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Anything Still Stored At LAS?  
User currently offlineAlexInWa From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1149 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2502 times:

Going to LAS on Thursday for the 1st time in about two years. Wondering are any A/C still stored at or near LAS?

How far is Victorville from LAS? Is it worth the drive?

My flights down and back a packed on US/HP. Does US/HP bump? If so and I offer my seat when will I get to Vegas? What is HP's policy on this?

Thanks!!!


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User currently offlineF9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 5027 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2453 times:

I was out there about 2 months ago, and sadly it looks as though all the old birds are now gone. I used to visit the west side of the airport weekly to look at the old birds out there. Sadly, looks like it is history.

Victorville is about 2-3 hours. I could not tell you what is out there, because it has been years since I have been there. Kingman might be a good spot to drive to. Not sure what they have out there anymore, but it may be worth the drive.

Yes, HP/US still offers bumps. Usually they offer vouchers for $$ off of future travel. Depends on how desperate they are. They used to offer free tickets and cash when things were getting hairy.

Hope that helps ya a little.



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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2424 times:

Quoting F9Animal (Reply 1):
Yes, HP/US still offers bumps. Usually they offer vouchers for $$ off of future travel. Depends on how desperate they are. They used to offer free tickets and cash when things were getting hairy.

Last month they were offering free tickets and not vouchers at least on the cross country flights out of PHX and FLL.


User currently offlineAlexInWa From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2402 times:

SO if I take a bump am I gonna be on the next flight, connecting or not, or do I go stand-by? I dont want to spend my vacation here at SEA.....how boring!!!


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User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4057 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2308 times:

Quoting AirCop (Reply 2):
Last month they were offering free tickets and not vouchers at least on the cross country flights out of PHX and FLL.

They were last night.
I believe it's a voucher for a free round trip in the lower 48, and hotel stay as well.


User currently offlineCrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1899 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2270 times:

The storage area at LAS is gone and now has a concrete manufacturing area set up in the area. The airport is quite busy though as far as "moving" aircraft..As for nearby storage:

Victorville- About 2 1/2 hours by car, but photography quite difficult

Kingman- About 2 hours by car and a little better for photography

Boulder City- About 1/2 hour away. There was an Eagle F-27 stored there, but I am not sure if it is still there. Occasionally, you can catch some Albatross' flying in and out of there

Finally, there are abunch of WWII fighters at a location south on Highway 95 on the way to Searchlight about 1 hour from Vegas, but I do not recall the city name


User currently offlineHPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2189 times:

Quoting AlexInWa (Reply 3):
SO if I take a bump am I gonna be on the next flight, connecting or not, or do I go stand-by? I dont want to spend my vacation here at SEA.....how boring!!!

Which flight are you scheduled on? We have 5 flights that go from SEA-LAS. Usually, the SEA flights are not that full, plus they could accomodate you on AS or WN worst case scenario.

Quoting AlexInWa (Thread starter):
How far is Victorville from LAS? Is it worth the drive?

Before I tell you whether or not VCV is worth the drive, my first question, is why the hell would you want to go there in the first place? You'll see the same aircraft there as you would at VGT and that's only about a 15 minute drive from McCarran (depending on traffic, of course). If it's nature and mountains that you're into, visit Red Rock, just southwest of the city, plenty of beautiful mountains and great hiking trails, and the perfect getaway during the summertime.


User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4320 posts, RR: 36
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2135 times:

Quoting HPLASOps (Reply 6):
You'll see the same aircraft there as you would at VGT and that's only about a 15 minute drive from

VGT is a nice little airport with some DHC-6s, Do-228s and such, certainly worth a visit, but at VGT I have never seen the loads Lockheed Tristars and 727s which are stored at Victorville so what do you mean with 'the same aircraft" ?



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User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7566 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2080 times:

I suggest www.cactuswings.com

User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2882 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1940 times:

The "AREA 51" 732's are still at LAS!


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User currently offlineHPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1854 times:

Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 7):
I have never seen the loads Lockheed Tristars and 727s which are stored at Victorville so what do you mean with 'the same aircraft" ?

Sorry, did not realize VCV was a storage site for some heavies. However, the airport just outside Kingman (don't know the name of it) has quite the selection of heavies too and that's a shorter drive than VCV, as well as a more scenic one.


User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7485 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1826 times:

I was @ both VCV and IGM earlier this month. VCV has nothing being scrapped by the 'hill' . Only descent shots I got were what's left of a Tower 747 at a srap yard that's on the same road as the 'hill' .
IGM wasn't that great,especially since they installed that new fence 3 years ago .



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