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USA Trip Pt. 8: Hawaiian A330 & WN: HNL-LAX-PDX  
User currently onlineadamspotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2011, 1167 posts, RR: 12
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Introduction



Hello everyone and welcome to part 8 of this USA trip series!

For part 1 featuring my first 2 flights on SAS’ “new” A320 please see here:
USA Trip Pt. 1: Getting Started!: AMS-CPH-GVA (by adamspotter Apr 14 2013 in Trip Reports)

For part 2 featuring a scenic early morning flight across the Alps on a Darwin Saab2000, an uncomfortable hop across the pond with Alitalia and my first US Domestic flight (of this trip) on DL please see here:
USA Trip Pt. 2: Crossing The Pond: GVA-FCO-JFK-ATL (by adamspotter May 2 2013 in Trip Reports)

For part 3 featuring a nice flight on Delta’s mighty 777-200LR between ATL-LAX please see here:
USA Trip Pt. 3: Riding The 777-200LR!: ATL-LAX (by adamspotter May 8 2013 in Trip Reports)

For part 4 featuring my first experience with Virgin America from LAX-BOS please see here:
USA Trip Pt. 4: Tryin' Out The Virgin!: LAX-BOS (by adamspotter May 14 2013 in Trip Reports)

For part 5 featuring my first experience with Jetblue between BOS-EWR-MCO please see here:
USA Trip Pt. 5: Jetting With Blue: BOS-EWR-MCO (by adamspotter Jun 2 2013 in Trip Reports)

For part 6 featuring yet another first experience, this time on Alaska Airlines between MCO-SAN please see here:
USA Trip Pt. 6: A Morning With Alaska: MCO-SAN (by adamspotter Jun 13 2013 in Trip Reports)

For Part 7 featuring my flights to Hawaii on Delta please see here:
USA Trip Pt. 7: Heading To Hawaii: SAN-LAX-HNL (by adamspotter Jul 13 2013 in Trip Reports)

This part will concentrate on my HNL-LAX-PDX flights.

Due to missing out on my Hawaii Island hopping flights (see part 7), this series will now be split into 12 different parts:

Part 1: AMS-CPH-GVA
Part 2: GVA-FCO-JFK-ATL
Part 3: ATL-LAX
Part 4: LAX-BOS
Part 5: BOS-EWR-MCO
Part 6: MCO-SAN
Part 7: SAN-LAX-HNL
Part 8: HNL-LAX-PDX
Part 9: PDX-SEA-BOI-SMF
Part 10: SMF-SFO-ATL
Part 11: ATL-JFK-VCE
Part 12: VCE-ZRH-AMS


For those of you who are following this series know that I am in Hawaii at the moment, a day later as planned. My DL SAN-LAX flight went tech which caused me to miss my connection at LAX and spend the night there, heading to Hawaii the next day. All of this is covered in Part 7.
To get back to the mainland I wanted to try something different than the US legacy carriers. Hawaiian Airlines immediately caught my eye.

Just a quick word about Hawaiian Airlines:

HAL was founded in 1929 (January 30) and was first named Inter-Island airlines. The name was changed to Hawaiian Airlines in 1941. It’s hub is (obviously) Honolulu International Airport.
HAL currently has a fleet of 42 aircraft. Their short haul fleet consists of 1 ATR42 and 18 Boeing 717s for their inter-island flights. Their long haul fleet consist of 14 Boeing 767-300s and 13 Airbus A330-200s. Both types are used for their flights to the mainland and Asia-Pacific region.

Here is an overview of Hawaiian Airlines route map, taken from their website:



Back to the time of booking. As you can see in the route map above I had many different options to choose from on the mainland. I wanted to avoid HALs 767s, as I’ve heard and read that they have an older interior and try one of their newer A330s. I am no fan of red-eye flights either so wanted to avoid that as well.
Putting both of these factors in consideration left me with just a few suitable options. In the end I booked a one way HNL-LAX segment for $151. Leaving HNL at 08:00 in the morning and arriving at LAX around 15:25.
As I needed to be in PDX the same day (for yet another mission the following day) I booked a cheap Southwest LAX-PDX flight with a quick stop in Oakland. During booking I also immediately paid for the early bird check in, which is a great option and assures me of a window seat!

Enough introduction for now, I hope you enjoy this report as there aren’t all to many reports out there about HALs A330s!


Map



Here is the map for this part, as always thanks to the Great Circle Mapper:

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And once again the map of this whole trip also thanks to the Great Circle Mapper:

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Monday January 28



I am at the Airport Honolulu Hotel. I just got in from LAX last night, but it is time to head back to the mainland again (I know it’s crazy!). After a short but good night’s sleep my alarm clock goes off at 05:00. I quickly get my morning rituals done and pack my bag. With that all done I head over to the reception desk to check out.
Transportation to the airport will be with the complimentary hotel shuttle service. After just a 5 minute wait the shuttle arrives and takes me (and some other passengers/crew) to the airport. The drive takes about 10 minutes and I am dropped off in front of the check-in areas.


Check In



After tipping the driver, I head inside and straight towards the HAL check-in area. Hawaiian airlines offers a “self-tag” service here in HNL, so I decide to try it out. I approach one of the SSKs and after entering in a few details the machine successfully spits out my BP followed by my baggage tag.
I apply the tag to my bag and drop it off. I have to watch it go through the screening machine before I am allowed to proceed, that was easy!
Next stop is security, which is a breeze and I am through in 5 minutes without any problems. There is not much to do airside at this time in the morning as most of the shops are still closed, so I decide to slowly head towards my gate taking pictures along the way:

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Sure, rub it in!:

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On my way to my gate I also have to pass through an extra agricultural screening (no need to explain what it is as the name says it all). My carry-ons are x-rayed and I am let through without any problems.

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The A330 that will be taking me to LAX is in the background:

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Assigned gate for this morning’s flight is 28:

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FIDS:

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Once I arrive at the gate, I still have half an hour to go before boarding starts. So I find a seat and relax while watching the boarding area slowly fill up. I also catch a glimpse of our aircraft. It is N380HA, also known as “Makali I”. A 3 year old A330 delivered factory fresh to HAL on 29/04/2010:

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The boarding area gets busier and busier which shows it is going to be a healthy load on this morning’s flight.
HAL is the only US airline to offer complimentary meals in Y class, and they are proud of it! Before boarding an announcement is made about this, and the last call is made for passengers who want to book a “premium meal” available for purchase, they can still do so at the desk. I decide to just stick with the free continental breakfast and see what that is all about.


Boarding



BP for this flight:

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During online check-in (the night before), I had paid extra for an emergency exit seat which gives priority boarding as well.
Boarding is eventually called at 07:15, bang on time. After the First Class passengers and HAL frequent fliers it is my turn to board. The friendly gate agent scans my BP and wishes me a pleasant flight. I thank him and head into the jetway.


On Board



28/01/2013
HNL-LAX
HA10 // 34A (emergency exit seat)
A330-243 Hawaiian Airlines // N380HA
07:58-15:23


While entering the aircraft I am greeted with an “Aloha” by 2 friendly female FAs and directed to the first aisle. First impression of the cabin is a very good one, clean, tidy and in great condition!
Once reaching the second emergency exit row I exchange greetings with the male FA who is standing there. He is a very friendly man and we have many nice conversations along the way.
After putting my belongings in the overhead bin, I get settled in:

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Legroom is obviously fantastic:

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The plane slowly fills up and I strike a conversation with my neighbor, who is a business man heading back to the mainland. Flight load will eventually be pretty good at around 90%.

