Ishky15 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 717 posts, RR: 14 Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2120 times:
The only airline operating the 777 to Hawaii is United. If you live in Seattle, it will probably be a NW codesahre flight aboard a DC-10, as it would be out of the way to fly all the way down to Houston.
SEVEN_FIFTY7 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 957 posts, RR: 4 Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2080 times:
CO uses 777s between EWR and HNL. Also, it isn't true that "99% of Hawaii flights are on DC-10's/L1011s" as you put it. The most frequent carrier to the islands, UA, now uses 767s and 757s, as well as DC10s and I think a couple of 747s.
The DC10 flights are soon to be replaced with more 767s and 777s.
FLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4510 posts, RR: 3 Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2065 times:
The percentage of DC-10 flights to Hawaii isn't even close to 99%! Only two or so UA flights, three or so NW flights, the few CO flights and all HA flights, for a total of what...about 15 DC-10's? Compare that to the multiple 767's from AA, UA, and DL at LAX, SFO, SJC, ORD (three/day), DFW, etc.
Mitchell Gant From Montserrat, joined Aug 2000, 250 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2036 times:
CO has never offered scheduled 777 service to/from HNL, however, the aircraft has flown revenue service to HNL. I recall about a year ago, a DC-10 crapped out, and a brand new 777 was swapped in to do the IAH-HNL run.
Bishop1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1973 times:
Go to the CO website, they should be able to tell you what you would be flying to Hawaii from Seattle. And that goes for any carrier. I found out in May of 2000, when I bought my tickets on AA to Hawaii, that in April of 2001 that AA would be flying a 767-300ER out of ORD to HNL. I also found out at that time that they would be starting a OGG (Maui) to DFW route in December of 2000.
As for the "little discussion" about the DC-10 vs. any other plane to Hawaii, there are very few DC-10's flying to Hawaii these days. I believe UA has one flight out of ORD on a DC-10 (which will change to a 767-300, then they are going to cancel that flight next year), AA has switched over all of their DC-10's to other aircraft (767's and 757's). HA flies the DC-10's on it's route's to Hawaii, but they are talking about getting ride of those planes. Delta never flew the DC-10 to Hawaii, just the L-1011, but they have or shortly will fly the 767-400 to HNL. NWA is the largest US carrier still flying the DC-10 to HNL. I don't think they plan on changing aircraft as of yet, like the rest of the carrier's. CO, I believe also, has gotten rid of their DC-10 flight in favor of the new 767-400.