ONT 737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 603 posts, RR: 1 Posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1620 times:
Starting tomorrow Aloha Airlines will start another flight to the mainland. This will be it's third and it flies from Kona-Oakland-Las Veags. Right now all of Aloha's flights to Oakland continue to Las Vegas. I relieze that Las Vegas is a popular destination from Hawaii, but why does every flight contine to Las Vegas? Not everyone is going to stay on the plane from Oakland, so is Aloha trying to pick up some O and D traffic (OAK-LAS) as well? The bay area to Las Veages market is very competitive. Southwest has 10 OAK-LAS daily and 6 SJC-OAK, AA has 6 SJC-LAS flights and UAL has dominates the SFO-LAS route. From HNL-LAS it is 2,760 miles and the 737-700 can make the flight, so why wouldn't they go for that? If someone will go HNL-SNA (new service starting in June) on a 737, what is 35 more minutes?
Hawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3237 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1586 times:
Las Vegas is a popular destination for Hawaii residents to go on vacation. Why there are not more nonstops I'm not sure, the only thing I can think of is that the airlines feel that a Las Vegas nonstop would have even less business travellers than to OAK and SNA, so Hawaiian and Aloha both schedule their flights to operate via another city. Hawaiian does operate nonstop flights to Las Vegas, these are charters for Vacations Hawaii, a Hawaii-based travel agency owned by a group of Las Vegas hotels.
Lahaina From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1581 times:
A lot of Hawaii's residents love to stop by the bay area and the LA area when they visit Las Vegas, since a lots of them have relatives in California as well. My parents always stop by LA on their way home from LAS to visit relatives.