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by aloha73g
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to cut workforce by 35%
Replies: 51
Views: 11343

Re: Hawaiian to cut workforce by 35%

Let’s hope Hawaii tourism shrinks. The past few years have been out of control. This has been a great breather, and wakeup call on many levels. I for one would be VERY happy if tourism shrank 50%. Pretty much everyone I know feels this way. I don’t know how we get there, but I think it needs to happ...

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by aloha73g
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?
Replies: 85
Views: 10955

Re: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?

AQ’s routes from SNA to RNO, PHX, and SMF served a dual purpose. The main reason they existed was because SNA was AQ’s most profitable destination but they were limited on how many aircraft could park there overnight; hence the tags to other destinations (late departure from SNA, overnight elsewhere...

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by aloha73g
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA Safety Video
Replies: 18
Views: 3986

Re: New AA Safety Video

I quite like it, except the parts where you can see 5+ crew members with forced smiles (eg the safety card bit). That was quite awkward and a bit cringeworthy. Other parts with the whole group were cool IMHO, like the mass synchronized belt buckle and life vest portions.

-Aloha!

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by aloha73g
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines end Hawaii service later this week?
Replies: 55
Views: 14645

Re: Will airlines end Hawaii service later this week?

I noticed on seat maps that Delta has blocked the seats at the back of all their LAX-HNL flights... perhaps for cargo?
-Aloha!

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by aloha73g
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wamos MAD-HNL
Replies: 5
Views: 3441

Re: Wamos MAD-HNL

There is a disabled cruise ship docking at Honolulu Harbor. The cruise line is arranging for charter flights to get all of the passengers home.
-Aloha!

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by aloha73g
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: HA To Cancel most Longhaul Flying
Replies: 34
Views: 7047

Re: RUMOR - HA To Cancel All Mainland Flying

A quick check on their website shows the only bookable flight one week from today is HA10 HNL-LAX and its return flight, HA9. FYI, this is usually operated as a turn by the crew.

-Aloha!

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by aloha73g
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: HA To Cancel most Longhaul Flying
Replies: 34
Views: 7047

Re: RUMOR - HA To Cancel All Mainland Flying

I think you're going to see most Hawaii-US Mainland flights cancelled after Thursday. Who is going to fly here to be quarantined for 14 days??
-Aloha!

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by aloha73g
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Honolulu (HNL) & San Diego (SAN) Terminal Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1096

Re: Honolulu (HNL) & San Diego (SAN) Terminal Questions

One reason may be that in Hawai'i we do not really use North, South, East and West. All directions are generally given using Mauka (towards the Mountains) or Makai (towards the Ocean) as well as lots of reliance on landmarks ... particularly landmarks that are at the edge or point of an Island such ...

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by aloha73g
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian 787 Delivery Schedule
Replies: 15
Views: 4219

Re: Hawaiian 787 Delivery Schedule

Many of the 717 pilots are there by choice since they can be home every night... especially parents. When I was an F/A there were some very senior pilots who stayed interisland for that reason. Also, many senior F/As work the AM interisland pairings because they can pick the kids up from school, etc...

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by aloha73g
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Hawaii "win" vs. majors/HA partnering
Replies: 53
Views: 9539

Re: WN's Hawaii "win" vs. majors/HA partnering

One interesting aspect of the interisland flying is that it allows WN to have more crews and planes in the islands to help with service recovery when something goes wrong. They have a very limited amount of ETOPS 738s and keeping them in/near Hawai'i probably helps operational stability. They are no...

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by aloha73g
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA to launch OGG-LAS
Replies: 59
Views: 8295

Re: HA to launch OGG-LAS

I don't care where you live or what you did. In fact I think that's the problem. You have anecdotal experiences in play from a different market long ago. I have anecdotal thoughts too. I've been to Vegas many times. I've seen many ethnic groups. Hawaiian is one I don't remember seeing. But does tha...

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by aloha73g
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA to launch OGG-LAS
Replies: 59
Views: 8295

Re: HA to launch OGG-LAS

I lived in Hawaii for years, I was the lead agent at the largest locally owned travel company in the state of Hawaii. We had 13 offices over 4 Islands & were consistently the largest generator of revenue for both Aloha & Hawaiian Airlines for Hawaii POS. Both carriers served Las Vegas &...

