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AA's Service On B763 From LAX-HNL  
User currently offlineYanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1404 posts, RR: 12
Posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4401 times:

Greetings everyone. My family and I are thinking about planning a trip from Denver to Honolulu on American Airlines. When we tried to look up flights on americanairlines.com, it said we have to connect in Los Angeles and depart on a Boeing 757 or a Boeing 767-300. Now since this will be a long flight, I wanted to know what kind of service does American Airlines offer in Economy class on two jets? Does either one have a personal televison and if they do, what kind of channels will be offered on the flight? What kind of meals are offered on the flight too? Thank you for taking time to read this and hopefully answering my question.

Signed,
Matthew


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User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4373 times:

Neither has PTVs, and I would try to get on the 763, as you get the advantage of MRTC and a widebody. The 757 has neither of these features.

User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4365 times:

I believe that there was a slightly similar topic a few days ago that could answer a few of your questions. There are not PTVs on the 757 or 767 in economy. Meal service should be a hot meal after take off, and possibly something prior to landing, but I could be wrong.

AA service (regardless of the number of engines - and all of their planes have two engines) is pretty standard, and I like it.

I would suggest that you go for the 763 flight, as those interiors are a bit nicer than the 757, and things are not as cramped.

I am sure that there are some trip reports on LAX-HNL in the Trip Reports forum.

 Smile
-Will



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User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4315 times:

There are a couple of great Trip reports on AA's Mainland-HNL sevice: ORD-HNL and LAX HNL. Great read and lots of great pictures. Big grin It inspired me to book AA: ATL-ORD-HNL for next April.  Big thumbs up


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User currently onlineAloha73g From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2356 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4236 times:

If you want a PTV on a flight to Hawai'i try Continental. They have a daily LAX-HNL and all their 764s have PTVs. Also, soon Hawaiian will offer the DigEPlayer personal video unit on its trans-pac flights.

Aloha!



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User currently offlineUA2162 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 495 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4229 times:

I have flown AA to HNL many times. One thing I learned - take UA to Hawaii. UA's HNL service is second to none.

User currently offlineVSLover From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1897 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4209 times:

Well, if you must go AA (which I'd recommend) then try the s80 from DEN-LAX. I really hate the craft, but its only saving grace is more room through coach. From LAX-HNL, the 763 is great! I have done the trip from LAX-HNL about 8 times or so. Love it. Of course I have only done it in first, but I have done JFK-LAX/SFO many more times in coach, which is a similar distance.

User currently offlineNZblue From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 637 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4173 times:

I'm flying LAX-OGG-LAX on AA for the first time next week. I have only ever flown United a countless number of times to/from Hawai'i. I will try not to be biased in my opinions upon my return  Smile

I have to agree with UA2162, though. Despite the fact that I have nothing to compare it to, United has always provided an excellent service from the Mainland to the Islands. I have never once had a bad experience on United to Hawai'i.

Yanksn4, unless you are part of American's FFP, have you considered United's non-stop 777-200 DEN-HNL service? Sure beats having to connect at LAX, IMHO.

Cheers!
NZblue



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User currently offlineAA B777-200 From Netherlands, joined Mar 2001, 505 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4144 times:

NZBlue,

Quite some time ago I did the LAX-Kahului flight and I was amazed of all the food I got on the DC10! Specially Hawaii themed meals. But ofcourse this was before Sept.11, so this might have changed.
I prefer AA over UA, but must admit that UA's food has always been pretty good.



User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4141 times:

soon Hawaiian will offer the DigEPlayer personal video unit on its trans-pac flights.
Is this a new built-in IFE, or a physical personal video unit, and is it for Business First or Econ?

 Smile
-Will



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User currently offlineYanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1404 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4119 times:

Yanksn4, unless you are part of American's FFP, have you considered United's non-stop 777-200 DEN-HNL service? Sure beats having to connect at LAX, IMHO

The reason my family will be taking American Airlines is because my father has enough miles to fly the four of us for free to honolulu. Thanks for the suggestion though.



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User currently offlineHa763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3635 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4093 times:
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soon Hawaiian will offer the DigEPlayer personal video unit on its trans-pac flights.
Is this a new built-in IFE, or a physical personal video unit, and is it for Business First or Econ?


It is a personal video unit and will be for both first and coach. First will get to use it for free, while coach can rent it for a fee ($10). Coach pax can watch the main cabin programing for free instead of renting a digEplayer. HA has been testing the equipment in business on the SYD route. AS was the first carrier to use the digEplayer.



User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3188 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3977 times:

You're going to have to be very flexible. Frequent flyer seats to Hawaii can fill up quickly and far in advance.

Given the choice, I would also recommend the 767 over the 757. More Room Throughout Coach.

Like everyone else said, there's no PTV but you do get a full hot meal. There will be a movie, too.

