Ualisthebst From United States of America, joined May 2001, 79 posts, RR: 3 Posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1691 times:
As I'm sure many of you may know, UA no longer offers flight 43/44 (non-stop ORD-HNL/HNL-ORD). I believe this segment was discontinued for several reasons, one being that UA retired many of their DC-10-30's. I heard once that one of the reasons they got rid of 43/44 was something about not wanting to put a relief captain on a domestic run...is their any validity to this?? Does anyone know if UA is planning on starting this service up again? If so, is their an aircraft that they would use for this route. I would appreciate any information if possible.
BUFJets From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1655 times:
I can't help you with your questions about United. However, I can tell you AA still flies that route as flights 73/72 with 767-300's. I flew with them earlier this month on flights 73 and 72. It's nice to get to HNL without having to stop in CA.
United_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7482 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1539 times:
It was axed because of the pilot's union rules on 2 person flights on domestic routes. Because the -10 has 3 flight crew it was exempt . UA retired all thier DC-10's with UA44 HNL-ORD with N1857U DC-10-30CF. Second last was UA700 LAS-ORD with N1856U a -30CF also .
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