There are 2 theories on the potential of US opening a route to Honolulu:
1. They are not going to do it, Honolulu bound passengers can fly with code-share partner UA
to the Hawaiian Islands. The ro risk approach.
2. US, at some point, will start a flight to Hawaii, likely PHL
, operating 2 or 3 times per week with 762s. The main reason that US will do this is to make their frequent flyer program more attractive. In recent years, US opened many once or twice a week services from its hubs to lots of destinations in the caribbean area - part of the logic behind this expansion to beach destinations was the ability of US to offer more choice to frequent flyers when they redeem their miles, US determined that it had a better chance of keeping its high-fare premium business pax happy and flying with US if it could offer them reward travel to destinations more exotic than Orlando and Las Vegas. Hawaii could be the next glamour destination.....Hawaii is one of the leading destinations for reward travel and reward seats can be difficult to find.
US is again the in the process of reviewing its route system, so anything could happen.