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by Vctony
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 543
Views: 68124

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Maybe it's just my imagination, but it seems like there is a whole lot more aircraft using the north runway for departures now than there have been in a really long time (since the early 2000s). Was there a recent ATC change or something for departures? Could it be weather related? I'm curious if t...

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by Vctony
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 415
Views: 50217

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

N759GS ferried ATL-GWO earlier today. Supposedly, this is the first -700 to be retired. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N759GS How many -700s is WN planning on leaving the fleet in the near future? This appears to be a WN owned aircraft and is separate from the 19 leased frames that are going t...

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by Vctony
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS - MAX and NEO
Replies: 8
Views: 1637

Re: AS - MAX and NEO

I believe the OP is asking if AS plans to keep the NEOs around long term or expects to phase them out once MAX aircraft arrive (assuming the MAX gets back into service).

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by Vctony
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/28/2019:AA Adds PHX-COS/CVG/FAR, Drops ORDRNO;DL Adds JFKBOG;KX Drops DEN;UA Drops BJX-ORD
Replies: 58
Views: 10280

Re: OAG Changes 7/28/2019:AA Adds PHX-COS/CVG/FAR, Drops ORDRNO;DL Adds JFKBOG;KX Drops DEN;UA Drops BJX-ORD

But.....everyone on a.net told me that PHX was going to be dehubbed as the weak link in the AA network..... AA trimmed the PHX operation back from approximately 300 daily departures (around the time of the merger) to a low point of about 255. They've also significantly reduced the number of days wh...

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by Vctony
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Departure Gate Assignment
Replies: 33
Views: 4785

Re: Airport Departure Gate Assignment

In the US, most airports aren’t CUTE (common use gates), so such a system wouldn’t even work there. Actually many U.S. airports are adopting CUTE or have gates which are CUTE capable. New terminals especially are being built with CUTE capabilities (LGA). That is true, but the majority are still eit...

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by Vctony
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 270
Views: 33991

Re: WN to close EWR

It's been a fortress hub for a long time. This is another step toward a near total monopoly. Shame on the DOJ/DOT for considering NYC as a unit competitively. It is just an excuse to allow the death of competition. Even more so that UA was leasing the slots to WN if I recall? They didn't require re...

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by Vctony
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA add new seasonal routes from PHX
Replies: 42
Views: 5734

Re: AA add new seasonal routes from PHX

Can you point out who just added PHX-CID, PHX-ICT, PHX-MSY, PHX-RDU, or PHX-COS? WN started PHX-ICT service on April 12, 2016. https://www.flywichita.com/southwests-new-nonstops-begin-tuesday/ Which was three years ago. The initial comment was that all of AA's adds were reactions to other recently ...

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by Vctony
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA add new seasonal routes from PHX
Replies: 42
Views: 5734

Re: AA add new seasonal routes from PHX

FSDan wrote:
Good adds. At this point I'd say BNA is the only real glaring hole left in AA's domestic network from PHX.


I’d say CLE, BNA, MSY, and TUL are the biggest holes at this point however all have at least daily nonstop WN service so I’m not sure they’re huge priorities.

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by Vctony
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA posts preliminary 2018 passenger boarding data for all US airports
Replies: 17
Views: 3639

Re: FAA posts preliminary 2018 passenger boarding data for all US airportso

stasisLAX wrote:
Mesa-Gateway up 10 percent.... keep going, Allegiant! :bouncy:


PHX on the other hand has a rather anemic growth percentage, especially compared to how the regional population and economy are growing.

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by Vctony
Fri May 31, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest non-hub AA stations?
Replies: 57
Views: 9598

Re: Largest non-hub AA stations?

southwest1675 wrote:
I think BNA is at 64 daily departures.


Surprisingly not one of them is to PHX.

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by Vctony
Wed May 22, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 543
Views: 68124

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

I just used the PHX Sky Train for the first time to go from Terminal 3 to 4. What a major pain. My wife and I came in separately landing about the same time I was on DL she was on AA. I told her I would meet her in T-4 baggage claim. Walked east the whole length of T-3, turned north to get the cent...