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by aloha73g
Wed May 29, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Airline Ads
Replies: 59
Views: 4241

Re: Best Airline Ads

Some of my all time favorites... HA's "Sharing Aloha" from 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGAlHkmd8G4 AQ's "Spread A Little Aloha" from the 90's: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgLX_yH3Ihw AQ's "Friends of Aloha" from after they shut down in 2008: https://www.yo...

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by aloha73g
Thu May 16, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aloha Air Cargo Logo
Replies: 7
Views: 1852

Re: Aloha Air Cargo Logo

Aloha Air Cargo is owned by Aeko Kula, Inc. Aeko Kula translates as "Golden Eagle."

I think the logo is a very stylized eagle. I definitely don't see any relation to any of the old Aloha AIrlines logo(s).

Also, all of Aloha Airlines trademarks are owned by Hawaiian Airlines.

-Aloha!

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by aloha73g
Sun May 12, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 14760

Re: WN announces service to ITO

1. WN announced interisland service--4 daily roundtrips to HNL--not daily service to every city in California. Source? Has WN specifically/publicly stated this regarding ITO service? From today's Honolulu Star-Advertiser. https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/05/12/hawaii-news/southwest-to-add-honolu...

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by aloha73g
Sun May 12, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 14760

Re: WN announces service to ITO

1. WN announced interisland service--4 daily roundtrips to HNL--not daily service to every city in California. 2. LIH flights will start before ITO; LIH was announced months ago. 3. Hilo does have hotels. 2 of them are pretty big, but its nothing compared to Kona and we like it that way. 4. AQ and H...

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by aloha73g
Fri May 10, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't Delta fly International out of DFW?
Replies: 69
Views: 9668

Re: Why didn't Delta fly International out of DFW?

Delta relied heavily on the TriStar back in the days of the DFW hub. Did the plane have the legs to fly trans-atlantic from DFW? Delta definitely flew ATL-DFW-HNL in addition to the ATL-HNL nonstop--both on TriStars. While not international, the distance is comparable. I think HNL-DFW continued on ...

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by aloha73g
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: U.S. Airline F/A Bases
Replies: 24
Views: 4722

Re: U.S. Airline F/A Bases

Hawaiian’s F/A bases are HNL and LAX.

Crew members who live on Maui (OGG), Kaua‘i (LIH) and Hawai‘i (KOA) can skip the deadhead to/from HNL and start and end their trips on a neighbor island ... BUT those F/A’s are all based at HNL.

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by aloha73g
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do liveries get their names?
Replies: 16
Views: 2539

Re: How do liveries get their names?

Aloha’s Funbird livery had “FUNBIRD” painted on the engines and all of their marketing at the time referenced the “Funbirds of Aloha.”

-Aloha!

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by aloha73g
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority
Replies: 195
Views: 23364

Re: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority

This was a problem when I worked at HA 12 years ago. A particular F/A near the top of the seniority list would bid for very desirable trips every month (turns which only required you to work less than 10 days a months to be "full time") and every month they would trade their entire schedul...

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by aloha73g
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaiian A330 North American Routes
Replies: 12
Views: 1767

Re: Hawaiian A330 North American Routes

Does Hawaiian have fleet capacity to upguage 717s to Widebodies at high demand hours? Sure seems with the Airbus fleet commonality it seems it would be simple to utilize a depreciated short range widebody Airbus infrequently to compliment the narrow bodies and keep fares low upon their inter-island...

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by aloha73g
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 45226

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

They’ve added (added back in some cases) a tremendous number of flights with 30-35 minutes above 10,000 feet in the past few years. They can get the full drink service done that quickly if the flight length requries it. On longer flights, they wait until cruise and move more slowly. HNL-LIH and HNL...

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by aloha73g
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 45226

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

Perhaps ... but the F/A's are onboard anyway and HA and AQ have proven for decades that you can do some sort of beverage service as long as its planned well, very organized and not overly complicated. -Aloha! SWA beverage/snack service is extremely slow, so I would not expect them to handle this ta...

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by aloha73g
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 45226

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

I'm very curious about what, if any, inflight service WN will attempt on 18 minute HNL-OGG flights. Not enought time for a standard full service. HA uses pre-packaged 4oz juice/water cups all day, and coffee in the morning as well. AQ used to serve the 4oz juice cups in the morning with coffee and ...

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by aloha73g
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 45226

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

I'm very curious about what, if any, inflight service WN will attempt on 18 minute HNL-OGG flights. Not enought time for a standard full service. HA uses pre-packaged 4oz juice/water cups all day, and coffee in the morning as well. AQ used to serve the 4oz juice cups in the morning with coffee and a...

