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CO DC-10 Replacement On EWR-HNL  
User currently offlineUS A333 PIT From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 310 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2713 times:

What plane is Continental planning on using to replace thier dc-10-30 on their nonstop ewr-hnl route. I've heard the 764er but is that aircraft capable of making it to Hawaii safely with a full load? Or will it be the 762er? Anyone who has any info on this, thanks.

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User currently offlineIshky15 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 717 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (15 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2657 times:

Continental will use the 767-400 on the Honolulu routes, but they will be among the last DC-10s to be retired. They will most likely operate in a special Hawaii configuration like the DC-10. The 764 will have no problem flying to Honolulu at all, the rumor that Delta had problems flying ATL-HNL is compeletely false. The 767-400 can fly perfectly across the Atlantic and to Rio without any difficulty at all.

User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4534 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (15 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2606 times:

The Hawaii and Co Mic DC-10s will be the last to go. CO's 764s seat 235 people. CO will probably reconfigure a few 764s when the time comes to fly the Hawaii routes (no Business First, more economy seats).

User currently offline777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (15 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2588 times:

The 282-seat DC-10-30's will leave the fleet last, and I mean very last, probably after the MD-80s. There will be no special 767-400 configuration for Hawaii as far as I know. We are trying to keep the fleet as common as possible, making our a/c types virtually interchangeable, with the exception of the 757. However, if a a set of 767s are designated to the Pacific, then I would expect to see a more fitting configuration for the markets Air Mike serves. The 767-400ER is ETOPS 180 certified, so it can cover the the Hawaiian routes, and it is perfectly safe to carry a full load EWR-HNL, but not much further than that without making some tradeoffs.

User currently offlineAdam84 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1400 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (15 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2547 times:

I am wondering if anyone can help me out here but I found this quite odd while looking at the Continental timetable. Well all the "Hawaii" DC-10's are shown as D10 in the timetable and the other international DC-10's are shown as D1C, well the EWR-HNL is shown as D1C. Why would they use the international DC-10 on the Hawaii route? I know 40 people cant make that much difference in range. By the way Im pretty sure that when they replace the DC-10's to Hawaii they will probably keep BusinessFirst.

User currently offlineAkelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2201 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (15 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2505 times:

Adam84: CO is replacing the 'International' DC-10 on EWR-HNL with the 282 seat DC-10 very soon. I don't know exactly when, though. I'll be curious to see if they change the timetable to say D10 instead of D1C.

User currently offlineCOexERJ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (15 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2502 times:

We had a daily bulletin a few weeks ago that said we were going to start standardizing all remaining DC-10's. The D1C you are reffering to is a Buisnessfirst equipped DC-10. Ditto for the IAH and LAX- HNL '10s. They are all BF equipped, for now at least. I'm looking forward to getting rid of the old 3-holer's and I'm sure you can expect a 764 on those HNL routes.


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