connector4you
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Aloha Opens Honolulu-Vancouver

Fri Apr 05, 2002 3:44 pm

Are you longing for a breath-taking and refreshing cruise to Alaska this spring? Not a problem anymore… just click underneath and find out more.


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CPAir 4 life
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RE: Aloha Opens Honolulu-Vancouver

Fri Apr 05, 2002 3:53 pm

I never expected Aloha to come here to Vancouver, very interesting......

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RE: Aloha Opens Honolulu-Vancouver

Fri Apr 05, 2002 5:31 pm

With winglets now available for the 737-700, you figure Aloha, with their long segment flights over the Pacifc would be the exact perfect fit for them. Any word if they will get them, or are their 73Gs not new enough to have the modifications built into the wings?

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connector4you
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RE: Aloha Opens Honolulu-Vancouver

Sat Apr 06, 2002 2:27 pm

I don't know about the winglets but the "First Class Menu" sounds like gourmet to me...mh...mh..mh

"Aloha's First Class service features Hawaii Regional Cuisine created by award-winning Master Chef Alan Wong. While most airlines have cut back on food service, Aloha continues to provide an enhanced level of service to all Coach Class passengers, including complimentary mai-tai cocktail, oshibori hot towel, free headsets and movie, a delicious meal with an Island flair, and fresh-baked cookies served with milk"

Quite rare to see these days anything but …the EVERLASTING (frozen chicken/beef)… THING

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RE: Aloha Opens Honolulu-Vancouver

Sat Apr 06, 2002 3:01 pm

Wow that sounds pretty nice!!

 
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RE: Aloha Opens Honolulu-Vancouver

Sat Apr 06, 2002 4:04 pm


what is the distance between the 2 cities? and is it very tight time for the -700 to do this run? ( as in the range is just enough or has slightly more than needed?)
 
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RE: Aloha Opens Honolulu-Vancouver

Thu Apr 18, 2002 5:50 am

Oh yeah, that's quite interesting that Aloha is coming to Vancouver. Of course, I will go out and take some good photos of this little modern jet.
 
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RE: Aloha Opens Honolulu-Vancouver

Thu Apr 18, 2002 7:30 am

Aloha's inflight service is excellent and they along with Hawaiian Airlines bring the Aloha Spirit to the mainland.

The Service on AQ will definitely be better then AC.
The Aloha F/A's will be much much friendlier then Ac
F/A's.

Stewart/ Ex Cp
 
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RE: Aloha Opens Honolulu-Vancouver

Thu Apr 18, 2002 7:36 am

-800's has no problem for YVR-HNL...

Air Pacific flies 738 between these 2 cities. May be it shouldn't be a problem.
 
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RE: Aloha Opens Honolulu-Vancouver

Thu Apr 18, 2002 12:52 pm

AQ has 737-700s and if it was going to be a problem they wouldn't be doing it.

Anyone know the schedule? Last time I checked it wasn't up on the website.


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RE: Aloha Opens Honolulu-Vancouver

Thu Apr 18, 2002 12:55 pm

Any chance of Aloha heading south to SYD or BNE?
 
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RE: Aloha Opens Honolulu-Vancouver

Thu Apr 18, 2002 1:31 pm

AQ won't be going that far (SYD or BNE). They're at the practical limit of the 737-700 with the six hour flight HNL - YVR. The 8+ hour flight to SYD is way beyond what they'll do.

Hawaiian is a possibility for those routes, but not for a while - until they get all their 767 up and running.

HAL
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RE: Aloha Opens Honolulu-Vancouver

Thu Apr 18, 2002 3:49 pm

I thought I heard something about HNL-ANC flights this summer using the 73G's, seems like that would be stretching it a bit but maybe it is actually less distance than HNL-YVR since ANC is farther west.
 
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RE: Aloha Opens Honolulu-Vancouver

Thu Apr 18, 2002 4:16 pm

That would be excellent HNL - ANC! Go Aloha if you do that! I would like to hear if that is going to happen.

-Dmitry
 
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RE: Aloha Opens Honolulu-Vancouver

Thu Apr 18, 2002 6:22 pm

Boeing has announced devt of a longer range 73GX. 73G with wing of the 738, a la BBJ, for airlines. Will have TA capability.

I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
 
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RE: Aloha Opens Honolulu-Vancouver

Thu Apr 18, 2002 11:47 pm

Yes, AQ will be doing one weekly ANC for Hawaii-Alaska Vacations because Hawaiian is already doing four per week and didn't have enough planes for the requested fifth trip.

