Sponsor Message:
Aviation Technical / Operations Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
US Airways Routing Question  
User currently offlinerichiemo From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 224 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 5 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3109 times:

I flew PHL to CLT yesterday. I noted 320s and 319s at both airports with IAVE engines. These, therefore, are legacy America West planes. If you see one of these in CLT or PHL, does that mean it has to be arriving from/departing to PHX? Or is Cactus using legacy Amer West planes on routes in and out of PHL and CLT. My understanding was that the legacy Amer West planes would stay hubbed in PHX and legacy US Air hubbed in PHL. I realize that even if that were still the case it's not as cut and dry as that. But have the two airlines really merged operationally?

6 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineHAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2572 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (3 years 5 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3081 times:

The planes don't always go just into or out of the hubs. For example a 'west' plane may go PHX - PHL - SEA - LAS - PHL, and so on. It would be flown by west crews, but obviously with the PHL - SEA segment in there, they don't always fly just the old west routes.

HAL



One smooth landing is skill. Two in a row is luck. Three in a row and someone is lying.
User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8913 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (3 years 5 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3049 times:

The legacy HP planes are all PHX-based, while the legacy US planes are all East Coast-based.

That being said, West crews will have some flights around the East and vice-versa. Out of PHX, I've seen East planes to LAS/LAX/SFO/STL/SAN and a few others in addition to the PHL/CLT flights.

Think there's a West plane/crew on at least one PHL-ORD, SMF-PHL, etc.


User currently offlinethegman From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 687 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 5 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2911 times:

They are all over the place because now the network is concentrated in the east, and they need the planes.

User currently offlineNutsaboutplanes From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 510 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (3 years 5 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2858 times:

Quoting thegman (Reply 3):
They are all over the place because now the network is concentrated in the east, and they need the planes.

Probably the most notable example of an "East" aircraft flying a "West" route is the East metal 757 that flies to Hawaii (OGG I think) at certain times of the year. This flight is not currently on the schedule but it has been off and on after schedule changes.

Quoting richiemo (Thread starter):
I flew PHL to CLT yesterday. I noted 320s and 319s at both airports with IAVE engines. These, therefore, are legacy America West planes.

One thing to keep in mind is that this will not be true in relatively short order. It is my understanding that future A321 deliveries for the East operation will be equipped with the V2500 engine as opposed to the CFM. As I just noted, that is my understanding but I cant remember where I heard it  

I would not be shocked to see all future Airbus NB deliveries arrive with the V2500 engine unless there has already been a CFM engine commitment for the particular frame. I would expect new orders and options to arrive with the V's.



American Airlines, US Airways, Alaska Airlines, Northwest Airlines, America West Airlines, USAFR
User currently onlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 3176 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (3 years 5 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2839 times:

Any flight number less than 700 is operated by a West crew/plane. From CLT/PHL, they primarily operate to the West Coast.

For example, from CLT,

Flight 391 CLT-LAS
Flight 399 CLT-LAS
Flight 307 CLT-LAS
Flight 503 CLT-PDX
Flight 377 CLT-SMF
Flight 108 CLT-ORD
Flight 110 CLT-ORD
Flight 121 CLT-ORD
Flight 58 CLT-MSP
Flight 487 CLT-DEN
Flight 497 CLT-DEN
Flight 537 CLT-SEA
Flight 162 CLT-SAN
Flight 198 CLT-SAN
Flight 373 CLT-DFW
Flight 301 CLT-PHX
Flight 309 CLT-PHX
Flight 64 CLT-BOS
Flight 680 CLT-EWR
Flight 374 CLT-JFK
Flight 29 CLT-ATL



E135/E140/E145/E70/E75/E90/CR2/CR7/CR9/717/732/733/734/735/73G/738/739/752/753/762/772/319/320/321/333
User currently offlinewn676 From Djibouti, joined Jun 2005, 1077 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (3 years 5 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2803 times:

Two points, the first being that west crews and planes fly segments such as PHL-LAS/ORD/PDX/PHX/PIT/SAN/SEA/SFO/SMF and CLT-ATL/BOS/DFW/EWR/JFK/LAS/MSP/ORD/PDX/PHX/SAN/SEA/SMF, so you'll see a lot of them in those two east hubs.

The second is that there are east planes being delivered with IAE engines - 536UW thru 540UW currently, and two upcoming deliveries, 543UW and 554UW. So you'll start to see a lot more IAE birds on the east.



Tiny, unreadable text leaves ample room for interpretation.
Top Of Page
Forum Index

Reply To This Topic US Airways Routing Question
Username:
No username? Sign up now!
Password: 


Forgot Password? Be reminded.
Remember me on this computer (uses cookies)
  • Tech/Ops related posts only!
  • Not Tech/Ops related? Use the other forums
  • No adverts of any kind. This includes web pages.
  • No hostile language or criticizing of others.
  • Do not post copyright protected material.
  • Use relevant and describing topics.
  • Check if your post already been discussed.
  • Check your spelling!
  • DETAILED RULES
Add Images Add SmiliesPosting Help

Please check your spelling (press "Check Spelling" above)


Similar topics:More similar topics...
US Airways Question? posted Mon May 30 2011 10:00:12 by bwt1982
US Airways East And West Pilot Question posted Fri Jul 4 2008 18:42:56 by SXDFC
US Airways: Control Tower Required? posted Thu Oct 7 2010 04:51:09 by 71Zulu
Fuel Capacity Of US Airways' New A321's posted Mon Jun 21 2010 11:30:10 by Ward86IND
Continental Flight 49 Routing Question posted Fri Aug 29 2008 13:11:27 by Fsnuffer
US Cabin Crew Question posted Tue Oct 24 2006 10:22:52 by Icelandair
Flight Routing Question (from UK) posted Thu Sep 29 2005 18:08:45 by Gkirk
US Airways N727UW posted Sat Mar 19 2005 19:08:12 by Fergulmcc
US Airways B767-2B7/ER posted Thu Aug 12 2004 02:19:04 by USAirwaysCLT
US Airways Pilots posted Sat Aug 4 2001 01:03:18 by Boeingfan4life

Sponsor Message:
Printer friendly format