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by aloha73g
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 45226

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

Some interesting tidbits in this Bloomberg article about interisland service. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-01/southwest-is-sure-it-can-break-hawaiian-air-s-grip-among-islands?utm_source=google&utm_medium=bd&cmpId=google “What people miss is that intra-Hawaii is a big marke...

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by aloha73g
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 45226

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

Curious about WN's 737 inter-island flights. Isn't one of the reasons 717s are so indispensable for Hawaiian that the engines need less time to cool before taking off again on such short low-altitude hops compared to other mainline jets? How has WN found a way around the engine cooling problem with...

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by aloha73g
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 45226

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

What I’ve gotten out of the experience so far is that they are excited to see Southwest here and they have specific reasons why. Whether or not their expectations will be met, I don’t know. I hope so. You’ve been on island one month and you’re an expert on the local market? Try 15 years here and yo...

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by aloha73g
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 50509

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

How do fares on HA HNL-KOA nonstop service compare to the fares currently charged by WN on ATL-GSP, GRR-MDW, AUS-HOU, and ORF-BWI nonstop service? Currently on HNL-KOA $158 roundtrip is HA's lowest fare. Highest I could find for this weekend is $314 roundtrip, but you can still fly for $158 or $163...

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by aloha73g
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 50509

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

CFM56 engines don’t like short flights, the engines need time to cool down. M That’s why you don’t see CFM56s on interisland flights. WN and AK both have no issue at all running short flights and quick turns all day every day from routes like GEG-SEA... Not to mention international airlines that ru...

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by aloha73g
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 214
Views: 34725

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

I think HA will remain as the only occupant of T1, including the Mauka Concourse. The new gates there for HA will open up more space in C, D and E for everyone else. For WN's sake I hope they don't move to the Mauka Concourse ... they are not adding any lobby space so the security and check-in fias...

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by aloha73g
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 214
Views: 34725

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

I think HA will remain as the only occupant of T1, including the Mauka Concourse. The new gates there for HA will open up more space in C, D and E for everyone else. For WN's sake I hope they don't move to the Mauka Concourse ... they are not adding any lobby space so the security and check-in fiasc...

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by aloha73g
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 717 Saved Hawaiian and ended Aloha
Replies: 33
Views: 9736

Re: The 717 Saved Hawaiian and ended Aloha

I don’t disagree that Go! Factored heavily into Aloha’s demise, but HA and AQ had clearly priced themselves out of the market. As recently as 2002-2003, you could buy HA interisland flight coupons from Bank of Hawaii ATMs for roughly $100, and these could be used on any flight. Aloha sold similar c...

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by aloha73g
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 717 Saved Hawaiian and ended Aloha
Replies: 33
Views: 9736

Re: The 717 Saved Hawaiian and ended Aloha

There's quite a bit more to the story than just 732 vs 717. HA did order the 717s in the late 1990s to replace their DC-9s ... they needed them as the DC9s were horribly unreliable. HAL was known as "Hawaiian Always Late," back then. When I worked at HA in 2006-7 employees told me they wer...

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by aloha73g
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US First Class FA Service Question
Replies: 15
Views: 2573

Re: US First Class FA Service Question

Hi All, After quite a few recent trips domestically in F, I got to thinking and I don't think I've ever been on a flight where the FA who tends to the first class cabin during boarding, offering drinks, taking coats, etc. is the same FA who tends to the cabin during flight. I've noticed this across...

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by aloha73g
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 214
Views: 34725

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

Heard for short term due construction WN flights will arrive at T1 in HNL and Departure T3 ramp side gates. Until construction is finished on a baggage claim area for the ramp side gates. I this will hold up Inter Island service until at least fall or first quarter 2020 since construction is behind...

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by aloha73g
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 214
Views: 34725

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

So it's 2019, and still no WN? What's the latest on them? Heard for short term due construction WN flights will arrive at T1 in HNL and Departure T3 ramp side gates. Until construction is finished on a baggage claim area for the ramp side gates. I this will hold up Inter Island service until at lea...

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by aloha73g
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is retirement imminent for HA's 767 fleet?
Replies: 53
Views: 10646

Re: Is retirement imminent for HA's 767 fleet?

