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.
Besides, plenty of locals disrespect the ā’ina by littering, graffitiing, etc... If we want visitors to respect our home, we must lead by example. 77H 100% agree with you. It is fine for the flip flop, t-shirt clad tourist that want to say “Aloha” and feel like they are speaking a different languag...Jump to post
Apparently similar to working “HOU -AUS” said someone in Dallas :rotfl: Better scenery though. :D Still don’t get the desire to travel to Hawaii when you have SJD no more than 3 hours from anywhere on the west coast. The locals don’t like tourists, what more reason does anyone need not to travel th...Jump to post
There is a gotcha in all of the SFO SIDS when ATC sends you your clearance electronically and offers you a 'LOAD' prompt. In this case I wouldn't be surprised if they were cleared via the SNTNA 2 to DEDHD......but..... If you select the load prompt that is offered, it gets you off the runway and se...Jump to post
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 t...Jump to post
No. There's typically a lag of 10 seconds between the actual time and when checkin opens. The hamster in the check in system takes that time to get up to speed.Jump to post
Holding the long primes gets real old, real quick. I have three of them, the 300 and 400 f/2.8s and a 200-400. I've shot with the new Canon 500, 600, 800 and the 1200, and they're all fun lenses to use. I've shot with the Nikon 600s which seem to be made with structural steal since they're so damn h...Jump to post
Under the "when you hear hoof beats think hoses not zebras" principle, why is this not rated higher on the speculation scale than weird acting side sticks or AA crew who can't take off in a crosswind? Because it's not nearly as fun to speculate on wake turbulence. Personally, I think it w...Jump to post
[...] I wonder why QF7 backtracked 750 miles from Texas to PHX. Why not just go to larger airports nearby - IAH?? Weather moves west to east. If you went to IAH, you'd fly through it twice, and potentially have it impact the departure from IAH by the time the pit stop was complete. Not sure there's...Jump to post
Thanks - first week in April. ;) A friend of mine is a PHX based captain and his comment was "sounds like too much work, I'm content flying up and down the coast all day." For the record he didn't have an explanation about how one ETOPS leg was more work than a six leg day around Californ...Jump to post
Even with the A330s, HA is still sent to 25L to land, while narrowbodies and rjs are given 25R.. not sure what Phoenix Approach's reasoning behind it. It's probably dependent on arrivals sequencing and ground traffic. Since they're coming in from the west, they get the south side 95% of the time. N...Jump to post
The 6 hour and 40 minute flight from HNL to DAL has to be their all time longest time and distance flight ever. 6:40 isn't that long if you think about it. I'm sure there are some westbound flights from the east coast that eclipse that number in the winter, especially routes like EWR-OAK or BWI-SAN.Jump to post
One thing I did find odd is that I noticed on both the T4 and T3 sky train platforms were signs stating "Keep your event programs in your carry on", any idea what that is about? Just realized this never got answered. Some programs use a metallic ink in the cover designs and it causes all ...Jump to post
And I didn’t realize until I got to Hawaii but the locals are very excited. My friends that live in Maui are thrilled. I sent a screenshot of the outbound flight to our group text of ~10 and got about a dozen excited replies. If anyone here says they "[have] a home on the islands" and &qu...Jump to post
Sydscott wrote:4) Alaska needed a larger Corporate presence in the Bay Area to compete with Southwest which Virgin gave it.
Anyone have any experience with TSA lines this week? Any significant delays due to call outs? No issues at T2 on 1/14 or 1/8. No issues at T4-D when I dropped a friend off 1/14 at 730a. So now with T3S opened, and HA having moved there, on the days I've looked at FLIFO I see that they've been using...Jump to post
SoCalFlyer wrote:I’m hearing Alaska’s management is pissed about this.
Not sure about the color scheme and the bulkhead but anything is better than the current fabric bulkhead that debuted in 1990. BLASPHEMY! ps. Yes there's "mood lighting" on the 73Gs. I don't think it's like the 739ERs though where there's a huge selection of colors they can use. I think i...Jump to post
Also, agents are and were empowered to rebook guests on other carriers, but at that time the best option was remaining on AS. (Until it wasn’t) Sounds like "agents are and were empowered to rebook guests on other carriers" needs to be communicated to the Boston ground staff and Station Ma...Jump to post
SoCalFlyer wrote:BOS-PDX-BOS when we have it is a red eye turn.
I've probably had 30 AS employees go out of their way to help me, a customer, in the last two years, and the proportion of AS employees who are outstanding at their jobs is startlingly high. I think it is important to differentiate between individual employees and the management at Angle Lake that'...Jump to post
It surprises me that AA serves PHX-YEG but not PHX-YYC. I was expecting that Calgary being a sister city of Phoenix, AA should consider serving YYC from PHX. I’m in Calgary 4-6 times a year and I had no idea that Phoenix was a sister city of Calgary. I’d love for the flight to come back, if for no ...Jump to post
cschleic wrote:Very strong wind storm coming through the northwest last night and now....moving from south to north, gusting to nearly 60 mph at SEA.
