As a child flying between the USA and Australia in the 80's, the trip would always involve a stop in Honolulu.
Of course with the advent of the 747-400 the HNL stopover was eliminated in favour of direct non-stop transpacific flights. And I assume that HNL might have been used as a stopover between the USA and cities in Asia.
Of course HNL hasn't suffered a similar fate as that of Gander, but I would assume that it lost quite a bit of traffic as a result.
So can anyone tell me what the effect of longer-range planes and its loss of mandatory trans-pacific stopover status has had on HNL?