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Inflight Service On Inter-Island In Hawaii  
User currently offlinebjorn14 From Norway, joined Feb 2010, 3421 posts, RR: 2
Posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 6582 times:

Since most or all flights in Hawai'i are under an hour. I was just curious as to what kind of inflight service was offered on HA, YV and for you historians AQ.

Thanks.


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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16861 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 6584 times:

I got a juice cup, I think it was Guava juice on HA.

My Wife and I flew HNL-OGG on a HA 717, and a HA 763 OGG-HNL. Both flights served juice.



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User currently offlinetootallsd From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 559 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6529 times:
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As stated above, it is beverage only. Think more like a mortar shell than a flight.

User currently offlinePA101 From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 491 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 6431 times:

Like it was said above: you get a small guava juice cup on HA. They also give out free maps for the destination island. That's it! But IMO that's also sufficient for flights that hardly last 30
minutes...
In First they also offer some nuts, I think...


User currently offlinebjorn14 From Norway, joined Feb 2010, 3421 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 6423 times:

Quoting STT757 (Reply 1):
Guava juice

Guava? Shouldn't it be pineapple juice  



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User currently offlineAnAmericanIn From Moldova, joined Aug 2010, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 6390 times:

Quoting bjorn14 (Reply 4):

Guava? Shouldn't it be pineapple juice

On HA as of 9/2010 at least, they serve a Hawai'ian tradition, Pass-O-Guava nectar, passion fruit, orange and guava. Full of sugar, but yum!


User currently offlinecommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11559 posts, RR: 62
Reply 6, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6364 times:

Quoting STT757 (Reply 1):
I got a juice cup, I think it was Guava juice on HA.

I absolutely love flying Hawaiian inter-island - I have many great memories of flying on their 717s, and before that the venerable old DC-9s, and I have always found their service, including the guava juice service, to be really professional and distinctive.

Quoting tootallsd (Reply 2):
Think more like a mortar shell than a flight.

  

I have flown inter-island on Hawaiian at least 8-9 times in my life, and I am always impressed that the flight attendants get through the entire cabin, even if it is just juice cups, and then get back through to collect garbage, when sometimes the flights are only in the air for what seems like 20 minutes.

Quoting bjorn14 (Reply 4):
Guava? Shouldn't it be pineapple juice

No! As stated, the juice they serve on Hawaiian inter-island is basically liquid sugar, but it is so good.


User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16861 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6270 times:

The 717 flight from HNL to OGG must have been flown by former NYC taxi drivers, we were whipping around the taxiways at HNL and never stopped just rolled out onto the runway and they took off. The landing into OGG was even more dramatic, I was doing that pretend brake thing passengers do in cars when the driver is making them nervous.


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User currently offlinePacNWjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 980 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 6114 times:

Quoting PA101 (Reply 3):
In First they also offer some nuts, I think...

I flew Hawaiian in First from Kona to Honolulu last year. In addition to the aforementioned fruit juice, we received a small package of what I believe were biscotti (or some other biscuit or cookie-like confection). As far as the fruit juice is concerned, Coach passengers receive those little plastic cups with peel-off foil lids. In First Class, the flight attendants pour the contents of the foil-lid cups into the type of plastic cups typically used for airline beverage service and then serve them to passengers (the transfer from the foil-lid cup to the other plastic cup takes place out of passenger view in the galley).

On another note, I also flew Island Air between Honolulu and Molokai. In addition to juice or water, passengers can choose coffee. I find that kind of ironic as those flights across the Kaiwi Channel can be extremely choppy and I can't imagine wanting to imbibe anything that would make me even more jittery.


User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4480 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 6083 times:

Quoting PacNWjet (Reply 8):
I flew Hawaiian in First from Kona to Honolulu last year. In addition to the aforementioned fruit juice, we received a small package of what I believe were biscotti (

How much extra did you pay to fly First?

[Edited 2011-02-01 08:36:24]

User currently offlinePacNWjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 980 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 6036 times:

Quoting Aloha717200 (Reply 9):
How much extra did you pay to fly First?

Good question, but I'm afraid I don't have the answer. That flight segment was part of a multi-flight trip I took with family members involving four Hawaiian airports (HNL, MKK, OGG, KOA). We all flew to the islands from Portland on Hawaiian Air, but not all on the same day. Some of us included Molokai in the trip while others did not; some changed planes in HNL while others changed planes in OGG; some of the flights were on Hawaiian while others were on Island Air (with Hawaiian code share flight numbers). Given the complicated nature of the bookings we used a Portland travel agent who makes use of a consolidator to get the First Class seats on Hawaiian at a discount. Even if I still had the receipt I'm not sure I would be able to figure out how much each flight segment cost. The whole arrangement was billed as a package if I remember correctly.


