One of life's rules has always been that when an airline pushes through a change that's negative for customers all of its competitors rush to follow suit. Rarely have airlines rushed to copy a change that's positive for customers, and yet here we have the fifth US airline in a week announcing that it is eliminating most change fees for is customers. This has been a good week for flyers.
Hawaiian Airlines has announced that it will be launching a new non-stop between Las Vegas and Hawaii from later this year and, to celebrate the new route, the airline is offering special promotional fares for bookings made by 14 August (today!)
It seems long ago than February but it was only three months ago that United, together with American, Delta, and Hawaiian, applied to the US Department of Transport to operate the new Tokyo Haneda slots that are up for grabs. The US DoT has just 12 slots it can bestow upon the carriers it thinks will use them best (in the interest of consumers) but, between them, the US carriers applied for 19 so that left the DoT with some decisions to make.
I wouldn’t normally even consider booking a Hawaiian Airlines First Class fare for a flight as short as the one between Maui and Kauai (approximately 40 minutes) but, on this trip, the math more or less made sense.
Hawaiian Airlines & JAL Announce New Codesharing Agreement With Frequent Flyer Reciprocity On Its...
Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Airlines (JAL) have today signed a "comprehensive new partnership agreement that will greatly enhance the ease and comfort of travel for passengers traveling between the two island chains". The new agreement, which is subject to government approval, will open up new codeshare routes for customers are well as leading to reciprocal lounge access and benefit for frequent flyers.
Hawaiian Airlines has opened up bookings for its new Premium Cabin offering for travel from Hawaii to Tokyo, Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland. The airline has refitted its Airbus A330 aircraft with new lie-flat Business Class seats which should be a massive improvement over the old-style recliners that the airline has offered up until now.
Hawaiian Airlines has announced that it will commence daily service between Honolulu and Tokyo Narita from 22 July 2016. This route will be in addition to the daily Honolulu - Haneda service that Hawaiian Airlines currently offers. Reservations for this new route are not yet open but are expected any day now.
We're always on the look out for any decent deals to our favourite group of islands and it looks like some of the airlines...