The Plumeria Lounge operated by Hawaiian Airlines is one of two Priority Pass lounges at Honolulu airport. Even though it is located in the inter-island section, it is accessible to all passengers departing from the main terminal. As such, I checked it out prior to my AirAsia X flight to Osaka on my recent trip to Hawaii.
If you are flying internationally, to head to the lounge, you have to turn right after passing security. Then, you need to keep keep following signs for “Hawaiian Air” and “‘Ohana.” After a while, there will be plenty of signs actually pointing to the Plumeria Lounge.
The lounge is located one floor above the main departure floor, close to the inter-terminal shuttle bus stop.
To get back into the international section, you will have to go through an agricultural department check – basically, they’ll just X-ray your bags, and it takes almost no time.
Besides being accessible to Priority Pass members, Hawaiian Airlines passengers can also pay 40 dollars (or less depending on frequent flyer status) to enter the lounge.
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The Plumeria Lounge is basically one big room with the reception on the left side of the entrance.
In the far right corner, there is a buffet with a dining area with tables and chairs next to it.
The rest of the lounge features sofas and sofa chairs – mainly in arrangements of two. Given that there are no partitions or any objects that would double as partitions, when sitting in the lounge, one feels quite “exposed.”
Food & Drinks Selection
As mentioned above, the food and drinks can be found in the far right corner of the lounge on a counter.
There is a soda machine with Coke and so on, there is fruit punch in plastic cups – same one as offered onboard Hawaiian Air inter-island flights, and there is coffee and tea.
While there doesn’t seem to be any liquor, there is wine and canned beer.
In terms of food, there are no hot options except for some cup noodles. The cold selection included two types of sandwiches, soba noodles, cookies, and some packaged snacks.
Hawaiian Airlines Plumeria Lounge Honolulu Summary
Given that Honolulu airport airside is not the most comfortable place to be in, the Plumeria Lounge provides a welcome refuge. At the same time, however, it is definitely not worth paying $40 to access the lounge, or even the $27 in case you have a limited Priority Pass membership or you are thinking of bringing in a guest.