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Korean Air HL7587 arriving from ICN:

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Cabin crew on this flight consists of a mix of ages and genders. They can all be described as very friendly and full with smiles, if only all crew were like them!
The doors are eventually closed at 07:10 and the female purser comes on the PA with the usual announcements. After the purser, the pilot also comes on the PA welcoming us on board followed by some flight info. Announced flying time is 5 hours and 7 minutes.

While the safety demonstration is being played we commence pushback at 07:58, 2 minutes ahead of schedule:

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Once released, we taxi towards runway 8R. Also known as the Reef runway:

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From this point on I am not able to take any more pictures as the male FA takes a seat in front of me. Even though he is a friendly man, I don’t want to risk it.


Take Off



After a 15 minute taxi we turn onto 8R and take off. While climbing, we are provided with a great view of downtown Honolulu. Argh!
Once through the clouds, the seatbelt sign gets switched off and the crew prepare the service.

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Seatpocket Contents



First, it’s time to explore the seatpocket contents. This time it only consists of 2 items. The “Hana Hou” inflight magazine:

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And the safety card:

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Next, it’s time to explore the IFE also known as the Pau Hana Network:

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Continued Below


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User currently onlineadamspotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2011, 1167 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 16062 times:
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The main menu consist of 3 categories. Complimentary, Premium & In-flight menu:

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The complimentary category consists of different info on Hawaii & HAL, a survey, music, “Power up” and most importantly the flight tracker!:

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HALs inflight map is very nice and much better than other maps I have previously encountered during this trip:

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The Premium category consists of a selection of movies on demand, an unlimited TV & more pack and a Keiki Pack. All come at a cost:

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Movies on demand are $7.99 per film:

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The unlimited TV & more pack costs $6.99:

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The Keiki Pack is for the kids and costs $4.99:

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The third category is the in-flight menu, which speaks for itself:

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Once done exploring I decide to purchase the Unlimited TV & more pack for $6.99 and watch The Descendants:

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Meanwhile the crew come about the cabin offering the breakfast service. Once the FA reaches my row I get handed this breakfast box, together with that I get an OJ:

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The contents consist of this delicious muffin which hits the spot nicely:

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A pack of Pau Hana snack mix:

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A pack of “Maui Caramacs”:

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And a pack of dried Pineapple, Mango & Papaya:

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All in all, a nice breakfast!

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A little under 4 hours to go:

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After finishing the service, the crew come about the cabin offering coffee or tea. I opt for a coffee:

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The crew clear all the tables and all of the sudden this short clip is played on all PTVs & overhead screens:

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Shortly after an announcement is made that the snack bar is now opened, it is situated in the front galley. There you can buy various snacks and goodies. My plan was to check it out later on but I completely forgot to do it!

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Close up on the nice looking winglet:

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Slowly getting closer to the mainland:

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After finishing the Descendants I decide to watch Breakout Kings, which is a great series:

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With just about 2 hours to go before landing in LAX the crew come about the cabin offering a snack service. The snack consists out of a bag of Maui Onion chips together with a complimentary Mai Tai (or any other drink). I try the Mai Tai, which is delicious:

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Almost there!:

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Soon enough the FO comes on the PA announcing our descent into LAX. He also thanks us for flying HAL and hopes to see us again soon.

Land in sight!:

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Getting closer to LAX:

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Crossing the coastline:

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“Flight attendants, take your seats please” is announced which unfortunately means no more picture taking for me. We fly over the suburbs of Los Angeles before taking a very sharp right turn for..


Landing



Final approach to runway 24R. The approach is just as smooth as the landing which follows at 15:15. After some heavy braking we exit 24R and taxi to terminal 2, where HAL operates from here at LAX. A short taxi follows and we arrive at our gate at 15:23, 2 minutes ahead of schedule. Our neighbor is a VS A340-600 getting prepared for its long flight back home to LHR:

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The seatbelt sign dings off and the 2L door is opened. Everybody grabs their belongings and heads on out, including me. I thank the crew for the nice flight and head into the jetway to the terminal.
Next stop is baggage claim, and once arriving there I am able to retrieve my bag immediately.


Continued Below


User currently onlineadamspotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2011, 1167 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 16021 times:
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Southwest to PDX..



As already mentioned in the introduction I still have a flight to catch to PDX with WN. I won’t cover this flight like I usually cover them. Just some text with a couple of pictures. As my main goal for this report was to cover Hawaiian Airlines and this flight was in the dark so not many pictures were taken.

From T2 I take the short walk over to T1. In T1 I print my BPs and drop my bag off. Security is a bit busy but I am through within 20 minutes. Once airside, I head over to McDonalds to grab a bite to eat. After that I wait near my gate for boarding to begin:

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Flight WN1371 will depart LAX at 17:50 and arrive in PDX at 21:15, with a stop in OAK. Today it is operated by N464WN. A 737-700 delivered to Southwest on 11/06/2004.
As mentioned earlier I had bought the early bird during time of booking, so today I got position 31:

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Boarding is called at 17:30, and I head into the jetway and enter the aircraft. I pick seat 22F for this first sector to OAK:

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Legroom is just fine:

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Flight load is just 50% with the 2 seats next to me remaining empty. Cabin crew consists of 3 females, they get their job done but that is about it, nothing special. The usual announcements are made followed by a welcome from the cockpit.
We commence pushback at 17:47, 3 minutes ahead of schedule. Departure runway is 24L which means just a short taxi time. A powerful take off follows and we immediately make a right turn which gives a nice view of Los Angeles and its suburbs:

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First a quick look at all the seatpocket contents:

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The flight goes by quickly. I connect to the WIFI and track our flight:

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The usual snack is handed out and I get a Dr. Pepper to go with it:

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We land in OAK at 18:55 and get to the gate at 19:00. Almost everybody exits the plane here and in the end it’s only 4 of us who are left in the aircraft. The crew gives orders that we can move to another seat if we want to, so I choose the best seat in the house back here: 12A:

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More passengers board, we will eventually be a total of 84 passengers on this second sector. The same rituals happen and we take off at 19:43. The flight once again goes by quickly, I even get a little sleep. I also have the same snack as the previous sector.
We arrive in PDX at 21:15 and reach the gate 4 minutes later. This means we arrive 4 minutes behind schedule.
The plane gradually empties and I make my way towards baggage claim. My bag comes out quickly and I head outside into the cold to wait for my shuttle bus to arrive.


Holiday Inn Portland Airport



Hotel for tonight is the Holiday Inn Portland Airport. The shuttle driver is a friendly older man and we arrive at the hotel after a 10 minute drive. They are busy renovating the hotel so I have to take the back entrance. The friendly receptionist checks me in and I head upstairs towards my room:

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I check my email and watch a bit of TV before falling asleep as I have yet another early wakeup call the next morning.


