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You Won't Believe What Showed Up on This In-Flight Map

August 27, 2014 at 10:11 AM | by | Comments (0)

Twitter user @nycsouthpaw was onboard the notoriously lengthy Hawaiian Airlines nonstop flight from New York-JFK to Honolulu yesterday, when he noticed a little something special within the seatback entertainment moving map:

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Happy Birthday, Aviation: Many Airlines Celebrating Major Anniversaries in 2014

July 21, 2014 at 12:44 PM | by | Comment (1)

Ever heard of the St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line? We're guessing probably not, but the Smithsonian sure has; the seaplane carrier is classified as the world's first airline, which inaugurated commercial air service in 1914 when it took off with one paying passenger. It may have been a short journey (only 23 minutes!), but the Airboat Line's impact extends to today as commercial aviation has become a $2.2 trillion dollar industry, employing over 57 million people.

In 2014, the world celebrates 100 years of commercial air travel, but that's not all.

In this last century, airlines and airplanes have evolved into a fact of everyday life for travelers, and some of the pioneering companies will mark milestones this year. Here's who to wish "happy anniversary":

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This US Airline is the Only One Left Still Serving Complimentary Meals

June 6, 2014 at 11:27 AM | by | Comments (0)

Remember the days when you used to get a complimentary meal with your airline ticket? Yeah, we barely do. And what's worse, is there's a whole generation of kids growing up thinking thats it's "normal" to pay $12 for turkey and cheese sandwich on a flight. Sigh.

But on Hawaiian Airlines, you can at least pretend that all that nickel-and-diming never happened. That's because Hawaiian is the last domestic airline left that serves a complimentary meal AND a complimentary glass of wine.

Here's a shot of the fare from Maui (OGG) to Los Angeles (LAX.) In the bun is grounded up Hawaiian BBQ chicken manapua, made with garlic, ginger and peas. It was tasty. On the side you get a small salad with packaged salad dressing, a Hawaiian shortbread cookie, a cup of water and (hells yes) a glass of wine. On the way to Maui, we got the same salad but a special fried noodle dish and two chocolate-covered macadamia nuts.

You can check on the type of of meal you will have on your Hawaiian airlines flight here as well as read about the man behind the complimentary (and first class) meals, Thai-born Chef Chai Chaowasaree.

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So, About That Teen Stowaway Onboard Hawaiian Airlines...

April 22, 2014 at 3:32 PM | by | Comments (0)

We weren't going to blog this story because there's not much to convey beyond what you already know. A 16 year old teenager fought with his parents, ran away from home, jumped the fence at San Jose International, climbed into the wheel well of an Hawaiian Airlines flight bound for Maui, and then somehow lived to tell the tale.

Hiding in wheel wells is the kind of thing that almost always kills people, which we know because their bodies then fall out of the sky. This kid somehow survived and is now being cared for by child services, so it's a kind of bittersweet thing.

That's really all that can be said about the incident, unless you want to talk about how no one in this country bothers to secure airport runways any more, and you don't need to hear that rant again. Except: it turns out that a 16 year old runaway is newsworthy enough for CNN's Anderson Cooper to devote a 90 second segment to it. And not just any 90 second segment.

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This Hawaiian Carrier is Shutting Things Down at The End of The Month

March 27, 2014 at 9:42 AM | by | Comments (0)

Zipping back and forth between the islands over in Hawaii just got a little more complicated, as one of the main interisland carriers is getting ready to drop out of the competition. It’s been a rough ride for Mesa Air Group and its subsidiary known as go!, and now it looks like it will shut down and send the planes and people back to the mainland as of April 1.

We’ve heard less than awesome things about the carrier, and it appears that go! never really caught on with the locals after its entrance into the market and resulting fare wars drove Aloha Airlines' out of business back in 2008.

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Emirates, Delta, and Icelandair Have This Month's New Route News

March 14, 2014 at 9:13 AM | by | Comments (0)

Sometimes it’s hard to stay on top of all the new route announcements that come our way, so we’ve complied a little bit of a rundown below. As long as you can afford the fares, this should definitely help add to your passport stamp collection.

· Emirates:
Those who call Massachusetts home just got a new nonstop option this week, as Emirates is now doing its thing back and forth out of Boston’s Logan Airport. Boeing 777-200LRs will be the planes taking to the skies, as the passengers, pilots, and personnel do their thing between Dubai and Boston. Emirates will operate the flights each and every day of the week, so no need to balance your schedule to score a ride with them. For those that are interested in the specifics it’s flight 238 that departs Boston at around 11pm, and it arrives over in Dubai at around 7pm the next day, all times local.

· JetBlue:
Here’s one to add to the warm weather map, as JetBlue just announced destination number 86. This time the carrier is making the short trip between New York-JFK and Cape Cod, as they’ll be doing the nonstop thing right into Hyannis, Massachusetts. This is nonstop number 64 out of New York-JFK, and should be a great way to beat the traffic during the summer. Understandably it’s a seasonal thing with flights each and every day of the week between June 26 and September 9.

