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User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5934 posts, RR: 40
Posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 7510 times:

Hi all,

I was reading some nice trip reports from the past - covering the famous CO / Air Mik - Island Hopper flight from HNL - GUM.

My question, since UA took over CO did anything changed on the flight?

In my plans is to take the flight in October, actually a stunning routing.

CCS-IAH-LAX-HNL-GUM (via all the islands) -NRT-IAH-CCS.

also what off all islands it would make the most sence to stay for a night or would it be better to stay 1 night add in GUM?

thanks and cheers
Avianca


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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7752 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 7456 times:

I only know that for a while there was a flight from ORD to GUM but i have no idea what happened to it.


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User currently onlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 6003 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 7381 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 1):
I only know that for a while there was a flight from ORD to GUM but i have no idea what happened to it.

There was never a nonstop flight between ORD and GUM the aircraft routed ORD-HNL-GUM. UA changed flights around a bit and now its simply a connection in HNL.



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User currently offlineas739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6161 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 7283 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 1):

When was there a flight to GUM for ORD?



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User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 7116 times:

How long a flight is HNL-GUM?

User currently offlinecat3dual From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 7117 times:

The non-ER 777-200 now flies to GUM in lieu of the 767-400ER.

User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5934 posts, RR: 40
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 7067 times:

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 4):
How long a flight is HNL-GUM?

well using the hopper - around 14 hours with 5 stops ....

the nonstop around 8 hours.

cheers
Avianca



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User currently offlinem404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 6692 times:
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User currently offlineLoran From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 541 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 6074 times:

If you decide to get off at one place you will have to schedule 2 or 3 days extra, when I flew it last year the service was operated twice weekly on the entire route and once weekly without a stop at Kosrae.

I have done the whole trip in one day with a straight connection to NRT (tight!). If you have enough time I'd suggest to stay a day in GUM, and I am sure one stop in Micronesia or Marshall Islands is a unique experience. I was unfortunately too time constrained last year but will certainly come back to stay a couple of days.



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User currently offlineJohnClipper From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2005, 851 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 6022 times:

How do you buy a ticket for the HNL-GUM Island Hopper? it does not let me on ua.com.

User currently offlineHawaiian763 From Canada, joined May 2009, 259 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks ago) and read 5592 times:

Quoting JohnClipper (Reply 9):
ow do you buy a ticket for the HNL-GUM Island Hopper? it does not let me on ua.com.

It all depends on what day of travel you selected, couldn't find anything for this month (not sure if anyone else has found something), but found that it operates on Monday's and Fridays in August.


User currently offlineaa787 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 610 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4575 times:

I lived on Majuro for 3 months... it was an incredible time. The Marshallese people are the nicest on earth. Head out to the outer islands on the Majuro Atoll or head out to Laura Beach. Its just a very cool culture.


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User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5934 posts, RR: 40
Reply 12, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3943 times:

Quoting Hawaiian763 (Reply 10):
It all depends on what day of travel you selected, couldn't find anything for this month (not sure if anyone else has found something), but found that it operates on Monday's and Fridays in August.

made yesterday a reservation for October and yes looks like that it is also operating on mondays and fridays in october...
problem will be that its basically impossiblle (cost and time wise) for me to squeeze in a stop on one of the islands... so it looks like the only stop overs on the complete journey will be HNL (for 2 nights) GUM (for 2 nights) and NRT (for 3 nights).

cheers
Avianca



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User currently offlinemxp From Italy, joined Aug 2003, 457 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2635 times:

i did it 3 weeks ago and was an unforgettable flight and very long too.
The 738 was without PTV so even if i was in business it was very very long but i saw incredible islands from the air and the stops where i went down to take a break from the seat were interesting.
I slept at the end in Guam and was a very nice place to visit
Alberto


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