One Step Closer to Flights on Southwest to Aulani

Earlier this month, Southwest Airlines completed their first test flight to Hawaii, an important step toward adding Hawaii to their route map. Southwest has plans to fly to Hawaii later this year from Oakland, San Jose, San Diego, and Sacramento. They’ll be flying to Kauai, Oahu, Maui, and the Big Island. And, they’ll be operating flights between the islands as well.

Now, there are reports of how Southwest Airlines plans to feed passengers on such long flights. As you likely know, Southwest only offers snacks on its flights. Instead of just crackers and pretzels, View from Wing is reporting on the following food options for flights to Hawaii.

  • “a snack bag filled with Wheat Thins, pretzels, cheese spread, fruit snacks and … Tic Tacs.”
  • an hour prior to arrival Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies
  • new Hawaii-inspired drinks on board: Minute Maid pineapple orange juice, Blue Chair Bay coconut spiced rum, and Kona Longboard Island Lager.

Ultimately, you’ll want to eat before your flight or bring food with you. But, it’s nice to see expanded food options. Most importantly, we can’t wait for the prices and a chance to get to Aulani using few points.

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