JeckPDX From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 255 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3329 times:
I think further service from PDX-Hawaii is definitely in store. NW is to commence SEA-HNL/OGG service later this year with the 753. If my guess is correct, depending on how the SEA flights do, PDX will be the next on the list for service to HNL/OGG. With AS/Horizon flgiths feeding traffic, this could be a probability
P.S. GO PANTHERS!!! May the underdog win!
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Cory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2741 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3244 times:
It wouldn't surprise me to see NW go from PDX to HNL and/or OGG. They seem to have an interest in building up PDX as an Asian/Pacific Rim mini-hub (their PDX-NRT flight comes to mind) and flights to Hawaii on 753s might not be that far off.
Bluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3164 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3130 times:
Only time will tell if HNL - PDX - HNL flights will be profitable. If HA's flights are full most of the time, then others may jump in the fracas. But ... if they saturate the market, because everyone wants a piece of the pie, then there will be some losers.
HA is doing the smart thing to add another SEA flight from HNL.
People can always connect via QX from/to PDX. Their service is excellent.
Doesn't NW have 2 flights to/from SEA out of HNL?
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Leneld From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 606 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2968 times:
It really hard to predict what Hawaiian air is going to do..As I recall initially the Maui service was only suppose to be seasonal ending in the spring of 2003 resuming in the fall, however they continued it year round. Now they are planning to go daily this summer....Believe me i'm not complaining..But since it appears that the market is underserved, it sure would be great to see some of the other majors giving us more options to Hawaii...
Alexinwa From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1177 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2869 times:
With many FA's based here in SEA I get to talk with alot of them........bringing the 747 back to the SEA-HNL route is a MAJOR wish among them. The NW fleet is too small and the 747's is asia are packed. Before the 753 idea came along it was a RUMOR that a 747 would replace the current once daily SEA-HNL and that DC10 would be the 2nd daily NRT-HNL. Who knows, looks like we a stuck with the 753's. Oh well, looks like I'll be flying HA on a WIDE-BODY!