Monday, January 26, 2015

Hawaiian Vacation

We left Philadelphia knowing that the Qantas flights to Brisbane were pretty full but hoped there would be room for standby passengers.  We arrived in Los Angeles and the ticket agent said we had a 50/50 chance of getting on.  We waited 5 hours until midnight to see if there was space and only 2 out of 10 people got on.  The flights were booked full for at least a week as were all the Qantas flights to Sydney and Melbourne also.
Plan B:  We saw there were seats on American to Honolulu and it just so happened that Hawaiian Airlines had every other day service to Brisbane that we could connect with.  So we had a quick 4 hour hotel nap and took the dawn launch to Hawaii.

We had a 3 hour layover at the airport and the Hawaiian flight arrived 12 hours after we would have arrived on the original Qantas Plan A.  This did cause us to lose a day with the campervan and cost us a hotel room in Brisbane but at least we were in Australia.

And.... Booker finally got here Hawaiian Vacation.