Flying Hawaiian Airlines First Class gave us access to the only airline lounge at Kahului airport, Hawaiian Airlines Premier Club. Access is only granted to those flying business/first class or hold HawaiianMiles elite status. Having flown from Maui so many times and never having lounge access before as our flights were on AC and WestJet we were curious to see if this would be a good place to relax. If you have ever been to OGG you know it’s not the best of airports for services or general seating. The lounge itself is located on the departures level across from gate 17.
And…. the lounge wasn’t any better than the rest of the airport – actually it may have been worse. It’s small to begin with and for amenities it has free wi-fi, tea, coffee and pop machine. Want food? They had the nuts and bolts packets they hand out on the plane. That’s it. Seating wasn’t very comfortable and they had a hospital type curtain you could use to make one area private.
We had a quick drink in the lounge and made our way to Sammy’s Beach Bar and Grill to have a bite to eat before our flight as a just in case the food on the plane wasn’t good. Other than that there’s not much else to say about this lounge!
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