January 07, 2007
go! Interisland
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For our New Year's trip to the Big Island, our family flew go! (a subsidiary of Mesa Air Group of Phoenix, Ariz.), which operates four Bombardier CRJ-200ER jets for its interisland service. With ticket prices as low as $19, go! has been aggressively battling Hawaii's two incumbent, locally-grown carriers, Hawaiian Airlines and Aloha Airlines. All five of us traveled for what it would've cost for just two of us three years ago. The jets are smaller and the frills non-existent (they charge you for juice), but they get you there, and that's what matters. Our kids, especially, loved boarding from the tarmac.

Music is "LostCode" from Plethora by MRDC (Magnatune).

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Posted by Ryan at 01:06 AM


I really like this video. The early morning flight makes for some very good arial shots of the islands. Nice day for flying. Yes, Go! What a plane.... funny pre and post flight announcements by B.E.T. Expensive drinks you can pass on a short flight. 2 abreast seating so in your family's case there probably was an odd person out.

I wonder how many people violate the regulation about turning off all electronic devices during take-off and landing. I am just as guilty of taking photos with my digital camera during the take-off and landing process. How much interference with airline navigation or communication do electronic devices cause? Something to think about.

Posted by: macpro at January 7, 2007 7:12 AM

Great video. The oh-dark-thirty views of H-1 really fit well with the haunting BGM. Mel, I know I'm guilty too of snapping digipix during landing. So many sights that can only be seen during climb-out or approach...
Posted by: Keith at January 7, 2007 4:50 PM

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