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  • (Air ticket) An airline ticket is a document, created by an airline or a travel agency, to confirm that an individual has purchased a seat on a flight on an aircraft. This document is then used to obtain a boarding pass, at the airport.
    hawaii
  • the largest and southernmost of the Hawaii islands; has several volcanic peaks
  • a state in the United States in the central Pacific on the Hawaiian Islands
  • (hawaiian) the Oceanic languages spoken on Hawaii
  • The largest island in the state of Hawaii
  • A state in the US that is comprised of a group of islands in the North Pacific Ocean, about 3,000 miles (4,830 km) west of mainland US; pop. 1,211,537; capital, Honolulu (on Oahu); statehood, Aug. 21, 1959 (50). First settled by Polynesians, Hawaii was discovered by Captain James Cook in 1778. It was annexed by the US in 1898 and is a popular vacation destination

Sunset in Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii, USA
Sunset in Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii, USA
Well, this was the longest trip I have ever had... Our route was scheduled as Halifax - Toronto - Denver - Lihue. Although we arrived to the airport well in advance for the 5:40am flight, for some reason they decided to deny our seats. They did not ask for volunteers, simply chose some random people. Not well thought through for sure. The second problem was that our luggage was sent to Toronto without us. This was a terrible mistake. We then had no choice, other than flying through Toronto, since our luggage could not cross the border without us. So they flew us to Montreal to catch a Toronto flight - all other flights to Toronto were oversold or full. They did not give us boarding passed from Toronto, we were to get them there. As per the new itinerary we had 7 hours waiting in Montreal. I went to Ticketing to try to get the next boarding passes and get on an earlier to Toronto. The ticketing agent was very surprised how badly the Halifax crew handled the situation. He could not get us on an earlier flight but rerouted us to Los Angeles from there to Hawaii. at this moment it seemed we were arriving one full day later than the scheduled arrival time. They have flights to Toronto almost hourly but 6 out of 8 planes were late - when I learned this, it seemed we miss the connection in Toronto - we had only an hour there, find our luggage and we had to go through the US customs too. So I went to one of the gate agents and tried to get on the stand-by list. He said the flight was full and as it was to depart soon, there was no chance there, but he sent me to another gate. The flight there was scheduled to take off an hour later and also no chance for a stand-by seat. But this lady did list me as a stand-by for the next flight, so we went to that gate and waited. The flight got delayed, then delayed again. Finally it did arrive to the gate and we were hoping. Luckily we were the only stand-by passengers who got seats on the flight (as a couple would have missed their connection and rescheduled their flights). So finally we were on our way to Toronto! We were able to locate our luggage, then went through the US Customs. The flight took off more than an hour and a half later then scheduled, but we were one step closer. It was obvious we could not reach Hawaii on that same day. We had to pick up our luggage again (!) and went to see a ticketing agent - well, they were closed already as it was just a bit after midnight. As we wanted to catch the first possible flight to Hawaii, we stayed at the airport and did not go to a hotel. Ticketing opened at 4am and we were there 30 minutes earlier - at the end of an already long line. This meant we were hopeless to get on an 5:30am AA flight to Lihue. The ticketing agent was very surprised as the updated itinerary was a mess. She was questioning why did we go to LA and not to Denver (as scheduled on the original itinerary). She was willing to give us seats on the afternoon flight for $150 each plus the luggage fees. I asked for her supervisor, as this was a little too much for us - not only the money, but the fact that they did not want to help us getting there earlier. The supervisor listened to us looked supportive. He said he could not send us to AA as that would be extra cost to them and it was Air Canada who caused the issue - but there was only 45 minutes before that flight we did believe that was not an option any more. He waived the fees and sent us to San Francisco - Lihue route. This way we arrived to Lihue at 1pm. We were very tired, sleepless but very happy when we stepped on Hawaiian land. Although we were tired, we did not want to miss the sunset, so we walked down to the beach. i used two GND filters to capture the scene.
lingering
lingering
This time, for these holidays, I had wanted to visit Hawaii or Portugal. I had wanted to see something like "the place where the world ends", but I ended up in having to give up both (well, I will visit them some day for sure!) So I turned to Vietnam, but the direct flight there was very expensive. I looked for cheaper flights, and I found an air ticket to Tunis. (They also had had flight to Istanbul, but it sold out the next time I checked it.) I didn't know much about Tunis, I don't have a guidebook of Tunisia, so I borrowed one from a library and did some search on the Net for the information about Tunisia, and it turned out most of the people who visited the country did the same thing: shopping in Medina, visiting beautiful beachside towns, going around in the desert (riding a camel), and visiting the famous spot featured in the film Star Wars (oh, I wish I could visit it, too!). But I won't have time and money for such activities, I will only stay in Tunis, the capital city, and see the town at my own pace:) Maybe I will visit Cartago Ruins if I feel like it. camera: CONTAX Aria lens: Carl Zeiss Macro Planar 60/2.8 film: Kodak 100

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