Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Christopher Muther Globe Staff April 09, 2019 SOMEWHERE OVER CALIFORNIA — I might be paranoid, but I think they’re on to me. The flight attendant in the blue tropical shirt (best described as a piece from the Don Ho Collection for Tommy Bahama) has been attentive in a way I’ve never experienced in economy class.Six hours into Hawaiian Airlines Flight 89 from Boston to Honolulu, which is now the longest flight within the United States, and he has brought me two bags of Cheez-Its, six bags of Pau Hana Café snack mix, four cans of Diet Coke, and two bags of what I’ll call economy class brunch. The brunch bags contain yogurt, a fruit cup, two packages of crackers, and a small rectangle of cheese.I may sound a little food-obsessed right now, but you have to understand that I’ve been on flights where I can barely get a glass of water, … [Read more...] about Why this extremely long flight from Boston to Honolulu was actually pleasant
By Meghan Ottolini | [email protected] | Boston HeraldPUBLISHED: April 5, 2019 at 12:19 pm | UPDATED: April 5, 2019 at 8:41 pm New Englanders were eager to board the first direct flight to Hawaii from Logan International Airport early Friday morning, as Hawaiian Airlines launched the country’s longest interstate flight — between Boston and Honolulu. “It’s not every day we launch the longest domestic flight in the United States,” said Hawaiian Airlines President and CEO Peter Ingram. “And there are a lot of things that are perfect about Hawaii.” That sentiment was echoed by Marlboro resident Joe Duncan as he waited to board the 11-hour, 40-minute flight. “It’s an experience. Every island is a different experience, and it’s just wonderful,” he said. Passengers stepped onto the inaugural flight just before 7:30 a.m. and were treated to entertainment from hula dancers, leis and a buffet of traditional island … [Read more...] about Hawaiian Airlines debuts first nonstop Boston-Honolulu flight
Jeff Seidel Detroit Free Press Published 12:36 AM EST Feb 14, 2019 The weather is chilly. These rhymes are not. So settle in, reader, For some takes that are hot. Our Detroit sports teams stink, that much is true. So here's a Valentine's Day card, from Jeff Seidel to you: Lament the D It’s Valentine's Day, Here comes Cupid There’s no winning in Detroit And that is stupid The poetically challenged Lions fan Robins are red Jays are blue Rhyming is hard… Uh, trade Matthew Stafford A Jim Dandy Roses are red Violets are blue Blake Griffin is sweet And so are you But night is coming The weather is windy Jim Harbaugh has to get A freakin’ team to Indy Heartsick Wolverines Roses are red Violets are blue John Beilein got ejected Those refs just blew Hughes loves ya, baby? Dramas make me cry Comedies make me laugh The Wings gotta get Jack Hughes in this draft. [ Red Wings won't lose out on a shot at Jack Hughes. Here's why ] Tank you very much Roses … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions: Roses red. Violets blue. Trade Matthew Stafford?
Carlos Monarrez Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EST Nov 10, 2018 It’s called Quinsday. That’s the nickname Detroit Lions reporters affectionately have for Wednesday, the day veteran safety Glover Quin stands in front of his locker and speaks with us, often for the full 45 minutes of media availability. We had an especially honest and enjoyable discussion this week. One of the topics was who would do a worse job: reporters going through combine drills or Lions players trying to write about it? I would expect a tie of horridness, in which everyone manages to lose. But one thing we discussed in seriousness was the role of media and why we seem to gravitate toward negative story lines. The Lions are 3-5 and it was pointed out to Quin that negative stories tend to emanate from bad teams. In Quin’s sixth season in Detroit, the Lions have had three winning seasons, three coaches and have lost their two wild-card playoffs games. More: Detroit Lions vs. Chicago … [Read more...] about I see Detroit Lions in playoffs with my Honolulu Blue glasses
Justin Rogers The Detroit News Published 2:28 PM EDT Oct 4, 2018 Allen Park — It's Thursday, which means it's time to dip into the Detroit Lions mailbag. It starts with the red zone. The Lions are last in the NFL, converting just 33 percent of their trips inside the 20 into touchdowns. At a rate closer to league average, they would have scored seven touchdowns, instead of four. That's not a massive swing in points, but it would be enough to move the Lions up from 17th in scoring to 10th. More: Execution, more than play-calling, root of Lions' red-zone woes Second, turnovers. The Lions are near the bottom of the league in turnover margin. That means they're giving the ball away too often and not taking it away enough. Finally, because of inconsistent defense and special teams, the Lions rank 22nd in the league in average starting field position, more than 5 yards behind the league leaders. Longer fields mean a smaller margin for error and, … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions mailbag: Red zone just part of reason for scoring woes