logo under "US Airways Express" at the counter. It definitely looks nice seeing US in OKC...I've been hoping to see the flag there since I first moved here in 97.
Quoting Northwestair (Reply 5): Hey there OUBOY you missed the AA A300 that did a touch and go the other day. It was the same day that B6 had a charter flight into to OKC.
I really need to pay more attention. LOL At least working off SE 15th - i'll be able to see more.
I would expect a lot of movement in OKC from a few people. The new UAX flight to MSY is doing extremely well right now, though SAT is lagging load wise (not sure about yeild). Definitely could see mainline coming in finally. Hopefully.
SonOfACaptain From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1747 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (10 years 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2570 times:
Quoting HPRamper (Reply 15): As long as my paycheck stubs and uniform still say America West, I'm an America West employee.
Well, I consider that different. To the employees, they are still separate. I liken that to US-East employees still referring themselves as USAir employees. However, to the public, there is no America West. It is now US Airways.
Quoting HPLASOps (Reply 16): The difference being of course, YV doesn't sell that flight on their own website.
I understand that, I was just trying to make a point.
HPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4989 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (10 years 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2555 times:
Quoting SonOfACaptain (Reply 20): To the employees, they are still separate. I liken that to US-East employees still referring themselves as USAir employees. However, to the public, there is no America West. It is now US Airways.
Eh, kinda, or Piedmont employees, or PSA, or MDA...etc.
To the public here, at least for the moment America West is still going strong. America West signage is still up, and since US (East) didn't fly here, and we do get many 737s, the America West livery is still more common on the aircraft. We didn't have to deal with any of that integration stuff here.
A few weeks ago a woman approached me in the jetway, upon boarding and started asking me about being a US Airways employee, yadda yadda. I just kinda looked at her and waited for her to stop talking and just said "I don't know about all that, I work for America West."
Naw, MDA employees considered themselves US employees, nothing more, nothing less...especially since they are/were.
Quoting HPRamper (Reply 21): I just kinda looked at her and waited for her to stop talking and just said "I don't know about all that, I work for America West."
I like you, but I don't agree with what you did here. I realize you have a lot of pride in HP, and that is great, but like it or not, you are an US employee now. You should show pride with your current airline, especially during this time of integration. What does it look like to the customers when US's own employees still view themselves as two individual airlines, instead of one united new US Airways? When you are in front of employees, you should look like you take pride in the airline in which you make your announcements in. Even if you don't like being called a US Airways employee, keep it behind closed doors.
Sorry to go on a rant like that. I just want to see the merger succeed with both HP and US employees doing everything they can to make this a wonderful airline.
DLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (10 years 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2507 times:
Quoting Iowaman (Reply 6): Well in that case is Mesa US? HP is still operating under a different certificate I believe and is basically operating as separate pilots etc. so I fail to see where HP is US yet.