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Re: The Road to Maui: The Path Well Taken by MP and Co.
« Reply #80 on: May 27, 2015, 12:42:26 AM »
So I take it you didn't walk the Winding Sands trail at all? Did yo make it to the peak, up the road from the visitor's center?

Sliding Sands with a kid sounds like a nightmare.
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Re: The Road to Maui: The Path Well Taken by MP and Co.
« Reply #81 on: May 27, 2015, 12:43:49 AM »
We did do some walking around, but nothing specific.

We were able to drive right up to the base of the peak from the visitors center.

Personally, i found the lookout from Leleiwi to be much better and more enjoyable.
We watched sunrise from Leleiwi. It was awesome!

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Re: The Road to Maui: The Path Well Taken by MP and Co.
« Reply #82 on: May 27, 2015, 12:44:38 AM »
It looks like a great trail, but with the kid, not sure it would have worked.



It was interesting to see the temperature drop 30 degrees on the way up through the clouds.
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Re: The Road to Maui: The Path Well Taken by MP and Co.
« Reply #83 on: May 27, 2015, 05:10:46 PM »
So i had an add on leg from my trip last summer that was supposed to be EWR-LAX for today. I obviously cannot take that flight as i am in Hawaii now, but when i got an email saying my flight was delayed for ~ two hours, i called and had them cancel the ticket. This will now allow me to rebook the ticket at a later date at no charge for whenever i want.
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Re: The Road to Maui: The Path Well Taken by MP and Co.
« Reply #84 on: May 27, 2015, 05:35:21 PM »
Wow lucky

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Re: The Road to Maui: The Path Well Taken by MP and Co.
« Reply #85 on: May 28, 2015, 12:11:44 PM »
Hawaii/LA Day Eight:

   Today was a lazy day. Got up a little late (7AM), hung around the hotel and checked-out about noon. The plan was to drive back to the RTH and find the rainbow trees that SomethingFishy spoke so highly of. The trees are located right off the highway at mile marker 7 (you will notice these a lot more if you are using the Maui Revealed guide). Mile marker seven was right outside the town of Paia, and we started scanning the tree groves once we made it through town. We did a few drive bys, but could not seem to locate the trees. I reached out to SF and was made aware, that we were at the wrong place, and the trees were at marker sever on the RTH, and not highway 36 which leads into the RTH. With not enough time to go find the trees, we hung around the town for a bit and then went to the airport.
   
   I went to check-in before dropping the car off, as I did not want to drag our suitcases any more then I needed to. Something to note, they scan all bags departing to the mainland for fruit/vegetables. I know pineapples, are allowed off the island, but not sure if anything else is. The flights were booked on AA using BA and an AA credit card for free bags and the infant was added for free as well. After getting our boarding passes, we went to drop the car off, took a shuttle back and went to security. We were not so lucky to get pre-check on our boarding passes this time, but the line was fairly small. After security they scan your bags again for fruit/vegetables and then off to the gate.

   At the gate, I was able to secure an extra seat for my kid as we were flying in coach (slumming it, I know) and also gate checked a bag they wanted to charge me for at check-in. The flight went by pretty quickly, and we were landing in LAX about 11:10 PM. There was some congestion at the gates, so we had to wait about twenty minutes until we were able to approach our gate and get the jet bridge attached. The luggage seemed to take an extremely long time to come out as well, and once it did, we went to grab a shuttle to our hotel. Hotel check-in was smooth, the room is in middle of renovations, but it was a place to sleep. We know have half a day of fun in LA before we head back home and say goodbye to this vacation and TR.
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Re: The Road to Maui: The Path Well Taken by MP and Co.
« Reply #87 on: May 28, 2015, 01:44:05 PM »
Where are you staying

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Re: The Road to Maui: The Path Well Taken by MP and Co.
« Reply #88 on: May 28, 2015, 03:27:42 PM »
Where are you staying
Stayed at the Four Points by the airport.
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Re: The Road to Maui: The Path Well Taken by MP and Co.
« Reply #89 on: May 28, 2015, 04:16:52 PM »
Thanks for finishing, can't wait for pictures! (If you get around to it.)

Some points:
1) FYI, you don't need to pay with the AA cc to get the free bags, just change the FFN to your AA FFN. :)
2) Why didn't the infant cost 10%?
3) Did you have to pay for parking while dropping off the bags/checking in?
4) Finalllllly, did you book LAX-NYC yet? If yes, how?

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Re: The Road to Maui: The Path Well Taken by MP and Co.
« Reply #90 on: May 28, 2015, 04:22:08 PM »
3) Did you have to pay for parking while dropping off the bags/checking in?
When returning cars in OGG you have to drive around the terminal to get to the rental car returns (for most companies). My guess is he just pulled up to the curb and parked there while he checked in.

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Re: The Road to Maui: The Path Well Taken by MP and Co.
« Reply #91 on: May 28, 2015, 04:52:27 PM »


Some points:
1) FYI, you don't need to pay with the AA cc to get the free bags, just change the FFN to your AA FFN. :)
FYI I  just showed my us airways card and got free bags.

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Re: The Road to Maui: The Path Well Taken by MP and Co.
« Reply #92 on: May 28, 2015, 05:10:06 PM »



2) Why didn't the infant cost 10%?

Domestic flights are free

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Re: The Road to Maui: The Path Well Taken by MP and Co.
« Reply #93 on: May 28, 2015, 06:08:14 PM »
2) Why didn't the infant cost 10%?

Domestic flight.
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Re: The Road to Maui: The Path Well Taken by MP and Co.
« Reply #94 on: May 28, 2015, 06:37:24 PM »

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Re: The Road to Maui: The Path Well Taken by MP and Co.
« Reply #95 on: May 28, 2015, 07:16:36 PM »
I am aware I didn't need to use the AA card, but it was the one I had on me when we booked.

As mentioned, infant flies free Domestic.

No fee to park car and you can even get 15 minute free.

Booked LAX-EWR with UA Y and on the plane now. There are over 50 empty seats, so will have a non J lie flat seat.
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Re: The Road to Maui: The Path Well Taken by MP and Co.
« Reply #96 on: May 28, 2015, 07:19:27 PM »
Have a safe trip home! Love the live updates style-cant wait for pics!!!!

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Re: The Road to Maui: The Path Well Taken by MP and Co.
« Reply #97 on: May 28, 2015, 07:55:53 PM »
I am aware I didn't need to use the AA card, but it was the one I had on me when we booked.

As mentioned, infant flies free Domestic.

No fee to park car and you can even get 15 minute free.

Booked LAX-EWR with UA Y and on the plane now. There are over 50 empty seats, so will have a non J lie flat seat.
Ah okay gotcha. Sweet deal for parking! Enjoy the flight! Sorry it's Y, but enjoy the empty seats!

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Re: The Road to Maui: The Path Well Taken by MP and Co.
« Reply #98 on: May 29, 2015, 09:13:03 AM »
Ah okay gotcha. Sweet deal for parking! Enjoy the flight! Sorry it's Y, but enjoy the empty seats!
I think i hit at least 15/20 different seats.
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Re: The Road to Maui: The Path Well Taken by MP and Co.
« Reply #99 on: May 29, 2015, 09:36:20 AM »
I think i hit at least 15/20 different seats.
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