Imapilotaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2440 times:
Quoting MCIGuy (Thread starter): Does anyone fly domestic wide bodies into PHX, even seasonaly?
Back in the past (3 or 4 years now), you'd find a flight here or there by NW that was either a DC-10 or even a good ol' classic 747-200. These would come in a few times a year (not a charter) and be parked on the end gate in Terminal 3. I specifically remember a tired looking 747-200 back 3 years ago out there in the February timeframe.
Around the Super Bowl (every 6-7 years now it looks like in PHX) and Fiesta Bowl/National Championship, you will sometimes get upgauged aircraft by Delta, NW, and the like. Alot depends on who is playing in the games. Someone from the SEC playing in the Fiesta Bowl likely means a larger plane coming from DL.
Jcavinato From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 516 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2351 times:
Back in 2000 and early 2001 I just about commuted once a month from PHX via MSP to a clien's sites in Wisconsin. My flight home was typically the last one of the evening from MSP to PHX. I was nearly always in FC, it was a DC-10 and sometimes I was the only passenger in that cabin. No food, of course, just the free alcoholic drink if I wanted it -- which I didn't because I needed to drive 28 miles to home. But, that aircraft stayed overnight and was the first of the morning back to MSP.
MMEPHX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2158 times:
PHX is a haven for 737/32X and CRJ fans, with the occasional 757 and MD thrown in for fun, I think NW chucks a E175 our way once a day but that is about it. Widebodies are few and far between, ah the days of NW DC10s, you may have wondered if the overhead bins were going to stay in place when thundering down the runway but a majestic sight from the outside.
MrCoffee From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 30 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2033 times:
TWA had the L1011 (usually a LAS->PHX->JFK flight, but it also was a TUS->PHX->JFK too. And also L1011's in the winter to STL.
Also had the 767 every now and then. I remember non-revving in early 90's from PHX->LAX on the 767. (It came from JFK, stopped in PHX then continued on.) Didn't last long. Around this same time they didn't have the red-eye to STL, so I had to take that to LAX and then the red-eye to STL out of there.
TWA also had the occasional 747 for the Fiesta Bowl, which I believe was charter work.
LACA773 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3749 posts, RR: 2 Reply 17, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1936 times:
NW used to bring many D10s into PHX. It was great for those who traveled frequently to PHX during the Winter months with allt he Snowbirds who live in the Southwest during the cold Winter months.
AA & UA brought D10s & 767s. I believe AA will sub a 763 now and then. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
DL has been the most consistant with their 767s. There were a lot more flights with the 76s when they were still flying the 762s. I miss those short 767s.