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AA In Hawaii: 1990s Ops  
User currently offlineiFlyLOTs From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 458 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7344 times:

Hi everyone!

So today I was thinking about all my trips to Hawaii and I vaguely remembered a trip there when I was 5 or 6. The way I remember that the flight went was (It was on AA as per the title) ORD-HNL aboard a DC-10. When we got to HNL they made us get off and I remember sitting in what seemed to be AA's section of the airport and there were three total DC-10s parked at the gates. I then remember getting onto another AA DC-10 and we flew on to OGG, and coming home was the same deal (OGG-HNL-ORD). Now am I being totally crazy when I think about this? Or was there ever an actual routing like this, an inter-island route that AA flew?

Any help is welcome! I haven't been able to stop thinking about this all day..

Kyle


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User currently onlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7529 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7169 times:

I remember flying to HNL during the same period, and I was a little bit older.

AA 73 / 72 was the long-time traditional flight that operated ORD-HNL and HNL-ORD
AA 5 / 8 was the long-time traditional flight that operated DFW-HNL and HNL-DFW
These flights had the same flight numbers for decades, even up through the past few years.

Prior to 1990
AA 73 DTW-ORD-HNL-OGG operated by a DC-10, same plane service
AA 72 OGG-HNL-ORD-DTW operated by a DC-10, same plane service

1990:
AA 73 DTW-ORD 757
AA 73 ORD-HNL D10

AA 5 DFW-HNL-OGG D10
AA 8 OGG-HNL-DFW D10

AA also operated D10 service to LAX, SFO, and a 2nd daily DFW. Not sure at what point AA launched SJC-HNL,


User currently offlineflyfree727 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 658 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7147 times:

Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 1):
AA 73 / 72 was the long-time traditional flight that operated ORD-HNL and HNL-ORD

Same flight numbers that will operate this summer ORD HNL ORD

Quoting iFlyLOTs (Thread starter):
Or was there ever an actual routing like this, an inter-island route that AA flew?

Yes

AA ORD


User currently offlineJoePatroni707 From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 493 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 6696 times:

AA had a great operation back in the day in HNL. For a period of time they also flew to AKL and SYD with DC-10-30's. I remember taking the SJCHNL flights several times (it was the non rev express) in First Class on the DC-10-10.

If you really want to go back in time, AA had 707's they flew a pretty good operation to the South Pacific and JFK, ORD and STL.


User currently onlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7529 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 6659 times:

Here is the listing of AA's schedule in HNL, based on BTS data from 1995-2012 (using June 15th as a sample)
Code Date (MM/DD/YYYY) Flight Number Tail Number Aircraft Destination Airport Scheduled Departure Time
AA 6/15/1995 162 N154AA D10 LAX 12:44
AA 6/15/1995 28 N147AA D10 SFO 13:15
AA 6/15/1995 5 N164AA D10 OGG 13:45
AA 6/15/1995 72 N143AA D10 ORD 16:55
AA 6/15/1995 8 N164AA D10 DFW 17:30
AA 6/15/1995 102 N137AA D10 DFW 18:50
AA 6/15/1995 161 N162AA D10 OGG 18:53
AA 6/15/1995 14 N162AA D10 LAX 22:00

AA 6/15/1996 162 N135AA D10 LAX 12:28
AA 6/15/1996 28 N133AA D10 SFO 13:15
AA 6/15/1996 5 N144AA D10 OGG 13:54
AA 6/15/1996 72 N137AA D10 ORD 16:50
AA 6/15/1996 8 N144AA D10 DFW 17:40
AA 6/15/1996 161 N147AA D10 OGG 18:55
AA 6/15/1996 102 N163AA D10 DFW 19:00
AA 6/15/1996 14 N147AA D10 LAX 21:55

AA 6/15/1997 162 N130AA D10 LAX 12:34
AA 6/15/1997 28 N133AA D10 SFO 13:15
AA 6/15/1997 5 N144AA D10 OGG 14:00
AA 6/15/1997 72 N163AA D10 ORD 16:45
AA 6/15/1997 8 N143AA D10 DFW 17:21
AA 6/15/1997 102 N144AA D10 DFW 18:54

