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by skyharborshome
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 106138

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: 106138

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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by skyharborshome
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 106138

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

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?

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by skyharborshome
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 106138

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 skyharborshome
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 106138

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 d...

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by skyharborshome
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 17954

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

While I have no problem with the policy personally as it is industry-standard in the US, PHX is a pretty large crew base and Arizona law does not allow employees to be punished or reprimanded for using their 40 hours of paid sick leave. The PSL law also does not require a set prior notice; only req...

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by skyharborshome
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Adds Canada-US Routes (MCO/PIE/MIA/AZA/PSP/LAS)
Replies: 66
Views: 9336

Re: Flair Adds Canada-US Routes (MCO/PIE/MIA/AZA/PSP/LAS)

Will be curious to see how they do here in PHX with Swoop already coming, plus we have Rouge as well...especially since Flair will be at AZA. A physician in town told me that 25% of snowbirds are now Canadians and up to that percentage makes up new home buys. While I do not believe the latter, the ...

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by skyharborshome
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 17954

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

While I have no problem with the policy personally as it is industry-standard in the US, PHX is a pretty large crew base and Arizona law does not allow employees to be punished or reprimanded for using their 40 hours of paid sick leave. The PSL law also does not require a set prior notice; only requ...

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by skyharborshome
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 106138

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Nice to see the Atlas 744 depart this morning. Heading to MSY. Interesting enough, when I would fly down to Pinal, this bird would either be in the big hangar or occasionally pushed back on the ramp in the portion used as a taxiway and security would come out to make sure I did not taxi into it whic...

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by skyharborshome
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes clipped wings On Ground At O’Hare
Replies: 59
Views: 11178

Re: Planes Collide On Ground At O’Hare

Why are the poor Star Alliance birds getting beat up lately? First the LH A340 goes up in smoke and now this one gets its wings clipped.

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by skyharborshome
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 106138

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

cathay747 wrote:
I'm just surprised that BA went ahead with doing a 15kt. tailwind takeoff...he must have firewalled those Rolls Royce's!!!


He had been sitting on the taxiway a long time and after departure, even though FR24 is not completely accurate, he made a nice climb. Safe to assume full-power takeoff.

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by skyharborshome
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 106138

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Last night's events did not go well at all. We were having a "mail in ballot" party (just what it sounds like) and being half of us are avgeeks, we had 3 phones in use; approach, tower (south) and flightradar. Last night's monsoon seemed to have more crippling after-effects than usual. Fir...

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by skyharborshome
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 106138

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I think the bigger issue for F9 @ PHX is gate space. Most nights they are playing musical gates w/ B6 and are constantly moving planes back and forth from Spot 4. If B6 has dual-ops F9 gets put in time-out in the Center Hold Bay. Hopefully will not be as big of an issue in a few months. I think the...

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by skyharborshome
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 106138

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I’m not sure on why people have so much disdain for Frontier? They know they jump around - that’s their business model. I’d think people would appreciate the additional options out of PHX. I actually had a great round trip on them last year PHX-SEA-PHX and the price was great. The next time I plann...

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by skyharborshome
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 106138

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? Delta has what, 4 non-stops now including the red-eye? If you are getting anywhere on the east coast at a reason...

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by skyharborshome
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 293
Views: 46734

Re: A Hifly Airbus 380 landed on OSL today

Impressed with all the spotters! Looks like it was well publicized the beauty would be making a visit.

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by skyharborshome
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 30771

Re: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...

Re-posting official Alaska statement on the situation (thanks tlecam): https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180731/8565fb968ca6e7d97754ca7c84b4a459.png Source: https://twitter.com/alaskaair/status/1024356489694040065?s=21 And this is how a "PR nightmare" comes to a close. If my partner was ...

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by skyharborshome
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 219 LHR-DEN diverts to PHX 23 July 2018.
Replies: 39
Views: 6772

Re: BA 219 LHR-DEN diverts to PHX 23 July 2018.

I am surprised they flew all the way out to PHX. If they wanted a BA/ OW friendly airfield - DFW (AA world HQ) is almost the same distance as well with almost any connection one could think of (for DEN).. PHX is not as crowded as one might think and DEN is a quick flight from here. Like has been sa...

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by skyharborshome
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX RJ Ops in heat
Replies: 23
Views: 3649

Re: PHX RJ Ops in heat

777PHX wrote:
They said on the news last night that AA's RJs are now good up to 123F. The all time record high for PHX is 122.


When was that last year that AA proactively cancelled flights because of forecast heat? The summers all start to run together after 10 years.

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by skyharborshome
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 219 LHR-DEN diverts to PHX 23 July 2018.
Replies: 39
Views: 6772

Re: BA 219 LHR-DEN diverts to PHX 23 July 2018.

