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Santa Maria to Hawaii
updated: Mar 25, 2014, 9:30 AM

By Edhat Subscriber

Does anybody know if Alliegant Airlines will fly the Santa Maria to Hawaii route this summer?

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 COMMENT 505798 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-25 09:38 AM

Allegiant Air's website only shows flights to Las Vegas from Santa Maria. I'm assuming they would have a schedule already if they were providing flights to Hawaii.

 

 COMMENT 505817 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-25 10:42 AM

I agree with 798. They fly out of LAX however and the fares are substantially cheaper than legacy carriers.

 

 COMMENT 505819 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-25 10:55 AM

Their prices are pretty much as cheap as the come. If you are traveling extremely light and don't mind not being able to recline your seat on a fairly long flight it may be worth it. They are however the ultimate poverty airlines with additional charges for absolutely everything including using the in-flight lavatory.

 

 COMMENT 505820 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-25 11:09 AM

819, you are incorrect. There is absolutely no charge for using the inflight lavatory.

 

 COMMENT 505838 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-25 12:18 PM

The first 30 seconds of lavatory use are free.

 

 COMMENT 505839 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-25 12:29 PM

While always enjoyable to read Edhatter replies, it might be best to get the info straight from the horse's mouth by calling the airline.

 

 COMMENT 505842P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-25 12:48 PM

I have numerous friends who flew Allegiant from Santa Maria and almost all said, "Never again!"

This IS the airline for you if you:

1. like very uncomfortable seats unless you're part grasshopper & bend/flex like a contortionist.

2. love the feeling of flying "sardine class."

3. can put yourself into a state of unconsciousness during the flight to numb the experience.

 

 COMMENT 505869 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-25 02:58 PM

So Allegiant is like is like most airlines:

1. uncomfortable seats

2. the feeling of a "flying bus"

3. the need for an adult beverage during the flight

 

 COMMENT 505870 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-25 03:00 PM

First Class, non-stop, from LAX to Hawaii is only $2k. Sit back and enjoy the flight....

 

 COMMENT 505881P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-25 04:22 PM

842P-agreed. And may I add: the most uncomfortable seats I have ever sat in. And they were Recardo seats no less!

However, loved the convienence of flying out of Santa Maria rather than LAX.

 

 COMMENT 505892P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-25 05:07 PM

870 - Just checked & you can fly United from SBA to Honolulu, connecting at LAX, then First Class over & back, in the middle of June, for $1643 inc. all taxes. It gets you a nice dinner too.

Oh, and probably at least an additional inch of leg room over Allegiant. Hah!

Beats the cold burrito, Clif Bar & a bottle of water you'd bring on Allegiant!

 

 COMMENT 505930 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-25 07:34 PM

I wouldn't fly that airline if you paid me. I've been told by a friend who pilots for Delta that typically about a quarter of Allegiant planes' instruments are tagged non-operational.

(Bear in mind that there are backups in virtually all instruments so they still have at least one functioning instrument, but that's taking quite a chance with that many instruments that are non-op.)

 

 COMMENT 505946P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-25 08:00 PM

Right on, 930!

I, too, wish to arrive & return safely.

A few more dollars is money well spent, IMO.

 

 COMMENT 505953P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-25 08:11 PM

Speaking of this... Does anyone know if SB will start the direct to Las Vegas again? Seems like it would be a busy/booked flight...

 

 COMMENT 505976 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-26 07:25 AM

So far, the only answer I can see that was posted is the first class price to go to Hawaii. Sounds like the one story I heard:
Blonde gets on a plane to Hawaii and sits in first class even though she's got a coach ticket. 20 minutes go by and attendant can't get her to move. Finally pilot goes back, whispers in her ear, and she quickly gets up and goes to her seat in coach. Attendant asks pilot how he did it.
Pilot: "I told her first class isn't going to Hawaii".

 

 COMMENT 506007 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-26 09:54 AM

976 - old joke, but you tell it well.

 

 COMMENT 506095 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-26 04:09 PM

No. Allegiant discontinued the Hawaii flight from Santa Maria last August (and it was in the news everywhere, including Edhat)

 

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