panamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5193 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5406 times:
Thanks for the update.....Not surprising given the current schedules loaded for spring/summer 2012 show the 744 as severely underutilized (even after taking into account the mods). Now things are more "in synch": Two 777 transpac flights (MSP-NRT and LAX-NRT) coupled with two 777 interport flights (NRT-SIN and NRT-HKG). Previously, it was three 777 transpac flights (MSP/ATL/LAX-NRT) and two 777 interport flights, which meant one 777 would be sitting at NRT for 22-23 hours....
FlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7308 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4008 times:
Quoting hawaiianstyle (Reply 5): YES! Please bring back the ATL-HNL. That was a nice flight to catch!! Always full!!
And it's STILL always full! LOL. I've seldom seen it on the day of departure with more than 5 seats empty up front. There are no complementary upgrades on DL USA-Hawaii USA so it's itehr burn a LOT of miles to get the seat, use a systemwide upgrade or list on the same-day standy upgrade program and that's only for certain fares. In the back, always pretty full which is exactly why the 333 is on it. However, if the 744 isn't flying it now, IDK if we will see it return in the summer unless they REALLY see the demand for than many seats in Y.