Artsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4741 posts, RR: 42 Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1410 times:
Hawaii and non revving on any airline shouldn't really be in any sentence. As a general rule, the HNL flights are full before you start, and then there are like 80 people going for the 2 seats that open up.
Mattnrsa From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 384 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1378 times:
There are enough times in the year where Hawaii flts are not packed, it's easier to just not even try during the many full times. Christmas holiday, summer, Spring Break, etc are times to avoid Hawaii as a non-rev. Try during late Jan-early Feb, late April-mid May, Sep-mid Nov, and early Dec, and have a great time!
FA4UA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 812 posts, RR: 21 Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1371 times:
You could buy an ID-75 on UA as an employee and that will raise your Boarding Priority to BP-6 (I think). Honestly if you wanted it that bad though, you might as well buy a positive space ticket. ID-75's are great when your in a jam though!
The debate continues... Starwood or Hyatt... which is better
HNLFlyboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 321 posts, RR: 2 Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1325 times:
I've heard the rumours of how horrible it is to try and non-rev on any carrier to HNL. I am a fare paying passenger and almost always hear them asking for volunteers at the gate to give up seats due to overselling. And you can always tell the non-revs at the gate, no offense folks, because they just seem to pack it in and go to wait for the next flight. The routes from the West Coast to Hawaii and vice/versa are also the top requested free tickets in FF plans as well. I have heard you need to book a year in advance for these seats, which is why I use my mileage for u/g's.