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Coralie Chun Matayoshi
How do we sign up (purchase tickets)
for the Aloha gathering on March 31?
Aloha! Does any one have access to Aloha Airlines memorabilia, particularly black and white glossy poster ads from the 60's? There is one in particular that featured a Filipino family. This Filipino ‘ohana used to have one, but got lost in Hurricane 'Iniki. Looking for another one for them. If anyone has a lead, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mahalo.
the best company the best employees the best of the best that was ALOHA!!!!
Aloha from the ninth Hawaiian island las Vegas! I grew up in CA and currently live in summerlin in las vegas, but i have such fond memories of flying on aloha since 1987 as a kid with my parents up until the closing in 2008, im 38 now and still miss and love aloha airlines, and even though we werent from HI, being on Aloha was always a treat and wonderful.
I hope the airline opens again under new ownership in the near future, is anyone following this wish?
Every one have a great 2016 and fly Hawaiian until Aloha emerges again! Mahalo, Chris Las Vegas Nv
Lisa Ann kahalewai
These are great memories. I share in them as a child of an AO employee. My dad (Ora Johnson) would take us to the annual Christmas parties at the hangar. Each child was presented with wrapped presents from Santa. The festivities were awesome. Thanks for perpetuating the Aloha spirit.
Vous avez un réel talent, continuez:)
I can tell that you put a lot of effort into your pictures.
huile de ricin
On ressent la passion dans vos photos, super
Avoir une belle peau
Your are amazing !
Can we have a get together on AQ's birthday July 26, 2013. at Ige's? I have a DVD that we can show if they have a projector to show it on. I think all would love it! I would love to see all the peeps. I miss you all! Amber
Good Morning. Could I receive instructions on making a donation in order to keep this site up and running? I would appreciate it. Mahalo.
Very Interesting Post! Thank You For Thi Post!
Very Interesting Information! Thank You For Thi Blog!
You certainly have some agreeable opinions and views. Your blog provides a fresh look at the subject.
Ive been visiting your blog for a while now and I always find a gem in your new posts. Thanks for sharing.
Ron Chevalier Telephone 254-519-2703
I saw a message from Stan Fichtman on my computer. I remember him very well and hope to continue messaging with him. My new email is email@example.com
Ralph C. Scholtz
The Aloha Spirit will stay with me forever and keeping it going in Northern CA. Miss my Aloha friends!
Ron Chevalier - Supply 62 -92 firstname.lastname@example.org
Would like to get in touch with any friends from years gone by. Send to my e-mail. Thank you. Supply clerk from 1962 - to 1992. Aloha
Earl and Shelley Small
John & Luana Fox
Shelley and Earl Small checking in.
hi Billy was just thinking of you and the people of aloha when I saw Krash Kealoha's obit's. so sad but he's in a better now. prayers go out to Chris and her childern anyway was just wondering what you were up to? if your still teaching? me just resting now that I got laid off almost 2 yrs ago. medical issues hope to land a job soon. I still talk to blanche every now and then. see couple of people but thats it. so till then Happy Holidays to you and your Family. and Happy New Year too. Love always Alice (security @ Baggage)
I liked your site.
Regarding the message below, could anyone who knows a guy in Sevenoaks, Kent please try to get in touch - the pub is called 'The Chequers' (in Sevenoaks) email@example.com
If anyone knows a Chinese/Thai guy who may live in Sevenoaks in Kent. Between December, 2008 and January, 2009, he was outside a pub in Sevenoaks speaking to a police officer as I drove past. I believe this was the High Street as there were a lot of shops and a small market.
If anyone has any idea who I might mean, he could contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello to all my AQ'Ohana from SFO! I am here at Virgin America Airlines with other AQ family and we are keeping the Aloha spirit alive in Northern California. Randy Laser
I am Kittichai Sirawongtham who is totally blind. I am a very lonely person and love to receive e-mails. Please contact me on email@example.com
Mahalo for posting my comments about the Stories of Aloha book! It's important for the Aloha 'ohana to know that a complimentary copy of the book will be given to everyone who was a full-time Aloha employee at the time the airline closed. Aloha Air Cargo has kindly offered to ship the books to the outer islands when the book is released in October. There will also be a festive book distribution and signing at the Aloha Air Cargo hangar in Honolulu. As you know, part of the proceeds will go to the Lokahi for Aloha Financial Assistance Fund. Mahalo to everyone!
