Hawaiian’s new lie-flat seats now on all Australian flights

by James Wilkinson

Hawaiian Airlines is now offering its Premium Cabin which features fully lie-flat seats, on all flights to Honolulu from Brisbane and Sydney.

Hawaiian’s Airbus A330 Premium Cabin blends island-inspired luxury and comfort with the airline’s signature in-flight hospitality.

Incorporating flowing curves evocative of the winds and the ocean, Hawaiian’s spacious Premium Cabin features 18 lie-flat leather seats that fold into 180-degree beds at a roomy 20.5 inches wide and 76 inches long. Aligned in a 2-2-2 configuration, the seats are ideally tailored to both business and leisure travellers.

Passengers flying the route will now be able to avail themselves of a number of exclusive Premium Cabin amenities developed in collaboration with local designer Sig Zane including complimentary amenity kits, a cotton quilt and a lounging pillow all fashionably adorned in a ‘Auli‘ilani lehua flower pattern.

As they relax on their way to Hawai‘i, guests in the Premium Cabin receive a selection of soothing products, including a hand and body balm, lip balm and hydrating mist, dental kit, a bamboo comb, and socks with a playful slipper design that invites travellers to “E Hiamoe Maika‘i” (Sleep well). An eye mask, plush mattress pad and pillow are provided for added comfort and a restful sleep.

Hawaiian’s Executive Chef, Chai Chaowasaree, will delight guests with world-class cuisine presented on custom-crafted dinnerware, linens and trays, and showcasing delicious regional food by Hawai‘i’s top local chefs. A premier cocktail and full beverage bar service will offer specialty drinks such as a signature Mai Tai, wines selected by Hawaiian’s Master Sommelier Chuck Furuya, local craft beer and Hawai‘i-made spirits.

Guests will enjoy intuitive seat controls and access to multiple power ports, including two USB connections and one A/C outlet. An advanced in-flight entertainment system with over 100 hours of movies and TV is powered by a 13-inch wide-screen tablet resting on an adjustable telescoping arm for optimal viewing angle and comfort.

“The introduction of lie-flat seats is part of Hawaiian’s overall drive to provide unparalleled levels of service and hospitality to all of our customers,” says President and Chief Executive Officer of Hawaiian Airlines Mark Dunkerley.

Hawaiian’s Premium Cabin debuted in summer 2016 and is now available on all flights between Honolulu and Auckland, Brisbane, Beijing, New York (JFK), Sydney, Tokyo (NRT) and Osaka. The Premium Cabin will be introduced in additional markets throughout 2017.

As part of the cabin retrofit, Hawaiian is also adding 28 additional Extra Comfort seats to the A330 aircraft in response to growing demand for its popular premium economy service. The Extra Comfort option features 36 inches of seat pitch, priority boarding at the gate, complimentary on-demand in-seat entertainment, and a personal power outlet.