hey thanks tsuroi .. i guess u are as much as , or even more so an aviation buff than me. i was like checking for all their possible schedules .. sigh yeah probably we assume that by the time they enquired abt the LAX flight, it was too late . can't trust the editing to give us a good choronological sense of the show.
just for the record, yup , there was no absolutely no possibility of going via asia to meet the night's connection to HNL at tokyo . i dare say all the suitable flights on JAL , asiana , SQ etc had left in the morning.
there was a very good possibility of going via fiji , but that connection was valid only on friday.
AIR PACIFIC FJ 910 DEP SYD 1320 ARRIVE NADI 1810
AIR PACIFIC FJ 820 DEP NADI 2300 ARRIVE HNL 0730 ( +1 )
yeap, if they did manage to land at kona by 1.50 pm .. it would be entirely ( and very likely ) possible that they could have caught up , due to the equaliser at honolulu-phoenix.