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An epic Hawaiian Airlines itinerary from Shelley

We recently ran a competition for our agents in conjunction with Hawaiian Airlines to find the very best itinerary using Hawaiian Airlines. This was Shelley's entry and one of our runner-ups.


Travel Itinerary for Marvin & Michele Hula

Hawaii & Mainland USA Oct/Nov 2016

Travel Consultant: Shelley

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FLIGHTS -

Air New Zealand from Hawkes Bay Arpt, Napier Hastings New Zealand to Auckland Arpt, Auckland New Zealand

Total Journey Time: 1Hrs 05Min

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Hawaiian Airlines from Auckland Arpt, Auckland New Zealand to Honolulu Intl, Honolulu HI - U.S.

Total Journey Time: 8Hrs 55Min

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Hawaiian Airlines from Honolulu Intl, Honolulu HI - U.S. to San Diego International Arpt, San Diego CA - U.S.

Total Journey Time: 5Hrs 30Min

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ACCOMMODATION -

Hilton San Diego Bayfront in Standard King room with full breakfast daily.

Holiday Tip San Diego: Ride the San Diego Trolley to see the tourist attractions.

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CRUISE -

22/29 October HOLLAND AMERICA LINE CRUISE / 7 nights, Mexican Riviera

Ship: Westerdam

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FLIGHTS -

United Airlines from San Diego International Arpt, San Diego CA - U.S. to Los Angeles Intl Arpt, Los Angeles CA - U.S.

Total Journey Time: 54Min

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TRAIN -

Depart LOS ANGELES Union Station - booked AMTRAK train to CHICAGO

All Amtrak trains serving Los Angeles depart from Union Station. The best way to travel between the airport and Union Station is by FlyAway express coach. Express buses are fast and run frequently, and the entire journey (including walking) takes approximately 1 hour. Beware that private shuttles run less frequently than FlyAway buses do, and so you are not going to save any time by taking a shuttle despite paying at least 3 times as much as the FlyAway fare. FlyAway buses run at all times and operate in separate "high-occupancy vehicle" lanes on freeways. FlyAway ride is a more sensible option in most cases.

First of all, you need to get to a FlyAway stop. FlyAway buses stop at all airport terminals. Simply exit any terminal at the arrival (lower) level and locate a green sign "FlyAway, Buses, and Long-Distance Vans" above the island curb. The walk from any gate to a stop takes about 10 minutes.

Checked luggage must be checked in at least 45mins prior to departure. You have an e-ticket boarding pass, therefore, you do not need to visit a Quick Kiosk. The conductor will view you e-ticket along with identification on board the train.

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ACCOMMODATION -

The Westin Michigan Avenue

Holiday Tip Chicago: Michigan Ave for shopping. Rent a bike from the Chicago Lakefront and ride for miles North, from Navy Pier through Oak Street Beach, to North Avenue Beach (stop for a beer and a burger at Castaways at the Boat House), watch some volleyball and enjoy the view of the city.

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TRAIN -

Depart CHICAGO Union Passenger Terminal - booked AMTRAK train to WASHINGTON DC

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ACCOMMODATION -

Hotel George

Holiday Tip Washington DC: Hotel George is a 4 min walk from Union Station. The Old Town Trolley is a great way to see the sights. Musts are; Capitol Building, Smithsonian, The Eternal Flame, Lincoln Memorial, VietnamЎ¦s Veteran Memorial (this pic).

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TRAIN -

Depart WASHINGTON DC - booked AMTRAK train to NEW YORK Penn Station

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ACCOMMODATION -

Hotel Beacon, New York

Holiday Tip New York: Shop SOHO - you'll be thankful for your generous Hawaiian Airlines baggage allowance. Walk the Highline - need to book. Make use of your New York City Pass. More top 10 Tips on the attached New York Tops Tips article kindly shared by one of my clients.

Special Top Tip: bigapplegreeter.org - a free visitor welcome service from a group of volunteers. Enjoy an unscripted walk through New York neighbourhoods and share their personal stories and favourite spots.

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FLIGHTS -

Hawaiian Airlines from John F Kennedy Intl, New York NY - U.S. to Honolulu Intl, Honolulu HI - U.S.

Total Journey Time: 11Hrs 15Min

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ACCOMMODATION -

Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach

Holiday Tip Waikiki: Where do I begin! Oahu has so much to offer as you know having been there before. Consider renting a car for the full day you're there, and enjoy a drive around the Island. The Banzai Pipeline will be in full swing and I highly recommend booking a Quad Bike Tour at Kualoa Ranch on the North Shore.

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FLIGHTS -

Hawaiian Airlines from Honolulu Intl, Honolulu HI - U.S. to Molokai Arpt, Hoolehua HI - U.S.

Total Journey Time: 25Min

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CRUISE -

Un-Cruise - 7 nights, Hawaiian Seascapes Molokai to Hawaii, the Big Island

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FLIGHTS -

Hawaiian Airlines from Keahole Arpt, Kona HI - U.S. to Honolulu Intl, Honolulu HI - U.S.

Total Journey Time: 43Min

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Hawaiian Airlines from Honolulu Intl, Honolulu HI - U.S. to Auckland Arpt, Auckland New Zealand Terminal I

Total Journey Time: 9Hrs 15Min

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Air New Zealand from Auckland Arpt, Auckland New Zealand to Hawkes Bay Arpt, Napier Hastings New Zealand

Total Journey Time: 1Hrs

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WELCOME HOME!!!

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MORE INFORMATION -

Tickets and Vouchers: Within your documentation you will find a print out of your flight itinerary which contains your electronic ticket record numbers. These are your tickets. You will also find printed e-tickets for all 3 train journeys, vouchers for all hotels and the New York airport transfer, Holland America Line Cruise documents for boarding and Un-Cruise documentation.

Insurance: Please make a note of your policy number and the 24 hour phone number and leave it with someone at home in case of an emergency.

Baggage: Airlines require you to clearly label all baggage with your name and home address. Your luggage allowance with Air New Zealand is 1 piece of checked baggage each at 23kg each. (You may need to pay for an extra bag on the flight home!) Hand luggage is 7kgs in weight. Hawaiian Airlines is 2 checked bags at 32kg each ЎV thatЎ¦s a lot of shopping Micheleѓє Carry on is 11.5kg each.

Baggage Hints: Never let your luggage out of your sight. It is a good idea to mark your checked baggage in some unique way that will make it easier to spot on airport luggage carousels. You can tape a copy of your itinerary to the inside of your suitcase. In the event that your luggage does go astray, this may result in it being returned to you at a later stop in your trip.

Customs Hints: Limit metal objects worn on the person. Travellers should remove all metal objects prior to passing through metal detectors in order to facilitate the screening process. Items prohibited from aircraft cabins: The following Items must be placed in, or transported as checked baggage or risk confiscation

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