Hawaiian Airlines Introduces Ticketless Overnighters -- Online Booking Offers Immediate Confirmation

HONOLULU, May 24, 2000 --- Hawaiian Airlines has introduced Hawaii's first online, ticketless interisland "overnighter" package booking service. Consumers using the service to book and travel May 24 through July 31, 2000 can earn 2,000 bonus miles in Hawaiian's frequent flyer program, HawaiianMiles.

Accessed on the airline's Web site at www.hawaiianair.com, "Hawaiian HotTrips" offer completely flexible interisland vacations on any island using any combination of more than 160 daily interisland jet flights on Hawaiian, 189 different hotel properties, rental cars and activities from partners including:

  • ASTON Hotels & Resorts

  • Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

  • ITT Sheraton Hotels & Resorts Hawaii

  • Kahala Mandarin Oriental

  • Marc Resorts Hawaii

  • Outrigger Hotels & Resorts

  • Prince Resorts Hawaii

  • Alamo Rent-A-Car

  • Dollar Rent-A-Car

  • Hertz Rent-A-Car

  • Atlantis Adventures

  • Polynesian Cultural Center

  • Full list posted online in HawaiianMiles.

    In addition to the convenience of online booking, Hawaiian HotTrips offer a single confirmation number for all vacation components - a truly ticketless product with no coupons or vouchers to pick-up or misplace.

    Hawaiian HotTrips can be booked through a travel agent or online using a major credit card. Once payment is accepted, a confirmation number is returned instantly over the Internet.

    "No other overnighter product in Hawaii offers online booking or ticketless travel. The fact Hawaiian HotTrips offer both makes them the most convenient way to go, by far," said John B. Happ, Hawaiian Airlines senior vice president of marketing and sales. "And starting this summer, Hawaiian HotTrips will offer vacation packages to all five Hawaiian Airlines destinations on the mainland."

    To qualify for the interisland HotTrips HawaiianMiles Bonus offer, customers must be Hawaii residents and present a valid ID at the time of check-in. Drivers must be at least 21 years of age to rent a car. Other restrictions apply.

    Now in its 71st year, Hawaiian Airlines is Hawaii's longest-serving and largest airline and the nation's 12th largest carrier. Additional information on Hawaiian Airlines, including previously issued company news releases, is available on the Internet via the airline's Web site.