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by skyharborshome
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 460
Views: 60325

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

How did day 1 of mandatory masks go at the airport? Do you have to take them off at TSA checkpoints to verify identity or did they stop that as well? I was supposed to be flying out and had my mask ready however the trip was cancelled yesterday afternoon.

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by skyharborshome
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 460
Views: 60325

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

MrPeanut wrote:
The final touches on T3S are waiting on the full demo of T2.


What is left?

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by skyharborshome
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 460
Views: 60325

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

Is it common for the approach to the south runways to overfly the airport and do an extended right 270? I honestly have never noticed this before. Makes sense however it is just not something I have observed. Maybe due to a runway change or just a traffic flow solution?

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by skyharborshome
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 460
Views: 60325

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

Looks like DL is ramping up wide-bodies later than normal. A330s and 767s to Atlanta March 11 - April 9 and 763s to Detroit March 12 - March 31. I will ask the obligatory "China diversions?" question. I missed having the A330 this year to ATL over Christmas. Too bad I have no travel the ne...

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by skyharborshome
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 460
Views: 60325

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

Has anyone been following the Avatar Airlines attempt to get off the ground? I saw one graphic that showed they would be running 747s between PHX and LAX, LAS and DFW. I know this has been tried in the past with little success. Still they have gone as far to discuss terms with Boeing. What is the ov...

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by skyharborshome
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 460
Views: 60325

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

I know in the 2019 thread, there was discussion of Uber and Lyft leaving. If that happens, use of the 44th Street station will NOT be permitted. I know this because it has been made very clear that it is airport property. When the precious spat occurred, I took SkyTrain to the station and ordered an...

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by skyharborshome
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 126618

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

cathay747 wrote:
Damn it, I totally forgot about the last BA 744 last nite and didn't go out to PHX. Bloody hell.


I was a little surprised that I was the only one taking video. She flew pretty low over 24th street (as usual) and made for a nice goodbye vid.

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by skyharborshome
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 126618

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Was cool to hear “requesting to push for the last time” on ground.

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by skyharborshome
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 126618

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

TUSPHX wrote:
G-CIVA has just taken off for the last BA 747 flight to PHX


I plan to be there tonight to see the departure. I live downtown and it will be weird not seeing the Queen every night around 8 pm.

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by skyharborshome
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?
Replies: 144
Views: 28547

Re: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?

Day 3 = 225min average delays to start the morning off CTL ELEMENT: SFO ELEMENT TYPE: APT ADL TIME: 1219Z DELAY ASSIGNMENT MODE: UDP ARRIVALS ESTIMATED FOR: 09/1400Z - 10/0759Z CUMULATIVE PROGRAM PERIOD: 09/1400Z - 10/0759Z PROGRAM RATE: 27/27/27/27/27/26/26/26/26/26/26/26/26/26/26/26/26/26 FLT INC...

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by skyharborshome
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A321 bins
Replies: 39
Views: 10087

Re: Delta A321 bins

Yes the 321 will not let you turn the bags on the side like the 739s and 738s. Every flight I take someone tries and then does not shut the bin so then the FAs have to rearrange bags. Seems like not a big deal until you are waiting for them to check bags that had already been placed in a bin. Now I ...

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by skyharborshome
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal
Replies: 105
Views: 16553

Re: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal

I live now on what was Runway 35L. I would love to see an overlay map of Stapleton with the airport versus Stapleton of today. It would be so interesting to see what now resides on where the concourses were, etc. Of course only the Control Tower remains, now the Punch Bowl Social Club. Which is one...

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by skyharborshome
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 126618

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Last night sucked. I flew STL-PHX. We got over Gallup and they put us in a hold. The crew timed out and we were running low on gas, so they sent us to Ontario. My three hour flight ended up being a six hour flight by the time it was all said and done with. Sometimes monsoon storms just cause havoc....

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by skyharborshome
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door
Replies: 67
Views: 15476

Re: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door

I travel DL a lot and my favorite seat is 13 F. I promise you there is tons of room to get out of that door. You compare this to window exits or the 1R "baby door" on the 717 and there is plenty of room to get out of the aircraft. Also, if you do not like this then you will really not lik...

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by skyharborshome
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door
Replies: 67
Views: 15476

Re: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door

I travel DL a lot and my favorite seat is 13 F. I promise you there is tons of room to get out of that door. You compare this to window exits or the 1R "baby door" on the 717 and there is plenty of room to get out of the aircraft. Also, if you do not like this then you will really not like...

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by skyharborshome
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 15439

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

It's only 90 mins on a non-busy travel evening. Minimal impact. Eyeroll A 90 minute closure backs up a lot of air traffic. I once had a 90 minute weather delay into DCA that caused me to be stuck in CMH that then led to crew timeout that led to me having to stay the night in Columbus with the close...

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by skyharborshome
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 126618

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

With DL upgrading Boston to hub status, think we will get competition beyond AA and B6? Especially with DL adding flights to CVG, I would think BOS would be a given now, but then again we didn’t have service when it was a DL focus city... I thought the CVG flight was already dropped. This would be ...

