Here’s another reason to consider Southwest Airlines over Hawaiian; Rapid Rewards points no longer expire! With this positive change, though, comes some mild negative changes too.
Initially, Southwest Airlines planned to add service between Honolulu and Lihue, along with service between Honolulu and Sacramento in January 2019. But, now, Southwest Accelerates Lihue plans and those two routes will begin later THIS YEAR.
Being the aviation nut that I am, it’s always fun trying new airlines. And, recently, I got to try a new-to-me airline for a quick mini-vacation. So, let’s talk about Southwest Airlines 1503 Honolulu – Kona service.
Recently, Mrs. Island Miler and I took a quick hop over to Hawaii Island for a long weekend. And, though brief, our little vacay was filled with firsts. So let’s kick off this Big Island LUV Trip Report with an introduction post.
Last week, I compared the Southwest and Hawaiian experiences. But our experiences with the airlines are only part of the equation. So, let’s compare HawaiianMiles versus Rapid Rewards.
Southwest Airlines spent much of 2019 building and normalizing its Hawaii operations. This, however, has put immense pressure on Hawaii’s largest airline. But Hawaiian Airlines is getting a reprieve, as Southwest slows its Hawaii growth.