Hawaii Posts

Why I Fly Virgin America to Hawaii

There are a lot of choices when you fly to the Hawaiian islands, but there is only one airline that will get your to Hawaii in true style, and that is Virgin America! Virgin America prides itself in making flying fun again, and its brand new A320s are among the best ways to get to the Hawaiian ...
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Virgin America's Los Angeles to Honolulu Inaugural Flight Review

Today Los Angeles lost their Virginity as Virgin America launched daily A320 service between Los Angeles and Honolulu this morning becoming Virgin America’s third daily flight to Hawaii after Maui and Honolulu were both launched from San Francisco in 2015. The new daily service will expand to ...

Virgin America Announces New Service Between Los Angeles And Hawaii

Building on the success of the recent launch to Maui and Honolulu from San Francisco, Virgin America has announced they will expand further into the Hawaii market from their second largest hub in Los Angeles. Virgin America will fly daily trips to both Maui and Honolulu starting this spring with one ...

Hotel Review: Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

This hotel review is for the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. This property should not be confused with the Hilton Waikiki Beach. The Hilton Waikiki Beach is a less desirable hotel not located on ocean front property. The Hilton Waikiki Beach will be less expensive but if you’re ...
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Trip Report: Alaska Air First Class Seattle to Honolulu

Good news for Alaska Airlines fliers as they just opened up a brand new Board Room in the N satellite concourse at Seattle-Tacoma Airport (SEA). When I flew this flight in October of 2015, the lounge wasn't open yet so I couldn't visit it but from what I hear, it's nice. Those departing from the N ...
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Virgin America & Airbnb: Work Hard, Hawai’i Hard Contest

Virgin America is launching new service to the Hawaiian Islands this fall from their home in San Francisco and is celebrating with a Work Hard, Hawai’i Hard contest. Like most Virgin launches, the airline is taking a card from the Virgin playbook and Richard Branson and team will go big as ...

American Airlines Limits Advantage Awards On Hawaiian Airlines

American Airlines is imposing new restrictions on Advantage award redemptions on Hawaiian Airlines starting September 1, 2015, further devaluing the American Airlines Advantage program. The new restriction on Hawaiian awards states that new reservations on Hawaiian Airlines will no longer be ...

Alaska Airlines Announces San Diego to Kona Service

Alaska Airline has been busy defending their ground in the battle for Seattle with Delta this year and has expanded new service from Seattle to Baltimore, Detroit, Albuquerque, Tampa, and Cancun and has also grown in Salt Lake Cities by increasing frequencies between Seattle and Salt Lake and ...

Using Lufthansa Miles for Travel to Hawaii in First Class

The Lufthansa Mile & More Mastercard from Barclays is offering a 50,000 mile sign-up bonus through June 30, 2014 and one of the best uses of these points for U.S. and Canadian residents is to book award travel on United Airlines to Hawaii.
Lufthana's award chart is not great, but it has a ...

The St. Regis Princeville - Escape to Hawaii

I knew Princeville was beautiful, but as we enjoyed a drink at dusk soon after our arrival, we were treated to views like this. It was remarkable.
 
No filter or anything like that.  It was just the perfect conditions.  Subsequent nights were not nearly this colorful. ...
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A stay at the Grand Hyatt Kauai - Escape to Hawaii

After our stay at the Sheraton Maui, we made our way to the airport for the quick flight to Kauai.  We had 5 nights on the island, and ultimately decided to split our time between the Grand Hyatt on the south side and the St. Regis in Princeville. 

Our one previous stay on Kauai ...

United to Maui and the Sheraton Maui - Escape to Hawaii

Late in 2012, work was keeping me very busy, but thankfully we had planned a trip to Hawaii to relax before the holidays.  Hawaii is probably not be best place to go for an affordable beach location, but it holds a special place for my wife and I since that is where we had our ...
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Quick review of my Hawaii trip

Its been pretty quiet on RegionalFirst of late, and the main reason for that is I was swamped with work.  For the last 10 days or so, I've been busy not working, since my wife and I were enjoying a vacation in Hawaii.  
Now I'm back on the mainland celebrating Thanksgiving with ...
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And the New Routes From San Diego Are....

Early this month I got insider knowledge that Alaska Airline was expanding their footprint in the San Diego Market with new routes being Launched in 2013, which routes and new destinations was not disclosed to me, however, Alaska Air has finally announced them publically. I had initially guessed the ...
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Labor Day Weekend in Hawaii

I am on my way to Hawaii today (Friday) for a long weekend in Honolulu.  It will be my first time back to the Islands since March 2011 and my first multi-day stay in Honolulu since 2004.
Each year, for the last several years, I’ve spent many long layovers in Honolulu, but my time has ...
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Not Yet Announced: Alaska Airline starts BLI - OGG

Alaska Airlines hasn’t announced it yet, but a little bird told me that Alaska Airline will be launching its 2nd Hawaiian destination from Bellingham (BLI) to Kahului, Maui (OGG) this autumn!  The proposed schedule is to launch its first flight to Maui on a Boeing 737-800 with 16 Business ...

United Airlines Sells Waikiki Seaside Hotel

A story about United Airlines selling its dated but centrally-located Waikiki hotel brought to mind a very fond memory that helped solidify my loyalty to United.
In 2009, I took advantage of a LAX-HNL-SFO-SYD-SFO-HNL-LAX fare for $ 550. It was my first time in Australia (for a whole six hours!) ...
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St. Regis Princeville Resort

I’m finally getting a chance to write my review of the St. Regis Princeville Resort.  Life got busy after my trip to Hawaii, but better late than never.  Hawaii was truly the trip of a lifetime made even better by my stay at the St. Regis.  My only complaint  was that I ...
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