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by 777PHX
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1080
Views: 79271

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Hi-excuse the random question-but recently I saw some Youtube videos showing old footage of TWA's operations at STL from back in the day. I noticed that for eastbound flow-they would have departures cross the runway nearest the terminals and take off from the outer runways (while landing traffic on...

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by 777PHX
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta apologizes to Passenger over cops being called.
Replies: 33
Views: 3845

Re: Delta apologizes to Passenger over cops being called.

You're being pedantic. Use whatever action verb you want, when you whip out a phone in a confrontation like that, it's escalating the situation. The "do what I say because I'm videoing you and I'm going post it all over social media and send it to corporate" is no less leverage being used...

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by 777PHX
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta apologizes to Passenger over cops being called.
Replies: 33
Views: 3845

Re: Delta apologizes to Passenger over cops being called.

Where does this belief that people have a right not to be recorded in a public space come from? What do you mean you can't give someone your managers name? That's crazy. Let's be fair, if you're arguing with someone and they shove a camera phone in your face, that's an act of aggression. It's certa...

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by 777PHX
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1080
Views: 79271

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Another question about WOW if someone can help. I've looked into booking STL - TLV. Outbound is fine but when looking for a return trip the site doesn't have it. Anyone have any similar experiences? I am pretty sure I heard they are cutting that route. So that might be why. I don't know the end dat...

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by 777PHX
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta apologizes to Passenger over cops being called.
Replies: 33
Views: 3845

Re: Delta apologizes to Passenger over cops being called.

Where does this belief that people have a right not to be recorded in a public space come from? What do you mean you can't give someone your managers name? That's crazy. Let's be fair, if you're arguing with someone and they shove a camera phone in your face, that's an act of aggression. It's certa...

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by 777PHX
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 56961

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Hello, I don't follow the Phoenix thread so go easy on me here :angel: Today I noticed that BA has 2 flights LHR-PHX, both on 744's...which got me wondering - how has VS & D8 not started a LHR/LGW-PHX, even seasonally? I understand PHX is an AA hub, but I somewhat see PHX as similar to AUS in t...

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by 777PHX
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Int'l Terminal at MKE - Who will use it?
Replies: 11
Views: 1634

Re: New Int'l Terminal at MKE - Who will use it?

Same story as usual, it's just too close to ORD to attract any sort of meaningful longhaul international service. Carribean beach destination traffic and maybe the odd Euro LCC narrowbody is probably the best that can be hoped for in the foreseeable future.

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by 777PHX
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pilot grounded for lying about mental condition
Replies: 5
Views: 1909

Re: Delta Pilot grounded for lying about mental condition

I tend to think these guys are more exaggerating any potential issues they have for the disability retirement rather than legitimately suffer from these conditions. That doesn't excuse them from lying though and they do deserve to lose their careers over it. They're either lying to the DOD or they'r...

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by 777PHX
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1080
Views: 79271

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

I have lived in Seattle and St. Louis and can confidently say that St. Louis is not even remotely comparable to Seattle. Earlier you mentioned that St. Louis doesn’t have mountains, an ocean, or a bigger city than something like LA or NYC. Seattle is definitely a bigger city than St. Louis and is g...

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by 777PHX
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 produced heading to a Museum
Replies: 84
Views: 12994

Re: First 777 produced heading to a Museum

If I go to a museum, I don't expect to see a 777. I can easily fly on a 777 on numerous routes today. I would not be surprised if this "museum" will get a 787 in the near future. Pima is one of the best aviation museums in the world. The 777 and the 787 are the tip of the iceberg in terms...

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by 777PHX
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread
Replies: 34
Views: 3507

Re: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread

Film release has been delayed by a year. I'm trying to hide my disappointment. :wink2: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45353866 Top Gun: Maverick's release date has been delayed by a year because of "logistical reasons". Paramount had the date originally set for July 2019, b...