My first choice is Hawaiian, but I've been flying AA a lot recently. My last flight to HNL was in June on AA, the trip report is here: http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/45773/.

David / MRY


User currently offlineCOEWR2587 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 607 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3953 times:

I agree w/ Aloha73g, go w/ CO on a 764. New interiors, widebody and PTV's, not to mention, the planes are very new. Also, since you're going out of Denver, dosen't UA offer a direct from Denver? I would think it would being a hub. I'm 90% sure that route is done by a 767-300ER (domestic config.) or 777-200 (domestic config.); depending the time, this is a widebody, but No PTV's. But an option, if you want a direct flight, again I say go w/ CO.

[Edited 2004-08-07 06:15:03]

[Edited 2004-08-07 06:17:18]


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User currently offlineHnl-Jack From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 818 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3904 times:

"The reason my family will be taking American Airlines is because my father has enough miles to fly the four of us for free to honolulu."

I would suggest you consider connecting to Hawaiian in LAX. Your American miles can be used on HA and their inflight service is far superior to AA or UA. And, their 763's are new with the new 777 like interiors.



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User currently onlineAloha73g From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2356 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3884 times:

I would suggest you consider connecting to Hawaiian in LAX. Your American miles can be used on HA and their inflight service is far superior to AA or UA. And, their 763's are new with the new 777 like interiors.

Half of HA's 767s are new w/ 777 style interiors. 4 (583-586) are ex-LTU 763s and have black leather seats and the old style overhead bins; 3 (580-582) have purpleish cloth seats and the old overhead bins; and 7 (587-593) have the purplish seats and the 777 interior.

I personally prefer the ex-LTU planes.....the purple seats hit me in the wrong spot on my back!

AA with MRTC is great on the 763s though. Avoid the 757s like the plague!

Aloha!



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User currently offlineCOEWR2587 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 607 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3844 times:

If you're using AA for miles, than go 763ER, all the way. You are dumb if you want the 757. It's old and had LRTC, plus it's a narrowbody which is hell on long flights.


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User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3188 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3738 times:

Aloha73g wrote:
I personally prefer the ex-LTU planes.....the purple seats hit me in the wrong spot on my back!

Funny, I thought it was the LTU seats that hit my back in the wrong place...

I agree, I'd look at trying to do Hawaiian between LAX and HNL.

Also, another thing might be to go via SJC instead of LAX. It's a 757, but a somewhat less popular route and might be easier to get frequent flyer seats on.

The other thing you might try is to go from LAX to OGG, LIH, or KOA, or SJC to OGG, and take a Hawaiian 717 flight over to HNL.

David / MRY


User currently offlineVenezuela747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1427 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3621 times:

Are any AA767's equiped with the new interior (777 like). Which ones, if not when will they be?


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User currently offlineNYCAAer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 692 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3612 times:

The 9 new 763s delivered to AA last year have the new interiors. There are no plans to reconfigure the 763 Classics to the new interior, due to the current ecomonic conditions.

Also, if you fly AA to HNL, you're going to have some seriously senior F/As working the flight, most likely a minimum of 25 years' seniority or so. They make me look like a new hire at 16 years with AA!


User currently offlineKevin752 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 726 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3526 times:

I would fly United airlines. I have never flown UA to Hawaii but since I am a Lufthansa Miles and more I would fly UA. I flew AA to MCO from LAX and back to LAX and I felt that AA service on board was undesirable. The F/a's came in the cabin 2 to 3 times on the entire 5.5 hr flights. However the B737-800 with AA is really good since it is new and has the MRTC. But those nice planes do not serve Hawaii.
Kevin752



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User currently offlineYanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1404 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3445 times:

I'm sorry to do this to you guys, but we are thinking of some options here. Let me explain:

- one plan would include flying Hawiian Airlines from LAX to HNL and then catching a shuttle to Maui. The problem is we can't find prices for the shuttle flight, can someone help us with this.

- another plan would include flying american airlines directly to Maui from LA, but it would be on a 757.

Again I am sorry to do this to you guys after you guys help me on the ife part, but if you were us (remember 4 people) which one would you guys choose. Thanks.

Signed,
Matthew



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User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3188 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3364 times:

Yanksn4 wrote:
- one plan would include flying Hawiian Airlines from LAX to HNL and then catching a shuttle to Maui. The problem is we can't find prices for the shuttle flight, can someone help us with this.

If you're using miles, they should be able to include the inter-island segments. If you do end up having to purchase them separately, check http://www.hawaiianair.com and http://www.alohaairlines.com.

- another plan would include flying american airlines directly to Maui from LA, but it would be on a 757.

One less stop is one less stop, so there's definitely an advantage there.

Has you actually called American and found out what flights have four frequent flyer seats available?

David / MRY


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