Lasbagman From Canada, joined Dec 2001, 366 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1762 times:
That is a very nasty rumor, something which can cause fear and the end result is people not booking. HA Had some flight cancellations today due to mechanicals. I am looking forward to meeting HA34 in LAS tomorrow morning !!
Douglas DC-9 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 303 posts, RR: 2 Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1739 times:
I did read I think earilyer this week in the USA Today that there is a chance Hawiian could go out, but not until the end of the year. I do this: like UAL, AMR and most airlines, Hawiian is loosing money!
HAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2472 posts, RR: 53 Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1627 times:
Not a Chance!!!!!!!
It's sad when rumors like this get started. It affects a lot of things at the airline. We're in bankruptcy to get the lease rates down on our planes. That's it. We should have the new leases negotiated by the end of April, and be out of bankruptcy by fall.
Fun rumors are one thing. Nasty ones should be avoided.
One smooth landing is skill. Two in a row is luck. Three in a row and someone is lying.
TG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 11 Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1598 times:
HAL - The rumour came from another source within the company I work for, who had doubtless got it from someone outside the airline.
I'm sure everyone realises I was seeking clarification and confirmation that it was a rumour, and am grateful that noone in the 16-20 a.net agegroup has jumped in and bashed me for being malicious and a liar
What a wonderful resource this site is - within 3 hours of my initial query being posted, it was comprehensively answered by an aircraft dispatcher, a HNL based consultant, and an HAL pilot. This is the internet at it's best, people!!