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ATA 737-800 To Hawaii...  
User currently offlineSWABFA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5973 times:

Has anybody flown ATA's 737-800 to Hawaii? How was it?

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User currently offlineSwadispatcher From United States of America, joined May 2004, 427 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5804 times:

We flew non-rev back HNL-ONT on the -800 and it wasn't bad at all. Same inflight entertainment as the 75's and the crew treated us very well.


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User currently offlineSWABFA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5396 times:

Just came back from my trip to Hawaii... Awful experience with ATA. If you're flying to Hawaii from the USA fly Aloha or Hawaiian... Airlines that matter! (no this low-cost-sell-evrything-nastyFA's joke of an airline)

User currently offlineJjbiv From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1226 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5329 times:

SWABFA,

Are you ever positive (or at least not negative) about anything? Your profile and other posts betray that you likely are not. Next time, at least give enough color to your "awful experience" to allow your reader to conclude that you didn't get your money's worth.

Some people...


User currently offlineSWABFA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5308 times:

Quoting Jjbiv (Reply 3):

Ahhhhh, yeah in the message you just replied to I say that Hawaiian and Aloha are wonderful airlines. (That's positive, now go to church boy! is Sunday!) Thank you!


User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5830 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5265 times:
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HA wasn't too bad, except Row 33. At least with HA, you're guaranteed to fly in a widebody from the mainland.

I'm still waiting for AS to start HI service.


User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5830 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5265 times:
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Whether ATA is good or bad, they seem to be packing those 73H's from OAK. AQ is pretty much the same way.

User currently offlineSocalfive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5259 times:

Quoting SWABFA (Reply 2):
Just came back from my trip to Hawaii... Awful experience with ATA. If you're flying to Hawaii from the USA fly Aloha or Hawaiian... Airlines that matter! (no this low-cost-sell-evrything-nastyFA's joke of an airline)

First of all, if you're trying to make some kind of a point, why not make it in the thread headline, otherwise, what's your point? Plus, it says you're location is HNL, so what do you mean "Just came back from my trip to Hawaii?". Plus, if you want to contribute useful information, qualify your post with details not moronic two-sentence rants that are baseless.


User currently offlineSWABFA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5223 times:

Quoting Socalfive (Reply 7):
moronic two-sentence rants that are baseless.

oooohhhh you're soooo bad! (One sentence) And who told you that I live in HI? Rumors...


User currently offline1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5194 times:

Personally, I won't fly to Hawaii on anything smaller than a 767. But I also will pay more to fly on a bigger plane. I'd fly on ATAs L1011s in a second though but never, ever, on any narrowbody plane to Hawaii.

User currently offlineJkarp2112 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5038 times:

HA's service is definately better the ATAs. But my ATA experience was your standard 5 hour flight in coach. Nothing bad at all. Bring some snacks and a book/iPod/something and it goes bye just fine. And while there were many kids with their families everyone seems to be in a good mood as they are going or coming from vacation.

User currently offlineBobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4993 times:

Quoting SWABFA (Reply 8):
oooohhhh you're soooo bad! (One sentence) And who told you that I live in HI? Rumors...

The rumor is that SWABFA lives with Kahala and
Malpensa in Hawaii. Same writing style anyway.


User currently offlineSWABFA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4928 times:

Quoting Bobnwa (Reply 11):
The rumor is that SWABFA lives with Kahala and
Malpensa in Hawaii. Same writing style anyway.

Just Kahala... Malpensa left to do some thrift store shopping and to dig into some trash cans... I don't remember where he got those tips....


User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2430 posts, RR: 31
Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4794 times:

Quoting Bobnwa (Reply 11):
The rumor is that SWABFA lives with Kahala and
Malpensa in Hawaii. Same writing style anyway.

hah... like Kahala, Malpensa or LHR001 would be caught dead on an LCC....



You can't fix stupid.... - Ron White
User currently offlineBluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3152 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4578 times:

Quoting 1011 (Reply 9):
Personally, I won't fly to Hawaii on anything smaller than a 767. But I also will pay more to fly on a bigger plane

When jet service to HNL began, the 707 & DC-8 were (and still are) narrow-bodies ... since the advent of the wide-bodies, we've all become jaded.

If someone asked me right now, if I'd want to ride a 707 (or DC-8) to the mainland again? Duh! No brainer! I'd be there early enough to get shots of the bird ... inside & out.

It's not the aircraft so much as the level of service ... AQ's 73W service to SNA was outstanding!



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User currently offlineEI A330-200 From Sweden, joined Apr 2001, 409 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4566 times:

Well, I really did just get back from Hawaii, on ATA's OAK-HNL service, connecting on to LIH on AQ.

My reccomendations for flying TZ (only flown them 4 times) is to bring your snack and your own blanket. If you are flying their coach product, it costs $9.95 on board for a pillow/blanket combo, but you get to keep it. Other than that, as others have said, its your standard 5 hour flight.

If you can afford it, pay the $150.00 for the "Business Class" upgrade. Its well worth it. You get a bigger seat and better service. Plus, blankets and pillows are free (but you have to give them back). I upgraded myself on the return trip and was glad I did. Much easier to sleep. Plus, from what the FAs said, the Business Cabin is almost always deserted (there were 5 people on my flight). If you have any questions, feel free to PM me!



Long live Aer Lingus, the Flying Shamrock!
User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5830 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4495 times:
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Quoting Bluewave 707 (Reply 14):
It's not the aircraft so much as the level of service ... AQ's 73W service to SNA was outstanding!

Is AQ's coach section on their -700's as cramped as I've heard they are? Of course, it's a matter of perspective.

This question is probably a bit irrelevant, but I'm going to ask it anyway. Has anyone tried the Hawaii services out of YVR on like Westjet, Harmony, or Air Pacific? Those are all on narrowbodies as well.


User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 17, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4419 times:

Quoting Bluewave 707 (Reply 14):
When jet service to HNL began, the 707 & DC-8 were (and still are) narrow-bodies ... since the advent of the wide-bodies, we've all become jaded.

I had plenty of experience on DC-8s to HNL. Loved that reading light in the seatback in front of me...a big window, a hot meal, all on a four-holer! Narrowbodys' bygone era is much more intriguing than the current narrowbody selection.

But given the choices of today...I'd be looking to service...Hawaiian or Aloha...narrowbody or not.



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User currently offlineVANGUARD737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 680 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4220 times:

ATA is a wonderful airline and their service to Hawaii is no exception. It's a pitty what happened to them, but that's just the fact of doing business post-9/11.

Some people, like SWABFA do not liek to be happy. The type of people that go out of their way to be miserable and force their misery and negativism onto other people. So don't take his word for ANYHTHING other than that!  Smile

Go Easy, Go ATA.



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