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by 777PHX
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW Airline of the Year: AA
Replies: 46
Views: 4198

Re: ATW Airline of the Year: AA

You sure about that? AA award availability is absolutely abysmal these days. The worst that I can ever remember. Here's something to munch on before dinner: http://mommypoints.boardingarea.com/2017/01/12/the-day-that-delta-skymiles-overtook-american-aadvantage-miles/ Because some housewife with a b...

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by 777PHX
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW Airline of the Year: AA
Replies: 46
Views: 4198

Re: ATW Airline of the Year: AA

All this when AAdvantage is as worthless a program as it's ever been. And it's still better than Skypesos. You sure about that? AA award availability is absolutely abysmal these days. The worst that I can ever remember. Here's something to munch on before dinner: http://mommypoints.boardingarea.com...

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by 777PHX
Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW Airline of the Year: AA
Replies: 46
Views: 4198

Re: ATW Airline of the Year: AA

9w748capt wrote:
All this when AAdvantage is as worthless a program as it's ever been.


And it's still better than Skypesos.

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by 777PHX
Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL68 Divert CDB- Cold Bay Alaska.
Replies: 64
Views: 11578

Re: DL68 Divert CDB- Cold Bay Alaska.

blueflyer wrote:
I wouldn't be as concerned about the plane as about the passengers. Cold Bay is a different kind of winter than the one most were prepared for.


Well, it's not like they're going mountain climbing. They'll be on the ground for a few hours at the most.

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by 777PHX
Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst-Timed Commerical Flights
Replies: 108
Views: 13832

Re: Worst-Timed Commerical Flights

I love the early morning arrivals into the EU from the west coast. I think they're incredibly convenient - wheels up at 8pm Los Angeles time, wheels down at 6am in Paris. You must have been on the Concorde then because an 8PM departure out of LAX is getting into CDG at 3:40PM local time. Most Europ...

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by 777PHX
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst-Timed Commerical Flights
Replies: 108
Views: 13832

Re: Worst-Timed Commerical Flights

Interesting topic...I suppose poorly timed flights are a matter of one's preferences. A flight in the United States that stands out to me is Spirit Airlines flight 972 from PHX to DFW. Flight leaves at around 0200 from PHX and arrives in DFW at 0500 and then leaves DFW at 0600 and arrives in FLL at...

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by 777PHX
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Boeing 737-800 Seatback Entertainment
Replies: 22
Views: 3836

Re: AA Boeing 737-800 Seatback Entertainment

Good evening all, I poised this question in a local forum on Facebook, but it seemed to puzzle some. How many of American Airlines 737-800 have seat back entertainment (ie: video screen)? I am only curious because it appears that AA.com doesn't distinguish which flights have it, and which do not. I...

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by 777PHX
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 126
Views: 16695

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

It was also publically announced by UA on Facebook.

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by 777PHX
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Boeing 737-800 Seatback Entertainment
Replies: 22
Views: 3836

Re: AA Boeing 737-800 Seatback Entertainment

FirstBizFlyer wrote:
So, are there any plans to retrofit the 738s that don't have AVOD or can we only expect it on the new deliveries?


Only new deliveries.

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by 777PHX
Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Using B787-8 as a replacement for B757?
Replies: 48
Views: 8200

Re: B787-8 Replacement for B757

grbauc wrote:
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No need to join in if you don't enjoy the conversation. There are new people and this information might be old many times over to you but to some its new. This site needs new people.


You mean new information from the last two times this same basic topic has been discussed in the past week?

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by 777PHX
Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL Air Service Discussion
Replies: 9
Views: 1334

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

Inbev actually moved their North American HQ to NYC for this very reason – because it was too damn hard to get to STL by air from anywhere outside of the country. So, nix them for any sort of significant international travel as well. Their NA headquarters is still in STL. They moved a bunch of mark...

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by 777PHX
Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL Air Service Discussion
Replies: 9
Views: 1334

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

LHR? meh, I don't think at this point anyone is bothered about it anymore, as the local business community has shown very little interest in providing the needed incentives to make it work. The powers that be in STL need to continue to focus on terminal improvements as well as additional domestic p...

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by 777PHX
Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18
Replies: 157
Views: 11908

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

I noticed that F9 is bringing some A321s into PHX now/going forward. I wonder if them or NK are planning for another round of growth. It sure would be nice to have a cheaper Vegas option than the consistent $240+ roundtrips on AA and WN on the weekends. G4 is usually pretty cheap out of IWA to LAS.

