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More good news for me in my stocks!!!

It rose me a whole 76 Cents. 8) Not bad



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Airline's Permanent Fund Dividend Sale Includes One-Way Hawaii Fares Starting At
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Airlines today announced it will expand its service to Hawaii, offering year-round Anchorage- Honolulu flights. The nonstop flights, which begin Dec. 9, will be offered daily through April 26, as previously announced, and twice weekly, on Fridays and Saturdays, between April 27 and Oct. 25.


"Expanding our Hawaii service from seasonal to year-round will ensure Alaskans can take a convenient, nonstop flight to the Aloha state any time of the year," said Bill MacKay, Alaska Airlines' senior vice president for the state of Alaska.


The airline also launched its annual Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) sale today, including one-way fares to Honolulu for as low as $249. The sale offers up to 25-percent savings on in-state travel; additional savings on select routes between Alaska and the Lower 48 states, Canada and Mexico; and 10- percent savings on complete vacation packages from Alaska Airlines Vacations.


"These sale fares now make travel to the Islands and other popular destinations in Alaska and the Lower 48 even more attractive," MacKay said.


Airfare reservations are available at alaskaair.com and Alaska Airlines' toll- free reservation line at (800) ALASKAAIR or (800) 252-7522. Sample one- way PFD fares include:


Between Anchorage and:
Honolulu $249
Idaho, Oregon or Washington destinations $179
Arizona, California, Montana, Nevada or Wyoming destinations $209
Alberta, Canada; British Columbia, Colorado or Mexico
destinations $229
Chicago or Dallas/Fort Worth $249
Boston; Miami; Newark, N.J.; Orlando, Fla.; or Washington, D.C. $259


Between Juneau and:
Honolulu $249
Idaho, Oregon or Washington destinations $159
Arizona, California, Montana, Nevada or Wyoming destinations $179
Alberta, Canada; British Columbia or Colorado destinations $199
Chicago or Dallas/Fort Worth, or Mexico destinations $229
Boston; Miami; Newark, N.J.; Orlando, Fla.; or Washington, D.C. $239


Between Fairbanks and:
Honolulu $289
Idaho, Oregon or Washington destinations $219
Arizona, California, Montana, Nevada or Wyoming destinations $249
Alberta, Canada; British Columbia or Colorado destinations $269
Mexico destinations $279
Chicago or Dallas/Fort Worth $289
Boston; Miami; Newark, N.J.; Orlando, Fla.; or Washington, D.C. $299