Conclusion



This was my first experience with Hawaiian Airlines and I have to say I enjoyed it very much! From the simple check-in procedure to the great service on board. The complimentary continental breakfast was nice and the crew full with smiles and very friendly. The cabin was in excellent condition and the seat comfort top notch! IFE was also good and having to pay for some movies/TV shows is something you have to get used to in the US. I would definitely recommend and consider taking HAL on my next journey to Hawaii!
HNL is a very interesting and nice airport, can’t wait to get back there during daylight.
Southwest got their job done as usual and got me from point A to point B on time.
The Holiday Inn at Portland airport was a nice hotel to stay at despite all the renovations going on.

This will conclude part 8 of this series. I am once again sorry it took so long to get this one up.. Thank you very much for taking the time to read this report and I sure hope you enjoyed it! Feel free to leave a comment or ask a question, I would really appreciate that!

Stay tuned for part 9 featuring my PDX-SEA-BOI-SMF flights!

Cheers and take care,

Amsterdamspotter or Brendan Berkhout as known on Facebook.


Previous Trip Reports



USA Trip Pt. 7: Heading To Hawaii: SAN-LAX-HNL (by adamspotter Jul 13 2013 in Trip Reports)
USA Trip Pt. 6: A Morning With Alaska: MCO-SAN (by adamspotter Jun 13 2013 in Trip Reports)
USA Trip Pt. 5: Jetting With Blue: BOS-EWR-MCO (by adamspotter Jun 2 2013 in Trip Reports)
USA Trip Pt. 4: Tryin' Out The Virgin!: LAX-BOS (by adamspotter May 14 2013 in Trip Reports)
USA Trip Pt. 3: Riding The 777-200LR!: ATL-LAX (by adamspotter May 8 2013 in Trip Reports)
USA Trip Pt. 2: Crossing The Pond: GVA-FCO-JFK-ATL (by adamspotter May 2 2013 in Trip Reports)
USA Trip Pt. 1: Getting Started!: AMS-CPH-GVA (by adamspotter Apr 14 2013 in Trip Reports)
Trying Out Southwest: MDW-BNA-HOU (by adamspotter Mar 17 2013 in Trip Reports)
Off To The Windy City On A KLM MD-11!: AMS-ORD (Y) (by adamspotter Jan 20 2013 in Trip Reports)
Lufthansa/Lounges & New FRA Pier A+: AMS-CDG-AMS (by adamspotter Dec 19 2012 in Trip Reports)
Lufthansa Inaugural: Rotterdam-Munich-Rotterdam (by adamspotter Nov 16 2012 in Trip Reports)
Catching The LAN A340: FRA-MAD-FRA-AMS (by adamspotter Oct 23 2012 in Trip Reports)
Air Baltic, Norwegian & KLM: RIX-ARN-HEL-AMS (by adamspotter Oct 11 2012 in Trip Reports)
KLM Business To HEL + A BT Dash 8: AMS-HEL-RIX (by adamspotter Sep 27 2012 in Trip Reports)
USA Vacation Part 5: YYZ-AMS In A KLM Upper Deck! (by adamspotter Sep 16 2012 in Trip Reports)
USA Vacation Part 4: Off To Canada!: PHL-LGA-YYZ (by adamspotter Sep 9 2012 in Trip Reports)
USA Vacation Part 3: Big Delay + JFK-PHL On DL (by adamspotter Aug 30 2012 in Trip Reports)
USA Vacation Part 2: Maine! + BOS-JFK On DL In Y (by adamspotter Aug 26 2012 in Trip Reports)
USA Vacation Part 1: Delta Long Haul: AMS-BOS In Y (by adamspotter Aug 19 2012 in Trip Reports)
Spotting Pics + My Journey Back Home On Swiss In C (by adamspotter Jun 30 2012 in Trip Reports)
Weekend Spotting Trip To Zurich On Edelweiss In C (by adamspotter Jun 25 2012 in Trip Reports)
To Heathrow Via Munich + Lounges (by adamspotter Jun 12 2012 in Trip Reports)
Business Class To Manchester On KLM (by adamspotter May 6 2012 in Trip Reports)
To LGW Via FRA + Spotting At FRA (by adamspotter May 1 2012 in Trip Reports)
To Toronto For The Weekend Pt. 2: YYZ-FRA-AMS (by adamspotter Apr 19 2012 in Trip Reports)
To Toronto For The Weekend Pt. 1: AMS-FRA-YYZ (by adamspotter Apr 12 2012 in Trip Reports)
Another Great Day With LH: AMS-MUC-FCO-FRA-AMS (by adamspotter Mar 31 2012 in Trip Reports)
Delay & Plane Change: AMS-BCN-MAD-BCN-AMS On VY! (by adamspotter Mar 24 2012 in Trip Reports)
Lufthansa To Brussels!: AMS-FRA-BRU-FRA-AMS (by adamspotter Mar 12 2012 in Trip Reports)
First Trip Report!: AMS-CPH-FRA-AMS (SAS & ICE) (by adamspotter Mar 3 2012 in Trip Reports)


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 15587 times:

Hoi, B.,

good to follow you´re HAL experience. Not that often covered here, like you mentioned.
Well done and also good pictures.

Looking for more, you know.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



Next: London City connections!.
User currently onlineadamspotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2011, 1167 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (1 year 1 month 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 15147 times:
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Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 3):

Hoi, B.,

Hi Markus!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 3):
good to follow you´re HAL experience. Not that often covered here, like you mentioned.
Well done and also good pictures.

Thank you very much!  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 3):
Looking for more, you know.

I'm doing my best!

Thanks for commenting Markus!

cheers,

Brendan


User currently offlinedaviation From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (1 year 1 month 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 14978 times:

Very nice trip report!

OK, I have taken two JFK-HNL roundtrips in the last twelve months. I would like to do a trip report, but the last time I tried it, it was so time-consuming to download the pictures onto a.net. Is there an easier way to upload pictures directly from Shutterfly? I also have several YouTubes of the takeoffs and landings at HNL and JFK (along with KOA, Kapalua, etc), but I don't know how to post the url. Sorry, I'm not very computer-savvy.


User currently offlineredzeppelin From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 611 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 1 month 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 14726 times:

Thanks for the report!

Quoting daviation (Reply 5):

This is how I did my last report, and it worked pretty well.
1. Write the draft in MS wordpad (or another text editor, as long as it has "find-and-replace" capability and doesn't mess with the formatting of hyperlinks).
2. Upload all pics to photobucket. If you are planning to use the pics in the order they were taken, and your camera named the pics with some kind of sequential numbering, this is a good thing. Photobucket should retain that ordering.
3. In photobucket, when you view a picture, there is a box on the right with some different linking options of the pics. If you click the link text in the box, it will copy the link to your clipboard without further effort. Just click once, and it's copied. (I'm not sure how Shutterfly works in this regard)
4. Back in word, I paste the link (Ctrl-V in windows), then write a description for that pic. Just make sure to press "Enter" between each link and the associated text, so that the hyperlinks are always on their own line.
5. Advance to the next picture in the photobucket stream.
6. repeat: click link in photobucket, paste into word, write caption, next pic, click link, paste into word, write caption, next pic...... and so on until you're done.
7. When the text is all written, you need to add the image tags required by A.net. I use find-and-replace. Tell it to find "http" and replace with "[i-m-g]http". Then find "jpg" and replace with "jpg[/im-g]." If you have formats other than jpg, adjust accordingly. I find this process much easier than adding the tags one by one. (I added hyphens into the tags to avoid A.net reading the intermediate text as a photo link.)
8. Once the tags are done, select all text, copy and and then paste it into A.net and submit.
9. Check back later for replies.



