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Hawaiian, First, HNL-OAK + Delta, First, SFO-LAX (update)

Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:33 am

Hi guys, as you may have noticed from my previous TR on Hawaiian all posted pics did disappear due to a tech glitch which have been fixed, so as promised I'm reposting my full TR with the add-on of extra pics on top of those previously posted and complemented with the extra TR on my next day flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles with Delta in First Class.

So here we go again ...

As my nick says I'm an expat based in Singapore where I moved in from Miami, Florida, 6 years ago.
I decided to start my TRs on Airliners.net with this experience on HA as I never tried that on longer distances except for the classic intra-Hawaii flights from HNL to Hilo and Kona.
Reason for this short trip was a business meeting in Oakland, CA, and another in Los Angeles, and decided to fly transpacific with KE.

So when I searched on the KE website instead of opting for the direct flight to San Francisco I tried to see what options were offered with Oakland as final destination and it came out an interesting routing via Seoul and Honolulu with the last Honolulu to Oakland segment flown with HA, and that was my selection on the way to the US.
Then I flew DL on the short hop from San Francisco to Los Angeles, and back to Singapore with KE flying on the A380 on the Los Angeles to Seoul sector.

flight: HA 048
route: Honolulu, HI, to Oakland, CA
aircraft: B767-300ER
seat: 3A
class: First
cabin load: 18/18
schedule: dep. Honolulu at 1:20pm - arr. Oakland at 9:40pm (5h 20')

So on a mid-May morning I landed at HNL at 9:30am on an A330-300, flying KE 001 from ICN via NRT, my favorite transit stop when flying transpacific between SIN and Florida with DL (as otherwise I fly AF via CDG when I plan to stop over in Europe).
A nice welcome to the US sign greeted all of us upon proceeding for the passport control.

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It took a good one hour in line to reach the passport counter and since I was just traveling with my carry-on trolley and laptop case I shifted through customs and walked to the Hawaiian terminal,

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passed security and searched of the Hawaiian Airlines Premier Club Lounge

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I found the lounge pretty basic in terms of interior decor and variety of refreshments, just the usual pretzels, sodas, coffee and water.

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So after checking my emails I thought of spending the time until departure, which was set at 1:20pm from gate 16, at spotting around HNL airport which offers great al-fresco walkways from terminal to gates for enjoying tarmac activity blended with the palm trees tropical layout.
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A quick check on the monitor for any gate change and I reach gate 16 in time for boarding

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After inviting families with kids to board first, I'm the first one for boarding when they call first class passengers.
And once I enter the B767 cabin it's a kind of travel back in time: an old cabin, reclining seats, no in-seat video but the old-fashioned screen on the partition separating the first class cabin from the galley; and this was a sort of stargate bringing me back to the good old days when flying Pan Am across the Atlantic and watching movies from the central screen.

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and basic seat control buttons

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Apples with apples, and definitely we cannot compare this "First Class seat" with what other airlines offer in premium cabins, and what comes to my mind is my benchmark with AF, KE and DL.
By the way the detour via HNL was a choice just for testing HA so let's be positive and, despite the not so positive first impression, the seat was comfortable and the 5 hours spent on board the HA B767 turned out to be very pleasant and relaxing.
So upon entering the cabin a smiling cabin attendant greeted me and apologised for not being able to hang my jacket due to lack of hangers and space, but soon walked to my seat proposing a glass of champagne which I accepted right away.

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I tasted it was not exactly champagne, and called the steward for asking the label which turned out to be Mionetto Prosecco, an Italian sparkling wine, which I do like quite well, light in body, well-balanced, and with an intense fruity bouquet.
During the flight I will walk a couple of times to the galley for a glass of prosecco as the bottle was then well placed on the bar cart for passengers to enjoy it (although i noticed I was the only one enjoying the sparkling on this flight).

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Almost ready for departing and menu cards are distributed presenting the dining selection

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The menu offers the following selection between 2 appetisers, 2 main courses and just 1 dessert:
Appetizers
- cheese plate with crackers
- curry chicken mango salad with crispy wonton
Main Course
- miso salmon with steamed rice and choi sum
- grilled eggplant moussaka with marinara sauce and cheese toast
Dessert
- pineapple mousse cake

Not yet time to leave so I give a look at the HanaHou in-flight magazine and the outside tarmac activity

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Then we depart enjoying the scenic view of Honolulu in the distance, Waikiki all the way to Diamond Head and passing over the Hilton Hawaiian Village, but not without missing a DC-3 Dakota parked in the distance

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Right after take off another round of sparkling Prosecco with the classic mixed nuts and the in-flight entertainment is being presented in the form of a tablet featuring the latest movies, tv shows and games.

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And lunch time! My selection goes for the cheese plate, which is presented accompanied with nuts walnuts and dried apricots, followed by the miso salmon.

