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Mary Small Aug 28, 2015 at 11:56 AM

Susan Kaufman:

Flying to Kalaupapa was a Magnificent 6-minutes! Surrounded by white leather interior, a smooth take-off and landing by a young woman pilot in an elegant Cessna! The day on Kalaupapa was one I will long remember and in a few years it will be closed forever.
A day at the hotel you can do anytime but to be part of history, fly! Mary T Small (retired RS Ambassador)

Mary Small Aug 28, 2015 at 11:45 AM

Several years ago, I went to 3 concurrent programs in Hawaii. The first week was in Molokai. Arrived in Honolulu via United, stayed overnight at the same hotel RS was staying a few weeks later. All my other Island flights were arranged by Road Scholar so it was very easy! Mary T Small

Susan Kaufman Aug 27, 2015 at 05:56 PM

Thinking of going next Winter. Anyone care to share your experience on the 9 seater flight to Kalaupapa? Tough landing? Worth the excursion or better to relax at the hotel?
Joyce Naylon Aug 27, 2015 at 06:17 PM

Not sure the first post went through so will post again. The flight was absolutely wonderful, just the most beautiful views, and short and smooth. Landing was gentle, no fears. It would be a waste to relax in the hotel instead of taking the trip to Kalaupapa, it should not be missed.

Elaine Engstrom Oct 29, 2014 at 12:04 AM

I will be flying into Molokai on Sun, Nov 2 around 2:30 pm. If anyone would like to share a taxi & fare to Hotel Molokai, I'd be pleased to know. Thankyou!

Nancy LaRue Jul 22, 2014 at 12:36 PM

I will be participating in the program in March. I am coming from Chicago. I am wondering how to handle flights. I'm guessing I will need to stopover somewhere. I would be interested in how others have done it. All suggestions will be much appreciated.

Premium Email Subscriber Jul 11, 2014 at 04:56 PM

Does anyone know what 2 flights are included in the program ? Maybe from a larger island to Molokai ?
Thanks !
Teresa Wilkin Jul 11, 2014 at 05:31 PM

It's been three years since I went, so things may have changed, but when I was there, we flew into and out of the Kalaupapa peninsula where we visited the National Park. I think it may be the shortest regularly scheduled route in the nation! All of 7 minutes each way. Enjoy!

Marian Spatz Feb 07, 2013 at 01:58 PM

Aloha Teresa: I have been reading all your posts. u are great! Learned my 2/10 arrival (HAL) will be at Interisland term.
but I have to go downstairs to pick up luggage. If I walk to Commuter Term, do I need to go upstairs on esc to find the route? Also, will ask HAL is they could get my bag over to Mokulele AL but doubt it. Saw post Mokelele won't take big lugg.
Mine is 23 ". Need the stuff. pls. respond.Mahalo,Marian
Teresa Wilkin Feb 07, 2013 at 02:32 PM

No, Marian, you do not go back upstairs once you have collected your luggage from HAL. Baggage claim is on the street level, so once you have your luggage just go out and wait for the Wiki Wiki shuttle, or hang a hard left and walk to the commuter terminal. The interisland terminal is even closer to the commuter terminal than is the international terminal. Enjoy!
Pat Olchefski-Winston Feb 20, 2013 at 08:34 PM

Good to know. Thanks.

Marian Spatz Jan 17, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Good Day: Can anyone advise how to get from Intnl terminal over to the Commuter Terminal to connect Mokulele A/L to Molokai. Any helpful info is much appreciated. thanks. marian
Teresa Wilkin Jan 17, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Hi Marian, I live in Honolulu and used to work at the airport. They use a shuttle bus, called the Wiki Wiki bus to get passengers from one terminal to another. It's free, but you will use to go through security again when you reach the commuter terminal. It's actually only about a 10 minute walk from the international terminal, but a bit confusing to find, so probably best to take the shuttle. I did the Molokai RS program in 2011. You will love it!
Marian Spatz Jan 28, 2013 at 03:10 PM

Thank you so much, Teresa, for your info. I am uncertain if Hawaiian A/L lands in the Intnl Airport, or the Interisland Airport. I called HAL to ask, but their operators are not knowledgeable in this instance. I will have to get my luggage from the flight from NYC to Oahu, and that takes time to unload from a 767; then I wanted to know the quickest way to exit and find the Wiki Wiki transport

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