21 June 2006
Aloha's "Funbird" Returns
Aloha Airlines has brought the "Funbird" livery of the late '60s to mid '70s back! 737-230A, N823AL "Liholiho" (c/n 23154) has been re-painted in these retro "Flower Power" colors. 823 will begin regular flights on Friday the 23rd. This is a modern-day HNL RareBirds "Blast From The Past"!
Aloha Airlines held a 60's/70s themed party for its employees, guests, and the media, which featured 2 flight attendants, Nina and Jodi (L - R, seen above), modeling stewardess uniforms from the "Funbird" era.
Seeing the "Funbird" again brought back a lot of memories, along with the music and the fashions. The Inter-Island Terminal was a far cry of what it is today. Standing in the hangar with the "Back To The Future" atmosphere, was definitely a chicken-skin moment.
Mahalo nui loa to the folks at Aloha Airlines for allowing me to attend this event.