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Title: Trip to Hawaii
Post by: psalm on January 25, 2010, 03:55:15 PM
Hi all,
A noobe here.
I recently got married and would like to plan a honey moon for me and my wife before we get all caught up in the world.
Was wondering if anybody had any suggestions/ideas.
I have 150,000 miles on delta, 30,000 starpoints. but it does not HAVE to be with miles or starpoints - if its a good price I'll pay.
I'm looking for somewhere warm, sunny and has nice beaches that are warm enough to swim in at this time of year.
My dates are any days between and including: Feb 4 - Feb 15 although the best dates are between Feb 7 - Feb 14.
Any help is GREATLY appreciated!!!  
Title: Re: Trip to somewhere sunny?
Post by: Dan on January 25, 2010, 04:13:37 PM
I'm a huge Hawaii fan and you've got the miles to do it!
Title: Re: Trip to somewhere sunny?
Post by: bades on January 25, 2010, 04:37:44 PM
i agree with dan maui or kauai, if you dont want to travel all the way there bahamas and USVI and aruba are excellent options
Title: Re: Trip to somewhere sunny?
Post by: moish on January 25, 2010, 04:55:33 PM
mexico, cancun or acapulco
Title: Re: Trip to somewhere sunny?
Post by: SuperFlyer on January 25, 2010, 05:29:20 PM
If you are really open to a lot, you can go on travel websites, and just browse for promos.

i just surfed for 15 sec and found this http://www.expedia.com/daily/promos/deals/mexico_pacific_sale0110/default.asp?mcicid=deal.dest.feature_MexicoSale0110&rfrr=-58157

I'm not sure whether the price is good, as I'm not from USA, but it doesn't sound too bad.
Title: Re: Trip to somewhere sunny?
Post by: psalm on January 25, 2010, 06:01:41 PM
Thank you all for the quick responses and super flyer for the link - I'm going to look into that..
But as 2 people and one of them Dan recommended Hawaii, I would like to try that.
Here's the deal though, I've never booked through millage, and I've never been to Hawaii, so I was wondering if I can get more info like,
1) Whats the best way to use my millage? (- should i go straight through delta, and what do I do if all thier flights are full?)
2) Which hotels should I book? should I use starpoints or cash or both??
3) What should I plan in advance to do there?
4) Car rentals?
....
I know its alot, but I REALLY want to make this specail and have no clue...
All help is GREATLY appreciated!!!
Title: Re: Trip to somewhere sunny?
Post by: SuperFlyer on January 25, 2010, 06:04:07 PM
about those links, maybe one of the people living in the new world can help you with links with more powerful promos.
Title: Re: Trip to somewhere sunny?
Post by: Dan on January 25, 2010, 07:56:10 PM
Thank you all for the quick responses and super flyer for the link - I'm going to look into that..
But as 2 people and one of them Dan recommended Hawaii, I would like to try that.
Here's the deal though, I've never booked through millage, and I've never been to Hawaii, so I was wondering if I can get more info like,
1) Whats the best way to use my millage? (- should i go straight through delta, and what do I do if all thier flights are full?)
2) Which hotels should I book? should I use starpoints or cash or both??
3) What should I plan in advance to do there?
4) Car rentals?
....
I know its alot, but I REALLY want to make this specail and have no clue...
All help is GREATLY appreciated!!!
I don't think Delta has any partners that go to Hawaii, so it's Delta or nothing.   Be sure to check Coach and First availability.
Where are you flying from?
You need to decide which island(s) to go to, I've written trip notes about 2 of them but haven't had a chance to write about the other 2 yet.

My favorite Hawaiian hotel is the Grand Hyatt Kauai, but you're a little late to jump on the Hyatt free nights promo...free nights must be earned by 01/31.
Title: Re: Trip to somewhere sunny?
Post by: psalm on January 25, 2010, 09:42:57 PM
I am flying from N.Y.
If I may ask, Which island did you enjoy the most?
Title: Re: Trip to somewhere sunny?
Post by: Dan on January 25, 2010, 10:26:11 PM
I am flying from N.Y.
If I may ask, Which island did you enjoy the most?

