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Hawaii toilet paper hoarding - Expect hotels to add a toilet paper surcharge

Old Feb 28, 20, 10:58 am
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Hawaii toilet paper hoarding - Expect hotels to add a toilet paper surcharge

Due to toilet paper hoarding in Hawaii from Coronavirus COVID-19, I expect a mandatory toilet paper surcharge to soon be added to guest bills in addition to the resort and parking fees at Hilton, Marriott and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) properties.

My travel tip: If you need an emergency supply of paper, do not use your boarding pass. At the business center of many hotels, a few sheets of paper can usually be found stored in the computer printer. In the Aloha Spirit of sharing, please refrain from taking home extra toilet paper from the aircraft lavatory. Read more: https://www.fox5ny.com/news/run-on-toilet-paper-in-hawaii-over-coronavirus-fears
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Old Feb 28, 20, 1:28 pm
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Old Feb 28, 20, 2:53 pm
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This definitely does sound like a FoxNews headline.
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Old Feb 28, 20, 9:59 pm
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Originally Posted by ceieoc View Post
Due to toilet paper hoarding in Hawaii from Coronavirus COVID-19, I expect a mandatory toilet paper surcharge to soon be added to guest bills in addition to the resort and parking fees at Hilton, Marriott and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) properties.

My travel tip: If you need an emergency supply of paper, do not use your boarding pass. At the business center of many hotels, a few sheets of paper can usually be found stored in the computer printer. In the Aloha Spirit of sharing, please refrain from taking home extra toilet paper from the aircraft lavatory. Read more: https://www.fox5ny.com/news/run-on-toilet-paper-in-hawaii-over-coronavirus-fears

LOL your advice!!

Like most of us here in the Aloha State, I was at Costco yesterday filling up with TP.
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Old Feb 28, 20, 10:39 pm
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Asian toilets. No TP needed.
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Old Feb 28, 20, 11:28 pm
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I’m on the Big Island right now, went to Costco in Kona and saw many people buying large quantities of toilet paper. There were a lot of big pickup trucks in the parking lot so I guess people could get it all home.
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Old Feb 29, 20, 1:16 am
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Originally Posted by josephstern View Post
This definitely does sound like a FoxNews headline.
I understand how people view about Fox News. But this is not the case here.

Even something more ridiculous, but true, has happened elsewhere:

https://www.ft.com/content/53e2de26-...d-25e377c0ee1f

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Like most of us here in the Aloha State, I was at Costco yesterday filling up with TP.
I understand the frustration, given that many things are shipped to Hawaii from the U.S. Mainland. I understand why people are panicking.
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Originally Posted by ceieoc View Post
My travel tip: If you need an emergency supply of paper, do not use your boarding pass.
Especially if you use your phone for the boarding pass!
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Old Feb 29, 20, 12:40 pm
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Originally Posted by ceieoc View Post
Due to toilet paper hoarding in Hawaii from Coronavirus COVID-19, I expect a mandatory toilet paper surcharge to soon be added to guest bills in addition to the resort and parking fees at Hilton, Marriott and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) properties.

My travel tip: If you need an emergency supply of paper, do not use your boarding pass. At the business center of many hotels, a few sheets of paper can usually be found stored in the computer printer. In the Aloha Spirit of sharing, please refrain from taking home extra toilet paper from the aircraft lavatory. Read more: https://www.fox5ny.com/news/run-on-toilet-paper-in-hawaii-over-coronavirus-fears
Oh crap.

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I do hope this is a joke!
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Originally Posted by EasternTraveler View Post
I do hope this is a joke!
A little history: Islanders are used to stocking up on TP and other necessities when hurricanes threaten. We are aware that in the case of a direct hit, roads will be impassible, electricity may be down for an extended time, and normality could takes weeks or months to resume. So, families stock up on necessities. The government issues warning to do so, and many heed the call.

Now in the case of COVID-19, people are doing what comes naturally. In my case, I'm stocking up so if we need to, my family can isolate ourselves from COVID-19 carriers, or isolate ourselves from non-COVID-19 carriers if we catch it.

So, no...this is not a joke.
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Old Mar 3, 20, 10:55 pm
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So, no...this is not a joke.
Hotels adding a toilet paper surcharge is the joke.
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Old Mar 5, 20, 7:56 am
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Hotels adding a toilet paper surcharge is the joke.
So that's what t.p.s. stands for. ..

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So that's what t.p.s. stands for. ..

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