Back on the issue of AS in PHX, we're talking about an expansion of PHX to cities that are not primary for AS like in California. AS does fly to other AA hubs like PHL DFW LAX ORD but largely only to the two home hubs of SEA & PDX. AA also probably doesn't care about TUS. I don't think if AS started flying PHX to SJC SMF OAK RNO, etc. that it would be met passively by AA.
AS has bookable codeshares on AA routes from PHX to SJC, SNA, SAN, SMF, GEG and SLC. You can book these as stand alone flights without an accompanying AS segment.
I doubt they’ll add PHX-SJC. SFO makes more sense, but you never know. It’d be a much nicer way to get to Hawaii than going through SAN/LAX on WN/AS.
Although SAN-TUS is not a huge market, it is one that now sees daily-double 737s on WN and, IMO, could handle at least a single daily r/t EMJ on AS.
WN has flown it as many as 4x/day. They started pulling frequencies when they reduced the number of small markets they flew to. It’s been two flights a day for a while now.
WN isn’t on SJC-TUS. Lots of people retire in TUS and there are plenty of golf and resorts there. Horizon used to serve this route so not sure how much Skywest has to do with it.
WN is on TUS-OAK, and will be moving to SJC-TUS this fall or winter, I believe.
EA CO AS wrote:
SFOPHX is returning with 2X daily service for Spring Training using A320 equipment; it's only scheduled for about 5-6 weeks, similar to last year, but it performed really well last year and looks to do the same this time around as well. At some point it will go year-round; it's just a matter of time.
I’ll believe it when I see it. But nice to see the A320s here.
That’s always been an interesting route. I flew it years ago on QX - wonder why it sticks around?
QX flew TUS-SJC and TUS-SFO a number of years ago. Probably back in 2002-04. It was dropped, along with TUS-PDX and the second TUS-SEA flight. For almost 10 years, TUS had one flight a day on AS and occasionally saw a second flight. It wasn’t until Delta started flying TUS-SEA that AS added a second frequency and added SJC and PDX (x2 this year).