Kind of surprised HNL-AUS isn't a redeye; it departs HNL at 1000 and arrives at AUS at 2210. The plane overnights and the return flight leaves AUS at 1000, so I would think a redeye that arrives between 0700-0900 would be better fleet utilization. Even during normal times, HA doesn't operate red-ey...Jump to post
HNL-AUS has long been in the planning stages. This was the worst kept secret at HA headquarters. I think we all knew this was coming. It was never HA's intention to compete with AA our of DFW or UA out of IAH but the AUS metropolitan area is huge and I think this will be another successful route for...Jump to post
they've been working without a contract for 3 years Wrong. They are not "without a contract", as you state. Nor has the contract "expired", as the OP stated. But I suspect the OP is simply copy and pasting from the emails the AFA has sent out. The fact is, contracts governed und...Jump to post
. As for discouraging ticketing by passengers for 2020, don't poop where you eat. You are putting words in my mouth. No where in my post have I discouraged anyone to purchase tickets on HA. I only suggested they monitor the situation. That is all. This is big news in Hawaii but probably not so much...Jump to post
The votes are in and the Hawaiian Airline's Flight Attendant's have spoken. They have overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike if terms for a new contract cannot be reached with HA Management. With 95.1% of eligible flight attendant's voting, 1881 voted in favor, and only 1 voted against. This was...Jump to post
Apparently similar to working “HOU -AUS” said someone in Dallas :rotfl: Better scenery though. :D Still don’t get the desire to travel to Hawaii when you have SJD no more than 3 hours from anywhere on the west coast. The locals don’t like tourists, what more reason does anyone need not to travel th...Jump to post
LAS is also served from GRU. Did this one ever actually start? I don't see it listed on the LAS or GRU wikipedia pages (and they're usually pretty accurate as far as which international airlines serve an airport), and I don't remember seeing it in schedules recently... Yes. I flew this flight in Fe...Jump to post
It's really sad to see the drastic reduction in nonstops to GIG from the US. Hopefully with visa requirements going away for US citizens soon, this will spur more demand for travel to GIG and more flights will be added. Hate to be the one saying this, but until Rio de Janeiro effectively tackles th...Jump to post
AA dropped DFW-GIG after its season ended and only lasted a couple of months I believe. Wasn't this the second time that DFW - GIG was tried? Yes. I used to take this flight on a regular basis as it was the best way for me to travel from GIG to HNL. The flight went away as a result of the Brazilian...Jump to post
AA was flying it year round from JFK, made it seasonal and now looks like it may have been dropped completely. DL also operates it from JFK seasonally (December 2019 to March 2020). JFK-GIG on AA is coming back Dec 18th. Will this be a permanent return or just seasonal for the NA winter? And what h...Jump to post
Correct me if I am wrong (and I'm sure someone will) but as I scan the different websites looking for nonstop flights from any airport in the USA to Rio De Janeiro, I can only find 3 daily flights now. UA from IAH DL from ATL AA from MIA Is this all that's left? What happened to DL and AA from JFK? ...Jump to post
Ok, so apparently some US airline once flew to Guam from the Continental US. I would be happy to edit the topic subject to get rid of the word "History" but unfortunately, I can't figure out how to do that. It doesn't take away from the fact that this is still an historic day for both Hawa...Jump to post
Yes another option to Australia/New Zealand from BOS! :) It's not remotely time-efficient. It's more than 2x the total travel time of the best BOS-SFO-AKL. It's 22 hours more than a Delta BOS-LAX-SYD. That's properly called 'not even trying.' While the Southwest bound flights from Boston to AUS/NZ ...Jump to post
Hawaiian Airlines is set to begin service today on it's newest route, HNL to BOS. At a distance of 5095 miles, it is the longest scheduled domestic US flight in the history of US aviation. HA Flight #90 will leave Honolulu today at 1:55pm and arrive in Boston at 5:50am the next day. Hawaiian has des...Jump to post
As of last night, the flight was showing 70 open seats so in theory, I shouldn’t have a problem being on standby but I used to have bad luck trying to nonrev on Varig’s nonstop from GRU-LAX back in the day as it was often weight restricted so I just wanted to make sure before I decide to go out of m...Jump to post
