CO's "Island Hopper" Flight Crew Staffing
Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33 Posted Fri Oct 13 2006 22:13:40 UTC (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3804 times:
While idling through CO's timetable, and dreaming about one day flying the "Island Hopper" from HNL-GUM via Majuro, Kwajalein, etc, I got to thinking: with the flight being over 14 hours from origin to final destination.....where do they do the crew swaps on this route?
Second question: sometime in the past there was a rather detailed trip report, unfortunately not on this site, complete with pictures, etc. Anyone recall seeing it/provide a link?
Tom at MSY
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
Salvation From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted
Sat Oct 14 2006 08:31:27 UTC (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3630 times:
They used to switch off in either Kosrae or Pohnpei. As of late though, they go straight through (i.e.
HNL-GUM) with no crew swaps.
ANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted
Sat Oct 14 2006 08:52:21 UTC (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3608 times:
I found this Tom . . .
Island Hopper First Leg (by ?searchid=53858&s=Island+Hopper#ID53858 Zrs70 Jan 22 2005 in Trip Reports)
RE: Continental Micronesia's IslandHopper! (by ?searchid=34768&s=Island+Hopper#ID34768 Catholic2006 Aug 1 2003 in Trip Reports)
And I've done the ride . . . albeit a few years back . . . like 1997, and it's awesome. If I recall, Sabena332 also took this ride, perhaps he'll pop in here.
It's a long haul, but it's fun. Mostly because of the interesting places we stopped. Little specks in the middle of the ocean. Landing was interesting, lower, lower, lower, poof runway, poof landing!
Take the trip if you get the chance.
TokyoNarita From Palau, joined Aug 2003, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted
Sat Oct 14 2006 14:51:55 UTC (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3495 times:
I heard they take 4 pilots and a mechanic to operate throughout
CALPilot From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 998 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted
Sat Oct 14 2006 16:05:15 UTC (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3432 times:
It's flight deck crew is made up of a Capt, and two Type rated F/O's.
DTWAGENT From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted
Sun Oct 15 2006 03:48:07 UTC (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3220 times:
what about the F/A's do they have anyone to releave them for some rest time?
DxBrian From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted
Sun Oct 15 2006 04:13:49 UTC (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3194 times:
They carry a mx rep, who usually gets off in MAJ, so they can sell that seat between MAJ and
HNL and HNL-MAJ. There is also a 5th FA, so both the cockpit and cabin crews are augmented.