Hawaiian Airlines celebrates its 90th anniversary with a flight back in time

The footage of the original flight is incredible.

Video byElissa Nunez
November 15, 2019, 4:07 PM

To celebrate its 90th anniversary, Hawaiian Airlines treated passengers to a flight back in time.

Earlier this week, the airline recreated its very first flight which took place on Nov. 11, 1929. Flight HA1111 flew on the same day, route and time as Hawaiian Airlines' first flight from Honolulu to Hilo, with a brief stop in Kahului at 9:35 a.m. -- just as passengers did 90 years ago.

PHOTO: A copy of the newspaper from Nov. 11, 1929.
A copy of the newspaper from Nov. 11, 1929.
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Flight attendants wore vintage Hawaiian Airlines uniforms from the 1960s through the '90s and distributed copies of the Nov. 11, 1929 issue of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, where Hawaiian Airlines (then Inter-Island Airways) was the cover story.

Each traveler received a birthday card with a gift of 90,000 miles.