Hawaiian Airlines to Resume Most Domestic Routes

Written by Island Miler @ Jeffsetter Travel

Despite the growing number of cases across the US, Hawaii is pushing ahead with its reopening plans. And, as a result, Hawaiian Airlines is to resume most domestic routes soon. As you all know, Hawaii is reopening on August 1. Beginning that day, ANYONE traveling to the islands needs to submit a negative COVID-19 test […]

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Hawaiian Airlines returns to Las Vegas, New York and 6 more US cities in August

Written by Edward Russell @ The Points Guy

Hawaiian Airlines plans to resume flying much of its North American route map in August when Hawaii is due to begin easing restrictions on arriving travelers put in place due to the coronavirus pandemic. The carrier will return to Boston (BOS), Las Vegas (LAS), New York John F. Kennedy (JFK), Oakland (OAK), Phoenix (PHX) and …

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These are the long-haul international routes AA, Delta, Hawaiian and United plan to fly in July

Written by Edward Russell @ The Points Guy

Long-haul international routes continue to creep back onto the maps of American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines and United Airlines in July even as U.S. coronavirus cases surge anew. As of the end of June, the carriers plan to fly more than 60 long-haul routes. This is an increase from the roughly 40 routes …

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Hawaiian Airlines becomes latest US carrier to backtrack on strict refund policy

Written by Zach Griff @ The Points Guy

When the coronavirus came stateside, all major airlines started canceling and significantly paring down their schedules. To conserve cash and avoid giving refunds for canceled flights, some carriers got creative and offered future travel vouchers with bonuses to incentivize travelers to forgo a refund. Other airlines weren’t as generous. Instead, they just changed the refund …

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Amex is waiving transfer fees: Should you transfer points even if you’re not planning travel?

Written by Benji Stawski @ The Points Guy

The CARES Act is turning up some unexpected benefits, such as private-jet operators offering lower prices. In addition, it’s making credit card point transfers cheaper. American Express is temporarily waiving all excise taxes on Membership Rewards point transfers to U.S. airlines, citing the CARES Act. As first spotted by Travel with Grant, this applies to all …

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Sanitizer with your Stroopwafel? Many airlines are now providing cleaning supplies to passengers

Written by Zach Wichter @ The Points Guy

The next time you fly, don’t be surprised if your airline doles out a packet of hand sanitizer or some kind of disinfecting wipe to go along with your Biscoff cookies or tiny bag of Cheez-its. As stay-at-home orders slowly lift around the country, airlines are looking for ways to woo passengers back to the …

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Hawaiian Air Demonstrates New Safety Measures

Written by Island Miler @ Jeffsetter Travel

The other day, Governor David Ige announced the ending of inter-island travel quarantines. That same day we got a look at what travel will look like as Hawaiian Air demonstrates its new safety measures. When I discussed the reopening of intra-Hawaii travel the other day, I speculated what things would be like. At the time […]

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Hawaii is Ending Inter-Island Quarantine Requirements

Written by Island Miler @ Jeffsetter Travel

For weeks now, many officials in Hawaii have been calling for Hawaii’s Governor to begin to allow intra-state travel to return. And, guess what. It turns out that Hawaii is ending its inter-island quarantine requirements soon. Inter-Island Travel Requirements As many of you already know, for most of the pandemic, a mandatory quarantine applies to […]

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Delivery of the Final Flying Honu is Delayed

Written by Island Miler @ Jeffsetter Travel

Airlines around the world are struggling to cope with the extreme reduction in travel demand brought on by COVID-19. So, it’s no surprise, then, that delivery of the final Flying Honu is delayed. As you’ll recall, last year, ANA took delivery of two Airbus A380s for use on its Tokyo Narita to Honolulu service. The […]

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More elbow room in the sky: How to buy a second seat for yourself on US airlines

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

Although many U.S. airlines have been blocking middle seats on planes to provide social distancing as much as possible, that won’t last forever. Even now, not all airlines guarantee open middle seats when flights are full. So if you’d like to return to the sky, but want some guaranteed extra room, you can book a second …

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American, Delta and United plan to fly these long-haul international routes in June

Written by Edward Russell @ The Points Guy

U.S. airlines continue to add back long-haul international routes, albeit at a snails pace. June is typically a banner month for international travel as schools are out and people take off on summer holidays the world over. Not this year as mandatory quarantines and travel restrictions will keep most would-be travelers near home. While more …

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Will Hawaiian Deploy the 787 to Europe?

Written by Island Miler @ Jeffsetter Travel

Will Hawaiian deploy the 787 to Europe is a question that’s been asked since before the Airline even ordered the jet. And, now, we’ve got the most straight-forward answer we’ve seen yet. Ok, so, the article I’m referencing for this post is the same one I referenced for my Boeing 717 post the other day. […]

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Hawaiian Air Acknowledges Inter-Island Fleet Needs

Written by Island Miler @ Jeffsetter Travel

During an interview with FlightGlobal, CEO Peter Ingram talks about many topics facing his airline. The most interesting is the fact that Hawaiian Air acknowledges its inter-island fleet needs. Today, Hawaiian Air’s inter-island workhorse is the Boeing 717. Originally developed as the McDonnell Douglas MD95, it’s an aircraft that’s uniquely suited to Hawaii inter-island flying. […]

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2 US airlines are defying refund rules for canceled flights — here’s how to get yours anyway

Written by Zach Griff @ The Points Guy

Ever since taking over the change and cancellation beat for TPG, I’ve received tons of reader emails and Instagram messages with individual questions. After a few weeks, a pattern was emerging — I kept receiving similar inquiries about the same few airlines. Readers heeded my advice to wait until the last minute to cancel their …

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About Those Amex Hilton/Bonvoy Statement Credits, Guy Arrested At WDW Abandoned Area, Very Disappointing Tourist Attractions, & More!

Written by SharonKurheg @ Your Mileage May Vary

Happy Saturday, travel friends! Here’s a recap of what’s gone on at YMMV this week. From what we’ve written to what others wrote that we really liked and wanted to…
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These are the only long-haul routes American, Delta and United plan to fly in May

Written by Edward Russell @ The Points Guy

The dramatic pull back of long-haul international air service by U.S. airlines hit bottom in April, but American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines and United Airlines are bringing back several routes in May with plans for further service resumptions over the summer. After weeks of cuts, American, Delta and United flew just 15 long-haul …

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Hawaiian FAs Approve New Contract, But…

Written by Island Miler @ Jeffsetter Travel

With all the travel doom and gloom these days, there’s some good news to report! Hawaiian FAs approve a new contract! Hooray! Despite this, things at Hawaiian aren’t looking so good as the Airline struggles to hang on. I completely missed the new flight attendant contract ratification announcement from the AFA-CWA, as it happened over […]

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