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User currently onlineadamspotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2011, 1167 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (1 year 1 month 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 13946 times:
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Quoting daviation (Reply 5):

Very nice trip report!

Thank you very much!

Quoting daviation (Reply 5):
OK, I have taken two JFK-HNL roundtrips in the last twelve months. I would like to do a trip report, but the last time I tried it, it was so time-consuming to download the pictures onto a.net. Is there an easier way to upload pictures directly from Shutterfly? I also have several YouTubes of the takeoffs and landings at HNL and JFK (along with KOA, Kapalua, etc), but I don't know how to post the url. Sorry, I'm not very computer-savvy.

Well redzeppelin explains it all nicely, so I would read that and it should work out. Looking forward to the report

Quoting redzeppelin (Reply 6):
Thanks for the report!

No problem, glad you liked it!

Quoting redzeppelin (Reply 6):
This is how I did my last report, and it worked pretty well.

Thanks for explaining it  

Thanks for commenting!

cheers,

Brendan


User currently offlinedaviation From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (1 year 1 month 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 13527 times:

Thank you redzeppelin and adamspotter!

It still looks very complicated but I'll give it a try. I'm traveling EWR - CDG on Wednesday, so when I return I'll do three trip reports if I can follow your instructions!

I'm not completely hopeless - here is a shot of me at FRA:



User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1951 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (1 year 1 month 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 12944 times:
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Great report, adamspotter! Looks like you had a great flight with Hawaiian. Thanks for sharing!

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
The boarding area gets busier and busier which shows it is going to be a healthy load on this morning’s flight.
HAL is the only US airline to offer complimentary meals in Y class, and they are proud of it!

It is awesome that they do, and food looks unique and tasty. I'd love to fly them sometime!

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
Hotel for tonight is the Holiday Inn Portland Airport.

I've stayed here while on business in Oregon. Great hotel!

Matthew (767747)


User currently offlineairportugal310 From Tokelau, joined Apr 2004, 3657 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (1 year 1 month 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 12734 times:

Thanks for flying HA..we appreciate your business!

Great pics as well of Makali'i  



I sell airplanes and airplane accessories
User currently offlineha763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3663 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (1 year 1 month 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 12565 times:
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Nice report! Too bad about not getting to fly your interisland flights.

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
I wanted to avoid HALs 767s, as I’ve heard and read that they have an older interior and try one of their newer A330s.

What did you think of the seats? I find the seats on the A330 too hard and my backside quickly becomes numb. I really prefer the 767s and many of the 767s have the Signature Interior or Heath Tecna NuLook interior.

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
Transportation to the airport will be with the complimentary hotel shuttle service. After just a 5 minute wait the shuttle arrives and takes me (and some other passengers/crew) to the airport. The drive takes about 10 minutes and I am dropped off in front of the check-in areas.

10 minutes is too long for the drive. Shouldn't have taken more than 2 or 3 minutes, 5 minutes max. You can walk to the Interisland Terminal from the hotel in 10 minutes.


User currently offlineThai744 From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 1 month 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 12504 times:
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Nice trip report.

Interesting to see HA as they fly daily here to Sydney, and, to be honest, they get mixed reports from people I've talked to that have flown with them.

It looked fine to me I have to say.

Do the crews on HA do a round-trip from Hawaii to the west coast in one day? Or do they only work one way, overnight and then back to Hawaii the next day?

It would be a long 12 hour+ day if they did it as a day return.

Does anyone know how the crew rotations work?

Thanks for the report! Enjoying your series so far.


User currently offlineSultanils From Belgium, joined Mar 2010, 1742 posts, RR: 30
Reply 13, posted (1 year 1 month 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 12378 times:
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Hello adamspotter,

Thanks for compiling another episode of that epic journey to the US and beyond. Good to see that despite the ordeal and the rebooking in the previous report, you were still able to enjoy a nice HA flight on their A330. It all looks really good and a bit exotic as well (meals, snacks).

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
FIDS:

Those displays seem to house in a grandma’s closet lol!

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
Legroom is obviously fantastic

Was that bulky door not in the way and didn’t you experience a terrible draft? Despite the good legroom, I wouldn’t choose such a seat methinks.

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
Movies on demand are $7.99 per film

A bit strange indeed to see them ask money for a movie. And it’s not so cheap either...

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
There you can buy various snacks and goodies.

That’s a different service concept! So you get a meal for free but you have to pay for snacks  

Sultanils



In thrust we trust.
User currently offlineroberts87 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2011, 999 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 1 month 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 12069 times:

Hello Brendan, great report as always! Very nice to read about Hawaiian Airlines, they seem like a great airline to fly on, I would love to try them out! Honolulu is a very nice airport too, with all those open spaces. Really gets you into the Hawaii spirit. Looking forward to the next parts!

User currently onlineadamspotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2011, 1167 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (1 year 1 month 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 11980 times:
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Nice to see more comments!

Quoting 767747 (Reply 9):
Great report, adamspotter!

Thanks Matthew!  
Quoting 767747 (Reply 9):
Looks like you had a great flight with Hawaiian. Thanks for sharing!

Sure did! Thanks for commenting..

Quoting 767747 (Reply 9):
It is awesome that they do, and food looks unique and tasty. I'd love to fly them sometime!

I can only recommend them, nice little airline it is

Quoting 767747 (Reply 9):
I've stayed here while on business in Oregon. Great hotel!

  

Quoting airportugal310 (Reply 10):

Thanks for flying HA..we appreciate your business!

No problem  
Quoting airportugal310 (Reply 10):
Great pics as well of Makali'i  

Thanks!

Quoting ha763 (Reply 11):
Nice report!

Thank you, glad you liked it.

Quoting ha763 (Reply 11):
What did you think of the seats? I find the seats on the A330 too hard and my backside quickly becomes numb

I actually have no complaints about the seat

Quoting ha763 (Reply 11):
I really prefer the 767s and many of the 767s have the Signature Interior or Heath Tecna NuLook interior.

Thats the plus side of those older interiors/seats.. They are much more comfortable

Quoting Thai744 (Reply 12):
Nice trip report.

Thank you!

Quoting Thai744 (Reply 12):
Interesting to see HA as they fly daily here to Sydney, and, to be honest, they get mixed reports from people I've talked to that have flown with them.

hmm, that's interesting.. What were their complaints about them, just curious..

Quoting Thai744 (Reply 12):
It looked fine to me I have to say.

  

Quoting Thai744 (Reply 12):
Do the crews on HA do a round-trip from Hawaii to the west coast in one day? Or do they only work one way, overnight and then back to Hawaii the next day?

I am actually not sure, maybe somebody else can answer that!

Quoting Thai744 (Reply 12):
Thanks for the report! Enjoying your series so far.

Thank you very much, am glad you liked it  
Quoting Sultanils (Reply 13):
Hello adamspotter,

Hi Sultanils!

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 13):
Thanks for compiling another episode of that epic journey to the US and beyond.

