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Weird Routes To PSP This Week

Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:39 pm

I'm been checking out PSP on flight aware and noticed a couple of strange flights. Yesterday an AS 734 flew LAX-PSP. Today, AA flight 1453 is flying DEN-PSP. What is the deal?
 
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RE: Weird Routes To PSP This Week

Fri Mar 31, 2006 4:59 pm

Maybe there's a convention going on. When I worked at PSP. We had some charters come in from all over the US, including mainline flights from LAX. Just a thought.
 
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RE: Weird Routes To PSP This Week

Fri Mar 31, 2006 5:19 pm

I guess that could be it. Looks like AA 1453 is an MD82 coming from ORD, some maybe it needed to make a tech stop in DEN? There is another AS flight from LAX is the flight number 643 and should come from YVR, and is again coming from LAX tonight.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL1453
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ASA634

I know most people don't really care about this, but it's just a case of curiosity building up.
 
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RE: Weird Routes To PSP This Week

Sat Apr 01, 2006 3:50 am

Whatever the reason(s) may be, regularly scheduled flights to/from PSP are/have been sold out most of this week and next. During the extended weekend upon us, 30Mar-3Apr there is not a seat to be found at any price to/from PSP on regularly scheduled flights. Thus, my guess is that the "weird routes" to PSP are supplemental flights.
 
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Sat Apr 01, 2006 4:29 am

It is Spring Break season so PSP will be busy.

Then this weekend is the first LPGA tournament of the season, it started yesterday. Wie, Sorenstam, etc are all there bringing in crowds.
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RE: Weird Routes To PSP This Week

Sat Apr 01, 2006 5:26 am

Quoting FATFlyer (Reply 4):
It is Spring Break season so PSP will be busy.

I wouldn't expect Palm Springs to be a big Spring Break destination. Spring break is something for the younger crowd whether it is college students or families with children in school. Those aren't the type of people that pack Palm Springs and the surrounding desert cities in the winter.

I would assume that there would be other reasons like a golf tournament or big convention.
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RE: Weird Routes To PSP This Week

Sat Apr 01, 2006 5:35 am

Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 5):
I wouldn't expect Palm Springs to be a big Spring Break destination. Spring break is something for the younger crowd whether it is college students or families with children in school.

Families with children in school comprise more of the overall traffic volume to/from PSP during Spring Break than you seem to imagine.
 
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Sat Apr 01, 2006 6:55 am

Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 5):
I wouldn't expect Palm Springs to be a big Spring Break destination.

While PSP isn't THE spring break location, that's sorta like thinking that South Beach is empty when it's not spring break. There's always quite a crowd there.

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RE: Weird Routes To PSP This Week

Sat Apr 01, 2006 7:08 am

Quoting Sllevin (Reply 7):
While PSP isn't THE spring break location, that's sorta like thinking that South Beach is empty when it's not spring break. There's always quite a crowd there

My parents use to have a place in La Quinta (one of the many cities alongside Palm Springs in the Cochella Valley), and although that was a few years ago, I noticed that when I visited there, the city didn't seem to be any more crowded during March/April than the rest of the winter. Palm Springs is very crowded November-March as that is the high season. I remember seeing some families there, but more often they were just from northern California. I never noticed tons of people flying in during any particular time of the year. The whole city is pretty busy except in the summer, but I just am a little surprised that it would fill up for Spring Break since so many people there don't have kids or aren't college students. I am surprised that there is a peak for spring break alone.

Florida, Texas, California and Mexico see a whole lot more people for spring break whether it is partying college students or families with kids off of school. Maybe I am wrong, but I can't understand such an increase which would cause airlines to run extra flights to PSP from unique destinations.
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RE: Weird Routes To PSP This Week

Sat Apr 01, 2006 8:13 am

This is Dinah Shore Weekend in Palm Springs which is a HUGE Lesbian "convention" party week in Palm Springs, I wouldnt' be surprised if there were tour charters coming in just for the event.
 
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RE: Weird Routes To PSP This Week

Sun Apr 09, 2006 10:11 am

Quoting Spinkid (Reply 9):
This is Dinah Shore Weekend in Palm Springs which is a HUGE Lesbian "convention" party week in Palm Springs

And there is White Party for gay men in Palm Springs this month... April 14-16.
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RE: Weird Routes To PSP This Week

Sun Apr 09, 2006 12:15 pm

My kids go to Palm Springs for Spring Break with their mother. She meets her sister who brings her kids down from PDX....

It has always been a S.B. destination....the weather is perfect, compared to what it will be in a couple of months.

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RE: Weird Routes To PSP This Week

Sun Apr 09, 2006 12:20 pm

Ah, the summer isn't as bad as some people make it sound. I'd much rather be in a hot summer than a freezing winter! That's why I'm going to school at ASU.  Wink

I completely forgot about the Dinah Shore, which explains all the weird traffic we had in the air and on the roads.