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by KanaHawaii
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 212212

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

It seems to me that while the American carriers are suspending their routes (first to China, and now to Korea), the national airlines of those affected areas are still flying into the US. Yes, alibiet on a reduced schedule, with some of their services suspended. But the fact that the Asian country ...

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by KanaHawaii
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 212212

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

It seems to me that while the American carriers are suspending their routes (first to China, and now to Korea), the national airlines of those affected areas are still flying into the US. Yes, alibiet on a reduced schedule, with some of their services suspended. But the fact that the Asian country i...

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by KanaHawaii
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian most punctual airline - recipe?
Replies: 52
Views: 5728

Re: Hawaiian most punctual airline - recipe?

Hawaiian has a couple of things going for it, some of them mentioned in this post. However, there is one item not mentioned here and that is the Ohana operation. See, Hawaiian was smart because the Ohana operation, which is one which flies to the small secondary airports of Lanai and Molokai, are re...

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by KanaHawaii
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 54
Views: 6292

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2020

I see the Mauka Extension at the Interisland terminal is coming up, framing seems to be in place and construction is moving along. Has there been any change in the news that the whole facility is going to be used by Hawaiian? And is Hawaiian still going to be the only entity using the "A" ...

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by KanaHawaii
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 54
Views: 6292

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2020

Shoot ive paid over $100.00 just to go one way OGG-KOA wish we had a ferry system. We tried in 2007. And then there were protest. And now we dont. TIH Right now the way Hawaii society is, a ferry system probably won't be happening even though there are definite benefits for having one. I think the ...

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by KanaHawaii
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 54
Views: 6292

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2020

Are there any prospects for HA and WN to start 24 hour service between the Islands? When the ABC Store (think 7-Eleven) in Kona closes at 11PM you know there isn't much demand for 24-hour flying. A little surprised the demand is not there at least on the weekends. Depending on the season, I have fl...

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by KanaHawaii
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 54
Views: 6292

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2020

News came down today that Hawaiian Airlines is now using a A-320NEO on one flight a day between Honolulu and Kahului. From.Routes Online: Hawaiian Airlines earlier this month launched Airbus A321neo aircraft on Inter-Island market, operating on Kahului – Honolulu route. Since 07JAN20, the A321neo op...

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by KanaHawaii
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accusation: FAA acted improperly in approving WN Hawaii flying
Replies: 87
Views: 14743

Re: Accusation: FAA acted improperly in approving WN Hawaii flying

Or perhaps the facts outweigh the bluster? Again this is the WSJ in business since 1889. They have integrity and a reputation for quality reporting. WN has a reputation of FAA fines, cozy relationships that resulted in reassignment of inspectors, bending the rules and forgoing automation and advanc...

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by KanaHawaii
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accusation: FAA acted improperly in approving WN Hawaii flying
Replies: 87
Views: 14743

Re: Accusation: FAA acted improperly in approving WN Hawaii flying

Oustide of the fact that the article was paper thin on details, what bothers me is that the WSJ, I suspect, is basically making a soundbite out of a lecture when it comes to this subject, and calling that the entire picture. Until I see the report publically put out or otherwise made available, with...

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by KanaHawaii
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come UA doesn't fly EWR-TPE or AA/DL?
Replies: 5
Views: 678

Re: How come UA doesn't fly EWR-TPE or AA/DL?

The Taiwan-USA air market has been marked with a number of different factors throughout the years that kept American airlines from making a real go of any routes. First it was the ability of well to do Taiwanese to get visa's to the United States. With visa waivers in place, the Taiwanese airlines d...

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by KanaHawaii
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Hawaiian doing on HNL-BOS?
Replies: 42
Views: 9142

Re: How is Hawaiian doing on HNL-BOS?

The attraction of Hawaii in comparison to the Caribbean has to do with safety of the tourists. As many on the East Coast know, if you go to certain places in the islands there, you are literally living at the resort and not venturing outside to see anything. If your idea of a vacation is to stay at ...

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by KanaHawaii
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st A32x wearing the new UA livery spotted
Replies: 20
Views: 5495

Re: 1st A32x wearing the new UA livery spotted

So what is the nickname of this livery? "United Billboard"? No. It's Eiffel 65's "I'm Blue (Dabadee Dabadie)". Or just "blue on blue on blue." Or just "We gave Jeff a single blue crayon and told him to go to town." I'll take the third explanation. Best and si...

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by KanaHawaii
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA 777A Performance out of OGG question
Replies: 3
Views: 4717

Re: UA 777A Performance out of OGG question

In reading other forums about this very subject, the combination of temperature, being at sea level and the fact that the plane is pax heavy, but cargo light, answers the question. I can how that can be, most cargo does transit Honolulu and is flown out of HNL.

