BlueJet From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 397 posts, RR: 4 Posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 938 times:
Does Continental plan to replace this plane by next summer, or cut the route all together. Im flying from NY to Honolulu next summer, and I dont care if its a DC-10 or not, Im just curious, and I want to get there A.S.A.P.
Flight CO 15 - Continental Airlines Aircraft D10
Depart New York, Newark International Apt Dep. Time 12:15pm Sep 08
Arrive Honolulu, Honolulu International Apt Arr. Time 04:40pm Sep 08
Travel Time 10 hours 25 mins Total Stops None
Ishky15 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 717 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 912 times:
Yes, this fall Continental will replace the DC-10 with a Boeing 767-400ER on the route. Houston and Los Angeles to Hawaii will soon follow in 2002, and eventually Guam will see 767s in place of their -10s. Continental will be the only airline to fly their premium international first class and have PTVs in economy to Hawaii from the mainland. It'll be my fourteenth time visiting the Hawaiian islands when I take this flight over the Holidays and it will also be my first time flying to the Hawaiian Islands on something that IS NOT a DC-10. Although I am anxiously looking forward to this trip as it will be different from my previous flights to the fiftieth state, the thought of a whole era of TriJet travel being laid to waste just reminds me how quickly time actually flies(no pun intended).