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by FBWFTW
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Atlanta on jetBlue A320 & E190
Replies: 6
Views: 5508

Re: Atlanta on jetBlue A320 & E190

Great report. I usually sit in 5A/6A myself on the A320’s. How was it flying with COVID around? I had heard they weren’t doing as much services! I’ve flown on 329 a few times but never caught the flip side A320 named “my other ride is a jetBlue E190” That's the seat i sit in a lot. This flight was ...

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by FBWFTW
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Atlanta on jetBlue A320 & E190
Replies: 6
Views: 5508

Re: Atlanta on jetBlue A320 & E190

Great report. I usually sit in 5A/6A myself on the A320’s. How was it flying with COVID around? I had heard they weren’t doing as much services! I’ve flown on 329 a few times but never caught the flip side A320 named “my other ride is a jetBlue E190”

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by FBWFTW
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines and the Longest US Domestic Flight in F
Replies: 15
Views: 8716

Re: Hawaiian Airlines and the Longest US Domestic Flight in F

Nice Trip report. So, is the IFE system tablets that are handed out? Or are they in the seats? I have not flown Hawaiian in a very long time. The food looks amazing! I wonder how the service in coach was? Any idea how the IFE is done in coach? Are the screens on the seatbacks? Hey there, thanks for...

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by FBWFTW
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines and the Longest US Domestic Flight in F
Replies: 15
Views: 8716

Re: Hawaiian Airlines and the Longest US Domestic Flight in F

Lovely report. Always nice to read about Hawaiian. Their food looks amazing-certainly refreshing to see a proper starter than the generic leafy green salad mix legacy carriers put out. And finally, it was touching to read about your grandfather. My condolences. Thanks so much for taking the time to...

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by FBWFTW
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines and the Longest US Domestic Flight in F
Replies: 15
Views: 8716

Re: Hawaiian Airlines and the Longest US Domestic Flight in F

Nice Trip report. So, is the IFE system tablets that are handed out? Or are they in the seats? I have not flown Hawaiian in a very long time. The food looks amazing! I wonder how the service in coach was? Any idea how the IFE is done in coach? Are the screens on the seatbacks? Hey there, thanks for...

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by FBWFTW
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines and the Longest US Domestic Flight in F
Replies: 15
Views: 8716

Re: Hawaiian Airlines and the Longest US Domestic Flight in F

I just took this flight on March 9th. Couldn't believe that in 2020, they didn't have WIfi offered onboard. That was a long flight without! Fortuntely, the plane was only about 1/6 full and I got to stretch out and sleep across the open center seats. It's been decades since I remember a flight bein...

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by FBWFTW
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines and the Longest US Domestic Flight in F
Replies: 15
Views: 8716

Re: Hawaiian Airlines and the Longest US Domestic Flight in F

Fantastic trip report - at a time when no one should be travelling, I really felt like I went with you to Hawaii :smile: Really loved this line by the way! my reply was “yeah he’s gone, he just hopped on the first nonstop flight back to Hawai’i” Glad you liked it! Mahalo for taking the time to read...

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by FBWFTW
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines and the Longest US Domestic Flight in F
Replies: 15
Views: 8716

Re: Hawaiian Airlines and the Longest US Domestic Flight in F

Thanks for such a nice report - yes, let's look back and forwards to more positive times. Our family was planning a catchup in October, and HNL is halfway between SYD and BOS. Not that it will happen now (maybe), but it's a little easier for the BOS family flying domestic even though the flight tim...

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by FBWFTW
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1035
Views: 144848

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

Not sure if this has been mentioned already, but BOS-VIE on OS is gone from the entire schedule. In short, it won't even start. BOS has got some many new carriers over the last few years, no doubt some will fall and will consolidate in NYC. I’m certainly hoping HA isn’t on that list of consolidatin...

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by FBWFTW
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines and the Longest US Domestic Flight in F
Replies: 15
Views: 8716

Hawaiian Airlines and the Longest US Domestic Flight in F

Aloha A-Netters! In an attempt to spread a little good cheer, I’m gonna take a stab at my first trip report. So I’ve already edited up both a departure and arrival video for my trip with synced up ATC. Those will be linked below In addition, I’ve got plenty of pics and for the hardcore avgeeks, all ...

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by FBWFTW
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 256181

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

That's interesting news on MSG. Good choice for DY I guess. B6 network planning has some interesting/strange adjustments since he left. Did not understand why they let him go. I think some other members of the management team should’ve been turned over before MSG Upper management realized his talen...

