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AQ 737-700 Delays  
User currently offlineLahaina From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2223 times:

I have flown AQ recently on their transpacific flights. The majority of the flights were always delayed. Does anyone know if they are having engine problems with the 737-700s?

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User currently offlineSearpqx 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!  Big grin

Duane


User currently offlineKKMolokai From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2161 times:

From what I understand, they have trouble with weight restrictions on their transpac flights. Perhaps this could be a contributing factor to these delays.



User currently offlineTOLtommy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2154 times:

How many flights have you been on, and how many were delayed? Unless you've been on a huge number of flights, it's unlikely you experienced the normal operation of the airline, know what I mean?

User currently offlineKalakaua 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.


User currently offlineN1120a From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2058 times:

AQ does not have problems with weight restrictions on their trans-pac's, the plaes have plenty of range, especially with the winglets.

I am guessing that you just got unlucky


User currently offlineHa763 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2011 times:
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AQ used to have weight restrictions at certain West Coast airports. That's what they got the winglets for.

Also, they have had engine problems with the -700s. However, this was usually after they used them on a few interisland runs before or after a transpac flight.


User currently offlinePualani 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.



pualani


User currently offlineRamerinianair 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.
SR


User currently offlineLahaina From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1824 times:

Does anyone know why AQ has to run the APU on their transpacific flights? Is it a FAA regulation on the 737-700s?

User currently offlineAloha73g 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.

-Aloha!


User currently offlineBluewave 707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1651 times:

The trips I recently flew on from HNL to SNA and back were both on time.

User currently offlineGreaser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1641 times:

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.

So why didn't AQ get at least the 736 or take some 717's? Dont they have the Dash's to do the inter-islands?

Does anyone know why AQ has to run the APU on their transpacific flights? Is it a FAA regulation on the 737-700s?

Not that I know of. Very strange.





User currently offlineJjbiv From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1601 times:

Running the APU is likely a stipulation of their agreement with the FAA to obtain ETOPS authority.

joe


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