The aircraft deserving this flight was forced to return to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) three times before ultimately being canceled Friday. According to the airline, all of the returns were due to separate and unrelated issues. The passengers were given refunds and a $100 credit for a future flight, hotel rooms and food vouchers. They were also accommodated on other flights.
“Safety is our top priority, and we apologize for the inconvenience to all our guests who were aboard Flight 33 from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Maui’s Kahului Airport today,” Hawaiian Airlines said. “These flights have more rigorous safety requirements because of the greater distance between suitable airports,” the spokesperson added. Some passengers complained on Twitter, with one saying, “I always use @HawaiianAir for inter-island flights, but chose to do domestic with them this time and I realize it was a mistake.” Hawaiian Airlines is the 10th largest commercial airline in the US. operates flights to Asia, American Samoa, Australia, Hawaii, New Zealand, and the United States mainland. It is the oldest US carrier that has never had a fatal accident or a hull loss throughout its history.