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QX Is Starting Prescott?!?!?!?!  
User currently offlineAlaska737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1063 posts, RR: 5
Posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3550 times:

So tonight I was searching for a flight home on October 3rd on alaskaair.com. I decided to check both Phoenix and Flagstaff and when I searched a flight from FLG to LAX it showed a stop in Prescott, I quickly checked the newsroom and route map and noticed nothing about PRC, I then attempted to search for a flight on the same day from PRC to LAX but the website did not recognize "PRC" or "Prescott". I then searched for the same FLG flight on September 9th and it showed PRC as a stop, when I searched for a flight on the 8th it showed no stop. So does this mean that Horizon is actually/foresure planning on flying to PRC?

If they are what are they going to do about the terminal, no way that could hold 76 people, not that 76 people will ever get on/off that plane in PRC, unless LAX goes on hold!

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User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5901 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3450 times:
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Quoting Alaska737 (Thread starter):
If they are what are they going to do about the terminal, no way that could hold 76 people, not that 76 people will ever get on/off that plane in PRC, unless LAX goes on hold!

There was a thread here a couple of months ago that stated that the city of Prescott had selected QX for new flights and that schedules and fares were being worked out.

The only way I could see a lot of PRC passengers would be students/faculty from ERAU there. I'm sure the students would flip to see Q400's there, but they would have see it at night or first thing in the morning. Interestingly enough as you pointed out, the service starts when the ERAU students head back to school.

I guess we'll see some sort of the a press release soon.


User currently offlineImapilotaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3436 times:



Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 1):
Interestingly enough as you pointed out, the service starts when the ERAU students head back to school.

Actually it has nothing to do with this, QX/AS major schedule change after summer is September 7, and that's when it is going into affect.

And yes, they are starting service in Prescott. They like the MSA demographics on the market to be able to carry its own weight. i dont think it will work long term.


User currently offlineMMEPHX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3362 times:



Quoting Imapilotaz (Reply 2):
And yes, they are starting service in Prescott.

The problem PRC has always had is that the main service has always been to PHX and when all things are considered it is often more convenient and/or cheaper to use the van shuttles or self drive to PHX and fly direct from there. (I lived in PRC a few years ago and more often drove to PHX then flew)

QX offers the tempting alternative of LAX. I can't imagine the O&D traffic will be very big but the connecting opportunities along the West coast could make the service work, especially if PRC is a leg in the LAX-FLG service. The downside of course would be why fly West if you really want to go East? PHX would still be the more attractive answer timewise for Eastbound passengers so QX may never get those folks. Still, I hope it works out for QX, LAX is a nice service for the folks at PRC to shout about.

Maybe someone in the distant future could offer DEN service from PRC.


User currently offlineTugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5506 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3338 times:



Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 1):
The only way I could see a lot of PRC passengers would be students/faculty from ERAU there.



Quoting Imapilotaz (Reply 2):
They like the MSA demographics on the market to be able to carry its own weight. i dont think it will work long term.

CNN just hosted an AP article featuring Prescott's plight:
http://edition.cnn.com/2008/TRAVEL/06/06/rural.airports.ap/
It's interesting in that it doesn't really talk about ERAU at all as being a factor in airport service. Instead its all the retiree's and the business' that are there that don't want to drive two hours to get on a plane (and to come home).

Quoting MMEPHX (Reply 3):
QX offers the tempting alternative of LAX. I can't imagine the O&D traffic will be very big but the connecting opportunities along the West coast could make the service work, especially if PRC is a leg in the LAX-FLG service. The downside of course would be why fly West if you really want to go East?

The key problem is always the price point at which people will pay to fly vs driving to Skyharbor, I guess they figure that LAX will achieve that while people who are going to fly 4 hours to the east will more like drive those two hours than will people flying west.

Tugg



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User currently offlineAlaska737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1063 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3286 times:

So whats the terminal situation going to be? And when will service offically be announced by QX?

User currently offlineFlyboy7974 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3223 times:

Press conference is Monday, I think 1pm at our local airport. I'm watching flightaware for the Q400 to come in if they are for the conference, I'm not sure, but start date is I think Sept 9 for flights to FLG/LAX.

User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5801 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3184 times:



Quoting Flyboy7974 (Reply 6):
Press conference is Monday, I think 1pm at our local airport.

I read that its at 1:30 Monday
http://prescottdailycourier.com/main...D=1&subsectionID=1&articleID=56073



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User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5901 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3080 times:
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Good stuff for PRC.

By the way, which is closer to the Grand Canyon? PRC or FLG?


User currently offlineCOERJ145 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3070 times:

Yes!! If I go to ERAU for college I have another option besides flying into PHX.

Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 8):

By the way, which is closer to the Grand Canyon? PRC or FLG?

FLG. PRC is about an hour further southwestish.


User currently offlineJmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3267 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3061 times:



Quoting FATFlyer (Reply 7):
Quoting Flyboy7974 (Reply 6):
Press conference is Monday, I think 1pm at our local airport.

