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Southwest Airlines may fly between Honolulu and Vegas

If you live in Hawaii, Las Vegas, Nevada, is such a popular travel destination that locals refer to it as the Hawaiian Islands’ 9th island. Today, Southwest Airlines’ CEO Gary Kelly announced that they are seriously considering adding nonstop flights between the 2 destinations. eTN Chatroom: Discuss with readers from around the world: The airline is planning to begin Hawaii service in April of this year from 4 California cities and... Read More
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Hawaii’s Mokulele Airlines bought by Southern Airways

Southern Airways announced today that it has acquired Mokulele Airlines in Hawaii. Southern plans to keep the Mokulele brand, while operating all flights on the Southern Airways FAA operating certificate. The acquisition, which closed Friday, makes Southern the nation’s largest commuter airline operator. Prior to the acquisition, Southern operated 600 weekly flights across 20 cities in the Gulf South, the mid-Atlantic and Florida. The deal adds Hawaii and California to Southern... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism Authority concerned about storm watch

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau and its Island Chapters, and Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association, are monitoring a low-pressure storm system as it approaches the Hawaiian Islands, in collaboration with the State of Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, National Weather Service and County emergency management agencies. HTA has created a special Alert page on its website to provide industry partners, residents and visitors with information, updates and... Read More
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Flying to Hawaii unsafe on a B737-800? Boeing declines to comment

Is it safe flying a Southwest Airline B737-800 aircraft from North America to Hawaii? This is a question many experts are asking these days. A Boeing spokesperson responded: “We are respectfully declining to comment and participate in your story.” It appears Boeing was spooked after eTN questioned safety when using an aircraft designed for short- and medium-haul flights for a long-haul over-water route. The Boeing 737 was initially known as the... Read More
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Waikoloa Beach Marriott workers ratify union contract

UNITE HERE Local 5 members who work at Waikoloa Beach Marriott voted overwhelmingly yesterday to ratify a union contract that covers over 250 workers. The contract is modeled after the contract agreement that was reached on November 27 with Kyo-ya, which owns five Marriott-operated hotels. Beginning in October 2018, nearly 2,700 workers at the five hotels went on strike for 51 days with the demand that one job should be enough... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism paradise has a dark side: 117 people dead in 2018

One of the most popular US travel and tourism destinations is also a destination with a dark track record of 117 people that died on its roadways in 2018. One outspoken leader in the travel and tourism industry is the CEO of Charley's Taxi in Honolulu. She has been outspoken in traffic safety issues and invested heavily to make a difference. Her name is Dale Evans. Tourism income is at its peak... Read More
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HawaiianMiles expands partnership with Points to enhance travel program

Points today further expanded its partnership with Hawaiian Airlines to enable HawaiianMiles members to earn frequent flyer miles when booking hotels. Through a single integration with Points’ Loyalty Commerce Platform, which powers Points Travel services, HawaiianMiles members may now earn up to 10,000 frequent flyer miles per night when booking on over 300,000 hotels across the globe. This significant program enhancement follows a successful travel program launch in 2016 that enabled HawaiianMiles... Read More
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Visiting Oahu? Don’t rent a car, ride a Charley’s in Waikiki

When traveling to the Aloha State of Hawaii forget about renting a car or taking an Uber on the Island of Oahu, but think about riding a Charley’s.  The worst American States for visitors and locals to drive are Hawaii and California according to a 2018 survey by the “Bankrate Best States for Drivers Study. In Hawaii roads are so bad, that there is a fair likelihood of damage to your car,... Read More
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Hawaiian Air and JetBlue: Travelers’ paradise

Hawaiian Airlines and JetBlue today announced an expanded codeshare agreement that allows travelers from dozens of cities, most of them in the eastern U.S., to easily connect to the Hawaiian Islands via Boston's Logan International Airport (BOS) starting in April. Boston-area JetBlue customers can now purchase tickets on Hawaiian Airlines' nonstop flight to Honolulu's Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) with JetBlue's 'B6' code and earn TrueBlue points when they fly.... Read More
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Great Aloha Run celebrates 35 years in 2019

On your mark, get set, go! This coming Presidents’ Day, February 18, 2019, over 20,000 participants will take their places at the start line of the Hawai‘i Pacific Health Great Aloha Run (GAR). Now in its 35th year, the 8.15-mile road race raises money for charitable organizations while also promoting health and fitness. A kick-off event will be held in downtown Honolulu from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, November... Read More