Sorry peeps, still trying to catch up with everything, so no "Where In Hawaii" post this week, but here's a sneak peek at Part I of my Aloha Brisbane series. Hope you enjoy it!
Traveling to Australia has always been a dream of mine. I mean, let's face it, they've got so many interesting and unique things going for them...
- Their seasons are completely opposite from ours.
- They've got koalas and kangaroos to ogle over.
- They have cute sayings like "G'day Mate!", "Barbie" (BBQ), and "Oi (Oi Oi)!" (LOL!)
- Their toilet seats (supposedly) flush in the opposite direction.
- Regional Beers like Hahn, Tooheys and XXXX.
- And, uh, Vegemite... I guess.
So when the opportunity arose for me to join Hawaiian Airlines' inaugural flight to Brisbane, I could not say "Yer, mate" fast enough!
On Tuesday, November 27th, of 2012, Hawaiian Airlines launched its newest direct route to Australia's third most populous city: Brisbane. Like some of Hawaiian's previous inaugural flights (Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, Seoul, New York City and Sapporo), they invited members of the (new) media to help document the journey, every step of the way. The recruits this time around were Melissa Chang (@Melissa808) of NonstopHonolulu.com, Catherine Toth (@thedailydish) of TheCatDish.com, Kaleo Lancaster (@islandtrails) of Island Trails, and myself (@worldwideed) of World-Wide-Ed.com.
Hawaiian Airlines Flies to Brisbane, Australia! (via HawaiianAirlines' YouTube channel)
It was a whirlwind 3 day, 2-night tour, but we definitely got to experience Brisbane the only way Hawaiian Airlines knows how: with Aloha. Here are some of the sights and sounds that we were fortunate enough to experience.
HA443 departs Honolulu at 10:20am every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and arrives in Brisbane (BNE) at 4pm the following day.