No problem, am glad you liked it  
Quoting Sultanils (Reply 13):
Good to see that despite the ordeal and the rebooking in the previous report, you were still able to enjoy a nice HA flight on their A330.

  

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 13):
It all looks really good and a bit exotic as well (meals, snacks).

Indeed, not something we experience a lot  
Quoting Sultanils (Reply 13):
Those displays seem to house in a grandma’s closet lol!

Haha, indeed! Very old

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 13):

Was that bulky door not in the way and didn’t you experience a terrible draft?

No, the door wasn't in the way all too much.. And there was no draft as the door was never opened

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 13):
A bit strange indeed to see them ask money for a movie. And it’s not so cheap either...
Quoting Sultanils (Reply 13):
That’s a different service concept! So you get a meal for free but you have to pay for snacks

Welcome to domestic flying in the U S of A, it can't all be free 
Quoting roberts87 (Reply 14):
Hello Brendan

Hoi Robert!

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 14):
great report as always!

Thank you!  
Quoting roberts87 (Reply 14):
Very nice to read about Hawaiian Airlines, they seem like a great airline to fly on, I would love to try them out!

I can only recommend them  
Quoting roberts87 (Reply 14):
Honolulu is a very nice airport too, with all those open spaces. Really gets you into the Hawaii spirit.

Indeed, can't wait to get back

Thanks for commenting everyone!!

cheers,

Brendan


User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6824 posts, RR: 77
Reply 16, posted (1 year 1 month 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 11439 times:

Hi Brendan,

great to find the next part of your series here! Very enjoyable stuff once again, thanks for posting!

Hawaii and Hawaiian Airlines have been on my to-do-list for quite a while. Maybe I'll finally go there next year. HA's product looks fine, their A330s belong to the prettiest ones around.

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
To get back to the mainland I wanted to try something different than the US legacy carriers. Hawaiian Airlines immediately caught my eye.

Not surprising! Very attractive carrier which has expanded a lot. However, it's a bit sad at the same time that Aloha Airlines has become a small freight carrier.

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
Korean Air HL7587 arriving from ICN:

Ah, that one looks familiar.
Taipei 101 & Flawed Prestige Class On Korean A330 (by PlaneHunter Oct 7 2012 in Trip Reports)

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
HALs inflight map is very nice and much better than other maps I have previously encountered during this trip:

Nice!

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
Once the FA reaches my row I get handed this breakfast box, together with that I get an OJ:

Beautiful box! But I guess I would have tried the premium meal. Do you know the price?

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):

After finishing the service, the crew come about the cabin offering coffee or tea. I opt for a coffee:

Thin or good one?

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
The usual snack is handed out and I get a Dr. Pepper to go with it:

I still remember the good old time when WN served sweet 'n' salty peanuts.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineha763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3663 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (1 year 1 month 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 11366 times:
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Quoting Thai744 (Reply 12):
Do the crews on HA do a round-trip from Hawaii to the west coast in one day? Or do they only work one way, overnight and then back to Hawaii the next day?

Most are one way only. I remember some FAs doing roundtrips, but it might have changed. Pilots only do one segment.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 13):

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
FIDS:

Those displays seem to house in a grandma’s closet lol!

Well, there are many areas in HNL that are frozen in time.   Although those FIDS cabinets were installed in the 1980's and the displays were changed to LCD panels about 6 years ago.


User currently offlinepalmjet From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1223 posts, RR: 17
Reply 18, posted (1 year 1 month 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 11297 times:

Great report Brendan

Nice to see you had a good flight with HA. They have really gone on an expansion burst in the past couple of years in the Asia Pacific region and it was great to see them add Brisbane to their growing network. The flight time to HNL from there is about 9-10 hours.

HA onboard looked very nice and they have the classiest of all of the US airline logos. I really love their branding. Of course it looks amazing on the A330  

Great that you got to Portland OK too.

Thanks again for this. Palmjet



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User currently offlineWidebodyroga From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 613 posts, RR: 16
Reply 19, posted (1 year 1 month 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 11289 times:

Hey Brendan. Glad to see that, after the hiccups that caused you to miss all the inter-island hops, everything seemed to work well subsequently. Hawaiian looks rather impressive (keeping in mind that we're talking about a US carrier on a domestic segment). I wish I had flown them (instead of NW) when I went to HNL but their fares were just too high at the time.

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
During booking I also immediately paid for the early bird check in, which is a great option and assures me of a window seat!

Totally worth it. It makes such a difference!

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
Hawaiian airlines offers a “self-tag” service here in HNL,

What a great idea. I bet if this was more widely used it would make the life of many of us much easier...

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
On my way to my gate I also have to pass through an extra agricultural screening (no need to explain what it is as the name says it all). My carry-ons are x-rayed and I am let through without any problems.

Interesting. I don't remember having to do this when I was there. Is this something new I wonder, or is my memory THAT bad?

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
After a 15 minute taxi we turn onto 8R and take off. While climbing, we are provided with a great view of downtown Honolulu. Argh!

What a shame that you couldn't take photos. While bulkhead seats can be great, the potential presence of babies and/or crew during take-off and landing, usually makes me stay away from them.

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
With just about 2 hours to go before landing in LAX the crew come about the cabin offering a snack service. The snack consists out of a bag of Maui Onion chips together with a complimentary Mai Tai (or any other drink). I try the Mai Tai, which is delicious:

They gave you a breakfast AND a snack? Oh my! They are ruining the industry!!

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
Hotel for tonight is the Holiday Inn Portland Airport.

Wow, the interior of your room and especially of the bathroom is IDENTICAL to the Hilton I stayed on and off for 4 months this past year.

Thanks for the nice read, Brendan. I hope the rest of your trip went as smooth as these segments,

Stojan



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User currently offlinejwhite9185 From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 1338 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (1 year 1 month 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 11247 times:

Hi there Brendan. Nice read about HA. Good that you got a free meal, but one thing that always strikes me about the US carriers is that they always seem to charge for IFE - yet the rest of the world it's included with the ticket.

Nice to see pictures of the landing in LAX - brings back many happy memories.

Also the VS A346 parked up - although things are a little different now compared to when I was visiting LAX twice a year - back then it was a VS 747 in the old white scheme, followed by and A343, a handful of NZ 744's heading to AKL and LHR and a bare metal HA DC10.

Looking forward to part 9.



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User currently offlineairportugal310 From Tokelau, joined Apr 2004, 3657 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (1 year 1 month 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 10598 times:

Quoting jwhite9185 (Reply 20):

It seems they switch here and there. Flying HA9 about a month ago, there was a VS 744 sitting at the gate next door, boarding at the time.

The one thing I like about that Terminal is how close te a/c park in relation to the building. So cool to see a big 747 nose right up on the glass it seems!!



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User currently offlineha763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3663 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (1 year 1 month 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 10538 times:
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Quoting Widebodyroga (Reply 19):
Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
On my way to my gate I also have to pass through an extra agricultural screening (no need to explain what it is as the name says it all). My carry-ons are x-rayed and I am let through without any problems.

Interesting. I don't remember having to do this when I was there. Is this something new I wonder, or is my memory THAT bad?

Only required when going from the Interisland Terminal to the Overseas Terminal. For transpac flights leaving from the Interisland Terminal, agriculture screening of carry-ons is done at the gates prior to boarding. From the Overseas Terminal, agriculture screening of carry-ons is done at the security checkpoints.

