As the Husband of a Chinese Lady (former NRT
based NWA f/a) I can assure you the valley has an astonishing rate of traffic to Asia! The local Asian papers are always announcing group trips, her friends, and members of the Arizona Asian community are in excess of 200.000 here, and these people are always on the move back and forth to Asia, as I write this my wife is in Manila and will depart for KIX
in a few days on business (Intel) and the thousands of retired folks here that travel also make up a big chunk of the regular population that day in and day out have to get to the west coast ( LAX SFO PDX SAN SEA
ETC) then wilt several more hours away before getting on a plane going to Asia. PHX
is nothing like it was just 5 years ago! America West was a total failure with this service in very old tired 742's that were always hours late, if the flight make it at all. Then you ended up in the Mississippi of Japan! Williams is just about to join in to make flying fun again, and not the refugee experience we now have to suffer in PHX
, like I said, and the Arizona Republic SO states, It's just a matter of time.. And I for one can't wait!