Thanks for the update Bath_VIP and congratulations on tying the knot : )
“I subsequently read that since Hawaii is predominantly a leisure destination, US airlines tend not to put their most comfortable planes on this route e.g. AA use older F rather than their transcon F. This doesn’t appear to be the case with Hawaiian”
I suspect the reason for your observations above is because Hawaiian are actually flying home to Honolulu and as such will be the first choice for Hawaiian businessman. I’d also take into account their pride in representing the islands on the mainland .
Great review by the way !!