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Transport : Airport Lounges

I reviewed the Hawaiian Airlines lounge at Honolulu airport before catching my Hawaiian Airlines A330 First Class flight back to San Francisco. Hawaiian Airlines manages two lounges at Honolulu International Airport. The Plumeria Lounge, located on the airport’s 3rd floor, is Hawaiian’s most upscale lounge and only accessible to passengers flying Business Class to one of Hawaiian’s international destinations, although a pass is also available for purchase for $40 at time of check-in, subject to seat availability.

Passengers flying domestic First Class have access to Hawaiian’s Premier Club lounge, which is located near gate 56 in Honolulu’s Interisland Terminal. The Premier Club is a glorified name for what is basically an uninviting albeit contemporary decorated room, without windows and with several seating areas. The main reasons to visit the lounge are the free WiFi and the complimentary beverage at the small buffet station, which offers soft drinks, coffee and tea (but no alcohol or spirits). When you’re not in need of the internet or drinks, you are better off spending your time outside the lounge, and enjoy the views of the apron and runways from the airport’s open-air walkways.

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This review was shared with us by our friends at The Luxury Travel Expert.