INFINITI329 wrote:About time.. this was one of the holes in their route map out of PHX...I think this will be more popular than F9's current schedule. I definitely expect 2-3 daily on CR7/CR9s on this route if the flights go daily. Someone had posted earlier that there is no slack in PHX CRJs so it would interesting how AA would swing this.
Right now the CR7/CR9 schedule in PHX has just about zero slack which is why additional flights are added as old Regional flights are shifted to the 319 (think SBA,FAT,BUR,ONT). Every day MX delays or MX routing push about 3-4 flights back a whole bank. The CR7 lines are the most painful right now as there are entire lines that run at minimum turn time in every city and some of the CR7 lines have ten legs per day which is really uncommon in the West where stage lengths are longer. Mesa isn't in a shape to take on more CR9s and scope is maxed out for Skywest to take on more CR7s (there are at least twelve sitting in TUS). The best way to get more CR7s into PHX right now would be more MQ E175s or OH CR7s in ORD freeing up OO to move some to the PHX/LAX system.