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Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Hoping for a holiday boost - Business

exactly. next thing we know kailua will be a retail outlet without anybody living here. We like the way it wa and many of us living here think it is over developed as it is. Im referred to a T-Shirt by a small indy t-Shirt company called Kipikipi that expresses the painful truth and reality alot of us who have lived here for years and years are feeling: "I Loved Kailua..."  (Nov 27, 2008 | post #2)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Reroute the rail transit line through Honolulu Airport - ...

why are we even considering the fact on if it does or doesnt run through salt lake. economically it makes more sense (regardless of increased cost - come on, we are looking at billions already, might as well do it right!) to go to the airport. We need to pressure the city council to make the rail route run from Ko'olina (where there is one hotel already plus another Disney resort moving in) through Waikiki and to that hotel out in Kahala. HUGE increase in ridership and akes more and more sense to do it that way. Cost will always be an issue and since rail did pass an "official vote" (even though just barely) it is going to be done at this astronomical cost. Lets make it properly. Lets make it mag lev to cut down on sound and "rust" polution. Why the H-E-double hockey sticks not!?  (Nov 18, 2008 | post #20)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Misery flight - Editorials

put cursor over the seats to see information. seat pitch and width are listed in above bar once aircraft is selected in the left side column. Hope that helps a little.  (Nov 17, 2008 | post #25)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Misery flight - Editorials

Hey Dee Im an aviation nut so I knew I would come around this sooner or later and I am happy to share it for those who really are interested. No trade secret or anything like that. Will go through every aircraft type on most airlines worldwide row by row. Youd be surprised how much "extra" room you will get in some seats and rows compared to others on the saem airplane!! -regards! http://www.seatgur u.com/  (Nov 17, 2008 | post #24)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Misery flight - Editorials

No offense taken. They will let you bring almost anything food related through security (except liquid funnily enough) as long as it is within the carry on limitations. Me, I prefer to eat before getting on the plane or wait until after disembarking the plane. once in a great while on seriously LOOOOOOOONG flights ill pick up a cheeseburger or 3 from Byron's (<----shameless plug for good food near the airport). With as uncomofratable as the quarters are on aircraft for me, i prefer to literally "wedge-in " get as comfortable as possible, wait for wheels-up, and sleep for as long as is possible....unless i get a seat where i can see the engines/flaps/etc. (a.nutters unite!) Also from a.net i have learned which seats on which aircraft are the most comfortable and in which seats have the most room. Cant wait for HA to get their 332's!  (Nov 17, 2008 | post #22)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Misery flight - Editorials

Von in Aiea - I am one of those morbidly obese people whom you have hinted at in your post. No offense taken on my part by the way. I was on a trip to the east coast on an airline (lets just call them the "future dissolved derrier rouge" airline). I got surprisingly good service this time around (perhaps for one trick I learned along the way that I used), but when I cam to check in on the homeward bound leg of my journey. I buy two tix cause lets face its more comfortable for me and those around me and im not in denial abou my size AND I'm not about to get bumped from a flight again because and I quote, "Did not plan better and it is not our responsibility to make sure you do things properly. By the way you have a change fee of $200." They wanted to weigh me to see how much extra weight they were putting on their aircraft. I told them in a kind way to go and play pogo stick with an iron rod because I paid close to $2,000 for my trip on their airline for two seats so that I wouldnt get any additional hassle. But as for bad service and to Franco: Thank you for making people more aware of this into the media and public. Granted it is stating what many of us have known for a loooong looong time now. Im sure we could sit and rap about the state of the industry for hours!!  (Nov 16, 2008 | post #7)

The Honolulu Advertiser

Aloha raises airfare to Big Isle

Cofused, i honestly see what you are saying and honestly i could agree with you as well. i honestly dont know how the airlines can charge less than so much for a fare, but i do understand why they would charge a little more for a further flight. but when you need to go or really want to go, there are only so many options that we are given for travel. for me being one of the many many of us out here who are overweight, i am faced with the reality of being forced to buy 2 tix for airfare. more money for me but if i need to go somewhere, then i need to go somewhere. i dunno, its late now im sure ill read this tomorrow and wonder what the heck i was thinking when i wrote this. oh well, sleep time and off to educate my mind in the morning. a hui hou!  (Jan 18, 2008 | post #81)