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by skyharborshome
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 8149

Re: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019

I wonder what the longest historical DL MD-88 flight was? I remember when they flew them as far west as PHX, but can't remember if it was from ATL or CVG. That was probably one of the longest? As somebody mentioned, they've come back on ATL-PWM after it had been -90s for over a year. I thought all ...

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by skyharborshome
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 203048

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

I fly BNA-PHX a lot via whatever DL hub makes sense that day. I will tell you I see many, many of the same people on my originating and connecting flights. AA has neglected this route for way too long. DL has a new concourse in PHX and has added a lot of flights lately. One or even two daily would p...

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by skyharborshome
Mon May 13, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 126618

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

RAP should do fine, G4 has operated from AZA since they opened up shop! I hope to see FAR, CID & BIS soon, outside of the obvious BNA & MSY. This would make 20 new routes from AA since the merger In addition to PHX-FAR/CID/BIS/BNA/MSY, other possible adds by AA out of PHX include PHX-BUF, P...

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by skyharborshome
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 760523

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

If the Average Joe wishes to be misinformed, yes, it's a good video. What is wrong in the video? It doesn't fully exonerate Boeing. And such approach is totally unacceptable. At least to some people. Video should focus on the fact that third world junky airlines crashed MAX, while US operators didn...

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by skyharborshome
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 126618

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

[threeid][/threeid] Getting ready for fire season? Out for a walk at about 9am and the DC-10 fire tanker flew over me while landing at IWA. Apparently came in from ABQ. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/T912/history/20190401/1513Z/KABQ/KIWA We were flying to Tucson on Saturday and getting close to...

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by skyharborshome
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 760523

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Do planes currently flying have to land at nearest airport? (That's what CNN is reporting) They can't complete their current flight? How many are in the air right now? Since both crashes happened on take-off you would think they would be able to continue to their destination. However logic is proba...

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by skyharborshome
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 760523

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

We are always told to keep politics out of these posts by the mods and, well, this time the post IS politics. Has a president ever took a direct action like this with the exception of the Sept 11 grounding?

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by skyharborshome
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 126618

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 secon...

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by skyharborshome
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 126618

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 secon...

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by skyharborshome
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 453606

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Actually, it's exactly how it works. Aviate. Navigate. Communicate. In that order. So you can’t do more than one of those at the same time? [Waiting to get my head ripped off from the expert] Unfortuenately, not. As a corporate jet pilot, and having experienced my fair share of inflight emergencies...

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by skyharborshome
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vape Pen Fire on DL3879
Replies: 1
Views: 914

Vape Pen Fire on DL3879

Following up on OO/DL3879 on the ground at LGA: Now that the news story has made its rounds on almost every TV station in the US, do we have any chance of regulations changing or certain devices being banned? Again, it is a great thing this was not in checked baggage. FA seemed to handle the situati...

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by skyharborshome
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crash in Yorba Linda, CA
Replies: 81
Views: 16364

Re: Crash in Yorba Linda, CA

The story has taken a strange twist. It was initially reported that the pilot was a retired Chicago policeman but his Police ID is fake and there is no record of him working for the Chicago Police. http://abc7.com/oc-plane-crash-pilots-false-credentials-idd-him-as-ex-cop/5121959/ That is super weir...

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by skyharborshome
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crash in Yorba Linda, CA
Replies: 81
Views: 16364

Re: Crash in Yorba Linda, CA

The weather at FUL says little about the inflight conditions, if it’s an LOC in IMC accident. GF Must have been a massive G-force to break a wing mid flight. Looks like both sheared off however for sure once of them broke in-flight. Possible LOC due to one engine out with IMC being a factor ot like...

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by skyharborshome
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA 787 suffers double engine failure on rollout
Replies: 36
Views: 16823

Re: ANA 787 suffers double engine failure on rollout

I'm really surprised this thread isn't blowing up. This is a HUGE issue. I don't care if it's a programming issue in the FADEC (unlikely) only related to ground ops, it's still going to have massive ramifications for the way software is coded, checked, certified, and employed. Of course there is a ...

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by skyharborshome
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA 787 suffers double engine failure on rollout
Replies: 36
Views: 16823

Re: ANA 787 suffers double engine failure on rollout

Folks: Why not wait until we find out what happened: IF: it is the facts that the pilots made an error and triggered a "ground only" designed safety feature that shut down the engines; then their is no issue (other than potential embarrassment and improved training). IF NOT: Then we will ...

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by skyharborshome
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 105667

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Had a nice long chat with one of the navigators at the airport and she said they took a tour yesterday of the new Terminal 3 South. According to her they plan to open the second week of January however she thinks it will be a miracle if that happens. There is still a lot of work to do and the clean...

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by skyharborshome
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 105667

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I was all excited to post about a strange visitor to our amazing airport. A Transavia 738 was parked at the gate which I believe would have been a first. On closer inspection, it is wearing “Sun Country Airlines” titles even though nothing else has been repainted. Might be a temp lease since registr...

