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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

"Airline executives laugh, as the people cry...!"‏ 'Obama Da Dog'

"You can fly round-trip from Honolulu Hawai'i to Anchorage Alaska on Alaska airlines for approximately the same price you pay Hawaii'an and Go airlines for a round-trip from Kaua'i to Oahu."  James "Kimo" Rosen

This blog appeared as an  opinion article in the 07-24-12) edition of  Kaua'i Garden Island news... "Airline execs are laughing to the bank."
Airline executives in Hawai'i must be laughing all the way to the bank as the people of Hawai'i cry for reasonably priced airfares.

Traveling from Kaua'i to Oahu can cost as much as $200.00 per segment. the average round-trip for this short flight of less than 90 miles is now between and $300-$400. There are special airfares of $169.00 one way to Las Vegas from Honolulu, which is 1700 miles away. It's really sad that one can travel to Las Vegas (often times called the 9th Hawai'ian island) cheaper than they can to a neighbor island.

You can fly RT from Honolulu Hawai'i to Anchorage Alaska on Alaska airlines for approximately the same price you pay Hawaii'an and Go airlines for a round-trip from Kaua'i to Oahu.

The airlines are abusing Hawai'i people by overcharging.  Families cannot get away to visit relatives on neighbor islands, others with keiki in competitive sports cannot afford to travel to see their kids play sports on another island which was once a common thing.
We can't even have a decent protest and boycott the airlines, since there is no other form of inter-island transportation to support.

Back in 2006 when Go airlines came into the Hawai'i marketplace  all the airlines had limited seat  specials of $5.00 Round-trips, they were basically giving trips away as promotional specials. Regular discounted  fares were $39.00. I am not asking for a free ticket, just for a  decent  competitive priced ticket like most places in the world.

Many protested the Super-ferry  and were worried about drug dealers coming to our island, ironically now about the only ones who can afford to come to our island are those drug dealers  we so despised.

 We need a new airline to come into the market place and force some good old competition, or we need some rich entrepreneurs  to launch a Ferry boat business which hopefully would not be scared away this time around.

 Air travel  needs to be more affordable to the neighbor islands before the whole state of Hawaii  goes insane with chronic cabin fever.

Please airline CEOs if your reading this, do what's pono. You can still make money just don't continue taking us to the cleaners.

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KimoRosen said...

Mel, I wrote this blog afteryour post on facewbook last week about the high cost of flying in Hawai'i. Hope you like it, if not just delete. Keep up the good work on Council! Rapozo for Mayor 2014!

Mel Rapozo said...

via facebook;Great post. A massive citizen campaign is needed. We need to let those airline executives know how we feel. Thanks Kimo."

KimoRosen said...

Mel, anything you can do as a public servant would be appreciated to stop the aireline monopoly? BTW, you are welcome anytime as a guest-blogger on my blog, I've had Charles Djou and Pantos the anti-rail guy as poltical guest-bloggers, I get around 200 plus hits a day.... ok, I'm off for my weekly sojourn to the Kapa'a farmers sunshine market...

Harmony Bentosino said...

via facebook;"As a person who doesn't travel much, I had no idea it cost so much!"

KimoRosen said...

I haven't left Kauai since 2006...I am not traveling much either...

Chester "Unc" Lau said...

via LTE;"Bring back the Super Ferry...!!!"

KimoRosen said...

I second; "bring back Da Superferry!"

Chester "Unc" Lau said...

via LTE;" "deport all the the Kauai dummies who opposed the Super Ferry to Iraq without kimchee & Poi"