Early Air From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 611 posts, RR: 1 Posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1600 times:
Hi, This is my first posting in a while. I have not been to the fourms in a while, I missed them. Has Boeing sent any of the 717's to Honolulu yet? When does Hawaiian plan on starting the service with their 717's. All of the pictures of the Hawaiian 717's on this web site were taken in Long Beach. It seems to me that they should have had them flying by now, what is takeing so long? I appreciate all answers.
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1516 times:
There's an entire article in the new issue of Airways about Hawaiian's 717s and prepping them for the ferry flight. It's a rather interesting article. The article also mentions the initial routes for the planes, I don't have the article handy, so I don't recall offhand where they're flying them to.
SEAHAL From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1470 times:
Hawaiian has taken delivery of 3 717's and put the first 717 in service in mid-march. They are currently have 2 717's in service and using the third as a spare and for training. I believe the 717 is predominantly used on the routes between OGG and HNL with an occasional trip to ITO.
Hawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3226 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1391 times:
N475HA, N476HA, and N477HA have all been delivered to Hawaii. N478HA is sitting on the Boeing flightline in Long Beach fully painted. It is due for delivery later this month.
The first 717 was initially used only on flights between Honolulu and Maui, but has since expanded to other cities. My father has flown them a few times between Honolulu and Hilo, he reports that the seats, both first class and coach, are less comfortable than on the DC-9-51s.
Browse through the Time Tables on Travelocity to see which flights are scheduled to be operated with 717s.
KKMolokai From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1355 times:
I've heard the same thing ... that the 717s (in general) are less comfortable than the Super 80s (DC9s) they replace. I haven't experienced Hawaiian's new 717s yet, but I have heard similar "comfort" complaints from TWA employees who have worked/flown on their own (TWA) 717s.
Personally, the 717 seems to be a glorified F-100.
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Acvitale From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 922 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1354 times:
The difference with the seating is dependant upon the carrier. TWA and Hawaiian both purchased a newer generation seat known as a thin line seat or low profile seat. It allows for more legroom as the seats as thinner but provides a firmer cushion. The older seats and cushions also did not meet the newer flamability requirements as they produced a toxic smoke when they burned. Most newer MD80s and MD90s have the same seats.