Posted on: Thu, 04/05/2001 - 2:09pm
Laura J's picture
Joined: 05/27/2000 - 09:00

pWe are looking into going to Hawaii with my PA child. I would appreciate any suggestions from people who have travelled there. Do you know of safe condos? Have you stayed at a place 15min. from a hospital? Any experiences with a reaction there, hospital handling? I live in Canada, which airline would be safest to take to Hawaii? Any help is much appreciated - thanks!/p

Posted on: Thu, 04/05/2001 - 3:02pm
ksp's picture
Joined: 06/10/2000 - 09:00

Laura, We flew January 2001 from Calgary
Alberta to Vancouver and on to Maui. We
flew Canada 3000 (they do not serve in flight
peanuts) they made announcements both when
we left Calgary and left Vancouver that
their was a passenger on board with life
threatening allergy to peanuts and if any
one had brought them onboard to please reframe from eating them on this flight.
(the same announcements were made on the
return flight). Our 5 year old has severe
multiply food allergies with peanuts and
shellfish and eggs being the worst. They
made her a lovely fruit plate we had brought
her own food with us any way but it was nice
to have some fresh fruit. Our own allergist
gave us the name of a childrens doctor in
Maui if we had any concerns. We stayed at
Aston Kannipale Villa's so we had a condo
with full kitchen so we were able to
cook all meals for her, there was a safeways
5 minutes away so no problem there as far
as groceries were concerned. And if we went
out for dinner we always brought her own food. Just to add we had no trouble clearing
customs with epipens and other medications.
If there is something I missed or you have
any other questions let me know.

Posted on: Fri, 04/06/2001 - 3:33am
Laura J's picture
Joined: 05/27/2000 - 09:00

KSP - Thank you for the great info.! We would be flying out of Vancouver as well, so it is very relevant info. for me. Just one question..What was your proximity to a hospital where you stayed? Thanks again KSP!

Posted on: Fri, 04/06/2001 - 1:42pm
Helen's picture
Joined: 05/05/2000 - 09:00

We are also planning a trip to Hawaii, flying out of Seattle. We will be staying on the big island and will be visiting the volcano parks, doing some hiking and seeing the amazing geology, in addition to the beach stuff. It's making me a little nervous since we'll be quite a ways from medical help but I figure we'll just be well-prepared. I'm trying to keep to my philosophy about not restricting my child because of the allergy (just be very well-prepared) but that's easier said than done. Anyone else done a similar trip in Hawaii?

Posted on: Tue, 04/17/2001 - 2:39am
Laura J's picture
Joined: 05/27/2000 - 09:00

I would love to hear from anyone else about their trip to Hawaii. Airline safety seems to be a major concern...so far from help! There are some other good replies on travel to hawaii under the thread for Hilton Waikoloa.

Posted on: Mon, 01/19/2004 - 5:02am
nancy023's picture
Joined: 12/12/2002 - 09:00

I went to Hawaii two years ago, and although I did not take my pa kids, the awareness of peanuts is always in the back of my mind. Overall, I thought the food offerings were much like the rest of the U.S., and Hawaii is very beautiful and relaxed. Which island will you be visiting?
Air travel, it probably depends on the airline. I flew Delta, which had peanuts on every leg of the flight. From Maui to Oahu, I flew Hawaiian, which had no snack or beverage service, too short of a flight.
We stayed on Oahu, which has many of the same restaurant choices as the states. There are tons of seafood, sushi, and japanese type restaurants everywhere, and japanese restaurants often cook with peanut oil. And I probably would not feel comfortable letting my kids eat the luau food. Too many unfamiliar offerings. Plus, it is really pretty bad food. Poi? What is that?
Oahu and the other islands have condo hotels with full kitchens, which may be a rental option. My sister is staying in a two bedroom condo in Kauai in March that isn't too expensive.
Hope you have a great time! The getting there is the hard part. It takes forever.

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