The Honolulu Advertiser

Aloha raises airfare to Big Isle

So in your summation it should cost the same to fly from Oahu to Molokai as it does from Oahu to Hilo. Also in your summation it would appear that you assume it takes the same amount of fuel to get from Oahu to Molokai as it does to travel over twice the distance to Hilo. Now does this honestly make sense? Do you use the same amount of fuel driving from Aiea to the airport as you would from Makaha to the airport? No. So should you have to pay the same amount of money for the gas it takes you to get from one place to the other in both cases? 3 times the amount of fuel for the same cost? I think its simple economics. (yes i am rambling) so I finish by saying from Aiea your average cost for gas alone to the airport may be $5.038 (1.5 gallons used @ $3.359 a gallon) Where from Makaha your average may be $16.795 (5 gallons used @ $3.359 a gallon). Should both of these people have to pay $16.795 for the same trip? To me the answer is no.  (Jan 17, 2008 | post #40)

The Honolulu Advertiser

Aloha raises airfare to Big Isle

Wow, where to begin hereI like Tsarbomba! Tsarbomba know more than most here on aviation related things. So how can we get a spotting platform here in HNL??? Any thoughts? LoLYou are correct here, BUT because of the quick turnarounds in the island market the newer more efiicient engines would not be able to make the same amount of runs and losing more money on a daily basis than the older and more cheaply aquired aircraft can accomplish. Until Alohas planes can no longer be safely operated, they will continue to use them before replacing themLonger runs period regardless of ETOPS. Yes you are correct.  (Jan 17, 2008 | post #37)

The Honolulu Advertiser

Hawaii team home after Sugar Bowl loss

Okay disgrace may have been too harsh a word, but insulted would do it justice... edit to previous post  (Jan 3, 2008 | post #52)

The Honolulu Advertiser

Hawaii team home after Sugar Bowl loss

Well said. The people of the BCS did indeed disgrace both Hawaii and Georgia with this matchup. Hawaii deserved to be in a BCS bowl, yes. But I believe nbow as I did at the end of November that it should have been Georgia and Missouri in the BCS Title game. Georgia was a far better team than Hawaii was this time around and for me respect is given where respect is due. Hawaii will always be proud of this years Warrior Football team. Just as the 1992 team and all those long and forgotten teams from our past. University of Hawaii is now and will always be the Pride of the Pacific!  (Jan 3, 2008 | post #38)

The Honolulu Advertiser

15,000 Hawaii football fans swarm New Orleans

And that explains why we are generally happier and care free. atleast we enjoy what is in front of us instead of worrying about what we cant do anything about. GO WARRIORS!  (Dec 31, 2007 | post #24)

The Honolulu Advertiser

15,000 Hawaii football fans swarm New Orleans

I think this is a uniting event that is really showing the spirit and love not only for New Orleans but also for the love of a certain team from Polynesia - Da Warriors! (da warriors!) There are people coming from all across the country wearing green and white all coming together in a town celebrated for its diversity and culture as much as we here in Hawaii do. I have had confirmed reports from people I know traveling from nearly 20 states, the DC area, puerto rico and canada heading to the big easy wearing green and white. This is not only an event to be celebrated by i;slanders, but former islanders transplanted and also islanders at heart. Volunteer nation sends there support of the Warriors. Who knows maybe even Ditka and Elvis will be wearing green and white. That would be an awesome sight! Pride of the Pacific! Go Warriors!  (Dec 31, 2007 | post #19)

The Honolulu Advertiser

University of Hawaii gets boost from football

alice let it go goodness!! create a forum for yourself to vent and keep it there. im a person in need to you know. i need for these forums to stay on track and for people who want to whine about other things irrelevent to the thread to be quiet. Can you give me peace and quiet and ask for nothing in return while doing so for me? back to the topic. i do think this is a good thing not only for the university of hawaii, but also for the wac and all other "mid-major " conferences. Hawaii has been doing this now for the last decade in bringing the very talemnted athletes who have been viewed as "second rate" by every other one of the "major" conferences. They come here, they make a larger of an impact than they ever could at a huge school in the SEC or ACC, etc. Many more young and talented athletes will look at this and realise that even though they are just as good as others but they dont have the "ideal body" for their sport, they can come to Hawaii or other schools like Hawaii and make an impact almost immediately. Good thing all around and I am sure there are far more good things to come for Hawaii.  (Dec 30, 2007 | post #28)

The Honolulu Advertiser

Hawaii Warrior fans hang loose in Big Easy

Wow Alice. No Aloha, ah!? Too many mushrooms you wen eat today. Auwe! It's cool you get opinion and want to make a statement, but put it in the right board. This is not the board for you. Sorry sistah. GO WARRIORS!!!! Win or lose, Hawaii no ka oi! Here's To Our Dear Hawaii Here's To Our Green And White Here's To Our Alma Mater Here's To The Team With Fight! Rah! Rah! Rah! Here's To Old Warriors Calling Here's To Old Battles Won Here's To Hawaii's Victory Here's To Each Valiant Son!!!! youtube vid with fight song check it out and enjoy!! http://www.youtube .com/watch?v=4tEJi wzaNME  (Dec 29, 2007 | post #29)