Hawaiian Airlines is OK in my mind when I travelled it about 2 years ago on the same route of yours: LAX-HNL. I took the economy class and they took off on time.
Besides, the food they serve is REALLY GOOD
It is some kind of pasta that tastes really GREAT!! Also, there are some rice cripies!! Yummy!
DC10 is not a bad choice, but they got the cabin a bit dirty that time.
At that time, the FA are mainly male !! With only one or two female FA on board the DC 10s!
When I arrived HNL that night, my friends who greeted me were almost stunned when they knew that I was travelling Hawaiian Airline, because they thought other airlines are better!!