Aloha Airlines

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by moreluck, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Just heard on the news that Aloha Airlines has shut down operations after 61 years. Of course I have tickets for next Sunday on Aloha.......oh well, looks like we'll be leaving out of creepy old LAX instead of John Wayne and using Hawaiian Airlines. I don't care, just so I get there !!
  2. UPS Lifer

    UPS Lifer Well-Known Member

    Aloha was my favorite airline! I loved the chocolate chip cookies and the direct flight to Maui from OC!

    We just got back from Maui in March and I have all these wasted frequent flyer miles now. I don't think the employees knew what hit them. The airline kept this pretty secret until the end. I really think they were trying to get an infusion of money to stay in the air.

    Oh well! Have fun on your trip - ALOHA!
  3. my2cents

    my2cents New Member

    The glory days of flying are long gone. I used to enjoy going to the airport. Now its an exercise in uncertainty. In addition to Aloha, ATA and Skybus ceasing operations, Frontier just filed Chapter 11. Even the major carriers are under constant financial and customer service stress - witness the latest American Airlines fiasco for example. On my recently completed trip to Australia, my international flight out of LAX was delayed 8 1/2 hours because the rudder in the tail was leaking hydraulic fluid. On the way home, my US Airways flight was delayed because there was a pilot scheduling glitch. The pilot showed up about a half hour before the scheduled departure time, which fortunately resulted in only a half hour delay for the actual departure.

    It's unfortunate those Aloha frequent flyer miles couldn't be deposited with another carrier. I'm currently looking into the carrier alliances to see how miles can be earned on one airline for one's frequent flyer account with another carrier. In my case, I have a US Airways frequent flyer profile and I'm learning how I can earn points/miles with US Airways flying on Air New Zealand, as both are in the Star Alliance. Other alliances include One World and Sky Team. For those looking for consumer discussion about the airlines, check out Flyer Talk and Frequent Flyer.