AA 6/15/1998 162 N130AA D10 LAX 12:50
AA 6/15/1998 28 N131AA D10 SFO 13:20
AA 6/15/1998 5 N163AA D10 OGG 13:55
AA 6/15/1998 72 N164AA D10 ORD 16:42
AA 6/15/1998 8 N144AA D10 DFW 17:20
AA 6/15/1998 102 N163AA D10 DFW 18:52

AA 6/15/1999 162 N133AA D10 LAX 12:40
AA 6/15/1999 28 N135AA D10 SFO 13:10
AA 6/15/1999 72 N163AA D10 ORD 16:20
AA 6/15/1999 8 N143AA D10 DFW 17:20
AA 6/15/1999 102 N144AA D10 DFW 18:50

AA 6/15/2000 162 N133AA D10 LAX 13:00
AA 6/15/2000 28 N126AA D10 SFO 13:20
AA 6/15/2000 72 N143AA D10 ORD 16:20
AA 6/15/2000 8 N164AA D10 DFW 17:00
AA 6/15/2000 102 N163AA D10 DFW 18:55
AA 6/15/2000 298 N5DHAA 757 LAX 21:30
AA 6/15/2000 58 N5ECAA 757 SJC 22:40

AA 6/15/2001 162 N358AA 763 LAX 13:30
AA 6/15/2001 28 N393AA 763 SFO 14:40
AA 6/15/2001 72 N394AA 763 ORD 16:00
AA 6/15/2001 8 N392AA 763 DFW 16:55
AA 6/15/2001 102 N364AA 763 DFW 18:45
AA 6/15/2001 298 N357AA 763 LAX 21:25
AA 6/15/2001 58 N5EUAA 757 SJC 22:40

AA 6/15/2002 296 N5ERAA 757 SFO 12:30
AA 6/15/2002 28 N5FBAA 757 SFO 12:45
AA 6/15/2002 162 N394AA 763 LAX 13:20
AA 6/15/2002 284 N364AA 763 LAX 14:30
AA 6/15/2002 72 N395AA 763 ORD 16:00
AA 6/15/2002 8 N362AA 763 DFW 16:55
AA 6/15/2002 3002 N6TDAA 757 STL 17:27
AA 6/15/2002 102 N393AA 763 DFW 18:30
AA 6/15/2002 298 N5DHAA 757 LAX 21:25
AA 6/15/2002 252 N366AA 763 LAX 22:10
AA 6/15/2002 58 N5EDAA 757 SJC 22:34

AA 6/15/2003 162 N380AA 763 LAX 13:20
AA 6/15/2003 28 N5EWAA 757 SFO 13:25
AA 6/15/2003 284 N362AA 763 LAX 15:15
AA 6/15/2003 72 N377AA 763 ORD 16:35
AA 6/15/2003 8 N345AA 763 DFW 16:50
AA 6/15/2003 206 N388AA 763 STL 17:35
AA 6/15/2003 102 N371AA 763 DFW 18:45
AA 6/15/2003 298 N370AA 763 LAX 21:30
AA 6/15/2003 58 N5DJAA 757 SJC 22:34

AA 6/15/2004 266 N376AA 763 LAX 8:00
AA 6/15/2004 162 N5FAAA 757 LAX 12:20
AA 6/15/2004 28 N5ETAA 757 SFO 13:25
AA 6/15/2004 284 N390AA 763 LAX 14:50
AA 6/15/2004 72 N344AA 763 ORD 16:20
AA 6/15/2004 8 N379AA 763 DFW 16:50
AA 6/15/2004 102 N373AA 763 DFW 18:25
AA 6/15/2004 296 N368AA 763 ORD 18:50
AA 6/15/2004 298 N363AA 763 LAX 21:30
AA 6/15/2004 58 N5EDAA 757 SJC 22:35

AA 6/15/2005 270 N5DEAA 757 LAX 8:20
AA 6/15/2005 28 N5ESAA 757 SFO 12:30
AA 6/15/2005 162 N5EVAA 757 LAX 12:40
AA 6/15/2005 284 N366AA 763 LAX 14:35
AA 6/15/2005 72 N388AA 763 ORD 16:30
AA 6/15/2005 8 N351AA 763 DFW 16:55
AA 6/15/2005 102 N398AA 763 DFW 18:15
AA 6/15/2005 214 N370AA 763 DFW 20:30
AA 6/15/2005 298 N5DGAA 757 LAX 21:30
AA 6/15/2005 58 N5FCAA 757 SJC 22:30
AA 6/15/2005 256 N395AA 763 LAX 22:50

