I use to be a America West hater, but that was before I even took a flight, I hated them because of their image. But after taking my first flight, which actually wasnt that great, I did not see too much wrong with them. I then took HP for a second time this past week from PHX-SAN and ONT-PHX. They customer service people were very friendly and I arrived in ONT 5 minutes before the door shut and still got on the plane, evan though it was over booked! And what is wrong with flights over booked? I like when airlines do that so I can give my seat up and get a nice voucher and go out maybe 2-3 hours later, o well, its just 3 hours. HP is an airline on the upswing. Their new partnership with the present US Airways comuter carrier (I cant spell it, though it starts with a C) is going to make HP express that much better. They will also be the launch of the new CRJ900? As for mainline, they will be ordering A19's and 320's again I am pretty sure. For me, I will have to try HP on the PHX-BDL route since that is the only non stop flight bewtween the 2 cities, than I can get a better idea of how HP is since I fly that route many times a year on NW and CO. Goodluck to you on your trip, the AA 757 wouuld be nice but the HP 320's are also nice.
Round trip fare is at 258.00 on most major airlines.