Honolulu International Airport, Oahu (HNL) – Lihue Airport, Kauai (LIH)
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Main Cabin (Economy Class)
Although I don’t normally review my economy class flights, I thought this one would be interesting (to me anyway) since it was my first time flying Hawaiian Airlines. The Boeing 717 is the type of aircraft Hawaiian Airlines uses on interisland flights.
I snapped a quick photo (see below) of the first class seats on my way to economy. There are 8 first class seats in 2 rows in a 2-2 configuration. For such a short flight I would not spend more money or points for first class.
The seats in the Hawaiian Airlines main cabin were in a 2-3 configuration.
Each seat had a teeny tiny tray table.
I was sitting in seat 24F on the right side of the plane and enjoyed some nice views upon takeoff. If you are seated towards the back, avoid row 25 as your view will be blocked by the engine.
The flight was very short-only 42 minutes so there is no time for meal service. The flight attendant passed around juice (on the flight back there was a choice between juice and water). Passengers were also given a free map of Kauai.
A flight attendant made an announcement they had applications available for the Hawaiian Airlines credit card offering a 50,000 sign up bonus instead of the usual 35,000 bonus. You don’t need to fly Hawaiian to get that offer though because the 50,000 bonus is available to everyone by making a dummy booking.
Overall, this was a very short pleasant flight in economy with nice views.