New complimentary meal options in the main cabin include things like Hawaiian Sweetbread with cream cheese and guava Jelly for breakfast, and Ginger Chili or Teriyaki Chicken with Steamed Rice and Savory Vegetables for lunch. Of course there’s always room for dessert, so be sure and save room for Mango Cake or Kona Coffee Cake. Flight attendants will even be offering up glasses of red or white wine—for free—to help you wash down your in-flight delicacies.
For those that want something a little more substantial—or just different—there are also new meals for purchase available as well. Passengers can choose from Kalua Pork Sandwiches, Island-Style Chicken, Prawns with Cold Noodles, and Chinese Chicken Salad. There’s even a new signature cocktail—again, it’s free—which features Koloa Rum from Kaua‘i. Hawaiian Airlines is hoping that it puts you in an island frame of mind regardless of whether you’re coming and going to the islands.
Other new features include what they're calling the "Pau Hana Snack Bar," which passengers can swing by to score drink refills and to buy another snack or two. Options here include Popcorn’s Wasabi Ranch or Li Hing Pineapple-flavored popcorn, Kona Chips with Furikake Seasoning, or Guava Macadamia Kaua‘i Kookies. There’s even plans to include spam musubi, but just be sure to remain seated when the seatbelt light is illuminated.
We’re kind of shocked—in a good way—that Hawaiian is starting to put all this emphasis on their domestic routes from the mainland to the islands. We think it’s pretty darn awesome, and it only makes us want to book one of those JFK to HNL flights even more. With the aloha spirit welcoming you at the boarding door, even the long-haul flight will feel like part of the vacation.
[Photo: Ack Ook]
[Photo: Ack Ook]