Pilots from Island Air recieved a $4,000 Christmas bonus, but now the airline wants the money back. The regional airline owned by billionaire Larry Ellison said it paid the bonuses prematurely in October. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Saturday that the company plans to take payroll action to recover the erroneous payments. The bonuses went to about 45 pilots and amounted to less than $180,000. That really puts a huge dent in poor Larry's finances. Pilots who deposited bonuses into retirement plans will have those returned. Those who received a cash disbursement will have the amount taken out of paychecks over the next four months, or they can just write a check.