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Preferred Seats


Treat yourself to priority boarding and early access to overhead compartments. And, the best part, the extra legroom.

Enjoy Preferred Seats on flights to North America (excluding New York) and all Neighbor Islands routes. Preferred Seats will not be available on Hawaiian Airlines codeshare flights or on 'Ohana by Hawaiian.

Preferred Seats Benefits

Preferred Seat guests will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Five or more inches of extra legroom
  • Priority boarding
  • Early access to overhead bin

How Much Will I Have to Pay?

Preferred Seats fees vary based upon your flight route. Please review the charts below to see which one way fee applies to your travel itinerary.

Preferred Seat Fee (per passenger/one way):

United States (USD) Australia (AUD) New Zealand (NZD) Japan (JPY) Korea (KRW) Taiwan (TWD) China (CNY)
Neighbor Island Flights $10 $12 $13 1,200 11,000 315 62
North America Flights $50 $61 $65 6,000 55,000 1,577 307

Selecting Your Preferred Seat

Where do you want to sit? Below we've listed all seats (by aircraft) that are reserved for our Preferred Seat guests. Now the hard part, would you prefer an aisle or window seat?

Neighbor Island (Boeing 717)


  • Row 4: available for purchase during check-in
  • Row 17 (exit row & seats do not recline): available for purchase in advance and during check-in

North America (Boeing 767)

There are 7 Preferred Seats available for purchase on North American routes operated with our 767 aircraft. Seats may be purchased during check-in; seat locations vary by aircraft.

Buying Your Preferred Seats

For some Hawaiian Airlines flights, the web is all you need—you can buy your Preferred Seats in advance online. On other flights, Preferred Seats will be available when you check in at the airport. Our codeshare partners have their own policies, so we’re not able to offer Preferred Seats on codeshare flights.

Read on for the where and when of purchasing.

Where to buy:

When to Buy

You can buy Preferred Seats in advance on our Airbus A330 North America and International flights, and on our Boeing 717 Neighbor Island flights. For North America Boeing 767 flights, Preferred Seats are only available at the time of check-in via the web, kiosk or airport gate agent.

Advance sale of Preferred Seats is available on 717 routes:

Neighbor Island Routes

  • Hilo (ITO)
  • Kahului (OGG)
  • Kona (KOA)
  • Lihue (LIH)

Note: Flight routes shown are to/from Honolulu (HNL). Preferred Seats are not available on codeshare flights.

Preferred Seats will be available at the time of check-in via the web, kiosk or airport agent for these 767 routes:

North America Routes

  • Las Vegas (LAS)
  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • Oakland (OAK)
  • Phoenix (PHX)
  • Sacramento (SMF)
  • San Jose (SJC)

Note: Flight routes shown are to/from Honolulu (HNL). Preferred Seats are not available on codeshare flights and international routes operated by 767 aircraft.

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Preferred Seats are non-refundable.

For more information,  click here for Preferred Seat Terms & Conditions.

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