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Current state of first class service to Seattle - comparing HA, AS, & NW

Current state of first class service to Seattle - comparing HA, AS, & NW

Old Aug 31, 09, 7:15 pm
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Current state of first class service to Seattle - comparing HA, AS, & NW

We are back to having three competitors SEA-HNL.... but which is the best up front? HA, NW, or AS?

Can anyone offer any recent comparisons or observations? My suspicion is that AS is better than NW, at least their transcons are better than what I usually see on NW between HNL and the west coast. But it's been awhile since I've flow HA on anything other than interisland... can someone enlighten me?

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Old Aug 31, 09, 10:59 pm
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I've turned my back on HA domestic quite awhile ago.

I did manage to find an AS menu for the SEA-HNL flight and I'll post that online when I can get back to a scanner. But my impression is that AS has the better service over NW and there's no PU cert hassle but of course an EUA hassle.

But the more attractive thing about the AS flights is the schedule. I like the choice of a morning and afternoon departure out of HNL as opposed to an afternoon and redeye flight on NW.
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Old Aug 31, 09, 11:27 pm
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I've turned my back on HA domestic quite awhile ago.

I did manage to find an AS menu for the SEA-HNL flight and I'll post that online when I can get back to a scanner. But my impression is that AS has the better service over NW and there's no PU cert hassle but of course an EUA hassle.

But the more attractive thing about the AS flights is the schedule. I like the choice of a morning and afternoon departure out of HNL as opposed to an afternoon and redeye flight on NW.
Not only is the service NOE (North of Expected) but so are the upgrades with status. I've been on 4 r/t's on AS to the islands and have been upgraded on each of them (and I've had companions upgraded on all too )

And having 2 flights a day is great too! (And if you want a redeye- you can always route thru ANC )

But then again I am hopelessly addicted to AS so YMMV
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Old Sep 1, 09, 1:02 am
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the NW flight to SEA is actually an afternoon departure, but I think the point stands -- AS has a superior first class product.

Anyone flown Hawaiian first class recently?
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Originally Posted by Manoa Chris View Post
the NW flight to SEA is actually an afternoon departure, but I think the point stands -- AS has a superior first class product.
I don't think anyone up above actually said NW didn't have an afternoon departure to SEA.
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Old Sep 1, 09, 2:13 am
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True, true... but there is no NW redeye anymore.
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Old Sep 1, 09, 2:22 am
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Originally Posted by Manoa Chris View Post
True, true... but there is no NW redeye anymore.
There is, but from my source, it's just a seasonal thing that NW is taking the red-eye flight to SEA off for a little bit, just like how there'll be reduced HNL-MSP flights for the next few months.
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...and once AS gets its wifi running on its 73H's... it'll be awesome (Not sure on its timeline though... might be a year or two still )

But it might be the only airline with wifi over the Pacific
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I did manage to find an AS menu for the SEA-HNL flight and I'll post that online when I can get back to a scanner.
Can you post this when you get a chance please?
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