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by FBWFTW
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 256181

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

E190s have tails N178JB to N375JB. There are no tails in the 400 range. A320s are 500-800s, and 321s are in 900s, both Mint and all Core. Maybe B6 is saving 400s for A220, so NEOs get a completely new tail numbering. Thanks for the quick analysis! I was curious on this. I wonder if when the 190’s b...

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by FBWFTW
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 256181

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

I see you’ve all got much more efficient data than my mere flightradar24 findings, but I’ve been noticing some capacity “right sizing” on BOS-PBI and a few other leisure routes lately, the flight has been 95% A320’s for as long as I can remember-but this February, they started using some E190’s for ...

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by FBWFTW
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 689
Views: 208144

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

I was just checking out B6/JBU’s delivery schedule and hoping someone could point me to whether their first A21N frame(s) are already on the line at XFW/BFM? I know their first neo delivery is set for sometime in 2019 but I figured someone here could help narrow it down for me. The B6 end of year vi...

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by FBWFTW
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian A330 HNL-FCO
Replies: 74
Views: 21018

Re: Hawaiian A330 HNL-FCO

LIPZ wrote:
Maybe due to the aircraft's maintenance at FCO?


I was thinking D Check or Lease Return. Delta callsign...

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by FBWFTW
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 138
Views: 21413

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

According to published visitor statistics, 1.353M people from the Eastern half of the ConUS disagree with you. Those numbers are through July '18 only and have already exceeded total visitors for 2017. I much prefer Hawaii to the Caribbean and I live outside of Boston. I go to the Caribbean nearly ...

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by FBWFTW
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 138
Views: 21413

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

I’m late to the party as usual lol (Cause I like to be on Island time ;) ) I’m beyond excited for this flight-living in BOS and having done BOS-JFK-HNL-JFK-BOS on HA four times, I’d like to offer an answer or two on some of the questions on the plane going tech/getting up early for a long flight etc...

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by FBWFTW
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 102678

Re: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI

All I know is if I'm going to Hawaii in a few years, I know I want to take a HA 787. Congrizats to Boeing. Why is that? I would much rather be on any Airbus widebody. (Let's keep Air Asia cruel's seating layout out of scope for this discussion). The only exceptions of Boeing widebody I am happy to ...

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by FBWFTW
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 102678

Re: It's Official, Hawaiian Chooses The 787-9's

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...

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by FBWFTW
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 102678

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

Do we need to remind Leeham that an aircraft sold from Washington state to Hawaiian isn't international commerce? I guess we do. I don't know why this is so funny to me...... :rotfl: To be fair, it is closer if it is from a “red” state like right to work South Carolina. Resist! It’s a Scabb’n Eight...

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by FBWFTW
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miracle on the Hudson, 9 years ago today
Replies: 8
Views: 1390

Re: Miracle on the Hudson, 9 years ago today

I happened to be there for that live and in person. It was the most surreal thing I’ve seen in 20+ years of working on the water. I remember racing up the river expecting a disaster and telling my crew to be prepared for the worst case scenario and boom-miracle. After the dust settled, I even got t...

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by FBWFTW
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miracle on the Hudson, 9 years ago today
Replies: 8
Views: 1390

Re: Miracle on the Hudson, 9 years ago today

I happened to be there for that live and in person. It was the most surreal thing I’ve seen in 20+ years of working on the water. I remember racing up the river expecting a disaster and telling my crew to be prepared for the worst case scenario and boom-miracle. After the dust settled, I even got to...

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by FBWFTW
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and FA Union
Replies: 77
Views: 10812

Re: JetBlue and FA Union

As someone who has seen first hand the dirty, underhanded LIES along with all the breaking of labor law that corporations do to keep their employees from forming unions, I’ll ask the naysayers-WHAT ARE THEY AFRAID OF? Oh right, they’re afraid of their employees having a VOICE which the B6 FA’s and ...

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by FBWFTW
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and FA Union
Replies: 77
Views: 10812

Re: JetBlue and FA Union

As someone who has seen first hand the dirty, underhanded LIES along with all the breaking of labor law that corporations do to keep their employees from forming unions, I’ll ask the naysayers-WHAT ARE THEY AFRAID OF? Oh right, they’re afraid of their employees having a VOICE which the B6 FA’s and g...

