Fasteddie07
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Continental Hawaii-Mainland 1969

Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:48 am

While I was at a local thrift store in Las Vegas I came across this album in the link below and noticed the sticker in the top left corner. I know this was an inaugural flight from Hawaii to New York but does anyone know if this album could possibly be a gift to the passengers or first class passengers ? I found one album like this on ebay but it did not have that sticker on it.
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RE: Continental Hawaii-Mainland 1969

Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:30 am

 
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RE: Continental Hawaii-Mainland 1969

Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:46 am

fixed link thank you
 
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RE: Continental Hawaii-Mainland 1969

Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:18 am

Quoting Fasteddie07 (Thread starter):
I know this was an inaugural flight from Hawaii to New York but does anyone know if this album could possibly be a gift to the passengers or first class passengers ?

I don't believe Continental flew from New York to Hawaii back in de-regulation days. I believe the served Hawaii from LAX, SEA and, for a time, PDX. They served both HNL and ITO.
 
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RE: Continental Hawaii-Mainland 1969

Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:12 am

They had Kona/Hilo-LAX LAX-Hilo flights with 707s 1969, 70, and 71. One 707 collided with a small Cessna on a night approach to LAX in 1971
 
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RE: Continental Hawaii-Mainland 1969

Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:44 pm

Quoting dc863 (Reply 4):
They had Kona/Hilo-LAX

KOA was only served by interisland airlines until well after deregulation. In the late 1960s, Hilo was made Hawaii's second overseas airport (after HNL), and a big new terminal was built there, in hopes of bringing tourists to the Hilo area. Unfortunately, tourism never really developed in the Hilo area because Hilo is on the rainy side of the Big Island, and most airlines dropped service to ITO after deregulation. Before UA dropped ITO, they tried to fill their flights by routing OGG bound passengers on the "Maui short cut", connecting from UA to HA or AQ via ITO in lieu of going via HNL....but after deregulation, UA was able to fly nonstop from the mainland to OGG.
 
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RE: Continental Hawaii-Mainland 1969

Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:42 pm

Stepping into a time machine, I believe Continental's Bob Six started LAX to HNL service in late 1969 using Boeing 707-320Bs. Continental was also one of the first to receive Boeing 747s and used them on the LAX-HNL route commencing in mid-1970. Those were the days where Continental's jets were called The Proud Bird With The Golden Tail. Upstairs in the 747 classics was a Polynesian Pub which rivaled any such A380 airborne lounge today.

As for Kona in the late 60s, the airport was in a different location and the small terminal received interisland passengers from Honolulu aboard Hawaiian and Aloha. Similarly Hilo's interisland-sized terminal was on the east side of the airport in the years before United commenced service from the mainland with DC-8-50s and later stretched DC-8-61s.
 
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RE: Continental Hawaii-Mainland 1969

Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:09 pm

Quoting Highflier92660 (Reply 6):
Continental was also one of the first to receive Boeing 747s and used them on the LAX-HNL route commencing in mid-1970. Those were the days where Continental's jets were called The Proud Bird With The Golden Tail. Upstairs in the 747 classics was a Polynesian Pub

I recall that they were dubbed "The Proud Bird Of The Pacific". I also vividly remember that the LAX-HNL inaugural in June 1970 coincided with the opening of the "Wide Body" gate extension at T6 LAX. (Gates 67A through 68B) There was a huge banner with Peter Max like art work of the CO 747 that covered the entire entrance to the area. The banner was opened when the ribbon was cut. My late Uncle and Aunt were on that inaugural.

Quoting Highflier92660 (Reply 6):
As for Kona in the late 60s, the airport was in a different location and the small terminal received interisland passengers from Honolulu aboard Hawaiian and Aloha

Interestingly, it's now the Old Kona Airport State Recreation Area, just north of town. You can park on the old "runway" and head to a fairly nice beach!

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RE: Continental Hawaii-Mainland 1969

Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:09 pm

ITO had pretty extensive mainland service in the early 70s after being designated Hawaii's 2nd overseas airport... Pan Am, United, Western, Continental, Braniff, Northwest Orient, etc. Granted, most service was less than daily, and some only operated as a continuation of HNL service, but interesting nonetheless. Only a daily UA 738 LAX-ITO remains today...

