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by boeingmd82
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 46109

Re: WN looking at A220

If Southwest wants to compete with Hawaiian in the inter-island market, they won't be able to use 737NG or MAXs. The 717 would eat the 737's lunch doing that type of work. A A220 sub fleet, only in Hawaii, with a maintenance base and pilot pool based there could be a threat if the engine can handle ...

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by boeingmd82
Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Heartbreak Of Hilo Airport
Replies: 33
Views: 14624

RE: The Heartbreak Of Hilo Airport

Hilo is actually a charming airport. The departure lounge is unique and special. There is not a lot of mainland traffic, but it is certainly bustling with activity. The largest air carrier is probably Blue Hawaii helicopters. The Hilo side of the Big Island offers the best air tours, arguably, in th...

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by boeingmd82
Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Beverage Service Method...Tray Vs. Cart
Replies: 40
Views: 11029

RE: WN Beverage Service Method...Tray Vs. Cart

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/luv2fly" class="quote" target="_blank">luv2fly</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>Sometimes it seems slower, but I know it isn...

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by boeingmd82
Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biman DC10 For Sale
Replies: 17
Views: 12739

RE: Biman DC10 For Sale

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bennett123" class="quote" target="_blank">bennett123</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>Two points remain unclear; 1. W...

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by boeingmd82
Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will The MAX Be A Less Safe Aircraft?
Replies: 128
Views: 20690

RE: Will The MAX Be A Less Safe Aircraft?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/martinair50" class="quote" target="_blank">martinair50</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i>I agree the 737 has proven itself ...

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by boeingmd82
Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biz Jets More Dangerous Than Commercial Aircraft?
Replies: 22
Views: 4463

RE: Biz Jets More Dangerous Than Commercial Aircraft?

I think the main issue with personal aviation breaks down to three problems. 1) Training, 2) Attitude and 3) Maintenance. The first thing I try to figure out when I take on a student is if this person is going to kill me or himself by climbing into an airplane. I've rejected many students after just...

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by boeingmd82
Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China Releases 747-8I Cabin Info+Fly To LAX
Replies: 37
Views: 14026

RE: Air China Releases 747-8I Cabin Info+Fly To LAX

Heavens I wanted to love the A380, but when you go by pure looks, the 747-8i has no competition.

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by boeingmd82
Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smallest Town In The US With Scheduled Service?
Replies: 44
Views: 12953

RE: Smallest Town In The US With Scheduled Service?

Lihue Kauai has only about 7,000 people that live there, but their airport sees 2M passengers per year. Hawaiian, Delta, United, Alaska, United and US Airways (among others) have regular service.

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by boeingmd82
Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bird Strike Cockpit Video
Replies: 1
Views: 2919

RE: Bird Strike Cockpit Video

This happened to me in 1999. I was flying a C172N back from PHNM to PHTO on a picnic day trip with mum. We were flying under an overcast layer VFR about 5500 ft mid channel between Maui and the Big Island when a bird just swooped down out of nowhere and ended our conversation about the jam mom was g...

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by boeingmd82
Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any New Info on Asiana Airlines Flight 214?
Replies: 8
Views: 4461

RE: Any New Info On Asiana Airlines Flight 214?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jetsetterusa" class="quote" target="_blank">jetsetterusa</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>You will still need to know how fa...

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by boeingmd82
Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian (HA) Signs MOU To Buy A321 NEO
Replies: 187
Views: 34491

RE: Hawaiian (HA) Signs MOU To Buy A321 NEO

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/BoeingGuy" class="quote" target="_blank">BoeingGuy</a> (<a href="#23" class="quote">Reply 23</a>):<br/><i>Does anybody know why <acronym title="...

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by boeingmd82
Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did Boeing Build The 727?
Replies: 100
Views: 29816

RE: Why Did Boeing Build The 727?

The 727 was also the first jetliner to feature a gas turbine auxiliary power unit. If I remember correctly it was installed in the center of the fuselage below deck and vented out through the starboard wing tip. I remember sitting on the ground in an American 727-200 and feeling the thing vibrate un...

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by boeingmd82
Wed Aug 22, 2007 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-80 Vs 737-800 Operating Costs
Replies: 64
Views: 30684

RE: MD-80 Vs 737-800 Operating Costs

1965 technology, that's hilarious. Wait, aluminum, isn't that 1825 technology?  old 

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by boeingmd82
Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Convair 880 "Lisa Marie"----
Replies: 21
Views: 7446

RE: Convair 880 "Lisa Marie"----

Really great video. I couldn't help but notice the unusual and complex door mechanism on that aircraft, pretty cool.

