Here’s One Way To Get To Hawaii For Free

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Per the Global Post, a 16 year old teenage boy ran away from his home in Santa Clara, California and hopped in the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines flight bound for Maui.

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The article states:

A teenage boy who ran away from home survived a five-hour flight in the freezing wheel well of a jetliner that reached 38,000 feet as it traveled from California to Hawaii, the FBI said.

The 16-year-old, from Santa Clara, California, quickly lost consciousness as temperatures in the compartment sank as low as minus 80 degrees Fahrenheit (62 degrees Celsius below zero), said FBI special agent Tom Simon.

About an hour after the plane landed on Sunday morning, the boy regained consciousness and emerged onto the tarmac at the airport in Maui, where he was spotted by ground crew.

“It’s just an apparent miracle … There was no appearance of any special gear of any sort,” said Simon.

The stowaway told FBI officials that he had run away from home, climbed a fence at the airport in San Jose, California, crossed the tarmac and crawled into the wheel well of Hawaiian Airlines flight 45.

“His story checked out,” and no federal charges were filed, said Simon, of the FBI’s Honolulu office.

The boy was turned over to local child protection officials, and a medical examination showed he appeared to have been unharmed by the ordeal.

The flying time from San Jose to Hawaii was more than five hours.

“Our primary concern now is for the well-being of the boy, who is exceptionally lucky to have survived,” Hawaiian Airlines said in a statement.

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  1. If he survived at -80F than he’s a medical “miracle” and should be studied at the very least. It sounds like science fiction hibernation if he was able to freeze and thaw and regain consciousness

  2. I strongly not recommend doing this, as it may kill you getting to Hawaii. I DO however recommend applying for the Barclay’s Hawaiian Airlines MasterCard. it is much safer, and the only ‘chilling’ effect you will have is a possible 3 point decrease in your credit score, as Barclay’s hits ALL 3 credit reporting agencies.

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