For PFD airfare sale: A 14-day advance purchase is required. Tickets must be purchased by Nov. 20, 2007, and travel must be completed by Sept. 17, 2008. Travel between Alaska and Hawaii is valid between Feb. 2 and Sept. 17, 2008, and travel to and from Kamloops, British Columbia, is valid between Dec. 15, 2007 and April 5, 2008. Sale fares are not available for travel from Alaska to Hawaii March 4 through March 10, 2008, or for travel from Hawaii to Alaska March 12 through March 19, 2008. Travel between Alaska and Hawaii must be via Anchorage on Anchorage-Honolulu nonstop flights. Flights between Anchorage and Honolulu do not operate daily after April 26, 2008. Sale travel is not available to or from Prudhoe Bay or Gustavus, Alaska. One stopover is permitted in each direction per standard published fares and routings. Tickets are nonrefundable, but may be changed for a $50 fee and any applicable changes in fare with the following exceptions: a $75.00 change fee applies when made through Alaska Airlines' reservation call center or ticket counters and a $100 change fee applies for tickets originally booked through a travel agency if the change is made through Alaska Airlines' reservation call center or ticket counters. A change in fare may apply to itinerary changes. Changes to itineraries that include travel provided by code-share partners, once travel has started, are subject to the rules, fees and fares of the carrier providing transportation. Portions of itineraries may include service on Horizon Air or code-share partners American Airlines(R), American Eagle(R), Big Sky Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Era Aviation, Northwest Airlines or Pen Air. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or days. All fares, taxes and fees are subject to change without notice, and other restrictions apply. For PFD vacation-package sale: To receive 10 percent off an Alaska Airlines Vacations package, travel must be booked online at alaskaair.com by Nov. 20, 2007, using promo code ASPFD10. Travel must be completed by Sept. 17, 2008. Offer cannot be combined with any other discount offer or promotion. Offer valid for future bookings only. The 10-percent discount is per booking and taken before taxes. Offer is not valid on Nevada packages. Rules and fares are subject to change without notice and other restrictions may apply. All terms and conditions of Alaska Airlines Vacations package apply. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or days. Airfare taxes and fees: Fares shown do not include airport passenger- facility charges of up to $9, federal segment tax of $3.40 per segment (takeoff and landing), and U.S. security fee of $2.50 per enplanement. Fares listed are valid for purchase at alaskaair.com and each ticket purchased at an Alaska Airlines or Horizon Air airport location or through an Alaska Airlines reservation call center will cost $10 more per person than the advertised fare. Additional fees and taxes for travel to Canada include U.S. immigration user fee of $7, U.S. APHIS fee of $5.50, Canadian airport improvement fee of up to $15 (varies by airport), Canadian security fee of $9 ( fluctuates with exchange rate) and Canadian goods and services tax (GST) of less than $2 (varies by airport). Additional fees and taxes for travel to Mexico include U.S. immigration user fee of $7, U.S. APHIS fee of $5.50, U.S. international transportation tax of $15.10, Mexico international departure tax of up to $29 (fluctuates with exchange rate) and Mexico tourism tax of up to $22 (fluctuates with exchange rate). All taxes and fees are based on one-way travel and may be doubled if traveling round trip.


Alaska Airlines and its sister carrier, Horizon Air, serve 92 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. For reservations visit http://alaskaair.com . For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at http://alaskaair.com/newsroom .

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:) Looks like it aint gonna be Hawaiian then.

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Thomas auer wrote:
:) Looks like it aint gonna be Hawaiian then.



you never know. If Hawaiian continues to expand it still can be. I mean they are both going to have 2 flights a day going to PHNL from KSEA

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Hawaiian raised 5 Cents today!!!

Dam Boeing. 2nd day in a row they are the only one of my 3 to lose. $1.21

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Here's a similar story, in the Honolulu Advertiser:

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/artic ... /?print=on


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Hawaiian and Northwest used to run this route but it looks like Alaska is taking over.

Congratz to Alaska.

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Alaska Airlines bought out the company that chartered the Hawaiian Airlines flights up here into Anchorage. So, we had a feeling it was going to come out eventually that Alaska was going to fly to Hawaii.

Speaking of which, I saw while I was at work today at ANC what Alaska Airlines is now flying to HNL. It's pretty much the same as the other Alaska paints, but the Eskimo has a lei on. Check it out: http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1269430/L/

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Well for some bizarre reason, A.net won't let me look at that, and only that picture. But doing a search let me see a thumbnail of it and it looks great. Gotta love AS and their special livery aircraft! :D

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Love the caption! :lol:

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:lol: Classic !!!!

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Hahaha! :lol: Yup everytime I got a lei in Hawaii I would do a little dance and go Woohoo!! I got leid!! :lol:

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A.net isn't working for me...

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They moved the servers last night and they've had some problems for the past day. Keep trying or try to clear out the cache on your internet browser. That might do it.

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Ah, there we go. Very nice :lol:

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Northwestdc9 wrote:
Hawaiian and Northwest used to run this route but it looks like Alaska is taking over.

Congratz to Alaska.



actually Hawaiian still does. When i was on flightaware i was trying to figure out what the seahawks flight number was going to be for this weekens and i typed in HA938 and HA939 and tey do a flight it looks to be once a week from PANK to PHNL

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For now, I've heard they're cutting the route soon.

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Would they continue it to compete with Alaska? Or is there not that much demand for the route?

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I heard that the tour company they were flying for was bought by Alaska. So they'll use Alaska now.

Can anyone confirm ?

