This week’s featured link: Watch the new Big Metal Bird: Island Hopper – United Hub This one has always been on the bucket list – flying the famed island hopper that goes between Guam and Honolulu. This video gives a good high-level overview of what’s involved in that flying. Maybe one of these days I’ll do a much more in-depth report on it myself.
Two for the road: Continental Washington Dulles diagram, 1987 – Airline Maps There is something transfixing about this blog and its simple premise. It just shows old airline maps whether airports, route maps, or anything else of interest. I spend more time looking at these posts than I should, I admit, and I love it. This particular post is like hopping in the wayback machine at Dulles. It also shows how little has changed for United at that place. But hey, at least I know where the barber shop was.
This Time in Our History: Operation Pineapple Tops – Mana’o Hawaiian’s blog gives a brief glimpse back at something that seems goofy today. The airline was tasked with flying 4 million pineapple crowns from Maui and Moloka’i over to Hawai’i Island. Today, very little pineapple is grown at all there since it’s cheaper to grow in other countries.