Imua and mahalo,
Jocelyn Fujii and the Hula Moon team
Hi Billy and All - so nice to see my website and blog up on your site. Thanks for the link! I still send prayers out to all of you. My wish is that all of you find happiness, good health, and inner strength to make it through all this weirdness going on in the world. Keep the faith and keep on flying high.
Beth Terry - living in Phoenix, Heart in Hawai'i nei
Mahalo nui loa no ko oukou piha me ke aloha nui. I worked in the Contract Service Department, on the ramp for 9 years, and constant aloha for one another was evident. I surely miss that irreplaceable feeling. I did not realize that you all are still keeping such wonderful care of one another via online. To all of you who do such a splendid job with this, keep up the
wonderful aloha for one another.
What's up billy! Thanks for the info for the W2 for our taxes...I was wondering when we were going to get our forms, then Drew told me about this site. Also, I have a Webshots page also if you would like to add the link you can contact me at Facebook and I'll give you the URL.
Aloha to all...hope all of you are doing well.
Hey everybody!! Happy New Year!! glad to see we can still keep in touch here.. hope everyone has moved onto bigger and better things. Til next time peace n love..
HOZ it? I know for all us who is part of Our Gracious Airlines "Aloha Airlines" as employees the fear of getting back into this industry is questionable, however those who want to still work for the passion of the industry. Island Air web-site there is Ramp, Dispatchers, Mechanics vacancy!! Good Luck To All!!
I found your site via Google. Can you tell me what happen to Jeff Wong? I was a college friend of his - we were Frat brothers at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa in the 1980's. I visited him several time in Hawaii and he and Ann visited us in Minnesota as well. I would appreciate it if you would send me an email with what you know... Cordially, John Parod Minneapolis, MN - firstname.lastname@example.org
I never knew that we had someplace where we could write! hehe. I know its a little late but I wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year. I wish everyone the best during this 2009. I hope it brings us all good health and MOST of all Excellent FORTUNE. Honestly no matter how much time has gone by my heart still gets heavy.
Me kealoha pumehana,
Oops..sorry..here is the email address Billy
Billy-Aloha from SFO. I am so bad about keeping your ctc information. I usually get my news from the on-line versions of the Honolulu star-bulletin and the Honolulu advertiser. Of course events that involve the AQ ohana usually already happened. I did run across the Lokahi giving tree for AQ several months back when first borne. But that is about all I have been able to contribute to since AQs demise. I think part of it is denial that AQ is no longer and I keep hoping to see in the news one day that Aloha is flying again or wake up and pray that it was all just a nightmare. I just wanted to let everyone know that I think of the AQ ohana and only wish the best for everyone. It's taken me this long to respond this way, embarassing on my part of course in many ways, but I keep thinking it's just a dream. I have included my email address, and I hope that someday I can join in on one of the gatherings that you all do back home. I will be back in Hawaii on vacation April 25-30. Time flys by when life is at the forefront and I wish I was better involved with the support that everyone needed when AQ shut down. Please let me know of upcoming events, fundraisers, or something that I might be of any help with here at AA and in SFO or even to help with an event back home. If it's to purchase a t-shirt or offering of a donation for an event or fundraiser please let me know. I can still hear AQ441 approaching the house after it's takeoff out of OAK every morning. Sometimes I look up when I hear an airplane above hoping that it's a bird of paradise flying overhead. Maybe someday again, maybe...someday!!!!!
