To reach Honolulu, I flew on United 421 from Newark to Honolulu with a stop in San Francisco to change planes from an A320 to a Boeing 777. Since United’s domestic non-p.s. first class is rather uniform, I’ll omit the standard photo of the seat and legroom for brevity.
United flights to Hawaii have a “Halfway to Hawaii” game sponsored by Hilton. The prize is just a CD; previously, the prizes had ranged from wine to Hawaiian-produced nuts.
I stayed at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani. While the hotel felt old and dated, the prepaid rate of $69 (after a $40 discount from American Express) seemed decent for a hotel on Kauakana Avenue in Waikiki.
The room could have used a bit of work on its view: The parking lot.