Interesting, I'm not surprised that it's only lasting about 6 weeks, the daily QX service lasted just over a month (it was a nice flight though), and SFO service didn't last long last year either with 739s. Still, just like the E175s Q4 2018, it's something new for PHX. QX will be back with the E75...Jump to post
AS is going to T3N. Do you know when they're moving? I heard AS will be sending A320 family birds on PHX-SFO this spring. Any details on that? Yes, the airplanes will land, taxi to T2 or T3N, be serviced, and depart. :o Unfortunately, it'll only last six weeks. Maybe one day Alaska will fly that ro...Jump to post
Yes, T3 North carriers will move into the new south concourse when it opens, then T3 North will be closed for renovations/modernization. Once that is complete all T2 carriers will be moved into the newly renovated/modernized T3 North concourse and T2 will be closed and demolished. I thought everyon...Jump to post
But as others have said, there's a tendency among many locals to blame all their problems on tourists, when by and large the congestion challenges of the past two decades have very little to do with it. Um, I’m not so sure it’s all “locals” causing the recent congestion. As the economy in the US ha...Jump to post
That being said...I've never thought about this before...do they "deice" even if it's just simple frost? Is simple frost a danger like hard ice? When I've been deiced in Tucson, it was because of frost, not because of "hard ice." I've also been deiced in SEA at 45F on the unders...Jump to post
For what it's worth, some of my local friends in Maui are saying the influx of tourists recently are because of the natural disasters in places like Florida, Puerto Rico and some of the tourist destinations in Mexico. So last year you got more people that used to travel to Florida or PR or Mexico lo...Jump to post
Did AA send a large airplane in to PHX on Jan 1 around 6p? I saw what appeared to be a larger AA plane making the downwind turn over Camelback while I was out for my run. From my time at Sky Harbor I only recall seeing AA, WN, and Swissport deice trucks (never ventured over that much to the FX ramp)...Jump to post
I love how people have bought into the Weather Channel's glitchy naming of storms. IMHO, if it's not named by the NWS, it's just proof that someone actually watches that channel. To be fair, WN puts these stupid names on their website from time to time. Guess that means their meteorology team uses ...Jump to post
enilria wrote:Don’t worry, soon High Pressure System KaPowee will push it out of the area.
barney captain wrote:It was - in fact - not a mx test flight.
It was the precursor to the proving runs where they validated the communication and navigation suite with Oakland Oceanic.
Any pilot that thinks ATC isn’t on their side shouldn’t be flying. After a dead radio on a flight I was on with a friend, I got to see just how much they were on our side. It wasn’t just PHX high and low sectors, but it was ABQ and LAX centers too. Makes you appreciate it a whole lot more when stuff...Jump to post
The amount of ASU people on this thread is annoying. Bear Down.
atcsundevil wrote:They also control Prescott, and they were intended to take over Tucson about ten years ago, but politics intervened.
Finally had my first full PMAA crew working a PMUS A321. The purser referred to the plane as "Doug Parker's second favorite bucket of bolts" behind the MAX8. Fun atmosphere (probably because we made it out of CLT before the snow!) and it was finally nice to have a crew that liked working, ...Jump to post
So, finally, they DO park at the gates. Why, if the doors are supposed not to be opened? Probably because someone has to go on the plane to give the pilots the paperwork and they probably hook in to ground power while at the gate. It's easier from a logistics standpoint too. Have DGS, Menzies or wh...Jump to post
There is a light that comes on in flight deck when weight comes off the wheels but I can’t for the life of me what the light says "You're about to be on the news." It most certainly is an issue on the -800. Yes the -900 is more susceptible but I’ve seen 3 -800s tipped in my 6 years on the...Jump to post
33lspotter wrote:I'm not an airline pilot, but my iFly 744 in FSX does so.
AS was missing out on that buy-up option, which many travelers choose, resulting in the same net effect as a fare increase without stifling overall demand in the process. At least someone from AS, no matter how unofficial you are ( :lol: ), has acknowledged that this is nothing more than a money gr...Jump to post
Ah yes much better than shuttle buses. I remember waiting well over a half hour late / early morning for it at times. I choose to forget those days. I was on a bus that got lost and ended up over in Tempe once. I remember those things being so crowded at the garage on Monday mornings that you could...Jump to post
But, if I went back to flying as frequently as I used to, I would take T2 over any other terminal at any airport that I can think of. My time is more valuable than what the terminal looks like. I'm with you. Give me T2 any day of the week. It's small, it's fast, and when I was driving to the airpor...Jump to post