socal
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LIH, What's The Largest Airliner That Lands There?

Wed Jun 29, 2005 5:39 am

Does anyone know what large airliner lands and takes off from this airport?
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commavia
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RE: LIH, What's The Largest Airliner That Lands There?

Wed Jun 29, 2005 5:40 am

On a scheduled basis, I believe it would be AA's 757s to LAX and UA's 757s to LAX and SFO.
 
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RE: LIH, Largest Airliner That Lands There?

Wed Jun 29, 2005 6:03 am

UA had a flight to LIH before they began flying the 757 to Hawaii-- might have been a DC-10. If not, then a DC-8-71; I'll check.

[Edited 2005-06-28 23:04:30]
 
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RE: LIH, What's The Largest Airliner That Lands There?

Wed Jun 29, 2005 8:28 am

NA and TZ also operate 757's into LIH as well
 
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RE: LIH, What's The Largest Airliner That Lands There?

Wed Jun 29, 2005 9:03 am

Some of these 752s stop @ HNL before returning to the mainland.

When airlines operated DC-10s to LIH, they had to come to HNL for fuel, before returning to the mainland.
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commavia
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RE: LIH, What's The Largest Airliner That Lands There?

Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:49 am

Quoting Bluewave 707 (Reply 4):
Some of these 752s stop @ HNL before returning to the mainland

Not the AA and UA flights. AA operates twice daily 757 service to LAX nonstop both directions, UA operates twice daily to SFO and daily to LAX with 757s nonstop both directions.
 
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RE: LIH, What's The Largest Airliner That Lands There?

Wed Jun 29, 2005 12:34 pm

Quoting Timz (Reply 2):
UA had a flight to LIH before they began flying the 757 to Hawaii-- might have been a DC-10.

That's right. UA 185: SFO-HNL-LIH using a DC-10. I flew it in Feb. 1990. UA discontinued LIH for a while, then reinstated it with a nonstop from SFO and LAX a few years ago.
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tundra767
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RE: LIH, What's The Largest Airliner That Lands There?

Thu Jun 30, 2005 1:07 am

I worked LAX-LIH-LAX on a 753 with TZ it was an equipment change.
 
TropicBird
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RE: LIH, What's The Largest Airliner That Lands There?

Thu Jun 30, 2005 1:28 am

The largest commercial aircraft that I have seen and flown on into LIH were UAL DC-10's (via HNL). The largest aircraft flown into LIH (that I have seen) were USAF C-5's used to support hurricane relief efforts in 1992.
 
timz
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RE: LIH, What's The Largest Airliner That Lands There?

Thu Jun 30, 2005 6:37 am

"When airlines operated DC-10s to LIH, they had to come to HNL for fuel, before returning to the mainland."

Maybe they did stop at HNL, but dunno whether they had to. Remember DC-10s flew nonstop to California off of Kona's 6500-ft runway.
 
socal
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RE: LIH, What's The Largest Airliner That Lands There?

Thu Jun 30, 2005 6:49 am

Wow, thanks guys for great info.........  Cool
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