Looks like there's plenty of 40K Coach/75K First availability on Delta..

Which island? That's a really tough question.  All of them have plenty of great beaches but here's a few quick totally random thoughts.  Don't spend less than 5 days on an island, just not worth hopping for that.

Oahu: Beautiful but "touristy."  Pearl Harbor. Dozens of high-rise hotels on crowded Waikiki Beach.  Lots of opportunity for paid activities.  Only shul in Hawaii that's walkable to the tourist areas. Most flights go into Honolulu but there's no major compelling reason to stay.

Maui:  Much less touristy than Oahu, many people find it the right balance between nature and tourist activities.  One of the most fun and gorgeous drives in the world on the Road To Hana.  Sunrise at Haleakala. Great whale-watching in the winter.  Miles of great beaches with great snorkeling.  

Kauai:  The least touristy/developed of the islands.  I love all the incredibly fresh air and all the green everywhere! Grand canyon of the pacific, na pali coast, great hiking... 13 miles of deserted beaches at Polihale. Awesome snorkeling at many beaches.

Big Island:  Less green, more black.  Lava everywhere.  Active volcanoes with lava flowing fireworks.  Tallest mountain in the world (measured from the base) in Mauna Kea with breathtaking sunsets and stargazing.  Incredible beaches.
Title: Re: Trip to somewhere sunny?
Post by: bades on January 26, 2010, 12:09:01 AM
maui was beautiful in so many ways, as dan eluded to. i would suggest cash and points  for hotel stay the westin maui is beautiful... and if u have the miles 1st class is the way to travel to hawaii..
Title: Re: Trip to somewhere sunny?
Post by: psalm on January 26, 2010, 12:23:50 AM
Thanks for your reply's!
Well I think Maui it is, of course with first class if they still have the tickets available when I book.
Hotels, you say the Westin? Would you know around what it would come out to if I use cash and starpoints?
Also, can I book a lower class room and upgrade if I want to once there? (A friend of mine, when he went on his honey moons to Miami, he booked low class rooms, when they got there they said that they are on their honey moon and got upgraded to a very nice room... - any hope for that in Hawaii?)
Is there a chance I'll get upgraded because of my starwood preferred status?
(I think I might have a starwood coupon for 50% off.. I'm going to go look for it..)
Does the hotel offer kosher food, or do I bring my own?
Title: Re: Trip to somewhere sunny?
Post by: psalm on January 27, 2010, 02:34:54 PM
do the hotels offer kosher food?
Title: Re: Trip to somewhere sunny?
Post by: bades on January 27, 2010, 04:43:34 PM
no kosher food in maui, u would have to get in touch with the rabbi there prior to your trip...
Title: Re: Trip to somewhere sunny?
Post by: psalm on January 27, 2010, 04:47:26 PM
is there kosher food in Kauai?
half of the vocation is being spoiled no?
Title: Re: Trip to somewhere sunny?
Post by: Dan on January 27, 2010, 04:56:27 PM
no kosher food in maui, u would have to get in touch with the rabbi there prior to your trip...
The Hyatt in Maui definitely has kosher food.
But I'd still recommend bringing frozen cooked meals from home and warming them up on a burner/crock pot or the like.
Title: Re: Trip to somewhere sunny?
Post by: psalm on January 27, 2010, 06:09:08 PM
I most definitely will. but i only have stapoints and if im not mistaken the Hyatt is very expensive and does not execpt starpoints, any ideas dan?
Title: Re: Trip to somewhere sunny?
Post by: psalm on January 27, 2010, 11:40:47 PM
Dang! Dang! Dang! I called delta today, they said that the cheapest first class is 135,000 miles PER ticket! and the cheapest economy is 52,000 PER ticket!
That just sucks! Oh well I'm just going to have to go economy...
So anyone wanto change Hyatt points for starwood points.. unless the Westin has kosher food?
Title: Re: Trip to somewhere sunny?
Post by: Dan on January 28, 2010, 12:54:45 AM
Dang! Dang! Dang! I called delta today, they said that the cheapest first class is 135,000 miles PER ticket! and the cheapest economy is 52,000 PER ticket!
That just sucks! Oh well I'm just going to have to go economy...
So anyone wanto change Hyatt points for starwood points.. unless the Westin has kosher food?
For what dates? Did you search delta.com?
I might trade Hyatt points for Starpoints...but the Hyatt in Kauai is crazy nice, much nicer than Maui.  Although Hyatt Maui can cost more...
I'm not sure if any other hotels have kosher food.
Title: Re: Trip to somewhere sunny?
Post by: psalm on January 28, 2010, 09:31:05 AM
originaly I did it by phone, but after posting I decided to try my luck online.. they have first for 75000 but it has two stopvers both ways, is it still worth it??
maybe its worth it to go 40000 economy with one stop...?
theres no airport in mauii, which airport should I fly to?
I'm going to call te hotels if the westin in mauii does not have kosher food maybe ill go to kauii and take u up on ur offer if ur still willing..
Title: Re: Trip to somewhere sunny?
Post by: Dan on January 28, 2010, 11:25:37 AM
originaly I did it by phone, but after posting I decided to try my luck online.. they have first for 75000 but it has two stopvers both ways, is it still worth it??
maybe its worth it to go 40000 economy with one stop...?
theres no airport in mauii, which airport should I fly to?
I'm going to call te hotels if the westin in mauii does not have kosher food maybe ill go to kauii and take u up on ur offer if ur still willing..
Only Continental flies nonstop from NYC to Hawaii, everyone else has stopovers...plus Continental has international BusinessFirst class to Hawaii.

