Hawaiian Air to fly to new Australian destination
Planning your Christmas holidays and not quite sure where to go? If you’re a Queenslander then you’re in luck. Hawaiian Air is set to launch direct Honolulu – Brisbane flights from late November. The carrier will be the only US airline serving the Queensland market.
The thrice weekly service will be flown with the airline’s 767-300 aircraft and whilst this isn’t its newest aircraft, the ride will still be comfortable enough. The aircraft seats 262 passengers in both business and economy cabin, with the business cabin sporting older style ‘cradle’ seats (so unfortunately no flat beds).
The flights will depart Honolulu on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and arrive in Brisbane the following day, before it returns to Hawaii for the 9 hour journey.
No prices have been released at this stage, so passengers will need to wait for the eventual launch sales (some good fares will be on offer so keep your eyes peeled). Given the high Australian dollar, travel to Hawaii is much more affordable than in prior years so if you’re looking for a bargain, Hawaii may be a great destination to consider.
Keep in mind too that Hawaiian Air serves other US ports such as Los Angeles, New York and Las Vegas (though check out the airlines website here for the full list of destinations) so this could be a great one-stop option to those US cities. Virgin Australia Velocity members will also earn points on Hawaiian, so this makes the flights much more attractive for those who are points savvy.
Have you flown on Hawaiian before? Would you consider a 9 hour trans-pac flight on a 767?