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User currently offlineFlybynight From Norway, joined Jul 2003, 1031 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5317 times:

On the 21st I have a flight from San Francisco to HNL. I'm in first class, but I'm not sure if it is a three-class 777 or the domestic two-class 777. Obviously I'm hoping for the three-class 777 since I'd get a sleeper seat.
Are the three-class 772's used to HNL often?


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User currently offlineDaron4000 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 712 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5317 times:

Not anymore...in fact, they are barely used on any domestic-HNL route. The only three-class 777's would be to KIX and NRT. However, the best thing to do is call them, and ask them about the seat arrangement being 2-2-2 or 1-2-1.

User currently offlineKDTWFlyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 835 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5260 times:

Flybynight

I too will be going to HNL on the 21st on DL from DTW via CVG. Can't wait to go.



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26812 posts, RR: 75
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5260 times:

Quoting Daron4000 (Reply 1):
The only three-class 777's would be to KIX and NRT.

I assume you are talking from HNL.



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User currently offlineFA4UA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 812 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5124 times:

All mainland to Hawaii are domestic 2 class 777's

three class aircraft are used for long haul 98% of the time. domestically you'll see them hub to hub maybe once a day- but nothing like it was just a couple years ago!

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User currently offlineSwank300 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5113 times:

I took UA from LAX to HNL in the summer of 2002. I, as a student, was unfortunately in Coach, and was very disappointed because I had flown in other three class 777's before and this one was two class and no PTV's, argh!!! In addition, because it was a flight to HNL (I'm guessing), there were tons of families with little kids, the interior was decorated in this tacky tropical design and the majority seemed to be inexperienced flyers. Basically, it will be a completely different flight when compared to a flight to the East Coast (for example). But hey, maybe because its January, there won't be as many families, but you are also in First, so probably won't make a difference...except for that inevitable crying baby in the back  Smile However, I must say that the FA's were very nice and professional and it was one of the very few disappointments I've had with United.

User currently offlineCrewtagdotcom From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5093 times:

Do they still play that "half way point" (or whatever it was called) game on the HNL flights?


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User currently offlineFlybynight From Norway, joined Jul 2003, 1031 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4825 times:

Quoting KDTWFlyer (Reply 2):
Flybynight

I too will be going to HNL on the 21st on DL from DTW via CVG. Can't wait to go

If you are going on DL, I assume you're on a 764 or 763. I'm surprised you are not flying NW if you are starting in DTW. I flew from DTW to HNL (and on to Lihue) back in '98 on NW. It was DC10 via San Francisco. Not sure if they still are doing DC10's or A330's.



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User currently offlineSATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4664 times:

Quoting Swank300 (Reply 5):
I had flown in other three class 777's before and this one was two class and no PTV's, argh!!!

Wow. All 777's I've flown had PTV, including UA's. I had no idea that some didn't. Weird.



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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4663 times:

Quote:
Do they still play that "half way point" (or whatever it was called) game on the HNL flights?

Yes, they do - the prize is gift certificates to Hilo Hattie.

I have played the two times I have gone. I missed the first time by one minute and one second, and the second time I missed by three and a half minutes. Very proud of myself for that one.



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User currently offlineKDTWFlyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 835 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4501 times:

Quoting Flybynight (Reply 7):
If you are going on DL, I assume you're on a 764 or 763. I'm surprised you are not flying NW if you are starting in DTW. I flew from DTW to HNL (and on to Lihue) back in '98 on NW. It was DC10 via San Francisco. Not sure if they still are doing DC10's or A330's.

Yeah it is a B764 and I bought it on NW's website. The only do the D10s to HNL from MSP and KIX and NRT I think.



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User currently offlineUAPremierGuy From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 206 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4390 times:

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 9):
Yes, they do - the prize is gift certificates to Hilo Hattie.

I have played the two times I have gone. I missed the first time by one minute and one second, and the second time I missed by three and a half minutes. Very proud of myself for that one.

Ok, strategy time...what works best for you? Using wheels up time as an indicator, or do you actually sit there and attempt the math. Or, do you simply half the flight time...it would be oh, so much easier on 3-class 777's or 767's with the Airmap!



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User currently offline777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2522 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4305 times:

I've never seen a three class 777 from the mainland to HNL or OGG. UA has, on occasion, slipped a PTV-equipped two class 777 over here but I wouldn't count on it. Either way, happy travels en route to our aina!


