thomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4269 posts, RR: 25 Posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 7599 times:
I've been in Houston on and off for close to 20 years now and I am still learning so much about this city's aviation history. I was shocked to learn that no non-stop or even same plane service between IAH-HNL existed until the early 90s, yet DAL/DFW had services to our 50th state dating back to the early 70s (I know because I flew on Braniff's 'Fat Albert' in '72), with both BN and AA offering N/S flights. I recall seeing Braniff timetable maps of the period showing a nonstop flight from IAH-HNL, but the route was never started for whatever reason. I find it interesting that CO never started a HNL service in the 80s, after it's corporate move to Houston.
So, was there simply no market here at the time for a HNL run?
28L28L From Australia, joined Nov 2005, 459 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4669 times:
With respect to WA707atMSP, while AA did in fact operate DC-10s on the DFW-IAH segments of the HNL flights, the 747-SPs never were scheduled to do so. They only flew long haul, DFW-NRT and later JFK-LHR and BRU.