The recent press release regarding AA's return to the SJC-HNL route prompted me to look up an older timetable. First of all, I was surprise to see that AA had served the SJC-HNL route in the past(with a DC10!). Since the Dec 15, '90 timetable, the airline's service to Hawaii seems to have really decreased. As of the end of 1990, the HNL routes were:
DFW: 3 flts DAILY
OGG: 2 flts DAILY
LAX: 2 flts DAILY plus an extra service on SAT
The OGG flights have been replaced by a nonstop LAX-OGG 757 daily. AKL/SYD flights have been replaced by QF codeshare service. DFW service has decreased to 2/day. LAX service is switching 1/2 flights to a 757 in December. All of the DFW, ORD, SFO, and 1 LAX flights will change to 767-300s next year. Doesn't AA see value in this tourist destination and the frequent flyers that it draws in? Anyone have comments/more info?