I'm curious - why did eclipse cause so much headache for ATC? If the Willamette Valley was any indication, everyone and their mother decided it would be a great idea to take an airplane up and fly around in totality. I wish I was in the GLEX that was circling over my location at FL450 watching it!Jump to post
Given at least one of the 4-5 PM arrivals runs late and rolls into the next bank and AA is already doing 40 minute turns, it is going to be an absolute circus. I would imagine WN would just park over there, get everyone off the plane and tow it to the high C gates (or wherever they send it). Doesn'...Jump to post
flee wrote:I think Boeing is secretly glad that this is happening - it will help to reduce compensation payments to airlines.
T4thH wrote:Sorry, I do not know, you are talking about, but it has nothing to do with this thread here.
The only talk has been about WN releasing some of their gates in S4 (C11-C19) since their utilization is already low but WN has wanted to hold onto the gates and the City has had some second thoughts from my understanding since by WN having all 32 gates on the south side there is no room for AA exp...Jump to post
Flew out of t3 last night and now with everything consolidated there, the drop off and baggage claim were a zoo. Security has been increased to 10 lanes and while I didn’t go over to north, very post security was the same. However downstairs was so busy and that was at 2200 It’s getting to be that ...Jump to post
A short gap is reasonable, but several months is a bit curious. It isn't as if they were unaware this was coming. I wonder if UA was trying to make the business case to build one and they missed the deadline to get it in at the beginning. The UA Club people I talked to did say it was coming, but th...Jump to post
Honestly, I don't think you'll have to add much time most of the day... Over the past couple years both with and before I had pre-check they only ever had 1-2 lanes open, and things were pretty much a breeze. The only time of day I can see being an issue is between 6-8am, but IIRC they have conside...Jump to post
Sad to see T2 officially close. Was able to run by after I landed today and got to see the mural and the Phoenix with the compass in the floor. T3 looks nice, but I still haven't been airside in the new terminal. Seems weird. Will be weird to have to add time for security now too. My guess is this i...Jump to post
Car to plane in 10 minutes, max. Any time of day, any time of year, it was consistent. Well, once TSA kept PreCheck staffed consistently, it was an easy terminal to handle. Great for those of us who are PHX based and if you parked in that lovely garage, you could easily be on the freeway heading hom...Jump to post
There will be an open house for T2 on February 4th from 4pm-8:30pm. https://facebook.com/events/s/farewell-to-terminal-2/1109061046108959/?ti=as Heard from an Alaska employee that they're moving to T3N on the 3rd. Can we take the artwork off the walls in the basement? I rather enjoy the Coyote Chor...Jump to post
I'm not sure that $4 per way is a reasonable fee for the services and infrastructure they are using. Aside from the people in yellow vests that stand around doing nothing, what additional infrastructure are ride sharing companies using that taxis are not? Why not make rental car customers pay fees ...Jump to post
James Bennett Director of Sky Harbor had something to say about the ride-share fare hike. Two things James Bennett does not cover in "his" opinion piece that I'm sure some PR person wrote. The new fee structure only charges taxis pickup fees of $1.75, whereas ride share is charged the inc...Jump to post
Well then, just have the Uber drop you off at the DoubleTree hotel on 44th and Van Buren, walk across the street and take the billion dollar boondoggle that is the SkyTrain. The city is gonna lose this battle. Tell the drone in the vest to hit the road and ask the driver to meet you at the DoubleTr...Jump to post
colemcandrew wrote:I believe they will move over as it opens up. If I have it correct all T2 airlines will be moving, and T2 will be demolished.
Fiji Airways could do 3 times a week with onward connect to Australia, New Zealand and south pacific island. FJ has a pretty small fleet and I highly doubt they'd send an A330 (or A350) or Phoenix, when they can fill that plane going to somewhere else like SEA, SEL, SIN etc. When I was in Fiji I qu...Jump to post
Good lord y’all get so worked up about the strangest things. Maybe they will change it to read “Proudly mostly Horizon and Skywest” A better slogan would be “fifth best” but that probably wouldn’t jive with the new stickers by the forward entry door. Because their M.O. is to dump the Airbuses (Airbi...Jump to post
Flew out on AS the other day and one of the agents said the move to T3N will be January 9. That seems rather soon, but when we landed today it appeared to be done and ready for action. I don't know why they don't just pass the fee on to the customers like they always do. They do, and I don’t have an...Jump to post
Not a bad idea, everyone in the cockpit already touches the damn things anyways. On a real note, I'm curious how well it will work on a large scale where many, many people use them frequently and leave them all dirty. I understand that the 787 already has them but not nearly as many screens as this...Jump to post
Here's a suggestion that I know will not happen, but would if I was in charge of Sky harbor: After Terminal 2 closes and flights have stopped, the Airport Authority should have an 'open house' allowing the public a last chance to walk through the entire terminal before it is demolished. 58 years of...Jump to post
bryancsnider wrote:Down side is i assume flight will be out of terminal 3 again in LHR which sucks big time.