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User currently offlineEFCar98 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4207 times:

how many of uniteds 777s have no Ptvs?
I thought all UA 777s had PTVs.


User currently offlineSATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4175 times:

Quoting EFCar98 (Reply 13):
I thought all UA 777s had PTVs.

Me too! In fact, I actually thought all 777's had PTV's period... D'oh! Just goes to show what I know.



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User currently offlineFlypdx From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 636 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4126 times:

Quoting EFCar98 (Reply 13):
how many of uniteds 777s have no Ptvs?

Only the 2 class domestic aircraft do not have PTVs. ALL 3 class international aircraft do.


User currently offlineNWDC10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3992 times:

I remember when UA flew alot of 747's into HNL. Alot more in the past than today. Those were the good ol' Days. Robert NWDC10

User currently offlineFlybynight From Norway, joined Jul 2003, 1031 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3771 times:

Quoting NWDC10 (Reply 16):
I remember when UA flew alot of 747's into HNL. Alot more in the past than today. Those were the good ol' Days. Robert NWDC10

Sometimes a 744 goes to HNL. Yes, in the 70's and 80's there were a lot of 747's going to Hawaii from the US. CO, UA and NW come to mind. Even AA I believe for the short period they had 747's.



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User currently offline727EMflyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 547 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3662 times:

You will find that you won't miss the PTV's on the HNL runs. It reall is a short flight from SFO and UA typically has good choices for the movies on the big screen.

NW flys 744's to HNL from NRT, we still see an occasional 742 (positioning probably) and DC-10's from MSP, DTW and KIX. SEA, PDX, and SFO (back on line after a couple years hiatus) are 753's.

Quoting Swank300 (Reply 5):
...except for that inevitable crying baby in the back

I can't wait until you too have a young child and have to travel somewhere! Believe me the parents wouldn't be taking their children by air if ther was a viable option. Sorry, you just can't drive to Hawaii! I am traveling HNL-LAX-DEN-HNL soon with my 9 month old to visit grandma while my wife is away. My unsuspecting neighbors on board the planes might not be thrilled about sitting near a baby, but I am not looking forward to having to keep him "quietly" entertained and "neatly" fed while holding him, or leaving him in my lap while I eat or whild he sleeps! Give the 'rents some sympathy rather than a sneer!


User currently offlinePanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2693 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3528 times:

Quoting 727EMflyer (Reply 18):
DC-10's from MSP, DTW

NW does not operate DTW-HNL.

Quoting 727EMflyer (Reply 18):
SEA, PDX, and SFO (back on line after a couple years hiatus) are 753's.

Don't forget LAX and the seasonal ANC flights, both on 753s as well.


User currently offlineFlybynight From Norway, joined Jul 2003, 1031 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3418 times:

Quoting 727EMflyer (Reply 18):
but I am not looking forward to having to keep him "quietly" entertained and "neatly" fed while holding him, or leaving him in my lap while I eat or whild he sleeps! Give the 'rents some sympathy rather than a sneer!

I agree. My daugther is now 5, but it is tough on long flights. CPH - SEA is a long flight for a little girl. Long for the parents too.



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User currently offlineFlybynight From Norway, joined Jul 2003, 1031 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3415 times:

Quoting 727EMflyer (Reply 18):
You will find that you won't miss the PTV's on the HNL runs. It reall is a short flight from SFO and UA typically has good choices for the movies on the big screen.

I haven't flown 1st on a domestic UA 777. Doesn't 1st have PTV's on these domestic birds?



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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3400 times:

Quoting SATX (Reply 14):
I actually thought all 777's had PTV's period...

Interiors are completely customer-specified. If the customer doesn't have them installed, they're not there.

Its just UA's domestic trips that don't have them.

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User currently offline727EMflyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 547 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 3306 times:

Sorry Flybynight, no first class PTV's on the two class 777. Still, you won't miss it.

Quoting PanAm330 (Reply 19):
NW does not operate DTW-HNL... Don't forget LAX and the seasonal ANC flights, both on 753s as well.

Ooops... I could have sworn they did DTW, and I thought they had left the LAX market. That's what I get for not checking to be sure first!


User currently offlineUnited905 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3230 times:

Well said 727em.Im going to hnl from the uk next month with a 1 year old and im slightly worrid.But i do have my partner to help out.


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