Necigrad From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 183 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6594 times:
Yes they're playing with the routes. Here in LAS US has picked up quite a few of the night flights. It varies based on where the aircraft are needed. The catch is, as said by someone else, that it's still two airlines. US can fly HP routes, and vice versa, but the US aircraft must be US flight crews, US flight attendants, US authorised ground crews, etc...
Yyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16374 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6606 times:
Quoting Hiflyer (Reply 2): I am not sure that USAir has merged the two operating certificates as yet...until that is done I believe the fleets are still handled by their own respective dispatchers and pilots.
Does anyone know when this will happen? What is the cause of the delay in putting both fleets under one operating certificate?
Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
AirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6545 times:
The schedule out of PHX shows some PHX-SAN flights 1551 and 1509 are operated under the US code and since one flight is a 321 I'm guessing that these flights are operated by US/East. Unitil the first of the year they had a US/East operate a PHX/DEN service also.
Hawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3224 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6215 times:
Quoting Asuflyer (Reply 14): Off topic but does anyone know why HP have many flights arriving at 2-4am.
HP for several years has had a late night hub in LAS, with many flights departing around 11:55pm.
Quoting AirCop (Reply 6): The schedule out of PHX shows some PHX-SAN flights 1551 and 1509 are operated under the US code and since one flight is a 321 I'm guessing that these flights are operated by US/East.
SAN seems to be one of the more integrated stations. The kiosks have been combined and so all the kiosks can handle both HP and US flights. CSAs seem to be able to handle both airlines.
I believe when US/East first started operating PHX-SAN flights it was to gain more utilization out of aircraft that were otherwise sitting around PHX waiting to return to an East hub. These days some flights will go back to PHX while others will turn to an East hub, so I guess it's all just scheduling trying to get the most use out of the aircraft.
Quoting KRIC777 (Reply 7): Mesa is operating US Airways Express flights between RIC and CLT....in HP colors.
All Mesa flights fall under the America West Express contract; Mesa Airlines is no longer a US Airways Express airline (though I believe Mesa subsidiary Air Midwest still is). Several of the CRJ-900s were moved to CLT into traditionally East routes because thats where they were needed. Not all have been repainted.
Quoting Rolo987 (Reply 1): I believe that HP is operating the PHL-PDX route.
I believe this was done because PDX was not a US station but was an HP one.
Laxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26314 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5901 times:
Quoting Gift4tbone (Reply 17): The combined call sign will not be US Air, it will be Cactus for both east and west.
Has this changed recently?
Per Flight Ops news update during the late fall it was stated that while the company had wished to maintain the "Cactus" callsign, this was denied by FAA/ICAO due to similar callsign/radio telephony pronunciation conflict in some other regions of the world.
From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
Gift4tbone From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 616 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5176 times:
The computer systems will merge the first or second weekend of march.
The flight cert. will merge sometime in April, thats all I know, but once the cert. in merged you may see west pilots/east FAs or visa versa on many flights, or a combo within the cockpit/cabin. Now we shall really see how well the two employee groups get along.
Funflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 866 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3556 times:
Monday through Friday we get an HP Express CRJ-900 at MHT to PHL or CLT I can't remember at the moment. But they are operated by Mesa Airlines with there crew. So no Mainline HP. And not alot of mainline US. I think 3 in and 3 out daily.
USFlyer MSP From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3542 times:
I think the most interesting example is JFK-CLT which is operated as HP Express from JFK to CLT with a US codeshare and US Express from CLT - JFK with and HP codeshare. This is due to US having no staff at JFK and HP having no staff at CLT.