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Flight Route: How to get to Rome, Italy from Honolulu, Hawaii

Flight Route: How to get to Rome, Italy from Honolulu, Hawaii
  • On August 5, 2011

First time to Italy! “Buon giorno” (Good Morning) to this August morning where we had to wake up extra, extra early for a 6:45am flight. Passport? Check! Travel Pillow & Blanket for what will be about a 37 hour route (including layovers)? Check! An appetite for true Italian thin crust pizza? Check!

THE FLIGHT PATH

The Flight

Honolulu to Rome

The Airlines

Going:
United for HNL to LAX
Lufthansa for LAX to MUC to FCO

Return:
Lufthansa for FCO to FRA to SFO
United for SFO to HNL

The Timeline

Going: ~ 37 hours
8/5 – HNL to LAX: 6:45 AM – 3:17 PM
8/5 – LAX to MUC: 9:05 PM – 5:25 PM
8/6 – MUC to FCO: 7:35 PM – 9:05 PM

Return:
8/17 – FCO to FRA: 6:20 AM – 8:25 AM
8/17 – FRA to SFO: 9:35 AM – 11:55 AM
8/17 – SFO to HNL: 4:30 PM – 6:59 PM

Los Angeles International to the Tom Bradley International Terminal

6 Hour Layover in LAX

What to do on long layovers? For one… eat, of course! We had “Linner” (Lunch/Dinner) at the Daily Grill.

Check in at Lufthansa

Another first… flying Lufthansa Flight 453 (Airbus A340-600 which has bathrooms on a Lower Deck). It’s always a treat to check-in at an International Airport. Oh how I love getting stamps on my passport!

Business Class… wish I could afford that.

Time to get comfortable for the remaining hours of this layover. Unfortunately, the only outlet I found was near a trash can. I guess that beats an outlet next to the bathrooms.

München (MUC) to Rome (FCO)

We had a 2 hour layover for this leg of the trip. We like having that time just incase of delays. Here are a few pics from Flughafen München:

So green!

Look at the cute village / town!

Arriving at Munich airport before hopping on another flight to Rome. Here were the headlines of the day — everyone worrying about the power of the Euro.

When was the last time you used a pay phone? Pay phones are almost a museum piece since Tmobile includes Unlimited international data coverage and texting in over 140+ countries. Perfect for travelers!

Since Europeans are such smokers, I’m glad to see that they are courteous at the airport to non-smokers… installing such smoking rooms for their filthy habit. Las Vegas, NV hotels & casinos should learn from them.

Headed over to the covered Atrium of Munich Airport for a quick bite. First we found Airbrau.

Smiles quickly disappeared with slow service. With a short layover and no one acknowledging us for enough time to notice that even when we could order, it’ll probably take another long while to get the food… we got up and looked for somewhere else to appease our appetite.

It’s a Plane… it’s an Airstream Camper… nope! It’s Smokey Joe’s.

“Affectionately known as the “sausage plane”, this food cart is a popular fixture between the two terminals. Smokey Joe’s serves up its signature curry sausages – red or white – served Munich, Berlin or Ruhr style.” Munich Airport

It’s Smokey Joe’s where I have my first taste of German sausage with a ketchup/curry powder sauce.

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