For checked bags, there are x-ray machines set up in the check-in lobbies for agriculture screening.


User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6596 posts, RR: 55
Reply 23, posted (1 year 1 month 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 10344 times:

Hi Brendan!

Thanks for a great report with great pictures !

It's really too bad you missed out on the 717 and seeing more of Oahu. Next time perhaps....

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 1):
The Premium category consists of a selection of movies on demand, an unlimited TV & more pack and a Keiki Pack

So no movies for free at all ?

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 1):
Meanwhile the crew come about the cabin offering the breakfast service. Once the FA reaches my row I get handed this breakfast box, together with that I get an OJ:

That looks really nice but more of a snack to me than breakfast.

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 1):
We fly over the suburbs of Los Angeles before taking a very sharp right turn for..

That's Santa Monica and Los Angeles proper; no suburbs.

Looking forward to your next report !

The777Man



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User currently onlineadamspotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2011, 1167 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (1 year 1 month 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 10293 times:
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Hello everyone and thanks for commenting it is greatly appreciated!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 16):
Hi Brendan

hi PH!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 16):
great to find the next part of your series here! Very enjoyable stuff once again

Thank you very much!  
Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 16):
thanks for posting!

Am glad you liked it

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 16):
Hawaii and Hawaiian Airlines have been on my to-do-list for quite a while

I can only recommend both  
Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 16):
HA's product looks fine, their A330s belong to the prettiest ones around.

Couldn't agree with you more!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 16):
Not surprising! Very attractive carrier which has expanded a lot.

Yeah, it's amazing how much they have expanded.. I hope they will ever consider flying domestic on the mainland instead of the island.. Don't see that happening though.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 16):
Nice!

  

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 16):
Beautiful box! But I guess I would have tried the premium meal. Do you know the price?

don't remember to be honest.. Maybe somebody else can answer that?

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 16):
Thin or good one?

thin unfortunately  
Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 16):

I still remember the good old time when WN served sweet 'n' salty peanuts.

I remember eating them when I was a kid, ha!

Quoting palmjet (Reply 18):
Great report Brendan

Thanks PJ!  
Quoting palmjet (Reply 18):
Nice to see you had a good flight with HA.

  

Quoting palmjet (Reply 18):
They have really gone on an expansion burst in the past couple of years in the Asia Pacific region and it was great to see them add Brisbane to their growing network. The flight time to HNL from there is about 9-10 hours.

Yeah, it's amazing how much they are expanding.. Especially to the Asia Pacific region..

Quoting palmjet (Reply 18):
HA onboard looked very nice and they have the classiest of all of the US airline logos.

That isn't all too hard with those ugly logo's around  
Quoting palmjet (Reply 18):
I really love their branding. Of course it looks amazing on the A330  

Couldn't agree with you more!

Quoting palmjet (Reply 18):
Great that you got to Portland OK too.

I'm sure you are going to like the next part very much!  
Quoting palmjet (Reply 18):
Thanks again for this

thanks for commenting!

Quoting Widebodyroga (Reply 19):
Hey Brendan

Hello stojan

Quoting Widebodyroga (Reply 19):
Glad to see that, after the hiccups that caused you to miss all the inter-island hops, everything seemed to work well subsequently.

  

Quoting Widebodyroga (Reply 19):
Hawaiian looks rather impressive (keeping in mind that we're talking about a US carrier on a domestic segment). I wish I had flown them (instead of NW) when I went to HNL but their fares were just too high at the time.

Yeah, I think I got a pretty good deal. While looking up fares for future trips the price was quite high to be honest..

Quoting Widebodyroga (Reply 19):
Totally worth it. It makes such a difference!

Indeed!

Quoting Widebodyroga (Reply 19):
What a great idea.

  

Quoting Widebodyroga (Reply 19):
What a shame that you couldn't take photos. While bulkhead seats can be great, the potential presence of babies and/or crew during take-off and landing, usually makes me stay away from them.

I actually didn't really think about the "consequences" while paying the extra money for the bulkhead..

Quoting Widebodyroga (Reply 19):
They gave you a breakfast AND a snack? Oh my! They are ruining the industry!!

Haha, yeah.. it's crazy isn't it  
Quoting Widebodyroga (Reply 19):
Thanks for the nice read, Brendan. I hope the rest of your trip went as smooth as these segments,

Thanks for commenting Stojan.. Unfortunately more things didn't go to plan..

Quoting jwhite9185 (Reply 20):
Hi there Brendan

Hi James!

Quoting jwhite9185 (Reply 20):
Nice read about HA.

Thank you!

Quoting jwhite9185 (Reply 20):
Good that you got a free meal, but one thing that always strikes me about the US carriers is that they always seem to charge for IFE - yet the rest of the world it's included with the ticket.

Yeah, that's flying domestic in the US unfortunately..

Quoting jwhite9185 (Reply 20):
Nice to see pictures of the landing in LAX - brings back many happy memories.

The approach and landing in LAX is always very nice!

Quoting The777Man (Reply 23):
Hi Brendan

Hi there 777Man

Quoting The777Man (Reply 23):
Thanks for a great report with great pictures !

No problem, glad you liked it  
Quoting The777Man (Reply 23):
It's really too bad you missed out on the 717 and seeing more of Oahu. Next time perhaps....

I'll be sure to stay longer next time  
Quoting The777Man (Reply 23):
So no movies for free at all ?

No, unfortunately not..

Quoting The777Man (Reply 23):

That looks really nice but more of a snack to me than breakfast.

I see what you mean, although it was sufficient enough for me

Quoting The777Man (Reply 23):
That's Santa Monica and Los Angeles proper; no suburbs.

good to know, thanks!

Once again, thanks for commenting everyone!  

cheers,

Brendan


User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5719 posts, RR: 5
Reply 25, posted (1 year 1 month 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 10138 times:

Thanks for the great report on Hawaiian, an airline that I have a soft spot for. I flew them HNL-LAS back in 2011 and was blown away. I wasn't expecting much TBH, but they had some really nice tropical juices and we got a great dinner, spinach and ricotta canaloni, which was really tasty. And as you say they crew are a great bunch! It's good to see that you enjoyed them as well.

WN doesn't look too good here, though. While the exit row legroom looks great, the flights don't look particularly memorable. I've never flown them, and I'm not sure that I would rush out and do so on the basis of what I've read here and in other reports.

Quoting daviation (Reply 5):

Hi Deviation, redzeppelin gave a good explanation but the only change that I would suggest is to use Flickr rather than Photobucket. If you look at some trip reports here the pictures aren't always available and instead come up with a "bandwidth exceeded" if they are hosted on Photobucket, but I haven't had this issue with Flickr.

If you come unstuck (God knows I did the first time!) then feel free to PM me and I'll talk you through the steps for posting the photo links - it's easy once you get the hang of it, but the first one is a challenge!  



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User currently offlineCarfield From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1934 posts, RR: 8
Reply 26, posted (1 year 1 month 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 10081 times:

Wow thanks for a very detailed report!

Hawaiian Airlines economy product looks superior over any major US airlines flying to and from Hawaii. Who said serving a complimentary meal will make the flights unprofitable?