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Yes, Alaska Airlines bought out Hawaiian Vacations, the tour company that we would make reservations with. I don't think Hawaiian would bother to compete with Alaska. Anyone ever heard of MarkAir? Yeah, they competed with Alaska, guess where they are? They're gone, defunct airline.


Anyway, here's the story about Alaska Airlines aquiring Hawaiian Vacations from the Anchorage Daily News website (I won't link it because most of the time it asks you to register, so here it is:
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Alaska Airlines purchases rival on direct routes to Hawaii

HAWAIIAN VACATIONS: Fares could go up now that only one airline will have direct flights from the 49th to the 50th state.

By ELIZABETH BLUEMINK
ebluemink@adn.com

Published: September 13, 2007
Last Modified: September 13, 2007 at 02:14 AM

Alaska Airlines is buying out the only other business that offers direct flights between Anchorage and Hawaii.

Beginning in mid-January, Anchorage-based Hawaiian Vacations Inc. will no longer sell Hawaii vacation packages or charter flights between Alaska and Hawaii, under the purchase agreement the tour company and Alaska Airlines announced Wednesday.

The deal isn't a total buyout. Alaska Airlines is acquiring the 25-year-old Anchorage company's current Hawaii bookings, brand and Web site. It is unclear what the remainder of Hawaiian Vacations Inc. plans to do in the future.

In the short run, the deal means:

• Anyone who has purchased Hawaiian Vacations reservations for travel on Jan. 13 or later will be put on an Alaska Airlines flight instead.

• Anyone who has booked a flight for before Jan. 13 will not be affected.

• Alaska Airlines will begin offering its customers Hawaii vacation packages, in addition to the airline's daily Anchorage-Honolulu flights, beginning Dec. 9.

• Unless something changes, there will be no direct flights between Alaska and Hawaii from June to November, starting Jan. 13.

Alaska Airlines announced with much hoopla in May that it will inaugurate daily, seasonal service to Honolulu from December to May. That's the season when most people travel from Anchorage to Hawaii. An estimated 30,000 to 35,000 people travel from the 49th to the 50th state each year on Hawaiian Vacation flights.

It's unclear how the deal will affect the large slug of travelers who would fly from Hawaii to Anchorage on Hawaiian Vacations-booked flights to visit friends and family here in the summer.

An Alaska Airlines executive said Wednesday his company is considering expanding to year-round flights between Hawaii and Alaska.

"It's absolutely being discussed," said Bill MacKay, Alaska Airlines' senior vice president.

In the long run, the deal means:

• Less competitive fares, since Alaska Airlines has nabbed the entire market for direct flights between Anchorage and Hawaii.

• Hawaiian Vacations' long-time customers -- and Alaska Airlines travelers -- will be able to use Alaska Airlines mileage accounts to get to and from Hawaii for the first time.

MacKay said his company will structure its fares as if it has competitors.

But one local travel analyst, Scott McMurren, said he will eat his hat if fares to Hawaii drop as low as they did last winter, when two companies offered flights between Alaska and Hawaii.

Northwest Airlines announced in mid-August that it will no longer offer winter season flights between Alaska and Hawaii. The Minneapolis-based airline operated December-to-May flights between Anchorage and Honolulu for the past four years.

All of the customers who previously purchased Northwest Airlines tickets between Alaska and Hawaii have been transferred to Alaska Airlines, company spokesman Darren Shannon said Wednesday.

McMurren, a travel columnist for the Daily News, thinks it's not a coincidence that Northwest dropped out of the market when it did.

When asked Wednesday, Shannon attributed his company's decision to "supply and demand" issues and wouldn't elaborate.

John Hardwick, president of Hawaiian Vacations, doesn't plan to retire. Hardwick said he has some new business plans in Alaska but he isn't ready to discuss them.

Hawaiian Vacations approached Alaska Airlines with the proposed buyout, MacKay said.

He said Alaska Airlines will benefit tremendously from taking on the tour company's current bookings, and will also learn a lot from the tour company about providing service in Hawaii.

Hardwick said that his customers have begged for mileage accounts -- or the ability to redeem Alaska Airlines miles -- for decades. Now their wish will come true, he said.

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