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User currently offlineCapt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 856 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2170 times:


Why did United Airlines terminate their Chicago - Honalulu route? This service ended when the DC-10s were retired. So, why not operate a 777 or 767-300? There seems to be allot of traffic between Chicago and Honalulu. I was on UA flight from ORD to SFO and almost the entire plane was continuing on to Honalulu. Why didn't they resume the non-stop service? ORD-HNL used to be United's signature flight, back when it was good ol' flight 1.

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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7683 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2140 times:

As has been stated before in this forum,it has not been restarted because of a few reasons:
1) UA's ALPA contract has limits on 2-crew domestic flying times,since HA is a US state,they are limited to only a certain amount of flying time.
2)Hawaii is a low-yeild market with alot of FF's cashing in thier miles.
3)UA wants o funnel people thru LA and SFO
So,someday they may revive it,but not soon.
Scott  Smile

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User currently offlineKonaB777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2099 times:

Rumor has it that it will be revived soon, and that it will be operated by an aircraft larger than the 767-300ER.

My guess is the 777.

User currently offlineUS A333 PIT From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2058 times:

Where did you hear this?!?

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