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by Vctony
Sat May 18, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN and DFW
Replies: 36
Views: 5067

Re: WN and DFW

If WN did re-enter IAH, WN would probably serve a few destinations outside of Texas such as BWI, MDW, DEN, MSY, and PHX nonstop from IAH. It is also becoming increasing rare for WN to serve only 1 destination nonstop from a domestic station in the contiguous U.S. CRP comes to mind as about the only...

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by Vctony
Wed May 15, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines pilot arrested for murder.
Replies: 18
Views: 3434

Re: American Airlines pilot arrested for murder.

The question is, should the airline be responsible for the regional carriers that carry it’s name? Is it fair for American Airlines to carry the bad publicity associated with a regional carrier just because their name is on the side of the aircraft ? Absolutely. PSA is a subcontractor contracted by...

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by Vctony
Mon May 13, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 542
Views: 110013

Re: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread

Really? The have notoriously poor OTP. The worst in the eagle system. To be clear, I’m purely speaking to the on board crews attitude and service. Maybe it’s the younger, fresher faces... I’m very aware of YV’s OTP issues, and try to avoid them on the first leg of a trip... We were delayed 1.5 hour...

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by Vctony
Sun May 12, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 543
Views: 68124

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

I’m curious why COS wouldn’t be added by Skywest. Seems that it’s probably the biggest hole within RJ range.

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by Vctony
Thu May 02, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How big can SWA get in ATL
Replies: 51
Views: 6045

Re: How big can SWA get in ATL

I don’t anticipate WN growing much at all from ATL. The station is smaller than it was after the FL merger and WN continues to “right size” it. BNA is WN’s growth vehicle in that region.

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by Vctony
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 543
Views: 68124

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

It was nice to have the 787 on my PHX-ORD-PHX flights earlier this week. Seemed like the captain was even surprised to see a PHX turn on his schedule. "I've been doing a lot of Asia recently. It's nice to have a good turn and sleep in my own bed." or something like that. PHX is NOT going ...

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by Vctony
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 543
Views: 68124

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

For anybody who hasn't heard/read this from the source or other means... https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/283992/american-files-preliminary-new-a321neo-routes-in-s20/ American files preliminary new A321neo routes in S20 By Jim Liu Posted 22 April 2019 07:00 American Airlines during...

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by Vctony
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363287

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

I like it.

Definitely a better first impression than AA and WN's new livery (which I didn't like but now am used to).

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by Vctony
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 74
Views: 11000

Re: AA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Another MAGNIFICENT job on this; how you have the time & patience to do this blows me away. Thank you for it. For all the PHX-bashers in other threads who kept going on and on and on and on ad nauseum about PHX being dehubbed (or that it would be/should be)...I see we've only lost 6 departures ...

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by Vctony
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 74
Views: 11000

Re: AA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Another MAGNIFICENT job on this; how you have the time & patience to do this blows me away. Thank you for it. For all the PHX-bashers in other threads who kept going on and on and on and on ad nauseum about PHX being dehubbed (or that it would be/should be)...I see we've only lost 6 departures ...

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by Vctony
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds New Routes
Replies: 94
Views: 16395

Re: AA Adds New Routes

As someone else pointed out, AA (or US, at least) has flown PHX-COS in the past. I think it would make sense for them to re-connect that spoke since COS has no westbound options on AA as of now. Agreed regarding MSY, BNA, and (until recently) RDU. Those are all markets with strong AA presence and b...

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by Vctony
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A321LR delivered to TAP
Replies: 81
Views: 21524

Re: First A321LR delivered to TAP

Surprised they used the standard Airbus interior as opposed to the Airspace interior that AA has on their NEOs.

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by Vctony
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 47970

Re: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.

I saw one at PHX gate D4 today. When I first saw it I did a double take.

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by Vctony
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 543
Views: 68124

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Perhaps ATCSUNDEVIL can shed some light on this? Why can't ATC maximize "north-side-airlines" using 8/26 more? For both arrivals and departures. I'm not a tower guy, I actually work for a living (I'm kidding!), but it's an efficiency thing. I'll try to explain to the best of my ability/kn...

