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User currently offlineGiantJets From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1159 times:

Dispite their exceptional service on board Hawaiian Airlines on long-haul flights, I think they should increase the comfort of the passengers by replacing their aging DC-10s with newer aircraft with new interiors for maximum comfort and to have a refreshing flight before they arrive at the paradise. I think they should replace their DC-10s with either A330 or either Boeing 767-400.
Air Tahiti Nui is currently operating A340. What do you think?

GiantJets.. Smile

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User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3208 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1113 times:

The ex-American DC-10s have new, Hawaiian Air interiors. The ex-Continental DC-10s still have full Continental interiors but they still appear new.

Replacements for the DC-10s are being evaluated. From a press release reporting Hawaiian's 4th Quarter and Annual 2000 Financial Results:

Casey said Hawaiian is close to choosing a replacement aircraft for its widebody fleet of McDonnell Douglas DC-10s, which are used to operate long-range routes outside of Hawaii. "The successor to our DC-10s is clearly a twin-engine, widebody aircraft that will afford greater maintenance and fuel economy as well as range flexibility. Our hope is to complete this transition by 2004," he said.

http://www.hawaiianair.com/about/corporate/NewsRelease/Section_206.asp

David


User currently offlineJkelley480 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1095 times:

I don't think Hawaiian has any flights to Japan or other Far East destinations, but they should. I'm sure JAL and ANA don't want them to though.

User currently offline747-451 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2417 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1087 times:

DC-10's gotta go--The planes are leased from AA who got rid of their own. time for 767's or A300's from AA....

PS Actually the ex ANA L-1011's they had in the mid 80's were the best....


User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8034 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1059 times:

I think HA will become a customer for the 777-200ER configured similarly to the two-class 777-200ER's UA bought recently. My guess is that HA will do a long-term lease (around ten years) on 5-6 planes, probably leased from ILFC, GECAS or Boeing's new leasing company.  Smile

Remember, the HA D10's are configured with more seating than you normally see on the 767-400ER, so HA may desire the 772ER instead.


User currently offlineONT 737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 591 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1053 times:

Why would Hawaiian go for the 777-200ER? The regular 777-200 has a range of 5,150 nautical miles. It can fly from San Francisco to Tokyo or HNL-ORD non-stop. Wouldn't the ER be a little too much aircraft for Hawaiian?


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User currently offlineL1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1685 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1057 times:
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I think the Hawaiian DC-10s are extremely comfortable, even though they have more seats in coach than American did. I look forward to flights on Hawaiian DC-10s.

Bob Bradley
Richmond, VA



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User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3208 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1033 times:

Hawaiian did receive authority to operate a Kahului-Tokyo/Narita route, but service never started due to the recession in Japan as well as difficulty obtaining a slot at Narita. I don't know if Hawaiian still has the route authority or not.

David


User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8034 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1000 times:

Well, HA could buy regular 777-200's. Embarrassment

Given that HA flights tend to be quite full almost year-round, buying the smaller 767-400ER may not be such a good idea, unless HA accepts Boeing's 304-seat two-class configuration.


User currently offlineSEAHAL From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 991 times:

Rumors heard from the riding the jumpseat of a recent HA DC-9 flight has it that the replacement for the DC-10 will be the 763. They hope to implement this transition beginning in October. Once the 763's start turning a profit, the pilots want to possibly acquire a couple 772. These are just some rumors that Hawaiian's pilots are talking about.

User currently offlineGiantJets From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 987 times:

I thought that Hawaiian have two class configuration on their aircraft anyway, First and coach. So that should not be a problem

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