I'm considering a trip to the Big Island this July, leaving on July 3rd (my birthday) and going through the 11th.
I am enrolled in both the Alaska and United mileage plans, but have considerably more miles with UA.
I'm leaning towards UA, which would route me SEA-SFO-KOA, with a 763 going (SFO-KOA) and a 752 coming back. The only downside is the stop in SFO, and UA is about $300 more than Alaska ($670) and even more than Hawaiian. But, I would get to fly on a widebody for one of those flights, and would upgrade to Eco+.
A nonstop of course would be better, and cheaper in this case.
1. What is AS' service like to/from the islands? What would I have to pay for in terms of cabin service?
2. Are the seats comfortable for that 6 hour flight on a 737? How much legroom?
3. What is Hawaiian's service like?
[Edited 2009-01-04 11:51:06]