Aloha all from the island of Oahu, Hawaii!
Today I bring you a flight report onbord Hawaiian Airlines Airbus A330-200 from New York (JFK) to Honolulu (HNL). Duration of the flight was 10 hours and 26 mins in Extra Comfort seat 19A.
At The Airport
Hawaiian Airlines is based in Terminal 5 of JFK, which is basically JetBlue’s terminal, but their are two other airlines, Aer Lingus and TAP Portugal. We departed from Gate 30 with an On Time departure and taxied and taked off from Runway 13R.
In The Flight
In this flight, I mainly watched movies and slept. The movie selection is pretty good on the IFE, nothing too amazing about it, only problem is that you have to pay for all movies, about 7.99 $ each. A pillow and blanket were offered. What I really enjoyed and highly recommend is that you fly in Extra Comfort class instead of regular economy. Those extra few inches and power outlets make the ten hour flight a bit comfortable. Hawaiian’s A330 was pretty comfortable, and I enjoyed the mood lighting that was on. Since it is a day flight, they close all window blinds and turn off the flights to let passengers sleep, which was very nice touch.
The food was kinda gross in my opinion. The portion’s were very small and dull. The main meal on this flight was a pasta in bolognese sauce, a chopped vegetable salad, a water, and cookie. But I’m not expecting good food when I’m on a plane so it didn’t make a difference, so that is why I buy snacks airside before boarding! But the salad and cookie were ok. My apologies, I forgot to take a picture. I will when I do my report home. But I took a picture of the pre arrival snack, it was a egg salad sandwich with vegetables and a chocolate covered macadamia nut. It was ok, I was pretty hungry so was down to eat anything at that point.
Approach and Landing
To my disappointment, when I booked the seats back in January, I picked the left side of the plane, and on that side it couldn’t see Honolulu when landing, but when we were on final on Runway 8L, I saw the resort I’m staying at, the Disney Aulani, and Pearl Harbor. I took my GoPro and filmed the landing. I will try and post on YouTube when I can and add a link!
I really enjoyed flying with Hawaiian, the crew is very nice and attentive, the seats are pretty comfortable. I look forward flying with them back home. Also, this was my first flight report so tell me what you think or what I can fix for future reports. Thanks!!