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UA: ORD-HNL

Sun Aug 05, 2001 6:13 am

Greetings:

Why did United Airlines terminate their Chicago - Honalulu route? This service ended when the DC-10s were retired. So, why not operate a 777 or 767-300? There seems to be allot of traffic between Chicago and Honalulu. I was on UA flight from ORD to SFO and almost the entire plane was continuing on to Honalulu. Why didn't they resume the non-stop service? ORD-HNL used to be United's signature flight, back when it was good ol' flight 1.

 
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RE: UA: ORD-HNL

Sun Aug 05, 2001 6:19 am

As has been stated before in this forum,it has not been restarted because of a few reasons:
1) UA's ALPA contract has limits on 2-crew domestic flying times,since HA is a US state,they are limited to only a certain amount of flying time.
2)Hawaii is a low-yeild market with alot of FF's cashing in thier miles.
3)UA wants o funnel people thru LA and SFO
So,someday they may revive it,but not soon.
Scott  Smile
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RE: UA: ORD-HNL

Sun Aug 05, 2001 12:19 pm

Rumor has it that it will be revived soon, and that it will be operated by an aircraft larger than the 767-300ER.

My guess is the 777.
 
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KonaB777

Tue Aug 07, 2001 1:53 am

Where did you hear this?!?