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Hawaiian Airlines 767, departing beautiful American Samoa. Usually this is late overnight flight but today it was a daytime flight. Discovered that this specific plane, # N590HA, flew the first disaster relief flight back after the tragic tsunami in 2009.
A tiny Samoa airline is offering a new reason to drop extra weight before your next trip: tickets sold not by the seat, but by the kilogram. Samoa Air planned on Wednesday to start pricing its first international flights based on the weight of its passengers and their bags.
Samoa Air, the tiny local airliner in American Samoa, sparked a controversy by charging passengers by their weight. Since then it's helped change the look of an island with the world's highest obesity rate. Ben Tracy reports. SUBSCRIBE to the CBS NEWS Channel here: http://bit.ly/WKcQhX
A short sequence of a stopover at Pago Pago airport on American Samoa. The flight was operated with a B707 from Honolulu via Pago Pago to Tahiti. The timetable of Panam and flight 809 can be seen online on http://www.timetableimages.com/ttimages/pa/pa66/pa66-11.jpg. I am sure that the movie shows Pago Pago airport since I found this image with the same mountains in the background: http://www.dodlive.mil/index.php/2013/01/worth-a-thousand-words-reflections/ 16mm cine film taken by Kurt Liese. See www.harald-reportagen.de for details. ---------- Music and sounds added. Credits to: "Life of Riley" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "In-flight Ambience" by digifishmusic (freesound.org). Licensed u...
[Raw unedited video file] Hear the voices of Bravo Company and Charlie Company boys, from the 100th Battalion. Even from a distance you can hear them in the hills. Update 1/28/2015: My apologies, for some late revisions to the title. Update 3/25/2016: Thank you to everyone with the supportive comments. For more information about the unit. They are the 100th Battalion 442nd Infantry Regiment of the US Army Reserve, out of Fort Shafter, Hawaii. There Companies are spread over the Pacific, with units in Guam, Saipan, American Samoa and the Islands of Hawaii. You can Wiki 100th BN 442nd IN to learn about its history as the most decorated unit in the Army to date.
We spent a majorly scenic day at American Samoa.
Description: Samoa Air, which says it's the first carrier in the world to charge passengers by their weight rather than per seat, introduces an 'XL Class' for people who weigh more than 130 kilograms. Story: Samoa Air is the world's first carrier to charge passengers by weight, rather than per seat. [Passenger, Samoan Air]: "I kind of felt crazy when I heard about jump on the scales. I was like, what? Jump on the scales, but it's all good, it's not that bad." They're now looking after their larger customers. [Chris Langton, Samoa Air Chief]: "We can fit two fairly large people in there, heavy people in there and it's comfortable for both. We've actually taken out a complete row of seats and replaced it so there is much more leg room for the passenger, there's no armrest." The airline...
Airbus A340-300 landing at American Samoa. A rainy morning... Airbus A340-300 landing at American Samoa was created under Microsoft's "Game Content Usage Rules" using assets from Flight Simulator X, © Microsoft Corporation. http://www.xbox.com/en-US/Community/Developer/Rules
Faleolo International Airport (IATA: APW, ICAO: NSFA) is an airport located 40 kilometres (25 mi) west of Apia, the capital of Samoa. Until 1984, Faleolo could not accommodate jets larger than a Boeing 737. Services to the United States, Australia, or New Zealand, could only land at Pago Pago International Airport in American Samoa. Since the airport's expansion most international traffic now uses Faleolo. The airport is at an elevation of 58 feet (18 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 08/26 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,000 by 45 metres (9,843 ft × 148 ft). The site and location of the current airport was originally known as Faleolo Airfield. It was constructed by the United States Navy SeaBees after war broke out in the Pacific in 1942 and became an extension o...