I think Delta may have some quasi-international business seating to Hawaii...look for A330 or 767 flights via ATL or MSP.

The main Hawaiian airport codes are:
HNL-Honolulu, Hawaii
OGG-Kahalui, Maui
LIH-Lihue, Kauai
KOA-Kona, Big Island
ITO-Hilo, Big Island
If this trip is a honeymoon I'd probably splurge for first class
Title: Re: Trip to somewhere sunny?
Post by: psalm on January 28, 2010, 11:33:22 AM
I reseved a flight first class to hnl..
can i drive from hnl to mauii or kuaui, or do u recomend flying? - how much are flight?
Title: Re: Trip to somewhere sunny?
Post by: psalm on January 28, 2010, 11:34:45 AM
and how do u make tickets with long stopovers to places u want???
Title: Re: Trip to somewhere sunny?
Post by: Dan on January 28, 2010, 11:38:17 AM
I reseved a flight first class to hnl..
can i drive from hnl to mauii or kuaui, or do u recomend flying? - how much are flight?

hehe, if you find a way to drive between the islands I'd love to hear about it.  ;D

Your options are limited to swimming or flying.
Here is what Hawaii looks like. (http://local.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=hawaii&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=34.671324,79.013672&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Hawaii&ll=20.879343,-156.291504&spn=5.110466,9.876709&z=7)

What date/flights do you have reserved?
Title: Re: Trip to somewhere sunny?
Post by: psalm on January 28, 2010, 12:07:27 PM
these are what i reserved but maybe ill change it to go through Atlanta, although the reason why i asked how to make flights with long stopover with dates that u want.. is because it would be nice to extend the vacation and stay either on the way there or the way back.. to stay in Cali, or Seattle..

