Northwest Air - NYC to HNL - opinions please?
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Need opinions on Northwest Air - I am attempting to plan our summer vacation from NYC to Hawaii and found unbelieveable fares on Northwest. The fares are so low that I have doubts about the airline - has anyone every flown NWA?
DS2 Flew from Manchester, NH to Fargo, South Dakota for a job this summer. It was the only airline he could take. They charge for baggage and their fees were hefty, especially for oversized bags. I think it added another $40. each way to DS's ticket, which was already expensive. He did not take an oversized bag becuase I think that was $100.00. His job should reimburse him eventually. He was working for the federal government and they are not the most efficient employers.
His bag did not get to Fargo with him and he was quite delayed in getting in. the same on the return. I think he was over an hour late. possibly more.
We have a Northwest hub here in Minneapolis, and I have always loved them. I've had terrific luck with flights being on-time or early, easy check-ins, etc., though I haven't flown with them since they instituted the baggage check fees. That will come in January. My most recent trip with them (to Connecticut in August) was interrupted by a death in the family, and the three customer service people who helped me went above and beyond.
The only time I had a lost luggage issue was when I was voluntarily bumped off my flight to MCO: My luggage made the original flight, so it got there before me. It was supposed to be waiting for me at the airport, but it wasn't. Turned out someone from Disney picked it up and got it to my hotel room before I got there.
I am, however, dreading the changes under Delta. I've flown Delta three times in the past and had major delays and problems all three times. One time was a security issue that warranted a letter to customer service. The response I received was lame at best.
It does not surprise me... I think all the major airlines are having some killer deals! We just flew from NYC to HNL ourselves and paid $458 NONSTOP from Continental! It is a LOOONG flight though... we have 2 little ones, so I brought one carry on of snacks and activities... especially since our flight was in the middle of the day/eve. I say go for it! There were some 25+ ft waves on the North Shore and it was a site to behold! Don't forget to stop for a shave ice with those azuki (sp?) beans at Matsumoto's in Haleiwa! Ahhh.... I am jealous!
Thanks for all the responses - it eases my mind since I was able to get RT for $425 each - a total savings of $1800 for 4. We will have one layover but in light of the savings I felt it was worth the wait. Checked the fares 2 days later and the exact same flights went up to over $900 per person.