mcdu wrote:Cubsrule wrote:Laulau wrote:
The inter island market is was only a 1 and 1/2 airline market before the pandemic. No saying what it is now-loads are pretty bad.....If u do not have a permanent base in HNl and are rotating planes in from the mainland I don't know what u see in the market????
What’s the problem with rotating planes from the mainland? It’s a cinch from a crew and aircraft scheduling perspective (turn a two day out and back trip into a three or four day trip with interisland in the middle) and spreads out the abuse that interisland puts on individual aircraft and arguably individual crews.
I don’t think too many carriers factor in crew “abuse” for a 3 hour time change to add costly inter island flying. They added the inter island flying because of their lack of ability to do all nighters and to attempt to poach HA traffic.
Abuse isn’t really the right word for the crew scheduling effects. A three day trip with a day of interisland in the middle makes the trips more typical for WN; they have very few long out and backs.