That noise that sounds like rain on a tin roof is actually thousands of Puget Sound residents slapping their foreheads. This has been making the rounds for decades. I came up here to go to college in the early 80s and they were talking about a second airport back then. But as now (as back then), the...Jump to post
I say eliminate the other 71 posts and go with HAL...thank you for answering everyone's comments, questions, speculations and dribble in one post... Let's not forget Moose135's great shots of what is obviously a beautiful paint job! Agreed - keep the photos! Funny thing was, we left FCO at night, f...Jump to post
I have a question about these flights. What sort of crew are on the aircraft for a flight of this duration (and also shorter). Is it just the pilots or are there flight attendants as well? I was the CA on the FCO-SEA ferry. We had 4 pilots and one mechanic onboard - no FAs. The mechanic was just hi...Jump to post
EstherLouise wrote:There's HA metal flying from SEA to MSP tonight with a DL crew.... so I see.
Is HA using 2 frames for this flight? only 5 minutes on the ground..........did i miss something? Airlines don't use a particular airframe strictly for one route. On this one, HA will probably use a plane that gets in from Asia around 10 or 11am, then fly to BOS, leave two hours later, and get to H...Jump to post
Ziyulu wrote:They better serve complimentary meals on such a long flight. If AA or UA does it, it will be Buy on Board.
A little more clarity now from the official HA news release. Five day-a-week service, with alk flights except Friday leaving BOS at 8:55am. Friday is at 8:00am. "Starting with the inaugural flight on April 4, HA90 will depart HNL every day but Tuesday and Wednesday at 1:45 p.m. and arrive at BO...Jump to post
Nothing from the company yet, but the BOS airport people are talking. https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/20 ... story.html
HA's LAX FA base is currently the only mainland crew base. There were pilot/FA bases in LAX, SFO and SEA starting around 1985 when the L-1011 began operation. I'm not sure when the FAs left SFO and SEA, but it would have been before I was hired there in the late 90s. The pilot bases stayed open unti...Jump to post
I struggle to realize how these would make sense for Hawaiian. I feel like sticking with the 338 is the way to go and if needed upgauge a few frames to the 339. One simple reason they make sense - range. HA wants to fly further than the 332 currently allows, and the 338 range simply doesn't match w...Jump to post
The devil is in the details. I'm based at HNL, and can see a lot of questions that would need answering. The Diamond Head extension means removal of the fuel tank farm. Where do the tanks go? It also takes out a majority of the employee parking, which is already a disaster. Where will everyone park?...Jump to post
From what I understand all the engines that are affected are the ones with the new 'final' fix for the bearing seal. It was this fix that has gone wrong. Now Pratt will have to re-do what was supposed to fix a previous problem. Hawaiian has one of its two delivered 321s affected by the AD. It's grou...Jump to post
Sooner787 wrote:Forgive me, I haven't been following the lead up to this mission.
So is Spaceman and the roadster on their way to Mars?
HA: 2x HND, 1x NRT.
Will Hawaii see Flights to Europe? I know HA is looking seriously at the idea. They're still working on a plan for the follow-on to the A330, and Europe is part of that plan. Whether they go with the 330NEO, the 350-900 or 787 remains to be seen. It will be a balance between additional longer-range...Jump to post
Thirdly, I wonder if this means we may see A330s removed from all west coast routes. If they choose to go exclusively to A321neos to the West Coast and add frequency, perhaps they will convert the A330-800 orders to more A321neos and make do with shuffling their existing A330-200 fleet. HA carries ...Jump to post
Officials are now saying it was likely a stowaway in the gear well. http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/3726 ... al-airport
Although I don't have a link I can post, since I'm a pilot based in HNL I have talked to a friend who was working the flight that made the initial call to the tower. He said they saw FOD on the edge of the runway, on the asphalt, inside the painted runway edge. They didn't identify it as a body, as ...Jump to post
A body was found on the reef runway in HNL today. As arrivals were landing to the west, all aircraft were switched to 26R, a very usual situation.
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/3726 ... al-airport
The fact that HA pilots are "OGG-certified" makes them attract job offers. :o :o OGG is currently a chaotic construction site. The 02/20 runway is being lengthened, and a SeaTac-style consolidated rental car building is under construction. Nothing major is being done inside the terminal, ...Jump to post
I would firstly like to apologise for the thread bumps, I have now learned my lesson. However, I would still like to ask the questions to the pilots. Again, a big international carrier and pilots off the A330, 757, 767, 777 and 787 Dreamliner/A350. Preferably Aer Lingus, but again, any major airlin...Jump to post
I wish UA would restart SAN and SNA (if better timed) to HNL. SAN is well within the range of the 739 and SNA could be flown with the reconfigured 73G. SNA administrators have been looking for an airline to restart Hawaii flights. 77H If SNA management wants Hawaii flights, they would do better to ...Jump to post
Going through my dad's old logbooks - and I mean VERY old - from United, I've found more two-letter codes I'm trying to decipher. This is from just after he was hired in 1937, flying the Boeing 247.
CG - Chicago
Thanks for any help on these.
