FlyGuy From Canada, joined May 1999, 137 posts, RR: 0 Posted (16 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2071 times:
I was going through some pictures and I came across an America West 747!!!!!
I didn't know they had these. Does anyone know what these were used for and when they had them? And what ever had them? Any chance of AWA getting some more wide body planes???
Markus From United States of America, joined May 1999, 275 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (16 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2067 times:
For the most part AWA used them on flights to and from Honolulu. Back in 1990 AWA flew twice daily between PHX and HNL. The morning flight was a non-stop and the afternoon flight stopped in Las Vegas. It was not a very profitable move for AWA for two simple reasons. 1) The airline industry was struggling as a whole from 1990-1994 and new routes from any airline were really a gamble. 2) Maintaining a very small fleet of extremely sophisticated and mechanically complex aircraft is really stupid. Two other examples of this are Continental and their A-300's and AWA (again) and the Fokker-70's.
FLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (16 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2067 times:
AW used the 747 from PHX to HNL...mainly filled with mileage-awards people. The 747's then continued on from HNL to Nagoya, Japan. AW had plans to expand their 747 routes from HNL to HKG, SIN, TPE, and SYD. The Gulf War also caused fuel prices to go up...and the HNL-Nagoya route was given to NW. HNL svcs. stopped in 1993.
L1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1722 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (16 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2067 times:
I know they flew them to Honolulu. In 1992, I was in first class on a Delta L-1011 from HNL-LAX-LAS. Our flight was delayed in HNL to wait for passengers from an America West 747 that had blown tires on takeoff and returned to the airport. The lady next to me was from that flight and she was complaining about Delta's first class seats, saying how America West had much more comfortable first class seats with a lot more legroom. She was going to Las Vegas like I was, and she was very upset that Delta wouldn't let her stay on our flight to Las Vegas. She had to get off in LAX and catch an America West flight to Las Vegas. I think America West got rid of their 747s shortly after that.