Timz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6970 posts, RR: 6 Posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1620 times:
Did the 727 ever fly scheduled passengers from the mainland to Hawaii?
I'm guessing not, though Davies mentions Trans International flying a 727-100 from Oakland to Hawaii-- on charters I assume. On another thread somebody said NW had one scheduled out of LA in the early 80s, but I checked either an OAG or an ABC or a Pocket Flight Guide or an NW timetable for
1979 July, October
1980 Jan Jun Jul Oct
1981 Jan Apr Jun Jul Sep Oct
1982 Feb Mar Jun Jul Sep Oct Dec
1983 May Jun Jul Dec
1984 Jan Feb Jul
1985 Jan Feb Mar Jul Oct Dec
and found no NW narrowbodies to Hawaii. Anybody find one in the gaps?
IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6403 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1518 times:
I've been receiving the OAG for over 30 years now and I've never seen a 727 scheduled mainland-Hawaii. I imagine that there were -100 charters but surely at a very light load.
Thirty years of OAGs. Do you have any idea how much space they take up. I still have them all. I can't read them anymore because I'm so far sighted in my right eye. I have to take them to work to have someone else read them to me. Of course I could get glasses. HA! Not until my brother does. I will not lose this bet.
Back on topic. No 727 has flown a scheduled mainland-Hawaii route. Ever.
I am glad I was around to fly before de-regulation.