CO737800 From Canada, joined Dec 2003, 545 posts, RR: 1 Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3490 times:
My parents have the choice to fly Harmony or Air Pacific from YVR-HNL in May. We know lots about Harmony but nothing about Air Pacific. Does anyone here know much about them and if so could you give us some info, like service, aircraft condition and safety?
TG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3463 times:
Friendly little airline that's 46% owned by Qantas, so obviously high maintenance and safety standards. Believe they usually use their 738 on the YVR-HNL route. They've been operating for donkeys years and are in no danger of going under. I'd recommend them.
Planemanofnz From New Zealand, joined Sep 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3448 times:
I fley Air Pacific on AKL-NAN and NAN-AKL in September 2003. Aircraft was a boeing 737-800 (DQ-FJG) both ways. Service was fantastic and crew were very professional.
Aircraft was in excellent condition and economy class has 32" seat pitch.
After just looking at the inflight-entertainment guide I picked up from when I travelled on FJ, it says that there is 2 movies inbound and 2 movies outbound.
Qblue From Canada, joined Jun 2004, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3343 times:
Flew with FJ Sep04 service was great leg room ok food good but baggage was weight restricted. FJ only allowed one piece to a max of 35kg while standard is 2pc at 70lbs. They also arrived from YVR to HNL very late.
Kdonohue From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 375 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3326 times:
Just finished an article on Air Pacific for Airways magazine. Should be published in a few months. Great little airline. They actually use their 737-800 most of the time on the YVR route; however, they did use the -700 on our flight to NAN.
Air Pacific finds it challenging at times to sell the YVR-HNL leg, because they don't have a large presence, and they only serve it twice a week. The in-flight service was very good and I found the flight attendants to be very attentive, because of the small airrcraft.
You can't go wrong with either Air Pacific or Harmony.
NZ747 From New Zealand, joined Dec 2004, 967 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3185 times:
Flew Air Pacific last week from Brisbane to Nadi on one of there B737-800s. Flight wasn't bad, but the seats are starting to wear. Food was ok and movies were crap. 30 minutes before arrival into Nadi, one of the flight attendants went down the cabin with two insect spray cans. The smell was terrible, and it stings your eyes. Once everyone was coughing and struggling to breath, she came back and did it again...
Quoting HAVIK747 (Reply 4): It's actually a B737-700 ...Registration: DQ-FJF "Island of Koro"
Configuration: 12 Business Class/100 Economy
Traveled in the 700' last Saturday from Nadi to Suva, only 8 seats in business class now.
Going in their 737-800 again tomorrow. Usually an prefer to travel Air New Zealand, but they have some screwed up departure times from Nadi...
I would say go Air Pacific. It is a good airline and whenever I fly them on the Auckland-Nandi route the cabin never got sprayed with insect repellent. The movies are like any airline for the over-head/main screen entertainment.
Also, you will earn QF frequent flyer points - (well depending on your fare type.)
BNG777 From Australia, joined Dec 2005, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2958 times:
Air Pacific is a great airline! I have been on all the aircraft that is currently serving YVR (2x738 & 1x73G) and they were pretty new. The 738's were delivered new in 1999 so they are only 6yrs old. In terms of cabin service, i would give them a 10 out of 10, safety I would give them 10 out 10, entertainment I would give them 8 out of 10 and on time performance I would give them 9.5 out of 10. Your parents wont be disaapointed. And the cabin smells really really nice!
Iowa744Fan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 931 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2775 times:
Does anyone have any info about Air Pacific's 744s and their LAX-NAN service? I have a friend who is flying them in a week or so on her honeymoon and she was curious what their service is like. I saw on their website that it looks like they have PTVs in economy. How is the food, pitch, and overall service like? Also, they still operate ex-SQ birds, don't they?
Aussieindc From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 437 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2760 times:
yes, FJ are a pretty good little operation out of the South Pacific but I honestly am not aware of Harmony.
You have seen from everyone what FJ offer etc. I would suggest to compare that to the FJ product and go from there. Considering FJ only operate twice weekly, if Harmony have more frequency on the route, I'd suggest going with them given the opportunity to change their day of travel (heaven forbid if the need arised).
Money isn't necessarily always the biggest factor if you know what I mean?
Fly2YYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 1046 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2567 times:
This is my first posting on here! It's about time I coughed up the cash.
I'd say stick with either HQ or AC, I mean flying in a 738 ain't so bad, but having a stop in SFO/LAX/PDX because of headwinds is kind of shoddy especially if you want more vacation time.
HQ offers at least IFE, a hot meal, on their 752s which isin't something you can shake a stick at. They also offer 4 flights a week on days 1/4/6 and 7.
I don't think WS offer anything special on these flights other than what they have already on Canadian flights, but this whole deal with unsched stop due to headwinds could be shoddy. Anyway WS offer flights on 1/2/4/5 and 7.
But check out these two. Shame that Zoom's not part of this equation.
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