This thread is still a thing?
next months AA will be retiring the 75s and replacing them with the 78-9s, and the A350s when they get them
Not happening. The VP of Planning at AA has said that they will be replaced by the NEO. There will be an A333 operating PHX-HNL seasonally but as you may or may not know AA is planning on retiring that variant within the next couple years as well.
gates A30,B13,B25,B23 will be dual jetways.
Also not happening. There is no justification for adding dual jetways at any gate in PHX when you can count the number of widebody international flights on one hand and those airlines that do operate here do not even utilize dual jetways on a widespread basis even at their hubs.
As mentioned earlier, A30 and B13 will become swing gates for parking A330s; when in use, A26 and B11 will be OOS.
I heard this last night from a friend with AA that found out from corporate.
They're either misquoting something they overheard or making it all up to sound important. That accounts for about 99% of what you'll hear out there.
When Honeywell leaves they will add a 4th runway and a intl terminal, you guys can throw phx under the bus but in the near future and even now we can hold the bigger planes and the intl airlines.
A fourth runway is not happening soon, if ever. Jim Bennett is actually on record saying there is no need for additional runway capacity:
"We have 3 runways and given our weather conditions most of the time, we can operate those three runways quite efficiently. We’re actually operating in today’s market, we’re probably operating about 100,000 operations per year less than what peak used to be. So we have plenty of airfield capacity."http://crankyflier.com/2016/05/23/acros ... d-the-tsa/
oh and T3S when complete will have 2 gates that have both dual jetways.
IIRC it will have two ADG V-capable swing gates, not dual jetways. Those will actually take up two gates when occupied by an ADG V aircraft. There will be at least one or two ADG IV-capable gates, however.
like i said, people didnt think they would hold 2 BAs, look at what happened,
While it's nice to see BA operating two flights, do keep in mind that it's 10x weekly for two months out of the year. It's not hard to fill planes across the Atlantic in the summer; just look at all the seasonal TATL flying in the same time period.
people didnt think T3S would ever be destroyed and redone.
You're right, we and the City all thought that they would be tearing down T2 and building a new 30+ gate West Terminal. Then the recession happened, and we came back down to reality. The T3 Mod project could really be considered an alternative to building a completely new terminal.
Overall just working BA, and Jetblue, and having friend who work at the M3 (plus WN) most people are connecting to the INTl airline (EK, JAL, Swiss, Etc.) through the northeast airports, seattle, and LA. we have the demand. I DO NOT CARE ON A PERSON's OPINION WHO DOES NOT WORK IN THE INDUSTRY OR DONT HAVE RELATIONS ONTO WHAT DEMANDS WE HAVE IN PHOENIX! Once again believe what you want to believe, when they start to send those planes and airlines start to fly in here. I will remember your name, pull what you have said and tell you i was right. Phoenix is a slow work in progress but we have demand for sure on Local bags and Xfer bags. If you were smart you would want to believe a person who works in the industry and at the airport we are specifically talking about with connections in every airline that flys into here, than someone who gets his info from an out known source, or is just throwing something out of his butt, you want proof that i work there, go look up my name on instagram @phx_ramper.
Sorry, but working for Swissport and anecdotally noticing destinations on bag tags that go by is not a basis for route planning or measuring demand. What you see is just a drop in the bucket compared to what's actually necessary to start and sustain an international route, and that's not even getting in to the economics of what kind of ticket prices those routes could actually command. They might have somewhat decent numbers but would need to charge wholly unsustainable prices to fill those seats. Go check out how many passengers are connecting from PHX through LAX to places like Vietnam, Taiwan, Australia, and many other far flung places around the world, and ask yourself why we don't have non-stop flights there yet. I'll give you a hint: it's not because airlines don't know about PHX and how big it is.
And as a side note, bragging that a flight was easy to work because it was cans only really makes your case for all of this worse. You kind of want the flight to be packed with cargo every day.
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