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Five Terrifying Emergency Landings In 2017

The year came and went with no fatal commercial passenger jet crashes, an exceptional performance in an exceptionally safe industry. That didn’t mean passengers weren’t left holding their breath at times. Commercial aviation remains the safest mode of transportation worldwide — by far. But any incidents involving emergency landings and commercial airplanes raise eyebrows. Air…

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Hawaiian Airlines MasterCard Stealth 50,000 Mile Sign-Up Bonus

Earlier this morning I wrote about needing to keep close track of the expiration date of your Hawaiian Miles. However, during my 45 minutes on the phone, the rep told me about a special, phone-only increased sign-up offer for the Hawaiian Airlines MasterCard from Barclays. If you call Hawaiian Airlines customer service at 1-877-HA-MILES (1-877-426-4537)…

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You’d Better Keep Track of Your Own Hawaiian Miles Expiration Date!

This is the story of how I learned the hard way that you’d better keep track of your own Hawaiian Miles expiration date. Thanks to its 50% off companion ticket and increased 50,000 mile sign-up bonus, I got the Hawaiian Airlines MasterCard in the summer of 2015. After attaining the bonus and using the companion fare,…

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Hawaiian Airlines Will No Longer Weigh Passengers at Check-in for American Samoa Flight

A Hawaiian 767. Photo by Dylan Ashe, used with permission.

A few days ago, I wrote about Hawaiian’s policy on their flights form Honolulu to Pago Pago, American Samoa. The flight is the only one in Hawaiian’s system that does not allow seat selection at online check-in, and Hawaiian also weighed passengers at check-in before assigning them a seat. This drew some complaints, and two passengers filed a…

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Hawaiian Airlines is Weighing Passengers at Check-In For One of Their Routes

A Hawaiian Airlines 767. Photo by Simon_sees, used with permission.

Hawaiian Airlines operates a flight between Honolulu and Pago Pago, American Samoa every Monday and Friday. According to Radio New Zealand, the airline has now put a stop to online seat assignments on this flight. Instead, Hawaiian Airlines are weighing passengers at check-in before assigning them a seat.  Hawaiian cited weight distribution as the reason for…

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From Terrible to Mediocre – Airlines Improve On-Time Record

Apparently, 78% of flights on the leading airlines arrived “on time” in July – up 3% from June, with Hawaiian, Delta and Alaska topping the charts, and Spirit and Frontier bringing up the rear.  78% seems pretty high, since you constantly hear about people complaining about flight delays, missed connections, etc. Of course, the big…

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DOT: Delta Can Keep SEA-HND…but it’s AA’s if the flight isn’t operated daily!

The DOT has completed their review of Delta’s SEA-HND slots after formal requests from both American and Hawaiian. The decision states that Delta will get to maintain their daily slot pair in the interest of “consumer competition”, however they will have new requirements placed upon them including operating the flight 7 days a week, 365 days…

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Delta Responds to AA’s Threat to Take Away SEA Tokyo Slots

Delta has formally responded to both American and Hawaiian’s bids to take away their Seattle (SEA) – Haneda (HND) slots. In the 33 page response, Delta said that: American and Hawaiian’s efforts to strip Seattle and Washington State of their only Haneda flight and move the slots to abundantly served states in California and Hawaii…

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