JayinKitsap
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Hawaii Go!

Sat Jun 24, 2006 8:52 am

As I understand Go! just started out. Have they been in operation for several weeks out. My real question is should I book on them at $ 104 RT HNL to KOA Kona, Big Island or is it safer to spend 140 and go on either Hawaiian or Aloha. This is for July 13 & 14

Thanks for your opinions. It's for a quick hop over and back in the islands, I am already flying NW SEA to HNL for the week.
 
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RE: Hawaii Go!

Sat Jun 24, 2006 8:55 am

Safer? If you're worried about Go! shutting down within the next few weeks, I doubt it. So you're safe as far as that is concerned. If you want the cheaper ticket, go for Go! If you are looking for a bit more comfortable ride, go for HA. If you're looking to fly a 737 classic, then fly Aloha.  Smile
 
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RE: Hawaii Go!

Sat Jun 24, 2006 9:04 am

Go! is part of veteran regional carrier Mesa, so there should be no worries that Go! will shut down any time soon. However, Go! flies the CRJ-200 at present, so an HA 717 would be more comfortable. But on a 30 min flight, who cares that much about comfort over price?
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JayinKitsap
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RE: Hawaii Go!

Sat Jun 24, 2006 9:08 am

I didn't mean in a flight safety sense which I assume they are fine. What I meant was are the past the start up stage where there are a high # of delayed or cancelled flights. Just like it is best to let a new restaurant settle in before trying it.

I also wasn't taking the last flight out in the evening back. The next morning I have my return flight to the mainland.

I did realize they are a CRJ which is cozy. It couldn't be any worse than the 4 seater from Juneau to Skagway, those are small.

[Edited 2006-06-24 02:10:39]
 
hawaiian717
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RE: Hawaii Go!

Sat Jun 24, 2006 9:37 am

Have you checked Island Air? For your dates I'm seeing fares as low as $99.40 round trip between HNL and KOA.
 
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RE: Hawaii Go!

Sat Jun 24, 2006 10:11 am

I wouldn't support Go! on principal. Support a local carrier
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RE: Hawaii Go!

Sat Jun 24, 2006 10:29 am

Quoting Jetfuel (Reply 5):
I wouldn't support Go! on principal. Support a local carrier

Qantas, Virgin Blue, Jetstar and Australian Airlines don't provide domestic services in Hawaii.
 
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RE: Hawaii Go!

Sat Jun 24, 2006 11:12 am

Use Island Air bro, for a cool ride  Cool
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RE: Hawaii Go!

Sat Jun 24, 2006 5:47 pm

If you want better schedules, rather than just one or two daily departures, pick one of the established inter-island carriers.
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JayinKitsap
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RE: Hawaii Go!

Sun Jun 25, 2006 2:59 am

Quoting Hawaiian717 (Reply 4):
Have you checked Island Air?

Thanks for the tip. The flight HNL-KOA is actually via Hilo, probably great views of the mountains as it hops over the island.
 
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RE: Hawaii Go!

Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:41 am

For a cooler ride try Pacific Wings! Nothing like getting crammed in a Cessna Caravan! As for go! our departures are doubling due to another A/C coming online. Not that many delays pretty much on time. Nice ride and as stated earlier it is a thirty minute flight. The FA's can barely serve on these flights whats the difference?
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RE: Hawaii Go!

Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:56 am

Quoting Socal (Reply 7):
Use Island Air bro, for a cool ride

That's a great point - Island Air have Q400s, how can you go wrong with them (even if you miss out on a Q400, their other aircraft are still Dash 8s)!!
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RE: Hawaii Go!

Mon Jun 26, 2006 12:14 pm

Quoting Hawaiian717 (Reply 4):
Have you checked Island Air? For your dates I'm seeing fares as low as $99.40 round trip between HNL and KOA.

My in-laws flew Island Air a couple of months ago and found it to be a nice (cheap) alternative, especially considering they flew to Kapalua-Maui. I wouldn't count on a Q400 just yet as IIRC, only one has made its way out here. Their fares (as mentioned) are extremely competitive although the flight might take a couple of minutes longer than AQ, HA or go!. I haven't flown go! just yet but prefer HA to AQ, hands down.

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RE: Hawaii Go!

Mon Jun 26, 2006 12:33 pm

Quoting MesaMXORD (Reply 10):
For a cooler ride try Pacific Wings!

Out of principle, I can't recommend a company who prevents anyone from visiting their web site that is not using Internet Explorer for Windows. Worse, if you do go in with IE, it re-sizes your browser window to a tall, skinny size. Lame.
 
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RE: Hawaii Go!

Mon Jun 26, 2006 1:52 pm

Quoting Hawaiian717 (Reply 13):
Out of principle, I can't recommend a company who prevents anyone from visiting their web site that is not using Internet Explorer for Windows. Worse, if you do go in with IE, it re-sizes your browser window to a tall, skinny size. Lame.

Yeah, that is one good reason! Not.

Forget the RJs, go with HA and the 717...
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RE: Hawaii Go!

Mon Jun 26, 2006 1:57 pm

Just a dumb question that I could easily google, but hey now!

What is the longest GO! flight? Are the flight crews even getting full hour flights? How many trips do you think the inter-island flight crews for the airlines based in Hawaii fly a day? Oh man, I bet it is an interesting career.

[Edited 2006-06-26 06:58:59]
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RE: Hawaii Go!

Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:00 pm

Being part of Mesa, Go! will be around a while. Plus, if Mesa decides to pull the service, people will get at least relatively advanced notice, i guarantee.
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RE: Hawaii Go!

Mon Jun 26, 2006 5:28 pm

Quoting JayinKitsap (Reply 3):
It couldn't be any worse than the 4 seater from Juneau to Skagway, those are small.

I promise not to tell Benny Lingle you said that!  laughing 

How do you know about the Piper's from SGY to JNU?? Since I grew up in SGY I sm curious.
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RE: Hawaii Go!

Mon Jun 26, 2006 5:44 pm

Quoting ShowerOfSparks (Reply 6):

Qantas, Virgin Blue, Jetstar and Australian Airlines don't provide domestic services in Hawaii.

Not a local carrier of his country.....a Hawaiian airline.....
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MesaMXORD
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RE: Hawaii Go!

Tue Jun 27, 2006 3:01 am

Quoting F9Animal (Reply 15):
What is the longest GO! flight? Are the flight crews even getting full hour flights? How many trips do you think the inter-island flight crews for the airlines based in Hawaii fly a day? Oh man, I bet it is an interesting career

I think the longest ones I have seen in the logbook is around 37-42 minutes.

As for the crews I have no Idea how many legs but our A/C do about 15 legs a day.
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