I don't know about 1985, but based on their schedule in 1986 you couldn't get from HKG to TPE to LAX via HNL - you could either go from HKG to LAX via TPE or from HKG to HNL via TPE and HND. The TPE-HND-HNL flight would have been on a 747-200B (or possibly a 747-100 in 1984), while the TPE-LAX segment would have definitely been on a 747SP - all their flights to the North American mainland in the 80s were on SPs. Your guess is as good as mine what aircraft was on the HKG-TPE segment; back then, just as it is today, there were a multitude of flights between the two cities with multiple aircraft types from 767s to A300s to 747s. If your ultimate destination was HNL, which would have left TPE at 2:15, you probably would have taken the 11:20 747SP flight from HKG to TPE arriving at 12:35. If, on the other hand, you went to LAX, you were probably on either the 1:45 or 2:00 flight out of HKG on an A300 since the non-stop LA flight left at 4:30 (arriving 3 hours before it left...). Actually, I remember flying on a CI 747SP back then - I remember garish seats and lukewarm drinks in waxy paper cups served by some very nice flight attendants. I think things have changed quite a bit since then. Hope that helps.