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Hawaiian Airlines Introduces New Business Class Seats on Boeing 787s

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In November, Hawaiian Airlines will start receiving an exciting order of 12 Boeing 787-9s. With this order, the carrier will launch redesigned cabins, including its new business class known as the “Leihōkū Suites.”

These Dreamliners won’t be ready to fly until early next year. However, the carrier promises that they’ll be one of the most comfortable ways to fly to Hawaii.

Here’s everything we know about Hawaiian’s newest cabins!

New Business Class Seats, Known as “Leihōkū Suites”

Perhaps the most exciting part of this reveal is the carrier’s new premium class offering, which Hawaiian calls the Leihōkū Suites. The 34 suites will be arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration, providing direct aisle access for every passenger.

Beyond a fully lie-flat bed, there’s an 18-inch inflight entertainment screen and a wireless charging station. In the middle seats, there’s an optional door for added privacy if you don’t know your neighbor.

Hawaiian Airlines 787 Leihoku Suites
Hawaiian Airlines’ Leihōkū Suites on the 787 Dreamliner. Image Credit: Hawaiian Airlines.

Unfortunately, these planes won’t feature Wi-Fi — for now. However, Hawaiian Airlines is in the process of installing high-speed Starlink internet on select aircraft this year, and will presumably roll out Wi-Fi to this aircraft in the future.

Still, the Leihōkū Suites will surely be an upgrade from the carrier’s current business class seats, which are arranged in an unfavorable 2-2-2 configuration and don’t have inflight entertainment screens.

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In the meantime, learn about the ways to earn HawaiianMiles for an epic redemption in the Leihōkū Suites!

Refreshed Economy Seats

That’s not all, though. Hawaiian’s new Boeing 787 Dreamliner Main Cabin (economy class) will feature 266 seats. According to the carrier, these economy seats will come with “more shoulder and hip room,” as well as a 12-inch inflight entertainment screen and both USB-A and USB-C outlets.

Hawaiian Airlines Dreamliner Main Cabin Seats
Even in economy, these seats are a big upgrade with cool amenities like USB-C outlets and inflight entertainment screens. Image Credit: Hawaiian Airlines

There will also be 79 Extra Comfort Seats, offering 4 more inches of legroom and universal power outlets.

No matter where you’re sitting, travelers can also look forward to the aircraft’s simulated cabin sky, including lighting designed to mimic Hawaiian sunrises and sunsets. Other upgrades with the new Dreamliner fleet include enhanced cabin air filtration, acoustic-treated engine inlets for a quieter cabin, and dimmable windows.

Final Thoughts

Hawaiian Airlines has announced its new Leihōkū Suites and a refreshed economy cabin, which will be available on its new Boeing 787 aircraft. We can’t wait to fly them on Hawaiian’s longer routes, and we’ll keep you updated when the first Dreamliner enters service!

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Ashley discovered a love for travel in college that’s continued as her family has grown. She loves showing parents how they can take their families on trips using points and has contributed to numerous publications and podcasts.


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