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by Vctony
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 543
Views: 68124

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Some interesting developments in the "preferred alternatives" listed in the Comprehensive Asset Management plan. Among the most interesting proposals: https://www.skyharbor.com/docs/default-source/pdfs/camp/final-phx-camp-committee-meeting-01-30-2019.pdf?sfvrsn=ff229588_4 - A 6 gate second...

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by Vctony
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA resize FA crew bases - grow DFW + LAX, shrink PHX + STL
Replies: 62
Views: 11212

Re: AA resize FA crew bases - grow DFW + LAX, shrink PHX + STL

What is the “right size” for PHX? Will it be similar to its geographical compatriots in ABQ or TUS? Or more like a modern day STL or SJC? The "right size" for PHX is about what it is at right now. Truly the worst case scenario is an O/D focused focus city with flights to: BOS, CLT, DCA, D...

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by Vctony
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA resize FA crew bases - grow DFW + LAX, shrink PHX + STL
Replies: 62
Views: 11212

Re: AA resize FA crew bases - grow DFW + LAX, shrink PHX + STL

IMO, PHX's future is based on Parker's continuing personal direction. LAX/DFW are just way too close geographically to continue justifying the financial support required for a major airline HUB. Parker is emotionally attached to PHX and that's a very risky and economically poor reason to sustain it...

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by Vctony
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA resize FA crew bases - grow DFW + LAX, shrink PHX + STL
Replies: 62
Views: 11212

Re: AA resize FA crew bases - grow DFW + LAX, shrink PHX + STL

American has 13 domestic bases DFW- 5600 Based there MIA- 4000 NYC- 2800 CLT-2700 LAX -2600 PHL-2600 ORD-2400 PHX- 2260 DCA-820 BOS-420 SFO-415 STL-210 RDU-95 They also have 3 bases in South America in EZE, LIM and SCL So losing 700 FAs makes PHX a 1560 FA operation (which seems to be in line with ...

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by Vctony
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/3/2019: AA;B6;UA;WN;XE Adds TRM;Swoop Routes;
Replies: 61
Views: 13020

Re: OAG Changes 2/3/2019: AA;B6;UA;WN;XE Adds TRM;Swoop Routes;

Looks like as far as PHX is concerned, there are a handful of mainline AA cuts, a handful of regional AA adds, and a handful of WN adds.

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by Vctony
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 543
Views: 68124

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. ...

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by Vctony
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95171

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

The connector bridge will go between N2 and S2 (essentially behind the Starbucks). I believe the thinking surrounding locating the bridge between N2 and S2 is that it would make restaurants / amenities on both the N and S side more easily accessible to travelers, would provide for a common exit for...

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by Vctony
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95171

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

A map of the connector location (with a label of N2 - S2 connector) is on slide 13 of this document: https://www.phoenix.gov/financesite/SolicitationAttachments/FINAL%20PHX%20Mandatory%20Conference%20Presentation%205.22.18.pdf It appears it is actually going to tie into the main terminal building si...

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by Vctony
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95171

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Contractor chosen to build Southwest Airlines' $310M Sky Harbor addition Excerpts: Earlier this month, Phoenix City Council named St. Louis, Missouri-based McCarthy Building Cos. Inc. as general contractor for the addition of the eighth and final concourse at Terminal 4 in Sky Harbor. The project i...

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by Vctony
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95171

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

PHX - BNA/CLE/COS/CVG/MSY/TUL are the biggest remaining holes I see (especially if they consider FLL and MIA to be the same market). They've now filled in 2 holes (OKC and RDU). I'd imagine WN's presence on BNA/CLE/MSY/TUL probably hurts their chances of getting an AA nonstop (although OKC and RDU ...

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by Vctony
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adds FCA, Double Daily DFWMAD/CDG, return to YHZ, 787 to ANC plus more
Replies: 116
Views: 17522

Re: AA adds FCA, Double Daily DFWMAD/CDG, return to YHZ, 787 to ANC plus more

Great to see PHX-RDU finally added! Now the glaring network holes for AA out of PHX are reduced to just MSY and BNA, in my opinion.. And CLE and CVG and TUL. And ICT and SDF and LIT and FLL (although MIA covers it to an extent). It's interesting with limited LAX gates that they're choosing to avoid...