AA 6/15/2006 270 N5EUAA 757 LAX 8:00
AA 6/15/2006 28 N344AA 763 SFO 13:00
AA 6/15/2006 162 N387AA 763 LAX 13:25
AA 6/15/2006 284 N376AA 763 LAX 14:45
AA 6/15/2006 72 N362AA 763 ORD 16:35
AA 6/15/2006 8 N343AA 763 DFW 16:55
AA 6/15/2006 102 N361AA 763 DFW 18:35
AA 6/15/2006 298 N5FDAA 757 LAX 21:25

AA 6/15/2007 270 N5ERAA 757 LAX 7:30
AA 6/15/2007 28 N5DEAA 757 SFO 12:50
AA 6/15/2007 162 N5DGAA 757 LAX 13:05
AA 6/15/2007 284 N385AA 763 LAX 14:50
AA 6/15/2007 72 N343AA 763 ORD 16:05
AA 6/15/2007 8 N389AA 763 DFW 17:20
AA 6/15/2007 102 N344AA 763 DFW 19:25
AA 6/15/2007 298 N5ESAA 757 LAX 22:15

AA 6/15/2008 270 N5FCAA 757 LAX 7:10
AA 6/15/2008 162 N5DJAA 757 LAX 12:50
AA 6/15/2008 28 N5DKAA 757 SFO 12:55
AA 6/15/2008 72 N367AA 763 ORD 16:40
AA 6/15/2008 8 N374AA 763 DFW 17:30
AA 6/15/2008 102 N347AA 763 DFW 19:25
AA 6/15/2008 298 N5ECAA 757 LAX 21:20

AA 6/15/2009 270 N5FBAA 757 LAX 7:15
AA 6/15/2009 28 N5EDAA 757 SFO 12:40
AA 6/15/2009 162 N5FAAA 757 LAX 12:50
AA 6/15/2009 284 N5FDAA 757 LAX 14:40
AA 6/15/2009 8 N372AA 763 DFW 17:15
AA 6/15/2009 102 N352AA 763 DFW 19:30
AA 6/15/2009 298 N5DFAA 757 LAX 21:20

AA 6/15/2010 270 N5FDAA 757 LAX 7:15
AA 6/15/2010 162 N5ESAA 757 LAX 12:30
AA 6/15/2010 28 N362AA 763 SFO 13:00
AA 6/15/2010 284 N5DFAA 757 LAX 14:50
AA 6/15/2010 72 N369AA 763 ORD 16:00
AA 6/15/2010 8 N397AA 763 DFW 17:15
AA 6/15/2010 102 N351AA 763 DFW 19:30
AA 6/15/2010 298 N385AA 763 LAX 21:05

AA 6/15/2011 270 N5FCAA 757 LAX 7:15
AA 6/15/2011 162 N5DJAA 757 LAX 12:40
AA 6/15/2011 28 N5ESAA 757 SFO 12:50
AA 6/15/2011 72 N390AA 763 ORD 16:00
AA 6/15/2011 8 N366AA 763 DFW 16:55
AA 6/15/2011 102 N373AA 763 DFW 18:45
AA 6/15/2011 298 N5DKAA 757 LAX 20:45

AA 6/15/2012 270 N5FDAA 757 LAX 7:10
AA 6/15/2012 162 N5DHAA 757 LAX 12:30
AA 6/15/2012 284 N5DKAA 757 LAX 14:50
AA 6/15/2012 8 N373AA 763 DFW 17:00
AA 6/15/2012 72 N385AA 763 ORD 17:40
AA 6/15/2012 102 N363AA 763 DFW 20:10
AA 6/15/2012 298 N5EDAA 757 LAX 20:45

Here is the listing of AA's schedule in OGG, based on BTS data from 1995-2012 (using June 15th as a sample)
Code Date (MM/DD/YYYY) Flight Number Tail Number Aircraft Destination Airport Scheduled Departure Time
AA 6/15/1995 8 N164AA D10 HNL 15:25
AA 6/15/1995 14 N162AA D10 HNL 20:25

