24291 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 2 days ago) and read 805 times:
As FRA-Runway mentioned, there is the BA 744 that arrives daily. It also comes back from San Diego at night and leaves Phoenix at 9:50pm. As for other 747s, Phoenix leaves a lot to be desired. Northwest was bringing in a 747-100/200 in at the end of 1998, but I think that has ceased since I didn't find it on their website. They do use a DC-10; if you're interested in that, check their website.
As for other 747s, you'll rarely see them in for service at Aviation Management Systems (what used to be the Sabre Tech hanger). Occasionally cargo airlines will fly them in (usually Polar Air or Atlas). When I was there in August, I happened to spot a MK Airlines Cargo 747 (9G-MKI)--that was a rarity. Other than these, you may see Delta, United and FefEx widebodies, although those aren't really Jumbos.
Basically, what I'm getting at is that most Jumbo traffic at PHX is unscheduled and you have to stay there all day to catch the interesting stuff.
Nscaler From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 243 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 774 times:
The BA 744 is usually the only jumbo into Phoenix. Northwest still uses the 747 into Phoenix occasionaly for crew training on flights to and from MSP. You just have to be lucky. There also was a Gemini Air Cargo DC-10 that was at the airport, but I don't think it is there anymore. It would be just west of T2. Also seen recently is a Fedex DC-10.
AWA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 771 times:
Northwest flies a DC-10 or two into PHX daily... the 747's (Northwest) are brought into PHX during Fall and Winter, I belive... which are the most desirable seasons in PHX. Also, during that time.... United brings one in along with DC-10's... I'll have to check, but I think United flies a daily DC-10 in... I'll check on that! Other than that, it's just 767's and BA's 744...