Hawaiian Airlines management has just sent out an email to employees to alert us of the storm and it stated they have a team in place to monitor conditions and any possible alterations to our operations.
The latest forecast track has Flossie passing south of the Big Island, but local forecasters here in HNL
are saying that the Big Island will experience Hurricane force winds and torrential rain in the southern half of the island. Hilo (ITO
) will likely be the airport in Hawaii most likely affected by the hurricane. The storm is packing sustained winds of 125 miles per hour with higher gusts and is not expected to lose any intensity over the next 24 hours. It's projected closest proximity to land will be tomorrow afternoon.
Latest Flossie Advisories are here:
|Quoting HAL (Reply 1):|
. I'm flying our (HA) flight back from SYD tomorrow, and we're scheduled to arrive Wednesday morning, right when Flossie is supposed to be in the area.
I'm flying our HA
flight TO SYD
tomorrow, but it should still be well to the southeast of HNL
. You're right though, it should be right in your neighborhood on your approach into HNL
on Wednesday morning. I would imagine you'll have to make a more westerly approach. Wishing you a smooth trip!
HA J Class Lie flats, coming soon to a plane near you........