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by FBWFTW
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic A346 G-VRED Retired? A346 Retirement Date Set?
Replies: 11
Views: 5360

Re: Virgin Atlantic A346 G-VRED Retired? A346 Retirement Date Set?

Just was looking thru some VS flights now, this A/C departed Manila 5:24 ago for London presumably it shows on FR24 as G-VRED MNL-???

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by FBWFTW
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331251

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

N644UA and N660UA are in HKG and expected to be the first receiving Polaris as part of the 2 class conversion. There are 12 more 3 class 763s that should follow, but unclear at what pace. There are 21 763s already in 2 class configuration with sCO lie-flat style seats up front. I have no idea what ...

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by FBWFTW
Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331251

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

N644UA and N660UA are in HKG and expected to be the first receiving Polaris as part of the 2 class conversion. There are 12 more 3 class 763s that should follow, but unclear at what pace. There are 21 763s already in 2 class configuration with sCO lie-flat style seats up front. I have no idea what ...

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by FBWFTW
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 362
Views: 66760

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

So, you're saying you won't fly on this - simply because it's a 737? http://onemileatatime.img.boardingarea.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Copa-Business-Class.jpg Off topic answer I suppose, but: Yes, exactly that. Plus the chances of me flying Copa are slim to zero. Windows too low to see out very...

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by FBWFTW
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 362
Views: 66760

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

So, you're saying you won't fly on this - simply because it's a 737? http://onemileatatime.img.boardingarea.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Copa-Business-Class.jpg Off topic answer I suppose, but: Yes, exactly that. Plus the chances of me flying Copa are slim to zero. Windows too low to see out very...

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by FBWFTW
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 362
Views: 66760

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

I just flew two A320's this weekend. Neither was what I would call "comfortable" but it always depends on the airline. I'll give you that Dave. Dunno who you flew but I'm sure say an Indigo, American, United or Easyjet A320 isn't as comfy as a JetBlue or virgin America one. For the airlin...

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by FBWFTW
Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 362
Views: 66760

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

Couldn't resist this... IT LIVES. And I personally will avoid flying it (or any 737 for that matter) if at all possible. So, you're saying you won't fly on this - simply because it's a 737? http://onemileatatime.img.boardingarea.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Copa-Business-Class.jpg Off topic answe...

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by FBWFTW
Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 585
Views: 84654

Re: Another 797/MOM Article

John Leahy and his surrogates at Airbus want to convince the market that a bigger narrowbody is the only way to go because he has constraints and wants to continue to sell the A320neo family. His statements so far seem more based in anecdotes and emotions than sound engineering judgement, but that ...

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by FBWFTW
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 362
Views: 66760

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

Couldn't resist this...

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IT LIVES. And I personally will avoid flying it (or any 737 for that matter) if at all possible.

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by FBWFTW
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders
Replies: 264
Views: 75542

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders

From what evidence I can find, 737NGs and A320CEOs are selling for about $20million less per plane than they did 3 to 5 years ago. That is quite a bit of fuel (and a price I didn't expect to see). Get your popcorn, until Pratt and CFM have production of the new engines above a thousand per year (bo...

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by FBWFTW
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders
Replies: 264
Views: 75542

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders

It sure would have been something... Seems like a A321LR would make a lot more sense. Yea, I only said that because someone earlier in the thread had "sources" saying Jetblue was going to announce an A330neo order I fully believe B6 will order A332 or A338's at some point ONCE they begin ...

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by FBWFTW
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite US economy plus/premium economy product?
Replies: 2
Views: 806

Re: Favorite US economy plus/premium economy product?

Wow no replies? Strange. Anyhow, my FAVORITE "premium" economy product was the Delta standard economy product of the 1990's lol. 34" pitch, free snacks and food etc. Ahhh the good old days! For more current PY/Y+ I generally will fly B6 even more space cause the legroom is awesome, pl...

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by FBWFTW
Mon May 29, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA61 EWR-HNL Encountering Severe Turbulence
Replies: 24
Views: 7503

Re: UA61 EWR-HNL Encountering Severe Turbulence

More importantly on the Uber avgeek-ian front... Does anyone know when/why UA changed the EWR-HNL flight number from UA15 to UA61 (while leaving the return as UA14 for the time being) Also, how dare they! It's been flight 15 since the DC-10's flew it (maybe even -8's from waaaay back) Noticed the # ...

