RedTailDTW From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 753 posts, RR: 3 Posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3735 times:
I was wondering, ive heard that the loads on AA out of TUS have been very high this year and i was wondering if maybe they could bring a bigger plane to TUS for one of the Dallas flights. Not that i don't like the MD-80's but it just seems that they might be able to upgrade one of the flights and still be profitable on the route.
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SABE From Argentina, joined Jun 2005, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3719 times:
Welcome to A.net, RedTailDTW! I'd love to see something other that MD80s here at TUS, but I'm not holding my breath. To see a significant increase in seat number, I guess they'd have to go up to a 752 and that seems pretty large for a market like TUS.
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7760 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3552 times:
What is DFW-TUS currently at, 6x daily? If there is demand for additional seats AA could seemingly toss another MD-80 on that flight and be done with it.
Obviously AA has run the 757 to TUS in the past. I remember back in 2000 taking an evening flight on AA back to Tucson on the 757. IIRC it was a 7pm departure. Most likely remained overnight and did the first flight out the following morning.
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Eastbay From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 211 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3486 times:
I've been on AA 757's out of Tucson several times, during the 2000-2003 time range, and the loads always seemed quite good. Probably these were during the winter months- I'm not sure- but TUS has always seemed to serve AA quite well.
AA54Heavy From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 189 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3302 times:
TUS even had 762s with AA for a short period of time from DFW. I remember flying in business class from DFW on the last flight into TUS and also distinctly being disappointed on sitting in the middle section of the 762 from TUS to DFW in the morning some weeks later on another trip....that was like that late 80s some time.
AA had the tendency to run atleast one 757 to DFW during the winter months into TUS (and at one point to ORD as well). However, over the last couple years, I have not noticed this as much.
AA has been very devoted to TUS. They have served Tucson for almost 90 years, continuously (since 1927). They started flying to what is now Davis-Monthan AFB, when commericial and military shared the existing runway there. In fact, if I am not mistaken, the lonely hangar on the NW part of DMAFB (still there today), seen from Golf Links Road near the turn off to Alvernon was the "terminal" where AA served initially way back in the day. The current airport at TUS built around 1940 when the military build up warranted the need for a new airport.
Socalfive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3118 times:
Quoting NikonDFW (Reply 9): AA@ TUS March 2,1973 Departures
Wow, I grew up there and never knew AA brought DC10s through TUS at all, and 1973 was well before jetbridges at TUS. I do recall as late as 1979 flying 707s to ORD that originated in Palm Springs, and of course 727s to both DAL and DFW from 67 on.
And two DC-10 incidents here at TUS within days of each other. The first is the inflight separation of the right Air Conditioning door and the second is a tailstrike on landing two days later in a different aircraft.
There are some pics in an Airliners Magazine at my house from an article they did about TUS and one pic has 2 DC-10s in it I think. I may not be going home this weekend so I probably won't get them.
TUSaadvantage From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2959 times:
AA has always been pretty strong here in TUS. I think a lot of Tucsonians are loyal to AA. AA has rewarded TUS by only sending mainline. I don't think an American Eagle AC has ever touched down in TUS.
I remember being on an AA 737 of some kind to ORD in about 2000. I don't know if it was a sub or not.
AirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2873 times:
I believe that was before entry into service and was here for hot-and-high testing. Looking at the weather history for that day it was 87 F instead of the normal 71 F. Pretty warm for the beginning of March.
AA54Heavy From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 189 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2815 times:
Quoting NikonDFW (Reply 23): American Eagle flew SNA-TUS with the SAAB 340's in the early 90's. Didn't last too long, maybe a year or less.
I think the service was actually to PSP, and not SNA. The SNA service was provided by DL at some point in the mid-90s with regional jets, but that too was shortlived......They parked the 340s where the recently added third WN gate was put......
Also, the first CO 757 with winglets was tested here in Tucson in March of 2005 (which, was this the first wingletted 757 period?). It was cool to see them doing flight tests.
I find it still amazing that they only send mainline to TUS, which is fine by me. Its interesting since even a city like MSP sees CRJs on AE from DFW, and that's a bigger city with even a longer flight......
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: Hi All, Well someone might find this interesting: Imagine this: As a teenager in 1974, my friend and I wanted to go from TUS to PHX to spend the day a
: Note to Smokescreen: YES ! I have a postcard of TUS from the early 70's, showing an AA Convair 990 and a Frontier Convair 580 at the terminal.
: Oh yeah, those were the good 'ole days, you could get down to the gates for spotting too, except IIRC not at the old terminal one in PHX due to the c
: It was not. For some reason that myth has lived on in Tucson lore for may years. The terminal was on the east side of the North-South runway which is
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: I know that. AA probably should serve both if they think they can get passengers away from the other carriers. Back in 2002 AE served PHX, but I don'
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: In 2000 American started LAX-PHX and SJC-PHX on MD80's. After 9/11 it was downsized to the RJ's, then quietly cut sometime in later 2002 or early 200
: That's great to know! I love those "Coronados" (I know, that's SR's name) and it's nice to know they were visitors here.
: Hey Smokescreen and Socalfive, We have a lot in common. I also did the same TUS-PHX-TUS trip with my brother, we took seperate flights both directions
: Amen to that! I would love it if AA restarted some of the service that Reno Air used to provide. But, it will be hard to compete with WN and their ma