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Skycaps can close the gap between gate and bag claim

By June Watanabe

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 08, 2012

~~<p><strong>QUESTION:</strong> Is it possible to find out just how long a walk it is from United Airlines to baggage claim at Hono&shy;lulu Airport? The website doesn&rsquo;t really help; it just says follow the signs. I&rsquo;m 73, travel alone and, because of arthritis, walk with a cane. By the way, the Wiki Wiki Shuttle is an embarrassment and useless for me. One has to be really agile to climb up and down out of it. Last year I managed to get into it but almost fell getting out. Nobody offered to assist me. Such a letdown. When I travel next month, I&rsquo;d like better details.</p>
<p><strong>ANSWER:</strong> Depending on which gate you arrive at, your walk will range from 100 to 1,200 feet, according to Caroline Sluyter, spokes&shy;woman for the state Department of Transportation.</p>
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QUESTION: Is it possible to find out just how long a walk it is from United Airlines to baggage claim at Hono­lulu Airport? The website doesn’t really help; it just says follow the signs. I’m 73, travel alone and, because of arthritis, walk with a cane. By the way, the Wiki Wiki Shuttle is an embarrassment and useless for me. One has to be really agile to climb up and down out of it. Last year I managed to get into it but almost fell getting out. Nobody offered to assist me. Such a letdown. When I travel next month, I’d like better details.

ANSWER: Depending on which gate you arrive at, your walk will range from 100 to 1,200 feet, according to Caroline Sluyter, spokes­woman for the state Department of Transportation. Login for more...



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