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by futureatp
Tue Jan 18, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No-wind conditions at parallel runway airports:
Replies: 9
Views: 1978

Re: No-wind conditions at parallel runway airports:

I've seen this happen at KPHX several times. Every now and then during night ops and then also right around the 12:00 hour. Typical calm wind Phoenix ops are, departures arrivals heading to the East and then a switch over to the west. I never did ask as to the exact reason why.. Almost as if there i...

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by futureatp
Mon Aug 23, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 172
Views: 25810

Re: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?

Haven't been on this site in a long time. So I thought I'd add my 747 rides: Just three times. 1994 QF LAX-SYD and return. 744. Got to ride in business class on the way down in the upper deck and visit the flight deck in flight. Coach on way back. 1996 TWA STL-JFK. 741. Trip originated out of MCI an...

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by futureatp
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Stuck two nights in LIT: Can't push back
Replies: 23
Views: 4016

Re: Stuck two nights in LIT: Can't push back

This very thing almost happened in PHX in 2010 or so. An AA 777 diverted to PHX (pre US merger it should be noted) due to a couple getting into a fight and the authorities having to arrest one person on the plane. As it was getting ready to taxi on to the AA ramp someone on their ramp realized they ...

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by futureatp
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 136360

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

After not being able to find what I need in a google search, I thought I would turn my attention to this thread as I assume someone might know: I need to know what the vehicle roof height limit is for the t-4 parking garage. My wife and kids are flying into PHX for a visit with grandma next month. S...

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by futureatp
Thu May 31, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 13981

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

Over ten years ago I got a call from a Southwest ticket or gate agent for something very similar. My sister was traveling with my child whom was traveling as lap child. Different last names on the birth cert and and my sisters ID. The call was asking me for some information and to declare that it wa...

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by futureatp
Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 80546

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

Who handles the frontier's ramp in Phoenix?

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by futureatp
Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overwing Refuelling on Commercial jets
Replies: 9
Views: 4155

Re: Overwing Refuelling on Commercial jets

I over winged an A319 6 years ago or so for Frontier at PHX. Before I tell you how I did it, my manager the next day gave me a bit of a chewing for it and rightfully so. I am now a manager at a FDA regulated company and I now understand why I should have not done it. You work for a company you spend...

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by futureatp
Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Liquor License
Replies: 15
Views: 4418

Re: Airline Liquor License

Having been raised in the State of Kansas I can remember in the 80s when airlines were prohibited from serving alcohol when overflying Kansas. According to Wikipedia that was ended in 1987 and would be unconstitutional today. Coincidentally when I was only 14 years of age I was offered a glass of wi...

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by futureatp
Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At Allegiant?
Replies: 126
Views: 30329

RE: What's Going On At Allegiant?

I will not fly <acronym title="Air Guizhou (China) and Allegiant Air (USA)">G4</acronym> and I advise everyone I know not to as well. Here is my reasoning: When United was hastily repainting/re seating Ex Ted 320s back to mainline they went almost exclusively 757s in <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Ha...

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by futureatp
Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old TW MX Facility At MCI
Replies: 3
Views: 1698

RE: Old TW MX Facility At MCI

AA used it for a while but I believe consolidated it with with their <acronym title="Tulsa - International (Municipal) (TUL / KTUL), USA - Oklahoma">TUL</acronym> mx. I think <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> used it for 767 work. Some other outfit has an operation there (althoug...

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by futureatp
Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Frontier Questions
Replies: 1
Views: 1524

Frontier Questions

Hi all, need some help. Planning couple of non business trips (which means I am doing this out of my own pocket) and have a few questions about Frontier. Last time I have been on a Frontier airplane was Feb 2007. Okay, first, trips will be originating out of either Kansas City or Omaha. One trip is ...

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by futureatp
Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Staff Cuts In Florida
Replies: 88
Views: 13732

RE: United Staff Cuts In Florida

I really feel for the <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> employee's. My time working for a vendor at Sky Harbor in Phoenix I got to know some of the United people really good. This is all pre <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> merger by the way... I thought the...

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by futureatp
Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Free Tank Of Gas With Every Boeing.
Replies: 66
Views: 21516

RE: Free Tank Of Gas With Every Boeing.

As recently as 2011: I do know for a fact that new Southwest 737s delivered to Phoenix are de-fueled down to a certain amount on their <acronym title="Mexicana Airlines (Mexico)">MX</acronym> ramp as they came in very heavy on fuel as it left with full tanks. I do not know the procedure of what Sout...

