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Aug 17th 2010 4:27PM Sean will be sorely missed at Budget Travel. He took the Frommers legacy brand to a new level online.
Jul 16th 2009 4:31PM Thanks for writing about this undercovered and important story. TripAdvisor seems to be beyond reproach at this point. But as was true with companies like IBM and Microsoft, in the end the consumer will decide.
Thanks and Aloha,
Jul 12th 2009 2:25AM There is updated information on the Ilikai. The hotel has announced plans to reopen within the next few weeks. Apparently the only thing missing will be the hotel's restaurant. They've reached tentative agreement with the union and most employees will be back at work soon.
Apr 14th 2009 3:58PM Visitor traffic to Hawaii is way down. There are lots of deals, and they will likely continue to flow for the foreseeable future. The trick is to be flexible and fast. Flexible because you never know when they will next arise and fast because they aren't always available and come and go quickly.
Last night Continental posted a $214 round-trip from LAX to Honolulu, valid until June 7 for example. I expect to see more fares through early summer perhaps later this week.
Oct 25th 2008 5:28PM We flew AA this summer and had a very similar experience that we wrote about on our site. Later an AA flight attendant wrote a very poignant email which I decided to post here: http://beatofhawaii.com/inside-american-airlines/
Thanks Peter. I enjoy reading your posts.
Aug 15th 2008 5:32PM Unfortunately for visitors to Hawaii, there have been pitifully few deals so far. We have had some from Seattle and Portland, but all-important LAX and SFO are as yet still $500+. I track each of the 3 daily fare distributions.
Jul 23rd 2008 4:17PM The sheets are fine, but you can't get much less "green" than that. There is a plethora of non-liquid, travel-friendly alternatives to Travelon, which I listed here: http://beatofhawaii.com/carry-on-only-how-to-avoid-tsa-liquid-hassles/.
Jul 22nd 2008 10:26PM Mosquitoes: there are (relatively) good ones and bad ones. The ones here in Hawaii never become infected, and if you can manage to not scratch, disappear quickly. I've also encountered filthy mosquitoes in Arles, France, the bites from which all became infected and left scars that dragged on for months. Yuck.
Here's our story on mosquitoes here in Hawaii: http://beatofhawaii.com/mosquitoes-in-hawaii-four-must-dos/
Jul 22nd 2008 8:57PM It is funky, old, in the process of a take-forever refurb, but nonetheless, HNL, Honolulu International, is one of the most fabulous airports for two reasons:
1. Open air environment. Almost the entire airport is unenclosed and open to tradewinds.
2. There are three wonderful themed garden where you can relax between flights.
Restaurants are becoming more prolific (which we covered recently), and shopping will improve.
Lastly, I'm very fond of the man-made reef runway, is one of only two in the world, which is an alternate space shuttle landing site.
Jul 15th 2008 1:56PM For me, standouts at this year's show so far have been contradictory comments from Airbus and Boeing. These are related to the economy, has it has and will impact the commercial aircraft business, and what China's involvement in the industry will be.
I wrote about it yesterday: http://beatofhawaii.com/what-boeingairbus-troubles-and-chinese-competion-mean-to-travel/