Sign of the times? How so? Are Uber and Lyft eating their lunch? I hope that's not the reason. Not all of us use or would like to use either one of those. Eating? No. Eaten? Yes. Apparently they're going out of business completely on Dec 31. SuperShuttle executives could not be reached for official...Jump to post
Apparently SuperShuttle will be ending service to Sky Harbor eff 12/31. Is this the first major market they've left? https://www.azfamily.com/news/supershuttle-ending-service-to-phoenix-sky-harbor-international-airport/article_3b24640c-1c7d-11ea-bfbd-07c51e9091af.html Nope. They left Denver and Atl...Jump to post
Pax didn't have to same day connect at LAX they could have a stop. Not sure what happens now. No clue about OW redemptions, but you can book an Alaska redemption OZ-LAX/JFK with a multi-day stopover in LA. I'd imagine you could probably stretch it pretty far too since the Alaska stopover rules are ...Jump to post
It’s absolutely prohibited to carry foreign nationals within Canada in a non-Canadian registered plane, for another. Here's an interesting twist: pro sports teams get around that restriction. That is, Delta flies the Minnesota Wild and can operate intra-Canada, with non-Canadian citizens onboard. h...Jump to post
I’ve also heard from AS crews that they don’t like having FAs spread between 4 doors in the cabin. Being seated alone is also a complaint I’ve heard on other US A321 operators crewed with 4 FAs. Because they can't talk to each other. They have to sit there, not read or text, and (gasp) make eye con...Jump to post
There had to have been given the wave after wave of squall lines and storms that kept rolling thru. After, what is it they've said...the 3rd or 5th driest monsoon season on record this year...and then we got this 2-day-mini-monsoon in November. Crazy. I would have thought the same thing, but we wer...Jump to post
Landed last night on the A330 from CLT and was surprised to get gate B13. I didn't realize wide bodies could park at the low B gates. How many WB gates does AA have these days? Looked like the BA 787 was running late at it was still being serviced when we landed at 10p. I flew them roundtrip to LAS ...Jump to post
How much do they actually overlap with/replace mainline routes tho? For Alaska take a look at where the E175s are flying. Off the top of my head routes that they overlap or transition with mainline: SEA-GEG/SLC/PDX/SJC/SFO/BOI/LAX/BUR/ONT/SBA. From PDX overlap or transition is on SJC/SFO/PHX/BUR/ON...Jump to post
It routinely took around a 16 passenger weight restriction out of DCA. Full loads weren't a problem out of SEA, however. Didn't the 737-900 only operate SEA-DCA for a week or two? I don't recall it being scheduled after DCA reopened and they moved the flight over from IAD. However my memory from th...Jump to post
That seems pretty solid and I haven't heard any complaints from them [AS]. Alaska management at Angle Lake certainly isn't complaining, especially since they can use Skywest to bid down flying costs from Horizon. Talk to many Alaska pilots (PMVX or PMAS), and you'll probably get a different story. ...Jump to post
The pinch point with the current arrangement’s in LAX for instances if the QF93 delays ex-MEL and can’t recover during flight then the connecting pax are thrown on next available flight to New York & I’m sure pax are not a fan of otherwise they wouldn’t book their ticket to fly QF. Same goes fo...Jump to post
I can see stuff like PDX, DEN, PHX, BOS, IAD/DCA, RDU, AUS. I think it'd be pretty funny if Delta flew Bay Area-PHX before Alaska did. SJC is pretty bad on gates, but the recent addition has helped quite a bit. By November, SJC will have 37 gates (36 w/ jet bridges and 1 bus gate). A bus gate? At S...Jump to post
This is mostly why me and most actual pilots that can accurately answer a lot of the tech questions stay away from a.net The B767 can’t operate out of sna yet contrarians swarm the thread giving their opinions about why they think it can. Never having flown the plane, nor known its capabilities. Al...Jump to post
Some of it is high temp related for sure during the middle of the day but there have been a good handful of flights using it in AM as well when it is still in the 90s. I think part of it has to do with the construction going on at the Southwest hangar and not wanting to send planes down Romeo as I'...Jump to post
washingtonflyer wrote:2) diverting to LAX or SNA (causing an hour or two of delays to the passengers).
Nice to see the A330 back on CLT-PHX. That makes my life a lot more comfortable when heading back there. Connecting from Europe to PHX has always been a pain with most of the time having to fly to the east coast or a ORD, and then having to fly in a full (which PHX flights tend to be nowadays) narro...Jump to post
Can't wait for the requisite people posting on here about how the locals don't care for WN. Meanwhile, the crews I know flying inter island legs are saying locals are 90% of the inter island pax outside of the KOA-HNL connector.and are thrilled to get pretzels. There's even a video floating around o...Jump to post
Tucson got an absolute treat today! I was working in the tower at the AFB and on our radar I see the typical AAL flight from DFW coming into the airspace and I did a literal double take when I saw the a/c id register "MD83"!!! Operated AAL1441 and not even 5 minutes later, a second MD83 w...Jump to post
seahawks7757 wrote:I hear customers love this part of the airbus fleet over Boeing. Bigger aisle and seat. And quiet.
The plane landed, normally with a fair bump and she slept on. The other passengers deplaned, hardly a quite time and she slept on. Those meds must be pretty strong. No idea if this is true, and I'm sure this reply will get completely ignored-if someone quotes me and responds to my comment below, I'...Jump to post
They will be contained to PHX routes in 2020 from what I've heard with LIH being the only Hawaii market in 2020 still as a 757. SAN/BOS/DCA/DFW/PHL are rumored to be the domestic legs. That's more or less what they fly now, with the addition of Charlotte. Nice change from the A321s that fly that ro...Jump to post
The safety cards have been changed out. They now ONLY say 737-800 on one (grey) and 737-700 on the other (red). There is no WN safety card flying around with the MAX on it currently. I noticed that last week. The 737-700 has had its own card for a while, and the 737-800 one is new, like within a fe...Jump to post
williaminsd wrote:I've never flown Singapore or Emirates, so maybe I'm just more easily impressed, but for a main-cabin domestic flight, this may be the finest aircraft I've ever had the pleasure of boarding.