wedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6024 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4054 times:
Prior to shutting down ATA, the OAK schedule included HNL (2X daily), OGG (2X daily), KOA (1X daily), LIH (1X daily) and ITO (5X weekly)...or something like that. Most of the flights were operated by 73H aircraft, but OAK-HNL and OAK-OGG had seen sporadic 753 equipment. I think one of the HNL flights continued through OAK to MDW.
It was very sad to see the service discontinued, along with AQ and even Suntrips.
je89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2362 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3963 times:
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There was also a daily PHX (operated by B752s and the occasional B753) and LAX flight. Funny, a few months prior to their shutdown, ATA was sending the ex NW DC-10s to HNL from LAX on scheduled passenger flights (over the B757/B738), and even subbed an L-1011 on one occasion. Although the L-1011 flight faced some long delays, how lucky those passengers were (in my opinion of course ) to get on a Tristar on a scheduled flight in the US in 2008!
Yep, the L-1011s were a common sight in Hawaii until 9/11. Then they were used for military charters, and were occasionally seen in HNL. The last time I saw their L-1011 was in January 2008, as I mentioned in reply 3.
I flew on those flights about a year before TZ's sudden and sad demise, with a WN codeshare to MDW to and from OAK. Good flight, but the lack of snacks except for purchase was upsetting to my stomach (particularly on the way back, where there was no decent food after security at ITO).
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"Did he really need the triple bypass? Or was it the miles?"
TZTriStar500 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1471 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (4 years 2 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3256 times:
Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 10): Do you have a list from the 'glory days?' (i.e. 2003-2004)? My recollection was the network to Hawaii - like the rest of the network - was quite different then.
I don't have specifics, but it was primarily L-1011s from SFO and LAX to HNL and OGG on behalf of Pleasant Hawaiian with short-lived twice weekly -500 flights from ORD and JFK to HNL. There was also the 757 PHX-HNL service which was a mainstay for TZ.
35 years of American Trans Air/ATA Airlines, 1973-2008. A great little airline that will not be soon forgotten.