2008 Hawaii Trip

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2008 Hawaii Trip

Overview

Time Date Where Activity Notes
09:00 6th September Home Car Pick Up Ref 368063
12:55 6th September Heathrow Airport T4 Fly to Chicago
17:00 6th September Chicago Book into hotel
10:15 13th September Chicago O'Hare Fly to Honolulu
16:00 13th September Honolulu Book into hotel
16:15 20th September Honolulu Fly to Chicago
17:30 21st September Chicago O'Hare T5 Fly to London
08:00 22nd September Heathrow T5 Car Pick Up Ref 368064

For booking details click here [1].

Bookings

Flights

Leg Carrier Source Destination Dep Time Dep Date Arr Time Arr Date Class Notes
London -> Chicago BA Heathrow T4 O'Hare 12:55 6th Sep 15:15 6th Sep Economy
Chicago -> Honolulu UA O'Hare HNL 10:15 13th Sep 14:08 13th Sep Economy
Honolulu -> Chicago UA Honolulu O'Hare 16:15 20th Sep 05:13 21st Sep Economy
Chicago -> London BA O'Hare T5 Heathrow 17:30 21st Sep 07:05 22nd Sep Economy

Notes

  • BA flights have assigned seats - UA flights require checkin 24 hours before departure.

Facts & Stuff

Average September Temperatures

Location Average High Average Low Precipitation
Chicago 24 14 81.5mm
Honolulu 32 23 18.8mm
London 19 11 56.9mm

Things to do in Chicago

    Downtown Deco: Tue/Thurs/Sat 11:00am and Mon 5:30 ($15) Reservation recommended 312 922 3432
    Architectural River Tour: Mon to Fri several times throughout the day from 10 to 3.30 ($28)
  • Hotel - Sofitel Water Tower
  • Sears Tower
  • Millenniun Park and Lincoln Park
  • Graceland Cemetary
  • Jazz Institute of Chicago - check website for gigs
  • See some live Blues (At the House of Blues?)
  • Map of restaurants to visit
  • Evening boat cruise

Recommendations from Taz:

  • Art Institute
  • Field Museum
  • Al Capone/Mafia - Untouchables tour
  • Boat Cruise in the evening - Chicago Skyline.. (much better than London's by a long long long shot….)
  • Mag Mile for shopping
  • Great foodie town…
  • Maybe Navy Pier visit
  • Millennium Park/ Grant Park

Things to do in Hawaii

Costs

The costs are currently indicative, as nothing has yet been booked. Prices are based on a fortnight at the beginning of May 2008. Exchange rate used is 1.96 USD/GBP.

Item Cost Total cost (GBP)
Flights (BA) £692 £692
Flights (UA) £1438.60 £1438.60
Chicago Hotel (Sofitel Water Tower) $315/night £1250
Honolulu Hotel Hotel Renew $210/night 5 for 4 offer £630
Air transport (between islands) $60 a pop round trip (say for 7 days) £400
Total £4410

Useful information

Phone Numbers

  • London Car Service - Sovereign @ 0207 987 2007
  • BA - 0844 493 0787
  • UA -

See also