Hawaiian Airlines started selling lie-flat seating earlier this month on its nonstop Honolulu-New York JFK route for travel beginning in February.
The new lie-flat seats are featured in a redesigned premium cabin product that is part of the carrier's ongoing effort to retrofit its fleet of 23 Airbus A330 aircraft. The Honolulu-JFK route is the first on the U.S. mainland where travelers can purchase the premium lie-flats.
In October, Hawaiian began selling the premium cabin lie-flat product on several international routes connecting Honolulu with cities in Australia, New Zealand and Japan for travel starting this December.
Oriented in a 2-2-2 configuration, the 18 leather, lie-flat premium cabin seats fold into 180-degree beds. Tech amenities include two USB connections and one AC outlet along with a 13-inch tablet on an adjustable telescoping arm featuring 100 hours of TV and movies.
Travelers booked in the premium cabin will also receive complimentary amenity kits designed by Sig Zane, outfitted with items like lip balm, a dental kit, a bamboo comb and socks.