Bridogger6
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US 767s In PHX?

Wed May 17, 2006 5:17 am

I know that they use their 767s for Eurpoean service, but it would seem as though there are plans in the near future to send them to PHX. I was working at the end of the A concourse today and as I was pulling the jetway back at gate A14 I noticed that the J-line had been repainted. There is now a spot marked for the parking of a 767 and also a spot marked for the parking of an A321. Currently, the actual US Airways only uses gates B12-14.

Does this mean that 767s and more A321s are coming to PHX soon? If anyone knows anything, speak up!
 
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RE: US 767s In PHX?

Wed May 17, 2006 6:10 am

Well I am flying US CLT-PHX on an A321 next month, so that answers the 2nd part of your question. Though 321s have been regulars in PHX since US 1st got them.

as for marking select gates out for the 767, that to me makes sense from an ops standpoint. Might as well have a few gates set up just in case one needs to divert to PHX and needs a parking spot, or if there are future plans to fly them in on a regular basis.
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RE: US 767s In PHX?

Wed May 17, 2006 6:15 am

Quoting DesertJets (Reply 1):
Might as well have a few gates set up just in case one needs to divert to PHX and needs a parking spot, or if there are future plans to fly them in on a regular basis.

 checkmark  There are no plans to fly the 767 into PHX regularly, but it is essential to have facilities ready because of any special ops or charters that may come up along the way.
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RE: US 767s In PHX?

Wed May 17, 2006 7:51 am

Actually on the Us Airways sites for Flight Attendants there is going to be some swapping around to start "sharing" the European and Hawaiian trips soon enough. Some of the 76's may be going to Hawaii in the not to near future.
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RE: US 767s In PHX?

Wed May 17, 2006 10:18 am

Quoting ANNOYEDFA (Reply 3):
Actually on the Us Airways sites for Flight Attendants there is going to be some swapping around to start "sharing" the European and Hawaiian trips soon enough. Some of the 76's may be going to Hawaii in the not to near future.

I'd venture a guess that it will be after the summer seasonal European routes have run their course. They will probably be deployed on Hawaiian runs, as well as get their cabins refurbished in time for the 2007 summer season.
 
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RE: US 767s In PHX?

Wed May 17, 2006 10:22 am

When the certificates are combined, 767s will be making appearances at PHX. Aircraft in a given fleet have a way of making their way around the system in some capacity. So, especially at a hub, it makes good sense to have those spots on the J-line. I'd expect LAS may see them as well before too long.
 
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RE: US 767s In PHX?

Wed May 17, 2006 12:13 pm

Yea, i highly doubt they would visit PHX or LAS during the summer season even as a sub. But it is possible during the winter especially as a sub for the day.

How many aircraft are needed for a daily flt from PHX-HNL? During the winter 762's are used on routes to SJU, CUN, STT, and sometimes NAS. But they are also able to get some short cycles between CLT, PHL, and MCO. With the Hawaii runs I would assume it would require at least 2 762's which could force the 762 out of MCO and likely STT and CUN.
 
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RE: US 767s In PHX?

Wed May 17, 2006 9:32 pm

Quoting Usairways85 (Reply 6):
Yea, i highly doubt they would visit PHX or LAS during the summer season even as a sub. But it is possible during the winter especially as a sub for the day.

How many aircraft are needed for a daily flt from PHX-HNL? During the winter 762's are used on routes to SJU, CUN, STT, and sometimes NAS. But they are also able to get some short cycles between CLT, PHL, and MCO. With the Hawaii runs I would assume it would require at least 2 762's which could force the 762 out of MCO and likely STT and CUN.

You're absolutly correct in the fact that it might reduce 767s on short cycles but in all honesty MCO is normally a low yield city and better served by the reconfig 757s with less F seats up front and more Y.

It stinks for us spotters however if it means more $ in the bank then that's what we will see in the future for US.
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