Friday, December 07, 2012

2012 Maui Trip -- Air Miles

Monday, November 26
Pensacola to Atlanta 271
Atlanta to Los Angeles 1944
total for the day 2215

Tuesday, November 27
Los Angeles to Honolulu 2556
Honolulu to Kahalui, Maui 101
total for the day 2657
cumulative 4872

Wednesday, December 5
Kahalui, Maui to Honolulu 101
total for the day 101
cumulative 4973

Thursday, December 6
Honolulu to Los Angeles 2556
total for the day 2556
cumulative 7529

Friday, December 7
Los Angeles to Dallas/Fort Worth 1234
Dallas/Fort Worth to Pensacola 604
total for the day 1838


2012 Maui Trip -- Day 12 -- Home

Early to bed (HA); early to rise (YOU CAN SAY THAT AGAIN).

Of course we got to the gate on time in Los Angeles. Both flights and the connection in Dallas were fine. We were home late afternoon after picking us the cats at the pet hotel and stopping by the supermarket for some food.

Hawaii was fun but getting there and back were very tiring. And we are going to sleep until next week.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

2012 Maui Trip -- Day 11

It turns out today's flight from Honolulu to Los Angeles is even later than we thought. Takeoff is delayed from 1:30 to 2:15 PM. We found out it was because of crew scheduling problems.

A month or so ago American Airlines sent me two free passes to any of their Admirals Clubs, those are their private lounges -- "An Oasis Away From The Airport Hustle." In Honolulu they share Japan Air Line's private lounge. There are comfy places to sit and snooze, lots of magazines, computer hookups, free drinks and snacks. And great places to kill time waiting for a flight. Before I retired I was a member for many years.

The lounge at Honolulu International also has an officious man from JAL who came up to us and said he didn't want to seem rude... (And let me pause here a second, whenever anybody says to me that she or he doesn't mean to be rude, the next thing out of his or her mouth is usually something rude.) He went on to accuse us of smoking in the no-smoking lounge area. He said someone had reported us. He did not speak with anybody else in the lounge although there were several people who matched our general descriptions. When we told him emphatically we had not been smoking he walked away without another word to us. Of course why should he say he was sorry for insulting us when he so clearly was not.

A few minutes later the woman representing American Airlines customers in the lounge came over to us and brought the subject up again and in a very sarcastic way. It seemed obvious they wanted us to leave the Admirals Club and we did at once. So much for Aloha Spirit.

In the future, if there are smokers on the premises, perhaps they should make an announcement "reminding" guests not to smoke.

The flight itself was uneventful and the seats were the real first class kind with lots of control buttons. The seats could lie completely flat.

Once we landed in Los Angeles there was no gate for us and we had to wait for one. Then it took forever to get the shuttle to the Hilton but when we got there the room was lavish. Too bad we were just there for a nap. We got to the room around 11:00 PM and needed to be at the airport by 6:00 AM at the latest.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

2012 Maui Trip -- Day 10

Checked out of the hotel mid-morning and headed for Kahalui. Dropped the car off and got the 2:00 PM flight to Honolulu. Checked in at the HNL Ohana Hotel -- surprisingly quiet place. Except for their restaurant. Lots of children running around there.

We will have no rush in the morning. Tomorrow's flight is at 1:30 and we are next door to the airport.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

2012 Maui Trip -- Photos From Our Drives

To view photos we took while driving around Maui, CLICK HERE

Monday, December 03, 2012

2012 Maui Trip -- Day 8

Tonight Jack took us for a wonderful meal at Roy's -- on the golf course in the heart of Ka'anapali.

We had four courses: Ahi tuna (nearly raw), grilled Ono fish, braised short ribs of beef and a molten chocolate dessert. Absolutely perfect. Beautiful handmade food. And the best short ribs I have ever had.