AA 6/15/1996 8 N144AA D10 HNL 15:33
AA 6/15/1996 14 N147AA D10 HNL 20:25

AA 6/15/1997 82 N144AA D10 HNL 15:31
AA 6/15/1997 14 N5DHAA 757 LAX 21:45

AA 6/15/1998 82 N163AA D10 HNL 15:27
AA 6/15/1998 14 N5DGAA 757 LAX 21:42

AA 6/15/1999 14 N5DFAA 757 LAX 21:40

AA 6/15/2000 14 N5EDAA 757 LAX 21:20

AA 6/15/2001 6 N395AA 763 DFW 17:10
AA 6/15/2001 14 N5DKAA 757 LAX 21:05
AA 6/15/2001 82 N5ECAA 757 SJC 22:55

AA 6/15/2002 254 N392AA 763 LAX 13:25
AA 6/15/2002 256 N5ECAA 757 LAX 15:02
AA 6/15/2002 6 N365AA 763 DFW 17:00
AA 6/15/2002 3008 N6TJAA 757 STL 17:35
AA 6/15/2002 14 N5FDAA 757 LAX 21:05
AA 6/15/2002 82 N5ETAA 757 SJC 22:57

AA 6/15/2003 254 N385AA 763 LAX 13:45
AA 6/15/2003 218 N359AA 763 ORD 16:35
AA 6/15/2003 6 N368AA 763 DFW 16:45
AA 6/15/2003 14 N5FCAA 757 LAX 21:05
AA 6/15/2003 82 N374AA 763 SJC 23:00

AA 6/15/2004 254 N5ECAA 757 LAX 13:20
AA 6/15/2004 218 N386AA 763 ORD 16:45
AA 6/15/2004 6 N354AA 763 DFW 16:49
AA 6/15/2004 232 N5EYAA 757 SFO 21:25
AA 6/15/2004 14 N5ESAA 757 LAX 22:25
AA 6/15/2004 82 N5ERAA 757 SJC 23:05

AA 6/15/2005 254 N372AA 763 LAX 13:15
AA 6/15/2005 294 N343AA 763 LAX 15:30
AA 6/15/2005 218 N390AA 763 ORD 16:28
AA 6/15/2005 6 N393AA 763 DFW 16:55
AA 6/15/2005 14 N5DEAA 757 LAX 22:00
AA 6/15/2005 82 N5ERAA 757 SJC 23:04
AA 6/15/2005 232 N5DJAA 757 SFO 23:05

AA 6/15/2006 254 N392AA 763 LAX 12:55
AA 6/15/2006 218 N355AA 763 ORD 16:30
AA 6/15/2006 6 N364AA 763 DFW 16:45
AA 6/15/2006 14 N5ETAA 757 LAX 22:20

AA 6/15/2007 254 N369AA 763 LAX 14:30
AA 6/15/2007 6 N371AA 763 DFW 16:45
AA 6/15/2007 14 N5DHAA 757 LAX 21:05

AA 6/15/2008 254 N5DGAA 757 LAX 14:15
AA 6/15/2008 6 N358AA 763 DFW 16:55
AA 6/15/2008 14 N5FCAA 757 LAX 21:20

AA 6/15/2009 254 N5DKAA 757 LAX 14:00
AA 6/15/2009 6 N375AA 763 DFW 16:55
AA 6/15/2009 14 N5DJAA 757 LAX 21:00

AA 6/15/2010 254 N5ECAA 757 LAX 12:55
AA 6/15/2010 6 N358AA 763 DFW 16:55
AA 6/15/2010 14 N5DKAA 757 LAX 21:05

AA 6/15/2011 254 N5DEAA 757 LAX 13:05
AA 6/15/2011 6 N345AA 763 DFW 16:50
AA 6/15/2011 14 N5FBAA 757 LAX 21:30

AA 6/15/2012 254 N5FCAA 757 LAX 13:10
AA 6/15/2012 6 N392AA 763 DFW 16:50
AA 6/15/2012 14 N5DEAA 757 LAX 21:40

Here is the listing of AA's schedule in KOA, based on BTS data from 1995-2012 (using June 15th as a sample)
Code Date (MM/DD/YYYY) Flight Number Tail Number Aircraft Destination Airport Scheduled Departure Time
AA 6/15/2002 246 N5DJAA 757 LAX 21:10