I wouldn't be shocked if HA has SNA on the list of potential 321neo routes. As for ONT, it was flown in the past but with widebody equipment. Flying a 321neo to ONT could potentially help add capacity to the LAX market, without committing to LAX and its congestion. This won't happen at SNA. The 321...Jump to post
afcjets, when HA was awarded the second slot to HND the airline said the departures would be split between KOA and HNL. The runway at OGG is too short for a direct flight to HND, and there has never been a customs facility there either. And a lot more Japanese tourists go to HNL and KOA than go to O...Jump to post
What if a landing airplane "floats" a bit on landing, and therefore can't stop prior to the intersection? Would a go-around not be basically impossible at that point, or at least exceedingly dangerous? As an airline pilot, we know where the touchdown zone is, and if we're not 'wheels-down...Jump to post
Why not rotate them HNL-HND-KOA-HND-HNL and save the cycles? It's a combination of reasons stated above. The schedule out of KOA is for the evening slot into HND, so the departure needs to be around 5pm. The plane isn't allowed to sit long in HND so it turns and returns to the islands, arriving aro...Jump to post
Why does BA want the 338 (and previously the 358?), repeat after me: Range. Range. Range. That is the answer plain & simple. They want to go places the 332 and 763 can't. The 339 doesn't have as much range as the 338, and for those routes where that range isn't needed, the 339 costs more to oper...Jump to post
Last I heard, it was four planes in 2017, from July through October. So far I don't know of delays, it'll most likely be because of P&W's ramp-up issues with the GTF engine production. As far as capacity goes, speaking as one who has to commute from the west coast to work in HNL, the planes toda...Jump to post
Speed is not really relevant on short sector lengths, no passenger is going to notice an extra 5 minutes of flight time. Capacity and cargo do of course do matter to Hawaiian. Speed is important when you have multiple frequencies a day and the aircraft is always in the air. Indeed. Especially with ...Jump to post
I love seeing all the hacks here butt hurt about being wrong (as usual). Makes my damn day Makes mine too. I'm just surprised though at the level of hate aimed at HA here. I guess running the most successful of the original HND flights to a 'vacation destination' wasn't good enough. Unless everyone...Jump to post
It's a combination of a lot of things, but most importantly is better weather forecasting and analysis, so that flights are more often routed around areas of turbulence. Also better airborne weather radar helps planes avoid areas of bad weather and turbulence, and finally yes, planes do fly higher t...Jump to post
Repeat after me: "It's the engines and the weight. It's the engines and the weight. It's the engines and the weight...". That is what is going to decide what plane HA uses to replace the 717. First, the engines must be able to handle the high-stress - short-turnaround schedule the interisl...Jump to post
I know that the 333 can't make it, but shouldn't HA's 332's be able to do this route without any penalty? I was under the impression HA's 330's have a range of 6700nm which should be able to fly the 4839nm. Has other's have stated there isn't a market for this route. The published range for most ai...Jump to post
It's just outside the A330 range with a good payload, it would be a sensible A350 route. That is the problem for HA. There would be too many winter days where they would have to block seats or limit cargo to make it to HKG from HNL. It's not worth the effort for that route right now. I think it wou...Jump to post
Speaking at least for my airline, all the trips that operate 3 or more times per week have the crews lay over at the destination. That can mean trips of four or five days in duration, with only two legs. Less frequent trips however, are flown with a heavy crew that flies both the inbound and outboun...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/rbavfan" class="quote" target="_blank">rbavfan</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i>To bad they did not hold out for the A358 ...Jump to post
All you'd have to do is convince <acronym title="Hawaiian Airlines (USA)">HA</acronym> to fly <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Pearl Harbor-Hickam JB (Hickam AFB) (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym> - <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), U...Jump to post
NC13347. She's beautiful, and I've got a special place in my heart for her. My dad was hired at UAL in 1937 as a co-pilot on the 247, and has this plane in his logbooks. Almost 80 years later I'm a captain myself on an A330, and it's wonderful to see the connection across the years with the 247 stil...Jump to post
Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING that leaves the factory ramp is part of the contract for the purchase. If Southwest leaves with full tanks it's because the contract stipulated so, not because Boeing is 'being nice'. This isn't a car dealership. For <acronym title="Hawaiian Airlines (USA)">HA</acro...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/scbriml" class="quote" target="_blank">scbriml</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>But that's how it's always been for the bi...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/scbriml" class="quote" target="_blank">scbriml</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>Boeing is run purely for the benefit of its ...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/a380787" class="quote" target="_blank">a380787</a> (<a href="#78" class="quote">Reply 78</a>):<br/><i>I wish I understand the thought process be...Jump to post
Hawaiian considering <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Pearl Harbor-Hickam JB (Hickam AFB) (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym> - <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym>. If it happens, it's likely to start in 2017. <a href...Jump to post
The aircraft shown in the story is not a large passenger plane. It's the small, single seat 'low-sonic-boom' demonstrator test plane. NASA will use it to test sonic boom mitigation technology. Once they've shown that they can reduce the boom to a level that's acceptable to the general public, they'l...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PDPsol" class="quote" target="_blank">PDPsol</a> (<a href="#35" class="quote">Reply 35</a>):<br/><i>Well, it must be a right-sized capacity issu...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/roseflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">roseflyer</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>The A330-800 isn't good at anything. It ...Jump to post