Aq737 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 612 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1200 times:
I recently visited London from HNL. I flew AA HNL-ORD-LHR-ORD-SFO-HNL... Very good. If i were you, try fly AA, because they have MRTC, very noticable. Additionally, AA's "Flagship International Lunch/Dinner" is much bigger than domestic ones, and much better than UA (meals aren't very differentf rom domestic). If you are flying AA in Biz or First, they are way ahead of UA... You have the following options to get to HNL...(on AA)
LHR-ORD-HNL (if you take the noon flight or later, a night stay is required)
LHR-ORD-LAX/SFO-HNL (if you take noon flight or later, stay in LAX or SFO)
AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5731 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1189 times:
I would take Hawaiian... look at the cabin shots of their new 763s that just got added to the database.
I flew AA from Dallas to Honolulu myself this summer, and was not wonderfully impressed. It was nothing speical at all. The 767 was dirty. The food was... below average, even for airline food. The leg room, however, is American's trump card.
Spark From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1095 times:
The big 3: UA,DL,AA, all fly from SFO to HNL. They mainly use 757s, or 767s.
Aloha flies from OAK, and are probably the best value from the Bay Area. They reportedly have excellent service, and are not that highly priced. Unfortunately it would require your to do an airport to airport transfer, which isn't that easily done. BTW, they fly 73NG, and it would be possible to make the connection after arriving in SFO. The airport to airport transfer is going to be made a lot easier when BART finally goes through, but that's not going to happen in the immediate future (it looks nearly ready).
If your heart is set on going through SFO, your best bet is flying UA for your trip. It will be easier, and probably cheaper for you. Hawaiian is going to give you better service, and they fly either 767er, or DC10.
The Virgin/Continental service through LAX seems the best choice, but I won't blame you for avoiding LA if you choose. (LA should be avoided at all cost, as it is LA).
HNL-Jack From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 818 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1055 times:
1st choice...Hawaiian B-763. New airplane, excellent service that makes you feel like you're in the islands the moment you board and one of the most handsome interiors around.
Other choices. Delta which flies new B-764's HNL/SFO. United which flies 777's, 763's and 752's HNL/SFO. American which flies 752's and 763's and has the most room in coach of anyone. ATA which flies new 753's on the route. Aloha flies from Oakland (impossible connection) using B-737-700's. Aloha's inflight service is second only to Hawaiian, but the aircraft is much too small for a five hour flight.
If you're flying Virgin Atlantic into SFO I believe they have joint fares with Hawaiian.
Grew up in the business and continued the family tradition.
LPL From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1055 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1043 times:
If you go from London to LAX on BA, don't go on UAL because they then use a 752 to HNL which I found quite uncomfortable. LAX is hell aswell. For cheaper fares go with Delta, but I'd say Hawaiian is one of the best options, especially from SFO.