From the moment travelers board a Hawaiian Airlines flight, the airlines' signature mea ho'okipa (translation: I am host) onboard hospitality engages them throughout the flight with its warm and friendly celebration of the culture, people and Aloha Spirit of the Hawaiian Islands. Hawaiian is proud to be the only domestic carrier to serve guests in all cabins complimentary meals designed exclusively by Chef Chai Chaowasaree.


Hawaiian Airlines partnered with Executive Chef Chai Chaowasaree on an inflight culinary program featuring specially-designed menu creations from five of Hawai'i's burgeoning top chefs including: Jon Matsubara of Japengo; Lee Anne Wong of Koko Head Café; Wade Ueoka of MW Restaurant; Andrew Le of The Pig & The Lady; and Sheldon Simeon of Tin Roof Maui.

Through 2018, dishes created by each local chef will be featured on a six-month rotation in the First Class cabin of all flights from Hawai'i to the Mainland. Chef Chai will continue to prepare menus for all Mainland flights returning to the islands. Together, this all-star line-up will give guests the opportunity to enjoy delicious regional, savory cuisine when traveling domestically.


A highlight of Hawaiian Airlines' service is the showcasing of Hawai'i products in its premium meal and snack offerings. Products like Primo Popcorn, offered in a variety of local flavors, Kona Chips with furikake seasoning, Hawaiian Chip Company Taro Chips and Hawaiian Host Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts are just some of the made-in-Hawai'i treats offered for purchase at the Pau Hana Snack Bar.

All guests over the age of 21 can enjoy our complimentary Koloa Rum Mai Tai from Kaua'i and an island-style snack, such as Maui Style Potato Chips, served two hours before landing to put travelers in an 'island' frame of mind before arriving, or to leave them with a final flavor of Hawai'i before returning home.


On The Rocks Premium Cocktails (OTR) and Hawaiian Airlines are proud to serve an exclusive offering of in-flight cocktails to bring the authentic flavors of Hawaii to new heights. This selection of custom drinks features an array of all natural ingredients such as bold lychee in the Lychee Vodka Martini, dark rum and tropical pineapple in the Mai Tai, and preserved plum in the Li Hing Vodka Gimlet.


Hawaiian Airlines offers Extra Comfort premium economy seats on North American and international routes operated by its Airbus 330-200 fleet, providing travelers with more legroom and a bundle of amenities at a nominal cost to enrich the Hawai'i travel experience. A total of 68 Extra Comfort premium seats are available on every newly configured Hawaiian Airlines wide-body, twin-aisle 278-seat A330 aircraft with lie-flat Business Class seating (40 Extra Comfort premium seats are available on all non-lie flat A330 aircraft). The purchase of Extra Comfort includes:

  • More legroom
  • Free “Unlimited TV & More” entertainment pack***
  • Priority security line*
  • Pillow and blanket for use during flight
  • Priority boarding at the gate
  • Amenity kit (international flights only, excluding Papeete)
  • Personal electrical power outlet**


* Priority security lines are only available in Honolulu, Las Vegas, New York, Oakland, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle.

** Excluded devices include medical devices and personal humidifiers.

***Complimentary headset will not be provided on North America Extra Comfort flights


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