One of the questions we are asked most frequently is when to plan a Hawaii vacation. Obviously everyone’s needs are different, but having said that, here’s our unequivocal answer. With the end of summer already in sight, autumn in Hawaii – our favorite season, will soon be upon us. With it comes Hawaii deals, no crowds, exceptional weather and […]
What Hawaii Tourism Rebound Means To You
Last month the State of Hawaii set a new record: 1.3 billion dollars in visitor spending. That was up 14% over the prior January thanks to an increase in the number of visitors (nearly 650,000) and dollars spent during their vacation. The unexpectedly good results were helped by a stronger than expected holiday season followed by the pent up […]
Will Hawaiian Air Close Manila Call Center?
News today that US Airways is joining the ranks of other airlines and plans to close its Manila call center. It will return those jobs to U.S. based agents. Outsourcing resulted in unsatisfied customers In the past decade most major air carriers attempted reducing costs through moving to contracted call center companies located either in India or the Philippines. […]
Bay Area to Big Island $153+ Each Way
Flying between the San Francisco Bay area and the Big Island is one of the most reasonable Hawaii deals that’s available right now. You can take your pick of either Alaska Air or Hawaiian and travel over the next four months. These competitive fares are on-again, off-again, so book soon, if this is right for you. Here’s the deal: […]
Hawaiian Air: The Focus Is Asia
There’s too much heat in the Hawaii domestic route kitchen right now, and it’s about to get much worse. As a result, Hawaiian is shifting its attention. Hawaiian’s new route from Honolulu to Haneda (Tokyo) will commence service next month. That will be followed early next year with service to Seoul. Hawaii is a premier destination for people living […]
More Fees Coming to Hawaiian Air
Hawaiian Airlines recently started charging $25 for exit row seating. And, while limited free meals are still available, they are now offering $10 paid meals as well as snacks and bottled water. In case you thought that was the end of Hawaiian’s ancillary fees, think again. “Ancillary revenue…will become a bigger chunk of our total revenue.” Mark Dunkerley, CEO […]
Are Alaska Air and Hawaiian Air Headed For Acquisition?
Speculation arose again this weekend about the possibility of Alaska Air being acquired by American Airlines. Alaska, which has of recent become a very significant player here in Hawaii’s skies, is valued at $1.5B, which makes it small enough to still be easily digestible. This news of course comes hot on the heels of the announcement that the long-awaited […]