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Say Aloha to Ohana by Hawaiian, Taking to the Skies in March

February 13, 2014 at 7:23 AM | by | Comments (0)

Just the other day we were looking at the snazzy look of the latest member of the Hawaiian Airlines family, and now it looks like ‘Ohana by Hawaiian is ready to take to the skies.

If you need a refresher ‘Ohana by Hawaiian is the new subsidiary carrier from Hawaiian Airlines, as they plan to connect some smaller airports and locations in and around the islands with a little bit of propeller power.

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Hawaiian Airlines Debuts Premium Economy for as Low as $60 an 'Upgrade'

February 11, 2014 at 9:45 AM | by | Comments (0)

After a couple of in-flight Mai Tai beverages you might need a little bit extra room to stretch out and relax, and thankfully that’s now a possibility aboard Hawaiian Airlines. The carrier is jumping on the pay-to-play system when it comes to increased legroom seating, and now these options are officially up for sale to passengers.

You still might need to wait a few months before testing things out, but you can now at least pay a little extra for them and guarantee that they will be available for your flight later this year. These Extra Comfort economy seats will be first available on the carrier’s Airbus A330 fleet, and you are now welcome to select these better seats right on the airline’s website. Travel on or after August 1 is an option as of now, so you might want to delay that vacation until that time.

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Hawaiian Airlines' Georgeous Ohana Planes to Fly Hawaii's Skies Soon

February 5, 2014 at 7:49 AM | by | Comments (0)

A while ago we mentioned that Hawaiian Airlines was planning on launching a few new routes, and that they would be doing so thanks to some new propeller power. They’re still going with the new carrier name of ’Ohana, and it looks like things are set to hit the skies sooner than later.

The plan for the subsidiary airline is to serve some of the islands smaller airports, as Hawaiian Airlines is probably a little miffed that there are some options that their larger Boeing 717 interisland planes are missing out on.

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What Airlines Offer Discounts on Flights for Wedding Parties

January 16, 2014 at 9:36 AM | by | Comments (0)

If you haven’t received your save the date card—don’t worry—it’s on the way, as the 2014 wedding season will arrive before you know it. For those planning their big day, or those just showing up to have a good time, there’s a lot more to prepare for if the event takes you far from home.

Naturally, the airlines know all about destination wedding travel, and they’re happy to help. Here’s their deals on group travel, weddings, and how to get from here to there with a crowd:

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There's New Routes This Week from EVA Air, United, and Frontier

January 10, 2014 at 7:57 AM | by | Comments (0)

Sometimes it’s hard to stay on top of all the new route announcements that come our way, so we’ve complied a little bit of a rundown below. As long as you can afford the fares, this should definitely help add to your passport stamp collection.

· United:
It’s cold—we get it—and that means it’s time to book a little bit of a winter escape, and one of the easier options just has to be a trip to Florida. United is ready to take you there, as they just started up new nonstop flights between Denver and Fort Myers. Initially things were limited to just a few flights per week, but as of the other day these flights are now a daily option until around the beginning of April. There’s room for about 150 of your closest friends and family aboard the Boeing 737s that are set to serve these new routes. So grab a ticket, a seat, and enjoy your time in the Sunshine State.

· Qatar Airways:
Those carriers from the Middle East are always busy heading to new and exciting destinations across the globe, and this week is no exception as Qatar Airways is once again headed into the skies. We’ve heard that this is destination number 121 for the carrier, as its planes are now connecting Doha with Hangzhou over in China. Airbus A330s are doing all of the flying between the two countries, and as of now these flights are an option four times each and every week. With connections out of Doha to pretty much anywhere across the globe this just might be a great option for that around-the-world itinerary you keep dreaming about.

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Celebrate the Season with New Routes From American, Air Canada, JAL, and More

November 29, 2013 at 8:53 AM | by | Comments (0)

Sometimes it’s hard to stay on top of all the new route announcements that come our way, so we’ve complied a little bit of a rundown below. As long as you can afford the fares, this should definitely help add to your passport stamp collection.

· Air Canada Rouge:
The budget arm of Air Canada has decided that its customers need access to Walt Disney World and Universal Studios all year long, as it is now going to fly down to Orlando even more frequently. Air Canada Rouge will start flying between Orlando and Toronto throughout the entire year, and it will also boost the service even further—adding two more daily flights—between the middle of December and the end of April next year. Airbus A319s will be responsible for taking to the skies, but you will be responsible for finding a deal on theme park tickets.

· Hawaiian Airlines:
We can all agree that Hawaii is a great place to check out, but we certainly can’t complain about continuing on towards somewhere else instead of returning home. Thanks to Hawaiian Airlines that’s an option, as tickets are now on sale for its new route between Honolulu and Beijing. This is the carrier’s first destination in mainland China, as Airbus A330s are expected to hit the skies on April 16, 2014. The route is still awaiting some necessary government approval paperwork and what not, but if tickets are already being sent out, it’s probably a pretty safe bet to go through. Flights will run thrice per week—enjoy.

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