The perks of being a student and kama‘aina

Having been a student most of my life, I know the perks. Sometimes I wonder if I study so that I could get those perks. In London, student discounts to theatre, concerts, and housing (waiver of council tax) are real cash savings. In fact, these discounts also extend to the unwaged and senior citizens.

Here on Maui, movies, shows, and concerts don’t automatically offer a student rate. But recently Island Air announced that students get a special $35 one way ticket on standby between islands.

Hawaii is the only state in the USA in which you can’t just drive to another county in the state or another state. You have to FLY.

And flying gets expensive.

It could cost as much as $100 or even $200 to fly one-way, if no economy class tickets are available.

So a flat $35 one-way fare is pretty good. It gets even better if you’re a frequent flyer and you get to know when you don’t have to wait. I’m sure some flights are less full than others.

Meanwhile, the famous kama‘aina discount requires another blog post. Kama‘aina refers to local residents. Just show your Hawaii state identification card or driver license to qualify for discounts at restaurants, shops, hotels, car rentals, and more. To get such identification to show you live in the state,  you just need an address and proof of that address when you register for the ID or take and pass the driving test!


At Honu Restaurant in Lahaina, local residents get a 10% discount.


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