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by Vctony
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95171

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

PHX - BNA/CLE/COS/CVG/MSY/TUL are the biggest remaining holes I see (especially if they consider FLL and MIA to be the same market). They've now filled in 2 holes (OKC and RDU). I'd imagine WN's presence on BNA/CLE/MSY/TUL probably hurts their chances of getting an AA nonstop (although OKC and RDU b...

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by Vctony
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 542
Views: 110013

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

American Eagle could add PHX-CVG, PHX-DAY, PHX-FAR, PHX-SDF, PHX-BNA, PHX-MSY, and PHX-TUL nonstop service. While the PHX-CVG and PHX-DAY nonstop routes are longer than any nonstop routes currently operated on American Eagle, there are a few nonstop domestic routes longer than PHX-CVG and PHX-DAY t...

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by Vctony
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95171

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I saw a Contour aircraft at a gate at T2 the other day.

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by Vctony
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95171

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 Vctony
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN and DFW
Replies: 28
Views: 3458

Re: WN and DFW

Even though WN had insisted on only serving DAL in the DFW Metroplex back in 2006, WN now serves airports that it previously stayed out of such as ATL, BOS, CLT, CVG, MEM, MSP, LGA, EWR, DCA, and IAD. WN serves more than one commercial airport in the San Francisco Bay Area (OAK/SJC/SFO), Greater Lo...

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by Vctony
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA cuts CLT-TUS and ERI-PHL, announces ERI-ORD and ERI-CLT, "still evaluating" CLT-SJC
Replies: 53
Views: 5805

Re: AA cuts CLT-TUS and ERI-PHL, announces ERI-ORD and ERI-CLT, "still evaluating" CLT-SJC

I recall a year or so ago that the TUS-JFK nonstop was ended (as mentioned up-thread) and there was some discussion about that one too. Load factor is rarely the issue on TUS-East Coast flights. Airlines depend on a year round supply of business travelers paying high fares. That market simply doesn...

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by Vctony
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95171

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I agree about all this nonsense about PHX going away. Here are the latest stats from the COP. It is a very interesting read on all of the passengers that fly thru PHX. O%D, international, cargo etc. AA has more pax that WN so I would say that AA has a bigger operation than WN. This info has past ye...

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by Vctony
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95171

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I'm pretty sure that FLL is year round on WN now.

AA only flies to FLL from: CLT, DFW, PHL, and ORD (as it's ending PAP). If AA won't fly DCA, JFK, LGA, or LAX to FLL then they definitely won't fly PHX.

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by Vctony
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95171

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

My belief is that all of the cities that AA has announced will overfly PHX: BFL, BUR, FLG, MRY, and YUM will lose 1 daily frequency to PHX in favor of the daily frequency to DFW. Not a huge cut but I don’t believe AA intends to grow capacity in any of those markets, it’s just reallocating it from PH...

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by Vctony
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 18461

Re: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019

Adipocere wrote:
DFW - FLG/ YUM all first shots fired in the much anticipated dehubbing of PHX?


PHX won’t be fully dehubbed but it does look like some RJ flying is being moved to DFW.

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by Vctony
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 18461

Re: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019

SANFan wrote:
So far, nobody's mentioned PHX. All these far western cities now being connected nonstop with DFW, overflying PHX -- is that an ominous sign for AA's Arizona hub?

Just wondering.

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Sure looks ominous for PHX. I’d imagine PHX loses a daily frequency to all of those cities at the least.

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by Vctony
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Next Schedule Extension Due Out Sept 27, 2018
Replies: 125
Views: 13057

Re: WN's Next Schedule Extension Due Out Sept 27, 2018

All it takes is economy tanking for wn to have new opportunities again. Right now, I think they are gate restricted from the bigger airports that are not a fortress hub , so their growth has been in places like Nashville and St. Louis. Who knows what will happen when we get a downturn and ua or aa ...

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by Vctony
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30
Replies: 177
Views: 16545

Re: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30

PHX - DTW and PHX-SDF are back to daily service.

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by Vctony
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95171

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

You know I've been thinking. PHX-DTW only has 2 dedicated carriers on a route that is decently sized. F9 ended the nonstop a few years ago. Is it time for Spirit to step up to the plate? There's room for someone else on that route, especially with WN dropping it (at least for the winter as I don't ...

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