What is the cultural music played on Hawaiian Airlines flights during boarding/deboarding? This is the music played on the monitors of the seats (the music videos) and over the public speaker of the plane.

Just in case the music changes, I'm looking for what it was as of December 2017 / January 2018.

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    Commented Jul 31, 2020 at 22:55

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I just returned from a 5 day trip to Oahu in January of 2018. The song is "Hawaiian Cowboy" by Willie K. Here is a link to the video.


Hawaiian has changed their music: as of late 2019, it's now the rather haunting Life in these Islands performed by Kawika Kahiapo. Here's the official Hawaiian Airlines video for it: https://youtu.be/G4rf9y0xukk


It's possible that Hawaiian Airlines may have used a mix of traditional Hawaiian music and other genres to create a soothing and culturally relevant atmosphere for passengers. To get the most accurate and up-to-date information, I recommend reaching out to Hawaiian Airlines directly or checking their official website for details on their in-flight entertainment and music offerings.

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    Hi Tony, is your answer from ChatGPT? Commented Oct 9, 2023 at 10:54
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    That contradicts the other answers. Can you edit to tell us why they are wrong?
    – mdewey
    Commented Oct 9, 2023 at 12:51
  • I've flagged this as "very low quality" because it has no substance beyond "I don't know, ask the airline", dressed up with flowery writing. Commented Oct 13, 2023 at 8:48
  • It's me, it seems my answer makes you think I'm AI. It's really sad
    – Tonyph
    Commented Mar 14 at 8:35

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