Funny you say this-so my first trip to Hawaii since 1998 I flew JFK-HNL on N395HA, then HNL-LAX on N395HA… I had a 1 in 19 chance of that happening at the time-they had from N380HA to N374HA delivered in Jan 2015.
Your aircraft MAY change a few times between now and the departure. I was supposed to have N381HA, then N379HA and finally N361HA. BOS and JFK are usually among the last few to get assigned an A/C because of their later departures
I also flew N390HA Namahoē HNL-JFK in December 2015 before it was painted in the Moana livery after flying JFK-HNL on N379HA fresh from the factory. The IFE on 399 and after-has an updated Panasonic IFE the screens are black and a little bigger instead of the grey! This time around I was on 361(newest) and 370. Did 390 have the new livery?
Alright bro we’re gonna be in a fight here 😉 I’m sure you’re just mistaken.
The beautiful sound is ROLLS ROYCE my friend
While I do love a good Pratt and Whitney roar and PW is my second favorite engine type, the buzzsaw is patently ROLLS ROYCE. Hawaiian’s A330’s are A330-243’s with twin RR RB211-Trent 772B-60’s with 71,100lbs/320kn thrust rating each for a total of 142,200lb/640kn max potential static thrust.
Perhaps you were thinking of the new Hawaiian A321neo which have PW1133G’s (geared turbofan)
I believe those go to PDX on occasion as well?
I hope you have a great flight and catch a window seat. If you can-see if it’s possible to get like 22A or J-that’s as close to the front as you can get without being in Extra Comfort. (Of course I would recommend the upgrade if you can-I flew extra comfort JFK-HNL RT twice before the new lie flats were installed and it was awesome!)
Don’t forget to get us some pics/video and post them. If I can I’ll try to get the ATC of your departure for you!