Aloha from SFO,
LET'S PLAN A ONE YEAR PARTY.WE NEED SPONSORS
BILLY PLS CTC ME WHENEVER SOMETIME NEW COMES UP
ANYONE NEED TO CTC ME EMAIL JKAUWELOA@YAHOO.COM
To the Aloha Ohana,
Scott and I were heart broken to hear the news of Aloha. The best job that we ever had, was working with all of you at Aloha. The memories and friendships created will always be cherished. We send our love and blessings to everyone, and we hope to see you soon.
Much love, Jill and Scott LaBoy
Lia and I are missing everyone. You can take Aloha out of the sky but you can never take Aloha out of our heart and memories
Aloha from Saudi Arabia
Dear Aloha Ohana,
Aloha from Kaua'i! Each time we fly to Oahu to visit Dallas, my heart breaks for what was...a great job, a great company & many life-long friends. At every football or baseball game, I look for all of you...I hope only the best for each of you. Please keep in touch. Love, Michelle Correa & Ohana
My name is Mr Kittichai Sirawongtham who is fly, and who love flying currently living in England, but come from Thailand originally.
Madeleine Tompkins is my real hero would like to ask if possible please contact me at email@example.com.
Well done for your job Madeleine hope this message would reach you and you would be able to response back to me. I have many questions to ask about flying the plane not about your flight 243 experience.
God bless you and your family, Kittichai (hope you can understand my English)
I have to say I have a high level of respect for you. What you have done with this web site is tremendous! I am sure the former employees/friends and family appreciate this as much as I do. I received a copy of the CD 60 Years of Aloha. Towards the end of the history segment, if I am correct in recognizing you, you received plenty of exposure. Congratulations on a job well done and for the job of keeping the web site going! Iam very grateful.
Aloha Billy. You can go ahead and remove the request for the FA shirt off your home page. It's alright, no worries. Did you say you had a green FA shirt to send me? If so, do you still have my home address? Feel free to contact me at anytime.
Hey Billy, Where is Aunty Ulu, reservations manager??? Hi Aunty Ulu!!! If you Helu Helu, if you read this! We miss you! Aloha PERKY!!
ALOHA AIRLINES IS THE REFLECTION THROUGH HAWAII ISLAND AIR AS WE ALL SHOULD KNOW THE HISTORY OF THE YEAR 1987 ALOHA AIRLINES PARENT COMPANY, ALOHA AIR GROUP RENAMED ISLAND AIR "ALOHA ISLAND AIR". IN MAY 2004 AT THIS TIME ALOHA AIR GROUP SOLD ALOHA ISLAND AIR TO THE GAVARNIE HOLDINGS WITH CONFIDENCE OF WINGS TO FLY AS HAWAII ISLAND AIR. AS ALOHA AIRLINES CARRIED ALOHA ISLAND AIR IN THEIR PALMS, TODAY ALOHA AIRLINES YOUR REFLECTION HAS BRING INSPIRATION TO ALL. THIS IS 2008 AND HAWAII ISLAND AIR IS CARRING US THROUGH AND REMAIN LOYAL TO THOSE WORKERS OF ALOHA AIRLINES AND EMBRACED US TO BE PART OF THEIR OHANA. ALOHA KAKOU!!!!
Ko'u Mau Hoaloha, To all my friends of Aloha Airlines, Pehea 'oe kakou? How is everyone? I hope you all are Maika'i No Au, indeed good. Nana Ka Maka, Ho'olohe Ka pepeiao, as we can watch with our eyes and listen with our ears. Good news lets all keep it in the ohana, the One and only Island Air is looking for causual ramp, customer service shift supervisor and fuelers!!! Maika'i Loa Au, happy, excellent place to be. Ko'u Mau Hoaloha Kulia I Ka Nu'u, To all my friends togetheir lets strive for the highest summit....Aloha Kakou Tia-ra
I was devistated when I learned Aloha Airlines was stopping service. All of you made my trip to Hawaii just that much better with the aloha spirit I felt while on board your flights. Long live Aloha Airlines.
Billy, the web site only keeps getting better and better!!!! I really enjoy visiting. Thank You for the great presentations!!!!
