Aa777flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2991 times:
Beginning Sept 5 American Airlines will begin daily service between LAX and KOA, the service is being dropped by TWA LLC on Sept 4.
On October 3 American Airlines will add a 3rd daily flight between LAX and HNL and in November AA will add a second LAXOGG flight. All of the new service will be with B757 aircraft. The HNL and OGG markets will also see additional Saturday only service.
American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4637 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2870 times:
I would also rather fly on a DC-10 instead of a 757 because the DC-10 is going to be gone soon, but an overwater operation is not a problem for the 757. The 757 at American is ETOPS certified. I can understand that a lot of passengers would be concerned about travelling on a 757 across an ocean because they don't like the idea of flying on a narrowbody on a long haul flight, but a five-hour leg across the ocean is absolutely no problem for the 757 as long as it gets ETOPS certification. Continental has been operating the 757 on transatlantic flights.
I beleive that United also operates the 757 on flights from the West Coast to Hawaii.
Greg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2742 times:
Although a little off the topic...I find the service better on narrowbody planes than on widebodies. I don't actively seek them for transcons..but I'm not the least dissapointed when I arrive at the gate and its a 737/757 or 320
Aa777flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2650 times:
I agree, I would MUCH rather be on a DC-10. The 10 was always one of my favorite airplanes. I am very sad to see them disappearing from the skys. I may but a ticket on HA just so I can fly on this great airplane one more time!