A look back
1956: Mary Kapeliela, left, and Bernadine Ah Nee, right, model their new-style Trans-Pacific Airlines hostess uniforms. Georgette Collins, center, is shown in the regular uniform. She did not have to wear her outdated outfit for long since all hostesses switched to the sarong-style garb.
1968: Aloha Airlines' first Boeing 737 takes shape at Boeing's Wichita, Kan., plant. The jet's two halves were shipped by rail to Seattle, where construction was completed. Aloha introduced the 737 to Hawaii in 1969 and planned to have six of the jets operating here by early 1970.
1988: Aloha Airlines crew members help shaken passengers from a damaged Boeing 737 that landed at Maui's Kahului Airport. Flight 243 lost the forward upper half of its fuselage in flight. Captain Robert Schornstheimer and First Officer Mimi Tompkins were able to maintain control of the aircraft and land it. Only one life was lost when a flight attendant was blown from the aircraft.