User currently offlinebjorn14 From Norway, joined Feb 2010, 3421 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 6007 times:

Quoting Aloha717200 (Reply 9):
How much extra did you pay to fly First?

Currently it is about $100 more than Y



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User currently offlineJohnClipper From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2005, 844 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 6001 times:

I flew Island Air DHC-8 from HNL to West Maui and v.v. and it was juice and water...

User currently offlineMNMncrcnwjr From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 308 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5961 times:

in 11/10 on a HA 717 HNL-LIH-HNL, all sub 20 minute flights, got a juice, which is more than on a 45 min domestic hop, and a coupon to HILO-Hatties for a free HA 50th Anniversary T - shirt .....


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User currently offlinelonghauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4930 posts, RR: 43
Reply 14, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5961 times:

Many years ago, I flew on a DC-9-30 of HA, HNL-MKK.
I don't think the flying time was any more than 15 minutes. They did however get through the cabin with coffee, then dared everyone to finish it in time. (Couldn't do it!)



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User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4480 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5880 times:

Quoting bjorn14 (Reply 11):
Currently it is about $100 more than Y

That is an expensive Biscotti.   


User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8134 posts, RR: 26
Reply 16, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5817 times:

Quoting MNMncrcnwjr (Reply 13):
in 11/10 on a HA 717 HNL-LIH

This is among the shortest. The block time is around 35 minutes, but factoring in the long taxi times at HNL you'll spend between 14 and 16 minutes actually airborne.



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User currently offlineALoha73g From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2362 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5746 times:

Speaking as a former HA F/A...

The interisland service is incredibly intimidating at first. Theres alot to do in ~12-15 minutes of "serviceable" flight time on OGG & LIH flights which are both 100 miles from HNL & usually ~20 minutes in the air,.

My first day flying was a 6 landing interisland trip & by the end of it I was pretty well in the groove. Once you learn how to arrange the juice boxes correctly you can pass them out very quickly. I came to very much enjoy interisland flights and would try to fly on them as much as possible. If you are organized & methodical it is very easy to get the full service done with time to spare. Alot of the preparation can be done on the ground during boarding or between flights.

In first class (this may have changed since I worked my last flight at HA in 2007) there is a complimentary selection of Coke products in addition to the standard beer, wine & Mai Tais (also for purchase on economy) & also biscoff cookies or snack mix (depending on time of day).

Quoting longhauler (Reply 14):
Many years ago, I flew on a DC-9-30 of HA, HNL-MKK

One of the wonderful 40 year veteran F/As told me they used to call the HNL-MKK-LNY-OGG flight "The Bounce." In 1993 on my 3rd grade class tirp to Molokai we flew HA & made a stop at LNY in 1 direction, they DID serve POG on the 8 minute LNY-MKK flight  


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User currently offlinePacNWjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 980 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5714 times:

Quoting Aloha717200 (Reply 15):
That is an expensive Biscotti.

People tend to fly First Class on inter-island flights on Hawaiian Air for two reasons: 1) They want to fly First Class between the mainland and Hawaii. If they are making a connection to an inter-island flight they may be able to include First Class on the inter-island legs for a token additional fee (i.e., less than the $100 above Coach if they were already in Hawaii and simply were booking a one-way inter-island flight); 2) They are Hawaii residents flying inter-island on business in which case, as is true for many business travelers in Europe, the benefit of flying Business or First is not the extra legroom or in-flight service but access to the First or Business Class lounge where they can open their laptop and briefcase, spread out their paperwork, and get some work done before the flight. Among the times I have flown First Class on Hawaiian and made use of the lounge, it was occupied almost exclusively by Hawaii residents traveling inter-island on business, not tourists from the mainland. The extra $100 business travelers in Hawaii are willing to pay is not for biscotti on-board but for lounge access on the ground (as is often true in Europe).


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 19, posted (3 years 7 months 23 hours ago) and read 5626 times:

They used to serve Hawaiian fruit punch type drinks on Aloha Airlines interisland flights with pretty stewardesses in their flowered muumuus.

This was way back when...  



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User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3750 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (3 years 6 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5521 times:

Quoting STT757 (Reply 1):
and a HA 763 OGG-HNL.

Do they still run 763s inter-island at all? I'm looking at going to Hawaii again, this time with a side trip from HNL to another island & might spring for the extra novelty of a 25 minute 767 ride.

...and I used to think CMH-CVG 757 flights used to be unique (though I know the HA flights would probably be positioning flights).  



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User currently offlineALoha73g From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2362 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (3 years 6 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5520 times:

Quoting DeltaRules (Reply 20):
Do they still run 763s inter-island at all? I'm looking at going to Hawaii again, this time with a side trip from HNL to another island & might spring for the extra novelty of a 25 minute 767 ride.

Sadly, no longer. That was a stop gap measure to fill in between Aloha's shut down & the addition of new 717s to the fleet.

Aloha!



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