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US 767s In PHX?  
User currently offlineBridogger6 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 710 posts, RR: 10
Posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3037 times:

I know that they use their 767s for Eurpoean service, but it would seem as though there are plans in the near future to send them to PHX. I was working at the end of the A concourse today and as I was pulling the jetway back at gate A14 I noticed that the J-line had been repainted. There is now a spot marked for the parking of a 767 and also a spot marked for the parking of an A321. Currently, the actual US Airways only uses gates B12-14.

Does this mean that 767s and more A321s are coming to PHX soon? If anyone knows anything, speak up!

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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7760 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2980 times:

Well I am flying US CLT-PHX on an A321 next month, so that answers the 2nd part of your question. Though 321s have been regulars in PHX since US 1st got them.

as for marking select gates out for the 767, that to me makes sense from an ops standpoint. Might as well have a few gates set up just in case one needs to divert to PHX and needs a parking spot, or if there are future plans to fly them in on a regular basis.



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User currently offlineJMC1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3253 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2962 times:

Quoting DesertJets (Reply 1):
Might as well have a few gates set up just in case one needs to divert to PHX and needs a parking spot, or if there are future plans to fly them in on a regular basis.

 checkmark  There are no plans to fly the 767 into PHX regularly, but it is essential to have facilities ready because of any special ops or charters that may come up along the way.



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User currently offlineANNOYEDFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 451 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2841 times:

Actually on the Us Airways sites for Flight Attendants there is going to be some swapping around to start "sharing" the European and Hawaiian trips soon enough. Some of the 76's may be going to Hawaii in the not to near future.


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User currently offlinePanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2669 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2709 times:

Quoting ANNOYEDFA (Reply 3):
Actually on the Us Airways sites for Flight Attendants there is going to be some swapping around to start "sharing" the European and Hawaiian trips soon enough. Some of the 76's may be going to Hawaii in the not to near future.

I'd venture a guess that it will be after the summer seasonal European routes have run their course. They will probably be deployed on Hawaiian runs, as well as get their cabins refurbished in time for the 2007 summer season.


User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4036 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2703 times:

When the certificates are combined, 767s will be making appearances at PHX. Aircraft in a given fleet have a way of making their way around the system in some capacity. So, especially at a hub, it makes good sense to have those spots on the J-line. I'd expect LAS may see them as well before too long.

User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3380 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2592 times:

Yea, i highly doubt they would visit PHX or LAS during the summer season even as a sub. But it is possible during the winter especially as a sub for the day.

How many aircraft are needed for a daily flt from PHX-HNL? During the winter 762's are used on routes to SJU, CUN, STT, and sometimes NAS. But they are also able to get some short cycles between CLT, PHL, and MCO. With the Hawaii runs I would assume it would require at least 2 762's which could force the 762 out of MCO and likely STT and CUN.


User currently offlineAkjetBlue From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 790 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2433 times:

Quoting Usairways85 (Reply 6):
Yea, i highly doubt they would visit PHX or LAS during the summer season even as a sub. But it is possible during the winter especially as a sub for the day.

How many aircraft are needed for a daily flt from PHX-HNL? During the winter 762's are used on routes to SJU, CUN, STT, and sometimes NAS. But they are also able to get some short cycles between CLT, PHL, and MCO. With the Hawaii runs I would assume it would require at least 2 762's which could force the 762 out of MCO and likely STT and CUN.

You're absolutly correct in the fact that it might reduce 767s on short cycles but in all honesty MCO is normally a low yield city and better served by the reconfig 757s with less F seats up front and more Y.

It stinks for us spotters however if it means more $ in the bank then that's what we will see in the future for US.



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