Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 787 business class seat becomes a double bed

Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 787 business class seat becomes a double bed

Hawaiian Airlines' Boeing 787 will take to the sky with a cutting-edge business class seat designed by none other than Boeing itself.

The Dreamliners' 'Premium Cabin' will feature the all-new Ascent business class from Boeing 's Adient Aerospace project, which offers all the mod cons including a fully-flat bed in a 1-2-1 layout with plenty of storage around the seat and the ability to convert the paired middle seats into a double bed.

Hawaiian Airlines says the seat will be "highly customized' from the Adient's current Ascent showcase model.

Avi Mannis, senior vice president for marketing at Hawaiian Airlines, says the Ascent seats will be part of "a distinctively Hawaiian cabin experience... our guests will enjoy the island-inspired comfort and warm hospitality for which we’re known, while relaxing in seats that represent the cutting edge of innovation in seating technology."

The first of ten Boeing 787-9s on order will join the Hawaiian Airlines fleet in 2021 and cover major trans-Pacific routes spearing out from Honolulu.

David Flynn
David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.
 

9 comments

  • Mike K

    Mjkcan

    2 Apr, 2019 06:53 pm

    I can’t wait to say “get a room” - and mean it.
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  • fxdxdy

    fxdxdy

    2 Apr, 2019 07:18 pm

    Is that a curved mini-monitor that says 'Welcome Aboard'?
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  • Adethya  Sudarsanan

    adethyasjce

    3 Apr, 2019 12:57 pm

    Looks like it - very flashy yet welcome design I'd say :)
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  • Aidan

    Aidan

    2 Apr, 2019 07:20 pm

    Mel-Hnl with this HA 787 in business = take my money
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  • Adethya  Sudarsanan

    adethyasjce

    3 Apr, 2019 09:29 am

    A very good idea and with HA and VA working closely together, a good chance to experience the double bed and earn good amount of SC's and points.

    Thanks for the post, @ David
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  • Flying High

    Flying High

    3 Apr, 2019 09:44 am

    Wow - seriously impressive business class offering from a leisure carrier! Considering they only introduced lie-flat seats a couple of years ago, this is an unexpected additional increase in quality. I wonder if they'll roll it out across the A330 fleet as well?
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  • dokken

    dokken

    3 Apr, 2019 02:32 pm

    Wow... bring that on for SYD-HNL ASAP.
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  • Yoyo

    Yoyo

    3 Apr, 2019 03:55 pm

    If only they had flights out of Melbourne
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  • Albinoni1967

    Albinoni1967

    4 Apr, 2019 03:26 pm

    Do they fly to Australia
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