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User currently offlineAq737 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 612 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1684 times:

Aloha! This is a very short trip report, but here we go...

We arrived at the airport at about 5:45am in preparation for a 7:50 flight to Kona-Keahole Int'l Airport on Aloha Airlines. We ate at a Chinese restaraunt before going to the gate. The gate was the farthest AQ gate. There was a long line so we got to the end. At about 7:35am, they commenced boarding and since we were towards the back, we got two asile seats, in the last couple rows. The flight was jammed! We were greeted on board by three friendly flight attendants. There were three of them. I interestingly saw that there are two uniforms! The aloha shirt/slacks and the regular mainland style one! Well, we left the gate at 7:52am and went to the runway. During the taxi, a pre-automated voice, explained the safety procedures, etc. I have never heard this before! Interestingly, the f/as did not demonstrate it! They just pointed to the exits as they walked through the cabin! No seat-belt thing or anything! The take-off was bumpy, but bearable. Soon, the flight attendants came around with POG juice or cofee. I selected the POG. At about 8:25, we started our landing. When we arrived, we could leave via the front or aft doors. There was a special announcement that said "please refrain from walking under the wings..." Wonder why? We got to the baggage claim (one carousel) and got our luggage. Now, here's my report card.

CREW: 8/10 ~ Flight crew OK - kind of bumpy.
FLIGHT TIME: 9/10 ~ Mostly on-time.
AIRCRAFT: 7/10 ~ Old looking.
CLEANSINESS: 8/10 ~ New wallpapers.
SAFETY PROCDURES: 4/10 ~ Only recording-no demo
CABIN CREW PROFICIENCY: 8/10 ~ Able to speed through distribution.
CABIN CREW FREINDLINESS: 9/10 ~ Nice! Lot's of "alohas" and "mahalos"
CABIN AMMENITIES: 4/10 ~ No blankets or pillows.
CABIN ANNOUNCEMENTS: 9/10 ~ Island-by-island pre-recorded sightseeing announcements including population, major points, and industry.
CHECK-IN: 10/10 ~ No lines!
SECURITY: 10/10 ~ Good - not to be discussed!

FLY THEM AGAIN? Maybe! HA sounds better but!


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User currently offlineHAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2636 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1447 times:

Thanks AQ737.

Just remember when commenting about the flight crew - we can't do anything about tradewinds blowing around Haleakala or Mauna Kea. It's a given that when flying interisland you will get bumped around. There's nothing we can do about it.

And do come on over to HA next time. Once you try the 717, you'll never go back.....  Smile


One smooth landing is skill. Two in a row is luck. Three in a row and someone is lying.
User currently offlineAh414211 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1418 times:

I have to agree---once you go 717 you'll never go back! I flew HA 717 before AQ 732 and needless to say I was NOT impressed with the 732 after the wonderful 717!

User currently offlineBWIrwy4 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 940 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1400 times:

Trying to get people off of the classics, HAL?  Smile Tempting them with excessive modernity. (Is that even a word?) Shame on you.  Big grin

User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3241 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1377 times:

I can't recall ever having pillows and blankets on interisland flights... Hawaiian, Aloha, Mahalo, or Air Molokai...

David / HNL

User currently offlineSalvation From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 177 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1339 times:


Can you please tell me what is Aloha's first class service like from Hawaii to the west coast and back? Amazingly, the fares are literally half of what Hawaiian charges for a round trip first class ticket. I've heard good things, but would like to hear it from you...a flight attendant.

Thank you.

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