Since 1996, reliable daily arrival of British Airways jet has captivated Phoenix aviation enthusiasts – Arizona Republic
Twenty years ago, British Airways began flying to Phoenix and to this day it remains the only nonstop to Europe (others have tried and failed). It’s amazing it’s been 20 years, mostly because I can still remember wandering over to the airport to see the festivities. I wasn’t even a lowly college intern at America West back then, so I had no reason to be there. But since anyone could go through security in those days, I decided to go. The Arizona Republic asked for some of my memories about the service, and they printed much of what I said.
For those in the US, Happy Independence Day on Monday. I’ll be doing the all-American thing and stuffing my face with hot dogs. I’ll be back Tuesday with a new post.