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Santa Maria to Hawaii
updated: Feb 05, 2013, 9:08 PM

By Edhat Subscriber

How is it to fly to Honolulu, Hawaii on Allegiant out of Santa Maria? Any SBers gone that route?

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 COMMENT 371236P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 10:08 PM

I thought that I heard they suspended that service. It would be nice to have it available again.

 

 COMMENT 371240P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 10:16 PM

I got this searching "Allegiant" on Edhat search. It's more than surfboards.

http://www.edhat.com/site/tidbit.cfm?nid=106259

 

 COMMENT 371242P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 10:22 PM

At this time, seems to be a temporary suspension, til middle of March, they say now....

http://www.kcoy.com/story/20618749/allegiant-air-suspends-hawaii-flight-from-santa-maria

Gotta do research.

 

 COMMENT 371254P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-06 12:15 AM

There was an earlier Edhat thread on this that you might search for.

We just got back from Hawaii. We had originally been booked on Allegiant, but they cancelled our flight so we had to fly with another carrier.

A one-way trip from Santa Maria to Honolulu is a convenient option, but I wouldn't book a trip with Allegiant unless the plane looks to be at least half full when you choose your seats. It's a pain when your flight is cancelled and they don't have other flights to offer.

 

 COMMENT 371257P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-06 12:40 AM

The news release says suspended till March, I doubt it will return. You can't book it after March at this time .

 

 COMMENT 371266P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-06 06:41 AM

I was the OP for the earlier post about surfboards. All went well with our trip: a short drive up to park free at the airport, smooth boarding with a $75 fee for our 9' surfboard, landed earlier than predicted, all fine and dandy. The trip back was delayed a little in taking off but otherwise smooth going. . It's definitely a budget airline with a cabin that has tight seating and no ability to recline.But what do you expect for about $250 RT pp direct to Honolulu?
I get regular emails from them and they are having sale prices again for travel just before and after the spring break time, so they are booking flights again. Spring break has seats but they are more expensive yet still way cheaper than flying out of SB.Yes, they did suspend flights for Feb and part of March due to low numbers reserving. Our flight both ways was full or close to full. The times to fly aren't too convenient, but it didn't bother us.
For the low fare I would do it again in a heartbeat.

 

 COMMENT 371297 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-06 08:07 AM

I don't know about the Honolulu flight, but after my last trip to Las Vegas on Allegiant, I would never fly them again...I went with a group of friends for my 50th B-day, we left at 7 a.m., drove from Santa Barbara fro the 10:00 morning flight, you have to check in no less than 2 hours before the flight, (for a 1 hour flight----they told us on the phone we risk not getting on the plane) Our plane was broken down, so they were trying to get us another flight, but we sat all day in the Santa Maria airport, finally got to Vegas at 5:00, lost a whole day of our vacation--we could have driven to Vegas and back in that time...Then on the return flight, they loaded us onto the plane, then had us sit there for over 2 hours, as the computer system was down on the plane...prices are great, but their planes need maintenance, both directions of flight we had a bad experience.

 

 COMMENT 371303 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-06 08:20 AM

Well, we are on the March 23 flight to HNL. They have not informed us that the trip is cancelled and it looks like you can book it online at this time. Hoping it all works out!

 

 COMMENT 371311 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-06 08:40 AM

@297: Google Maps sez it takes 5 hours 24 minutes to drive from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas.

Outbound, it took you 10 hours to drive to Santa Maria and fly to Vegas on Allegiant Air? Inbound: at least 5-6 hours to arrive home?

Your airline experience is enough to make one reconsider flying on Allegiant Air.

 

 COMMENT 371319 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-06 08:56 AM

I have flown a number of times from Santa Maria to Las Vegas and had no problems except for a two hour delay once. However, the Allegiant schedule stinks.

 

 WAHINE agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-06 09:22 AM

I've flwon a bunch of times with Allegiant to Vegas, too, with no problem. I guess all it takes is one bad experience ...

 

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