reader-travel-tip2A Better Experience Flying to Hawaii
Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Jeremy H., who says:

“Flying to Hawaii anytime soon? Hawaiian Airlines recently introduced ‘extra comfort seats’ on all of their Airbus 330 planes, and boy what a difference. Compared to their standard economy offering, these seats feature:

  • 5” more legroom
  • Personal electrical power outlet
  • Pillow and blanket
  • Priority boarding
  • Priority security line (available in Honolulu, Las Vegas, New York, Oakland, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle)


Not to mention Hawaiian is one of the only domestic carriers left that still provides free meal service in all classes!

You’ll find extra comfort seating in the two bulkhead sections of economy, but the real highlight is a separate section of 24 extra comfort seats directly behind first class. If you can snag a seat in this ‘mini cabin’ you’ll really feel like you’re skipping the sardine-like experience of economy altogether, due to a large galley separating this area from the rest of the plane. Flight attendants are conscious of keeping the galley’s curtain closed too!

And the best part? From the west coast it’s only a $70 upgrade from economy. That’s at least $20 less than American or United charge on the same routes, and you’d be hard pressed to fly with as much ‘aloha spirit on a carrier other than Hawaiian Airlines!”

Great tip, Jeremy—and thanks for the pic:

Hawaiian seats for tip



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3 Comments On "Reader Travel Tip of the Day: A Better Experience Flying to Hawaii"
  1. Kelly|

    Just booked this for June ….. paid 75 pp and grabbed the first seats behind first class! Tons of legroom. Have two tall family members and can’t afford first class! We used to use American miles on Hawaiian to sit in first class…but those days are gone!

  2. Jerry|

    Great advise. Do Hawaiian Airlines still offer the free stopover for international travel to Sydney? Recently a friend called up & the Hawaiian rep didn’t know anything about it

    1. Johnny Jet|

      I’m not sure. I will ask.

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