Aloha Billy thank you for keeping the memories of ALOHA AIRLINES alive thru this web-site. You may want to let your friends know Island Air are looking for a Mechanic, dispatcher, part-time csa & ramp we are on the SHARE SYSTEM like ALOHA. Perks are great tvl benefits are free travel with Island Air. Hawaiian, Continental & Southwest we pay a service fee. United Airline ID90 & ID75. Travel benefits for dependents & they offer a domestic partner dependent for those who do not have a spouse conditions to qualified extended to all genders. 5 months ago hopefully most AQ employees may have Jobs however if not refer them to Island Air. Les Murishige is at Island Air. Kalena Cummings from AQ-LIH station is also here at Island Air as a Station Manager Of LIHUE airport. Billy please send this message to all workers at Aloha if interested with Island Air. Aloha Kakou, TIA
Billy, I saw the request you placed on the home page! From the first time we contacted each other I felt I made a new friend, I can't thank you enough for what you did!!! I appreciate this very much! Keep in touch and God Bless...
Billy, the beautiful blue, with birds of paradise and tiny scripted Aloha throughut the pattern. Well, I am currently bidding for on e-bay. Keep your fingers crossed for me! Previously you had told me about a green FA uniform shirt? Could you tell me some more about this and if you have an image that would be great!
Hey Billy, its maile soma just wondering if you still had pics of steve's christmas party couple of years back? I'ts the one with all the mommy flight attendants,me, Lisa Papapa, Gail Garcia, Lisa Maeda.. Email me Thanks.
Billy, I need your assistance, please. A few months back I was fortunate enough to obtain an Aloha Airlines F/A uniform shirt. The beautiful blue, with birds of paradise and tiny scripted Aloha throughut the pattern. Well, when wearing it one day, one of my dogs jump up on me and the claws left three deep runs in it. I am still sick over this. Would you have any idea where I could obtain another one, in a "large", please? I was fortunate enough to once have this lovely treasure and would like to replace it if possible. I will gladly make a donation to the Aloha Outreach Prgram in exchange for the shirt. Please let me know what you can do. Mahalo...Michael
It took me a long time, but about three weeks ago, while traveling inter island, I went to the airport a little early just so that I could walk through the "Aloha terminal" one last time. I was with a friend who understood how important it was for me to walk through and see the large poster pictures still up on the walls of the terminal. I had to touch every one of them, just to know that they were still there. Gave me goosebumps. I know the sadness of the passenger ops shutting down is still pretty close to all of us. I am just grateful that, once in a while, I will hear the 'ol -200's taking off. When I see that, I lift my arm and say "keep going, climb higher, we'll see you again soon!"
I was devastated to hear about AQ. My heart goes out to all my former co-workers at AQ. Although I was only there for a few years, I fondly remember all of you and your kindness. Please give my fondest aloha to all of our common friends who are diligent in finding their new endeavors.
Hi everyone! I miss all of you. Come visit me at Kapiolani Women's & Children Hospital- Admissions department- yes my new job!I'm working nights. I'm keeping all of you in my prayers. Take Care and see around town! Love, Maile Soma (Inflight Dept) Hey Billy, your websight is great, keep up the good work!
In looking through the web site, a thought occurred to me. What are the chances of the "Funbird" being maintained as a monument at Honolulu International Airport?
John & Luana Fox
All former Aloha employees still looking for jobs and medical coverage are in our prayers, nitely. Luana is going to Kona this weekend and said it will not be the same, in the terminal, without Aloha and Billy. Na Iehova 'oe e Ho'omaika'i mai, a e malama mai.
John & Luana
I am always on this site, it's wonderful! I have never had the privelage of working, or flying on Aloha but your airline was always a great interest of mine. I recently received a very warm and nice e-mail from Patti Smart. She seems like a wonderful person. I myself am a former airline employee so I can fully understand appreciate the sentiment with all connected to Aloha.
Keep up the great work. I really enjoy the site and photos!