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by futureatp
Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo Handling At Heathrow And O'Hare
Replies: 1
Views: 2025

Cargo Handling At Heathrow And O'Hare

Hi all. I need some information about cargo handling. I import medical equipment from the UK to the United States. I have had some issues along with about $60k worth missing at present moment. Anyway what I want to know who the cargo vendors are for carriers that run <acronym title="London - Heathro...

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by futureatp
Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dreamlifter Lands At Wrong Airport
Replies: 245
Views: 75577

RE: Dreamlifter Lands At Wrong Airport

Its been since 2000/2001 since I have flown a Cessna in the Wichita area at night. But I think KAAO has fairly prominent VASI or PAPI lights. Maybe that is what the Atlas crew spotted and mistook for McConnell. The "wheels down" announcement seemed awfully rushed to me, to suggest they came up to Mc...

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by futureatp
Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The HP Nite Flites To LAS
Replies: 35
Views: 9194

RE: The HP Nite Flites To LAS

Anyone remember the "crew hauler" <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> used to fly between <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (Municipal) (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym> and <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada"...

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by futureatp
Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cycling Flaps On Ground
Replies: 5
Views: 4582

Cycling Flaps On Ground

Just was on a flight (737-300) and something happened I have never seen before from a passenger window. I am just curious what was going on. Push back from gate. Flaps set to takeoff setting. Then extended to about 15deg. Then retracted. Then extended to 25-30deg (remember Im eyeballing it from row ...

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by futureatp
Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More UA Retrojets Coming *RUMOUR*
Replies: 40
Views: 14588

RE: More UA Retrojets Coming *RUMOUR*

I personally like the Saul Bass scheme myself with the larger UNITED titles and with the rainbow stripes moved down on the narrow bodies. I liked that battleship grey when it first came out, just didn't look good after a few years in the sun. Just my opinion. I always liked seeing the retro jets whe...

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by futureatp
Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Fines Southwest - Fare Advertising Rules
Replies: 9
Views: 6675

RE: DOT Fines Southwest - Fare Advertising Rules

As a "Ding" subscriber I have never had an issue with getting a ticket through that promotion nor have I ever felt misled by it. The Ding app states pretty clearly if travel is only available on certain days and the time frame in which travel can be made. And it will tell you the deadline to book. A...

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by futureatp
Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Moving Phoenix Ops From AZA To PHX
Replies: 37
Views: 8016

RE: Spirit Moving Phoenix Ops From AZA To PHX

I like it. Ever since the <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>/US merger, I have been hoping they would show up in <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (Municipal) (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym>. I do a lot of non business travel and that means it comes out...

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by futureatp
Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Time From Empty To Full Fuel
Replies: 11
Views: 8192

RE: Time From Empty To Full Fuel

It is a slow day at the office so I am going to add to this. Hope I do not get overly complicated... I used to do refueling for the vendor at <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (Municipal) (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym>. The numbers below on the narrow body aircraft i lis...

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by futureatp
Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 800... A Shoot Down? New Testimonials Emerge.
Replies: 271
Views: 38397

RE: TWA 800... A Shoot Down? New Testimonials Emerge.

When I first saw this last night my first reaction was; I wonder if there are flyable 747100s/200s around that can be had for cheap, to attempt to recreate a center tank explosion and a shoot down. It would take govt cooperation to recreate the shoot down. So unless we can talk a foreign govt to coo...

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by futureatp
Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread Part 6
Replies: 244
Views: 17467

RE: Phoenix Aviation Thread Part 6

I would think the reason it went to Phx vs tus or even aza would have to do with how timely law enforcement can secure the aircraft. Tuscon and mesa may not be best located to get the FBI there in force before the aircraft lands and the level of availability of local law enforcement.

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by futureatp
Fri May 17, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drinking Age On International Flights?
Replies: 48
Views: 34935

RE: Drinking Age On International Flights?

At age 14 (in 1994) I was offered a glass of either wine or champagne on a Qantas flight <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym>-<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>....

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by futureatp
Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New MCI Terminal Plan Moves Forward.
Replies: 66
Views: 10209

RE: New MCI Terminal Plan Moves Forward.

I fly in and out of <acronym title="Kansas City - International (MCI / KMCI), USA - Missouri">MCI</acronym> several times a year. Used to be quite a bit more when I lived in Kansas. Right now, <acronym title="Kansas City - International (MCI / KMCI), USA - Missouri">MCI</acronym> has too much termin...