The breakfast box is nothing extraordinary but at least an attempt on a free meal. The complimentary Maui Onion chips and Mai Tai prior to arrival is a cool idea. I love those chips.

Thanks for sharing!

Carfield


User currently offlinelukeyboy95 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 1096 posts, RR: 32
Reply 27, posted (1 year 1 month 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 9594 times:

HI Brendan,

Yet another nice report, and something interesting that you are heading to PDX. I hear it is a good city, and plan to go myself there in the next month or so!

So, well done! The catering looked a bit snacky, and junk-foodish, but otherwise very nice. I am still a bit baffled by the paid IFE, but who knows, European carriers might go that way too...

Rgds

Luke



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User currently offlineknightsofmalta From Malta, joined Nov 2005, 1836 posts, RR: 20
Reply 28, posted (1 year 1 month 12 hours ago) and read 9379 times:

Hi Brendan

Thanks for the great trip report. That brought back fond memories of my own trip with Hawaiian last January. They're a great airline. That breakfast looks rather tasty, it's certainly more substantial than what you'd get with the competition.

And better luck with the B717 next time!

Cheers,
William


User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 16
Reply 29, posted (1 year 1 month 5 hours ago) and read 9305 times:

Hey Brendan


Another nice trip report from your side.
Thanks for sharing it with us.
HA definate has a strong product for being a US carrier, just look at the DL flight to HNL for example...
New planes, comfortable seating, good IFE, what more can you want

Greetings
Marc



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User currently onlineadamspotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2011, 1167 posts, RR: 12
Reply 30, posted (1 year 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 9156 times:
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Hello everyone,

Sorry for the late reply but I am in the middle of a trip at the moment. Thanks for commenting!

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 25):
Thanks for the great report on Hawaiian, an airline that I have a soft spot for.

No problem RyanairGuru, am glad you liked it and it and it brought back some memories  
Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 25):
WN doesn't look too good here, though. While the exit row legroom looks great, the flights don't look particularly memorable.

It certainly wasn't anything memorable but I got there on time without any hassle, that's all I wanted at that moment, I would definetely recommend WN as your first 2 checked bags are free (if you have no status) and it's free seating which also can be nice

Quoting Carfield (Reply 26):
Wow thanks for a very detailed report!

Thanks Carfield, glad you liked it

Quoting Carfield (Reply 26):
Hawaiian Airlines economy product looks superior over any major US airlines flying to and from Hawaii.

Couldn't agree with you more!

Quoting Carfield (Reply 26):
Who said serving a complimentary meal will make the flights unprofitable?

Very true

Quoting Carfield (Reply 26):
The breakfast box is nothing extraordinary but at least an attempt on a free meal. The complimentary Maui Onion chips and Mai Tai prior to arrival is a cool idea. I love those chips.

  

Quoting Carfield (Reply 26):
Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for commenting  
Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 27):
HI Brendan

Hi Luke!

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 27):
Yet another nice report

Thank you  
Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 27):
and something interesting that you are heading to PDX.

Unfortunately I didn't head into the city this time, but nevertheless it is indeed very nice  
Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 27):
I hear it is a good city, and plan to go myself there in the next month or so!

This time a North American adventure?  
Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 27):
The catering looked a bit snacky, and junk-foodish, but otherwise very nice.

I see what you mean there..

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 27):
I am still a bit baffled by the paid IFE, but who knows, European carriers might go that way too...

True, you never know!

Quoting knightsofmalta (Reply 28):
Hi Brendan

Hi William

Quoting knightsofmalta (Reply 28):
Thanks for the great trip report.

No problem, glad you liked it  
Quoting knightsofmalta (Reply 28):
That brought back fond memories of my own trip with Hawaiian last January. They're a great airline.

I remember that great report!

Quoting knightsofmalta (Reply 28):
That breakfast looks rather tasty, it's certainly more substantial than what you'd get with the competition.

And it was for free as well  
Quoting knightsofmalta (Reply 28):
And better luck with the B717 next time!

Yeah, thanks for rubbing it in  I'll log it soon..

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 29):

Hey Brendan

Hi Marc

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 29):
Another nice trip report from your side

Thank you!

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 29):
Thanks for sharing it with us

No problem, glad you liked it  
Quoting MSS658 (Reply 29):
HA definate has a strong product for being a US carrier, just look at the DL flight to HNL for example...
New planes, comfortable seating, good IFE, what more can you want

  

Thanks for commenting everyone, I really appreciate it!

cheers,

Brendan


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27106 posts, RR: 60
Reply 31, posted (1 year 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 8930 times:

Hi Brendan  

Great report. First time I have ever seen one of Hawaiian! They seem a nice experience. I remember their iconic DC-10s !

Look forward to more TRs .

Regards

Philip  


User currently offlineazjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 3949 posts, RR: 28
Reply 32, posted (1 year 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 8727 times:

While the presentation was great, that breakfast snackbox was not popular. It was changed shortly after its debut to a tray service with fruit, cheese, crackers and a sweet. The domestic menus just changed within the last week, so I'm not sure what the breakfast service currently offers.

User currently offlineHAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2565 posts, RR: 53
Reply 33, posted (1 year 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 8488 times:

Brendan, I've been looking forward to this report coming out - and it was worth the wait. Thanks! I was Captain on the same flight you took with HA a few days after you flew. Too bad I wasn't working your flight. For those of us who work for HA, we do try very hard to make things as nice as possible for our passengers, but without a lot of customer feedback (especially to us on the front side of the cockpit door), it's sometimes hard to know how we're doing compared to the competition. Thanks so much for letting us know our good and bad points.

Quoting daviation (Reply 5):
I have taken two JFK-HNL roundtrips in the last twelve months. I would like to do a trip report, but the last time I tried it, it was so time-consuming to download the pictures onto a.net.

Come on D, I want to read it!   Of course, it's been almost five years since my last pilot trip report too. Since I've switched seats and aircraft, maybe it's time for me to do one too?

Quoting ha763 (Reply 11):
What did you think of the seats? I find the seats on the A330 too hard and my backside quickly becomes numb. I really prefer the 767s and many of the 767s have the Signature Interior or Heath Tecna NuLook interior.

Last month I made my first trip as passenger in Y on one of our 330s, and it was HNL-SYD. And after 10 hours in back, I can honestly say it was the most comfortable coach seat I've been in yet. I know other body types may have different opinions, but my entire family and I were quite happy with them.

Quoting Thai744 (Reply 12):
Do the crews on HA do a round-trip from Hawaii to the west coast in one day? Or do they only work one way, overnight and then back to Hawaii the next day?

It would be a long 12 hour+ day if they did it as a day return.

Does anyone know how the crew rotations work?

The majority of our flights run a single leg for the pilots. If the flight is under 8 hours we have two pilots onboard. If it's more than that, there are three. It's a lot cheaper for the company to do that and pay for a night or two in the hotel for us, rather than putting an extra pilot onboard, which would be required if the total flight time for the day was more than 8 hours. In fact, because of the required rest between flights, some of our west-coast routes are three-day trips for us. That means we leave HNL, fly to the west coast, then have between 24 to 36 hours off before we head back to the islands. It makes for a nice layover, especially if you like getting out and exploring a city. However it does make for a less-than-efficient schedule for us, and we end up with fewer days off at home. Most of the decision on when to have the crew return is based on the required rest vs. scheduled aircraft layover time, or in some cases, based on when the next inbound flight arrives (i.e. destinations only served three or four times a week). A couple of exceptions are places that are served only once or twice per week. Then the inefficiencies of leaving a crew there for up to a week outweigh the cost of putting an extra pilot onboard. On those flights, the crew does operate it as a turn from/to HNL.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 16):
But I guess I would have tried the premium meal. Do you know the price?