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by KanaHawaii
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st A32x wearing the new UA livery spotted
Replies: 20
Views: 5495

Re: 1st A32x wearing the new UA livery spotted

So what is the nickname of this livery? "United Billboard"?

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by KanaHawaii
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at Samaritan's Purse? Another DC8?
Replies: 11
Views: 3046

Re: What's going on at Samaritan's Purse? Another DC8?

My quick read of this is that they are buying the plane for spare parts and the engines. It is pretty well known that Delta is doing the same thing with the MD-90s, So you can imagine how hard it is to get parts for a DC-8 now.

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by KanaHawaii
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can second hand A330-200s replace B767s?
Replies: 14
Views: 4601

Re: Can second hand A330-200s replace B767s?

Of course second-hand A330s can replace 767s. Factory new A330s have been the biggest existential threat to 767s since the mid-90s. Loads of airlines replaced 767s with A330s. Just to mention a few: SAS - Replaced with A330-300 and A340-300 Delta - Partially replacing them with A330-300, A330-900 a...

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by KanaHawaii
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 214
Views: 34954

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

I think the changes coming about for HNL, when finally all completed, will not necessarily transform the airport,but make operations a bit better for the volume they are seeing. Recently I was traveling inter-island. Upon my return I noted that the taxi time from the runway to the gate at Hawaiian w...

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by KanaHawaii
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares
Replies: 46
Views: 7211

Re: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares

Customers of interisland travel here are finding out that Southwest is a real-deal operator. While the walk from the transpac ticket counter to the gates is kinda long, I think the customer here is seeing that a little bit of a walk gets them a boatload of savings going neighbor island. The other th...

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by KanaHawaii
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 361
Views: 83293

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

Delta, along with the other airlines that do one-stop in Asia connections to places like Hong Kong or Manila, are being put under severe pressure by Chinese carriers that perform the same service except they fly through Shanghai or Beijing. And to boot, the fact that Chinese carriers can do this one...

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by KanaHawaii
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AA DFW
Replies: 9
Views: 2872

Re: AA DFW

It seems that when a plane is early, or late, there is no gate. Only for those flights that come in on time - at least to my experience - that there is a gate. I am fully aware that gate space is at a premium and that planes need to get in and out on time for the next plane to come in.

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by KanaHawaii
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 27754

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

Well? Disney owns their own Cruise line.. So owning their OWN airline isn't really a stretch.. Who's the operator??? Well it is one thing to have a cruise ship industry that does not do the whole loyalty thing like the airlines have. But needless to say a Disney-only airline, to be successful, woul...

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by KanaHawaii
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lockheed pitched five ‘white tail’ L-1011-500s to TWA
Replies: 36
Views: 12618

Re: Lockheed pitched five ‘white tail’ L-1011-500s to TWA

So, I wonder if there was a side conversation about taking up the -500 in which TWA could have "traded in" their oldest L-1011-1's that were not modified to -15 specs as part of a down payment on the planes. I get it, Lockheed didn't want product on the tarmac at Ontario any longer and so ...

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by KanaHawaii
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW/ATL/IAH & Hawaiian Cities Nonstop
Replies: 48
Views: 7246

Re: DFW/ATL/IAH & Hawaiian Cities Nonstop

What allows AA to generate so much traffic from non West coast cities compared to UA or DL? AA has built up almost an omnipresence in Dallas over the years, with the flights from Hawaii easily connecting to just about anyplace going east of the continental divide to get you there by 12 noon or 1 p....

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by KanaHawaii
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW/ATL/IAH & Hawaiian Cities Nonstop
Replies: 48
Views: 7246

Re: DFW/ATL/IAH & Hawaiian Cities Nonstop

What allows AA to generate so much traffic from non West coast cities compared to UA or DL? AA has built up almost an omnipresence in Dallas over the years, with the flights from Hawaii easily connecting to just about anyplace going east of the continental divide to get you there by 12 noon or 1 p.m...

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by KanaHawaii
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaiian Residents Appear to Enjoy Having Southwest Competition
Replies: 38
Views: 6040

Re: Hawaiian Residents Appear to Enjoy Having Southwest Competition

I've never seen it either. Hawaiian's pricing is based on time of year, day of the week, time of day. You want to fly on peak times on Monday and Friday? You want to fly at peak times on a holiday weekend? You're going to pay more. What I have seen is when someone can't get the lowest price they co...

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by KanaHawaii
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays and American Trans Air
Replies: 21
Views: 3943

Re: Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays and American Trans Air

If I recall correctly, Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays was partnered up with ATA until the end of ATA in 2008. These days they don't do the partner up of a Vegas package with an exclusive plane to take you there. But Vacations Hawaii really filled in that gap with Omni's 767-200's from CO/UA being market...

