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Flying to Honolulu in comfort.....which airline is best?

cove

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We are looking to go to Honolulu and then onto an outer island. Who has the most comfortable business class to get there from Australia?
 

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We are looking to go to Honolulu and then onto an outer island. Who has the most comfortable business class to get there from Australia?
From Perth I’d use NH.
 

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From Perth I'd be tempted to book with JAL which would take you on a codeshare on CX metal as far as HKG, then either JL or CX metal to Tokyo, and JL on to HNL.
There are also routings available with codeshares on QF metal via SIN or SYD instead of HKG but the HKG option looks better to me.
 

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We are flying back from HNL to SYD on HA. We are looking forward to it, although some have said the seats are too narrow. Also the timing is good for us to catch our hopper flight from Lanai, and still get into Sydney somewhat reasonably.
 

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Great suggestions here for folks flying to HNL from SYD, MEL or BNE but a gentle reminder that the OP is based in Perth ...
Oops. ☺ Sorry.

OPs, post didn’t mention Perth, and (at least in mobile view) cities aren’t mentioned in the member window next to the post.

Isn’t everyone from Sydney or Melbourne though?? ;)
 

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Had same thought planning. Us even from Melbourne choose to go J Hawaiian via BNE.
Going in March.
Have read seats slightly narrow as it's a 2-2-2 layout, but still flat lie need so can't be too bad. Love the Hawaiian theme in board.
 

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Had same thought planning. Us even from Melbourne choose to go J Hawaiian via BNE.
Going in March.
Have read seats slightly narrow as it's a 2-2-2 layout, but still flat lie need so can't be too bad. Love the Hawaiian theme in board.
We also learned, too late that apparently, that on the A330, 2C and 2G are the best seats to book from a leg room perspective. I think its because all the other seats have a dreaded foot cubby, and I like to kick and flip in my sleep. :)
 

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NH would be great but I suspect you’d get stuck at NRT with a very long layover?
 

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I've done the trip to Hawaii about 15 or so times the last 2 years (from Sydney). Flown both Hawaiian and Jetstar. The ONLY reason I would EVER choose jetstar is if the flights are incredibly cheap because I go so often. Dreamliner seats are way smaller than the ones on Hawaiian.

OP says they are wanting to fly in business which I have no experience with, but comfort plus on Hawaiian is worth it if you can upgrade with points. Usually they are pretty empty too so you can manage to get a spare seat next to you. The extra legroom is quite a lot. Otherwise I found the seats are the same as any other 2-4-2 flying between Oz and EU. Didn't find them narrow at all, but I guess they are a different plane flying out of Sydney as opposed to BNE. I'm 171cm (tall for a girl I guess) and average build.
 
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From Perth I'd be tempted to book with JAL which would take you on a codeshare on CX metal as far as HKG, then either JL or CX metal to Tokyo, and JL on to HNL.
There are also routings available with codeshares on QF metal via SIN or SYD instead of HKG but the HKG option looks better to me.
From Perth I’d use NH.
Did he or she say he or indicate Perth? Good grief.
 

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