Sun 07FEB Delta 2089          LV NEW YORK JOHN (JFK)  11:00am First   
                              AR ATLANTA, GA   (ATL)  1:45pm

Sun 07FEB Delta 2087          LV ATLANTA, GA   (ATL)  2:55pm First   
                              AR LOS ANGELES,  (LAX)  5:05pm

Sun 07FEB Delta 1501          LV LOS ANGELES,  (LAX)  5:55pm First   
                              AR HONOLULU, HI  (HNL)  9:44pm

Thu 11FEB Delta 2220          LV HONOLULU, HI  (HNL)  1:50pm First   
                              AR SEATTLE, WA   (SEA)  9:44pm

Fri 12FEB Delta 2446          LV SEATTLE, WA   (SEA)  12:30am First   
                              AR MINNEAPOLIS/S (MSP)  5:42am

Fri 12FEB Delta 2570          LV MINNEAPOLIS/S (MSP)  7:00am First   
                              AR NEW YORK JOHN (JFK)  10:45am

Title: Re: Trip to somewhere sunny?
Post by: levi on January 28, 2010, 12:20:43 PM
When I was in Maui, I ordered food from Oahu Kosher in Honolulu. The delivered the food by refrigerated boat, and I had to go tho the airport to pick up the order.  ($75 Delivery fee)
Title: Re: Trip to somewhere sunny?
Post by: Dan on January 28, 2010, 12:50:28 PM
I wouldn't bother with first class on those planes.  

Here's the coach itinerary I'd recommend for 40K miles:

02/07
LGA-MSP 8:00am-10:19am A320
MSP-HNL 11:25am-4:10pm A330
02/11
HNL-ATL 5:50pm-7:22am A330
ATL-LGA 8:40am-11:10am 757

Get a seat in row 28 or higher on the A330 for extra legroom.  All seats on the A330 have personal entertainment systems.
Title: Re: Trip to somewhere sunny?
Post by: Dan on January 28, 2010, 12:53:48 PM
For the connecting flights from Honolulu to Maui or Kauai check out www.hawaiianair.com
You can buy the tickets or use 10K miles from any airline for the flight.  Be sure bring a copy of the Hawaiian Air itinerary to check your luggage from LGA all the way to Maui or Kauai.

Also if you want to add a stopover in any connecting city you need to do it over the phone.
Title: Re: Trip to somewhere sunny?
Post by: psalm on January 28, 2010, 01:19:12 PM
wow dan thanks alot ur amazing!
just to get this straight, u don't recommend any of the first class tickets that are available for those days on delta?
Title: Re: Trip to somewhere sunny?
Post by: Dan on January 28, 2010, 01:22:30 PM
wow dan thanks alot ur amazing!
just to get this straight, u don't recommend any of the first class tickets that are available for those days on delta?
Personally I'd save the miles for a different trip.
The first class on those planes wont be anything special.  There was no 75k first class on the planes where it would be worthwhile.
Coach on the A330 segments (in the first 28 rows) like on the itin I recommended above should be nice as that's an internationally configured plane with decent leg room and personal entertainment systems.
Title: Re: Trip to somewhere sunny?
Post by: Daniel on January 28, 2010, 01:44:06 PM
The Hyatt in Maui definitely has kosher food.
But I'd still recommend bringing frozen cooked meals from home and warming them up on a burner/crock pot or the like.

