Capt.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.
United_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.
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