Day One Wednesday Dec 25th We arrived in Maui at 3:30pm Maui time. We flew US Air. Flight from Omaha to Phoenix was TERRIBLE! 1st they had to D-ice our plane then the air either wasn’t working properly or someone up front was cold because it was around 79F the whole way and bumpy and we got to smell D-ice fumes all the way! I had the B bag in my hands 3xs before we finally landed. Fortunately for us the flight from Phoenix to Maui was much better. They held the plane for a while for missing passengers but then finally let us take off. Needless to say we were missing probably 75 people and those of us on the plane got to spread out. I actually laid down and got to sleep for a few hours. So glad to get back on the ground though. Spent the next 3 hours getting rental cars and picking up other family members arriving from different places at different times. There ended up being 19 of us. I and DH and mother are from Iowa others from Dallas/Fort Worth, Phoenix, Seattle, Las Vegas and Australia. We had several rooms rented at the Marriott near the airport that night as our vacation rental home wouldn’t be ready till 3pm the next day. Had supper at the hotel as there wasn’t much of anything else opened that night near there. Food was good but it took FOREVER!! Super slow service. We all went to bed early as everyone was exhausted after the trip. The beds and service (other than the kitchen) were wonderful at the Marriott. They even stored our luggage till we could check in at our vacation rental.