Lufthansa subsidiary may be flying to the islands soon from Europe. Here is what we know so far.
Is there a correlation between Brexit and Hawaii? Seemingly not, but then again, yes there is. Analysts have just upgraded bellwether Hawaiian Airlines and, as a result, the company’s shares rose 3% yesterday and nearly 3% again today. That after the UK’s Brexit vote took place last Thursday. A primary reason is that Hawaiian Airlines has virtually no exposure to the […]
An Alaska Airlines flight to Maui from Seattle was diverted to Honolulu on Wednesday. At about 250 miles prior to landing, the flight crew determined that there was an issue with brakes and decided to opt for a landing at Honolulu instead due to a much longer runway. Maui has a 5,995 foot runway compared with Honolulu’s 12,312 foot […]
Beat of Hawaii visitor and friend Joan asked this morning why Kauai is continually left out of virtually all mainland to Hawaii deals. It is a question we’re asked quite frequently and that undoubtedly others are wondering about too. So here’s the answer together with some very good news for those of you planning a Hawaii vacation. Why Maui […]
If you’ve wanted to fly premium on flights to Hawaii (okay, well who doesn’t), but were not keen on the price tag, there’s a new interesting option and a couple of other tricks that might help move you up to first. As you know free upgrades, even for premium flyers, are becoming ever more rare. Options for upgrades. These […]
Beleaguered Hawaii inter-island carrier Island Air doesn’t appear to be above the clouds quite yet. It’s just been announced that their COO and CEO departed suddenly. This following Island Air’s reorganization earlier this year. At Beat of Hawaii, we’re on a holding pattern to see what happens before flying Island Air again ourselves. Too many changes, too fast, and the […]
Updated 4/6/15. Very interesting comments (including from a passenger on that flight), both below and many on Facebook. On the statement from United Airlines about the problem being excessive headwinds: Headwinds on Hawaii flights are typically encountered traveling to Hawaii, not from Hawaii. At least that’s our experience in hundreds of flights. More will be revealed. Also read: Spring, Summer and […]