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04-10-2018, 05:48 PM
Looking for any tips/tricks/advice on commuting. Specifically, looking to commute from HNL to fly for a west coast based regional. Constraints:

-Live in Hawaii
-Need to build FW time via a regional Rotary Transition Program (Im a military Helo driver)

Any help would be much appreciated!


04-10-2018, 09:41 PM
FlightStats, Passrider, StaffTraveler will make you excellent at commuting. I know we have a lot of Hawaii commuters here.

04-11-2018, 06:06 AM
Just live in LA for a year and build time quick. I've heard Hawaiin loves anyone with ties to the islands and will pick up those FOs real quick.

04-11-2018, 07:48 AM
^ this. If you’re from Hawaii and fly at compass, you can end up at Hawaiian surprisingly quick. Apply early and multiple times

04-11-2018, 10:06 AM
Every single FO I've flown with at Compass who commutes from Hawaii and has been online for more than 6 months either has an interview date, CJO, or class date at Hawaiian. Without exception. If you're coming from Hawaii, I'd recommend Compass since you'd get LAX right out of the gate which is a far easier commute than flying to DTW, ORD, MSP, or ATL from Hawaii.

04-11-2018, 03:39 PM
As for commuting from Hawaii be prepared to get creative during the busy season. I always had the worst luck with Hawaiian surprisingly. AA got me on in the bus often, UAL has two jumps in the 777 and is always a great ride.

Kalitta has regularly scheduled flights between HNL and LAX that's pretty convenient, they'll even take your order from Denny's from LAX-HNL! Atlas, UPS, and FedEx also have plenty of flights between the two.

I never got stranded, but there were times I had to get creative. Sometimes you may see VX/AS has a wide open flight from OGG or AA has a practically empty bus coming from LIH.

04-12-2018, 07:35 AM
Don't forget we have PHX as a base as well. I think there's a couple flights a day from HNL/OGG-PHX on HA and AA

04-15-2018, 08:03 PM
Much appreciated everyone! Thanks for the awesome info!

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