BMD82

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by boeingmd82
Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727 At Meigs Field!
Replies: 26
Views: 12877

RE: 727 At Meigs Field!

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by boeingmd82
Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No GE Nx For The XWB
Replies: 98
Views: 14681

RE: No GE Nx For The XWB

Well, as I understand it, the WXB has grown a bit since it was first pitched. Its possible that the GEnx is no longer suitable for the airliner anyway. I seriously doubt that the powerplant on the new Airbus will be THAT far ahead of what will be hanging from the 787, we're only talking 5 years betw...

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by boeingmd82
Fri Mar 16, 2007 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: True 757 And 762 Replacements
Replies: 43
Views: 4414

RE: True 757 And 762 Replacements

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by boeingmd82
Fri Mar 16, 2007 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: True 757 And 762 Replacements
Replies: 43
Views: 4414

RE: True 757 And 762 Replacements

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by boeingmd82
Thu Mar 24, 2005 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Fare According To Passenger Weight
Replies: 33
Views: 4687

RE: Air Fare According To Passenger Weight

Perhaps they should charge based on total cubic feet you take up. That way heavy guys who don't flow over into other's seats don't have to pay more. Heck they do that with packages on Fedex?

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by boeingmd82
Tue Nov 05, 2002 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Twin Engine DC10 In 80's
Replies: 22
Views: 6811

RE: Twin Engine DC10 In 80's

Was the engine technology available during the 80s to make a DC-10 twin viable? The A300 is smaller and lighter thus the engines of the time could carry the bird with no problem. The 777 is essentially a twin DC-10, but the engines were not available until the mid 90s to make it happen.

BMD82

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by boeingmd82
Sat Oct 26, 2002 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uncontrolled Airports With Jet Service
Replies: 5
Views: 2653

RE: Uncontrolled Airports With Jet Service

The Kona International Airport at Keahole on the Big Island of Hawaii receives B767s (AA,TWA), B757s(AA), B737s(AQ Cargo) after the tower closes at 10:00pm. There have been several times where I spoke directly to a 767 driver coordinating airport movements and departure / arrival info for my late C1...

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by boeingmd82
Fri Oct 25, 2002 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran To Lease 23 More 717s
Replies: 43
Views: 4395

RE: AirTran To Lease 23 More 717s

On the 717-300 issue. In reality, the 717-300 would not compete with the 737 if it was still optimized for high frequency, short haul routes. The 737NG is not a good plane for this type of work, the main reason Aloha does not use the plane for their inter-island network. The 717-300 and 737-700 coul...

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by boeingmd82
Sat Oct 05, 2002 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian/Aloha Anti-trust Exemption OK'd
Replies: 11
Views: 2365

RE: Hawaiian/Aloha Anti-trust Exemption OK'd

T-Prop, Do you realize that Island Air only has 4 Dash-8s with only 3 flying at any time and the fourth used as a spare? I'm not sure if Pacific Wings is the third largest, but they have more planes and serve more destinations than Island Air. Island Air is pretty much hobbled by it's association wi...

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by boeingmd82
Sat Oct 05, 2002 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports That Used To Have Widebodies
Replies: 39
Views: 3687

RE: Airports That Used To Have Widebodies

In the early eighties, when Hilo was being touted as "The Second Gateway to Hawaii", they received DC-10s and 747s from United and other carriers. Even the ill fated 747-122 N4713U was a frequent visitor.

BMD82

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by boeingmd82
Tue Oct 01, 2002 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oddball A/C Your Fav Airline Has Flown.
Replies: 85
Views: 5751

RE: Oddball A/C Your Fav Airline Has Flown.

Aloha has flown more interesting aircraft than the Boeing 737-200 and -700 fleet they currently have. Yes, they did fly B737-300s and -400s for a short while, but in their early days they operated DC-3s, F27s and Viscounts. Their first jet aircraft, surprisingly, was the BAC 1-11, not the B737-200. ...

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by boeingmd82
Sat Aug 17, 2002 12:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Whining Noise After Flap Deployment On 777
Replies: 4
Views: 3915

RE: Whining Noise After Flap Deployment On 777

You may be hearing the 777 fuel boost pumps that are required to be on during takeoff and approach / landing.

These pumps are particularly loud on the MD80/90/95(717).

