Here’s the news on this Aloha Friday edition:
- The Hawaii Volcano Observatory status report indicates that there’s
“a new [lava ocean] entry west of the main, more vigorous entry; good views of lava flowing into the ocean were available.”
- Looking for a hotel in Hawaii that’s committed to being green? According to this article, some of the Hawaii hotels with significant environmental efforts are:
- Mauna Lani on the Big Island. The article indicates that the Mauna Lani was “recognized by Condé Nast Traveler magazine as one of the world’s “Top-Earth-Friendly Resorts,” and in April it earned kudos from both the National Geographic Traveler magazine and Golf magazine because of eco-practices.”
- Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on Oahu. This hotel was recognized on Travelocity’s IgoUgo.com list of “10 Hotels Where Every Day is Earth Day”
- Other Marriott properties across Hawaii have some green strategies as do Hawaii’s Hilton properties, Outrigger hotels and condos, and Starwood resorts.
- And finally, brace yourself for this next bit of news. Airlines have announced some new fees in the last 24 hours.
- US Airways will charge $15 for the first checked bag just like American does. The checked bag fee goes into effect for tickets purchased on or after July 9th. The airline will also start charging $2 for sodas, bottled water, juices, and coffee in August. Read more about the details here.
- United Airlines also joined the fray of charging $15 for the first checked bag. Their fee goes into effect for tickets purchased on or after today. For more on their policy, follow this link.