Flight Review: Jetstar’s International Economy on the 787 Dreamliner – Honolulu to Melbourne (JQ2)

January 18, 2023

As part of their long haul fleet, Jetstar have the distinction of being the only budget carrier that takes Australian passengers directly to the USA. The airline travels a few times a week between Melbourne, VIC or Sydney, NSW and Honolulu, offering an affordable alternative to its competition, as well as being the only airline […]

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Hotel Review: Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger delivers true comfort to Honolulu, Hawaii

February 12, 2020

Arriving just in time from my Hawaiian Airlines flight, as I was en route back to Australia at the end of last year from New York, I was lucky enough to sit on the balcony of my room at the Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger, and witness the majesty of a Waikiki Beach sunset. That’s not […]

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Flight Review: Flying Extra Comfort with Hawaiian Airlines from New York City to Sydney via Honolulu

December 30, 2019

Last month I flew from New York City to Sydney, via Honolulu, with Hawaiian Airlines, who celebrated their 90th birthday last month. I’ve already written about how strong of an option the route is for those who can’t sleep on planes, but today I wanted to delve into the experience of upgrading your ticket from an […]

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Hawaiian Airlines are offering Aussies $15 island-to-island flights

May 21, 2019

It’s been 15 years since Hawaiian Airlines started flying between Sydney and Honolulu, a route that has flown almost 2 million passengers since. And such a milestone calls for an appropriate celebration, right? Right. Hawaiian Airlines are not only nodding to the long-running route by kicking off a sweet deal that brings Sydney to Honolulu […]

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Cheap Flight Alert: Hawaiian Airlines sale features $899 return flights between Honolulu and Australia

August 14, 2018

Hawaiian Airlines have just lifted the lid on their current “Hawaiian Island Sale” for Aussie passengers looking to travel to the idyllic destination. These discounts even extend to the airline’s lie-flat Business Class, making luxury travel tad more accessible for those so inclined. The current offering is to Honolulu ex-Sydney and Brisbane and back from […]

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Hawaiian Airlines to increase services between Brisbane and Honolulu for the Christmas holidays

June 21, 2018

Australians will have greater access to Hawaii over the Christmas holidays as Hawaiian Airlines increase their non-stop service between Brisbane and Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport to up to four weekly flights from 10th December 2018 to 8th January 2019. The expanded summer schedule will see additional flights departing Brisbane at 10:30pm on Mondays, […]

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Hawaiian Airlines are introducing a non-stop service between Long Beach and Honolulu

February 22, 2018

As of 1st June 2018, Hawaiian Airlines will introduce a daily non-stop service between Long Beach, California and Honolulu, Hawaii. Serviced by the airline’s new Airbus A321neo aircraft, the route represents a step up in convenience for Southern Californian travellers who want to enjoy and explore one of the most sought-after tropical destinations in the […]

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Eight things you have to do when in Hawaii

September 24, 2017

Travel to Hawaii from Australia has never been easier or more affordable. Budget carrier Jetstar offer some of the cheapest deals between the east coast of Australia and Honolulu, while their parent company Qantas also offer daily services. Hawaiian Airlines – who sit as part of Virgin Australia’s Velocity Network – are usually the best […]

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An extra five flights will connect Auckland and Honolulu each week from 2018

September 19, 2017

Island time will soon be easier to reach for Kiwis, with an additional five non-stop weekly flights scheduled to connect Auckland and Honolulu from 21st March 2018. Hawaiian Airlines’ increased schedule will have flights depart Auckland at 11:55 pm five times weekly, Wednesday through Sunday, arriving in Honolulu at 9:45 a.m. on the same day. Flights […]

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The Hilton Hawaiian Village to kick off a massive 72 hour sale next week

August 2, 2017

The iconic Waikiki Beach Resort – Hilton Hawaiian Village – will be holding a massive sale for just 72 hours, with hotel suites (including, possibly, the one that Elvis and Michael Jackson once stayed in) being offered up to 50 percent off. The sale kicks off at 8 am Monday 7 August (Hawaii local time), […]

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Flight Review: Getting “Extra Comfort” with Hawaiian Airlines – Portland to Honolulu (HA25)

June 8, 2017

Today we fly from Oregon on the West Coast of the USA, back towards Australia as we touch down in Honolulu. You can choose to stick around the Hawaiian capital, or continue on to Australia; and for this trip we certainly stuck around Hawaii for a week. But we had to fly there first. Here’s […]

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Flight Review: Hawaiian Airlines’ new lay-flat Business Class offering from Sydney to Honolulu (HA452)

May 22, 2017

In today’s flight review, we travel on board Hawaiian Airlines’ overnight service from Sydney, Australia to Honolulu, USA – one of only two overnight services on offer between Australia and the USA. Last year, the island carrier made good on their long promised upgrades for the Business Class cabin, starting to roll out lie-flat seats across their A330 aircraft […]

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