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Secrets To Finding Widebody Flights To Hawaii

Many of us prefer to fly on widebody flights across the Pacific Ocean. It’s still just two engines, but we have to say it just is more spacious and comfortable, and it feels better to fly widebody when it is possible for many of us.

Widebody planes also have more seating options than the always 3×3 Boeing 737 or Airbus A321. This sometimes includes true premium economy and business/first class with lie-flat seats.

BOH: Watch out for both seasonal and last-minute aircraft changes as airlines may adjust the aircraft type to meet demand and for other reasons. Don’t assume that the same aircraft will be on any route year-round. Check when purchasing and thereafter.

Your choices of widebody when flying to Hawaii range from Boeing 767, 777, and 787 to Airbus A330 and A350.

Wheelchair accessibility only on widebody flights.

By law, only widebody aircraft with two aisles are required to provide an accessible lavatory.

To Hawaii, which airlines and routes have widebody?

Of the six airlines that fly to Hawaii from within the US, only four feature widebody aircraft. They are American, Delta, Hawaiian, and United airlines.

Some of the flights below include the longest-distance flights within the US. That is the Boston to Honolulu route, followed by JFK and EWR to Honolulu, EWR to Maui, Washington DC, and Atlanta to Honolulu. These range in distance from just over 4,500 miles to more than 5,000 miles.

The use of widebody aircraft can vary by day and by season. So when booking flights to Hawaii, check for the aircraft type and seating options to be sure that you are, in fact, choosing a widebody flight.

American Airlines Widebody Flights to Hawaii.

American Airlines flies widebody aircraft on Hawaii flights from Dallas and Phoenix using Boeing 777 and 787 aircraft on the following routes.

  • Dallas to Honolulu. Boeing 777.
  • Dallas to Maui. Boeing 777.
  • Phoenix to Honolulu. Boeing 787.
  • Phoenix to Maui. Boeing 787.

Delta Airlines Widebody Flights to Hawaii.

Delta uses its widebody aircraft on Hawaii flights from Atlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and Seattle. The airline uses a range of planes, including the A330, A350, and Boeing 767.

  • Atlanta to Honolulu. Airbus A350.
  • Detroit to Honolulu. Airbus A350.
  • Los Angeles to Honolulu. Boeing 767.
  • Minneapolis to Honolulu. Boeing 767.
  • New York to Honolulu. Boeing 767.
  • Maui to Atlanta. Airbus A330.
  • Salt Lake City to Honolulu. Boeing 767.
  • Salt Lake City to Honolulu. A330.
  • Seattle to Honolulu. Boeing 767.
  • Seattle to Maui. A330.

Hawaiian Airlines Widebody Flights to Hawaii.

Hawaiian Airlines has only one type of widebody aircraft. That is Airbus A330. Domestically, they operate these flights from the west coast, east coast, and Austin and Phoenix.

  • Austin to Honolulu. Airbus A330.
  • Boston to Honolulu. Airbus A330.
  • Las Vegas to Honolulu. Airbus A330.
  • Los Angeles to Honolulu. Airbus A330.
  • Los Angeles to Maui. Airbus A330.
  • New York to Honolulu. Airbus A330.
  • Phoenix to Honolulu. Airbus A330.
  • Phoenix to Maui. Airbus A330.
  • Portland to Honolulu. Airbus A330.
  • San Diego to Honolulu. Airbus A330.
  • Seattle to Honolulu. Airbus A330.
  • Seattle to Maui. Airbus A330.

United Airlines Widebody Flights to Hawaii.

United Airlines operates its widebody fleet on flights to Hawaii from cities including Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Newark, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.

  • Chicago to Kona. Boeing 787.
  • Chicago to Honolulu. Boeing 787.
  • Houston to Honolulu. Boeing 777.
  • Los Angeles to Honolulu. Boeing 777.
  • Newark to Honolulu. Boeing 767.
  • Newark to Maui. Boeing 767.
  • San Francisco to Maui. Boeing 777.
  • Washington, DC, to Honolulu. Boeing 767.

If we missed any, please let us know.

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18 thoughts on “Secrets To Finding Widebody Flights To Hawaii”

  1. Its difficult to plan a flight with the choice of your plane. As I scheduled mine 6 months in advance, the flight keeps changing, as does the aircraft. I am now just going with the flow. Its too much stress and work anymore. Unfortunately, I am now stuck on a Neo321 from being on a widebody……**&*&*&!

      1. Actually, the first flight of the day is a direct flight from San Diego to Honolulu on the widebody. I just took it earlier this month.

  2. We will be on Hawaiian A332 Jet from Boston to HNL then will be on B717 JET from HNL to Lihue this August. Can’t wait :).

  3. Thank you for the information about the flights

    We almost always travel on United from SFO to HNL. This is our preference for seating.

    However not all United SFO-HNL flights are wide bodies so it’s best to check the aircraft when booking.

    Same for United SFO-OGG MAUI.

    On a few occasions UA has also changed the 777 aircraft on us without notice and there are different configurations of their 777s.

    1. Hi Erick.

      Thanks. That’s so true. We updated the article to point that out even more clearly. You do need to check and confirm that you will actually be flying on the aircraft type you prefer.


  4. American has had the wide body only once in my flights from Phoenix to Maui. I always look, but have found them on just one “ season”.
    I wish they would have them more often. I fly Hawaiin and have to stop in HNL just to get wide body.

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