Bmd82

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by boeingmd82
Tue Apr 23, 2002 5:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Behind The Jets
Replies: 16
Views: 3096

RE: Behind The Jets

A few years ago they held the state canoe racing championships in Hilo. Because of the huge amount of traffic for the days preceeding the race, Hawaiian was using DC-10s for inter-island work to Hilo. The approach to Runway 8 routes the aircraft right over Hilo Bayfront Beach where all the tents wer...

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by boeingmd82
Tue Apr 23, 2002 5:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Quietest Jet Engine Ever
Replies: 24
Views: 5085

RE: Quietest Jet Engine Ever

Almost missed my flight the other day because I was waiting in the Hawaiian lounge in Hilo and I didn't hear the 717 arrive at the gate just a few feet away! The BR715 gets my vote.

BMD82

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by boeingmd82
Sat Apr 20, 2002 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Airline Liveries Ever: Your Help Needed!
Replies: 34
Views: 3865

RE: Best Airline Liveries Ever: Your Help Needed!

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by boeingmd82
Fri Mar 01, 2002 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Flight Academy (formerly Sporty's Academy)
Replies: 6
Views: 2769

RE: Hawaii Flight Academy (formerly Sporty's Academy)

Hawaii Flight Academy is located at KOA, not HNL. Keahole-Kona is class Delta and is virtually always VFR. They have a fleet of C172s (and a sweet 1998 Skyhawk) and PA28s. They use a twin-Comanche for multi-engine training. I got my private and instrument ratings with them. They're pretty good, but ...

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by boeingmd82
Fri Feb 22, 2002 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Exactly Happened On A United 747 In 1991?
Replies: 19
Views: 3811

RE: What Exactly Happened On A United 747 In 1991?

Yes, that's right, FEB 24, 1989. I think it was flight 811.

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by boeingmd82
Fri Feb 22, 2002 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Exactly Happened On A United 747 In 1991?
Replies: 19
Views: 3811

RE: What Exactly Happened On A United 747 In 1991?

That was United's B747-122 N4713U, The cargo door malfunctioned, opened in flight and ripped a 15ft X 13 ft hole out of the fueslage, sucking 9 passengers out and 5 pairs of business class seats. Engines 3 and 4 failed, but the AC returned to Honolulu safely.

BMD82

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by boeingmd82
Thu Feb 21, 2002 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727 Conversion?
Replies: 3
Views: 987

RE: 727 Conversion?

Would it be cheaper? Let's see, You'd really need to compare the 727 with the A320 as they are pretty much designed for the same mission. You could re-engine a 727 for about 10-12m. That would make it stage III compliant and save you lots of fuel. BUT you still have three engines to maintain, and 3 ...

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by boeingmd82
Sat Feb 09, 2002 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many 717's Did TWA Have
Replies: 7
Views: 2719

RE: How Many 717's Did TWA Have

I wouldn't be surprised if Hawaiian was in there trying to get some of those ex-TWA birds too. Plans are to eliminate the entire Aloha 732/-700 fleet and replace them with 712s. There have been reports that 752s will also be added if the Hawaiian / Aloha deal goes through.

my2c

BMD82

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by boeingmd82
Wed Feb 06, 2002 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No Flights Direct ORD-SYD?
Replies: 18
Views: 2559

RE: Why No Flights Direct ORD-SYD?

Don't forget, by taking up cargo space for fuel tanks (ie. BBJ, ACJ) you loose all that valuable cargo space, which we all know, makes the airline more money than hauling people around.

BMD82

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by boeingmd82
Sat Jan 26, 2002 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian And Aloha New Name
Replies: 48
Views: 3155

RE: Hawaiian And Aloha New Name

I think it's a good idea to keep the "Hawaiian" brand name. I'd really hate to see Pualani go, though. The new Hawaiian scheme is so great!

I think it would look nice to have the bird of paradise shadowed on the tail with Pualani in the foreground, using the Aloha colors.

BMD82

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by boeingmd82
Sat Jan 12, 2002 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Both Women Pilots
Replies: 8
Views: 2600

RE: Both Women Pilots

Lots of times. Aloha and Hawaiian do it all the time. I think Hawaiian had the first all female flight crew ever. I've been on Girls only flights, with female flight crews and attendants, and flights with a female flight crew and all male attendants. Pretty cool if you ask me. just my 2C BMD82

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by boeingmd82
Sat Jan 12, 2002 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KAL 747-400 Near-crash Zig-zag Landing Video File.
Replies: 23
Views: 4996

RE: KAL 747-400 Near-crash Zig-zag Landing Video File.

I don't know about that. It may be a crosswind, but It doesn't look like a very stable approach.

