Tier Point Run to Hawaii in Nov 2022

Back into the routine of running for Tier Points at the start of my BA Executive Club membership year.

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A colourful yacht viewed from room 3304 of the Hilton Waikiki Beach
A colourful yacht viewed from room 3304 of the Hilton Waikiki Beach
A colourful yacht viewed from room 3304 of the Hilton Waikiki Beach
A colourful yacht viewed from room 3304 of the Hilton Waikiki Beach

Tier Point Run to Hawaii in Jan 2023: Day 3 – Afternoon and Evening in Honolulu

By Nige on Sat 28 Jan 2023 at 21:42
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Story: Tier Point Run to Hawaii in Jan 2023
Tags: Hilton | Honolulu | Trips | USA | Waikiki

Having deplaned at about 12:50pm, I was at the Hilton Waikiki Beach hotel with key in my hand heading for the lifts 30 mins later. That’s pretty good going considering the Uber driver took the slow route.

My queen double room at the Hilton Waikiki Beach
My queen double room at the Hilton Waikiki Beach
My queen double room at the Hilton Waikiki Beach
My queen double room at the Hilton Waikiki Beach

Whilst checking in, I bagged an upgrade onto the 33rd floor with two queen beds with a sea view. Nice. This hotel is fast becoming my favourite hotel in Waikiki. They always upgrade me on to a high floor with a fab sea view.

Another attractive view from the Hilton Waikiki Beach hotel
Another attractive view from the Hilton Waikiki Beach hotel
Another attractive view from the Hilton Waikiki Beach hotel
Another attractive view from the Hilton Waikiki Beach hotel

The weather for the rest of the afternoon in Waikiki remained pretty dry. I had checked the forecast whilst I was here and for all three of my trips, the forecast was based around rain, so perhaps I have been a tad unlucky with the weather. At least it wasn’t forecast to be cold!

I chilled in my room for a fair amount of the afternoon. These trips catch up with you eventually, but my need to chill didn’t stop me from popping out to The Cheesecake Factory (TCF) for an afternoon “snack”!

My club sandwich and fries enjoyed at The Cheesecake Factory in Waikiki
My club sandwich and fries enjoyed at The Cheesecake Factory in Waikiki
My club sandwich and fries enjoyed at The Cheesecake Factory in Waikiki
My club sandwich and fries enjoyed at The Cheesecake Factory in Waikiki

Waikiki was really busy; tourists had clearly taken the opportunity to get out and see Waikiki after all of the rain. This place feels so familiar now; I feel a bit like a local. I appreciate that three trips for 36 hours in the space of two months hardly constitutes evidence of being a local, but it’s a lovely feeling that you know a place and feel like you fit in, in some way.

As I got back to the hotel, the weather turned a little. It was a little cooler, it was a bit breezier and there were spots of rain in the air. I think I timed it perfectly!

A dark panoramic photo from the Hilton Waikiki Beach hotel
A dark panoramic photo from the Hilton Waikiki Beach hotel
A dark panoramic photo from the Hilton Waikiki Beach hotel
A dark panoramic photo from the Hilton Waikiki Beach hotel

I had been monitoring ticket availability for the Pearl Harbor Arizona Memorial for Sunday. It looked fully booked, but a few tickets became available at around 3pm, so I snaffled one. I’ve got my boat ride booked in for 9:45am tomorrow. If the rain and thunderstorms stay away, that will be something nice to do during the day.


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Nige is one of the co-founders of The Billingham Blog and works as a freelance management consultant. He loves to fly in his spare time!

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