Hawaii

How does a free trip to Hawaii sound?

It may still be hot and summery where you are, but come winter, a trip to Hawaii will probably sound mighty nice.

Especially if it’s all-expenses-paid.

Sound good?

To celebrate the launch of Virgin America service from San Fransisco into Honolulu on November 2 and into Maui on December 3, 2015 the airline has teamed up with Airbnb for a contest with prizes that include attending the inaugural celebration with Sir Richard Branson.

Details about entering are here – but the grand prize includes a seat for you and a guest on the inaugural flight from San Francisco to Honolulu (with a return flight, of course) a three-night stay at a beachfront Airbnb estate with Sir Richard as the Airbnb host on the first night, invitation to all launch celebration activities, car rental, Go Pro camera and 12 hours of lessons from a professional kiteboarder.

Deadline for entering is September 30, 2015, with the drawing taking place on October 6. If you don’t win the grand prize, don’t give up: second and third place prizes are pretty darn nice as well.

Good luck!

Homegrown safety video for Hawaiian Airlines

In a switch-up from the funny and celebrity-filled in-flight safety videos that are becoming the norm on airlines, Hawaiian Airlines has decided to go heartfelt and local.

The carrier’s new safety video features crew members and their families sharing the crucial information – in picture-postcard Hawaiian locations, including Yokohama Beach and Kualoa Ranch on Oʻahu, Haleakalā National Park and Po‘olenalena Beach on Maui, Waimea Canyon and Waikoko Farm on Kauaʻi and Saddle Road Lava Fields and Umauma Falls on Hawaiʻi Island.

Hawaiian Airlines is having a social media contest (open to U.S. residents only) to celebrate the new video.

The prize: 140,000 HawaiianMiles.

To enter, post a picture to Instagram or Twitter of your favorite Hawaiian location.
Use the hashtage “HAOnlocation” and post your photos by September 18.

85th anniversary for Hawaiian Airlines

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Hawaiian Airlines is celebrating its 85th anniversary on Tuesday, November 11 and, in preparation, the airline has been reflecting on its past.

They’ve put out this lavishly illustrated book celebrating and documenting the company’s history.

Hawaiian Airlines

The airline has also been going through its archives and shared these photos of the evolution of its uniforms.

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Hawaiian Airlines uniforms – 1943

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Hawaiian Airlines uniform – 1957

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Hawaiian Airlines uniform – 1969

Hawaiian Airlines uniform – 1971

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Hawaiian Airlines uniform – 1974

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Hawaiian Airlines uniform – 1989

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Hawaiian Airlines uniform- 2013

Airline change fee waivers for Hawaii hurricanes

In advance of two hurricanes – Iselle and Julio – heading for Hawaii, several airlines are offering to waive change fees for passengers who would like to cancel or change their reservations.

As always, check with your airline directly for the latest information.

Here are few of the airlines that have posted policies for change fee exemptions:

Alaska Airlines

ALASKA Hurricane

Delta Air Lines

DELTA hurricane

Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaii hurricane

United Airlines

United hurricane