AA 6/15/2003 258 N5ECAA 757 LAX 14:55
AA 6/15/2003 246 N5ETAA 757 LAX 21:19

AA 6/15/2004 258 N5EUAA 757 LAX 14:37
AA 6/15/2004 246 N5DJAA 757 LAX 22:05

AA 6/15/2005 258 N5EXAA 757 LAX 13:45
AA 6/15/2005 246 N5EYAA 757 LAX 21:45

AA 6/15/2006 258 0 757 LAX 13:25
AA 6/15/2006 246 N5EUAA 757 LAX 22:00

AA 6/15/2007 246 N5EYAA 757 LAX 22:45

AA 6/15/2008 246 N5ERAA 757 LAX 21:35

AA 6/15/2009 246 N5FBAA 757 LAX 21:20

AA 6/15/2010 230 N5DGAA 757 LAX 14:25
AA 6/15/2010 246 N5FDAA 757 LAX 21:20

AA 6/15/2011 246 N5FCAA 757 LAX 21:35

AA 6/15/2012 246 N5DJAA 757 LAX 21:55

Here is the listing of AA's schedule in LIH, based on BTS data from 1995-2012 (using June 15th as a sample)
Code Date (MM/DD/YYYY) Flight Number Tail Number Aircraft Destination Airport Scheduled Departure Time
AA 6/15/2002 286 N5EVAA 757 LAX 21:19

AA 6/15/2003 286 N5DFAA 757 LAX 21:45

AA 6/15/2004 286 N5FAAA 757 LAX 21:59

AA 6/15/2005 186 N5FAAA 757 LAX 15:00
AA 6/15/2005 286 N5EWAA 757 LAX 21:15

AA 6/15/2006 186 N5EDAA 757 LAX 14:55
AA 6/15/2006 286 N5EVAA 757 LAX 22:15

AA 6/15/2007 286 N5ERAA 757 LAX 21:40

AA 6/15/2008 286 N5FBAA 757 LAX 21:10

AA 6/15/2009 286 N5ERAA 757 LAX 21:00

AA 6/15/2010 266 N5DHAA 757 LAX 14:15
AA 6/15/2010 286 N5DJAA 757 LAX 20:55

AA 6/15/2011 266 N5EDAA 757 LAX 14:40
AA 6/15/2011 286 N5ECAA 757 LAX 22:15

AA 6/15/2012 266 N5DFAA 757 LAX 13:25
AA 6/15/2012 286 N5FDAA 757 LAX 21:35


User currently offlineBoeingGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 2997 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 6466 times:

Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 1):
Not sure at what point AA launched SJC-HNL,

AA started SJC-HNL in 1999 IIRC. They started SJC-OGG in early 2001 (along with the short-lived SJC-MIA on the same day). Both were discontinued in Summer 2005 (right after discontinuing SJC-BOS and SJC-JFK). SJC-HNL/OGG were both always flown with 757s.

AA did SFO-OGG with a 757 for a short time in the early 2000s also.

Quoting JoePatroni707 (Reply 3):
I remember taking the SJCHNL flights several times (it was the non rev express) in First Class on the DC-10-10.

To the best of my knowledge, AA never used a DC-10 on SJC-HNL. It was always a 757 for the six years the route lasted (UA did a DC-10 SJC-HNL for a short time in the late 70s or early 80s though, rather than the normal DC-8).


User currently onlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7529 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6399 times:

Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 5):
AA started SJC-HNL in 1999 IIRC. They started SJC-OGG in early 2001 (along with the short-lived SJC-MIA on the same day). Both were discontinued in Summer 2005 (right after discontinuing SJC-BOS and SJC-JFK). SJC-HNL/OGG were both always flown with 757s.

Yeah, that pretty much aligns with the data I pulled.

SJC-HNL started in May 2000. Interesting, I couldn't remember if AA flew in the early/mid-90s, but yes it was only flown with a 757 from 2000-2005.
SJC-OGG operated with a 757 in 2001-2005

Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 5):
To the best of my knowledge, AA never used a DC-10 on SJC-HNL. It was always a 757 for the six years the route lasted (UA did a DC-10 SJC-HNL for a short time in the late 70s or early 80s though, rather than the normal DC-8).

