Hawaiian, Korean Air team up - Business

There are 17 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from May 12, 2009, titled Hawaiian, Korean Air team up - Business. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Hawaiian Airlines, which made its first solo foray into Asia 13 months ago when it initiated service to Manila, is broadening its global presence by expanding its code-share agreement with Korean Airlines.

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Xie Xie

Las Vegas, NV

#1 May 12, 2009
While flying from Seoul to Honolulu this past February we were treated to friendly and generous service by our KAL Flight attendents. They wished us well as we disembarked and looked as radiant and fresh as they did throughout the flight. When we got on to our connecting Hawaiian Air flight to our home island we were met at the entry way by surley and grumpy flight attendant. What an eye-opening and very noticeable observation in contrasting "friendliness". Maybe they're overworked and underpaid but We hope Hawaiian Air polices their flight attendants for the better.
Arrirang

Honolulu, HI

#2 May 12, 2009
Korean gals always look radiant and fresh! Why do you think they work in Korean bars? They are A-1, awesome!
KIlla Wiffa

AOL

#3 May 12, 2009
What, more kim chees????????
Ryuzaki

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#4 May 12, 2009
Xie Xie wrote:
While flying from Seoul to Honolulu this past February we were treated to friendly and generous service by our KAL Flight attendents. They wished us well as we disembarked and looked as radiant and fresh as they did throughout the flight. When we got on to our connecting Hawaiian Air flight to our home island we were met at the entry way by surley and grumpy flight attendant. What an eye-opening and very noticeable observation in contrasting "friendliness". Maybe they're overworked and underpaid but We hope Hawaiian Air polices their flight attendants for the better.
the skyblue-clad flight attendants are one of the reasons why i LOVE to fly KAL! and the bibimbap onboard meal puts all other lasagne or chicken choice to shame!

now if they'll honor each other's frequent flyer miles, i'll REALLY be a happy camper!
USA

Kailua Kona, HI

#5 May 12, 2009
Xie Xie wrote:
While flying from Seoul to Honolulu this past February we were treated to friendly and generous service by our KAL Flight attendents. They wished us well as we disembarked and looked as radiant and fresh as they did throughout the flight. When we got on to our connecting Hawaiian Air flight to our home island we were met at the entry way by surley and grumpy flight attendant. What an eye-opening and very noticeable observation in contrasting "friendliness". Maybe they're overworked and underpaid but We hope Hawaiian Air polices their flight attendants for the better.
The reasoning behind the smiles is that if they don't smile they will be fired on the spot! Not to mention they can't be married or be over the required weight limit. They are also hired between the ages of 21 and 28 after that the must retire with NO retirement and benefits. Oh I almost forgot if they are caught acting in a flirtatious way such as eating a Banana they will be fired! Just like those prostitutes you see on the news in Thailand with a smile...it's really not what it appears to be...please use your head your in the USA we have rights....
Hal Lee

Waipahu, HI

#6 May 12, 2009
USA wrote:
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The reasoning behind the smiles is that if they don't smile they will be fired on the spot! Not to mention they can't be married or be over the required weight limit. They are also hired between the ages of 21 and 28 after that the must retire with NO retirement and benefits. Oh I almost forgot if they are caught acting in a flirtatious way such as eating a Banana they will be fired! Just like those prostitutes you see on the news in Thailand with a smile...it's really not what it appears to be...please use your head your in the USA we have rights....
Not true. Courtious and friendly service is part of the travel and hotel business model in Asia. It's that simple...but you've never been there. Bananas and all, get a clue.
USA

Kailua Kona, HI

#7 May 13, 2009
Hal Lee wrote:
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Not true. Courtious and friendly service is part of the travel and hotel business model in Asia. It's that simple...but you've never been there. Bananas and all, get a clue.
Sorry pal I met my wife in Korea! the topic is Airlines not hotels so please get a clue! Oh almost forgot 20 years 314th KC-135 Commander so yes been there done that! "Strength and Persistence" 314th
Smooth Al

