I’m trying something different for the trip home from Honolulu.
United Airlines and I are still in a very healthy relationship, but sometimes you need to see what else is out there in order to appreciate your first love.
Actually, it’s not that complicated. First Class was virtually sold out on all United flights, so I had two choices: pay top dollar to fly on a United 737 or 757 without lie-flat seats or look elsewhere.
I just wanted to try something new. Not necessarily brand new, just something different that would make an interesting review for the blog and at the same be enjoyable for my uncle and myself.
My first thought was Hawaiian – I enjoyed the recent trip reports from both Tiffany and Ben and would also like to experience Hawaiian’s new A330 Business Class. On the other hand, the only flight to LA with the new seating was the 8am flight. The afternoon and redeyes had the old recliner seat.
I didn’t fancy getting up at 5am to catch an 8am flight, but I noticed there was saver award space available. But then I looked online at the menu…it was a Japanse-style breakfast in business class, which sounded horrible. While that may be a terrible reason not to take a flight, I didn’t feel like Tamago Furikake (Hawaiian Airlines does not offer a choice of meals in business on breakfast flights). So I crossed Hawaiian off. No seaweed. Please.
Miraculously, I was able to secure a seat on Delta’s noon departure to LA, a Boeing 767-300 with lie-flat beds. The flight will allow me to see how United and Delta compare and give me a chance to fly Delta for the first time in four years on a widebody jet.
So stay tuned for some diversity on the blog! Next up is a flight on Delta.
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