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by KanaHawaii
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaiian Residents Appear to Enjoy Having Southwest Competition
Replies: 38
Views: 6040

Re: Hawaiian Residents Appear to Enjoy Having Southwest Competition

As a person who grew up around Aloha/Hawaiian/MidPac/Mahalo/go! and other entities that tried to start up interisland service in the state, I would say that the introduction of Southwest has been as much a relief for those who felt gouged on Hawaiian as much as curiosity as to how Southwest service ...

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by KanaHawaii
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/2/2019:3M Drops DAB-FLL;AA Adds DCA-AGS/ECP;DL Adds LGB-LAS;ET Suspends Routes?;WN Update
Replies: 56
Views: 9561

Re: OAG Changes 6/2/2019:3M Drops DAB-FLL;AA Adds DCA-AGS/ECP;DL Adds LGB-LAS;ET Suspends Routes?;WN Update

*CA HNL-PEK SEP 0.4>0[0.4] OCT 0.4>0.1[0.4

Does this mean that CA is not operating PEK/HNL in September, and once a week in October?

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by KanaHawaii
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal
Replies: 52
Views: 10060

Re: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal

In reading the article, it sounds like what is happening to Hawaiian is that they are being moved to the new MSC, which is a remote terminal that will be connected to the main terminal body by a transit or rail system (underneath I would assume) that would bring passengers to the baggage claim. If t...

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by KanaHawaii
Tue May 14, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New United Safety Video - Spiderman Theme
Replies: 49
Views: 5830

Re: New United Safety Video - Spiderman Theme

I think anyone criticizing these videos as being kitchy or cheesy, you might want to see how people are really behaving when things go bad on a plane. The Aeroflot disaster at Moscow is probably one of the most recent examples of where passengers didn't even care about the announcement of "leav...

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by KanaHawaii
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA82 and UA48 overfly Iranian airspace
Replies: 34
Views: 11156

Re: UA82 and UA48 overfly Iranian airspace

This was something I noted back in the late '80's when I was on a NWA flight from Tokyo to Bangkok. We overflew Vietnam, with the capt. even noting the overfly as part of the routing. I knew very well at that point that we didn't have diplomatic relations with Vietnam and therefore, found it odd. Bu...

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by KanaHawaii
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and the Philippines will it happen?
Replies: 57
Views: 7789

Re: AA and the Philippines will it happen?

As mentioned on this thread before, HA did make a effort to make inroads on the HNL-MNL run for a number of years. However, price pressure on the route really kept margins tight on that flight. It was one of the highlighted reasons HA withdrew from MNL a few years ago. I am also of the impression th...

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by KanaHawaii
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Airlines Branding
Replies: 29
Views: 5933

Re: Japan Airlines Branding

I think it was a good decision to bring back the crane, but the whole supporting brand identity has felt like a complete afterthought ever since. I was surprised at the terrible typeface they chose. "Clean and simple" is good, but that doesn't mean it also has to be "boring and unins...

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by KanaHawaii
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will A220 fly to Hawaii?
Replies: 38
Views: 8347

Re: Will A220 fly to Hawaii?

I think the answer to this question really depends on how Southwest's service to the islands works out. The big experiment in their new service to the islands is to implement the intra-Texas service model into the Hawaii operations, do the long-distance in to it's first airport in Hawaii, and then h...

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by KanaHawaii
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 821
Views: 154579

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

Put it another way, what other markets can AA/UA/HA put in for that make more sense? AA: DFW, PHL, ORD? UA: EWR, ORD, IAH, DEN, IAD? HA: OGG, KOA? It will be a long time before OGG ever gets international service to Asia. First off there is general opposition to extending the one long runway at OGG...

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by KanaHawaii
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 821
Views: 154579

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

Put it another way, what other markets can AA/UA/HA put in for that make more sense? AA: DFW, PHL, ORD? UA: EWR, ORD, IAH, DEN, IAD? HA: OGG, KOA? It will be a long time before OGG ever gets international service to Asia. First off there is general opposition to extending the one long runway at OGG...

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by KanaHawaii
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines 787-9 Usage and Future Fleet Plans
Replies: 59
Views: 11315

Re: Hawaiian Airlines 787-9 Usage and Future Fleet Plans

HA did fly to GUM & got clocked by the UA hub there. Honestly there isn’t that much O/D traffic HNL-GUM. I used to book for Straub clinics & they rotated Drs between Hawaii, Guam & the Philippines, but even the most on the road guy there went once a month, in business only too. Departed...

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by KanaHawaii
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines 787-9 Usage and Future Fleet Plans
Replies: 59
Views: 11315

Re: Hawaiian Airlines 787-9 Usage and Future Fleet Plans

The 787-9, and the number of firm orders for the plane, tells me that Hawaiian intends to do a 1 to 1 replacement of A330's with 787-9's. Here is how I see it: By the time Hawaiian receives its first 787 on property, the oldest A330 is going to be pushing 10-11 years old. Not to say that is old for ...

