Superferry offer after aborted Kauai trip still good
I was on the Superferry when it returned Aug. 27 from Nawiliwili, Kauai, because of the protesters. They announced over the PA system that they would issue five round-trip tickets to everyone on board. When we got off the ferry, everyone was given a letter stating this. I have sent the Superferry several e-mails asking about the tickets, but they have never responded. Is this offer still in effect?
Answer: The offer is still in effect for rides either to Maui or Kauai.
Round trips to Maui, the only Superferry destination now, are good until Jan. 9, 2009; for Kauai, they will be good for one year from whenever service starts, a spokeswoman said.
In addition to the letter, a follow-up e-mail, with details on redeeming round-trip vouchers, was sent to passengers who booked reservations for the aborted Kauai trip, she said.
The e-mail said it was being sent only to the lead passenger for each reservation and asked that information be shared with other passengers in the reservation.
Passengers who also booked a vehicle were sent a separate e-mail that said lead passengers would be eligible for one free round-trip ticket for a vehicle at the time the passenger ticket is redeemed.
Because the five round-trip passenger tickets and one round-trip vehicle ticket are valued at more than $600, the fair market value of the tickets is considered taxable income. As such, the Superferry said it is required to report the information to the Internal Revenue Service.
All that said, every passenger who was on the Aug. 27 sailing should be in the Superferry's reservation system, the spokeswoman said.
Just call the Superferry reservation number, (877) HI-FERRY (443-3779), providing the initial booking number or your name to get the free round-trip tickets.
PetWalk is A Go
It's confirmed: The Hawaiian Humane Society's 2008 PetWalk will be held Oct. 12, at Magic Island AND Ala Moana Park.
When it appeared the Department of Parks and Recreation was going to restrict the fundraiser to Magic Island because of concerns, the humane society rallied supporters to persuade city officials to change their minds (Kokua Line, May 1).
After a meeting between the two sides, "a happy working situation" was reached, said parks Director Lester Chang.
The walk will begin at Magic Island, with participants crossing over to Ala Moana Park.
"At no time -- before, during or after the walk -- will pets be allowed on the beach area or in the water," said humane society Executive Director Pam Burns. "The Humane Society has promised to have walk marshals posted along the route as well as in the beach area to ensure that this policy is followed."
Participants are asked to remain at Magic Island if they want to picnic afterward and "and not traverse through Ala Moana."
Got a question or complaint?
Call 529-4773, fax 529-4750, or write to Kokua Line, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., No. 7-210, Honolulu 96813. As many as possible will be answered. E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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