I’m posting from my favorite Presidents Club, the behemoth in Houston’s Terminal E. 3 floors of privacy and showers with clothes pressing closets! Although the Cleveland club this morning did have a better selection of kosher cereal and fruit (I picked up a nice stash of my new favorite honey nut chex).
The total miles required for Cleveland-Houston-Oahu (Stopover-2 nights)-Kauai (Stopover- 7 nights)-Maui (Stopover-4 nights)-Oahu-Newark (Stopover-2 nights)-Cleveland in international BusinessFirst Class was 85,000 miles.
It’s hard to explain the appeal of Hawaii to someone that’s never seen it, but I fell in love with it back in 2006 during a mistake fare when I went for $85 for airfare with lodging. It just feels like paradise! Like a place you always dreamed of but never knew existed…I’ve been back every year since then!
Honolulu and Oahu can be skipped entirely without missing much, but the other islands are just incredible. Unfortunately arriving some 4 hours before shabbos means a weekend stay in Oahu.
Plus your cell phone works just like from home, and you don’t need to change money or clear customs!
Expect full trip notes with this trip and I’ll keep on posting the deals as well as time permits!