I saw the two 747 side by side yesterday and was surprised as it's not one of the days with two BA flights. Recent updates at PHX resulted in PHX having four widebody capable gates, and with only 1 scheduled widebody flight, it's a good diversion airport now. Also, the flights landed nearly back to...

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by skyharborshome
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA
Replies: 194
Views: 26169

Re: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA

Slightly off topic: But do other people find CX J service lacking? Last time I flew the crew forgot to distribute menus, then they forgot to ask half of the cabin what they wanted. People were sitting with their menus on their laps for ages. Then they forgot to collect the menus, and forgot the bri...

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by skyharborshome
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 106138

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

The 333 is still showing up on the AA schedule for PHX-HNL with no 333 service to CLT or PHL. When would someone expect the place holder to change? I was just going to say, I wondered if it was being used as a placeholder. Yeah like HA did putting in a 321 for PHX-HNL, as I learned earlier. But I d...

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by skyharborshome
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 106138

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Not sure if you only meant as far as OneWorld. I have a lot of friends who are ready to jump from OneWorld to DL once the new SkyClub opens late this year. I know it seems petty, however, having that lounge to relax with somewhat peace and quiet before a long day of flying makes a huge difference. ...

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by skyharborshome
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 106138

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Nah, Flagship is considered the premier first class club and the only aircraft with international first class these days is the 77W, which I don't see operating here. Additionally, Flagship isn't needed for competitive reasons since AA/BA is the only game in town. Not sure if you only meant as far ...

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by skyharborshome
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 106138

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Anyone know why the AA 777 flight from MIA to LAX diverted here Thursday? I happened to see it when taxiing by for my red-eye to ATL. Looks like it landed around 8 pm with anticipated departure at 9:15 pm. At midnight it was still on the B concourse and dark. I did a double-take when I saw it. Rare ...

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by skyharborshome
Wed May 30, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 106138

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Is there a website that shows the status of T3 South? Getting to a point now where I cannot tell how far they are coming along on it by exterior sight. I know Fall is the target and wondering about when they are thinking.

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by skyharborshome
Thu May 24, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s
Replies: 119
Views: 17746

Re: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s

And remember they are slowly replacing planes on a conservative timeline. The plane I am sitting on right now is a 739ER delivered last month. Love that new plane smell. If I have flexibility in my travel, I always pick a DL flight operated by an A321 or B738/739 and really try to avoid the A320s. I...

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by skyharborshome
Tue May 22, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 106138

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

What's interesting (also) is that it goes HNL-PHX-KGM-MCI today. I may have to drive to PHX to see it stop by. I should ask which direction the flow is usually at that time? I know when I've spotted in the early afternoon it's usually from the east but not sure what time it flips. The airport usual...

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by skyharborshome
Mon May 21, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 971
Views: 168986

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

Is 502DN the same with the major hydraulic issue a few weeks ago? Will this be the fabled gremlin plane of the A359 series? Getting stuck in PVG....ugh poor passengers.

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by skyharborshome
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 106138

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Looks like some minor maintenance on 7L this morning (right at the numbers of 25R). Is a rare day we get to depart on 8.

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by skyharborshome
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest cancels 100+ flights today
Replies: 51
Views: 11957

Re: Southwest cancels 100+ flights today

Would Southwest be obliged to publicly announce the results of their testing? I'd sure be embarrassing to have to say "we found similar issues in X% of our engines" This was my first thought when inspections were announced; glad I am not the only one. My answer: Probably not. However, let...

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by skyharborshome
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 32899

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

While most people do not watch 60 Minutes, it is the secondary story that is bad news for G4. Here in PHX (we have an airport called IWA which is a pretty big deal for G4) the largest radio news station ran 2 separate segments this morning, each 10 minutes, recapping the 60 Minutes story. One of the...

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by skyharborshome
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 106138

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Wonder if the winds today will exceed some of the carrier's limits. These days are few for us and not something I remember worrying about in April. Overgaard (Mogollon Rim) just hit 50 kts so the winds are not too far away. Also moderate to severe wind turbulence warnings are active just to the west...

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by skyharborshome
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 106138

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Did everyone see that Great Lakes has suspended operations? How many routes were they flying out of PHX?

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by skyharborshome
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 106138

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Heads up, I just a saw a DL 777 on final. Any idea whether this is a swap or a diversion (at work so I can't check the trackers at the moment)? Looks like it was a sub for their A333 ATL-PHX-ATL And then yesterday the MSP turn was done by an A333. Keep bringing the heavies! https://flightaware.com/...

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by skyharborshome
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 106138

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

PHX news on airlineroute.net: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/ Delta Airlines in recent weeks adjusted planned Boeing 767-400ER operation on Atlanta – Phoenix route, previously scheduled as daily service from 03APR18 to 07JUN18. The 767-400ER operation has been revised to followin...

