I have another Hawaii post! And guess what airport, Kona, like always. So on Thursday I flew a route I’ve wanted to for a while now. Phoenix to Kona, American flies this route daily with their A321NEO’s and it takes 5 and a half to 6 hours. I left around noon in Phoenix, and flew over LA on my way halfway across the Pacific. The approach into Kona was amazing as always and my final flight time was 5 hours 44 minutes
KPHX-PHKO • PHX-KOA
Phoenix to Kona
5 Hours 44 Minutes
Putting the gear up on our way out of Phoenix
Flying over the deserts of Indio, just west of the Arizona - California border
Crossing the coast with Los Angeles International Airport 30,000 feet below us
Trusting that our dual engines don’t fail in the 5 hours over the most undiscovered place on Earth, the Pacific Ocean
The summit of the tallest mountain in the world, Mauna Kea, and the tip of the biggest volcano in the world, Mauna Loa come into view
Descending into Kona past the Waipi’o Valley, or The Valley of the Kings
Gear down with the always Blue Hawaiian Sky
On Short Final on the ILS into Runway 17
Butter on The Big Island!
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