AA never operated a scheduled DC-10 on SJC-HNL. By Summer 2000, the DC-10s were almost gone from the AA fleet with Hawaii routes being their last stand. The last DC-10 route was DFW-HNL until November 2000 when the last DC-10 was retired.


User currently offlineIrishAyes From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 2165 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 6322 times:

Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 6):
SJC-HNL started in May 2000.

Yup. I remember I was in SJC in December 2000 and I saw the AA FA's walking to the HNL flight dressed up in those special gowns they wore for the Hawaii flights. They also flew them when I flew AA123 (DFW-HNL) in December 1999 and AA8 (HNL-DFW) in January 2000. Do AA FA's still wear these special uniforms still on the Hawaii flights?



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User currently offline777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3571 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 6217 times:

Quoting IrishAyes (Reply 7):
Yup. I remember I was in SJC in December 2000 and I saw the AA FA's walking to the HNL flight dressed up in those special gowns they wore for the Hawaii flights. They also flew them when I flew AA123 (DFW-HNL) in December 1999 and AA8 (HNL-DFW) in January 2000. Do AA FA's still wear these special uniforms still on the Hawaii flights?

Some of them wear leis or kukui nut necklaces, but I haven't seen any sort of special uniform within the past three years or so on AA.

[Edited 2013-02-13 09:57:10]


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User currently offlinecommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11452 posts, RR: 61
Reply 9, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6192 times:

Quoting IrishAyes (Reply 7):
Yup. I remember I was in SJC in December 2000 and I saw the AA FA's walking to the HNL flight dressed up in those special gowns they wore for the Hawaii flights. They also flew them when I flew AA123 (DFW-HNL) in December 1999 and AA8 (HNL-DFW) in January 2000. Do AA FA's still wear these special uniforms still on the Hawaii flights?

Sadly, no. That used to be standard for all Hawaii flights, but I'm not sure if they issued those special Hawaii uniforms to all FAs at the FA bases that covered Hawaii (IDF, IOR, LAX-I, SFO-I), but they might have. I'm sure one of our resident AA FAs could clarify that.

I have many, many memories of flying to HNL from DFW, LAX and SFO on the DC10 with the FAs in those uniforms. That was always a nice touch on the Hawaii flights - definitely helped start a trip to Hawaii off nicely a few hours before you actually landed in the Islands.


User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2993 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6042 times:

I remember flying AA to Hawaii in 1989. We flew JFK-LAX-HNL-OGG on three different DC-10s. I remember on the HNL-OGG leg the crew gave me the flight routing map that they used to post on the cabin wall--it was from the aircraft's previous leg from ORD to HNL. I probably still have it stashed away somewhere! I definitely remember the Hawaiian FA uniforms, and I also seem to remember that there were cameras in the cockpit that they showed on the projectors during takeoff and landing--or am I crazy?

The following year we took UA, which also had Hawaiian uniforms. That trip included my one and only DC-8 flight, from OGG to SFO. On another trip a few years later, I took a UA tag from HNL to KOA on a DC-10 after missing a connection on AQ. Later I remember taking a number of trips via DFW, ATL and LAX to HNL on DL L-1011s, which were also a nice ride.

How things have changed!



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User currently offlinetimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6796 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5958 times:

Offhand guess: any DC-10 at OGG departed to the West Coast or, if it was destined beyond the coast, it first went to HNL. Longer nonstops out of OGG started with the 767. (There were nonstop DC-10s to OGG, starting early? 1980s.)

User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2993 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5675 times:

Quoting timz (Reply 11):
Offhand guess: any DC-10 at OGG departed to the West Coast or, if it was destined beyond the coast, it first went to HNL. Longer nonstops out of OGG started with the 767. (There were nonstop DC-10s to OGG, starting early? 1980s.)

I think you're right. My recollection is that even DC-10/L-1011 flights to the West Coast generally went via HNL in the late 80s/early 90s. Not sure if the runway was lengthened at some point or if it was just a matter of demand. The only nonstop flight out of OGG that I took in that period was the UA DC-8 to SFO.