Thank you for updating the website. I still look at them on a daily basis and think about all of the good times we had together as a family. I truly miss everyone from AQ. It still saddens me to think how everything unfolded, but, we can't change the past. I literally run into someone from AQ every week. To think of all of the friends I have made over the years, I am truly blessed.
Aloha Uncle Billy,
Just wanted to see your website. I'm a mom from Leahi Swim School and wanted to tell you that I enjoyed talking with you last week. Thank you for your help scheduling my daughters next class. Good Luck and Best wishes to you and the whole Aloha Airline Ohana.
Nice pictures! I shall email you pictures of us cargo employees here on maui.
So sorry but my email address firstname.lastname@example.org....
I would love to add some pix of Hilo station. How can i do it... Please let me know.
Billy, I have a lot of pictures of Maui Cargo that I would like to share with you. Let me know how I would be able to post them on your site. I also have ground pictures of the last flight AQ 261 on the 31st of March. I also took a lot of pictures of the pilot's last day and flights from Maui. Let me know!
I got one real "old timer-kine" story for you. Back in the 1970's, I and Ron Abel, Grant Howe, Randy Lum, et. al. were stewards (Polically correct term is "male flight attendant" now) and we also surfed. We'd be on "stand-by" status and would have to call in to scheduling or dispatch every 2 hours to see if they needed us. So, being the resourceful kind of guys we were, we'd go surfing at Kaiser Bowl or Rock Piles and paddle in every two hours to call to see if we were needed. We either had our steward uniforms in the lockers in the stewards lounge, which was next to the baggage belt loader in the old terminal, or in the trunk of our cars. Back then, there was a pay phone in the heli-port lot fronting the Hilton Lagoon, and phone calls were a dime. So we'd fill our pockets with dimes and surf until/unless we had to scurry to the airport to fill in for a flight crew member.
Those were the days, and we are all blessed with these fond memories of Aloha Airlines...best place in the universe to work!!
Pat Lee, former flight attendant 1973-1992
Billy, our next governor of the state of Hawai'i!!!! You da man.
I was referred here to this site from one of my girlfriends who was an employee of Aloha Airlines. Anyway, this is a great site to keep the aloha going with not only the employees but others who were touched by them as well. With that said, I wanted to ask your permission to see if it was okay to post some information about a great opporutnity for employment and financial knowledge for employees of Aloha Airlines. Our company will be hosting an informational briefing in May for those interested. There will be dinner and entertainment provided. If your permission is granted, I would actually prepare a informational flyer stating the details (when, where, time, etc...) and you would just need to post the flyer itself on this webiste. I hope this is an appropriate request and I hope to hear from you. Thanks again for your time!!!
It was the best 13 years at Aloha Airlines.....I appreciate the beautiful pix's of all of Aloha's finest............Thanks for the spiritual & caring deeds that you have done for all in need.....Keep everyone informed; as you have always done....who knows? ...
Maybe, we all can have an "Aloha" Family Reunion....down the line....who knows ?
Thanks so very much......
Pat & Dianna Lee
Thanks for this. Just looking at all the photos and video clips bring back warm memories. Dianna started flying in 1969. I started at Aloha back in 1973 (stewards wore orange bush jackets and white bell-bottomed trousers) and left in 1992. So as an Aloha couple, we put in nearly 60 years combined. When I left, I was told by retirees and former employees "you'll really miss the people". I find that is more true today than ever. Aloha Airlines was such a great place to work! And it is a bond we will always share with other employees. Once Aloha, always Aloha...and we are both very honored and fortunate to have been part of that wonderful Aloha Airlines family for all these years.
Take care and Keep well!
Pat & Dianna Lee
thanks billy for keeping this site going. it's sad that we are all out of jobs but it hasn't broken up the friendships and family that we have all made. i was in the CR dept and on maternity leave when this all happened so it's been really hard (i gave birth on march 28th just days before we shut down and found out when i was discharged). i really hope to keep in touch with everyone and hope and pray for the best!
Aloha & God Bless,
Amazing Billy, you truely bring out the name ALOHA in what you do. Fantastic work, I have great confidance that the spirit of ALOHA will remain in all of us because of you.
