I have flown with Hawaiian Airlines on their A330 and have reviewed their First Class seat, which is the equivalent to Business Class on International flights. My trip reports can be found below.
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Hawaiian Airlines calls this premium cabin ‘First Class’ on domestic flights from Hawaii to the mainland USA, while the same cabin is designated ‘Business Class’ on international flights.
IMHO, Hawaiian ranks among the best carriers for domestic service in the USA, on condition that you are flying on one of Hawaiian’s A330 aircraft which all feature a new premium seat and cabin that is a massive improvement on the carrier’s current offering on its aging (and soon to be retired) Boeing 767 fleet. Find out in more detail which I consider to be the best airlines to fly to Hawaii in First Class.
Hawaiian Airlines currently operates a mixed long-haul fleet for its trans-pacific flights to Asia, Oceania, and the USA mainland. Since 2010, the mainstay of Hawaiian’s current fleet is its 24 Airbus A330-200s, which have an average age of under 5 years at the time of writing.
Hawaiian is currently replacing it’s Boeing 767 with 18 brand-new narrow-body Airbus A321neos. The 767s currently seat 252 to 264 passengers, while the A321s will seat just 189, which is a significant reduction in the number of seats, but this is a perfect choice for the carrier’s expansion plans in low-density markets on the USA West Coast. Hawaiian has already taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo, which is now operated on non-stop service between Maui and Portland. This will be followed by A321neo service on the Kaua’i-Oakland and Kona-Los Angeles routes as Hawaiian receives additional aircraft.
Below you will find my most recent flight reviews on Domestic First which is the same as International Business Class. You can draw your own conclusions:
Last Summer, I flew aboard the premium class cabin of a Hawaiian Airlines Airbus A330 from Honolulu (in Hawaii) to San Francisco (in California). Hawaiian Airlines calls this premium cabin ‘First Class’ on domestic flights from Hawaii to the mainland… Read More.