One of my favorite times of the year is when our Phoenix Employees trade places with The Phoenix Suns. This year, we had eight Suns players—Josh Childress, Jared Dudley, Grant Hill, Robin Lopez, Markieff Morris, Ronnie Price, Sebastian Telfair, and Hakim Warrick all show up to welcome Customers and pose for pictures, sign autographs, and they even marshalled in one of our 737's. Suns alumni Ced Ceballos and Mark West, broadcaster Tom Leander, The Gorilla, Suns Dancers, and the APS Solar Squad were also on hand to usher in Passengers and give away Suns memorabilia.
The players also had the opportunity to make gate announcements and take boarding passes as PHX Customers boarded our red bellies. Suns player Sebastian Telfair’s wife called while he was making boarding announcements and he said, “Honey, I’ve got to call you back. I just found my second calling in life.”
PHX Station Manager Mike Miller and several PHX Employees helped celebrate this partnership as the Official Airline of The Phoenix Suns. We couldn’t have made this happen without them--so here's a big thanks to our Phoenix Station!