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by 777PHX
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1080
Views: 79271

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Correct. Vacant means no jetbridge, City Gate means there is one for use per turn. AA uses C28 a couple times a day on a per turn basis. Now that they are doing a remodel/reopening C25-30 I am hoping AA just leases it out. Right now it is dumb how they have to open a door to that area just for when...

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by 777PHX
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 56961

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

There's definitely a strong Canadian demand for IWA for the metric shit ton of Canadians that have second homes in the far East valley.

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by 777PHX
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?
Replies: 196
Views: 29711

Re: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?

If AA really wants to, it has a solution to the lack of a hub in the PAC-NW. AA has three hubs in the American Southwest - DFW, PHX and LAX. DFW and LAX aren’t going anywhere, so it would make sense to dehub PHX and build up a hub in the interior NW like DL at SLC - somewhere like GEG, PDX or SMF c...

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by 777PHX
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A333s
Replies: 100
Views: 16088

Re: American A333s

AA is currently planning to retire older B777-200ER. According to whom, because AA hasn't stated anything of the sort? But fleet replacement isn't just replacing each airplane on a one to one basis. It also depends on route structure, capacity needed, global economy, and if there is any expansion p...

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by 777PHX
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 173
Views: 9734

Re: Aer Lingus rumor - announcement 9/12

How about Tokyo, Hong Kong or Johannesburg ? Aer Lingus is too focused on the English speaking Americas. The USA & Canada should not be EI's only long haul market. Dublin to Narita sipping Guinness is on my bucket list, nonstop. Ireland is a country of 4.7 million people. That's about the size ...

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by 777PHX
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 173
Views: 9734

Re: Aer Lingus rumor - announcement 9/12

How about Tokyo, Hong Kong or Johannesburg ? Aer Lingus is too focused on the English speaking Americas. The USA & Canada should not be EI's only long haul market. Dublin to Narita sipping Guinness is on my bucket list, nonstop. Ireland is a country of 4.7 million people. That's about the size ...

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by 777PHX
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 8109

Re: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?

. But even so, I find it sad that certain major airports, such as STL, ORD, and MCI, are not spotter-friendly at times, especially the NYC-area airports of EWR, JFK, and LGA, in which the PANYNJ and other local law enforcement are hostile to plane spotting (based on reading from various websites of...

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by 777PHX
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1080
Views: 79271

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

I just get a chuckle when someone states they can throw out all kinds of facts and figures to show that STL is a better trans-Atlantic candidate than say Nashville... when Nashville already has BA!!!. And its not just because BNA spent a couple million. There's many different factors at play. Feel ...

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by 777PHX
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1080
Views: 79271

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

The whole “Fortune 500” BS is overplayed here. All business, regardless of its ranking generates traffic. If there was a market, it would be flown. This might come as a shock to you, but business travelers are much higher yielding and a lot less price sensitive than country music fans are, while Na...

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by 777PHX
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 56961

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Mboyle1988 wrote:
Would be nice to have MSN and especially GRR year round. I am personally waiting for JAX, BDL, ALB, and either ORF or RIC. Not sure if any will happen but I’m hopeful.


G4 has flown to GRR out of IWA for a while now.

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by 777PHX
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1080
Views: 79271

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

That's because STL is underserved transatlantic but they won't pony up the millions that other cities have to get a proper carrier. ? There's still a few million more in incentive money available, AFAIK. It's just up to a carrier to work out a deal. Which is irrelevant if the city is too stupid and...

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by 777PHX
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 56961

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

:rotfl: SO TRUE!! Given that they're putting 788's on ORD-CUN & DFW-CUN this winter, I wouldn't be surprised either! Lots of snowbirds! But...what are the huge ties to the CHI area you mention? Enquiring minds want to know. There's a ton of transplants out here that grew up in Chicago(and the m...

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by 777PHX
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 56961

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

So, recent upgrades.... The second PHX-LHR goes daily on an AA 777. PHX-HNL gets the A333 for a much longer period this year. CLT-PHX gets the A333 for a much longer period. HA upgrades the 767 to the A332 come 1/1. Sorry folks, PHX is indeed dying. (Just goes to show you 99% of the maniacs on this...

