Hawaiian Airlines launched non-stop flights this week between Honolulu and Boston, which it says is the longest regularly scheduled domestic route in US history.
Aliza Knox told CNN that they were served sandwiches, cookies and drinks before the flight and that a lot of senior executives were on the plane.
The flight landed at Boston’s Logan International Airport at about 5:40 am ET Friday.
It takes about 10 hours to travel from Honolulu to Boston. The return flight takes about 11.5 hours. Passengers on the inaugural flight were greeted by dancers and offered leis as they got on the plane.
Hawaiian Airlines President Peter Ingram told CNN that the airline was offering five round-trip flights per week but expects to add a sixth flight during the summer.
Hawaiian Airlines said it is using an Airbus A-330 for the 5,095-mile trip.
The wide-body twin engine usually seats about 275 passengers. The airline said it will have 68 Extra Comfort seats in the main cabin, with a 36-inch pitch and 18 lie-flat leather seats in first class.
CNN / ABC Flash Point Aviation News 2019.