Hawaiian Airlines - Velocity's new airline partner

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  1. oz_mark

    oz_mark Enthusiast

    Jun 30, 2002
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    Looks like Velocity have found themselves a new Airline Partner

    From: http://www.velocityrewards.com.au/content/offersHawaiian.html

    Earn Double Velocity Points with Hawaiian Airlines -
    Velocity's new airline partner

    When you fly on Hawaiian Airlines between Sydney and Honolulu from 16 August to 31 October 2006, you will receive double the standard points. That’s,
    • 2 points per mile for Coach (Economy ) Class*
    • 3 points per mile for First Class*
    Find out more about earning points of Hawaiian airlines.
    To check availability and book seats, go to www.hawaiianair.com.au
    Note: Fares are subject to availability. Bonus Points are applicable for travel between Sydney and Honolulu only. Travel must be started and completed between 16 August 2006 and 31 October 2006. Bookings between Sydney and Mainland US will be awarded Points for the Sydney to Honolulu portion of the flights only. * Valid classes for bonus points are M, N, B, Q, W and Y for Coach (Economy), and J and P for First Class.

  2. BiziBB

    BiziBB Member

    Aug 14, 2006
    Sydney's bushy north
    Great news for those burned by Jet Scar, who must be going for the same leisure market SYD-HNL.

    If this means a price war when JQ announces HNL fares, all the better!
    I wonder if it is possible to transfer existing Hawaiian miles to Velocity?
  3. Standby

    Standby Active Member

    May 25, 2006
    As always the devil is in the detail with reward offers
    The fares this offer is attached to arent the HA leadin fares..In fact they look to be about the level of the 2nd lowest QF fares as well.
    In fact the cheapest HA fare which attracts points is the MKRANR at over 1800 rtn..not sure if thats an all incl fare though.

    So if you think you can get both a cheap fare and the bonus points think again.
    Given the JQI pricing on old QF markets like DPS avail as leadin (excluding the launch fare) and using that as a basis for what they might offer on HNL (again excluding the probable launch fare)I think for a family you'd be better off taking the JQI fare without points(even if you paid extra for a meal) than HA and the points.
    Also DJ really could have chosen a better partner. HA 767s make the JQ A330's look like a palace in comparison and the seat pitches are comparable
  4. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

    Sep 24, 2004
    What other airlines flying between Australia and Hawaii could they partner with? Only QF (yeah right), *A members AC and NZ, and FJ (significantly owned by QF).
  5. superchris

    superchris Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    I have twice ( 2005/2005) taken the family from SYD to Hawaii in Y and have felt that I was better looked after than travelling J in QF.
    Great on board service...I recommend it:D
  6. Mal

    Mal Enthusiast

    Dec 25, 2004
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    Yeah, it's a step in the right direction. But as commented, it's not the chepest fares that will earn points.

    For Hawaiian, I would normally be directing my points through AA rather than Velocity, but I do note that AA has a lot more restrictions on earning than Velocity does on Hawaiian.
  7. jakeseven7

    jakeseven7 Active Member

    Sep 9, 2005
    I got stuck on a HA 767 once when QF was booked out. Not an experience I ever repeated. HA makes DJ look like a premium carrier :shock: .
  8. Yada Yada

    Yada Yada Established Member

    Dec 6, 2004
    The following is from the News page on virginblue.com.au:

  9. dojc

    dojc Newbie

    Nov 20, 2006
    Copy of email sent to Hawaiian Airlines (HQ in Honolulu).

    "I travelled from Sydney(Australia) to Hawaii on the 5th Nov and then from Honolulu to Kona on the 8th Nov, and returned Kona-Honolulu-Sydney on the 11th Nov. At each stage of the journey (outbound and return) I was stopped and searched. Not just a 'frisk' but suitcase unpacked, hand luggage unpacked and then frisked. I was made to feel and was dealt with like a common criminal. This happened on all stages of my journey.

    I was also sworn at and manhandled at Kona airport when I questioned whether my suitcase had been properly re-locked.

    I am a 57 year old British Citizen living in Australia. My eldest son is in the Australian Army and has served in areas of conflict, I myself am ex-British security service. When I questioned the TSA agents on the return journey I was told that the Airline (Hawaiian) had selected me for this 'special treatment'.

    I am still absolutely livid with rage at this treatment and intend to write to the British Ambassador and Australian Foreign Affairs Department to lodge a formal complaint.

    As I am an ex-security agent I appreciate that the world has changed since the 911 catastrophe and I am more than willing to volunteer and to be fully co-operative, but to be constantly harassed and persecuted on my travel has completely ruined what was supposed to be an enjoyable holiday.

    I would be appreciative of some explanation why I was selected."

    No reply received. So far the only reaction has been from the British Consul in Australia.

    I will never fly Hawaiian Airlines and request and suggest nobody else does!!!
  10. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

    Sep 24, 2004
    While unpleasant that doesn't sound much different to what you might get on selected for SSSS (special security screening) flying any airline in USA.

    The only way to be sure to not get SSSS is to not fly to or through USA.
  11. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

    Mar 22, 2005
    BNE, SYD and CNX
    Really sad to read your story. Don't blame Hawaiian Airlines they just have a quota of passengers to provide to the TSA and you just happened to win one of the lucky dips.

    Oh when oh when are people going to avoid this country. Unless it is absolutely necessary to be there for business there is no reason whatsoever to visit or even transit through this hell hole. When people realise this and stop going the people that run this hell hole might realise they have done something wrong and start treating travellers like people instead of criminals.

    Criminals get treated better in jail than passengers going through US airports!
  12. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

    Sep 24, 2004
    Problem is US government doesn't care.

    Mind you, they have announced intention to join the APEC Business Travel Card scheme so a small ray of hope.
  13. bambbbam2

    bambbbam2 Active Member

    Feb 13, 2005
    Perth, WA
    The thing that always puzzles me is that the 9/11 hijackers travelled first class.. yet LOTFAP seems only to pick on the Y pax.. :confused:
  14. SeatBackForward

    SeatBackForward Established Member

    Jun 20, 2006
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    Terrorists never fly business class, thats a rule...Try watching The Chaser sketch (part of their recent War on Everything series) where they dress up in Arab clothing and take photos on the Harbour Bridge.

    And of course if you're poor in America then you must be evil :D

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