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by 777PHX
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1080
Views: 79271

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

stl07 wrote:
WOW! STL is the only midsized city that got a KEF flight this year to survive year round!

Other carriers will certainly take notice...


That's because STL is underserved transatlantic but they won't pony up the millions that other cities have to get a proper carrier.

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by 777PHX
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 56961

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

So, recent upgrades.... The second PHX-LHR goes daily on an AA 777. PHX-HNL gets the A333 for a much longer period this year. CLT-PHX gets the A333 for a much longer period. HA upgrades the 767 to the A332 come 1/1. Sorry folks, PHX is indeed dying. (Just goes to show you 99% of the maniacs on this ...

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by 777PHX
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Loss of John McCain
Replies: 10
Views: 1098

Re: Loss of John McCain

Since there is already a destroyer named USS John McCain, I would say naming a carrier after him would be unlikely. Probably correct, although isn't the destroyer named after a different John McCain? Per wikipedia, DDG-56 John S. McCain - the one that met a tanker off Singapore last year - was name...

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by 777PHX
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1080
Views: 79271

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Not to get too far off track from aviation but imo the metro issues are a little overblown. Are there security issues, of course, but I have seen stats that you are more likely to be injured/die riding in a car from the airport than on the metro. I've seen my share of shady situations on it but I n...

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by 777PHX
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1080
Views: 79271

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

I shutter when the words "ride the metro" are said in this city given the amazing track record of security. When I flew from FOD-STL last summer, every single person on that flight was coming to STL for the weekend and going to the Cardinals games. They told me they just ride Metro downto...

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by 777PHX
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 56961

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

IF DFW is such a monster hub why is the daily connecting traffic in PHX nearly equal to DFW? Because it's not. O&D numbers are similarish, which is what you'd expect as DFW isn't that much bigger than the Phoenix area is. But look at the connecting traffic percentage, DFW is 66% where PHX is 49...

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by 777PHX
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 56961

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Now don't take this as anything other than a "geographic" comment, but theories regarding de-emphasizing PHX due to its closeness to LAX alone is not the real threat, it's the combined proximity to monster hub DFW - 700nm East and LAX (to a smaller extent) - 300nm to the West. So a ? has ...

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by 777PHX
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Manufacture test flights?
Replies: 15
Views: 2277

Re: Manufacture test flights?

452QX wrote:
Mitsubishi is using Moses Lake in Washington State for MRJ flight testing, and have set up an auxiliary base there. They have also opened an engineering facility in Seattle, and the MRJ has visited BFI on occasion


They use AZA quite often as well.

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by 777PHX
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1080
Views: 79271

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Big win for Boeing. Won the contract to building unmanned tankers in St. Louis.Hoping we might see them flying around at some point. https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/boeing-gets-new-contract-to-build-unmanned-refuelers-in-st/article_6c6a7b65-5ca6-593c-bce6-70500510a47d.html Tha...

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by 777PHX
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJs in the Western U.S.
Replies: 30
Views: 3449

Re: ERJs in the Western U.S.

It's a small collection out West, but you can see the 145's of GMJ Air Shuttle flying the Intel nerd-bird routes between HIO (Portland Hillsboro), MHR (Sacramento Mather) and SJC. Contour flies the 135 CEC-OAK, PGA-PHX and will be adding OAK-SBA-LAS. There's a daily, sometimes 2x daily, shuttle bet...

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by 777PHX
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1080
Views: 79271

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

http://www.nwfdailynews.com/news/201808 ... rom-prison


I'd rather live in STL than white trash panhandle Florida.
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stl07 wrote:
Apparently St. louis (well actually BLV) is prison... :(

http://www.nwfdailynews.com/news/201808 ... rom-prison


I'd rather live in STL than white trash panhandle Florida.

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by 777PHX
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m
Replies: 60
Views: 10906

Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

To all those fantasises here on a.net who think it's a great idea to purchase this particular B747SP (ridiculous to say the least) I've got news for you all.....this aircraft won't be sold for further service and anyone who thinks otherwise are deluded, she will stay in situ until she is either bou...

