Cancellation fee could be game-changer
A well-written article comparing Southwest Air and Hawaiian Air, but you missed one very important difference that will be a challenge for HA. In addition to the free bags offered by SWA which is compared to HA’s $35 inter island and $50 mainland flights per-bag charge, you failed to mention the $200 cancellation penalty levied by HA, which SWA doesn’t charge. It was necessary recently to cancel three different legs of a trip to and from the mainland on HA because of illness and were levied $600 in charges. These charges will be levied when we re-book the unused tickets. I found it rather surprising earlier this year when HA increased their cancellation penalty from $150 to $200 in the face of SW’s arrival. Yes, we love many aspects of HA, but the next 12 to 24 months will be very interesting for travelers.
Benjamin Gillikin, Princeville
Women of Kapahi, unite
It’s 7 a.m. Wednesday in Kapahi, mist still hovers across treetops and the road not yet awake with a morning commute. It’s me and two elder dogs slowly making our way to the falls.
On the return home I catch movement from the corner of my eye and realize I’ve made a grave error. I pass the house of a man my age (mid-50s) buck naked, framed by the doorway of his garage, touching himself, aggressively, and looking directly at me. By aggressively, I mean, masturbating.
Anyone who knows me would think I’d verbally and loudly abuse this perverse knucklehead. But I don’t. It’s the third time it’s happened and not the first time I’ll report it. It stuns me to silence. My silence angers me almost as much as his act.
I call KPD. They arrive at my door quickly and we converse about how to handle this. The end result being, without a second witness or a photo, there’s no probable cause for citation.
So, I return to the scene and walk door-to-door. One neighbor nods affirmatively when I point to his house: “Oh, yeah. He does this all the time. Not to me. But I’ve had multiple women warn me and I don’t let my daughter walk alone to the park.” I leave my number asking her to let these women know I need them to step forward.
Officer Rivera is the investigating officer. He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call dispatch to leave a message: 241-1711.
Pam Woolway, Kapaa