The only route I've been seeing HA's 767 fly on a regular basis is SMF-HNL now, after SJC-HNL switched to an A21N on January 1. SMF-HNL switches to an A330 on January 8. After then, is there any other assignments for their 767 fleet, or will they be retired, and if so, are there any ceremonies plan...

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by aloha73g
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan-Maui nonstop flight?
Replies: 66
Views: 10689

Re: Japan-Maui nonstop flight?

When my grandparents were born on Maui in 1918 and 1924 the population was about 30,000. When my mom was born in 1951 is was less than 50,000. Now it is almost 150,000. Tourism was non-existent back then (Maui wasn't "developed" for tourism until the late 1970s). People who visit Hawai'i ...

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by aloha73g
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan-Maui nonstop flight?
Replies: 66
Views: 10689

Re: Japan-Maui nonstop flight?

Do the locals really have that much influence over tourist development in Maui? Shouldn't they? It's their island. When my grandparents were born on Maui in 1918 and 1924 the population was about 30,000. When my mom was born in 1951 is was less than 50,000. Now it is almost 150,000. Tourism was non...

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by aloha73g
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future Of Hawaiian Inter-Island Travel
Replies: 145
Views: 21539

Re: The Future Of Hawai'ian Inter-Island Travel

High-speed electric-powered ferries capable to transport (electric) cars? Board in Kahului in the evening with your car, have a good night's sleep in a comfortable berth, wake up in Honolulu in the morning and drive YOUR car directly off the ferry to wherever you need on Oahu. ...I can dream, can I...

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by aloha73g
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat
Replies: 113
Views: 17624

Re: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat

When I was a flight attendant for Hawaiian we kept replacement seat cushions on board so we could quickly swap them out (velcro magic!) if someone had an accident. It happened a couple times when someone had an accident or a beverage got spilled, but it was a quick cushion swap with the dirty one pl...

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by aloha73g
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii
Replies: 90
Views: 11752

Re: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii

Is HA planning on sending out its non-717 and ATR fleet to safe ground on the mainland or elsewhere in the South Pacific to wait out the storm? Probably to ITO and KOA as the storm creeps closer to HNL & OGG. During Iniki Aloha & HA both moved their fleets to ITO & KOA. A330s, 767s &...

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by aloha73g
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii
Replies: 90
Views: 11752

Re: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii

Reports that OGG has no electricity. Yikes!! HNL built its own power plant after the island wide outages in 2006 & 2008 caused havoc. Not good for all the flights trying to get out ASAP.

-Aloha!

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by aloha73g
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii
Replies: 90
Views: 11752

Re: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii

Late edit, peak winds at Lihue are now predicted at about 42mph, About the same at Honolulu. Yesterday the prediction was sixty mph.. :roll: 42mph peak is nothing more than a stiff breeze. Why do all Americans get hysterical over this kind of nonsense and work themselves up into a lather? Even here...

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by aloha73g
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii
Replies: 90
Views: 11752

Re: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii

Just saw on twitter that WestJet has cancelled all flights to/from Hawaii on Thursday & Friday.

-Aloha!

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by aloha73g
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii
Replies: 90
Views: 11752

Re: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii

No effects yet .. you will see delays and cancellations coming soon. I would expect HNL to be see lots of cancellations starting on Friday. OGG and KOA probably starting Thursday afternoon. Just saw this on twitter from Air Canada: Travel Alert – Hurricane Lane: flights AC1829 YVR-OGG on Aug. 23 and...

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by aloha73g
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I just ate a nectarine that was underripe
Replies: 18
Views: 1162

Re: I just ate a nectarine that was underripe

I love underripe nectarines. I like most of my fruit crunchy/tart over soft/sweet.

-Aloha!

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by aloha73g
Wed May 16, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effect of Kilauea eruption on Hawaii Aviation
Replies: 16
Views: 2785

Re: Effect of Kilauea eruption on Hawaii Aviation

Just got back from OGG, flew out Thursday 5/10. While I was there, the tradewinds were blowing (I believe from the Northeast), so no impact to Maui (so likely none of the other islands) and no impact to ITO or KOA as of then. However, the tradewinds started dying down on Thursday the 10th and they ...

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by aloha73g
Thu May 03, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 62232

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

That said, Nealon is quoted: " And once we get enough aircraft here, the third step is to execute interisland service.” ... does that mean a/c based in Hawaii? Speculation: base the a/c at ITO... plenty of room. Hilo could use the economic boost. To compete interisland, WN will need to serve I...

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