There’s good news on multiple fronts today for Hawaii visitors. Not to mention it’s almost summer in Hawaii and a perfect time for planning your next visit. We look forward to welcoming you.
Alaska Mileage Sale
If you fly on Alaska, you are likely a Mileage Plan member. In fact, joining that and Hawaiian’s free HawaiianMiles makes good sense for all repeat visitors.
Alaska has reduced the number of miles required between California and all the Hawaiian islands. It now takes as few as 16,000 miles each way compared with the 20,000 miles normally required. You need to book by July 31 for travel from September 9, 2012 through October 31, 2012.
Allegiant is Cleared for Take-Off
This week the official stamp hit the paper as Allegiant Air received ETOPS certification for their flights to Hawaii. While this was a certainty, it represents years of work between the carrier and the U.S. government FAA. Flights start this month which were announced with great Hawaii deals. Cities are Monterey, Bellingham, Eugene, Santa Maria, Stockton, Fresno and Las Vegas.
Hawaiian Adds Another Island and its Big
Last week Hawaiian started their nonstop service between Honolulu and New York’s JFK, adding Manhattan as the next island extension of Hawaii. This flight, originally introduced with a $212 one way Hawaii airfare deal, is a great addition for those of us in Hawaii and east coast residents alike. Hawaiian has partnered up with award winning JetBlue, and as a result will be bringing Hawaii visitors from beyond New York into JetBlue’s JFK hub. This partnership looks like it should serve both carriers well, and begs the question of which JetBlue hub might be the next Hawaiian destination. Any guesses?
If you’re curious about Hawaiian’s new 5,000 mile route, we are too. Stand by for our update, as you’ll find Beat of Hawaii on board this Friday. We’ll be on Manhattan Island all next week with reports including the Hawaiian outrigger paddling competition.