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by skyharborshome
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 105667

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Had a nice long chat with one of the navigators at the airport and she said they took a tour yesterday of the new Terminal 3 South. According to her they plan to open the second week of January however she thinks it will be a miracle if that happens. There is still a lot of work to do and the cleanu...

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by skyharborshome
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 105667

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

It is mind boggling to me that there are pilots out there that don’t want to talk to ATC. I did my private at IWA through ASU’s program and during the year and a half I was there before transferring there were multiple mid-air collisions of trainer aircraft that saw a lot of young lives lost needle...

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by skyharborshome
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 105667

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I understand the need as Gateway gets busier to possibly to address the class change. However, ops at Falcon and especially Chandler would be impacted in a negative way I would suppose. I’m not a controller,but fly for a 121 carrier, have an aircraft at Chandler and also a former sun devil (forks u...

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by skyharborshome
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 105667

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Thanks for that piece of info. Was going to post that I drove up (from Baja AZ) to check out IWA today and saw a sign at the CalPac counter saying that their 12/7 flight was cancelled. Lady at the Swoop counter next door said that today's flight was cancelled as well. Thanks for providing the reaso...

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by skyharborshome
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Astana incident caused by inverted aileron control
Replies: 149
Views: 6630

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely

... Not sure I like that theory though - the bottom (and strangest thing about this entire situation) is that whatever happened, they were apparently able to fix it . .... I'm not sure, maybe I got it wrong, but I think in the middle of ATC communication I heard a remark from the ground station tha...

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by skyharborshome
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Astana incident caused by inverted aileron control
Replies: 149
Views: 6630

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely

Must have been quite tramatic since they kept making the exact same request without understanding they were never getting closer to the water. Kinda glad they never made it to the ocean as their persistence paid off with a safe landing. Also very little detail given to ATC as to what they were actua...

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by skyharborshome
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 105667

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Anyone know why one of the Dreamlifters is at Pinal? Maintenance or is it being replaced? Also, a couple of the DL 747s went from parked to partially dismantled. Always a sad sight.

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by skyharborshome
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 105667

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

For those of you who follow GA, I cannot remember a time when there were 10 TFR rings over one city. Trump lands at PHX Thursday night (2 rings), apparently stays near Scottsdale airport (2), is heading to Luke AFB Friday morning (2) and then speaks at Gateway (2). You also have the Cardinals game ...

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by skyharborshome
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 105667

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

For those of you who follow GA, I cannot remember a time when there were 10 TFR rings over one city. Trump lands at PHX Thursday night (2 rings), apparently stays near Scottsdale airport (2), is heading to Luke AFB Friday morning (2) and then speaks at Gateway (2). You also have the Cardinals game (...

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by skyharborshome
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 105667

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Is the new South Concourse still scheduled to open early 2019? I know DL replaced all their "Sky Club Coming Fall 2018" to "Sky Club Coming Spring 2019". Based on the history this is not a credible source however from seeing the progress both from T3 Sky Train station and taxiin...

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by skyharborshome
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 105667

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Jetblue will begin service to Fort Lauderdale on February 14, 2019 (Valentines Day). I always thought this would be a good route for Jetblue. I thought it would have come about after the arrival of the C-Series, but earlier is never bad. It would be the only nonstop red-eye to FLL and one of two to...

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by skyharborshome
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 105667

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Jetblue will begin service to Fort Lauderdale on February 14, 2019 (Valentines Day). I always thought this would be a good route for Jetblue. I thought it would have come about after the arrival of the C-Series, but earlier is never bad. It would be the only nonstop red-eye to FLL and one of two to...

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by skyharborshome
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 105667

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Very cool to see the first 777 is heading to Pima as discussed in another thread. I like seeing intact airplanes down there as I typically only get to see the gutted frames at MZJ. A great addition for AZ.

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by skyharborshome
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 105667

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Yes, I can see (though I hate it) that the issue is intent. He did not intend to protest or to punish anyone or cause a delay of any type. The FAA could possibly put him on a list saying he caused a flight disruption, which he did. He would have to challenge it in court and not sure how that ruling ...

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by skyharborshome
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 105667

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I already have two flights booked on the Delta 330. They have it starting on that Saturday the 22 (not on New Year's which is a 757). It makes going through ATL so much nicer. Man I wish we could have that plane all year.

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by skyharborshome
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 105667

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Widebody Flight Schedules: 11/17/18 & 11/24/18 (Both Saturday only) PHL-PHX 332 AA531 8:00AM-11:15AM PHX-HNL 332 AA694 2:59PM- 6:46PM HNL-PHX 332 AA693 10:05PM- 7:00AM (+1) 11/18/18 & 11/25/18 (Both Sunday only) PHX-PHL 332 AA2168 8:51AM- 3:13PM 12/18/18 (Tuesday only) PHL-PHX 333 AA1667 9:...

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