I read that its at 1:30 Monday
http://prescottdailycourier.com/main...56073

PRC spotters....get ready!  Smile



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User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6124 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3022 times:



Quoting Flyboy7974 (Reply 6):

Don't watch to long, you'll waste your day. There is no a/c going in their for the conference.

ASSFO



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User currently offlineSANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5411 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3018 times:



Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 1):
There was a thread here a couple of months ago that stated that the city of Prescott had selected QX for new flights and that schedules and fares were being worked out.

There have actually been at least 2 threads this year about the topic:
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...general_aviation/read.main/3910407
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...general_aviation/read.main/3810390

(I thought PRC had already been announced but I guess I was confusing it with FLG.)

Nice to hear QX is trying some different destinations out of LA; I hope they have some luck with them.)

bb


User currently offlineAlaska737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1063 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2770 times:

Directly From alaskaair.com, service starts the 9th.

Prescott City Guide
Prescott is home to some of the most amazing natural beauty found in Northern Arizona. The city and surrounding area offers something for everyone - museums, art galleries, six golf courses, five lakes, and fine dining.

With a relatively cool climate at its mile-plus high altitude, this old mining town has twice served as the capital of Arizona territory and is now home to a community of artists and many businesses which cater to visitors.

Prescott is consistently named one of the southwest's best places to live or visit itself as a place where history lives on. Bronze plaques throughout the downtown historical district provide history lessons. Over 600 buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places.

Courthouse Plaza is the pivot around which the town was designed and built. Today, this famous landmark is surrounded by quaint boutiques, top-notch restaurants, and an eclectic mix of galleries featuring local, regional, and national artists.

If you love the outdoors, the area boasts 450 miles of hiking, biking, and horseback trails, spread out over a million acres of the Prescott National Forest. Five area lakes are great for canoeing or kayaking.

Prescott can also serve as the base for exploring Northern Arizona. You can start in Prescott and head east over the mountains into Jerome, a mining community turned artist colony. Then drop into Cottonwood on your way to spectacular Sedona. Highway 89A continues up into Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon area.

Future pilots and astronauts can check out Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. The campus covers 539 acres of high-altitude western terrain. The school's flight training center is located at nearby Prescott Love Field Municipal Airport.


http://www.alaskaair.com/www2/Destin...unged_qs/destination.asp(city+prc)


YES!!!!! No more driving to PHX!!!!


User currently offlineCXB744 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 215 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2757 times:

FLIGHTS ON SALE!!!!!!!!! AS LOW AS $170 R/T with taxes.

Just checked for early October!!!!

AS 2318 LAX Dep. 7:55 pm PRC Arr. 9:30 pm

AS 2497 PRC Dep. 6:45 am LAX Arr. 8:20 am

Looks like the aircraft overnights in FLG.



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User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2720 times:



Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 1):

The only way I could see a lot of PRC passengers would be students/faculty from ERAU there.

I'm sure that will be the case, I'd say about 3/4 of the students in PRC are from California, the majority of those from Socal.

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 13):
is now home to a community of artists

they really meant to say weed-smoking hippies  drunk 

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 13):
one of the southwest's best places to live

 crazy   Wow!  banghead   bomb   vomit   spit 


User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5901 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2650 times:
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Good to see QX is opening more communities.

User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 17, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2619 times:



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 15):
Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 13):
one of the southwest's best places to live

 crazy   wow   banghead   bomb   vomit   spit 

Obviously, you have never been to Sedona, Arizona. I've lived there and its a great place to live in!



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User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5901 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2603 times:
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Maybe the next set of QX markets could be Yuma, AZ and Lake Havasu City, AZ...Ha ha!

User currently offlineAlaska737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1063 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2574 times:



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 15):
they really meant to say weed-smoking hippies

 checkmark 



I am very glad to see this, Im considering booking a seat on the inagural flight....  scratchchin 


User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 20, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2570 times:



Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 18):
Maybe the next set of QX markets could be Yuma, AZ and Lake Havasu City, AZ...Ha ha!

Also add TUS to the mix as well. There should be more competition in Arizona to bring the price down.



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User currently offlineAlaska737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1063 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2555 times:



Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 20):
Also add TUS to the mix as well. There should be more competition in Arizona to bring the price down.

you think there kinda trying to compete with Mesa? I mean they are weak and Horizon could just be trying to steal some smaller western markets.


User currently offlineGsosbee From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 825 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2510 times:



Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 20):
There should be more competition in Arizona to bring the price down.

Those days are probably over.


User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2460 times:

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 17):
Obviously, you have never been to Sedona, Arizona. I've lived there and its a great place to live in!

Obviously, you've never lived in PRC. I've lived there for close to 4 years and hated every second of it. The only thing possibly worse than living in PRC is living in Chino Valley.

And yes I've been to Sedona, a lot, and I'm serious when I mean a LOT. I like the area, but its far from being a place I'd like to live in.

