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US Airways To HI...why Not!?  
User currently offlineB6FA4ever From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 821 posts, RR: 10
Posted (12 years 9 months 5 days ago) and read 4126 times:

just out of curiousity...does anyone know how come US Airways (being...well use to be part of the "top 6" us carriers) never flew to Hawaii? Not just now but in years before. I would've thought w/ them having a presence in LAX and SFO area and a VERY strong hold on the east coast would've mean good loads (even for a B757)...what r ur thoughts?

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User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 5 days ago) and read 4097 times:

well, i dont think you will see them flying to hawaii anytime soon, with the whole star alliance thing going on, but as for the past, theyve been in so much financial trouble the past few years, they probably didnt want to risk a failure in that route that could collapse the airline. look at america west in their early history, they started hawaii and japan services, they failed, and it almost destroyed them. i think they probably just dont or didnt want to take the risk of the route failing.

User currently offlineUal747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 5 days ago) and read 4090 times:

Well, USAir is mainly an east coast carrier anyway. Both of their hubs are in the east. Also, Hawaii is not a money maker for any of the airlines.


User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1963 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 5 days ago) and read 4056 times:

Back when they were big on the west coast, it might have made sense, but you have to remember as soon as USAir bought PSA it did not take long for the whole operation to go down hill. I guess at that point they were more concerned with surviving, rather than adding new and exciting routes. Recently (like in the last two years) I believe they considered it and even did a test flight or two from PHL. However, since they entered into the United code-share deal, I doubt we will ever see it. Look for more Caribbean and Central America service though.

User currently offlineTbear815 From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 704 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3984 times:

Cody, my friend, USAir was NEVER big on the West Coast. The few flights Piedmont had were the extent of what became USAir. They bought PSA - that was a merger that never should have taken place. Now that they're US Airways, I don't think, even with a good economy, they're crossing the Pacific. I only hope they can keep the Atlantic routes up. I've heard they're good, but Piedmont and PSA were good. What happened? And what WILL happen?

User currently offlineN670UW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1618 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3946 times:

Both of their hubs are in the east.

PIT hasn't been dropped just yet.

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