You can go non-stop on HA
, I don't recommend them comfort wise. Everybody flies to HNL
out of LAX
, so a good question is who is it convenient to connect on? I personally preffer UA
. You won't have a PTV but they don't charge you if you need headphones either, and no A.netter in his right mind would turn down ch. 9! It will take either a full Y fare, premier status, or asking the gate agent at the right time; but you can score yourself an Economy plus seat which will blow CO
's 1 extra inch of room out of the sky. UA
also offers a fun, unique game enroute: the Halfway to Hawaii game. Years ago the prize for winning was a bottle of champagne, but now its a macadamia nut gift pack... lets face it most tourists would buy one anyway!
Another plus for UA
is the sheer number of flights they offer. There is plenty of time flexibility. There are five a day each from SFO
, plus one from DEN
that could work for you. (One ORD
too, but that's out of the way). If you are headed to OGG
, KOA, or LIH they offer at plenty of flights as well. No one else comes close.
I see you are working on your PPL... if you get here to HNL
and want to fly the islands shoot me an email!