Hawaiian will enter the record books next year offering the second longest domestic route globally and certainly the longest in the US, with a new Boston-Honolulu city pairing. Just shy of the Paris-Reunion city pair, this new 5,100+ mile journey beats Hawaiian’s already existing long-haul East Coast flight from JFK.
Hawaiian Airlines will begin its five-day-a-week service on April 4 – more than a week before Patriots’ Day on April 15 – and timed to offer winter-weary New Englanders a vacation of wonder and fun where they can experience all the best that Hawai’i has to offer: a rainbow of tropical outdoor activities from water sports to hiking for all abilities, some of the world’s best beaches, and the warm Aloha from those who call the islands home.
Just shy of 12 hours on the Westbound leg, passengers will be pleased that the airline has rolled out its A330 aircraft, which in economy offer wide seats and fairly decent leg room, but in Business (First) Class, passengers will get to enjoy fully flat seats, in the airline’s bespoke 2 x 2 x 2 configuration.
Geared specifically for honeymooners, due to Hawaii’s rather unique inbound demographic, these seats allow couples to enjoy the airline’s fantastic service, food from Hawaiian’s Executive Chef Lee Anne Wong, owner of Honolulu’s Koko Head Café as well as nestling down to a movie together.
It’s not just good upfront, the airline (thankfully) has also increased the amount of Extra Comfort seats from 40 to 68, giving 36″ of pitch to those who paid a little extra to enjoy being at the front of the economy cabin.
In commemoration of the city of Boston’s deep history and Hawaiian Airlines’ 90th year of operation starting on Nov. 11, the flight to Boston will be numbered Flight HA90. Starting with the inaugural flight on April 4, HA90 will depart HNL every day but Tuesday and Wednesday at 1:45 p.m. and arrive at BOS the following morning at 6 a.m. Flight HA91 will depart BOS every day but Wednesday and Thursday at 8:55 a.m., except for Friday flights, which will depart at 8 a.m. The flights will arrive in Hawai’i the same day at 2:35 p.m. and the Friday flight will arrive at 1:40 p.m. Both HNL arrival times offer guests ample time to settle into their accommodations and unwind with a Hawaiian sunset, or connect to Kaua’i, Maui or the Island of Hawai’i via the airline’s convenient schedule of some 170 daily interisland jet flights.