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April 18, 2014

Hawaiian Airlines - Travel to Portland

Last month we flew on Hawaiian Airlines (HA) to Portland and back.

Both ways we flew on the A330, which I love because of the onboard power (so we can charge our smartphones) and the interactive entertainment system.

Thank goodness for the in-flight entertainment system!

Service from check-in to arrival on both legs were great.

As for dining, we were served a Pau Hana Snack Mix prior to the complimentary meals.  To Portland we were served the following: Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Manapua with Garlic, Ginger & Peas; Salad; Hawaiian Host Macadamia Nut Chocolate; Water Cuplet.  Complimentary wine is also offered.

Pau Hana Snack Mix
Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Manapua

I thought the Manapua was pretty good, although two of my kids just picked at the bun.
 
On the return we were served the following: Cavatappi (Corkscrew) Pasta with Mushroom Cream Sauce & Sauteed Spinach; Salad; Punalu`u Shortbread Cookie.

Complimentary wine was once again offered.
Pau Hana Snack Mix

Cavatappi Pasta with Mushroom Cream Sauce and Sautéed Spinach
The meal did not look appetizing at all, and at first I just thought it was a pile of spinach atop some pasta.  But after mixing everything up, I discovered some tiny pieces of mushrooms, and after sprinkling a little salt on it, the dish turned out to be rather tasty!

And all of my kids loved the pasta - once I took out all of the spinach.

Overall our flights went really well.  We departed on-time and arrived early for both flights, the service was great, and the I love that HA still serves meals.

I'm sure it won't be long until I'm on another HA flight!

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