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I have to compliment Hawaiian for the service during meal time: good food presentation, well displayed tray, cabin attendants always smiling, giving a welcoming feeling while on board, anticipating needs in terms of more wine (I tried a Sauvignon Blanc then continued with the Prosecco), and not rushing between serving one course and the following.
The salmon was delicious, tender, very well baked, delivering all the tanginess of the miso sauce.

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As I'm not a fan of pineapples and softy moussy cakes, for dessert I opted for another round of cheese plate (I love bries and camemberts) and the classic cup of coffee (I would have preferred espresso but that was not available).

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Two hours into the flight I walked to the galley for a round of Prosecco then turned on the tablet and enjoyed the movie Horrible Bosses 2.
Outside over the horizon it was almost sunset

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And after almost 5 hours we landed smoothly at Oakland airport and less than 20 minutes after landing i was in my room at the Oakland Hilton Airport ready to sleep with a huge 15-hour time difference between Singapore and California.

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The following day, after a full morning to mid-afternoon series of meeting I head to San Francisco airport, driving via the San Mateo-Hayward bridge, for an evening flight to Los Angeles

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route: San Francisco, CA, to Los Angeles, CA
aircraft: Embraer E175
seat: 3A
class: First
cabin load: 3/12
schedule: dep. San Francisco at 8pm - arr. Los Angeles at 9:45pm (1h 45')

Swift check-in and straight to the Delta Sky Club, cozy but welcoming and presenting an appetising selection of spreads to complement a cocktail

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A Southwest B737 featuring the new livery as seen from the Sky Club

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And boarding time, with the flight delayed by half hour

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The First Class cabin on the E175 displays 12 seats on 4 rows in a 1-2 layout

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while economy class is on a 2-2 layout

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while waiting for the final formalities before taking-off the f/a comes along the cabin asking for any refreshments, and I opt for a glass of white wine while watching the activity outside

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Time to take off for the short hop to LA

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The flight is short, roughly 45 minutes from taking-off to touching down, hence there's no dinner service but a nice snack is being served, accompanied by a glass of red wine

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And it's already time to land at Los Angeles

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At 11pm I check-in at the Hilton Los Angeles airport hotel.
Hope you do enjoy this extended version of my TR, and have a great week-end to you all.

[Edited 2015-07-18 00:38:09]
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767747
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RE: Hawaiian, First, HNL-OAK + Delta, First, SFO-LAX (update)

Sat Jul 18, 2015 1:43 pm

Nice report on Hawaiian Airlines!

I recently just read a report about them, and the service looked very similar. It sounds like they offer a nice product offering for the long flight to and from the mainland, and the food, especially the salmon, looks very nice.

I've read about Delta offering those Luvo meals/snacks on their LAX, SFO, SEA flights, and it looks like a perfect snack for a flight of that length.

Looking forward to your next report!

Best,

Matthew
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RE: Hawaiian, First, HNL-OAK + Delta, First, SFO-LAX (update)

Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:20 am

Quoting 767747 (Reply 1):
I recently just read a report about them, and the service looked very similar

Hi Matthew, thanks for writing and probably the TR on HA that you mention is the one I posted a month ago, then pics vanished and this TR is the expanded version my previous on HA.

Yes, the Luvo snack is great especially for health conscious passengers who tend to prefer something that looks and feels fresh, and besides it's perfect for a short flight.
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RE: Hawaiian, First, HNL-OAK + Delta, First, SFO-LAX (update)

Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:51 am

Nice read and pictures, thanks for sharing.

I like the whole HA meal service, nice presentation, for some reason, better than I was expecting.

The small snack on the short DL sector was impressive too.

Cheers

Mark
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RE: Hawaiian, First, HNL-OAK + Delta, First, SFO-LAX (update)

Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:58 am

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 3):
Nice read and pictures, thanks for sharing.

I like the whole HA meal service, nice presentation, for some reason, better than I was expecting.

The small snack on the short DL sector was impressive too.

Hi Mark, thank you and much appreciated.

The HA in-flight experience has been a pleasant surprise and the good service and meal presentation well counterbalanced the weakness of the old seat.

The Luvo snack on Delta proved a good solution for short flights out of standard lunch and dinner flight times.

All the best
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RE: Hawaiian, First, HNL-OAK + Delta, First, SFO-LAX (update)

Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:56 pm

Thank-you for the re-post, as I was very disappointed when the pictures disappeared in the first version. I am curious about the A 330 first class cabins on HA, and hope to see a TR someday on them (or better yet, write one)
 
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RE: Hawaiian, First, HNL-OAK + Delta, First, SFO-LAX (update)

Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:30 am

Love the HA livery. The seat looks good for a five hour flight. It's odd to see they offer cheese and biscuits as an 'appetizer'. Is cheese before the main instead of after a Hawaiian thing?

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