Max Q
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HKG-HNL?

Fri Nov 08, 2002 9:59 am

Anyone know if any airline has flown scheduled service between Hong Kong and Honolulu ?
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KL808
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RE: HKG-HNL?

Fri Nov 08, 2002 10:09 am

Maybe Cathay Pacific...
During the early days of the Jet Era, with their 707's...
they probably used this as a techinical stop on the way to the west coast of the United States.

not sure though...

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aa61hvy
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RE: HKG-HNL?

Fri Nov 08, 2002 10:26 am

that sounds about right KL808. i know they dont now. i cant imagine alot of chinese that live in hawaii.. alot of japanese, but not too many chinese
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RE: HKG-HNL?

Fri Nov 08, 2002 11:09 am

AA61hvy -

Just as an fyi, there are many Chinese people that reside in Hawai'i. Being from Honolulu, I can say this for a fact.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: HKG-HNL?

Fri Nov 08, 2002 11:47 am

SQ used to fly HKG - HNL direct service and continued to SFO in the 1980's, but now HNL is only history.

UA used to fly HKG - NRT - HNL with a same plane service but they re-scheldued as HKG - NRT - LAX nowadays, which means HNL has been dropped.

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RE: HKG-HNL?

Fri Nov 08, 2002 11:47 am



SQ used to operate flight SQ15/16 I think on a SIN/HKG/HNL/SFO
routing. The return flight went SFO/HNL/HKG/SIN This was flown
with the B747-300s. This flight along with one from LAX that flew
LAX/HNL/TPE/SIN would land within 30minutes of each other in HNL
around2-3am. When they got the B744s, they eliminated the stops
in HNL.
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RE: HKG-HNL?

Fri Nov 08, 2002 11:57 am



9V-SPK....you beat me by 30seconds...Great minds think alike..LOL
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RE: HKG-HNL?

Fri Nov 08, 2002 12:43 pm

SQ actually flew SIN-HKG-HNL-SFO and SIN-TPE-HNL-LAX with the Boeing 747-200 and DC-10 aircraft. This routing then progressed on to the Boeing 747-300, but due to winds en route to Singapore, the B743s had to make a technical stop at HNL, while having the range to fly HKG-SFO direct.

When the Boeing 747-400 aircraft came along, HNL was eliminated. I really would like to see SIA putting a 772ER from SIN-HKG/TPE-HNL sometime soon.

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RE: HKG-HNL?

Fri Nov 08, 2002 12:55 pm

United still flies HNL-NRT and back with a 747-400.
 
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RE: HKG-HNL?

Fri Nov 08, 2002 3:28 pm

GARUDAROD I was just in time! but yours was more detailed.

Yes UA1837 UA still flies HNL - NRT just that UA can't claim that it's a scheldued flight from Hong Kong comparing to before. But I guess that does not make much difference as I doubt much Hong Kong people would go to HNL for vacations anyways so that's why no HKG - HNL route lasted long.


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RE: HKG-HNL?

Fri Nov 08, 2002 4:14 pm

All my answers were taken!  Big grin  Smile

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RE: HKG-HNL?

Fri Nov 08, 2002 4:24 pm

Nobody goes direct, but HKG to MNL to HNL .. or HKG to NRT to HNL
 
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RE: HKG-HNL?

Fri Nov 08, 2002 6:07 pm

Cathay have never operated to HNL. Their first ever service to N. America was HKG-YVR (started in 1983 I think), flown non-stop both ways with several higher gross weight 742's in their fleet.

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aa61hvy
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RE: HKG-HNL?

Sat Nov 09, 2002 12:12 am

it sounds like hnl was mainly used for a re-fueling stop as opposed to a scheduled destination
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RE: HKG-HNL?

Sat Nov 09, 2002 1:05 am

B-HNL, 777-200 number 1, was delivered to CX through Honolulu. Note the appropriate registration!

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