Re: MD80 and ETOPS (and ferry flights)

Date:         09 Mar 97 22:55:38 
From:         lou@alumnae.caltech.edu (Louis K. Scheffer)
Organization: California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
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kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz) writes:

>>A few years back, about '94 I noticed at LAX a Hawaiian Airlines
>>DC-9, and I was thinking, "is this thing flying to Hawaii?" as
>>I figured it was inconceivable to fly that route...

>>Perhaps it was on lease, but it was in full livery...

>Before the debate resurges on how such a plane gets to Hawaii if it
>doesn't have the range for the trip, there's been much past debate on
>this point.

The last time I went to Hawaii, I asked the pilot how they get the planes
over there.  He was very explicit - they remove seats and install ferry tanks,
then fly the plane over.  So that's how Hawaiian Airlines does it anyway.

   -Lou Scheffer