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CO's "Island Hopper" Flight Crew Staffing  
User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 31
Posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4689 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
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User currently offlineSalvation From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 177 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4515 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.

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4493 times:

Quoting Tom in NO (Thread starter):
unfortunately not on this site

I found this Tom . . .

Island Hopper First Leg (by Zrs70 Jan 22 2005 in Trip Reports)?searchid=53858&s=Island+Hopper#ID53858

And this:

RE: Continental Micronesia's IslandHopper! (by Catholic2006 Aug 1 2003 in Trip Reports)?searchid=34768&s=Island+Hopper#ID34768

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!  scared 

Take the trip if you get the chance.

User currently offlineTokyoNarita From Palau, joined Aug 2003, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4380 times:

I heard they take 4 pilots and a mechanic to operate throughout HNL-GUM.


User currently offlineCALPilot From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1002 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4317 times:

It's flight deck crew is made up of a Capt, and two Type rated F/O's.

User currently offlineDTWAGENT From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4105 times:

what about the F/A's do they have anyone to releave them for some rest time?

User currently offlineDxBrian From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4079 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.

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