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by bryancsnider
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95960

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

If you look at KSFB it went from a Class D to Class C below the MCO B a few years ago. This was very needed. KSFB was incredibly busy with all the flight training and a huge uptick in commercial air service including European heavies including 747s. I did a lot of flight training out of what was Del...

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by bryancsnider
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95960

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

If you look at KSFB it went from a Class D to Class C below the MCO B. This was very needed. KSFB was incredibly busy with all the flight training and a huge uptick in commercial air service including European heavies including 747s. I did a lot of flight training out of what was Delta Connection Ac...

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by bryancsnider
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Weirdest Connections You've Ever Made
Replies: 98
Views: 5795

Re: Weirdest Connections You've Ever Made

It was a busy time trying to get home from MDW to PHX. Using apps, I found that I could get home as followed via Southwest MDW to SDF to BHM to BNA to PHX. The crazy thing is that I only had to change aircraft once. The first two legs were same flight number. Then the BHM to BNA was using same aircr...

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by bryancsnider
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95960

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I'm guessing no one here has ever parked at east economy and taken the Skytrain in? Takes about 30 seconds. Or if I'm picking up, I'd rather avoid the airport entirely and have them ride the Skytrain to the 44th street station and pick them up there. While Sky Train is convenient, you might have to...

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by bryancsnider
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95960

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I find it odd that there isn’t a new design (unless I looked over it) that puts phx in a better position for international expansions. Terminal 4 seems to be at capacity....especially in the winter because of lack of gate space. They need a concept, maybe even one that allows big international expa...

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by bryancsnider
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95960

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I have gone back and now see a concept that has international moving...but it also appears it will be limited and the walk for international pax.....yikes!


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by bryancsnider
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95960

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I find it odd that there isn’t a new design (unless I looked over it) that puts phx in a better position for international expansions. Terminal 4 seems to be at capacity....especially in the winter because of lack of gate space. They need a concept, maybe even one that allows big international expan...

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by bryancsnider
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95960

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Can’t forget that all airlines had to cut capacity the last couple of years in winter to deal with the 8/26 runway closure. I’ve also noticed less availability of gates because of construction. During the closures, I did a lot of time lapse photography of the traffic and it’s insane how busy the two...

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by bryancsnider
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95960

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

The article is non-sense. What killed STL, MEM, CLE, CVG and so on is more than just geography. - The hubs were simply not profitable. - O & D numbers low - Cities with slower economies, growth and potentially shrinking populations. Phoenix is a booming city with a growing economy with lots of s...

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by bryancsnider
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers fight on Southwest flight
Replies: 65
Views: 9144

Passengers fight on Southwest flight

In the United States, the problem is and always has been the lack of consistent enforcement of the carryon baggage rules. This! Americans pack way too much! I’ve personally seen a family of 5 who check in 50lbs massive suitcases for each adult and their 3children plus had large carryons & backp...

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by bryancsnider
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR-PHX Future
Replies: 53
Views: 9850

Re: BA LHR-PHX Future

One cool thing from a window seat perspective is if you fly the LHR to PHX route in December, you get to see a 10.5 hr sunset. I experienced this on December 13th, 2017. I also got to see this in December of 2009, but we left a little late so it was for only 2/3rds of the flight. Snapped this first ...

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by bryancsnider
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR-PHX Future
Replies: 53
Views: 9850

Re: BA LHR-PHX Future

Another thing I notice was the female cabin crew on all my BA flights no longer wore hats. In the past, I kind of found flying BA as an opportunity for me to experience some of the "golden age" of flying. Is this a recent change? I personally thought this uniform touch gave the airline so...

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by bryancsnider
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR-PHX Future
Replies: 53
Views: 9850

Re: BA LHR-PHX Future

I have flown this route RT 3 times, most recently in Nov/Dec 2017. While I can't say I am a BA expert, I've flown them a decent amount of times out of LHR to various destinations in Europe and Egypt. I love this route for the 747, and non stop Europe flight, but it greatly needs an interior update. ...

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by bryancsnider
Mon May 29, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 75554

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

[quote="airzona11"]Anyone have any knowledge of the loads of the BA flights with those 3 weekly additions? Very cool to see PHX getting 2 international widebodies certain days, fun for us in Phoenix. Just pulled today's loads up.. and Wednesday.... I've been monitoring the flight from time...

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