Hurricane Sandy: HNL-JFK Canceled

Old Oct 29, 12, 12:28 pm
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Hurricane Sandy: HNL-JFK Canceled

HA canceled both last night's (10/28) and today's flights between HNL-JFK. The usual rebooking fee waivers are in place for affected passengers.

Assuming the storm clears out, HA intends on operating tomorrow's flight. In addition to the regular HA50/51, they are also adding an additional section Tuesday afternoon to clear the backlog of passengers. Judging from the flight schedule and the aforementioned stop at LAX, looks like they're taking the 767 to JFK for the extra section:
Q: When will the additional flight leave?
A: HA1050 will depart Tuesday (weather permitting) at 5:05 p.m. It will stop briefly in Los Angeles and arrive in New York at JFK International Airport at 11:00 a.m.

HA1051 will depart Wednesday (weather permitting) at 1:00 p.m. It will stop briefly in Los Angeles and arrive in Honolulu at 7:30 p.m.
More info here: http://www.hawaiianairlines.com/noti...ane-sandy.aspx
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Old Oct 29, 12, 2:36 pm
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An airbus, according to Hawaiianair.com seems to be scheduled actually, though the 767 could indeed operate the flight nonstop if necessary. The stop in JFK is likely for crewing reasons.
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Old Oct 30, 12, 3:59 pm
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Looks like the extra section isn't operating today. Given how portions of JFK are still flooded and damage assessment has only just begun, it may be another day or so until the airport opens back up.

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An airbus, according to Hawaiianair.com seems to be scheduled actually, though the 767 could indeed operate the flight nonstop if necessary. The stop in JFK is likely for crewing reasons.
The stop may also be because of possible fuel contamination or issues with the fuel pumping system at JFK (unconfirmed as of now, but still a possibility). If so, then the best option is indeed stopping for fuel at LAX...the eastbound fuel stop to fill up the tanks so they have enough fuel to fly roundtrip LAX-JFK-LAX (so no need to fill up at JFK). Westbound fuel stop to top off for the rest of the flight home.

Of course, you can substitute LAX for any other intermediate airport on the mainland, but just going with that based on the info HA released yesterday.
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Old Oct 30, 12, 9:09 pm
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Press release just out announcing an extra section for November 1st.
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