acvitale
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Honolulu- Get There Now Or Pay Cash!

Fri Dec 22, 2000 10:54 am

If you are planning on using FF miles to Hawaii take note

United - cancelled ORD-HNL
Delta - Cancelled ATL-HNL and DFW-HNL
Northwest - About to cancel LAX-HNL

Only TWA has increased service this year.

LAX-KOA
STL-OGG
and a second STL-HNL during peak.

In short if you have miles and want the trip fly now or pay cash on another carrier. (Unless you are a TWA FF member)
 
seven_fifty7
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RE: Honolulu- Get There Now Or Pay Cash!

Fri Dec 22, 2000 11:08 am

And also Continental is supposed to be downgrading to a 757 from LAX to HNL (or so I read in another post).

Question: What's with all this simultaneous reduction in service to Hawaii? Non-rev travel was already risky. Now it's going to be next to impossible!

Yield can't be that THAT bad. Or can it?
 
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Scooter
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RE: Honolulu- Get There Now Or Pay Cash!

Fri Dec 22, 2000 12:29 pm

NW dropping LAX-HNL???? Wow - I'll beleive that when I see it...
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acvitale
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RE: Honolulu- Get There Now Or Pay Cash!

Fri Dec 22, 2000 10:40 pm

I heard rumor of the CO moves but, had not seen the press release.

The big problem with HNL and Hawaii in general. Frequent Flyer award tickets. It is the #1 award destination. Airlines tend to be forcussing on revenue and really do not care about the FF awards.

Hence Hawaii is a disappearing market. You should have seen how many flights there were in the 70s and 80s. Many many more.

Al
 
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RE: Honolulu- Get There Now Or Pay Cash!

Fri Dec 22, 2000 11:49 pm

AA still has 2 flights a day DFW-HNL, 1 flight a day ORD-HNL, and at least 1 flight a day from LAX, SJC, and SFO to HNL. HP has at least 1 flight from PHX(?) to HNL.

I believe UA will eventually resume some sort of ORD-HNL service, and I also think DL will resume DFW-HNL service.

I thought DL still had ATL-DFW-HNL service. When did they drop it?

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nwa man
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RE: ACVitale

Sat Dec 23, 2000 12:57 am

Actually Al, NW has increased service to HNL this year by making MSP-HNL a year-round flight. The flight will operate with a 747-200 in the winter/fall months, and a DC-10 in the spring/summer months.

I'll say the same thing that Scooter said...I'll believe NW cutting LAX-HNL when I see it. Maybe they'll cut one of the flights, but I don't see Northwest dropping both daily flights like that. What's your source, AC?

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acvitale
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RE: Honolulu- Get There Now Or Pay Cash!

Sat Dec 23, 2000 1:42 am

Source was a corporate communication citing the need to reallocate the aircraft.

Al
 
FLY777UAL
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RE: Honolulu- Get There Now Or Pay Cash!

Sat Dec 23, 2000 4:30 am

Actually, UA is increasing service to Hawaii...not just TWA. Look for the third daily SFO-OGG flight to begin operations just as soon as ORD-HNL flies its last trip.

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mikephotos
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RE: Honolulu- Get There Now Or Pay Cash!

Sat Dec 23, 2000 4:37 am

Contrails,

AFAIK, HP doesn't service HNL. Not with their own aircraft, that is.

Michael
 
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RE: Honolulu- Get There Now Or Pay Cash!

Sat Dec 23, 2000 10:19 am

HP no longer serves Hawaii. DL DFW-HNL with a DC10 was cut come months ago. I remember reading a rather long FAQ to frequent fliers regarding the service reduction. I also however had not heard NW cutting LAX service.

All this reduction however, raises the question of whether paper airline TransPacific has a legitimate business plan: fly older DC10s from HNL to SEA, PDX, SFO, LAX, and SAN and couple cheap flights with hotel rooms in a package format. If they can keep their costs very low, well there will always be demand to get to Hawaii.

Lets see TW LAX-HNL/LIH soon!!
 
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RE: Honolulu- Get There Now Or Pay Cash!

Sat Dec 23, 2000 1:35 pm

A little heads up for Hawaii-

As of April 1, 2001, look for all 777 flights (with the exception of one SFO-HNL flight) to be replaced by 767-300's.

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ILUV767
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RE: Honolulu- Get There Now Or Pay Cash!

Sat Dec 23, 2000 3:28 pm

The move to swap the hawaii flights from a 777 to a 767 is a good move because people want frequency over capacity. Smaller planes more often is the way to go.
 
FLY777UAL
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RE: Honolulu- Get There Now Or Pay Cash!

Sat Dec 23, 2000 3:36 pm

The 777 for 767 swap would be good as far as frequency over capacity...but there are no additional flights...So much for that one...

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RE: Honolulu- Get There Now Or Pay Cash!

Sat Dec 23, 2000 3:46 pm

AA added service as well DFW-OGG along with 2 DFW-HNl a SJC-HNL and will add SJC-OGG along with all their regular flights