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by futureatp
Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New MHK Airline Service
Replies: 10
Views: 3200

RE: New MHK Airline Service

One of the routes Southwest is going run out of <acronym title="Wichita - Mid-Continent (ICT / KICT), USA - Kansas">ICT</acronym> is a Nonstop to <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym>. -just for the <acronym title="Air Guizhou (China) and Allegi...

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by futureatp
Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: America West (HP) Wide-Body Order In Late 80s
Replies: 6
Views: 3630

RE: America West (HP) Wide-Body Order In Late 80s

I remember the 767 order. Dont remember the Airbus order but thats not to say they didnt. I had a magazine from mid 1991 I think that showed current fleets and aircraft on order. I say mid 91 because Pan Am was listed and Eastern was not. Even though I was just a kid at the time, I took particular a...

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by futureatp
Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SNA Curfew And Restrictions To Be Extended To 2035
Replies: 23
Views: 7406

RE: SNA Curfew And Restrictions To Be Extended To 2035

I had a conversation with a Continental 737 pilot in the early to mid 90s. Before Continental had 757s. He told me that the only aircraft at the time they (Continental) could fly into <acronym title="Santa Ana - John Wayne / Orange County (SNA / KSNA), USA - California">SNA</acronym> was 733s and <a...

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by futureatp
Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread Part 5
Replies: 257
Views: 20526

RE: Phoenix Aviation Thread Part 5

Ok, ill admit it. I have ran across two separate adult themed flicks that were filmed at T-4. One was in the parking garage on the south side as <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> tails (no pun intended) were visible. The other was in an elevator. I recognized the carpet. Once ag...

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by futureatp
Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Planes Not In Sequence.
Replies: 88
Views: 15518

RE: Airbus Planes Not In Sequence.

The DC-10-40 was supposed to be the DC-10-20. It was changed to -40 as a request from Northwest. Its been a long time since I read the article but I believe Northwest thought that the -20 designation made it seem inferior to the -30.

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by futureatp
Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737ER - Why Not More Sales?
Replies: 5
Views: 6692

RE: B737ER - Why Not More Sales?

And I should add I have no clue what the difference is on the ANA models the original poster mentioned.

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by futureatp
Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737ER - Why Not More Sales?
Replies: 5
Views: 6692

RE: B737ER - Why Not More Sales?

The 900 and the 900ER model have identical fuel capacity (along with every other <acronym title="Lauda Air (Austria)">NG</acronym> model I have ever seen. I do believe aux tanks are available on the <acronym title="Bitburg (BBJ / EDRB), Germany">BBJ</acronym> models). Its a structural difference (in...

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by futureatp
Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am L-1011(not A -500 Series)
Replies: 11
Views: 10582

RE: Pan Am L-1011(not A -500 Series)

I remember watching that movie when it first aired. The aircraft when it was filmed had Pan Am titles. There was a also an opening scene of someone in a hanger, standing in front of a 747, talking about the story and mentioned that the actual aircraft Pan Am flew out of Saigon was actually a 747. As...

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by futureatp
Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FCC To FAA: Allow Greater Use Of Devices Inflight
Replies: 56
Views: 7439

RE: FCC To FAA: Allow Greater Use Of Devices Inflight

I read a while back that one of the biggest concerns about letting people have these devices out during takeoff/landing is that they may become projectiles during an incident. That takes any FCC argument out of the equation. As far as people talking on their cell phones in flight, I never can get se...

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by futureatp
Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Plane Collides W/ Car On Approach
Replies: 112
Views: 7692

RE: Small Plane Collides W/ Car On Approach

Good catch on the flaps.

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by futureatp
Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will JetBlue A321 Have The Legs To Fly JFK-LAX/SFO
Replies: 43
Views: 20685

RE: Will JetBlue A321 Have The Legs To Fly JFK-LAX/SFO

One thing to consider when comparing the <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym>-<acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym>, or any east coast route to <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor Inte...

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by futureatp
Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 738 Trolley Service?
Replies: 35
Views: 13565

RE: Southwest 738 Trolley Service?

I was on a <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym>-800 <acronym title="Houston - William P. Hobby (HOU / KHOU), USA - Texas">HOU</acronym>-<acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym> last month. First, the style of interior with the bl...