A Hyatt has kosher food in Hawaii? What does this mean? The hotel provides it? What's the hechsher?
Title: Re: Trip to somewhere sunny?
Post by: psalm on January 28, 2010, 02:12:40 PM
dan, i see that delta fly's directly to mauii or at least they are offering flights to there with my miles.. do u recommend that?
Title: Re: Trip to somewhere sunny?
Post by: Dan on January 28, 2010, 02:16:52 PM
dan, i see that delta fly's directly to mauii or at least they are offering flights to there with my miles.. do u recommend that?
I don't think they had 40K availability for your dates though.
Title: Re: Trip to somewhere sunny?
Post by: psalm on January 28, 2010, 02:21:11 PM
Lol ur right they have it for 52000 which might be worth, no? with the 10 fees for booking and who knows what else might come up..? if it is worth it is there any u see that u recommend?
Title: Re: Trip to somewhere sunny?
Post by: psalm on January 28, 2010, 02:22:36 PM
and i believe they have for 40,000 when flying from jfk to ogg..
Title: Re: Trip to somewhere sunny?
Post by: Dan on January 28, 2010, 02:29:32 PM
A Hyatt has kosher food in Hawaii? What does this mean? The hotel provides it? What's the hechsher?
They're frozen meals imported from LA.
They give Diamond members a number of meals for free.
Title: Re: Trip to somewhere sunny?
Post by: Dan on January 28, 2010, 02:31:27 PM
and i believe they have for 40,000 when flying from jfk to ogg..
Not that will get you back for Shabbos though.
Title: Re: Trip to somewhere sunny?
Post by: psalm on January 28, 2010, 02:39:08 PM
the problem is that i called up hawaiin airlines they said that if i want to use delta skymiles i would have to call up delta and book through there, when i checked delta.co for thier flights fron hnl to kahalui they onlly have in the morning which would mean i would have to stay over night... any ideas please im trying to book right now! i dont mind staying in cali or seattle for shabbos but would rather not hawaai...
and besides, if i book a seporate ticket they charge 75 becouse its within 20 days.. ;-(
Title: Re: Trip to somewhere sunny?
Post by: Dan on January 28, 2010, 02:49:24 PM
the problem is that i called up hawaiin airlines they said that if i want to use delta skymiles i would have to call up delta and book through there, when i checked delta.co for thier flights fron hnl to kahalui they onlly have in the morning which would mean i would have to stay over night... any ideas please im trying to book right now! i dont mind staying in cali or seattle for shabbos but would rather not hawaai...
and besides, if i book a seporate ticket they charge 75 becouse its within 20 days.. ;-(
Hold the itin I suggested and try calling delta and see if you can add on the HNL-OGG-HNL legs to that ticket on Hawaiian.
Title: Re: Trip to somewhere sunny?
Post by: Dan on January 28, 2010, 02:51:56 PM
Alternatively you could also just buy a cheaper ticket from www.iflygo.com
Title: Re: Trip to somewhere sunny?
Post by: moish on January 28, 2010, 03:31:46 PM
dan, i think you should rename this topic hawaii info or consolidate it to another
Title: Re: Trip to Hawaii
Post by: psalm on January 28, 2010, 03:40:06 PM
dan what do u think bout this?

Sun 07FEB Delta 707           LV NEW YORK JOHN (JFK)  11:00am Coach   
                              AR LOS ANGELES,  (LAX)  2:33pm

Sun 07FEB Delta 1477          LV LOS ANGELES,  (LAX)  5:10pm Coach   
                              AR KAHULUI, HI   (OGG)  8:57pm

Thu 11FEB Delta 1212          LV KAHULUI, HI   (OGG)  10:15pm Coach   
                              AR LOS ANGELES,  (LAX)  5:30am

Sun 14FEB Delta 706           LV LOS ANGELES,  (LAX)  12:40pm Coach   
                              AR NEW YORK JOHN (JFK)  9:07pm
Title: Re: Trip to Hawaii
Post by: Dan on January 28, 2010, 03:45:39 PM
dan what do u think bout this?

Sun 07FEB Delta 707           LV NEW YORK JOHN (JFK)  11:00am Coach    
                              AR LOS ANGELES,  (LAX)  2:33pm

Sun 07FEB Delta 1477          LV LOS ANGELES,  (LAX)  5:10pm Coach    
                              AR KAHULUI, HI   (OGG)  8:57pm

Thu 11FEB Delta 1212          LV KAHULUI, HI   (OGG)  10:15pm Coach    
                              AR LOS ANGELES,  (LAX)  5:30am

Sun 14FEB Delta 706           LV LOS ANGELES,  (LAX)  12:40pm Coach    
                              AR NEW YORK JOHN (JFK)  9:07pm

Looks like a fun trip.  So you're set on Maui onver Kauai then?  It's a tough choice!