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by skyharborshome
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 106138

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Hope everyone is enjoying spring! I love the sight of mesquite trees blooming, though they make a mess. Recently came across tourism.az.gov a great website that realeases passenger numbers every month in comparison to last month. I wanted to discuss Boutique Air success at SOW, From 2016 to 2017 SO...

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by skyharborshome
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 106138

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

The article says late 2018. Either way, it's good to see that this is official. It's been rumored here for a while and even confirmed at one point, but this is the first official news that I've seen. I believe NWA used to have a lounge a little over a decade ago, so it's good to see they're making ...

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by skyharborshome
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Failure to quickly find defibrillator for man who died on WestJet flight
Replies: 43
Views: 5350

Re: Failure to quickly find defibrillator for man who died on WestJet flight

Aren't AED's designed to stop an abnormal heart rhythm's and not jump start a person in full cardiac arrest? From my training as a non healtcare provider this was made clear to us. This is very different than healtcare personnel and the equipment they use That is the way I understand it as well.......

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by skyharborshome
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 106138

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Anyone know what happened Saturday around 1:30 pm? The LiveATC scanner is too far away to pickup radios from ground units so all I could hear was the closure of 8/26 and foam trucks crossing being cleared to cross the runway at the west end. I was driving by there and saw about 8 emergency vehicles...

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by skyharborshome
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 971
Views: 168986

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

767 ship 1503 is ferrying to SBD for retirement. Seats and PSUs from this frame and 1501 will go towards the 76L to Z mod and the plane will be sold to another airline. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/id/DAL9951-1520609597-adhoc-0 1701 is the L to Z prototype and is currently in ATL for mods. W...

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by skyharborshome
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN PHX/DAL Flight Diverts to ABQ
Replies: 9
Views: 1827

Re: WN PHX/DAL Flight Diverts to ABQ

Interesting that one passenger said he was shocked to find there was not a slide waiting for him when he took the overwing exit. He claims he was disoriented and confused when he made the 8 foot jump onto the tarmac. "It felt wrong when you're up there" he was quoted as saying. Will be int...

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by skyharborshome
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 106138

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Anyone know what happened Saturday around 1:30 pm? The LiveATC scanner is too far away to pickup radios from ground units so all I could hear was the closure of 8/26 and foam trucks crossing being cleared to cross the runway at the west end. I was driving by there and saw about 8 emergency vehicles ...

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by skyharborshome
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant New Route Announcement 03/07
Replies: 58
Views: 8159

Re: Allegiant New Route Announcement 03/07

I wondered why the Phoenix thread did not mention anything about G4. Now I know why. Not often IWA is blanked when it comes to route announcements. I was long-shot hoping for BNA or DEN. I know; keep dreaming.

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by skyharborshome
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Southwest unveils new Louisiana One livery
Replies: 61
Views: 9234

Re: Fun special SWA annnoumemt tommrow 12:30pm east coast time

I really wish they would use the livery tail on every plane. One of my favorites actually however I can see how that is redundant with the massive SOUTHWEST on the sides of the plane. Now we wait for a new Arizona One which according to some threads is late this month. She's already out. http://kta...

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by skyharborshome
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Southwest unveils new Louisiana One livery
Replies: 61
Views: 9234

Re: Fun special SWA annnoumemt tommrow 12:30pm east coast time

I really wish they would use the livery tail on every plane. One of my favorites actually however I can see how that is redundant with the massive SOUTHWEST on the sides of the plane.

Now we wait for a new Arizona One which according to some threads is late this month.

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by skyharborshome
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 7 people seriously injured after wheel chair lift truck tips over and damages #2 engine of EK 77W at ISB
Replies: 14
Views: 4193

Re: 7 people seriously injured after wheel chair lift truck tips over and damages #2 engine of EK 77W at ISB

Islamabad does not have jetbridges? Looks like a lot of heavy planes around so surprised they have to utilize trucks like this.

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by skyharborshome
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta construction updates
Replies: 7
Views: 1539

Re: Delta construction updates

In PHX Terminal 3 is getting a complete overhaul. Lots of new restaurants coming, a new DL Sky Club and more modern gates. Was in LAX Sunday and they told me the Sky Club in T3 will finish construction in the summer. This is good because it is far inferior to T2 and it was like a night club; only wa...

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by skyharborshome
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN livery repaints discussion thread
Replies: 309
Views: 66140

Re: WN livery repaints

qfatwa wrote:
N8561Z - added 23rd January
NEW IMPORT - N7866A in service - 19th January
N8560Z - added 18th January
N8559Q - added 13th January


How many current WN planes are imports vs factory deliveries?

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by skyharborshome
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 149650

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I was told the reason why AA doesn’t do PHX from BNA, is because it would jeopardize their successful LAX flight. You’d lose connecting PAX to PHX, rather than LAX. That makes sense. I don't go to LA very often so not sure if Eagle still flies to some of the cities they used to going north of LAX. ...

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