Vacations Hawaii to resume Las Vegas flights in December


HONOLULU (KHON2) — Vacations Hawaii will resume their popular Las Vegas charter flights on Dec. 29 after being shut down since March due to COVID-19.

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Vacations Hawaii made the announcement on Oct. 22 and said that phone reservations will be accepted starting on Oct. 26. Walk-in services are scheduled to resume in early November.

Company officials said that customer safety will be priority number one for every step of the way.

“We’ve bumped up all our cleaning measures on our flights,” said Vacations Hawaii Sales and Promotions Manager Keith Kaneshiro. “Our buses from Las Vegas airport to the casinos will be at 50% occupancy, and of course, all throughout the hotel and throughout the casinos, they’ve got the protocols with spaced out slot machines, plexiglass dividers at the tables and limited players at the craps tables.”

The company is working with Boyd Gaming Casinos to make sure the travel experience is as safe as possible for all customers.

Meanwhile, Panda Travel supervisor Mike Brown said they are getting more calls from residents who are making plans to travel outside of Hawaii.

Brown said, “Previously we were just getting calls for refunds and exchanges on existing tickets that were canceled due to COVID, so it’s nice to start see new business starting to trickle in.” 

Brown said he believes that once charter flights to Vegas are back in the sky, more people will begin to book their trips.

“The people that I’ve spoken to are people who have taken that frequently. Its price is very attractive,” Brown said. “When you look at just the regular publish airfare that we’re seeing right now, it is quite a lot higher.” 

Vacations Hawaii is also offering travels credits for their top customers.

For more information, visit the Vacations Hawaii website or call 808-591-4777.

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