Earlier this week, the Japanese government announced that they'd begin allowing limited tours from four countries to test their reopening process. But after reading the details, their plans have me wondering who is Japan's limited tours for? … [Read more...] about Who is Japan’s Limited Tours For?
Demand for travel between Hawaii and Japan is increasing. As a result, the Flying Honu returns this summer, amongst other schedule enhancements. Frequencies for the giant aircraft, however, will remain relatively low for the time being. … [Read more...] about The Flying Honu Returns This Summer
Here's a shocking tidbit of info I just learned - Hilton doesn't offer 24/7 phone support - not even for Diamond Members. As a result, you can't call in new reservations or modify existing ones any time of day. And that's a problem when you have to call to use your Free Weekend Stay Certificate. … [Read more...] about Hilton Doesn’t Offer 24/7 Phone Support
Not since the demise of Aloha Airlines has Hawaii enjoyed robust competition in our air travel market. Yet, despite their smart route growth, I hesitate to fly Southwest across the pacific. That could change in the future, though, as Southwest is finally adding in-seat power! … [Read more...] about Southwest is Finally Adding In-Seat Power!
Last week, Alaska Airlines announced schedule cuts due to labor shortages. This time, it's United's turn. Their issue is a bit different, though. Rather than a labor shortage, an aircraft shortage is hampering operations, and, as a result, United cuts three Hawaii routes. … [Read more...] about United Cuts Three Hawaii Routes
Who doesn't love grilled meat on a stick? Yet, the art of Japanese yakitori is so much more than that. To do it well is an art form. So if you're looking for the best in Honolulu, make sure to enjoy some yakitori at Tori Ton Hawaii. … [Read more...] about Yakitori at Tori Ton Hawaii
One of my biggest frustrations with Marriott Bonvoy has been their crap, free night certificates. However, the only positive change to come this year is the ability to add points to these certificates. And not long after the feature went live, I used the new Marriott Award Top Off feature with great success! … [Read more...] about I Used the New Marriott Award Top Off
A Hawaii vacation has never been inexpensive - even for those who call the islands home. But, lately? Hawaii hotel rates are SOARING. You'd know this if you looked recently. For those of you who haven't, though, here's how bad things have gotten. … [Read more...] about Hawaii Hotel Rates are SOARING
Like most other airlines in the US, Alaska Airlines is experiencing staffing shortages. In an effort to prevent a system meltdown during the busy summer travel season, Alaska Air cuts flights, including HNL-ANC. … [Read more...] about Alaska Air Cuts Flights Including HNL-ANC
Hawaii continues to grapple with over-tourism. As a result, we've seen a variety of coping strategies, most of which revolve around fees and reservations. And that's exactly how officials plan to control crowds at one of Oahu's most popular sites. Of course, that means Diamond Head is to require reservations for visitors. … [Read more...] about Diamond Head to Require Reservations