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!