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Omni 108 LAS-HNL Diverting To SFO  
User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6124 posts, RR: 23
Posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3282 times:

Looks like Omni #108 enroute to HNL, a 757, is returning to the mainland for some reason. It should be landing at SFO around 12:05p. Anyone have some info?

ASSFO


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User currently offlineFLYGUY767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3132 times:

Quoting AS739X (Thread starter):
Looks like Omni #108 enroute to HNL, a 757, is returning to the mainland for some reason. It should be landing at SFO around 12:05p. Anyone have some info?

It is Omni take a guess!

I remember when they ran the DC-10-10's they had to go tech everytime on the LAS-HNL with an enroute stop at OAK. The DC-10-30 is seasonal on the route and I believe is flown as Boyd Vacations with a 3 class config. The 757, lower yielding is Vacations Hawaii, with a 2 class config? Omni was supposed to be getting additional LAS flights from the Boyd group with service to ACY. I am not sure if that has happened as of yet.

-JD


User currently offlineFLYGUY767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3106 times:

SFO-HNL
ETD
459pm

ETA
729pm

-JD


User currently offlineHnlBoi From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2842 times:

Those planes have go to be the worse to be on. Talk about sardines in a can. The seat pitch is terrrible. I guess the saying goes you get what you pay for!......The service is also horrible and unprofessional.

User currently offlineFLYGUY767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2809 times:

Quoting HnlBoi (Reply 3):
Those planes have go to be the worse to be on. Talk about sardines in a can. The seat pitch is terrrible. I guess the saying goes you get what you pay for!......The service is also horrible and unprofessional.

Omni has always been beat down by the press in Hawaii. Their reputation would seem to proceed them. On a side note Omni Air International has also received some ex-NWA DC-10-30 equipment. Those are very nice looking birds on the interior. They will be rotated to Hawaii only on rare occasion's in between DOD operations, and only in high season.

-JD


User currently offlineHa763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3655 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2709 times:
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Quoting FLYGUY767 (Reply 4):
Omni has always been beat down by the press in Hawaii.

Huh? I read both daily newspapers and there has been next to nothing about Omni in our press.


User currently offlineQqflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2275 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2582 times:

Quoting HnlBoi (Reply 3):
Talk about sardines in a can.

My five foot tall, 90-pound grandmother flew Omni a few years ago from LAS to HNL and even she complained about the legroom and how cramped it was. However, she acknowledged the ticket was cheap so she didn't expect anything. She said the price was right, but would opt to pay more in the future for more amenitiies.



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User currently offlineFLYGUY767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2504 times:

Quoting Ha763 (Reply 5):
Huh? I read both daily newspapers and there has been next to nothing about Omni in our press

LOL.. Omni is working to change their image.. Everytime I talk to someone in Hawaii about Omni. They pretty much remark cheap seats, no Aloha!

-JD


User currently offlineAtlantaflyboy From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2450 times:

Omni's contract for LAS-HNL is a year round contract for Vacations Hawaii. 757's are used in Low Season w/ a 2 class configuration, while a DC-10-30 LDG is used in high season w/ a 3 class configuration. Due to the average age of the passengers these flights often have medical emergencies onboard, which could perhaps be a reason for the diversion.

User currently offlineFLYGUY767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2421 times:

Quoting Atlantaflyboy (Reply 8):
Omni's contract for LAS-HNL is a year round contract for Vacations Hawaii. 757's are used in Low Season w/ a 2 class configuration, while a DC-10-30 LDG is used in high season w/ a 3 class configuration

Thank you for backing up my earlier information on OAI!  bigthumbsup 

Quoting FLYGUY767 (Reply 1):
The DC-10-30 is seasonal on the route and I believe is flown as Boyd Vacations with a 3 class config. The 757, lower yielding is Vacations Hawaii, with a 2 class config

-JD


User currently offlineHnlBoi From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2311 times:

Quoting Atlantaflyboy (Reply 8):

At one point didnt MLT Vacations operate the NW DC10 charters for Vacations Hawaii? Or was it something totally seperate from Vacations Hawaii?


User currently offlineArcrftLvr From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 826 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2306 times:

LAS-HNL, but they are being diverted to SFO?? Am I missing something here or wouldn't it be more logical to divert to a Southern, CA airport.

User currently offlineHALFA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1354 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2278 times:

Quoting ArcrftLvr (Reply 11):
LAS-HNL, but they are being diverted to SFO?? Am I missing something here or wouldn't it be more logical to divert to a Southern, CA airport.

It has been my experience when working HA's flights from LAS-HNL, that we are normally routed over Northern California and the SF Bay area, and not the L.A. basin when headed west bound to Hawaii, and we take a more southerly route just north of L.A. when flying east bound HNL-LAS.

Aloha,
HALFA



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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2269 times:

Heres the track  Smile

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/O...8/history/20070604/1510Z/KLAS/KSFO

It eventually went to HNL  Smile

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/O...8/history/20070605/0026Z/KSFO/PHNL



Lee



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User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3192 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2088 times:

Quoting HnlBoi (Reply 10):
At one point didnt MLT Vacations operate the NW DC10 charters for Vacations Hawaii?

MLT was using Omni as well. Vacations Hawaii used to use Hawaiian, until they switched to Omni.

I flew an Omni DC-10-10 back in 2001 LAX-LIH-HNL-LAX on a SunTrips charter. Seat width was a bit tight (3-4-3), but legroom wasn't terrible. It probably didn't hurt that the flights weren't full. I thought the service was fine, however the food was bad (but that's not Omni's fault; they serve whatever the agency chartering their flight buys).

Full report here: Omni/Aloha LAX-LIH-HNL-ITO-HNL-LAX (by Hawaiian717 Jun 6 2001 in Trip Reports)


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