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by 777PHX
Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If the 757 were still in production...
Replies: 86
Views: 10960

Re: If the 757 were still in production...

The most salient point that NOBODY has addressed on this subject as concerns shutting down the 757 line is that this fine aircraft was never updated, there was never a NG version, if Boeing had persevered a little longer it could have been launched and the orders would still be rolling in. There wa...

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by 777PHX
Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Remastered 757 or 757 replacement aircraft
Replies: 10
Views: 1877

Re: A Remastered 757 or 757 replacement aircraft

ikolkyo wrote:
If you really want to know how people feel, I suggest reading a crazy amount of 757 threads in the past.


Or this same thread that was just created like three days ago. Do we really need to create a new thread on this topic on an almost daily basis?

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by 777PHX
Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest Airports With Two+ Commercial Terminals.
Replies: 20
Views: 2422

Re: Smallest Airports With Two+ Commercial Terminals.

FlyPeoria wrote:
Last spring, PIA (Peoria, IL) opened an international terminal adjacent the still new (2011) main terminal. Gates are presently used for domestic flights.


I can only imagine the airlines that are kicking down the door to fly internationally to middle of nowheresville, Illinois.

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by 777PHX
Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If the 757 were still in production...
Replies: 86
Views: 10960

Re: If the 757 were still in production...

Oh my God, can someone please make it stop. It's Groundhog Day Welcome to airliners.net, where you'll see the same dumb topics with the same uneducated prognostications. Biggest mistake Boeing ever made? Yeah, ummm......ok. The fact that they didn't have any outstanding orders for the aircraft when...

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by 777PHX
Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If the 757 were still in production...
Replies: 86
Views: 10960

Re: If the 757 were still in production...

Oh my God, can someone please make it stop. It's Groundhog Day Welcome to airliners.net, where you'll see the same dumb topics with the same uneducated prognostications. Biggest mistake Boeing ever made? Yeah, ummm......ok. The fact that they didn't have any outstanding orders for the aircraft when...

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by 777PHX
Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA opt of split-scimitars on its 737 fleet?
Replies: 30
Views: 6544

Re: Why did AA opt of split-scimitars on its 737 fleet?

Oh yeah, the "the airline guys never make a wrong decision" cop-out. We know that's far from the truth. Why even have a discussion if airlines are infallible? You're right. I should *totally* believe the adolescent that's clearly talking out of his butt over a bunch of professionals that ...

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by 777PHX
Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA opt of split-scimitars on its 737 fleet?
Replies: 30
Views: 6544

Re: Why did AA opt of split-scimitars on its 737 fleet?

I'll jump in with the obvious. They've made a short-sighted mistake that's costing them more and more every day they wait. There's just no good reason not to install them, particularly when they have so many young frames. I'd wager the guys making these decisions at AA are far more informed and hav...

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by 777PHX
Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR-PHX x10 weekly in summer 2017
Replies: 50
Views: 5425

Re: LHR-PHX x10 weekly in summer 2017

For info, currently speaking BA only have a small "sub fleet" of A388s, these are all tied up, the 744 is a good choice as it provides good resilience in the event of sickness etc downroute, ongoing it could become an A388 route if BA order more, or a 789/777 etc cs Aside from the logisti...

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by 777PHX
Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR-PHX x10 weekly in summer 2017
Replies: 50
Views: 5425

Re: LHR-PHX x10 weekly in summer 2017

The question is, do the two cancel each other out? LH displaying no apparent interest in the market, as BA grows and grows, could signal that they do. I don't see the issue as LH being flat out not interested in returning -- they have apparently looked at returning multiple times over the years, an...

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by 777PHX
Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR-PHX x10 weekly in summer 2017
Replies: 50
Views: 5425

Re: LHR-PHX x10 weekly in summer 2017

I've always wondered why LH hasn't given FRA-PHX a shot in recent times given some of the other US cities they fly to. They already gave it a shot, and it failed. What's changed, other than their competitor having grown a lot stronger since they left? That service ended 13(!) years ago and Arizona,...

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by 777PHX
Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA refurbished A321s
Replies: 30
Views: 6856

Re: AA refurbished A321s

No plans for IFE/power/MCE have been announced for the pmUS 321 fleet. Makes you wonder if AA will replace the pmUS A321's with the new A321neo's coming on property soon? That wouldn't make any sense if they're refurbishing the seats in them. A large number of the PMUS A321s are actually quite young.