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User currently onlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7529 posts, RR: 28
Reply 13, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5658 times:

Quoting timz (Reply 11):
Offhand guess: any DC-10 at OGG departed to the West Coast or, if it was destined beyond the coast, it first went to HNL. Longer nonstops out of OGG started with the 767. (There were nonstop DC-10s to OGG, starting early? 1980s.)

AA didn't start US Mainland-OGG routes until 1997, and that was LAX with the 757. AA started DFW-OGG-DFW in 2000/2001 when the converted a sub-fleet of 767-300s into a 2-class higher-density configuration specifically to replace the DC-10s that had been operating on the Hawaii routes.

Here is an older thread talking about OGG runway length:
OGG Airport Runway (by Cory6188 Feb 9 2004 in Civil Aviation)

The 767-300 was the aircraft the enabled OGG to have flights to the US Mainland beyond the West Coast.

NW started SEA-OGG-SEA with the DC-10-30 in 2004. When they switched to the 757-300 they routed the aircraft SEA-OGG-KOA-SEA.


User currently offline28L28L From Australia, joined Nov 2005, 459 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5535 times:

From March, 1990 until 31 Jan 1991 AA did operate SJC-HNL utilizing DC-10s.
Flights were AA755 SJC-HNL and AA278 HNL-SJC. As this service was very short lived, many don't remember it.
The SJC-HNL that began on 1 May 2000 and the SJC-OGG that began on 15 Dec 2000 were always scheduled with the 757-223ER, though an occasional 767 replacement.
Cheers.


User currently offlineIrishAyes From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 2165 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5322 times:

Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 13):
AA started DFW-OGG-DFW

I'm pretty sure AA also flew DFW-OGG sometime in the late 1990's. I used to be an avid listener of 1640/1680AM listening to AA Departures and Arrivals info, and Maui was often recited. It could have been a direct flight, via HNL, however.



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User currently offlinetimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6796 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3845 times:

Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 13):
AA didn't start US Mainland-OGG routes until 1997

I'll check, but pretty sure AA had a DC-10 nonstop DFW-OGG around 1986.


User currently offlineflyaadc10 From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 2 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3725 times:

I was an AAL CSM at ORD for a few years in the 2000's and seem to remember having a short lived flight (can't remember the flight number) on a 752 that I think was a true "circle-trip" flight. It was routed ORD-SJC-HNL-OGG-SJC-ORD.

I could be wrong, but I'm almost positive that was the routing and all under one flight number.

Anyone remember something like this?


User currently offlineBoeingGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 2997 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3617 times:

Quoting flyaadc10 (Reply 17):
I was an AAL CSM at ORD for a few years in the 2000's and seem to remember having a short lived flight (can't remember the flight number) on a 752 that I think was a true "circle-trip" flight. It was routed ORD-SJC-HNL-OGG-SJC-ORD.

I could be wrong, but I'm almost positive that was the routing and all under one flight number.

Anyone remember something like this?

Not that I know of, unless it was something they did at the very end when AA was discontinuing SJC-OGG/HNL. There were separate SJC-OGG and SJC-HNL flights. They were evening flights to Hawaii, and red-eyes back to SJC arriving around 6:00am.

Quoting 28L28L (Reply 14):
From March, 1990 until 31 Jan 1991 AA did operate SJC-HNL utilizing DC-10s.
Flights were AA755 SJC-HNL and AA278 HNL-SJC. As this service was very short lived, many don't remember it.

Yep, I didn't know about that. Thanks for passing that along. I thought the 757 started in 2000 was AA's first SJC-Hawaii flight.


User currently offlineRWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3126 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3190 times:

Quoting iFlyLOTs (Thread starter):
The way I remember that the flight went was (It was on AA as per the title) ORD-HNL aboard a DC-10. When we got to HNL they made us get off and I remember sitting in what seemed to be AA's section of the airport and there were three total DC-10s parked at the gates. I then remember getting onto another AA DC-10 and we flew on to OGG, and coming home was the same deal (OGG-HNL-ORD). Now am I being totally crazy when I think about this? Or was there ever an actual routing like this, an inter-island route that AA flew?

