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Hawaiian Express? Did It Exist?

Tue May 07, 2002 1:23 pm

some of the knowledge in this forum is incredible...I am hoping these same brains can tell me the name of an airline I remember from LAX, I believe it was called Hawaiian Express, but I'm not sure. I can remember they didn't fly very long...and I remember their DC-10's being stored next to the Western Airlines hangers at LAX. As I recall they had a dark blue tail, and the time frame would have been the late-70's/early-80's
 
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RE: Hawaiian Express? Did It Exist?

Tue May 07, 2002 1:43 pm

I remember that airline too

I think it was called PIneapple Express
It had a pineapple on the tail, if I recall
 
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RE: Hawaiian Express? Did It Exist?

Tue May 07, 2002 1:50 pm

I think they flew during the early '80's. 3 flights a day between LAX and HNL. The thing that I remember most was they had 10 ( yes TEN) across seating on the DC-10, a feat I hope will never be repeated by any airline.

Was the 10 across seating a reason for their quick demise?
 
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RE: Hawaiian Express? Did It Exist?

Tue May 07, 2002 1:50 pm

This airline was Hawaii Express,as I recall they started with a 747,but switched to two DC-10's later.
I think they flew LAX-HNL for really cheap,this was around 1982 as I lived there then.

You are correct about the livery,a yellow tail with a pineapple is what I remember.
 
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RE: Hawaiian Express? Did It Exist?

Tue May 07, 2002 2:09 pm

here is a photo of one


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RE: Hawaiian Express? Did It Exist?

Tue May 07, 2002 4:02 pm

And here is a shot of the 747:


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