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If you spot a flying honu in the sky, you’re not seeing things! Now you can experience a new kind of travel with All Nippon Airways (ANA) aboard its new ‘Flying Honu’ Airbus A380. HI Now host Jobeth Devera got a sneak peek of the aircraft and shows us all the neat features.
The A380 FLYING HONU can carry 520 passengers on two decks, which includes 60 COUCHii seats, the first couch seats offered by a Japanese airline. ANA developed these specific unique cabins because the A380 will only serve the Honolulu route. The airline hopes to give passengers that feeling of Hawaii as soon as they step on board.
To give travelers a taste of the islands, passengers will be greeted with a complimentary Blue Hawaii cocktail. The airline is also collaborating with various Oahu restaurants. To start things off, economy passengers will enjoy a special menu from bills Waikiki. It also worked with Chef Ryo Takatsuka, the Michelin-starred head chef at Noe, an award-winning Italian restaurant at Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina, on a special menu for first class passengers. The menu will be served starting May 24 through the end of August 2019.
First class passengers can stay warm en route with comforters from Tokyo Nishikawa and rest their heads on Hungarian white duck down pillows. They also will receive 100 percent organic cotton loungewear and a blanket from Teneritan. They will also receive amenity kits designed in collaboration with Globe Trotter.
Business class passengers will be provided sheets, loungewear, a comforter and pillow from Maruhachi. Business class amenity kits were designed in collaboration with American luxury brand Fred Segal, which is exclusive to the airline’s Honolulu flights. Also exclusive to the airline’s Honolulu flights is the Flying Honu beach bag by Tyvek, which premium economy passengers will receive.
Popular among families, the Narita-Honolulu route now features upgraded services on board the A380 HONU for passengers with young children. Some of these services include providing specialty branded silverware for all passengers who order baby or children’s meals and inflatable HONU toys for children. The ANA COUCHii seats also are perfect for families.