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by futureatp
Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 744 Range
Replies: 31
Views: 9754

RE: DL 744 Range

Somewhere I have a manual to confirm but I believe DL (actually Northwest) deactivated the tail tanks of their 744s. That's around 20,000lbs of fuel capacity taken out.

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by futureatp
Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryan International 767 At MHK
Replies: 4
Views: 5124

RE: Ryan International 767 At MHK

I have known fan/school charters for Kansas State University to leave out of <acronym title="Topeka - Forbes Field (FOE / KFOE), USA - Kansas">FOE</acronym>, MHK and SLN. I former fling of mine who happened to be on the Kansas State marching band in 2002, said the band flew out on a Hawaiian Airline...

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by futureatp
Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Ground Stop All Flights
Replies: 17
Views: 27766

RE: Spirit Airlines Ground Stop All Flights

The United ground stop last June was in fact just the 757s. I was in their <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym> operations when it happened. Saw the company fax myself. If I remember right, It was to ensure they were compliant with an <acronym...

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by futureatp
Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN "Old School" Livery
Replies: 30
Views: 9592

RE: WN "Old School" Livery

I flew on 792 a year ago <acronym title="Houston - William P. Hobby (HOU / KHOU), USA - Texas">HOU</acronym>-<acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym>. Ive been a steady Southwest flier 20+ years now and that is still the only special livery aircra...

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by futureatp
Sat May 12, 2012 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fighter Escort Into PHX On May 10?
Replies: 16
Views: 4984

Fighter Escort Into PHX On May 10?

Usually every weekend there are some sort of military fighters parked at Cutter aviation(At least up til November 2011when I left my employer at Sky Harbor for much greener pastures). They usually depart throughout the day on the following Sunday. Every now and then I would notice a foreign flagged ...

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by futureatp
Fri May 11, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fighter Escort Into PHX On May 10?
Replies: 16
Views: 4984

Fighter Escort Into PHX On May 10?

From the news article I read it was close to 11:30am Thursday. The F-16s in formation (there were actually 3, my first post would made it sound like only two) are based in Tuscon. Have no idea about the 135.

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by futureatp
Fri May 11, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fighter Escort Into PHX On May 10?
Replies: 16
Views: 4984

Fighter Escort Into PHX On May 10?

It was a kc-135 with an f-16 on each wing doin a fly over. Part of a funeral service for retired USAF Maj. Gen. Donald L Owens.

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by futureatp
Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Terminals Used By Airlines, PHX 1980?
Replies: 32
Views: 4406

RE: Terminals Used By Airlines, PHX 1980?

dlramp4life: Next time your on the south side, check out the south end of terminal two. A lot of tell tale evidence of jet ways that are no longer there. This was also when there was only one taxiway and gates were aligned to the south as well. If memory severs me right, the fuel pits in the ground ...

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by futureatp
Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways 757-200s...what's The Replacement?
Replies: 35
Views: 15700

RE: US Airways 757-200s...what's The Replacement?

As for <acronym title="Hawaiian Airlines (USA)">HA</acronym> service to <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym>: <acronym title="Hawaiian Airlines (USA)">HA</acronym> changed terminals after their code share with America West ended. <acronym titl...

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by futureatp
Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK At AZA/IWA
Replies: 28
Views: 4270

RE: NK At AZA/IWA

About the only thing I can say is the flight I took on <acronym title="Spirit Airlines (USA)">NK</acronym> to <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym> was full last month. Was a Thursday flight as well. So was the <acronym title="Air Guizhou (China...

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by futureatp
Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Inaugural Flight @ Kiwa AZA
Replies: 4
Views: 3517

RE: Spirit Airlines Inaugural Flight @ Kiwa AZA

Thanks to this thread I just booked one way Spirit IWA-<acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym> and one way Allegiant <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym>-IWA next Thurs-Sun for about the same...

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by futureatp
Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A333 In PHX Today
Replies: 23
Views: 8848

RE: Delta A333 In PHX Today

I have seen <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> swap in A330s on regular scheduled flights in/out of <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym> frequently the last two winter seasons. I think for additional capacity increases. They a...

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by futureatp
Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Anybody Remember America West's Boeing 747's?
Replies: 49
Views: 19507

RE: Does Anybody Remember America West's Boeing 747's?

I can remember when <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> first operated them out of <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym> in T-3. I was just a kid at the time (Dec 1989 im pretty sure it was) and watched one of those leave....

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