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2001/2/14 Last UA Flight Between ORD-HNL  
User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 12 hours ago) and read 2247 times:

It's kind of sad to see UA pulling out ORD-HNL.

Why didn't UA using 772 on this route? since 772 is supposed to replace DC10's route.

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User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3142 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (15 years 11 hours ago) and read 2213 times:

The reason UA is not using a 777 on this route is because the Pilots Union would not allow it. The pilots would need to have a rest area, and UA does not want to convert the 25XX series 777s.

UA was not making a lot of money on this route. It is easier to route people through SFO or LAX to go to Hawaii.

User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7659 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (15 years 11 hours ago) and read 2200 times:

Yes,767 was right-UA's pilot union has restrictions on 2-man flight crew hours on domestic flights.ORD-HNL must be over thier limit.A side note I'm flying UA ROC-LHI on 3.2.-can't wait-I need some warm weather!!I'm sick of the winter.I'm connecting thru ORD & LAX-look for some pic's next month.

p.s. I'll miss those -10's! I should have got more pic's when I was there in October

Champagne For My Real Friends, Real Pain For My Sham Friends
User currently offlineAdam84 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1400 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (15 years 10 hours ago) and read 2195 times:

I am just making an observation here and it may be wrong but its just my guess. In my opinion AA sure is making out quite well from the other airlines retiring their trijets, for example AA used to compete DFW-HNL with DL, but DL has (or will be) pulling the DFW-HNL route and also AA competed with UA on the ORD-HNL but not anymore after tommorrow. By the way, who carries the most people to Hawaii of the US airlines? Is it AA or UA? Thanks

User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3142 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (15 years 5 hours ago) and read 2157 times:

I believe that most passengers take charters to hawaii. SkyService, Hawaiian, ect. ORD-HNL was not that profitable for United becasue all of the flights were full of people using their FF miles.

User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2153 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (15 years 5 hours ago) and read 2155 times:

There will be a water cannon salute tomarrow as flight 43 departs and flies west to operate the final nonstop ORD-HNL UA flight....

User currently offlineImkeww From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (15 years 4 hours ago) and read 2142 times:

UA has been Hawaii's largest carrier to the mainland for over 50 years.


User currently offlineKonaB777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 12 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2125 times:

Flight 43 isn't being discontinued, it is being suspended. Once the pilot contract is amended allowing reliever crews on domestic flights, flight 43 will restart, most likely with a 777, from what I've heard.

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