SeeTheWorld From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1296 posts, RR: 4 Reply 1, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3429 times:
I believe Los Angeles had more flights at the time ... My father was a UA pilot begining in 1967 ... My first trip to Hawaii was in September 1971, when I was 8 years old ... DC8 LAX-HNL .. and my first 747 was the flight back from HNL-LAX ... I think UA had three or four LAX nonstops in the early 1970s (and one to Hilo [which I took once and was also a 747) until Kona became the hot spot on the Big Island) and one or two from SFO, but I am not exactly sure. I do remember that we used to fly UA #114 DEN-LAX-HNL (the only 747 in DEN at the time) and #193 HNL-LAX-DEN (the 747 return)... If I remember correctly, the DC8s to HNL were phased out pretty quickly once the 747s came into the fleet.
PacificClipper From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 311 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2916 times:
8 daily flights from LAX, glory days! I did a search on LAX-HNL for summer travel dates and AA actually has more frequent service this summer. Of course there's a lot more competition now with HA, DL and CO in the mix too. From SFO tho, UA is still the frequency leader.