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by 777PHX
Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR-PHX x10 weekly in summer 2017
Replies: 50
Views: 5425

Re: LHR-PHX x10 weekly in summer 2017

I highly doubt there's a market for either of those places. PHX has relatively limited opportunities. In Europe, the only potential options that have a chance of survival would be FRA or CDG. FRA/LH failed in the past, but with an aircraft more efficient than the A343, I think it might have a shot ...

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by 777PHX
Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18
Replies: 157
Views: 11908

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

I still don't see AA going anywhere in a large scale. Phoenix has too much going for it economically for that to happen.

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by 777PHX
Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Carrie Fisher suffers cardiac arrest on LHR-LAX
Replies: 69
Views: 18542

Re: Carrie Fisher suffers cardiac arrest on LHR-LAX

Very sad for all concerned. She was too young to go! Hope she did not suffer any pain and knew all those around her were fighting the best they could for her survival. A couple questions relating to the days events for the fellow passengers, crew and aircraft 1) Was the actress suffering any illnes...

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by 777PHX
Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Missouri's New Branson Airport Struggling To Keep Fliers
Replies: 29
Views: 5189

Re: Missouri's New Branson Airport Struggling To Keep Fliers

Yeah, exactly. No one is spending a day in airplanes and airports to come to Branson. The majority of the people it appeals to live within driving distance of it.

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by 777PHX
Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2016 North American Airport Satisfaction Study
Replies: 39
Views: 4640

Re: 2016 North American Airport Satisfaction Study

Seems biased towards warm weather airports with 5 of the top 6 being in sunny, warm climates. And Portland isn't exactly known for nasty weather either.

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by 777PHX
Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace AA 763s On DFW-Hawaii?
Replies: 14
Views: 4549

Re: What Will Replace AA 763s On DFW-Hawaii?

Why didn't AA order the 764? Because at that time, they already had the A300 in the role that CO and DL initially ordered the 764 for(high density, low premium, leisure routes). quote="Cointrin330"]My guess is that AA will do what UA has done with a sub-set of 777s and use them on DFW-HNL...

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by 777PHX
Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18
Replies: 157
Views: 11908

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

Maverick623 wrote:
Per the OAG thread, looks like BA is adding a second flight 3 days a week, also on a 744.


Is that just for the season or year round?

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by 777PHX
Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at ALB?
Replies: 20
Views: 2643

Re: What's going on at ALB?

Yeah, I don't see translant service, Norwegian or otherwise, happening anytime soon.

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by 777PHX
Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW-HNL AA 772 starts today!
Replies: 28
Views: 5805

Re: DFW-HNL AA 772 starts today!

A bit off-topic -- I flew Hawaiian HNL-JFK a few weeks ago. The flight is "HA 50." Somebody in scheduling has a sense of humor! It was my fourth trip on HA 50, and a good friend of mine was captain. I forgot to ask him how ATC calls the flight, "Hawaii Five-O." I'll ask next tim...

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by 777PHX
Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline clubs and flight crews
Replies: 9
Views: 2497

Re: Airline clubs and flight crews

AA employees are not allowed to use the clubs on duty and especially not in uniform. Personnel can buy memberships, but they can only use them off duty for personal purposes.

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by 777PHX
Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could ABQ Be A Small Hub?
Replies: 42
Views: 3636

Re: Could ABQ Be A Small Hub?

It's a poor O&D market for the reasons already mentioned and the Big 4 all have hubs relatively close that would render a potential ABQ hub redundant. It wouldn't make much sense geographically either.

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by 777PHX
Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Vietnam: why didn´t the vietnamese AF intercept the B-52?
Replies: 35
Views: 5653

Re: Vietnam: why didn´t the vietnamese AF intercept the B-52?

in the end of the Vietnam war the USAF was sending lots of B-52s to bomb Vietnam, why didn´t the Vietnamese Air Force send fighters to intercept them? There is even a museum and a "B52-lake"... https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5782/23617283269_73f9a50883_b.jpg viewtopic.php?t=1028383 My unc...

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by 777PHX
Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Air pulling out of CAK
Replies: 2
Views: 917

Re: Allegint Air pulling out of CAK

Allegiant didn't like the CAK, huh?

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by 777PHX
Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA ever operate Dallas to Flagstaff?
Replies: 27
Views: 2845

Re: DFW-FLG

I don't see why this wouldn't be a good idea, given the proximity to the Grand Canyon. Seems like AA would want to try LAX-FLG with a CRJ-700 twice daily just to see if it sticks. Because for a large chunk of the country, flying to FLG via LAX is severe backtracking. I'm surprised that someone othe...

