koruman From Australia, joined Feb 2006, 3466 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3645 times:
That's going to be similar to the experience ex-Australia: basically tourists need to head straight for a neighbour island and make Waikiki their final stop. That is the reverse scenario to Air New Zealand, whose late night arrival time requires all passengers to head for a hotel in Waikiki at the start of their trip.
The reason why Hawaiian's flights encourage an immediate neighbour island departure is that most Hawaiian hotels won't check guests in before 3pm.
So a passenger destined for Maui, for example, can reasonably book a connecting flight which arrives at Kahului around 1230, get some lunch and then head off to their hotel.
But a passenger who has booked to stay on Oahu will most likely get to the hotel around 11 am with no chance of getting a room assigned for another four hours.
HNL-Jack From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 817 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3539 times:
Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 1): Does someone have the HA timetable and knows what other long haul flights these connect to with reasonable connection times?
With the AKL to HNL arrival time of 9:45am the following connections are possible and not too unreasonable when you consider having to transit immigration and customs. Times listed are HA HNL departures.
With a 1:45pm departure from HNL to AUK there are several good connections from HA mainland cities. Time listed are HA arrivals in HNL.
JFK Flight from JFK arrives at 3:05pm, or an hour and twenty minutes following the departure to AUK. Could stay
the night in Waikiki however.
Grew up in the business and continued the family tradition.
motorhussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3016 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 3206 times:
Quoting aerorobnz (Reply 6): something to add, that I hadn't thought of until now is that there will be no connecting traffic from AKL except overnight stops. The last domestic flights leave just before and after 2100.
Mmmm good point, makes it less attractive for non-Aucklanders.
Pohakuloa From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 387 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 3162 times:
As alluded to in the press release linked in the route announcement thread Hawaiian Announces HNL-AKL the "fantastic" connection possibilities, at least on the HNL end, that Glenn Wedlock touted. Although still not the main intent of HA and likely won't be played up much by HA itself, this single city pair has made HNL a more than attractive PoE to the US and a decent hub of transit for HA and its travel partners between Oceania and the west coast USA.
azjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 3737 posts, RR: 29
Reply 11, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1790 times:
The SYD and BNE arrivals are both morning arrivals as well, with SYD being the latest, but still connecting to the entire mainland network. It's the westbound flying for SYD and BNE that will require an overnight for most cities.