Tier Point Run to Hawaii in Feb 2016

So I headed back to Hawaii for another Tier Point run in Feb 2016. There’s just something amazing about a quick trip over to Honolulu.

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A bird at the Hilton Hawaiian Village resort in Honululu A bird at the Hilton Hawaiian Village resort in Honululu

Tier Point Run to Hawaii in Nov 2021: Day 5 – Honolulu

By Nige on Mon 15 Nov 2021 at 08:02
Story: Tier Point Run to Hawaii in Nov 2021
Tags: Hilton | Honolulu | Trips | USA

Good quality sleep I did get, but just for about 4 hours or so.  I was wide awake at midnight and decided to do some covid tests and see whether I could check in for my flights back home.

By the time I had stopped messing around it was coming on for 4am and that meant the first Starbucks store was about to open, so I headed down that way.  I was super careful this morning about giving vehicles extra clearance, even when I was allowed to cross – I don’t want to have another near-impact experience!

My favourite Starbucks in Honolulu - open at 4am! My favourite Starbucks in Honolulu - open at 4am!
My favourite Starbucks in Honolulu - open at 4am!

It’s going to be a seriously long day today.  My first flight doesn’t leave Honolulu until 23:50 so that means I will have been up as good as 24 hours by the time I sat on board that flight to LA.  I need to do some negotiating with the hotel to see how much extra time I can get in my room.  I tried to move to an earlier flight, but AA wanted to charge me extra for the privilege.

The latest complimentary checkout I could get was 2pm.  I had to pay a small additional charge to extend my stay in my room until 6pm, which I thought was worth doing.

My test results - another reminder of Covid Precautions My test results - another reminder of Covid Precautions
My test results - another reminder of Covid Precautions

I filled in my Verifly flight from JFK back to LHR and got my green tick.  Printed a few docs out in the lobby including my test results, just in case anyone asked for them.  I couldn’t check in on line with AA for my flight back to LAX though, so I will have to do that at the airport.

The rest of the day was fairly uneventful – the rain largely stayed away and it remained warm and a little humid.

I decided to have breakfast in the onsite restaurant again.  Primarily because I got $15 food and beverage (F&B) credit per day and it doesn’t carry over, so that means you have to spend at least $15 each day to get the full benefit out of it.  Another breakfast burrito for me…

The view of the harbour in Waikiki in Honululu The view of the harbour in Waikiki in Honululu
The view of the harbour in Waikiki in Honululu

I walked down to the HHV again and picked up my second Starbucks of the day – minimal queue today.  It was still fairly business around the beach area.

After heading back to the hotel for a rest(!), I walked over to Ala Moana mall for opening, partly to see what shops were open and to get Panda Express for lunch.  I noticed that the Microsoft store seems to have closed down – just Apple left from that perspective.

The Ala Moana Shopping Centre in Honululu The Ala Moana Shopping Centre in Honululu
The Ala Moana Shopping Centre in Honululu

With the extra hours I secured in my room, I decided I needed to try and get some sleep this afternoon.  The alarm woke me up at 5pm so I got some benefit from getting into bed!

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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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