Southwest closer to starting flights to Hawaii

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  1. sobore
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    sobore Gold Member

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    http://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/b.../09/southwest-closer-to-starting-flights.html

    Southwest Airlines moved closer to launching flights to and from Hawaii after flight attendants approved contract changes that will allow the airline to operate flights that require flying over the oceans, according to Pacific Business News.

    Southwest's CEO had mentioned two years ago that the low-cost carrier was considering flying to Hawaii in the future, according to PBN.

    The carrier began service out of Dayton in August with direct flights to Denver that can connect local travelers to most of Southwest's other destinations.

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    I assume that means the 737's can handle that haul? Looks like they have the range from PHX, but I don't know enough about aviation to know if there are other factors.
     
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    So the flying over the oceans must be for the new route to PR
     
  4. PhotoJim

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    WestJet flies YVR-HNL and YVR-OGG using 737-800s, so it's not a problem.

    Air Canada flies A319s to Europe (YYT-LHR) and British Airways flies A318s LCY-JFK (with a stop in SHN in one direction to clear US Customs).
     

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