Crabbing into the wind, then kicking it out with the rudder at the end like that is a pretty ballsy move in a 747-400, probably not very safe, or comfortable for the passengers.

BMD82

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by boeingmd82
Sat Jan 12, 2002 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All 737 Fleets?
Replies: 22
Views: 2663

RE: All 737 Fleets?

Aloha has an all 737 fleet. Sadly, I think we'll be bidding "Aloha" to those after the merger with Hawaiian. Hawaiian has an excellent strategy with the B717 for inter-island flights, probably the best/only aircraft for the job, and the B767-300 for International and Domestic flights to the US Mainl...

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by boeingmd82
Tue Jan 08, 2002 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Some A/c Better At Short Hops?
Replies: 4
Views: 2228

RE: Why Are Some A/c Better At Short Hops?

The 5 one hour trip example that you mentioned for Southwest, is perfectly suited for the B737NG, they may be short hops, but that's only 5 cycles (takeoffs and landings) per day. The B717 with it's BR715 engines can handle many more without tearing up the engines. Hawaiian works their B717s 10 or m...

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by boeingmd82
Sat Dec 29, 2001 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCO-EWR On Delta - Pax Pulls Birds Head Off.
Replies: 17
Views: 2724

RE: MCO-EWR On Delta - Pax Pulls Birds Head Off.

Oh Geez! That's SOOO bad!

BMD82

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by boeingmd82
Sat Dec 29, 2001 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Than 2 Aisles?
Replies: 7
Views: 1426

RE: More Than 2 Aisles?

Sorry, I was being a smart a$$, and not a very good one. I was counting the aisles on the upper decks of those Jumbos...

 Big grin

BMD82

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by boeingmd82
Sat Dec 29, 2001 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Than 2 Aisles?
Replies: 7
Views: 1426

RE: More Than 2 Aisles?

The B747 has three aisles, while the A380 has four.

BMD82

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by boeingmd82
Sat Dec 29, 2001 11:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Interesting DL 757-200
Replies: 17
Views: 3018

RE: Interesting DL 757-200

Is it possible that, that particular 57 was built as a freighter?, then converted to the passenger varient, thus no fresh air vents?

BMD82

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by boeingmd82
Sat Dec 29, 2001 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beverage Carts For Sale
Replies: 7
Views: 12187

Boeing 727-BED

Yes, he used some sort of transformer for house current. The lights work great. He used a B737-200 gasper fan for the fresh air vents, but he doesn't use them. They are way too loud for practical use, it's a cool conversation piece though! If you flick a switch, the O2 masks drop, but it's a pain to...

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by boeingmd82
Sat Dec 29, 2001 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beverage Carts For Sale
Replies: 7
Views: 12187

RE: Beverage Carts For Sale

This may be a little off base, but I have a friend who acquired some AA MD-80X seats and turned them into seats for his home theatre. He also built a bed that has some AC service units (B727) in the headboard with working reading lights and fresh air vents. The O2 masks are still packed inside! So I...

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by boeingmd82
Sat Dec 29, 2001 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spotters' Conundrum
Replies: 20
Views: 1155

RE: Spotters' Conundrum

I have a problem with B747-100/200/300s. Especially with JAL flying in those SUD 747-100/200s, it's easy to confuse those with 300s. The 100s and 200s are almost identical. You can't always just count the windows. With the almost total lack of Airbus aircraft in Hawaii, I sometimes (gasp!) get A300-...

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by boeingmd82
Thu Dec 20, 2001 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aloha And Hawaiian To Merge
Replies: 60
Views: 4578

RE: Aloha And Hawaiian To Merge

I actually do see the B737 staying in the Hawaiian fleet after the merger. If United or AA do not get into the inter-island business, we are going to see the need for aircraft larger than the 717 needed on heavy routes to OGG and LIH. Right now, if you look at the schedule, Hawaiian and Aloha have f...

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by boeingmd82
Wed Dec 19, 2001 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delayed Due To Stupidity!
Replies: 45
Views: 4549

MD-11 Geez, Give Him A Break

Well, technically if you count the APU, a Boeing MD-11 does have 4 engines....

BMD82

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by boeingmd82
Tue Dec 18, 2001 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delayed Due To Stupidity!
Replies: 45
Views: 4549

RE: Delayed Due To Stupidity!

I have to work on the Big Island (Hilo) a few days a week and one morning our flight was delayed for a stupid reason. After the Hawaiian's hard working 717s finish for the day, they go into maintenance. When the planes are ready the mechanics pull the planes back to the terminal to wait for the earl...

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