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Airbus A321 (N204HA) - 23dec2017 being delivered to usa.
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Airbus A321 (N204HA)

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23dec2017 being delivered to usa.

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Joshua Miller
Great photo! I am searching the internet trying to find an answer with no luck, do you know why Airbus would fly through tiny Goose Bay, and through Boeing territory Snohomish County on the way to Hawaii? Are those airports cheapest to fly through? Many thanks!
cliff731
Joshua Miller - likely since this was a delivery flight and not a revenue flight, the intent was to fly the most fuel efficient route for the distance from the starting point to the end destination. Prevailing winds aloft at cruise altitudes certainly factored into the flight planning.
David Seider
Hey, Joshua...I'll try to lay it out in a hopefully non-confusing manner. First I offer the "one picture is worth a thousand words" option.
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-> Go to Great Circle Mapper: gcmap dot com
-> Copy and paste the following string into the white search box at the top-left of GCM's home page: edhi-phnl,edhi-cyyr-kpae-phnl,edhi-cyyr-panc-phnl
-> Click on the "MAP" button just below the search box. The resulting graphic will depict should answer your question!
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Here's the spelled-out version: Great circle distance Hamburg-Honolulu is 7,226 statute miles. The Hamburg-Goose Bay-Paine Field-Honolulu routing is 8,134 statute miles, which is broken up into segments of 2,781, 2660, and 2,695 miles, respectively.
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The routing is about as close to the true great circle as can be reasonably done.
marylou anderson
Great Pic. Hawaii Airline--in the SNOW!.
well done , good explanation nice pic , but why so long in Everett
new boeing engines ????
pinemartenPhoto Uploader
Range of the aircraft. About 5 or so hour flight and need fuel. Most new airbus aircraft fly thru here. This particular one went to Alaska then destination.
Joshua Miller
Many thanks to cliff731, corsair2, and pinemarten for answers to my question!
cliff731
Joshua Miller... thanks for your kind words, sir!!!
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
20-Apr-2024 A321Kahului ()Daugherty Field () 12:40PM HST 08:35PM PDT Scheduled
20-Apr-2024 A321Sacramento Intl ()Kahului () 07:35AM PDT 09:45AM HST Scheduled
19-Apr-2024 A321Kahului ()Sacramento Intl () 11:36AM HST 07:23PM PDT Scheduled
19-Apr-2024 A321Harry Reid Intl ()Kahului () 07:13AM PDT 09:58AM HST Scheduled
18-Apr-2024 A21NKahului ()Harry Reid Intl () 02:26PM HST 10:32PM PDT 5:06
18-Apr-2024 A21NPortland Intl ()Kahului () 10:00AM PDT 12:39PM HST 5:38
17-Apr-2024 A21NKahului ()Portland Intl () 01:26PM HST 09:27PM PDT 5:00
17-Apr-2024 A21NSan Diego Intl ()Kahului () 08:57AM PDT 11:36AM HST 5:39
16-Apr-2024 A21NKahului ()San Diego Intl () 12:43PM HST 08:32PM PDT 4:48
16-Apr-2024 A21NSan Francisco Int'l ()Kahului () 07:26AM PDT 09:35AM HST 5:08
15-Apr-2024 A21NKahului ()San Francisco Int'l () 10:59AM HST 06:31PM PDT 4:31
15-Apr-2024 A21NSan Jose Int'l ()Kahului () 07:14AM PDT 09:16AM HST 5:02
14-Apr-2024 A21NKahului ()San Jose Int'l () 11:32AM HST 07:08PM PDT 4:36
14-Apr-2024 A21NSacramento Intl ()Kahului () 07:31AM PDT 09:32AM HST 5:00
13-Apr-2024 A21NKahului ()Sacramento Intl () 11:36AM HST 07:26PM PDT 4:49
13-Apr-2024 A21NHarry Reid Intl ()Kahului () 07:10AM PDT 10:04AM HST 5:53
12-Apr-2024 A21NKahului ()Harry Reid Intl () 03:23PM HST 11:24PM PDT 5:00
12-Apr-2024 A21NPortland Intl ()Kahului () 10:24AM PDT 12:43PM HST 5:19
11-Apr-2024 A21NKahului ()Portland Intl () 01:41PM HST 09:34PM PDT 4:52
11-Apr-2024 A21NSan Diego Intl ()Kahului () 09:29AM PDT 11:55AM HST 5:25
10-Apr-2024 A21NKahului ()San Diego Intl () 12:40PM HST 08:32PM PDT 4:52
10-Apr-2024 A21NSan Francisco Int'l ()Kahului () 08:46AM PDT 10:42AM HST 4:56
09-Apr-2024 A21NKahului ()San Francisco Int'l () 11:03AM HST 06:29PM PDT 4:25
09-Apr-2024 A21NSan Jose Int'l ()Kahului () 07:19AM PDT 09:21AM HST 5:02
08-Apr-2024 A21NKahului ()San Jose Int'l () 11:16AM HST 06:51PM PDT 4:34
08-Apr-2024 A21NSacramento Intl ()Kahului () 07:25AM PDT 09:32AM HST 5:06
07-Apr-2024 A21NKahului ()Sacramento Intl () 11:42AM HST 07:36PM PDT 4:53
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