The planes won't be anything special...but only crazy people like myself consider the plane to be part of the fun.
Also I'd leave on one of the red-eyes on sunday to get in an extra day in LAX.  You'll have a car rental for 4 day in LAX whether you leave at noon or 11pm.

Another option would be Shabbos in Honolulu by a shul close to Waikiki.
Title: Re: Trip to Hawaii
Post by: psalm on January 28, 2010, 03:49:36 PM
hey dan thanks for the input. im stopping in la because i have family there... so i wont be renting a car either.. and my wife starts work again on monday morning.. so go figure...
but i see u really want to recommend kauai?
Title: Re: Trip to Hawaii
Post by: Dan on January 28, 2010, 04:03:58 PM
hey dan thanks for the input. im stopping in la because i have family there... so i wont be renting a car either.. and my wife starts work again on monday morning.. so go figure...
but i see u really want to recommend kauai?
Lol, I don't mean to push Kauai over Maui...they're both beautiful islands and you won't be disappointed with either.
My personal preference is Kauai...but it's just that-a personal preference.
Title: Re: Trip to Hawaii
Post by: psalm on January 28, 2010, 05:40:51 PM
ITS OFFICIAL!!! I booked it! done! WOOHHH!
I started off not even knowing a any city name in hawaii besides honolulu, not knowing any airport codes... now I know all of them and a whole lot about hawaii!!!
Thanks alot dan and all else that helped out!
Now I'm just trying to get hyatt points and book my hotel! (What about the sheraton, i see its covered by starwood, anyone ever stay in the sheraton in mauii?)
btw, the hyatt and the westin have kosher food, (in the hyatt the meat is either ch or viesmandle, and the chicken is ch or satmer... the bread is all bishul yisroel!!! , the westin still has to get back to me. the sheraton does not have kosher food but u can ship ur own to them and they will keep it in the refrigerater for u..)
Title: Re: Trip to Hawaii
Post by: Dan on January 28, 2010, 08:31:05 PM
Be sure to buy Maui Revealed (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0971727996?ie=UTF8&tag=pp044-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0971727996) and start reading and planning!  Make sure you do it with prime to get it asap.

