Big Fat Aloha Friday Wrap

Big Fat Aloha Friday Wrap

Hawaiian Airlines presents ‘Winederland’ at the 2018 Hawaii Food & Wine Festival


Hawaiian Airlines will again have a significant presence at the annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival (HFWF) which, since its launch in 2011, has become the premier epicurean destination event in the Pacific.

The festival features more than 150 internationally renowned chefs, culinary personalities, winemakers and mixologists. HFWF is a program of not-for-profit organisation, the Hawaii Ag and Culinary Alliance.

Its mission is to attract national and international attention to the extraordinary culinary talent and the diversity of quality locally grown products to ensure Hawaii maintains its competitive edge as a world-class destination.

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Connect with Meet Hawaii at Get Global


Only One week until the Get Global, a one-day MICE trade event at ICC Sydney on Friday 20th July.

Get Global is a highly successful industry exhibition focused exclusively on Australia’s outbound market. Hawaii Tourism Oceania and it’s Hawaii Partners are excited to share the spirit of Aloha with the MICE industry in Australia.

The following Hawaii Suppliers attending the event include:

  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
  • Prince Waikiki
  • Queen Kapiolani Hotel
  • Ritz Carlton Waikiki Beach
  • Hyatt Regency Maui
  • Kathy Clarke Hawaii
  • Rock and Roll Team Building

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From the Big Apple to the Big Pineapple: How Hawaiian Airlines Executive Chef Lee Anne Wong got her start

A true maestro at her craft, renowned Koko Head Café owner and Hawaiian Airlines Executive Chef Lee Anne Wong brings her life experiences to every dish she creates.

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Sydney Kings to face LA Clippers in Hawaii for NBA pre-season game

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 27: Andrew Bogut of the Sydney Kings poses during a NBL Media Opportunity on June 27, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball League (NBL) today announced that for the second consecutive year, NBL teams will travel to the U.S. to participate in the NBA preseason. Five NBL teams, including the Adelaide 36ers, Melbourne United, New Zealand Breakers, Perth Wildcats and Sydney Kings, will play a total of seven games against NBA teams in the 2018 NBA preseason, including the Denver Nuggets, LA Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, Toronto Raptors and Utah Jazz, from Sept. 28 Ð Oct. 5. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Hawaii will be welcoming the Sydney Kings and LA Clippers in an the NBA and NBL pre-season game at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii on September 30.

The game against the Clippers will be the culmination of an exciting pre-season of matches that the Sydney Kings are in the final stages of planning. The NBA pre-season announcement is another indication of the growing credibility and interest that the NBL is attracting in Australia and around the World.

There were a record-tying eight Australian players on 2017-18 opening night NBA rosters this year, including NBA Rookie of Year, Ben Simmons, Joe Ingles, Dante Exum and our very own Andrew Bogut. Seven Australian players and one New Zealander were on team rosters for the 2018 NBA Playoffs.

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Hawaiian Business Class

Have you ever flown Hawaiian Airlines Business Class? Here’s why you should.

They have lie-flat seating on flights between Australia and Hawaii, plus two x 32 kg complimentary checked bags with priority baggage handling! Which means you can sleep AND bring basically everything you own on-board.

If you’re lucky enough to be in Hawaiian Airlines Business Class, you also get express Business Class check-in and priority boarding, plus access to Hawaiian Airlines Plumeria Lounge, featuring warm prepared food, complimentary wine and soft drinks (where available) and Sig Zane exclusive amenities.

You’ll also score advanced in-flight entertainment experience powered by next generation large-format tablets, generously sized seats with extra legroom – 193cm (76″) long AND award-winning Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine and unlimited in-flight beverage service on flights to North America! Sounds pretty damn good to us.

Choose your own ‘Ohana Adventure


Hawai‘i is becoming an increasingly popular holiday destination of choice for families of all ages. The new guide offers an overview of the most popular Hawaiian Islands of O‘ahu, Kaua‘i, Maui and Hawai‘i Island, with suggestions for free and inexpensive family activities along with the best family accommodation options and top tips for family dining. The culture of Hawai‘i is very family-friendly.

Whether it’s swimming with the Hawaiian green sea turtles, snorkelling with manta rays, hiking through canyons or rainforest, experiencing the local culture or relaxing on one of Hawai‘i’s beautiful beaches, Hawai‘i has it all.

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Hawaiian Airlines new A321 Neo Aircraft


Hawaiian Airlines has begun welcoming a new fleet of Airbus A321 neo aircraft, servicing the West Coast and the Neighbour Islands. This medium-haul, single aisle aircraft complements the larger A330 aircraft that serve the most in-demand Mainland and International routes. Considered the most fuel efficient aircraft of its type, the A321neo aircraft accommodates 189 guests with 16 in Business Class, 44 in Extra Comfort and 128 in Economy.

Guests can enjoy wireless streaming in-flight entertainment to their own personal devices during the flight via the Hawaiian Airlines streaming app.

Design elements reference traditional Hawaiian crafts, from bark cloth (kapa) to fishing nets. The full LED mood-lighting system evokes Hawaii’s sunrises and sunsets. And details such as Hawaiian language used in signage, as well as custom floor and wall surfaces, help transport guests to Hawai‘i long before they land.

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