The terminal itself was a modern design and remains overbuilt for its use, but certainly a pleasant facility to use.
 
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RE: Continental Hawaii-Mainland 1969

Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:16 pm

Quoting codc10 (Reply 8):
ITO had pretty extensive mainland service in the early 70s after being designated Hawaii's 2nd overseas airport... Pan Am, United, Western, Continental, Braniff, Northwest Orient, etc. Granted, most service was less than daily, and some only operated as a continuation of HNL service, but interesting nonetheless. Only a daily UA 738 LAX-ITO remains today...

Pan Am only served ITO for a very brief time in about 1969, as a LAX-HNL-ITO routing. UA, WA, CO, BF and NW were the others that served ITO in the pre-deregulation era. TW and AA served HNL, but never ITO.

The UA LAX-ITO flight that you refer to doesn't "remain". It was brought back a few years ago. ITO went many years without mainland service. The last ITO mainland flight from the original ITO service was a UA DC-10 that did something like LAX-KOA-ITO-LAX. It was a tag-one or circle routing with KOA. The ITO segment was discontinued about 1986.
 
 
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RE: Continental Hawaii-Mainland 1969

Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:58 pm

Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 9):
The UA LAX-ITO flight that you refer to doesn't "remain".

Poor choice of words, as I am aware the route only came back in 2012. The weekly SFO-ITO was dropped in 2014.
 
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RE: Continental Hawaii-Mainland 1969

Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:30 am

I remember flying Braniff DAL (Love Field) - HNL on BN 503 (not 501 - that was the daily DAL-HNL nonstop) when in college - the flight went on to ITO. Returning to school after the holidays, BN 504 operated HNL-ITO-DFW. 707-320. Later, they operated it once a week, on Fridays, out of DFW at 9:00pm, into HNL about midnight with the time change. Made good connections to Qantas and Air New Zealand flights out of HNL. That plane continued to Hilo and overnighted; flew back Saturday nights ITO-HNL-DAL. When DFW opened in 1974, the flight had already been gone quite a while.

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RE: Continental Hawaii-Mainland 1969

Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:36 am

Quoting Highflier92660 (Reply 6):
I believe Continental's Bob Six started LAX to HNL service in late 1969 using Boeing 707-320Bs.
CO had no 707-320Bs. They were all -320Cs with main-deck cargo door. I think they acquired them mainly to carry troops and cargo to/from Vietnam during the Vietnam war, although they were also used in scheduled service. Braniff acquired their -320Cs for the same reason.

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RE: Continental Hawaii-Mainland 1969

Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:41 am

About 40% of CO's passenger-miles in 1967 were on scheduled flights.
 
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RE: Continental Hawaii-Mainland 1969

Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:58 am

All of CO's early 747 flights to HNL originated in Chicago ORD with a stop at LAX.
 
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RE: Continental Hawaii-Mainland 1969

Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:31 am

Quoting Highflier92660 (Reply 6):
Upstairs in the 747 classics was a Polynesian Pub which rivaled any such A380 airborne lounge today.

"The Pub" was also available on the DC-10 & a big part of all their Pacific Routes flown on them. and you are correct the lounges were better than today's IMHO.
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RE: Continental Hawaii-Mainland 1969

Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:00 am

This has gone way off topic from my original post.
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RE: Continental Hawaii-Mainland 1969

Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:03 am

Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 3):
I don't believe Continental flew from New York to Hawaii back in de-regulation days.

De-regulation took place in 1978 and has been in effect since so I think you have your history backwards !
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RE: Continental Hawaii-Mainland 1969

Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:24 am

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Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 3):
I don't believe Continental flew from New York to Hawaii back in de-regulation days.

De-regulation took place in 1978 and has been in effect since so I think you have your history backwards !

Of course I meant pre-deregulation days.
 
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RE: Continental Hawaii-Mainland 1969

Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:27 am

Quoting Joshu (Reply 17):
This has gone way off topic from my original post.

If you are the O.P. you may wish to state things like this under the same screen name that you posted the thread with.

It says Joshu is an A.net "crew member" then you must surely know multiple accounts are not acceptable & that you must lead by example. If the thread goes off topic, you'll know you are on A.net, it happens in almost every thread at some point.
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