Re: MD80 and ETOPS (and ferry flights)

Date:         18 Mar 97 03:14:54 
From:         rching@saclink3.csus.edu (Russell K Ching)
Organization: California State University Sacramento
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Karl Swartz (kls@ohare.Chicago.COM) wrote:

: Well, last summer, United leased a 737-222 to Aloha.  To get it from
: SFO to Hawaii, they installed seven 200 gallon ferry tanks, with the
: displaced seats being stored aft to be re-installed once the plane
: reached Hawaii.

Many years ago when I used to live in Hawaii, there would be an occasional
news clip along with pictures of either Hawaiian or Aloha taking delivery
of new aircraft.  Evidently, they would remove all the seats and store
ferry tanks in their place.

Every so often, you might see a 737 parked at the far end of the airport
(HNL) in the livery of an Asian or Pacific carrier.  I've always assumed
they were ferrying it some place.

Russ