HAL
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RE: Aloha Opens Honolulu-Vancouver

Fri Apr 19, 2002 3:08 am

HAL,
what type of planes are you guys using on the HNL-ANC route?
 
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RE: Aloha Opens Honolulu-Vancouver

Fri Apr 19, 2002 6:24 am

Didn't AS look into this and said no to their proposed ANC-HNL flight (i remember something about this)?
 
connector4you
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RE: Aloha Opens Honolulu-Vancouver

Fri Apr 19, 2002 12:26 pm

After getting hot and steamy on the Hawaian beaches for a couple of weeks, what better place to chill down a bit - other than Alaska - one would dream off?

Obviously Aloha is catering for the Alaskan Cruise-Ship Season at both ends Vancouver/Anchorage. There are rumors in Vancouver that the Cruise-Ship Season, that starts this year as early as April 29 (11 days to go) will see a significant capacity increase with the arrival of a new cruise-line.

The Norwegian Wind will be the first ship to head-up north this year, and Star Princess at 109,000-tons and 2,600 passengers, will be the largest cruise ship to ever visit Alaska. Holland America introduces, its New Amsterdam, a 780-foot, 61,000-ton ship that carries 1,380 passengers.

And get this … a planed Vancouver startup airline - MY Airways could soon start service to Honolulu using Boeing 757!

O boy is gettin' hot in here … if I could only save some money …

Cheers  Smokin cool
 
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RE: Aloha Opens Honolulu-Vancouver

Fri Apr 19, 2002 1:35 pm

We're using the DC-10-10 on the HNL - ANC route. It will probably be one of our last routes with that plane before we switch to the 767, due to our contractual requirements for number of seats available on our charter flights.

(All our ANC service is charter; we fly for Alaska-Hawaii Vacations).

HAL
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connector4you
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RE: Aloha Opens Honolulu-Vancouver

Sat Apr 20, 2002 12:20 pm

Does anyone knows how many DC-10-10 Aloha still operates? This is the only foto in Airliners.net database featuring an Aloha DC-10 tail in the background !


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Are there any B767 deliveries expected for Aloha this year ?

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RE: Aloha Opens Honolulu-Vancouver

Sat Apr 20, 2002 12:37 pm

Aloha does not operate DC-10s, and only operated them for a short period of time, if I recall correctly. Aloha also does not operate 767s and never has. Aloha's current fleet consists of 737-200s and 737-700s.

Hawaiian, however, operates both DC-10s and 767s.
 
connector4you
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RE: Aloha Opens Honolulu-Vancouver

Sat Apr 20, 2002 1:31 pm

Well… accordingly to HAL 's post above Aloha will operate direct charter flights this summer from Honolulu to Anchorage using DC-10-10 and later on B767!!

Very interesting , are they leasing those aircraft from Hawaian or from someone else than?

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RE: Aloha Opens Honolulu-Vancouver

Sat Apr 20, 2002 1:39 pm

Connector4you,

I believe HAL flies for Hawaiian Airlines.
 
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RE: Aloha Opens Honolulu-Vancouver

Sat Apr 20, 2002 1:45 pm

Aloha operated 1 DC-10-30 briefly in the 80's, under the 'Aloha Pacific' name. If memory serves, it operated HNL-Taipei, but I may be wrong.

The service was shortlived and the DC-10 left the fleet soon after.

I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
 
HAL
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RE: Aloha Opens Honolulu-Vancouver

Sun Apr 21, 2002 2:43 pm

To clarify matters;

I fly for Hawaiian. We fly up to four charters a week ANC - HNL using DC-10's. Since we don't have enough airplanes to cover what the travel company wants, they have contracted with Aloha to fly one additional flight per week during the summer using their 737-700's. That is the only plane Aloha flies long distance, and they are not planning on any other plane in their fleet other than the 737. What others have said before about their DC-10 is true - they had it for a very short time before giving it up about 10 or more years ago.

HAL
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RE: Aloha Opens Honolulu-Vancouver

Sun Apr 21, 2002 2:58 pm

Here is some more info on the AQ DC-10 venture

Launched in 1984, AQ leased 1 DC-10 from UA to fly to Japan (condition to govt approval) via Taipei and Guam. Pan Am stopped flying HNL-Guam at that point and AQ tried to take over their market share. CO cut fares by 1/3 on the HNL-Guam route. The Japan expansion never happened and six months later AQ dropped the route. They loss a total of $6 million, but got $3 back million from the disposal of the DC-10.

Parapharased from Bill Woods book "50 Years of Aloha"

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