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Old Mar 14th, 2020, 10:23 AM
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There are more ways than calling on the phone to, as I made perfectly clear above Suze, CONTACT an airline. I've done it using Twitter as well as using an airline's app. As to Seattle informed folks know what is happening there with restaurant closures, etc. not a good situation right now.
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Old Mar 14th, 2020, 10:44 AM
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I can't think of why flights would be cancelled within the US unless some place had a major outbrea

Umm, Christina, people have already posted that their flights have been cancelled. It could be cancelled just because of lack of demand and decreasing traffic.


It is very safe to say none of us have ever experienced anything like what is HAPPENING in our daily life because of this pandemic and the lack of coordinated leadership at the top of our government. Medical experts say this can go on for a long time and the important thing is now is to slow the spread so that our healthcare facilities will not be overwhelmed..
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Old Mar 14th, 2020, 06:06 PM
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As to Seattle informed folks know what is happening there

Yes correct. I live here. Right in the city. So I am well aware what is happening here now.

And it was Gretchen, not Dukey, who said to CALL the airlines.
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Old Mar 14th, 2020, 08:05 PM
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Aside from the cruise factor, it might be worth considering that Hawaii is an island. I could see HNL quarantine or delay flights coming from Seattle. People are spooked. While you can drive away from Seattle, you can’t drive away from Oahu. It would be much easier to control entrances and exits there than in Seattle.

Really, though, I think the biggest issue would be flight cancellation due to short staffed airlines, or closures in Hawaii itself. A lot of tourist attractions nation wide ARE closed. Ski areas, museums, theaters, etc. unless you have an rental where you can cook and you literally just want to hang out on the beach, I wouldn’t think it would be a great time to go.
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Old Mar 15th, 2020, 03:35 AM
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Or as auze does say on the other Seattle thread Things here in Seattle have changed very quickly. My advice to someone today is totally different than it would have been even 2 weeks ago.
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Old Mar 15th, 2020, 08:24 AM
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But this thread is about Hawaii.

For the OP I highly recommend the Oahu forum over on Trip Advisor. There is much more complete information on those threads right now, including people who live on Oahu participating. More facts, and less personal opinions (not facts) than here.
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Old Mar 15th, 2020, 09:39 AM
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What a good idea.
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Old Mar 17th, 2020, 09:47 PM
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See my thread: Hawaii Corona Virus Response.
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Old Mar 18th, 2020, 04:35 AM
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I dunno but I have thought from the beginning this was a troll. Joined and never came back with a post, but certainly got the right responses. ;o(
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Old Mar 18th, 2020, 11:11 AM
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A troll? Why??? It is a perfectly normal question for someone to join a travel forum and ask in these times of uncertainty.
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Old Mar 18th, 2020, 11:35 AM
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I don't know why I bother but....
I guess because as MANY of us said it would be a really good time NOT to be travelling anywhere on a cruise or airlines,
and if our supposed president had taken appropriate action when the post was dated, all travel would have been stopped.
He hasn't been back to say thanks for the thoughts or what his plans were.
Just my opinion for which you are welcome and for which you have no value in, which is also just fine. It's all worth what you paid for it.
You have taken this SO personally for your part of the courntry. As I said, I have no reason to take any delight in it. Our granddaughter is at home from U of Oregon. She and we would be happier if she were there.
I would be happier if our DSIL hadn't had to close his 3 restaurants. I am heartsick about all parts of our country and world.
And you and I probably fed the troll the best.
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Old Mar 18th, 2020, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by suze View Post
A troll? Why??? It is a perfectly normal question for someone to join a travel forum and ask in these times of uncertainty.

Maybe not an 'actual' troll but likely not a serious poster. The OP registered and started two essentially identical threads 20 min apart - one here and one on the Air Travel board and never returned to either one so wasn't very interested in the responses.
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Old Mar 18th, 2020, 12:33 PM
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You (we) don't know that they did not come back and read the replies. It doesn't make a person a "troll" because they are newly registered. Or when they don't come back and reply to the other posts.
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Old Mar 18th, 2020, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by suze View Post
You (we) don't know that they did not come back and read the replies. It doesn't make a person a "troll" because they are newly registered. Or when they don't come back and reply to the other posts.
Also not surprising given the tone (justified) of the responses. Not a time to pussyfoot but still, likely intimidating.
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Old Mar 19th, 2020, 06:44 AM
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He hasn't been back to say thanks for the thoughts or what his plans were.

Again, so what? Lots of people don't come back to the forums to say thank you. Happens all the time. Especially newbies. Not everyone hangs around Fodor's as a hobby. Doesn't make a person a "troll". Doesn't mean they might not have gained the information they needed here. I agree with MmePerdue.

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Old Mar 20th, 2020, 08:05 PM
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Cruise ship passengers are no longer permitted to disembark in Hawaii. So the OP has his or her answer.
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Old Mar 21st, 2020, 03:37 AM
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no, not really. Now he wants to fly to Hawaii supposedly and be quarantined, according to new thread.
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Old Mar 21st, 2020, 06:27 PM
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This is new: Anyone arriving in Hawaii (including by plane) will be quarantined for 14 days -- and this includes returning residents.
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Old Mar 23rd, 2020, 11:49 AM
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What Songdoc said. And no he did not say he wants to be quarantined. But there is a new 14 day quarantine that was only just put into place. This is NEW information as of today (Monday March 23).
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Old Mar 23rd, 2020, 02:09 PM
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I think you are talking to yourself Suze, since the OP has not responded - might not be a troll but not raised with manners to say a quick "thanks".
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