You are not crazy, I flew ATL-DFW-HNL-ORD-ATL in March 1993 when we took a vacation, that ended up being a house hunting trip, and by summer of that year we were living in HNL. We were both gold AAdvantage and took the Inter Island hop to OGG many times on AA on the DC10's for mileage runs or weekend vacations, average cost $88.00 r/t. There was several AA planes all around the end of the center concourse at HNL, from DFW, ORD, LAX & SFO, all connected to the flight to OGG. Both DL and UA also operated HNL-OGG flights in the 90's with the L10 or D10 respectively.



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User currently offline28L28L From Australia, joined Nov 2005, 459 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3172 times:

AA began nonstops from both DFW and LAX to OGG on 15 Dec 84. I believe that the OGG-DFW return required a stop at HNL.
These flights were discontinued when the double daily HNL-OGG connector DC-10 flights began in very early 1986.
DFW-OGG flights on the 767-323 resurfaced on 22 Nov 00.


User currently offlineiFlyLOTs From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 458 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3161 times:

Thank you to everyone for all the great info! Glad to see I'm not as crazy as I thought  


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User currently onlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24903 posts, RR: 22
Reply 22, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3120 times:

Quoting JoePatroni707 (Reply 3):
If you really want to go back in time, AA had 707's they flew a pretty good operation to the South Pacific and JFK, ORD and STL.

Pretty good? It was very unprofitable because AA had no rights then from the west coast to HNL then. Markets from JFK/ORD/STL were much smaller. That's why AA made a deal with Pan Am to drop their South Pacific routes in exchange for some of Pan Am's U.S.-Caribbean routes.


User currently offlinerjm717 From Australia, joined May 2000, 87 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3057 times:

Quoting 28L28L (Reply 14):
From March, 1990 until 31 Jan 1991 AA did operate SJC-HNL utilizing DC-10s

The flights were timed to offer through connecting service to the bay area from their SYD/AKL-HNL-DFW flights. I took the SYD-HNL-SJC option myself back in 1990. AA was trying hard to develop the Silicon Valley hub at the time.

Quoting JoePatroni707 (Reply 3):
I remember taking the SJCHNL flights several times (it was the non rev express)

Joe is right - the demand for flights to SJC was weak from the point of connections compared to SFO and they were easy to get on.

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User currently onlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7529 posts, RR: 28
Reply 24, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2872 times:

Quoting 28L28L (Reply 20):
AA began nonstops from both DFW and LAX to OGG on 15 Dec 84. I believe that the OGG-DFW return required a stop at HNL.

At that point, yes it had to stop in HNL on the return because OGG did not lengthen the runway until about 1988 or so.


25 timz : Offhand guess: OGG's longest runway has been 7000 or 6995 ft since the 1950s.
26 MakeMinesLAX : I never experienced this personally, but do recall seeing ads touting the cockpit camera
27 28L28L : Does anyone know when AA began operating LAX-OGG with the 757? I seem to recall that it was around late '96 or early '97. Cheers.
28 PSU.DTW.SCE : Looking at the actual data I posted above, it was operating by June 1997. I was not operating yet in June 1996, so your timeframe is right.
29 727tiger : My family flew AA from MCI to Hawaii over New Year's 1990-91. We flew out MCI-DFW-HON with the MCI-DFW leg on an MD-80 and the DFW-HON leg on a DC-10.
30 Post contains links Viscount724 : Very detailed state of Hawaii history of OGG airport. http://hawaii.gov/hawaiiaviation/haw...elds-airports/maui/kahului-airport Excerpts: The Superin
31 JoePatroni707 : I thought it was slightly later, mid 85-ish... but thanks The DC-10 always seemed to be wide wide open, non rev express. The 757 which started later
32 type-rated : AA had those cockpit view cameras for a long time. They had them on AA 191 in 1979. In fact I think that the survivors of the people killed in the ac
33 BoeingGuy : That's my understanding too of why they were discontinued in the USA (AF still has them, among others). It's a tragedy to lose a loved one, but it wi
34 JoePatroni707 : I think they would have seen it coming irregardless... They were discontinued due to cost of maintaining the system...
35 28L28L : I remember those DC-10 cockpit cameras lasting into '87 or '88. The second hand 10s that AA had picked up in the mid to late '80s weren't equipped wit
36 FoxBravo : Thanks for the responses. Yes, they were definitely around after 1979--I would have been too young to notice them in the 70s. I took trips on AA DC-1
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