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Mainland-to-Hawaii 727s?

Thu Jun 13, 2002 8:12 am

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?
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RE: Mainland-to-Hawaii 727s?

Thu Jun 13, 2002 8:35 am

Continental operated one from HNL-LAX at some point.
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RE: Mainland-to-Hawaii

Thu Jun 13, 2002 8:42 am

Any idea when? 60s? 70s? Not later than that, I assume?
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RE: Mainland-to-Hawaii 727s?

Thu Jun 13, 2002 10:27 am

MGM GRANDAIR also flew a B727-100 to HNL from LAX for a short time
in the early 90s. Continental Micronesia B727 used to operate HNL/LAX/HNL
when they were routed in for maintenance...
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RE: Mainland-to-Hawaii 727s?

Thu Jun 13, 2002 11:23 am

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.
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