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User currently offlineFX1816 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1400 posts, RR: 3
Posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2118 times:

Does anyone have any idea if Great Lakes has changed the ONT-PRC service to only having one flight at 11:00 AM or if they still have the Flight 197 ONT-PRC in the afternoon. I have had a hard time getting onto their website. I am planning on going to PRC in February on the 19th. Thanks!!

FX1816

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User currently offlineFRNT787 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1328 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2111 times:



Quoting FX1816 (Thread starter):
Does anyone have any idea if Great Lakes has changed the ONT-PRC service to only having one flight at 11:00 AM or if they still have the Flight 197 ONT-PRC in the afternoon. I have had a hard time getting onto their website. I am planning on going to PRC in February on the 19th. Thanks!!

Yes, i use this service about 1 time a month, and it is going from twice daily to once daily this month. Their website is not the best, but I have always found the booking engine accurate, so if you get it working, it should be correct. Oddly enough, on the 19th, I will likely be going from PRC-ONT.



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User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2052 times:

There is a major schedule change at Lakes on the 8th of January. The schedule that is on the Lakes' website or on united.com is accurate and reflects that schedule change.

User currently offlineFX1816 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1400 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1882 times:

Thanks guys too bad they aren't keeping the afternoon flight but oh well I will probably still use them anyways.

Quoting FRNT787 (Reply 1):
Quoting FX1816 (Thread starter):
Does anyone have any idea if Great Lakes has changed the ONT-PRC service to only having one flight at 11:00 AM or if they still have the Flight 197 ONT-PRC in the afternoon. I have had a hard time getting onto their website. I am planning on going to PRC in February on the 19th. Thanks!!

Yes, i use this service about 1 time a month, and it is going from twice daily to once daily this month. Their website is not the best, but I have always found the booking engine accurate, so if you get it working, it should be correct. Oddly enough, on the 19th, I will likely be going from PRC-ONT.

So how is the experience on GLA?? I've never flown them before.

FX1816


User currently offlineCbphoto From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1568 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1862 times:



Quoting FX1816 (Reply 3):
So how is the experience on GLA?? I've never flown them before.

Well..I fly for them, so I can tell you, if you love flying, you will love the experience. Its like flying in the good ol days, and odds are you might be able to grab a peak into the cockpit from time to time. It is loud, so consider bringing either ear plugs or noise canceling headsets, it will make it much more bearable.

Quoting ILUV767 (Reply 2):
There is a major schedule change at Lakes on the 8th of January. The schedule that is on the Lakes' website or on united.com is accurate and reflects that schedule change.

Hmm...there have been a lot of strong rumors that Las Vegas will be opening up for us at the earliest of next month, though nothing official has been announced. I wonder if these schedule changes are reflecting the pull back of service from ONT and shifting towards LAS! I guess only time will tell!



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User currently offlineFRNT787 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1328 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1783 times:



Quoting FX1816 (Reply 3):
So how is the experience on GLA?? I've never flown them before.

I have always enjoyed it, I have had one round trip where each flight was delayed by 3 hours because of maintenance (just bad luck for me). There will likely not be a lot of people on the flight. Several times it has been me and another passenger (out of a possible 19). Other times there has been 15 or 16 passengers, so it just depends. Bags are free, which is always nice. GLA shares a gate with United, and it is at the very end of the ONT terminal (either 1 or 2). There are not much concessions in there, especially on that end. At PRC, there is a small cafe before security, but it closes at 4pm. (Called Suzie's Skyway) It is good and cheap though, so if you want a pre-flight meal, definitely give them a try. Once you go through security there are some folding chairs and a vending machine.

You will probably enjoy your flight though, I always have, and as a pilot I love when they leave the cockpit saloon doors open.

I had a flight cancelled once, because the aircraft had a mechanical issue at another airport a few hours before. As soon as they found out, the GLA agent at PRC called me as soon as she found out. She booked me a shuttle down to PHX, a US Airways flight to SNA (I live in Newport Beach, so I asked for that) and gave me vouchers for my bag fees at US with a little extra for eating at the airport.



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User currently offlineSuperdash From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 574 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1778 times:

Just fly Horizon from LAX to Prescott. Free beer/wine on the flight and way better service.  Big grin

User currently offlineFRNT787 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1328 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1727 times:



Quoting Superdash (Reply 6):
Just fly Horizon from LAX to Prescott. Free beer/wine on the flight and way better service.

And a stop in FLG...and the FLG stop is very slow going. But I will forget the QX drink to have free bags and avoid a drive to LAX...



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User currently offlineBananaBoY From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 1585 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1682 times:



Quoting FRNT787 (Reply 5):
GLA shares a gate with United, and it is at the very end of the ONT terminal (either 1 or 2)

Terminals 2 or 4 at ONT . UA / Great Lakes are in T2.

Quoting FRNT787 (Reply 5):
There are not much concessions in there, especially on that end.

True. Sad to see how quiet it has become - it's a great little airport to fly from and to.

Mark



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User currently offlineFRNT787 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1328 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1648 times:



Quoting BananaBoY (Reply 8):
True. Sad to see how quiet it has become - it's a great little airport to fly from and to.

I really like it. Unless I am on the Horizon service from PRC-LAX, I fly into ONT or SNA, preferably SNA though.



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