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Forum: Hawaii
Feb 26, 19, 12:01 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,559
Posted By Lavarock7

BIG ISLAND: I visited the state 12 times (2 weeks...

BIG ISLAND: I visited the state 12 times (2 weeks a trip, two trips a year) before finally finding a place (a farm in Kona). The Big Island was the most affordable and I had done my homework. I...
Forum: Hawaii
Aug 2, 18, 9:49 am
Replies: 39
Views: 68,144
Posted By Lavarock7

And, I am still here. I am often in Kona and...

And, I am still here. I am often in Kona and don't need miles nor points to get there :-)
Forum: Hawaii
Jul 18, 18, 9:30 am
Replies: 297
Views: 35,578
Posted By Lavarock7

You may have seen the video recently of the lava...

You may have seen the video recently of the lava boat which took a 'lava bomb'.

I actually met the guy who took the only video, and his partner. They stopped by for coffee at a local farm where I...
Forum: Hawaii
Jul 9, 18, 10:46 am
Replies: 297
Views: 35,578
Posted By Lavarock7

I hear the boat trips now leave from Hilo rather...

I hear the boat trips now leave from Hilo rather than closer to the flow. That means 1 hour there, 1 hour back and then whatever time at the flow.

Many people, me included, post videos and photos...
Forum: Hawaii
Jun 26, 18, 10:03 am
Replies: 297
Views: 35,578
Posted By Lavarock7

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.flyertalk.com-vbu...

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Forum: Hawaii
Jun 24, 18, 1:25 am
Replies: 297
Views: 35,578
Posted By Lavarock7

You will probably be staying up wind from the...

You will probably be staying up wind from the smoke.

Also, when near Hilo, make sure you check out the zoo. It's free and has Bengal Tigers!
Forum: Hawaii
Jun 15, 18, 12:57 am
Replies: 101
Views: 9,112
Posted By Lavarock7

If the people had a mortgage, they still owe the...

If the people had a mortgage, they still owe the monthly payments, even if they are not allowed to return. Generally, if they were inured, insurance should cover the loss of the house IF it was...
Forum: Hawaii
May 17, 18, 11:59 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,313
Posted By Lavarock7

I live on the Kona side of the island and except...

I live on the Kona side of the island and except for a bit of smoke in the air at time, there are no issues. As far as I'm concerned, the air in Los Angeles is a lot worse.

Yes the volcano park is...
May 15, 18, 4:45 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By Lavarock7

Thanks to all. I hear many inbound flights...

Thanks to all.

I hear many inbound flights to the Big Island are half full (due to peoples unreasonable concern of the volcano).
May 15, 18, 4:44 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By Lavarock7

Thanks to all.

Thanks to all.
May 13, 18, 2:23 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By Lavarock7

Baggage Issues - File online form or email them?

On a round trip I recently had 2 issues with baggage (a gate check got mishandled and delayed and I was forced to gate check a bag on a second flight because it was supposedly [after 30 years] too...
Forum: Hawaii
May 10, 18, 12:15 pm
Replies: 101
Views: 9,112
Posted By Lavarock7

Volcanoes National Park will close today for an...

Volcanoes National Park will close today for an indefinite period of time.

Most of HVNP to Close Due to Possible Summit Explosion Big Island Now...
Forum: Hawaii
Jan 26, 18, 10:50 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,523
Posted By Lavarock7

In the "You Can Only Wish" department: Stay...

In the "You Can Only Wish" department:

Stay at the 4 Seasons. Hope for another nuclear missile alert. It seems that everyone who was eating breakfast was told to take cover and was not charged for...
Nov 19, 17, 12:53 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,747
Posted By Lavarock7

OK, I get it, not exciting. Unfortunately, I...

OK, I get it, not exciting. Unfortunately, I can't delete it, so I'll sit back and accept the criticism :-)
Nov 18, 17, 11:30 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,747
Posted By Lavarock7

Seen at Kona Baggage Claim Today

Seems the United Baggage Claim system is down :-)

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Forum: Hawaii
Sep 14, 17, 10:40 am
Replies: 20
Views: 6,107
Posted By Lavarock7

Two Step

Speaking of Two Step (the snorkel place), I hear there is a FlyerTalk guy there almost every Friday at sunset for a pot luck. A few of my neighbors and I do a pot luck there and the past couple of...
Forum: Hawaii
Sep 4, 17, 12:44 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 3,411
Posted By Lavarock7

Others here are more familiar with the two types...

Others here are more familiar with the two types above. However I'll try.

An Open jaw is where you might come from LAX to KOA but your return trip is HNL to LAX. Thus you would book a flight from...
Forum: Hawaii
Sep 3, 17, 3:39 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 3,411
Posted By Lavarock7

Are you planning on only visiting Honolulu (Oahu)...

Are you planning on only visiting Honolulu (Oahu) or are you also planning on visiting other islands. Perhaps an open jaw or stopover might work.
Forum: Hawaii
Aug 5, 17, 11:20 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 3,430
Posted By Lavarock7

I traveled here 2 weeks a trip, two trips a year...

I traveled here 2 weeks a trip, two trips a year for 7 years, when i finally moved here.

It took years before I finally went into Waipio Valley, saw the green sand beach and rode a horse here.
...
Forum: Hawaii
Aug 1, 17, 2:21 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 3,430
Posted By Lavarock7

First, Hawaii is multiple islands, so you need to...

First, Hawaii is multiple islands, so you need to decide which island(s) you want to visit. 2 to 4 days is hardly enough for the trip in my opinion. It is like going into a $100 a plate dinner and...
Forum: Hawaii
Jul 11, 17, 11:53 am
Replies: 4
Views: 3,430
Posted By Lavarock7

Limo Ride

My friend is a limo driver and often is assigned to the 4 Seasons. One day I call him and he says he is on his way into town to pick up a prescription for a guest.

They called in the order the...
Forum: Hawaii
Jul 5, 17, 1:20 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 5,825
Posted By Lavarock7

For car rentals, try this page. I have used...

For car rentals, try this page. I have used Discount Hawaii Car Rentals (serving Maui, Honolulu, Kauai, Kona, Hilo and Molokai car rentals) before and was pleased.
...
Forum: Hawaii
Jun 19, 17, 12:09 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 4,584
Posted By Lavarock7

Sure, why not? Otherwise we need to change the...

Sure, why not? Otherwise we need to change the "Car 54 Where Are You?" theme.
Forum: Hawaii
Jun 16, 17, 11:22 am
Replies: 626
Views: 114,734
Posted By Lavarock7

Obama did it. ...

Obama did it.

http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/obama-dog-bo-avoids-rabies-quarantine-hawaii/story?id=12475369
Forum: Hawaii
Jun 14, 17, 4:50 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,306
Posted By Lavarock7

Oh to have such problems... :-) When I was...

Oh to have such problems... :-)

When I was about 50 I arrived in HNL and my interisland flight was not until 1st thing in the morning (perhaps 5am). I exited the main terminal and went to...
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