Jcs17 From United States of America, joined exactly 12 years ago today! , 8065 posts, RR: 43 Posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5405 times:
Has anyone flown the AA 767-300ER to Hawaii in First Class? Are the seats the old grey ones or have they been changed, how are they? Are there PTVs? Thanks for the info, I am trying to decide whether to use AA, TW (763), or DL (764) to Hawaii in First Class, I have seen pics of TWs and DLs aircraft online, I cant find a picture of AAs. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Adam84 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1400 posts, RR: 2 Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 5222 times:
If you are going first class/business class. Take Continental. They are really the only airline with a real premium cabin to Hawaii. The other airlines (TW, AA, DL, UA) are all using the domestic first class.
Salvation From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 174 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5138 times:
I would have to re-affirm Jcs17 on taking Continental to Hawaii. The other airlines offer big seats...that's it (private t.v.'s are in Delta's first class seats though). Continental BusinessFirst offers a reclining chair, personal t.v., and great inflight meals. You'll enjoy it a lot...especially because you'll be on their 767-400 E.R.
Railmatt From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 212 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5089 times:
I traveled HNL-DFW First Class on AA with a 767-300ER back in January.
There are no PTV's. The seats are brand new blue leather with power recline and power leg rests. Adjustable lumbar maybe too. I found them very comfortable though 2x2x2 on a 767 is not super plush like it is on DC10/L10/777/747. The interior had been refurbished.
The inflight service was excellent as was the food. On the night flight back they get dinner out of the way quick, dim the lights and let you sleep. Breakfast is served prior to landing. The flight attendants wear kimonos.
Before you rule out AA for lack of a PTV, check their website and see what movie is playing on the main screen and what music is available on the IFE.
AA's "main cabin" service to Hawaii was acceptable but nothing special.
Afitch7881 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 812 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5077 times:
Continental Biz first seats and service beats any other domestic airline. Some 757's have it and is great on those birds too, however the new 767's and 777's have the new entertainment systems that the 757's dont have.
Hawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3095 posts, RR: 8 Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 5017 times:
In coach (where I fly), I've found that Hawaiian's food is actually pretty good, better than Delta's or United's. Personal service doesn't seem to be all that much better than others, though the flight attendants do seem friendlier.
Hawaiian has won many awards for their first class service.
Adam84 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1400 posts, RR: 2 Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 5012 times:
But of course you have to watch out for Hawaiian on the transpacific flights. The First class layout is so inconsistent. You may have 38" of pitch on one flight, 40" on another and then 55" on another.
If you do take HA try to get on an Ex-CO bird for the reasons stated above. The Ex-AA birds have the domestic first class.
But Hawaiians service rocks. The food is very good and the f/a's are very friendly.
Hawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3095 posts, RR: 8 Reply 9, posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5007 times:
I can think of three different first class layouts, I don't know the pitches.
Standard ex-AA DC-10-10 first class
Renaissance ex-AA DC-10-30 first class (the seats are a little smaller)
ex-CO DC-10-30 first class
The Renaissance aircraft used to be configured with many more first class seats (using most of the second cabin, up to about row 16), but over the summer these were reconfigured so that only the front cabin has first class seats, but still in 2-3-2 configuration.
ILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8 Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5000 times:
If you are going to go to Hawaii in first, take United. On UA you can fly in a 777, or a 763, or a 757. Take your pick. Also, United serves the most destinations in Hawaii from the mainland. Try UA to Hawaii; the service is awsome and the 777s are excellent.
Dmjm0817 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (11 years 7 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4968 times:
Well one important question that we're all forgetting is the price??? While First class air fares to Hawaii can vary greatly, the actual service doesn't vary that much especially in First Class. Personally I prefer AA's domestic First class to most other US airlines. Although I agree with the others about CO, AA's flight attendants seem to be a cut above most other airlines. Their inflight service is probably the best too. Anyway thats just my opinion. Where are you departing from??? Those flights to Hawaii can be long especially those to Hawaii. I would opt for a non-stop flight to save the time.
DrJCraig From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 17 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4948 times:
I traveled to Hawaii in F Class with United a couple years ago. The outbound LAX - HNL 747 was fantastic. Large reclining seats with leg rests, awesome pitch, great service. HOWEVER, I beg to differ with ILUV767 because the return trip was OGG - SFO on a 767. The configuration was 2X2X2 (coach was 2X3X2) and there was no discernable pitch difference from coach and the seats did not have leg rests. The service was the same, but the F Class cabin was not comfortable at all. I was feeling I did not get my money's worth on the 767.
Be sure to let us know what you chose and how your trip went!