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  1. Angelina A
    Angelina A at |

    Great trip report, especially with the food photos. I’ll be packing my own food tomorrow or I’ll be starving LOL 🙂

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  3. Ari
    Ari at |

    That’s a great picture (1042) the Hickam AFB ramp 🙂

  4. PedroNU
    PedroNU at |

    Great report, thank you for this report, look forward to trying it out in the future.



  5. Karen
    Karen at |

    Thanks for all the information. I Have Jetblue points that I was going to use to fly first class on HA. Can you tell me more about why it does not compete with United First Class. Is it not worth it on HA?

  6. DK Momus
    DK Momus at |

    for @Karen: Systemwide, Hawaiian’s “first class” on widebodies use the same service whether domestic or international, even though domestic widebody flts are called “first” and international flts are called “business.” Which means, their tapas-style meal service is used or their international “flavour” menus are used, which usually entail 2 light meals and mid-flight snacks such as finger sandwiches. I’ve flown HNL-SYD, HNL-HND, HNL-ICN, & HNL-LAX/PDX/SEA/SFO and their 2+2+2 in 6 rows is relatively cramped for what one might expect flying this class of svc. I know what Seth meant when he said HA’s economy is of a better caliber in comparison to other carriers, but I generally am in F for room vs. meal type. If you’re inclined to go toward economy, their outboard seats (AB & HJ) pairs are fine, especially if you can get a bulkhead. Happy travels!

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