When I drive around the island, there’s something missing this summer. It only started to dawn on me in the past week what it is. Mangoes. Hawaiian mangoes, they’re simply the world’s best. As each new year begins, my eyes gravitate naturally to the green mangoes growing. I spot the trees easily with their purple colored new leaf growth. […]
Hawaiian Airlines’ Philippine Maintenance Facility Raises Concern
An FAA audit just released raises concerns about Hawaiian Airlines‘ aircraft maintenance. At question is a report that their Philippine based repair center failed to meet U.S. regulations. Lufthansa Technik Philippines (LTP) performs line maintenance work according to a follow-up press release from Hawaiian. Other sources including Associated press had indicated that the facility was performing major maintenance. “We […]
Do You Use Travel Agents For Hawaii Vacations?
I get a lot of emails asking me to help book trips to Hawaii. Well, I’m not a travel agent. It makes me wonder, however, if people are booking their vacations themselves exclusively, or are still using travel agents. I last used a travel agent in the 1990’s, which was before the advent of cell phone apps and online […]
Where Hawaii Book Lovers Go
If you love exploring the local book scene when you travel, here’s my guide for bibliophiles coming to Hawaii. After reading my list of ideas, please add your own favorites in the comment section below. Visit the Hawaii Book Blog On-Line Before, during or after your Hawaii vacation, Alex and Misty-Lynn will keep you updated on books about Hawaii […]
A Psychiatrist In Honolulu
What does a psychiatrist, sewing machine and Bailey’s Antiques and Aloha Shirts all have in common? I spent the afternoon recently in Honolulu finding out. When 10,000 mental heath professionals came to Honolulu last month for their annual conference, I set out to meet one remarkable psychiatrist from Arizona. In addition to his medical practice, Michael also writes a […]
AA Matches or Beats UAL Hawaii Airfare Sale
This has been quite a day for Hawaii airfare deals, and it isn’t done quite yet. In the last hour or so, American Airlines has said “enough” to the best United Hawaii deal we’ve seen in three to four years. American’s intentions haven’t become quite clear yet, and this may either expand further or stop here. What I’ve found […]
Ultralight Safety: Three Crashes in Six Months
For our 1,000th post on Beat of Hawaii, we were hoping for a good deal to bring you. Unfortunately, it’s turned into sad news of yet another deadly crash involving an Ultralight aircraft. Today’s fatal flight took off from Hanapepe’s Port Allen field here on Kauai. Our thoughts go first to those killed and their loved ones. Ultralight safety […]
Hawaii Summer Airfare Sales: Save $200-$500
If you’d like to take an inimitable Hawaii vacation this summer, here are many great Hawaii airfare deals to make it happen. What’s more, there’s excellent availability overall, at least if you act right now. The participating airlines vary widely by route, as you’ll see below. First let’s put this in context. Obviously, when you come in summer, from […]
Allegiant: In or Out of Hawaii?
We recently reported the aircraft spotting of Allegiant’s first two 757’s flying in Europe for other carriers. This still unexplained situation caused us to speculate that Allegiant might not ever make it to Hawaii’s shores. You can read more about where those planes went, and why Allegiant might be changing Hawaii plans here. “For our followers watching Hawaii flights: […]
How Far Will You Go To Get The Best Hawaii Airfare Deal?
When it comes to finding the best airfares deals to and from the Islands, it takes a lot of time. That will come as no surprise to our fellow travel deal diehards. Sometimes for me, it’s a game, and I’m willing invest a lot more time than it is probably worth. But you have to take into account just […]
Has Allegiant Scrapped Hawaii Plans?
Breaking News. When Southwest confirmed plans to serve Hawaii, just one day after I suggested they would, it led me to speculate that they may have poked the proverbial pin into Allegiant’s Hawaii balloon. Now, new facts have come to light that may suggest a complete change in Allegiant’s plans. The recent evidence Allegiant appears to have disposed of the first two […]
You’ll find us in Frommers Today
Arthur Frommer called yesterday to ask about the ongoing impact of Japan’s disaster on Hawaii tourism. He also wondered about whether the decline in visitors from Japan would likely create any opportunities for better prices for Mainland visitors. You’ll find my answers within his blog post contained below. Comments. Subscribe to our email updates. [pageview url=”http://www.frommers.com/blog/?plckController=Blog&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&UID=3ec3ac40-db8a-4d10-a884-acf9ccad0879&plckPostId=Blog%3a3ec3ac40-db8a-4d10-a884-acf9ccad0879Post%3a65be308c-59ad-48c0-82ab-a9e2efe52cf5&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest” scrolling=”yes”]
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