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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

Preferred Seat Fees

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

Preferred Seats

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.

Purchase Channels - Neighbor Island Routes

Purchase Channels - North America Routes

  • At Check-In
    • Web Check-In 
    • Kiosk Check-In 
    • Airport Customer Service Agent at the Ticket Counter upon check-in
    • Customer Service Podium in the gate area
    • Hawaiian Airlines Mobile Travel App

Purchase Timeframe

Advanced sale of Preferred Seats is available on all Neighbor Island routes operated with our Boeing 717 aircraft.  For North American Boeing 767 flights, Preferred Seats are available at the time of check-in via web, kiosk or an Airport Customer Service agent will be able to further assist you at the ticket counter.

Advance sale of Preferred Seats will be available on the following 717 routes:

Neighbor Island Routes:

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

Note: Flight routes shown are to/from Honolulu.

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

North America Routes:

  • Oakland (OAK)
  • Phoenix (PHX)
  • Sacramento (SMF)
  • San Jose (SJC)

Note: Flight routes shown are to/from Honolulu. No Codeshare flights. Preferred Seats are not available on international routes operated with a 767 aircraft.


Preferred Seats are non-refundable

Pualani Elite Preferred Seats Benefits

Learn more about your Pualani Elite benefits by clicking here.

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