Adair From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 97 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 596 times:
I am planing a trip to Los Angeles in April for a wedding I have to attend. Being in the area I have always wanted to travel to Hawaii. I have found a very reasonable price to Hawaii from Los Angeles on Hawaiian Airlines. The flight is on a DC-10. Can anyone give me any info on this airline ie. safety, service, etc.
Lahaina From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 255 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 520 times:
The service is quite good. HA is in the process of replacing DC-10 with 767-300 ERs. So your flight is subject to change to a 767-300. The service is usually very good. I find the crews much nicer than DL, UA, and AA. I think you will enjoy it.
Clipperhawaii From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2033 posts, RR: 13 Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 468 times:
I would like to correct Hawaiian717 as to the fact that not ONE person has ever died on Hawaiian(revenue or not). You will not find a more wonderful airline that has not only established the Worlds Safety Recrord, but has established a niche as Hawaii's home airline. Come to our islands and enjoy what this American Paradise has to offer.
Aloha! E komo mai!
HeederA380 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 165 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 457 times:
Adair -- interesting that you too found the great deals from LAX to HNL to be pretty hard to overlook! I'm flying in Feb. with the same deal. (For those of you wondering, I think it's something like $315 rount trip from LAX.)
It was also nice/intriguing to know of Hawaiian's plans to switch to 767s from DC-10s. -- thanks Lahaina.
Hawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3092 posts, RR: 8 Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 438 times:
I can't quite remember Hawaiian's safety record. I think I read something about they may have had a fatal incident with a DC-3 during a training flight, I can't remember and I don't have the book to check (try Kennedy's Hawaiian Air, I think it might have been described in there; I checked it out of the Hawaii Kai public library a few years ago).
Clipperhawaii From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2033 posts, RR: 13 Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 415 times:
Hey David, You are right! There was a training flight over at Port Allen, Kauai. They clipped a tree and landed but nothing that could not be rebuilt. Also, December 7th 1941, aircraft No.9 had bullet holes in it while it was parked at John Rodgers.
Over in ITO a Convair overran the runway with pax on board on a wet runway(imagine that). This accident was as close as HAL has come to destroying a aircraft with pax on board. There have been other ground incidents but lucky for HAL, no fatalities.
Take care David!
P.S. Try a caramel frappuccino, its better!
Hawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3092 posts, RR: 8 Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 410 times:
Yeah those incidents were the ones I was thinking of.
With regards to No.9, the version of the story I read was that the plane was taxiing when it was hit. And the second pass they hit the plane again, this time they hit the fire extinguisher, putting out the fire.
And the ironic bit to the story is that No.9 was later sold to a Japanese airline.
Will have to try the caramel one sometime, it's not like there's a shortage of Starbucks' in San Diego. :P