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Hawaiian Airlines To Be Featured On American Idol  
User currently offlineHALFA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1354 posts, RR: 15
Posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4447 times:

Watch American Idol on Wednesday, January 28th as the Honolulu based carrier will be featured on the hit show. Simon, Paula and Randy gave Hawaiian high marks for the inflight service they received.


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User currently offlineHAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2560 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4405 times:

Glad to hear we're getting some positive press. Now if we could only get our marketing department to think in the same direction...

HAL



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User currently offlineKKMolokai From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4304 times:

When they get a free ride, are you expecting anything but positive remarks? Hawaiian is notorious for providing promotional air travel, at the television viewer's expense ... I assure you, it will probably be a 5-minute spot on American Idol feature "Hawaiian," whereas any other carrier would show a simple "air transportation provided by ..."


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User currently offlineHAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2560 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4243 times:

When they get a free ride, are you expecting anything but positive remarks? Hawaiian is notorious for providing promotional air travel, at the television viewer's expense ... I assure you, it will probably be a 5-minute spot on American Idol feature "Hawaiian," whereas any other carrier would show a simple "air transportation provided by ..."

And the problem with that is......?

It's what you call taking advantage of a situation to your benefit, and I wish our airline would do a lot more of that.

HAL



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User currently offlineHa763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3655 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4196 times:
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But if they didn't get good service, do you think they would be praising HA? BTW, if you ask me, it will be mostly about the greeting they got when they arrived and showing a HA plane if they took any side trips to the neighbor islands. There is a clip on the American Idol website showing some possible scenes from the Honolulu auditions.

http://www.idolonfox.com/home.htm


User currently offlineKKMolokai From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4120 times:

True, guess HA needs all the help and publicity they can get. As if they haven't been getting enough of that in the HNL Advertiser already!



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User currently offlineHALFA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1354 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4075 times:

"Hawaiian is notorious for providing promotional air travel, at the television viewer's expense"
What is that supposed to mean?
"True, guess HA needs all the help and publicity they can get"
KKMolokai,
Don't know what your beef with HAL is, but HAL is the nations #1 on-time airline but that fact was buried on page 4 of the business section of your HNL Advertiser in a one paragraph column.
AND, HAL was recently voted best inflight service of any airline in the USA, again, buried in a tiny article in the business section of the Advertiser.



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User currently offlineKKMolokai From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4032 times:

Yawn! No beef with HA. I fly them as often as I do AQ. However, it is a fact, that when ever HA sponsors air travel for a television show (Bay Watch, Growing Pains, and a few others) that HA does all possible to incorporate their brand into the program itself. And its funny, they don't do it subtly, they're flashy about it.

And my HNL Advertiser has had HA a lot in the Business section lately, on all the problems they're having. Wasn't burried at all.

P.S. Its about time HA is doing something about their on-time performance. Growing up in Hawaii, HA was notoriously known for their horrible on-time performance and service. In fact, that's what HAL stood for: Hawaiian Always Late.



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User currently offlineKalakaua From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3968 times:

HA is great. I wish I had that kind of service them celebrities got when I flew First Class... But I see HA being overrated. Like threads here on A.net, people rather read about HA than AQ. Don't get me wrong, both AQ and HA are great. But who the heck here watches American Idol?


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User currently offlineHALFA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1354 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3924 times:

"And my HNL Advertiser has had HA a lot in the Business section lately, on all the problems they're having. Wasn't burried at all."
That's precisely my point! Any time there is anything negative to report about HA, it's usually plastered on the front page. But you will never see a front page headline stating "Hawaiian Airlines Rated #1 On Time US Airline" or "Hawaiian Rated #1 US Airline For Inflight Service". It would be buried in one sentence articles somewhere in the business section, which just shows the Advertisers bias against HA.
It's been that way for years.
I think a little positive, free publicity on the most popular TV show in America is a good thing.

Aloha



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User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3872 times:

HAL - are you flying again?


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User currently offlineHAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2560 posts, RR: 53
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3799 times:

HAL - are you flying again?

Yes, but not for Hawaiian right now - I'm still on furlough. I'm flying for a small commuter airline out of Fairbanks Alaska to villages around the northern half of Alaska. So for now it's paying the bills, and we'll see what happens later this year with Hawaiian.

Last week the temperature in Fairbanks was -45 degrees F, and one of the places I flew to was -52 degrees F. Quite a change from layovers in Maui!

HAL



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User currently offlineHa763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3655 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3748 times:
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Of course the Advertiser will have a lot of "negative" stories about HA, that's what is mostly coming out of HA! You will also find the same "negative" stories in the Star Bulletin. BTW, most news about HA appear in the Business Briefs section of the Advertiser and Star Bulletin because they are mostly about routine monthly operation or financial data.

Also, HA's announcement of service to SYD made the Advertiser's front page as well as many other "positive" HA stories. Other "positive" stories that made at least the front page of the Business section and confirmed by looking at the old Advertiser papers waiting to be recycled at my house:
"Hawaiian tops in nation for on-time flights" Dec 19, 2003
"Hawaiian's operating profits up in December " Jan 21, 2004


User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3743 times:

My wife seems to find it necessary to watch such pathetic filth...American Idol, that is. But, this time I watched with her to see what all the hype was about. It sure is a humorous show with so many idiots on there.

Although, I only saw about 2 seconds worth of footage about HA. This was during the first few minutes of the show when they showed a HA aircraft landing at HNL. To prove how quick it was, I couldn't even make out the aircraft.

Hope this isn't what people were waiting for...although, I still recommend HA.  Big thumbs up

Cheers!



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User currently offline7574EVER From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 478 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3732 times:

"Simon, Paula and Randy gave Hawaiian high marks for the inflight service they received." - HALFA

SIMON gave high marks?! Wow, I gotta book myself a seat on Hawaiian!



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User currently offlineHa763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3655 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3720 times:
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BTW, just finished watching American Idol, and it was exactly as I said in my previous post. No side trips, but they showed a HA 767 landing, then the greeting Simon got from the children with a HA banner sometimes showing in the background.

User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3670 times:

I am not sure I would call this featured on the show, I might call it more of a sighting, that is if you did not blink and miss it. Maybe there is more to come with the show set to start next week.


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User currently offlineHALFA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1354 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3597 times:

Luv2fly,
I just returned from a LAS layover and watched the show that I taped and all I can say is so much for company press releases!
We all received a press release in our mail file stating that HAL would be "featured" on the show and for all of us to tune in. I would hardly call a one second shot of our 767, along with Simon leaving the jet way under a Hawaiian Airlines banner "featured".
Did enjoy the rest of the show though.

Aloha



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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3568 times:

HALFA.

Thanks for asking I did enjoy the show. There might actually be more to come for HA, be it footage we have not seen, placed during shows or when they do segments on meeting the contestants and such. Also I am sure they are doing flights for the people from Hawaii so another chance for some exposure.

Tho I was surprised that there was not signage at the hotel promoting HA of some kind.

I think IMHO the marketing department needs to get stronger contract and more product placement for there money.



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