RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 5 Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 1450 times:
If HA needs to replace their D10 fleet, they have two planes they can choose from: 767-400ER or 777-200.
I think HA may choose the 777-200 configured similarly to the "two class" setup on some UA 777-200's, and they will be primarily used on HNL-SFO/SEA/LAX flights and flights to some other Pacific islands.
KKMolokai From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 760 posts, RR: 3 Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1431 times:
Who are you kidding ... HA with 777s ... hahahaha! NOT! HA does not have the capital to lease/purchase 777s, let alone maintain them. If anything, they'd lease AA's older 767-200s/300s, especially since AA already does all the maintenance on their widebody aircraft.
We are the people of American Airlines. And we know why you fly.
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 5 Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1416 times:
I think you ARE forgetting that the DC-10's HA flies does carry a bit more pax than a 767-300, so replacing them with 767-300's from AA may not be such a good idea. Especially when you consider that AA is hanging onto their 762/763 fleet for USA transcon, trans-Atlantic and Latin American flights, so ex-AA 763's for HA are kind of unlikely.
I still think HA getting the "two class" 777-200 is not far-fetched, especially if they can do a long-term lease on them from ILFC, GECAS or Boeing's own lease company. You do forget that flights to Hawaii really need the capacity almost year-round.
HA_DC9 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 650 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1405 times:
I agree with RayChuang,
The "two-class" 777 in HA colors is possible especially with the rivalry between Boeing and Airbus with the 777 and A330 respectively. Both companies would deffinently do some heavy marketing and negotiating to HA to win an order no matter how large the order is: Airbus to get the A330 further into the trans-pac market that UA and HA dominate and Boeing to keep HA as a "Boeing only" customer like CO. I personally hope that HA goes for the 777. A 777 in HA colors would look beautiful flying into HNL on a bright sunny day.
Penguinflies From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 980 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1368 times:
remember that Hawiian does own a couple of the DC-10s used on the Tahiti-LAX service. As for replacements, i won't expect anything new in the near future...I think their priority is the 717 and getting all of them into interisland service abd returning the DC-9s to their owners. AA is giving HA a good deal...but even UA could be a potenetial lessor if the price is right. Seeing how their long-haul plan is working and their goals about being one of the top carriers in the Hawai'i-West Coast Market...i would expect something that is similar to the current fleet in terms of seating capacity...but until they make an announcement...all i am doing is shooting the bull.
Lahaina From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 257 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1353 times:
Spoke with a f/a on HA who flies the SEA-HNL route. She said the company wants to replace the DC-10s soon, as early as end of 2001 if the price is right. This plane also has to be able to fly the charter routes for Renaissance Cruises, primarily LAX to Tahiti and East Coast to Europe. The 767-300 ER is the most likely candidate, as they can lease them. 767-400, 777, and A330 were considered. However, 767-400 are not readily available and may not be able to fly LAX-Tahiti under strong headwind conditions. 767-400 LR is not yet built. 777 and 330 are a bit too big, as their flights are usually 70-75% full. 767-300 ER is a slightly smaller plane, but she stated that they can modify the plane--ie take out coat closets for seats, which they have done on their DC-10s, and make the leg rooms smaller.
Notarzt From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 642 posts, RR: 1 Reply 15, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1338 times:
Hawaiian Air had to replace its TriStar aircraft by DC-10 when American Airlines took control of the airline (it has not been a HAL decision). As a conclusion, I would expect American Airlines to decide when Hawaiian Air gets replacement for the DC-10 fleet. It will probably be AA equipment, i.e. B767-300 (most likely).
HA_DC9 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 650 posts, RR: 1 Reply 16, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1322 times:
AA does not control HA. HA is still a publicly traded company that has an extensive marketing agreement and partnership with AA. HA got rid of the L-1011's due to corrosion problems and a poor financial situation leading up to bankruptcy in the mid 1990's. The DC-10's came into HA when the company's financial situation improved and when the partnership with AA began. They got a very good lease terms for the DC-10's from AA that they just about couldn't refuse.