Does anyone here know if this flight is often weight restricted resulting in leaving either passengers or cargo/luggage behind in GRU? This flight is operated with a 767-300 and is scheduled at 13 hours and 15 minutes and the distance is 6,085 miles which seems close to this aircraft’s limitations. ...Jump to post
My condolences to HALFA and all the rest of the HA ohana on this horrible loss. Please know you’re all in my thoughts. Thanks go out to you and everyone else for your kind words of sympathy. His name was Emile and he was hired at HA in April of 1987. During the first gulf war, the US Military contr...Jump to post
This was indeed a very sad event for everyone involved. I have known him and worked with him for the past 32 years that he had been with HA as a FA and we are all grieving today. What has not been reported by the media is that he was the purser, or as we say at HA, the First Flight Attendant on boar...Jump to post
I think those are seasonal in the summer only. No, American operates throughout the year, Delta operates JFK-GIG but that is seasonal No, American is going seasonal on JFK-GIG from March 2019. If American is going "seasonal" from March, what exactly does that mean? Reduction in weekly fre...Jump to post
Scoot Airlines announced today that they will end service to HNL in June, 2019 after only one year of flying SIN-KIX-HNL. Poor demand was sighted as the reason. http://www.staradvertiser.com/2018/11/23/breaking-news/scoot-to-end-honolulu-flights/?fbclid=IwAR0SN7g1obMBvxm6zMKBL4GyAMwl04uc7UEBymry25dc...Jump to post
Awesome!! Glad to see Hawaiian coming back to the Boeing fold. I wonder though, what are the chances Hawaiian will keep the 2-4-2 seating on the 787? Slim to none I imagine. Our CEO is having a conference call as I write this. He just said that configurations for this aircraft have not been decided...Jump to post
Hawaiian Airlines has just announced it will be purchasing 10 787-900's with options for 10 more, to be delivered in the 1st quarter of 2021.
I can't wait to work on those planes!
https://newsroom.hawaiianairlines.com/r ... ines-fleet
Hi CaptainAce, You might get to find out how it was first hand if you want. 594 is in check in MJZ and will go back in service with Hawaiian soon. :) While I haven't seen any official announcement from HA management regarding this, I did find it odd that 594 is indeed being ferried to PAE today fro...Jump to post
. They also came out on top for the entire years statistics for on-time departures. https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2018/02/09/united-leads-list-time-u-s-airlines/324746002/ Ummm, no they didn't. According to the link that you provided, Hawaiian ended the full year 2017 ...Jump to post
LupineChemist wrote:Don't the authorities require international carriers to have a flight to NRT before starting HND service? I remember hearing that somewhere.
A dead body was found on the Reef Runway at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu on Saturday morning and surveillance video shows the man tumbling down the runway at the same time a Delta Airlines flight was taking off for Japan. The runway was closed for several hours disrupting f...Jump to post
Is not the AFA involved in discussions about staffing? Is minimum staffing called for in the contract by type? Curious. Nope. Aircraft staffing levels are not a negotiated item and are entirely at the discretion of the company. All aircraft staffing levels are negotiated with the AFA and HA Managem...Jump to post
At HA, it is not mandatory for flight attendants to count passengers. We haven't counted passengers in years!Jump to post
Our CEO said as recently as last week that HA is not looking at expanding to fortress hubs of the Big 3 so that pretty much rules out ORD, DEN, IAH, EWR, ATL, DFW, MSP, SLC and DTW. He has also stated repeatedly over the years that there are several cities on the East Coast that are on HA's radar. A...Jump to post
[quote= Do you know when they will be returning? Would love to see some more HA at FAT.[/quote] Yes, HA 752 will depart HNL on 12/24/17 at 2200 and arrive FAT at 0500 on Christmas morning. The aircraft will then ferry empty back to HNL at 0700 as HA 8753. You will only have a two hour window to see ...Jump to post
We are bringing the Fresno State football team to Hawaii for the Hawaii Bowl. It's an A330, Aircraft #393 and is scheduled to arrive in HNL at 1653 local time.
