Hawaiian Airlines  McDonnell Douglas MD-81   N849HA   (c/n  48073)


                                   In the early 1980s Hawaiian began services to American Samoa and Tonga.  For these trans-
                                   Pacific routes a half a dozen or so MD-81 (stretched DC-9s) were acquired.  They were fairly
                                   rapidly replaced with Lockheed Tristars and several of them, including the one above, were then
                                   leased out.   N849HA was operated for a couple of years by American International Airways,
                                   a charter outfit.  It is seen above in this shot by Frank C. Duarte Jr at LAX in October of 1985
                                   having just been returned from the lease.  I will include this shot as one showing the hybrid mark-
                                   ings ofter carried by airliners during their lifetime. A "true" liveried example is seen below in this
                                   McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Co photograph  (probably N809HA).