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by KanaHawaii
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines 787-9 Usage and Future Fleet Plans
Replies: 59
Views: 11315

Re: Hawaiian Airlines 787-9 Usage and Future Fleet Plans

I am shocked that HAL doesn't fly to Guam. It seems like something like that would be right in their wheelhouse. HAL's wheelhouse is taking people to/from/within Hawaii focussing on visitors and the local population. GUM doesn't exactly fit into that niche. To answer your original question... it's ...

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by KanaHawaii
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 51018

Re: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

rj777 wrote:
Looks like she's about 90 minutes away. I wonder if the local press will cover the arrival.


I would assume that there are cameras at the ready to focus on the landing. Reminds me of the landing of the Concorde in Honolulu in 1986. I am sure the ANA A380 may get as much coverage, also.

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by KanaHawaii
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 717 Saved Hawaiian and ended Aloha
Replies: 33
Views: 9810

Re: The 717 Saved Hawaiian and ended Aloha

Hawaiian maybe should have bought a few extra spares so they could of spread out the cycles more between more aircraft. They are now going to need to start thinking about a replacement within the next five years or so. :old: I'd bet the replacement for Hawaiian's 717s will be some of Delta's 717s (...

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by KanaHawaii
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 717 Saved Hawaiian and ended Aloha
Replies: 33
Views: 9810

Re: The 717 Saved Hawaiian and ended Aloha

So far no one has really spoken about the way Aloha was run, especially after 1986. That was the year the airline's owners - the Ching and Ing families - bought all the remaining shares in order to keep the airline out from being sold. It was one of the last big moves that Hung Wo Ching (the master ...

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by KanaHawaii
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 51018

Re: Southwest Proving Run to HI announced

Yes. This will be a “real run” and will land in HNL. The following day it will fly HNL-DAL. Both flights will be observed by the FAA. I am assuming of course that the plane will land at one of the west coast gateways between DAL and HNL. Or is it a non-stop. Considering it will be an empty plan ....

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by KanaHawaii
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 51018

Southwest Proving Run to HI announced

Aloha: News coming across the wires here today are saying that Southwest will be doing a ETOPS certification run to Hawaii on Feb. 5. Details seem basic from this article, which has been picked up by both local and other national news sources. Wonder if this is going to be a "real run" in ...

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by KanaHawaii
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Airlines plans to develop Manila into a gateway of Southeast Asia/South Asia toward North America
Replies: 50
Views: 9618

Re: Philippine Airlines plans to develop Manila into a gateway of Southeast Asia/South Asia toward North America

MNL is just adding to a list of onward-destination airports throughout the region. From the more traditional locations like Narita and Incheon, there are new developing locations like PVG, PEK and even HKG and TPE that will also be in that category for travellers, What will help differentiate MNL fr...

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by KanaHawaii
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Iran airlines need 500 planes, official mulls Sukhoi SSJ 100
Replies: 52
Views: 11196

Re: Iran planning to buy 500 Sukhoi Superjet 100

Sounds like a dogwhistle announcement to try and make something happen with the SuperJet. Truth be told, Iranians are highly suspicious of any Russian built plane and would rather fly on some old derelict western plane instead. Has to do with the amount of crashes Russian planes have had in Iran sin...

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by KanaHawaii
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787th 787 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 45
Views: 9296

Re: 787th 787 rolls out of final assembly

Interesting milestone. Did any of the other types get a special decal to mark their own number in deliveries? 777/767/757/747 etc. The 500th 747, a 200, was delivered to SAS and got special decals. The 1000th 747, a 400, was delivered to Singapore and got special decals. The 1500th 747, a 8, was de...

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by KanaHawaii
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air 747SP's getting scrapped
Replies: 53
Views: 20521

Re: Iran Air 747SP's getting scrapped

If in a hypothetical world we could somehow bring these birds back to life, one thing that would have to be done is to, literally, zero time out almost every component in the plane. While it can be said that the planes were flown, safely obviously as there were 4 new, and same 4 retired, to even thi...

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by KanaHawaii
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A333s
Replies: 100
Views: 18751

Re: American A333s

The issue of keeping the A333 and, instead, getting rid of the 767s could have a lot to do with the level of service that each plane gives for its passengers. Needless to say on this forum, but American Airlines has not exactly kept up with the level of service on the 767's as they have on the A332,...

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by KanaHawaii
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL return to HKG again?
Replies: 120
Views: 18198

Re: Will DL return to HKG again?

I think the real reasons behind this retrenchment of service by airlines to "Asia", which by the way also includes Hawaiian killing off their HNL-PEK service, is the fact that the Chinese national airlines (Air China, China Southern and China Eastern) are taking all the full-service airlin...

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