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by 777PHX
Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Can you identify this aircraft?
Replies: 4
Views: 1408

Re: Can you identify this aircraft?

It's a Homeland Security Cessna 550. You can tell by the bluish purplish accent near the leading edges of the wings on the fuselage. http://www.iloveplanes.com//HLIC/feba073cd5218dbbea21417e933bca1e.jpg I think this picture is actually taken in the same place the Google Maps image is, might even be ...

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by 777PHX
Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If McDonnell Douglas Was Still In Business...?
Replies: 135
Views: 20889

Re: If McDonnell Douglas Was Still In Business...?

The MD-95 would have hurt the 73G very much. Boeing intentionally kept the 717 range low. They could have added much more range but they knew they would not sell very many 73Gs as the 717 is much lighter than the 73G. The 717 is the better aircraft because it is more efficient. Boeing knew that McD...

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by 777PHX
Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could A 752/321LR Be Used On SFO/LAX-PPT?
Replies: 31
Views: 6963

Re: Could A 752/321LR Be Used On SFO/LAX-PPT?

The routing from LAX to the South Pacific (including places like Nadi, Papeete, etc., as well as SYD/BNE/MEL, generally involve flying Southwest from LAX toward Hawaii and then turning left (South), it could be possible. The question I would have is whether the yields are there, especially since Ai...

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by 777PHX
Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Number of states served by major airlines in USA
Replies: 45
Views: 3972

Re: Number of states served by major airlines in USA

Lexington (LEX) has no mainline service from AA. That's not really the point of the OP is it? LEX has airline service, as does SDF, and PAH last I recall. I think the list is only mainline cities. I think his list includes mainline and regional, although his column header seems to indicate otherwise.

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by 777PHX
Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another 717 for Hawaiian from Volotea?
Replies: 4
Views: 1559

Re: Another 717 for Hawaiian from Volotea?

I don't think there's any cockpit commonality between the 717 and the 737, is there? The 717 is not really a true Boeing plane. No, there isn't. McD actually has a concept called Advanced Common Flight deck which was an effort to keep flight decks between aircraft types as similar as possible. That...

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by 777PHX
Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Announces Phoenix-Mesa 2 Days After New Leaf
Replies: 10
Views: 1284

Re: WestJet Announces Phoenix-Mesa 2 Days After New Leaf

So what is the situation with Phoenix Mesa? Is it like Frankfurt and Hahn a la Ryanair? Phoenix Gateway(KIWA/AZA) was an USAF base as of about 25 years ago that was BRAC'd in 1992 or so. Given its history, it has a lot of land and three very long runways. The problem with the airfield as it sits, i...

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by 777PHX
Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway to get flights from Canada
Replies: 46
Views: 6122

Re: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway to get flights from Canada

Yeah, I live out in the east valley a few minutes away from Gateway. There are a metric shit ton of Canadians out here and snowbirds in general. I have no doubt the route will be a success.

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by 777PHX
Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway to get flights from Canada
Replies: 46
Views: 6122

Re: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway to get flights from Canada

910A wrote:
:bigthumbsup: Congrats to Westjet. An actual airline starting service from Alberta to Mesa.


Just long enough to stomp Newleaf out of the market where upon they'll pull out. This is not a good thing.

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by 777PHX
Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway to get flights from Canada
Replies: 46
Views: 6122

Re: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway to get flights from Canada

airzona11 wrote:
777PHX wrote:

I don't know that I'd go that far.


Doesn't change the fact that it is a nice, clean, new airport terminal. Allegiant is a whole different story.


Simple and pleasant aren't two words I'd use to describe AZA, but your mileage may vary. Clearly, I wasn't commenting on G4, but the airport itself.

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by 777PHX
Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway to get flights from Canada
Replies: 46
Views: 6122

Re: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway to get flights from Canada

This is exciting news for AZA. It is about as easy, simple and pleasant of an airport to travel as there is. I don't know that I'd go that far. Last time I flew through AZA, I spent about an hour waiting in the security line and that was midafternoon on a Weds. I wish AZA the best, but unless its a...

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by 777PHX
Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: AA Cuts Back on Capacity Growth, Esp at Boston Logan
Replies: 35
Views: 7676

Re: Article: AA Cuts Back on Capacity Growth, Esp at Boston Logan

Seems like the article forgot about the recent emergence of AA on the BOS-LAX route. Unless i'm misunderstanding what you wrote, AA has been flying BOS-LAX for 20+ years. If anything they've cut capacity on the route over the past 5 years. Used to be 757s and 767-200s; now it's a mere 4x daily 738s...

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