And that airport is a bucket load of fun to fly in to. Great food at the restaurant too.

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 19):
I am very glad to see this, Im considering booking a seat on the inagural flight....

Well, if you want to "fly", talk to any arts major student at Yavapai College, or to any shady-looking Engineering Major at Riddle  Wink  duck 

[Edited 2008-06-09 13:59:04]

User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 24, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2424 times:



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 23):
Obviously, you've never lived in PRC.

Never been there, no plans to. I hear it is a huge mormon battle ground.... LOL!  duck 

Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 23):

And that airport is a bucket load of fun to fly in to.

Airport Mesa is what they call it. I don't know why but its got a heck of a view of Sedona and Uptown Sedona from that hill. Its awesome!

Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 23):
Great food at the restaurant too.

You've eaten there too? I remember in 2002 going up there many times for their famous 'all-you-can-eat' Crab on Friday nights. We knew the people that ran the resturaunt and normally got the food free. The airport itself was a little 'dead' but it was fun to see all the sights from the hill.

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 21):
you think there kinda trying to compete with Mesa? I mean they are weak and Horizon could just be trying to steal some smaller western markets.

I dunno. Have you seen how expensive it is to fly on YV PHX-FLG these days? My god! And the flights are always, always full back and forth.

Quoting Gsosbee (Reply 22):
Those days are probably over.

Not when it comes to FLG flying. The only airline flying into FLG currently is YV. Now with QX in the mix, things are gonna get interesting.



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25 FLY2HMO : Really? First time I've heard that one actually lol A lot actually. I do frequent $100 burger flights there. I've even driven to that restaurant when
26 Je89_w : Yes, it will be great to see something different at PRC. Now let's hope this service lasts. Didn't YV pull out of PRC already? I checked the flight tr
27 AirframeAS : I have not tried their burgers but that must be one heck of a pricey burger it better be worth it, too! Come to think of it, I have been to the FLG a
28 Msl747 : I thought I'd see this here. I was in Prescott on Wednesday and Thursday, visiting ERAU to finalize some stuff before I transfer there next year, and
29 Alaska737 : I like Bagdad (E51) More. hey its cheap and I need miles to maintain MVP gold status I think its later this month, like maybe the 20th
30 Jmc1975 : Yes. YV dropped all Air Midwest Beech 1900 flying. Gosh...I wonder what kind of place you would live. It doesn't get much better than Prescott or Sed
31 FlyUSCG : I think many people forget just how incredibly small ERAU-PRC is. It's only about 1,700ish students so I don't think that figures in too high into th
32 ERJ : Riddle is small, but everytime I flew the 1900 to PHX it was at least 2/3rds Riddle students on board. People don't seem to take into account that ERA
33 Wedgetail737 : Not to mention that a lot of them are inheritently airplane nuts. The Q400 will be something new to them. Therefore, they'll want to try it...irregar
34 Imapilotaz : I have lived twice in Prescott for a total of nearly 4 1/2 years, 2 years while in school at ERAU getting my Bachelor's, then for another 2 1/2 years
35 SANFan : This route (along with Flag) will be fun to watch. I haven't been to the Prescott area for decades and I can (sadly) imagine just how much it's grown
36 AirframeAS : To FLG, probably not. But from FLG, we will just have to see what the load factors are going to be like after a month or two. I hope this will be a s
37 Cbphoto : The Question is....does the PRC-PHX route still go to EAS, or does EAS drop PRC all together, and operate a flight directly from PHX to IGM?? Strong r
38 Imapilotaz : Yes it was re-awarded today to ZK. Kingman seperate with 2 RTs to LAS and Prescott 3 RTs to PHX. Without the codeshare, I would have sent all 3 trips
39 Alaska737 : wait wait wait...so PRC, the airport that cant even handle 19 people in the terminal at once, is going to have 2 Q-400's come and go AND 3 Be-1900's?
40 Imapilotaz : Yep. And let's hope that ZK and QX talk so they dont schedule dual ops. The ramp aint big enough for 2 aircraft in front of the terminal, and the cur
41 Alaska737 : Thanks for your quick answer, dont mean to ask a bunch of questions but just to make sure I get all this correct.... besides QX, Great Lakes will fly
42 Imapilotaz : No, IGM & PRC wont be connected supposedly, but I bet they will end up flying 1 trip to LAS one-stop over IGM, as Prescott has talked about having it
43 Cbphoto : Thanks for the heads up! So it looks like the rumors around Lakes is slowly coming true, a hub in PHX and LAS that will be connected! I still say, fo
44 Imapilotaz : Actually, they dont need to connect to LAS and there is a bit of a wrench in the plans. The contract for VIS, MCE & ELY went back out to bid, and I w
45 CBPhoto : Ahh...ok, now that would make sence! I did not know that VIS, MCE and ELY went back out for bids again! Actually, LAS to PGA would probebly do pretty
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