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joeycapps
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Re: HAL 43, turnaround - SJC to HNL

Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:39 am

Maybe it's just me, but comments like "HA must have a lot of problems with the 767" are a moot point when you look at the nature of anything mechanical. In October, I flew LAX-HNL on HA, and there was an MX swap (A330 to 763) and once boarded, we were delayed by about two hours due to a fueling issue. When you look at the age of their 767s, problems will eventually become inevitable. I am of the opinion that regardless of maintenance procedures, anything mechanical can and will break down in time. Unless someone with (valid) internal knowledge of HA is reading this and would disagree, I'm inclined to believe that HA has a maintenance program that meets or even exceeds industry standards, and the issues they're facing, while they may be an inconvenience to the pax and ops, is no different than any other mx problems that any airline faces.

As an aside, someone mentioned that this airframe was to be retired in the near future. Will SJC see the A321, A330 or both? I'm still a little unclear - I was of the thought that A321 service connected the west coast with HA destinations other than HNL (OGG, KOA, etc). Is there any truth to that?
 
bzcat
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Re: HAL 43, turnaround - SJC to HNL

Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:53 am

My guess is SJC-HNL will be a A321 route.

A321 will be used in two ways:

Additional (seasonal?) frequencies from larger mainland stations (i.e. LAX/SFO) to OGG/KOA/LIH
and
Replacing 767 from HNL to smaller mainland stations
 
joeycapps
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Re: HAL 43, turnaround - SJC to HNL

Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:58 am

bzcat wrote:
My guess is SJC-HNL will be a A321 route.

A321 will be used in two ways:

Additional (seasonal?) frequencies from larger mainland stations (i.e. LAX/SFO) to OGG/KOA/LIH
and
Replacing 767 from HNL to smaller mainland stations


Thanks for confirming! I heard something along these lines apply for the first frames, and then as they expand the 321's, they'll be looking at new west coast destinations that have a demand, just not for wide body service.

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