Thank you so much for keeping this site updated! What would we do without you and all your hard work in maintaing this site?
Monday, March 31st, 2008 will forever go down in the annals of Hawaii history as "Black Monday". What a sad day for the thousands of us that worked at Aloha Airlines and for the entire community that depended upon us for their travel needs.
I will never forget all people I've met during my 13years at Aloha Airlines! My one regret is not being able to say goodbye in person to the many of you that touched my life in such positive ways. Let's all use this site as a vehicle to stay in touch as we all move on, albeit in different directions. This ever changing world will never know another company with a stronger bond and spirit of Ohana than we had at Aloha Airlines! We laughed, cried, and fought together during both the good times and bad times. We were family!
Please continue to update this site with as many photos and as much info as possible. This way we can all visit to reminisce. Thank you and God Bless!
hey Billy..MR ALOHA..thanks for sharing your photos and memories with everyone. to everyone who worked for Aloha Airlines..i just wanna say thank you for your hard work and committment(did i spell that right?..lol!) keep the aloha spirit strong wherever you go. god bless us all.
Your site is still the best place to get info... Sorry, I am stealing stuff to put on my site at MySpace, since the Local 1245 site is not being updated fast enough. My page is
I'll contact you is I get some info before you, not likely tho... you are the best Billy...
I just wanted to thank everyone for my 11 life changing years with Aloha Airlines. Thank you to all that helped me realize my potential and grow from my experiences. Thank you for all your wisdom, charm, whit and just plain old fun times. You are all in my prayers and forever in my memory. Love you all.......
I work for an airline in Canada that had quite often deadheadded on Aloha over the past couple years. I always loved those flights, and I loved meeting the great people at Aloha. My thoughts are with all of you.
I just wanted to let everyone that I have known at Aloha during my 19 years...that it has been an absolute privilege to work with you. I loved all the laughs and good times. For those that helped me during my rough time..words cannot express my gratitude. You have all had a profound affect on the person I have become. I will never forget the ohana that was Aloha Airlines. Wherever life takes me, I will always share with the people around me, how lucky I was to be a part of the proudest airline that was Aloha...
To the best Pilots I have ever flown with,
I miss you all. I have missed you since leaving in 1999 but I always took comfort in being able to go home and see my old flying family. You will fly again.
"Because I fly
I laugh more than other men
I look up an see more than they,
I know how the clouds feel,
What it's like to have the blue in my lap,
to look down on birds,
to feel freedom in a thing called the Yolk..."
To Captain Alton:
I simply cannotbelieve what has happened. Aloha had become a hobby/interest of mine over the past 20 years. I am a former airline employee, as was my late father, both of us with Pan Am. Aloha always promoted a fun and family environment amongst it's employees. My heart goes out to you and all those connected. I wish you only the best.
Sorry to hear the news about Aloha. We have a lot of friends that have been a part in the Aloha family and it is a sad day. Thank you for all your support and service over the years and we will keep you in our prayers. Take care and God bless. Wade Tokoro
Hawaiian Airlines Ohana
"We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down but not destroyed.
2 Corinthians 4:8-9
"And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To Him be the power for ever and ever.
1 Peter 5:10-11
So do not fear, for I am with you;d o not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
"All who rage against you will surely be ashamed and disgraced;
those who oppose you will be as nothing and perish.
Though you search for your enemies, you will not find them.
Those who wage war against you will be as nothing at all.
For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
May the Lord our God warmly bless each of you during this time. Draw near to Him and He will give you peace, strength, and courage to persevere.
Your Ohana at Hawaiian Airlines
I would often visit your site, and hope that I might fly with such a wonderful crew. Thank you so much for sharing your photos with us.
Your page is so awesome. My husband works for Aloha P/T here on Maui. Here has been with Aloha for little over a year. And we love it. Keep up the great job Billy.
Happy Holidays to you & your Ohana.