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by FBWFTW
Thu May 18, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever fly on the same plane twice?
Replies: 138
Views: 10447

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Yes four or five different times on three different airlines. Having difficulty finding some tail #s because of Flightdiary being purchased by Flightradar24. I suppose I can try the non mobile version. Aer Lingus B747-100 EI-ASJ "St Patrick" JFK-SNN and BOS-SNN~2/1992 & 4/1993 A330-300...

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by FBWFTW
Wed May 03, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Announces FLL-SLC, Additional BOS Flights
Replies: 25
Views: 4369

Re: B6 Announces FLL-SLC, Additional BOS Flights

Score! Extra PBI flight will give us more options to go see the snowbird section of the family in Delray.

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by FBWFTW
Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn't the 764 more successful on TATL flights?
Replies: 62
Views: 13596

Re: Why isn't the 764 more successful on TATL flights?

Delta uses them TA all the time from JFK Delta ordered the 764 as a replacement for the L10 (not L15) to use primarily on high density domestic US routes. IIRC it wasn't until several years later that they deployed them on TATL flights. Correct. It flew mostly Hawaii and Florida flights(maybe some ...

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by FBWFTW
Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Long-haul Y pax experience: Boeing 77Ws and 787s vs Airbus 350s and 330s.
Replies: 63
Views: 12754

Re: Long-haul Y pax experience: Boeing 77Ws and 787s vs Airbus 350s and 330s.

Comfort of the A330 is easily offset by it's reduction in speed vs. a 777. Especially westbound. Most US operators are flying at .78-.80 mach. The speed depends on the airline and their cost index. I've been on HA's A330'a (including their newest one at the time-N379HA) in Y+ (which is a regular se...

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by FBWFTW
Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaii advice
Replies: 22
Views: 2649

Re: Hawaii advice

DaveFly wrote:
You wouldn't happen to have your HA51/50 takeoff and landing videos up on YouTube would you?

Yes, in fact I do!

Thought that was you.... We've talked on YouTube before!

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by FBWFTW
Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines mulls European destinations
Replies: 95
Views: 13373

Re: Hawaiian Airlines mulls European destinations

F9Animal wrote:
But, HA still has so many places in the US it could still fly to, and I would think they are looking into mainland growth for now.

Will HA ever fly to London? Well, anything is possible I guess.


-BOS.... PLEASE let it be BOS....

Everything is ALWAYS possible.

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by FBWFTW
Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines mulls European destinations
Replies: 95
Views: 13373

Re: Hawaiian Airlines mulls European destinations

The Q3 earnings call just happened what has been said here about the unknown as yet capabilities of the A330-800NEO (whether it gets built or not) was actually mentioned in the call along with a few other juicy tidbits. I'll leave the link for the recent HA Q3 earnings call here and quote the releva...

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by FBWFTW
Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaii advice
Replies: 22
Views: 2649

Re: Hawaii advice

Great comments above. I am also visiting for the fourth time (within four years) very soon. I always go to Hawaii with at least one of my children. I've been to the four major islands. Each one spectacular in its own way. Oahu has some major tourist/historical attractions. Maui has the beautiful be...

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by FBWFTW
Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaii advice
Replies: 22
Views: 2649

Re: Hawaii advice

Hi TWA757. I would go BOS to ATL or SLC or LAX and pick up a A330-300 or 767ER to HNL on Delta or Delta to JFK, and then on Hawaiian A330-200 to HNL. I would recommend Oahu for your first Visit. For 1 week some of the other Islands get a little slow. At least on Oahu, you could go to the Arizona Me...

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by FBWFTW
Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaii advice
Replies: 22
Views: 2649

Re: Hawaii advice

Came across this thread a bit late and being from BOS, I wanted to toss in some advice for you. Thanks so much -- this is super helpful! I think I'm sold on flying HA! Really appreciate all the time you put in to respond. Hey man it's no sweat-anything for a fellow avgeek! If I was flying economy t...

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by FBWFTW
Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 406134

Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 11

Anyone know if/when VX is supposed to get their A320NEO order? I recall them being the US launch customer-but obviously now that's gonna be NK and Frontier. In addition is there a timeline/production list somewhere on the internet for AA/B6 and/or any other American operators? I'm looking forward t...

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by FBWFTW
Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 406134

Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 11

Anyone know if/when VX is supposed to get their A320NEO order? I recall them being the US launch customer-but obviously now that's gonna be NK and Frontier. In addition is there a timeline/production list somewhere on the internet for AA/B6 and/or any other American operators? I'm looking forward to...

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