I'm not positive, but I think currently it's $14

Quoting Widebodyroga (Reply 19):
Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
On my way to my gate I also have to pass through an extra agricultural screening (no need to explain what it is as the name says it all). My carry-ons are x-rayed and I am let through without any problems.

Interesting. I don't remember having to do this when I was there. Is this something new I wonder, or is my memory THAT bad?

The 'Ag inspection' has been done for decades out of Hawaii. If you flew to anywhere in the U.S. from Hawaii, you had to go through that inspection.

Quoting Widebodyroga (Reply 19):
They gave you a breakfast AND a snack? Oh my! They are ruining the industry!!

That's what we're trying to do: Get people to know that HA is the way to go!  
Quoting Carfield (Reply 26):
The breakfast box is nothing extraordinary but at least an attempt on a free meal. The complimentary Maui Onion chips and Mai Tai prior to arrival is a cool idea. I love those chips.

The current morning meal on our flights is a large tray of fruit (pineapple, cantaloupe, honeydew, grapes & strawberries), crackers, cheese, and a mac-nut chocolate, along with water or juice. Healthy and good.

HAL



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User currently offlineEL-AL From Israel, joined Oct 2001, 1313 posts, RR: 13
Reply 34, posted (1 year 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 8022 times:

Hey Adam,

Thank you for another part of your interesting US trip.

Hawaiian indeed looks like a great airline, for sure in US standarts. I think they are operating the world's longest domestic flight (JFK-HNL).

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
The main menu consist of 3 categories. Complimentary, Premium & In-flight menu:

First time I see that IFE itself is diveded to parts, it's usually all complimaentary or all for payment, usually by buying headphones.

Thx for shearing, I am looking forward to the next part.
Jonathan



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User currently onlineadamspotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2011, 1167 posts, RR: 12
Reply 35, posted (1 year 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 7665 times:
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Hello everyone and once again sorry for the late reply!

Quoting OA260 (Reply 31):

Hi Brendan

Hey Phillip  
Quoting OA260 (Reply 31):
Great report. First time I have ever seen one of Hawaiian!

Thank you! And indeed, there are not many around here..

Quoting OA260 (Reply 31):
They seem a nice experience. I remember their iconic DC-10s !

I remember the beautiful pictures of those nice DC-10s  
Quoting azjubilee (Reply 32):
While the presentation was great, that breakfast snackbox was not popular.

I can understand that as it is not really breakfast except for the muffin

Quoting azjubilee (Reply 32):
It was changed shortly after its debut to a tray service with fruit, cheese, crackers and a sweet.

That does sound more breakfast like

Quoting HAL (Reply 33):
Brendan

Hi HAL!

Quoting HAL (Reply 33):
I've been looking forward to this report coming out - and it was worth the wait. Thanks!

Thank you very much!!

Quoting HAL (Reply 33):
I was Captain on the same flight you took with HA a few days after you flew. Too bad I wasn't working your flight.

That's a shame, would've been something special for sure  
Quoting HAL (Reply 33):
For those of us who work for HA, we do try very hard to make things as nice as possible for our passengers, but without a lot of customer feedback (especially to us on the front side of the cockpit door), it's sometimes hard to know how we're doing compared to the competition.

After my experiences I have to say you guys are ahead of the competition  
Quoting HAL (Reply 33):
Thanks so much for letting us know our good and bad points.

No problem!

Quoting HAL (Reply 33):
maybe it's time for me to do one too?

Yes, that would be cool!  
Quoting HAL (Reply 33):
That's what we're trying to do: Get people to know that HA is the way to go!

You sure won me over! Would be nice to see HAL flying domestic routes on the mainland as well

Quoting HAL (Reply 33):
The current morning meal on our flights is a large tray of fruit (pineapple, cantaloupe, honeydew, grapes & strawberries), crackers, cheese, and a mac-nut chocolate, along with water or juice. Healthy and good.

That does sound better!

Quoting EL-AL (Reply 34):
Hey Adam

Hi Jonathan

Quoting EL-AL (Reply 34):
Thank you for another part of your interesting US trip

No problem, glad you liked it  
Quoting EL-AL (Reply 34):

Hawaiian indeed looks like a great airline, for sure in US standarts

  

Quoting EL-AL (Reply 34):
I think they are operating the world's longest domestic flight (JFK-HNL).

Indeed!

Quoting EL-AL (Reply 34):
Thx for shearing

Thanks for commenting!

Thank you everyone!

cheers,

Brendan


User currently offlineinfodesk From Switzerland, joined May 2006, 1461 posts, RR: 33
Reply 36, posted (1 year 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 6346 times:

Hi Brendan,

I was about to read part 9 when I realised that I hadn’t read part 8, so here I am! Good to see there were no hiccups on the way back to the mainland.

Great to catch the A330 back across the Pacific. I just love those winglets in the Hawaiian colours, they’re so pretty. You took some great photos on approach into LAX too.

The snacks you were given look perfectly acceptable & I like the fact they handed out locally produced, a nice touch.

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
HAL is the only US airline to offer complimentary meals in Y class, and they are proud of it!

That’s quite a poor show by the US carriers if only one of them manages this….

Quoting adamspotter (Thread starter):
From this point on I am not able to take any more pictures as the male FA takes a seat in front of me. Even though he is a friendly man, I don’t want to risk it.

After your experiences in America with your camera, I don’t blame you!

Happy flying
Infodesk   



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User currently onlineadamspotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2011, 1167 posts, RR: 12
Reply 37, posted (1 year 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5577 times:
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Quoting infodesk (Reply 36):
Hi Brendan

Hi Hannah!

Quoting infodesk (Reply 36):
I was about to read part 9 when I realised that I hadn’t read part 8, so here I am!

No problems.. I posted part 8 and 9 quite quickly during my vacation 
Quoting infodesk (Reply 36):
Good to see there were no hiccups on the way back to the mainland.

Indeed, am glad things went the right way for a change  
Quoting infodesk (Reply 36):
Great to catch the A330 back across the Pacific

Yes, I love the A330!

Quoting infodesk (Reply 36):
I just love those winglets in the Hawaiian colours, they’re so pretty.

Yes those winglets are just beautiful!

Quoting infodesk (Reply 36):
You took some great photos on approach into LAX too.

It was a lovely approach into LAX, just a shame I wasn't able to take any pictures of the landing!

Quoting infodesk (Reply 36):
The snacks you were given look perfectly acceptable & I like the fact they handed out locally produced, a nice touch.

Both very true!

Quoting infodesk (Reply 36):
That’s quite a poor show by the US carriers if only one of them manages this….

That's flying domestic in the US unfortunately!

Quoting infodesk (Reply 36):
After your experiences in America with your camera, I don’t blame you!

Indeed, even though the FA was very friendly I didn't want to risk anything

Thanks for commenting Hannah!

cheers,

Brendan


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