HA 446 apparently didn't have any issues last night. They did not divert and arrived in HNL ahead of schedule.Jump to post
Not really, fewer than DL & more than VX. Delta has more seats & smaller SpaceFlex lavatories than either HA or VX. HA: 189 seats: 16F @ 45-46”, 18MCS @ 36-37”, 128E @ 31-32”. 11 carts & 4 Lavs. DL: 192 seats: 20F @ 36”, 29MCS @ 34”, 143E @ 31”. 10.5 carts & 4 Lavs including Spacefl...Jump to post
Seems very tight. I assume the new lav config? I believe the newer, tiny lavs were vetoed and we are going with the regular sized lavs. There is one in F Class just forward of the 1L door, two mid cabin just forward of the 3L &R doors, and one in the aft cabin, just forward of 4R. The cabin wil...Jump to post
Interested if we'll see something like Oakland-Hilo. I think that could work really well 3x week or so. It will also be interesting in cases like PDX where some neighbor island flights will be added if eventually the 321 will be used to HNL. HA CEO Mark Dunkerley brought up this very subject last w...Jump to post
As I understand it, HA's LAS flight is an overnight flight to LAS, but a daytime return. You mean they pack "just enough" free blankets to get to Vegas, but try to be sure there are none available for the return flight? That must take a lot of careful planning by revenue management to be s...Jump to post
Are these blankets something special (ie, souvenir quality, with a unique airline-specific design or characteristic), worth US$12? Once purchased, can they be taken off the aircraft as souvenirs? Or is this a rental fee for the temporary use of the blankets onboard, which then must be returned? I h...Jump to post
Meh. Despite their longhauls, HA's still quite the regional carrier. IMO, QF's results are much more impressive, not to mention applicable to people on every (inhabited) continent. Almost similar for KL. That's an interesting post. I love QF. I have flown them on several occasions and I have nothin...Jump to post
According to CNN, Hawaiian Airlines is the world's most punctual carrier with more flights arriving and departing on time than any other carrier in the world. Tokyo's Haneda International Airport was listed as the airport having more flights arrive and depart on time. Congratulations HA! http://www....Jump to post
CONTACREW wrote:HALFA wrote:CONTACREW wrote:A majority of sub CO NTA are a big no.
What is sub CO NTA?
NTA - Newark Transatlantic (Newark intl fa base).
A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for both Hawaii and Maui counties with the first impacts already being felt on Hawaii Island. The storm has not deviated from it's present course and is expected to make a direct impact near Hilo on Saturday. At present, the storm is packing sustained winds o...Jump to post
[quote=" compared to Hawaii which nobody has seriously claimed needs to arrive a few hours earlier in order to be viable. .[/quote] The new daytime slot will open up all of Japan for Hawaiian. With an earlier arrival at HND, passengers will soon be able to make connections to multiple cities in...Jump to post
As far as KOA for HA probably way more of a risk then DL's MSP flight i just can't see them making any money on this flight im from kona and while we do see some japanese tourist here most connect in HNL I disagree. At Hawaiian's cost levels, and considering how big the O&D market is between Ja...Jump to post
It's a beautiful day in Hawaii! I'm sure it is. All the restaurants on Waikiki will be thrilled to get to serve not just lunch but also breakfast to the Japanese arrivals off the Hawaiian flight before they can check into their rooms. Given the dynamics of the route case up to this point, the outco...Jump to post
AA lost big by failing to secure DFW. HA won big by having 1x daytime 1x nighttime. And let's see how long MSP-NRT will last next to MSP-HND. I'm confused. I thought the day time slot was instead of the night time slot, not as well as the night time slot. Can somebody clarify please? Gemuser In a n...Jump to post