operated on alternate days with PDX
. As of this spring, it becomes a daily PDX
with no SAN
service. Why? I don't have a freakin' clue. From what I heard the loads were great out of SAN
. (Caution - Personal rant coming here). The marketing department at Hawaiian couldn't sell hot chocolate to an Eskimo, and wouldn't know a good deal if it bit them on the okole. (Hawaiian slang for....um.....use your imagination).
That's why we don't have the SFO
flight anymore - that went away in early 2003. The marketing people said "But do you know how much it costs to advertise in the bay area?" To which the pilot group shouted back "Do you know how much it costs to fly an empty plane back and forth each day because nobody knows we do it!?!?!?!?!" Therefore, the company cancelled the flight. Same goes for the LAX
flight, which we couldn't fill because most people didn't know we flew that route either.
I think I mentioned it in an earlier post, but the SYD
service is not a new plane. HA
cancelled the ONT
fight as of March 1st, and will use the extra plane on the second SEA
flight until May when the SEA
goes back to one plane and the extra one starts the SYD
It's all very frustrating to those of us who are on furlough. We know HA
can deliver a great product, and with more planes we could all be back at work. All that's standing in the way is a management (and especially the marketing department) that is TOTALLY clueless.
Enough for today's rant. Sorry. Just had enough of freezing my okole off here in Fairbanks Alaska. I'd rather be back at work flying to Hawaii.
One smooth landing is skill. Two in a row is luck. Three in a row and someone is lying.