O’ahu Trip Report
With Hawaii reopening to tourists I decided to give it a go. Go to the Hawaii government website for the entry requirements. Not easy.
Airfare was heavily discounted as were room rates. But do keep in mind that American is premier at charging for nearly everything beyond a ticket with a random seat assignment. So the $475 rt ticket ended up costing me about $600, and I wasn’t impressed with their getting on and off policies Nothing beyond the usual a year ago.
Restaurants were open till 10pm, bars had to close earlier, so many became restaurants to extend their hours. Social distancing and mask compliance was unbelievably good and you had to fill out contact tracing forms in every hotel, restaurant, bar and tourist attraction.
The weather was good, the island was beautiful and the trip was well with it. I doubt the tourist numbers were 20% the norm so nothing was crowded and from that point of view, pretty nice.
BUT, Hawaii is so freaking expensive that this trip cost about the equivalent as a week in Europe, despite the reduced plane and hotel costs.
Ufkak, thank you for the assistance.