AOL

#9 May 13, 2009
Kim chee!!!!!!!!
Flyboy

Honolulu, HI

#12 May 14, 2009
USA wrote:
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Sorry pal I met my wife in Korea! the topic is Airlines not hotels so please get a clue! Oh almost forgot 20 years 314th KC-135 Commander so yes been there done that! "Strength and Persistence" 314th
It has nothing to do with rights, its about different cultures. If you are so in tune with Asian people you would know this. Why did you marry a Korean girl and not an American equal rights girl.
USA

Kailua Kona, HI

#13 May 14, 2009
Flyboy wrote:
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It has nothing to do with rights, its about different cultures. If you are so in tune with Asian people you would know this. Why did you marry a Korean girl and not an American equal rights girl.
Pal we are talking about airlines! but hey "fly boy" you sound like you know what your talking about. "Fly Boy" can your light twin reach Korea? Why did I marry a Korean girl? because she's HOT not fat like yours...
local boy

Las Vegas, NV

#14 May 15, 2009
USA wrote:
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Pal we are talking about airlines! but hey "fly boy" you sound like you know what your talking about. "Fly Boy" can your light twin reach Korea? Why did I marry a Korean girl? because she's HOT not fat like yours...
Even the food is HOT
alice

Los Altos, CA

#15 May 15, 2009
cool stuff
tupsida

Beckley, WV

#16 May 15, 2009
USA wrote:
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Sorry pal I met my wife in Korea! the topic is Airlines not hotels so please get a clue! Oh almost forgot 20 years 314th KC-135 Commander so yes been there done that! "Strength and Persistence" 314th
Abugee, that was 20 years ago. Times have change.
Hal Lee

Waipahu, HI

#17 May 16, 2009
USA wrote:
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Sorry pal I met my wife in Korea! the topic is Airlines not hotels so please get a clue! Oh almost forgot 20 years 314th KC-135 Commander so yes been there done that! "Strength and Persistence" 314th
Air travel is part of the overall travel industry, same service model. Before you whip out your pedigree, make sure it doesn't flap in your face boom-boy. 26+, 4 tours in the "Land of the Morning Dung", Kimchee girl x 15 years and 3 kids, travel the region on business 3/4 the year, first on...first off, and get called Mr. Lee by the courteous Asian travel industry (includes hotels CPT) employees everywhere I go and it still makes me uncomfortable when they do that, but it's how they approach business. "Sorry pal" from you sounds more like , "Excuse me Mr. Lee", to me.
Hal Lee

Waipahu, HI

#18 May 16, 2009
USA wrote:
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Pal we are talking about airlines! but hey "fly boy" you sound like you know what your talking about. "Fly Boy" can your light twin reach Korea? Why did I marry a Korean girl? because she's HOT not fat like yours...
Airplanes again? We branched from that to general Asian approach to service with a smile. You are babbling about your wife and trying to impress this guy with your occupation. Lay off the ambien.
Aloha korean

Honolulu, HI

#19 Sep 10, 2011
USA wrote:
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The reasoning behind the smiles is that if they don't smile they will be fired on the spot! Not to mention they can't be married or be over the required weight limit. They are also hired between the ages of 21 and 28 after that the must retire with NO retirement and benefits. Oh I almost forgot if they are caught acting in a flirtatious way such as eating a Banana they will be fired! Just like those prostitutes you see on the news in Thailand with a smile...it's really not what it appears to be...please use your head your in the USA we have rights....
I don't know if your wife is korean by the way she doesn'k know the "rule"
It is right that korean air don't hire a married women but they have a pregnacy vacation for two years and most of first class flisht attandant and above are Merried women.
Don't give us wrong idea
I"m a flight attendant from korea
Dwain Sawh

Brooklyn, NY

#20 Sep 10, 2011
Hawaiian airlines got some of the nicest Hawaiian flight attendants, the are always friendly. I always get extra juice when I fly. I only fly Hawaiian.

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