We chose to fly Alaska Airlines because the price was so much better than a competitive airline. Although the trip was quite a bit longer due to the flight from Houston to Seattle to Lihue, we found it was worth the savings. I should note that my husband and I are both retired so time was not a factor in deciding which airline to take. The gogo app made the long trip more enjoyable and seemed to help pass the time. The flight stewards were attentive and friendly.