The Hyatt, Westin, and Sheraton are all right next to each other in Ka'anapali in West Maui, not nearly as nice as South Maui...A shame there are no SPG/Hyatt's in Wailea.
Did you get the menu from Hyatt?
Title: Re: Trip to Hawaii
Post by: psalm on January 28, 2010, 08:41:54 PM
i sure will read the book. yup, i got the menu.
will i need a car? i reserved one but not sure if ill need it.
Title: Re: Trip to Hawaii
Post by: Dan on January 28, 2010, 08:48:29 PM
will i need a car? i reserved one but not sure if ill need it.
Absolutely you will need a car.
Title: Re: Trip to Hawaii
Post by: psalm on January 28, 2010, 10:17:39 PM
The hyatt is full?!?! anybody know if they usually get rooms available later?
whats better the sheratin or the westin??
Title: Re: Trip to Hawaii
Post by: Mikeoracle on January 28, 2010, 10:46:16 PM
I am not familiar with the 2 specific hotels, but so far in my experience the Westins has always trumped the Sheratons that I have stayed at.
Title: Re: Trip to Hawaii
Post by: bades on January 29, 2010, 10:31:56 AM
westin is gorgeous
Title: Re: Trip to Hawaii
Post by: Charles The Govenor on February 09, 2010, 01:39:51 AM
What is the closest hotel too the shul,and do they offer meals?
Title: Re: Trip to Hawaii
Post by: Dan on February 09, 2010, 01:56:25 AM
What is the closest hotel too the shul,and do they offer meals?
There are a couple non-chain hotels within walking distance of Chabad of Maui.
http://www.jewishmaui.com/index.php
Title: Re: Trip to Hawaii
Post by: damaxer91 on February 09, 2010, 05:14:17 AM
Dan, where do the kosher meals come from in LA? What kind of selection do they offer? Is the food decent?
Title: Re: Trip to Hawaii
Post by: Charles The Govenor on February 09, 2010, 03:00:08 PM
Dan which one would u recommend?
Title: Re: Trip to Hawaii
Post by: momo on February 09, 2010, 03:34:21 PM
I actually spoke to the rabbi in maui who told me that there is no minyan on shabbos
Title: Re: Trip to Hawaii
Post by: Dan on February 09, 2010, 03:56:19 PM
Dan which one would u recommend?
I only know the chain hotels in Hawaii...it's all about the points!
Only on Oahu are there chain hotels within walking distance of a shul.
Title: Re: Trip to Hawaii
Post by: Charles The Govenor on February 09, 2010, 03:58:26 PM
Such as?
Title: Re: Trip to Hawaii
Post by: Dan on February 09, 2010, 04:20:30 PM
Such as?
Any Waikiki hotel should be walkable to Chabad of Honolulu.
http://www.chabadofhawaii.com/
Title: Re: Trip to Hawaii
Post by: Charles The Govenor on February 09, 2010, 05:23:28 PM
I cant find a list of hotels on their website.
Title: Re: Trip to Hawaii
Post by: Dan on February 09, 2010, 05:25:20 PM
I cant find a list of hotels on their website.
Nearly every hotel is in Waikiki and will therefore be walkable.
There are no SPG's or Hyatt hotels that aren't walkable to the shul (located in the Ala Moana hotel).
Title: Re: Trip to Hawaii
Post by: moish on February 09, 2010, 05:33:56 PM
everyone is aware that it's not so simple to stay in hawaii for shabbos, right? ask your lor
Title: Re: Trip to Hawaii
Post by: eliteflyer on February 10, 2010, 11:49:11 PM
Dan, where do the kosher meals come from in LA? What kind of selection do they offer? Is the food decent?
Having experienced the food at the Hyatt Maui, it is decent...provided you get it for free :-)
Title: Re: Trip to Hawaii
Post by: auntiemus on April 27, 2010, 12:39:40 AM
For the connecting flights from Honolulu to Maui or Kauai check out www.hawaiianair.com
You can buy the tickets or use 10K miles from any airline for the flight.  Be sure bring a copy of the Hawaiian Air itinerary to check your luggage from LGA all the way to Maui or Kauai.

Also if you want to add a stopover in any connecting city you need to do it over the phone.

what do you mean use mileage form any airlines to book an interisland on Hawaiin
Title: Re: Trip to Hawaii
Post by: Dan on April 27, 2010, 10:29:27 AM
what do you mean use mileage form any airlines to book an interisland on Hawaiin
Every major domestic airline will book you an interisland round-trip (i.e. HNL-LIH-HNL) or open jaw ticket (i.e. HNL-LIH-OGG) on Hawaiian for 10,000 miles.
Plus:
AA will let you book a one-way for 5,000.
Continental will let you have a free stopover so you can go HNL-LIH-OGG-HNL for 10,000 miles.
Title: Re: Trip to Hawaii
Post by: auntiemus on April 27, 2010, 10:59:08 AM
by calling them, i suppose?
Title: Re: Trip to Hawaii
Post by: Dan on April 27, 2010, 11:07:16 AM
by calling them, i suppose?
That would be a good bet.  It's possible that continental.com could book it though.
Title: Re: Trip to Hawaii
Post by: Dan on June 08, 2010, 05:20:20 PM
Trip report?
Title: Re: Trip to Hawaii
Post by: auntiemus on July 06, 2010, 02:50:40 PM
i did on the Kauai thread