Hawaiian Airlines is a major US airline based in the Hawaiian Islands at Honolulu. The airline operates flights all around the Pacific rim including routes to mainland USA, Japan, China, Australia and New Zealand. They also operate a significant network throughout the Hawaiian Islands. The airline has an impeccable safety record, and is often voted among the best airlines in the US.
Name: Hawaiian Airlines
Hub: Honolulu International Airport
Rewards Program: HawaiianMiles
NZ Routes: Auckland directly to Honolulu
Classes of Travel: Business, ‘Extra Comfort’ and Economy.
Meals: All meals and drinks (including alcohol) are included. Special meals available.
Entertainment: Movies, TV shows, music and games included with personal seatback screens.
Luggage Allowance: Two pieces of checked luggage up to 30 kilograms and one piece of carry on up to 11.5 kilograms included on all fares.
Seat Selection: Your House of Travel consultant can assign seats on most flights for no extra charge.
*Please note all the above info is for the airlines A330 aircraft which operate on flights to and from New Zealand and Australia. Flights on to North America generally do not have inseat entertainment systems.
- Hawaiian Airlines has never had a fatal accident or a ‘hull loss’ (when an aircraft is so badly damaged it’s written off).
- All of Hawaiian’s planes are named after native birds or Polynesian constellations.
New Zealand: Auckland directly to Honolulu.
Extra Comfort: Although not technically a ‘class’, the ‘Extra Comfort’ offering has upgraded facilities from Economy. In addition to the inclusions in Economy Class, you’ll receive priority boarding, more space between seats, an improved meal offering, pillow and blanket, and an inseat power plug.
Business Class: In Business Class you’ll receive larger seats with more legroom and footrests, priority check in, lounge access and an expanded meal service.
Honolulu International Airport: Honolulu’s airport is sadly a bit of a throwback to the 70’s and has not yet been transformed into the efficient, well designed airports we’re used to today. This means that walks between the gates, immigration and baggage reclaim can be long (particularly noticeable when transferring to other flights). Works have begun to improve this, but will take time and occasionally cause more hassle. However that being said, thankfully the lines are not huge and best of all, the staff and security officials are much more pleasant than their mainland American counterparts! ‘Wiki wiki buses’ and shuttles connect you to the other terminals and the city.