Aloha, The Cugal's (OGG)
Congratulations to Patti on this very special day in her both her life and that of Aloha's. I had the priviledge of coming to HNL in 1999-2000 and training a great bunch of Flight Attendants, inclduing Patti for the inaugral flight to Oakland Ca. How memorable the training was trying to toss a salad and add wontons without them getting soggy ! I have to say in my 40 years in Australian Aviation my fondest memories are with you guys at Aloha.
I so much wanted to be there to celebrate Patti's great milestone in Aloha's aviation history and unfortunately commitrments back in Australia have at the last minute prevented me, however I will be there in spirit and will be over as soon as I can in the New Year.
Patti have a wonderful last flight, my sincere congratulations and my every good wish for the next chapter in your life from not only me but all my colleagues in the Qantas- Jetstar Group. They have all heard about you !!!
Keith King - Former Cabin Crew Training Manager Qantas Airways and now Passenger Service Manager Jetstar Airways, Melbourne Australia.
Keep moving forward. I can see that you have a lot of potential.
This is as close to perfect as it can get.
It was nice seeing all of you again at the Christmas party! Even if I dont work for Aloha anymore and was freezing my "behind" in Alaska I still kept in contact with all my wonderful friends. It's like I never left. My special friends from the terminal, maintenance and reservations have become my family and life time friends.
Thanks for all that you do Billy! When I move away again all I have to do is look up this sight, see everybody, SMILE :) and feel at "home". I miss you guys!
Stan Fichtman (younger)
I write to you on behalf of my father, Stan Fichtman, who worked for Aloha from 1968 to 1984, retiring as the Vice President of Maintenance. I remember the days when my father used to take me out to the airport and see the funbirds out on the tarmac or in the hanger. Seeing the old retro-style come out again is really a good sign that Aloha is returning to it's funtimentals and showing how someone "can go home again."
Although now my father likes to live a quiet life - still in Hawaii - without much fanfare to what he did at and for Aloha "back in the day," I know for sure that his heart must have been lifted when he saw the newly-painted funbird in front of the hangar at Honolulu on the news.
Keep the photographs up!
Stanford Joseph Fichtman
Aloha Airlines 1968-1984
Thank you for capturing these special moments in time.
Mahalo a nui
Captain Robert "Bobby" Kerch
Hi billy its me alice and gang from primeflight hows everyone? Tell all we said hi and we miss you all we're still around and we'll try and stop by one of these days oh yeah can you tell aunty Jane of (roberts hawaii)we also said hello and oh yeah u have an awsome web site so till we catch up with u sending our love and aloha.
Alice and Gang
Very nice site of the Aloha.
I'd like to ask if anybody know, what if
with Madeline Tompkins? She was the first
Captain of the Airline. There is no image of here.
What is she doinig today?
Hi Billy, what a great site, thanks for the great pictures and for posting Maika and I.
Are you a Rough Rider. Yeah! Glad to have you on board.
tammy kubo (tammy oka)
I miss all of you so much! I really enjoyed looking over the photos. Everybody looks good and happy! Aloha will always be my favorite airline!
Tammy Kubo :-)
flight attendant 1989-2000
Hi Billy ~
The pictures are great! Thank you for doing this for us...Going through the pics sure made me smile!!!
You're the best!Charn
I finally found the site again...I graduated with the 2003 Explorers...It's me, Jarrah Kaanga. I'm currently in Utah attending the Utah College of Massage Therapy..I hope to one day own a massage business that gives massages to passengers on long flights... ;-) We'll see how it goes. Hope all is well...Give my love to everyone.
Love and Aloha-
Please, send us your questions and requests and look for the answers in our Forum area.
When you have some new information, please, put it in the blog area. All our visitors will say Thank you!
Thank you Billy. Seeing these pictures remind me of how specail Aloha really is. Sometimes we just need a reminder of how blessed we are to be able to work with great people. Our familyl, our ohana...Aloha!
Great Site & great photo's. Keep up the good work....
Awesome pictures! Aqohana
You have a keen eye to capture a relaxed real life scene.
Nice camera also.
Keep up the great work!
