Brioche by Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace

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After my red-eye flight to Vegas, I got my Audi A4 from Silvercar and headed to the hotel. My room wasn’t ready yet, though, so I decided to grab a small bite from Brioche by Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace. After retrieving my bag from Hawaiian Air Flight 8, I jumped on the shuttle bus […]

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The Southwest Airlines Boarding Process

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Recently, I got to give Southwest Airlines a try for the first time. So, for all my Hawaii people that may not have flown them yet, here’s what you need to know about Southwest Airlines boarding process. For years now, local people have been accustomed to selecting their seats for inter-island flights at the time […]

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Hawaiian Extra Comfort Red-Eye HNL-LAS

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As is always the case for my travels to Vegas, I flew Hawaiian Airlines. This time, though, I upgraded myself. So let’s take a look at Hawaiian Extra Comfort red-eye service from Honolulu to Las Vegas. Why Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Airlines has a virtual monopoly on direct flights to Las Vegas from Hawaii. And while […]

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Southwest Airlines Adds New Hawaii Routes

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Thanks to the Boeing 737 MAX issues, Southwest had to put its Hawaii ambitions on hold. But, now, Southwest Airlines adds new Hawaii routes in a big push to play catchup. Plus, they’re offering a fare special! New Routes Southwest is finally completing its coverage of the Hawaiian Islands! This coming January, the following California […]

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My Dismal Las Vegas Experience – Introduction

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Remember how I never had any desire to go to Vegas? It’s ironic how much I find myself there these days given that sentiment. And I’ll continue to go despite my dismal Las Vegas experience earlier this year. As was the case in 2018, my reason for being in Vegas this year was for a […]

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Hawaiian Adding Additional West Coast Flights

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Well, this isn’t an announcement I was expecting. Though, my surprise has more to do with the particular routes coming online. So, let’s talk about Hawaiian adding additional West Coast flights. Current Environment Aside from Tokyo, the U.S. West Coast is Hawaiian’s most competitive market. And competitive pressures are only increasing every year. So, in […]

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Beware of Hotel Fire Alarm Robberies

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A recent string of hotel arsons in Waikiki left officials perplexed. However, break-ins during the arsons made things clear and uncovered an alarming (sorry) trend. So beware of hotel fire alarm robberies during your next stay. Hotel Arsons Over the past week, an arsonist struck three Waikiki hotels and a couple of Honolulu-area condos. According […]

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The Tourism Tipping Point – Hawaii Edition

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Hawaii had a record year as far as tourism goes in 2018. But, the islands’ popularity is causing issues. So let’s talk about the Tourism Tipping Point – Hawaii Edition. This post is based on the Civil Beat’s recent series called Tourism’s Tipping Point. It’s an interesting read and I recommend checking it out on your […]

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Alaska Airlines 893 SEA-HNL Premium Class

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For our final jump home, Mrs. Island Miler and I took a more traditional Alaska flight aboard Alaska Airlines 893 SEA-HNL in Premium Class. It was also our first encounter with Alaska’s post-merger catering. Given the distance from our departure gate at the North Satellite, we left the Centurion Lounge Seattle about an hour before […]

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The Centurion Lounge Seattle – My Second Centurion

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While in Seattle, we had three and a half hours between our arrival and the initial boarding call to our final flight home. So, we decided to kill some time at the Centurion Lounge Seattle. Our visit to the Centurion Lounge San Francisco was an underwhelming experience. So, I was hoping for a better experience […]

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MGM Increased Resort Fees by How Much?!

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Last week news broke that a certain casino operator is raised its resort fees. And the amount by which they’re raising them has me asking MGM increased resort fees by how much?! Resort Fees Suck I HATE resort fees with a passion. The only purpose they serve is to dupe unsuspecting travelers by making them […]

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What Cash Back Cards to Get – 2019 Edition

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I get it, for some, thinking about what card to use when is too much. So let’s go over what cash back cards to get 2019 edition. After all, this is an increasingly competitive space that has some great stuff nowadays! What You Shouldn’t Get Ok, so this one is for all my Hawaii readers. […]

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Hawaiian Air’s Profits Slip Amid Increased Competition

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Quarter 2 2019 financial reports came out recently and, somewhat unsurprisingly, Hawaiian Air’s profits slip amid increased competition during the second quarter of 2019. The Numbers Hawaiian’s CEO Peter Ingram states the Airline had another strong quarter resulting in solid operational and financial results. However, compared to the previous year, Hawaiian’s net profits fell by […]

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Alaska Airlines 1837 – Our Final Virgin America Flight

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To get home from San Francisco, we needed to take two flights. The first flight, Alaska Airlines 1837 was our final Virgin America flight. Well, sort of. Technically it’s already an Alaska flight, but the service was still Virgin. After finishing up at Napa Farms Market, we headed over to our gate for the first […]

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Napa Farms Market – Where You Should Visit at SFO

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Since the Centurion Lounge San Francisco was a disaster, Mrs. Island Miler and I left and headed to Terminal 2. There, we headed to Napa Farms Market – where you should visit at SFO. Location Napa Farms Market is a market and quick service dining outlet in Terminals 2 and G and San Francisco International […]

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Hawaii’s First AC Hotel is Coming to Maui

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Marriott operates Marriott, Courtyard, Ritz-Carlton, Residence Inn, Sheraton, Westin, Luxury Collection, Marriott Vacations Club, and Autograph properties in Hawaii. But, now, Hawaii’s first AC Hotel is coming to Maui soon. AC Hotels Founded in Spain by Antonio Catalan in 1998, AC Hotels is a chain of modernly styled hotels. In 2011, they became a subsidiary […]

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Barclaycard Does Not Allow Product Changes

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It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of the Hawaiian Airlines World Elite Mastercard. However, my plans to get rid of it hit a snag. Why? Because Barclaycard does NOT allow product changes. And I find that to be stupid. Why I Want to Dump the Hawaiian Airlines World Elite Mastercard Not only am […]

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The Centurion Lounge San Francisco

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At the end of our time in San Francisco, we headed to the airport early due to the Silvercar return process. Thankfully, that didn’t take too long so we went to check out the Centurion Lounge San Francisco. Location The Centurion Lounge San Francisco is in Terminal 3 (the United Airlines terminal) near gate 74. […]

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American Express Further Restricting Benefits

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The past few days haven’t been good for Amex cardholders. Why? Because American Express is further restricting benefits. And those changes are leaving some wondering if they should keep their Amex card(s). Airline Fee Reimbursement My friend Brandon pointed this change out to me last week Friday, and many bloggers, like Gary Leff, also talked […]

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Travel + Leisure’s 2019 World’s Best List

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I always take rankings with a grain of salt, though I like to look at them anyway. So, let’s go over the Travel + Leisure’s 2019 World’s Best list to see how Hawaii faired. World’s Top 100 Hotels I’d say most of the hotels on the Top 100 list for 2019 are unrecognizable to me. […]

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