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by 777PHX
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair recruiting pilots in Argentina
Replies: 10
Views: 1496

Re: Ryanair recruiting pilots in Argentina

They have to do something to get cheap pilots, can't get them in Europe anymore due to the pilot shortage. It's a tricky balance. It has to be somewhere first world enough to have the training infrastructure and supply of available pilots, but not one with many major airlines that are paying top do...

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by 777PHX
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Dreamliner RR Trent routes?
Replies: 10
Views: 2570

Re: Longest Dreamliner RR Trent routes?

ORD-AKL has to be up there on NZ. BA operates Santiago to LHR that's quite long as well.

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by 777PHX
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/26/2018:AA Drops PHL-FRA/MUC/GLA,PAP-FLL/JFK,DFWPBC,LAXYYZ;AS Drops ABQ-SFO/SNA,LAXMEX;UA Adds DEN-FLG/STS
Replies: 85
Views: 11234

Re: OAG Changes 8/26/2019:AA Drops PHL-FRA/MUC/GLA,PAP-FLL/JFK,DFWPBC,LAXYYZ;AS Drops ABQ-SFO/SNA,LAXMEX;UA Adds DEN-FLG

UA to FLG. Excellent choice. Another relatively high fare market to get into with regional service. That area is a hidden gem for travel in the summer. I get the feeling that there will be a rolling set of service announcements for DEN and UA over the next couple of months. I can only imagine that ...

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by 777PHX
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudi 787-8 doing touch-and-go’s at AFW?
Replies: 10
Views: 1791

Re: Saudi 787-8 doing touch-and-go’s at AFW?

I didn’t think that civilian operators do touch and gos for training with civil airplanes. Boeing does them during test flights sometimes. Why not? Base training on type rating is still done by a lot of operators. I'm assuming he's talking about airliners, in which case it's too expensive for somet...

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by 777PHX
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rename PHX
Replies: 53
Views: 4435

Re: Rename PHX

T4 is already named after Barry Goldwater. T3 is going to be named after McCain.

I rather like Sky Harbor. It's unique and it's instantly recognizable as Phoenix. It's old as shit too, I think it dates back to the 20s.

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by 777PHX
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1080
Views: 79271

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Considering BA recently announced PIT, I doubt this is any sort of worthwhile announcement.

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by 777PHX
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 301
Views: 30013

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

Has there been any discussion from AA about adding a Flagship lounge to PHL and possibly CLT in the future? I'd be shocked if either actually sees a FL. It only makes sense to have a FL in a city with international first class service, and the only AA aircraft in the fleet that has it is the 77W. C...

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by 777PHX
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 56961

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

skyharborshome wrote:
910A wrote:
Correct me if I am wrong, but this would be the first regularly scheduled flight for a 777-200ER at PHX since BA operated one when LH had the a340.


When did that end?


I want to say PHX got the 77E for a period of time around 2008-2009 when the economy went in the crapper.

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by 777PHX
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 56961

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

The 772 makes sense as it can be supported from LAX for mx & crew Well...MX would be a challenge I should think. Unless they bring in some spares to keep here, they'd better hope that bird doesn't go tech here. Never thought of that till reading your post. I think somebody mentioned before that...

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by 777PHX
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 56961

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Would this have been something BA and AA would have discussed? Are they even allowed to? AA using a 777 does make more sense than BA using two of their legacy 744s. That being said I personally hate it. Would have loved to see the second BA service resume and AA use a 777 for another international ...

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by 777PHX
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 301
Views: 30013

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

So where's everyone at that was absolutely sure PHX was going to become the next STL or CVG?

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by 777PHX
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 56961

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

AA is adding seasonal PHX-LHR service starting 3/31/19 with a 772. Service will operate alongside the current service by BA. http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/2018/American-Airlines-Expands-European-Footprint-and-Modifies-Asia-Service/ I have a feeling this is a replacement for BA's second seaso...

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