We have now arrived at Hawaii, well we arrived about 12h ago, but I was too tired and too hungry to blog then.
The flight from New York, with a short stop in Chicago took about 13h. One odd thing is that American Airlines don't serve any food. We knew about this so we bought some sallad and snacks before we boarded.
It's currently cloudy and will be so for a couple of days, it's still a very nice place to visit.
The bad luck that we had previously seems to have disappeared. Our luggage arrived amongst the first on the belt, and we got a free upgrade to a suite when we came to the hotel. :-)