Mea Ho'okipa

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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 Lee Anne Wong.


Hawaiian Airlines has partnered with Executive Chef Lee Anne Wong on an inflight culinary program featuring specially-designed menu creations from four of Hawai'i's burgeoning top chefs including: Mark “Gooch” Noguchi of Pili Group, Wade Ueoka of MW Restaurant, and Eric Oto of Hoku’s at The Kahala Hotel & Resort. Celebrity Chef Chang-Wook Chung of Seoul’s Kumsan Restaurant will also delight guests on Hawaiian’s inbound flights from South Korea with his award-winning fare.  

Dishes created by each chef will be featured on a six-month rotation in the First Class cabin of all flights from Hawai'i to the Mainland. Chef Wong will continue to prepare menus for all International and 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. Former guest chefs have included Jon Matsubara, Andrew Le of The Pig & The Lady, and Sheldon Simeon of Tin Roof Maui.


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 Premium Cabin lie-flat seats on North American and international routes operated by its Airbus 330-200 fleet. Aligned in a 2-2-2 configuration, a total of 18 lie-flat leather seats are available on every Hawaiian Airlines wide-body, twin-aisle 278-seat A330 aircraft. These seats are ideally tailored to leisure guests such as couples, families and honeymooners, while offering superior functionality to the business traveler.

  • Intuitive seat controls with 180º reclining capability
  • Pillow and designer Sig Zane blanket for in-flight use
  • Personal USB and A/C power ports
  • Signature amenity kit**
  • A 13-inch wide-screen tablet equipped with an advanced in-flight entertainment system and adjustable tablet arm
  • Complimentary access to The Plumeria Lounge***



** International and JFK flights only

*** International flights only


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