Searpqx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2195 times:
Not that I've heard of. I've been flying AQ regularly to OAK and haven't experienced any delays (that were under AQ's control anyway).
As a side note, I love the AQ flights. I've tried everyone else, on just about every equipment type offered out of OGG, and the AQ 73G is may favorite by far. HA is a close second, but I prefer the 73G. Even on a full flight it just feels less jammed than anything else. I just wish they left Maui a little earlier, but since I'm not trying to extend my vacation to the last possible second, I imagine I'm in the minority on that one!
Kalakaua From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2125 times:
Delays? That's not AQ-like... They are one of the best on-time airlines out there, but that's because AQ is in Hawaii, and they don't have to face weather delays! Same can be said about HA, so I'm not surprised if they get the title.
I have never experienced delays... Everyone I know that the flies AQ always complain that the plane leaves or gets to the gates too early.
The only "delay" I had is an aborted takeoff at SNA, because a door light was on... That's about it.
Pualani From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1943 times:
My co-workers husband is a captain with AQ and he told her that a lot of delays were happening because of the APU malfunctioning. For some reason, AQ has to run their APU while crossing the Pacific. All that extra time running causes a lot of delays.
Ramerinianair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1919 times:
I have heard that they are very unhappy with the performance of the 73Gs. I know they had problems with the engines when they were using them on the inter-island routes. I think the problem was the high cycle routing. HA on the other hand doesn't have problems because the 717 was designed to handel shorter hauls and a high number of cycles better.
AQ may have routed their a/c for only a couple inter-island flights a day and then send them to the mainland for the rest of the day. It might help reduce cycles per day. I know they were having problems w/ the engines and they are out of service for way too long when they have engine problems.
Aloha73g From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1736 times:
Only 2 of the trans-pac flights do interisland hops right now (SNA-KOA-HNL-KOA-SNA and OGG-HNL-BUR-HNL-OGG). These are the only interisland flights that are operated with 73Gs...one roundtrip each on HNL-OGG and HNL-KOA. All the rest of the interisland flights are 732s. I have flown AQ trans-pacific about 10 times this year and all flights were perfectly on time.