Hawaiian Airlines plans to have first class cabins installed on all
its interisland aircraft by April. They're for those who demand the
very best, even if it means not being afforded enough time on the
15-minute flight between Maui and Kauai to really enjoy the extra
legroom or consume half of a premium-liquor cocktail.
The Travel Industry Association unveiled a four-point strategy
that it intends to implement: Promoting inbound tourism, industry
lobbying, improving research and trumpeting the industry's impact
on the economy. Strangely, the strategy does not include a plan to
push for a redesign of those car rental shuttle buses at the
airport so that you could just throw your luggage in a curb-level
cargo area instead of dragging it up those steps and cramming it
that crazy rack that won't fit everybody's bags anyway so
invariably I end up with my biggest suitcase on my lap all the way
to the rental office. Maybe next year, TIA?