HALFA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1336 posts, RR: 16 Posted (9 years 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4183 times:
Having already announced ending service next week from Honolulu to Rarotonga, Aloha Airlines announced yesterday that they are also ending service to Pago Pago in American Samoa, and to Majuro in the Marshall Islands as well.
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Ha763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3545 posts, RR: 6 Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3982 times:
What I find interesting is that they used to make money flying to KWA and MAJ. I was told that the money was in cargo they carried to those destinations, not pax service. The pax would carry all kinds of items that are heavy/large that would either incur overweight charges or have to be shipped as cargo.
HALFA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1336 posts, RR: 16 Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3932 times:
Indeed, the passengers on this route do bring lot's of things with them. When HA flew the HNL-KWJ-MAJ route years ago as a wet lease from Air Marshall Islands, I had President Kabua's (Of the Marshall Islands) grandsons on board and they carried on live chickens that proceeded to run up and down the aisles of our DC-8 combi. A memorable moment in my career!
As far as the announced ending of PPG service, I have to say it's not a huge surprise judging from their load factors on this route.
Good for HA, bad for people in American Samoa.
JayDavis From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2000 posts, RR: 17 Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3757 times:
What I'd hate to do is fly on AQ from the Mainland to Hawaii in a 737 !!
Yuck !! That would drive me crazy being in a single-aisle plane for 5 hours or so. We just flew on HA from LAS/HNL/LAS on a B-767 and that was the nicest flight I've been on in a VERY long time.
From the ground staff, to the flight attendants on-board, everyone at HA was so helpful and friendly, so unlike most of the other domestic carriers. I guess the Aloha spirit is truly a way of life for the Hawaiians.
We are going back in two years and once again, we'll be flying on HA.
I'd definately give them an 8 or a 9 on a scale of 1-10.
Kalakaua From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 5 Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3695 times:
Please don't tell me that you are one of those psychotics who run up and down the isle, beads of sweat on your forehead, always looking out the window? I really doubt you get out from from seat more than twice...
I felt just as comfortable when I flew AQ's 737 across the Pacific in my little Y-Class 31" pitch seat, as in my HA 767 Y-Class 32" pitch seat.
If you knew Aloha Airlines, and their levels of comfort and service, you'll take a second look. AQ makes up for the pitch with the extra goodies, such as free headsets (unlike HA's $5 charge even if you have your own headsets), milk and cookies, free mai tai, etc...
And yes, I love both HA and AQ... I've worked with them in the past, and each are unique and the best of airlines in their own way. But to compare AQ and HA because of their airplanes? That's sad, because I bet AQ could make more money, if people like you weren't so picky...
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who set the planets in motion.
Isitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 25 Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3660 times:
I am crushed!!! When I retire in a couple of years(hopefully), I was going to fly em to Rarotonga and spend 10 days with no phones, newspapers or TV...nothin' just me and the waves. I read alot about this spot and I gotta get there. I am sorry it won't be on Aloha.
I'm not kidding, gang. Check this place out....Its boring and beautiful, and off the beaten path.
So who flys there?
If two people agree on EVERYTHING, then one isn't necessary.
QQFLYER28 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 59 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2492 times:
"What I'd hate to do is fly on AQ from the Mainland to Hawaii in a 737 !!"
I actually flew AQ in September and I found their product to be surperior to anything the majors are offering to Hawaii. Great staff, good food, clean cabin comfortable seat, it was the best way to go to the islands. I would recommend it to anyone.
Foxecho From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 736 posts, RR: 18 Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2335 times:
Cospn-When did Johnston Island close?
I have a friend who witnessed a few of the above ground Nuke shots out there in the early 60's a few Megaton class blasts too.....he flew Constellations in and out of there for support missions during th tests......
HALFA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1336 posts, RR: 16 Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2252 times:
I work our HNL-SYD-HNL trips each week and they are doing GREAT! The loads are consistently heavy and our CEO, Mark Dunkerly, was quoted in last weeks Pacific Business News that HA is looking to expand the Hawaii-Australia service and are looking into starting service to another Australian city. Speculation here at work is that it will be Melbourne.