Aloha Billy. Mahalo for sharing the the photos of the folks that make AQ a great airline.
Captain Bill George
BILLY THANKS FOR BEING THERE AND SHARING THATS A L O H A
Just NR on AQ OAK-KOA 6/5/05. Awesome in-flight service as usual. Only 4 of us in First Class. Don't see that too often these days. Everything here in SFO is great. Here at AA it's okay, I guess. Just starting my 8th year here at the ending of the month. Yikes, how time FLY'S. Great pictures as usual. Take care and my aloha to everyone at AQ. Really miss it there.
AA F/A SFO-Domestic
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Aloha! What happened to the gallery of the UH Football team onboard an Aloha Airlines charter flight?
hey cool pics!!you you help me with some information concerning surfing in rarotonga??
that would be soo great!
Aloha Mike Dudley,
We enjoyed viewing all the photos of your last flight and subsequent celebration.
Way to go! Enjoy the hammock and maitai's etc. No more drug tests! JoAnn and Scott,
Josh and Ariel, too!
What a fantastic portfolio of photos celebrating your retirement! Congratulations Mike!
Aloha, Iwalani and Joe
I put up a few pics on webshots.com... here's a link...
I got a few more (actually about 150 more) but most are either out of focus, boring, or kinda raunchy... so I neva put um up... DL as many as you want... :)
The AQ `Ohana
Yes, they were AQ Charter flights!
Thanks for visiting AlohaOhana.Com!
Hi. The folks at Airliners.Net are wondering why there's an AQ 73-7 in Tampa. =)
I'm from japan.
I looked at your picture.
It's a wonderful a picture & webpage
I was surprised to find a photograph of TIM accidentally.
If you met TIM, Please inform him.
i say "hi&aloha".
The AQ `Ohana
Aloha! To answer your question, I dont think there's a ranking by uniforms for our flight attendants. You can be the highest F/A in seniority or the youngest in the rank and file but both have the option to wear whatever uniform they feel comfortable in. We dont have any pursers' on board with that title...just First Flight Attendant or first stew and then by numbers...1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th.
I was wondering if you can post some pictures showing the flight attendants uniforms, according to their ranks - chief pursers' uniforms, in-flight pursers' uniforms, seniors and juniors uniforms, if there is any ranking positions for their uniforms. ;)
Does Aloha Airlines block some seats for the crew to rest on? Or is there a crew resting area on the plane?
The AQ `Ohana
Some how the crew manages those flight that extend over 6 hours. The aircraft is very comfortable and peaceful on board. I will get some galley shots when time permits. Aloha, Mr. Aloha
An excellent webpage! It'll be better if there were cabin interior photos included, like the galley and so on. heheh =)
I was wondering how the crew can cope 6 hours in the B737-700 flights, if the flight was full. hmm...
I would love to travel half-way around the world just to fly Aloha Airlines. I have flown Aloha Airlines in the early 90's. Aloha's employees are one of the most professional folks in the industry. They are one bunch of sociable people, too!!! I can't wait to return. I see a lot has changed!
Have you seen this website? I'm not the moderator, but surprised not to see any of Aloha's uniforms.
It's would be nice if some employee would donate vintage or current uniforms to this museum. Well then, keep up the great work on this wonderful website, and the Aloha Spirit!
I found this website where they design airline liveries. It's a pretty well known company, but not as big as Landor. Here's the link!
Thank you to you, Billy for putting BURAQ on the map and ur friendship and posting all the pictures. Thank you to my BURAQ Rockin' Rebels..I'll miss you all, a hui'ho! And thank you to the whole AQ o'hana (i can't name you all..trainers, Sr.Agts, pilots, flt attendants, management, etc)...you've been great, thks for the friendship and ontime departures...thk you for spreading the Aloha spirit to the mainland and Hollywood area.....I will miss you all...but will come back to visit from time to time.....I don't live too far and i'll be working out of the Port of Long Beach (45 mins from BUR airport) for Customs....
MAHALO......TICHA (BT, BURAQ)