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Chewing gum is often prescribed for travelers who experience pain in their ears due to changes in cabin air pressure as the plane takes off or lands and, in the past, was handed regularly on flights.

That tradition has gone bye-bye, but Air France is doing its part to bring it back.

The airline has created its own, all-natural, made-in-France chewing gum – “La gomme à mâcher” – with two flavors: pistachio-macaroon and crème brûlée.

The airline says the gum is now available before take-off on flights AF066 from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Los Angeles and AF084 from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to San Francisco and is being offered at various Air France lounges at Paris-Charles de Gaulle (Terminal 2E, hall M, K, L, and 2 F1, F2, G) and Paris-Orly (hall 3).

Air France isn’t the first to bring bag chewing gum as an in-flight amenity.

When Hawaiian Airlines celebrated the 85th anniversary of inter-island passenger service back in November 2015, the airline handed out packets of Wrigley’s gum to all passengers that day, because back in 1929, when the airline started flying the first amenity offered to passengers was a stick of gum to relieve ear pressure.

 

Hawaiian Airlines livery and logo get a refresh

 

 

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Hawaiian Airlines updated a refreshed logo and livery – showing off the new artwork on a Boeing 717 jet at Honolulu International Airport on Monday, which was – appropriately enough – Lei Day, an annual celebration of Hawaiian culture.

The new livery (shown on an A330 in the mock-up above) raises, just a bit, the prominence of Pualani (Flower of the Sky) – the woman whose face is seen on the airplane tails – and adds a silver lei that wraps around the body of the aircraft.

Old and new Pualani images are below:

 

More than 50 planes in the Hawaiian Airlines fleet will eventually feature the new design.

This short video is a nice description of the meaning of Pualiani and how the airline approached updating the images – making them ‘more Hawaiian.’

 

 

 

Hawaiian Airlines’ 3 new liveries for Disney’s “Moana”

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A new Hawaiian-themed Hawaiian themed move – “Moana” – is coming and Hawaiian Airlines is working with the Walt Disney studios to bring out three Airbus A330 aircraft with special livery.

The design of the first plane has been revealed and it features the characters from the movie. The next two liveries will be revealed next month.

All planes will fly on Hawaiian’s U.S. domestic routes and international destinations through March of 2017 and you can track where they’ll be here.

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As part of the collaboration Hawaiian Airlines will feature a “Moana” caption-contest , with a grand prize of a trip for two to Los Angeles to attend the Hollywood Premiere of Moana.

Other movie-themed collaboration efforts include videos, Moana-themed amenities including luggage bins and  inflight entertainment, as well as limited-edition products such as blankets, towels, and apparel.

They’ll also be a line of items  you can buy – so if you’re taking your kids on a Hawaiian Airlines flight, bring your credit card…

Hawaiian Airlines: why all the gum?

On Monday, journalists gathered at Hawaiian Airlines’ Honolulu headquarters for the carrier’s first global media day and the announcement that the airline is adding lie-flat seats to the premium cabins on its fleet of A330 aircraft.

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During the event, refreshments were laid out for the attendees. And in with the coffee, water, fruit and trail mix were boxes filled with packs of Doublemint gum.

The gum seemed like an odd offering until it was explained that last November, when Hawaiian Airlines was celebrating the 85th anniversary of interisland passenger service, Doublemint gum was part of the festivities.

The reason: back in 1929, the first inflight amenity offered to passengers was a stick of Wrigley’s gum to help relieve ear pressure.

Hawaiian Airlines revived that tradition during its anniversary day celebration on November 11, 2015 by once again handing out Wrigley’s Doublemint gum to passengers (along with some other goodies) to the more than 12,000 passengers taking neighbor island flights that day.

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But not all the gum Wrigley’s sent to Hawaiian Airlines for the celebration was used.

Not by a longshot. Which is why Doublemint gum is now there on the refreshment table at a lot of Hawaiian Airlines events.

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Homegrown safety video for Hawaiian Airlines

In a switch-up from the funny and celebrity-filled in-flight safety videos that are becoming the norm on airlines, Hawaiian Airlines has decided to go heartfelt and local.

The carrier’s new safety video features crew members and their families sharing the crucial information – in picture-postcard Hawaiian locations, including Yokohama Beach and Kualoa Ranch on Oʻahu, Haleakalā National Park and Po‘olenalena Beach on Maui, Waimea Canyon and Waikoko Farm on Kauaʻi and Saddle Road Lava Fields and Umauma Falls on Hawaiʻi Island.

Hawaiian Airlines is having a social media contest (open to U.S. residents only) to celebrate the new video.

The prize: 140,000 HawaiianMiles.

To enter, post a picture to Instagram or Twitter of your favorite Hawaiian location.
Use the hashtage “HAOnlocation” and post your photos by September 18.