Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from California to Hilo
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Hawaiian airlines always has friendly crew members and the flying experience is always positive."
Cons: "It is a short flight so it is basic but they do offer water, coffee, and juice which is nice."
Pros: "On time - got the seat I wanted - comfortable (for coach)"
Pros: "Crew was great"
Cons: "WiFi....an outlet...."
Cons: "Seating a little tight."
Pros: "Seat more comfortable than usual. The tablet holder and charging port was super useful."
Cons: "Charge for entertainment was sort of insulting."
Pros: "Convenience of electronics utilities. Crew was very courteous. On time wheels up and down."
Cons: "Seat selection did not indicate "no window" and that the wall seat is obstructed by the emergency escape door hinge mechanism. As a broad shouldered male, I had to sit pinch shouldered for 6 hrs. That 1 seat on both sides of the plane should be eliminated. We did not receive a boarding notice 24hrs in advance. There was no notice to load the Hawaiian Airlines Entertainment app before boarding. Will not load after pushback or in flight. No movies or other entertainment available. :("
Pros: "Overall everything"
Pros: "Easy boarding"
Cons: "Website said mobile app entertainment, not available inflight. $For movies Only meat option sandwich."
Cons: "over 90 min late taking off"
Cons: "It would be nice if you offered a few items at a zero cost."
Pros: "Hawaiian airlines was great! Very friendly and they provided a meal and snacks from San Diego."
Pros: "Flight was non stop."
Pros: "if you EVER have a choice, choose HAWAIIAN AIRLINES"
Pros: "Everyone was very friendly and the boarding process from the back of the plane went quickly and smoothly. Since it was an early flight it was nice that the pilots limited the overhead announcements until people were mostly awake."
Cons: "No plugs for electronics and entertainment only if the app had been down loaded ahead of time. Hesitant to use electronics for movies/music since there wasn’t a way to charge phone/ iPads."
Pros: "Nice crew. Easy trip."
Pros: "Excellent customer service by the whole crew! Complimentary Mai Tai was super good! The extra leg room seats we paid for really made us long legged people happy! Totally worth the cost!"
Cons: "the Sandwich was yuck! Soggy in the middle and super hard on the ends, plus hardly any meat on it. It would be super good if there was 2 choices of the meal, maybe a salad or a sandwich choice. Thank you!"
Pros: "Everyone was friendly and attentive"
Cons: "Plane old and a bit dirty (767)"
Pros: "Turkey pastrami sandwich was the best with spinach And cheese."
Cons: "A little cold in the cabin."
Pros: "Hawaiian air always makes you feel like you are already on the islands the first moment you step on the plane. All went smooth and as always on time"
Cons: "Limited entertainment on the upgraded comfort seat program"
Pros: "Employees from porter service to off the plane was excellent, luggage came out very fast by the time I walked from flight it was at baggage claim. Nice job and thank you"
Cons: "Long line at airport"
Pros: "Airbus. Smooth ride."
Cons: "Switching from Alaskan Air to Hawaiian Air in San Diego is near impossible. I got off at 9:25am and had to run out of the airport and down to another terminal, go through security again and run to gate 51 from gate 10. It is near impossible for someone who can’t sprint. I was the last one to board. Lost my window seat and luggage didn’t make it. In Honolulu I found out luggage hasn’t made it for at least three other couples flying out of BWI with these connections. This combo should not be offered when people select flights."
Pros: "Dont' know what I did, but got my old seat back."
Pros: "Gate agent was very friendly and was able to changes seats so my parents can sit together."
Cons: "None of the entertainment was free and the provided food was not good at all."
Pros: "where I was sitting in the back"
Cons: "The leg space...a little tight"
Pros: "When you board a Hawaiian flight, your Hawaii trip has begun. In-flight magazine is impressively high quality. Meal with wine included is great. USB charging port for phone helpful."
Cons: "Could not select seat when booked flight, or was moved. Would prefer meal be poultry, not beef, since a lot of people don't eat beef. Charging for blanket and entertainment seems odd when meal included. No power outlet for laptop."
Cons: "Would like to see complementary movies on flights especially for children on flights over 2 hrs."
Pros: "On-line system"
Cons: "Need to sort out leaving bag if you've checked in on line and printed your own boarding pass. Need to sort out organization of gate boarding, too much a free-for-all. Need to get staff that seem happy to guide you into the plane not grumpy."
Pros: "We need wheelchair service and the porters were first rate. The airline was more than accommodating, offered a free lunch and you can either order new movies on demand for $7.99 each or watch unlimited TV and older movies for $7.99 (which I did). I liked the value."
Cons: "Drink prices are steep."
Pros: "I liked that we could all sit together, and it feel like we have enough room."
Cons: "On a 5+ hour flight, I was not thrilled with having to pay money for each kid to watch a movie, and then didn't feel as f I could justify spending the money on my husband and I as well, so we didn't watch anything. If each seat has a tv screen, why not have a complimentary in flight movie or two, and then charge if people want to watch something else?"
Pros: "Love the fact that they served complimentary lunch on the plane. It's a perk you don't get anymore on flights. It was a great surprise. Also, there were 4 of us traveling but one person bought her ticket later so her seat was away from us. Without our asking, by the time we got to the gate, they had moved her to sit on the same row with us. The crew was attentive and friendly."
Cons: "It would be nice if they offered some of the tv shows for free. I understand paying for movies but tv should be complimentary. And as with most planes, it felt cramped once the person in front of me let his seat back."
Pros: "Check in very fastly"
Pros: "Crew, plane, seats, leg room"
Cons: "Didn't have any soda"
Pros: "Service, aircraft, food, complimentary glass of wine"
Pros: "Non stop flight, better leg room than most airlines"
Cons: "No freeentertainment to speak of"
Pros: "Crew was very mice"
Pros: "service is excellent. Airline personnel very accommodating, very helpful especially for seniors. I'll fly with them again."
Pros: "The crew was knowledgable, professional and curtious to all on board."
Cons: "We left 45 min late."
Pros: "Boarded on time, Fight attendants positive attitude."
Cons: "Did not take off on time. Landed 50 minutes late. Food (pasta dish) tasted like reheated TV dinner with pasta stuck together in one large reheated mess. Everything is a la carte. On a flight that was over six hours, each movie was 7.99. Two movies,two people, adds up. On Alaska Air, you rent a small entertainment unit (like an iPad) for one fee and watch several movies throughout the flight."
Pros: "Compared to Alaska Air, Hawaiian was way better."
Pros: "It was short but sweet"
Pros: "The crew!"
Pros: "Flexible schedule"
Cons: "$200 change fee..."
Pros: "Friendly, welcoming crew."
Cons: "Not a thing."
Cons: "The quality of the complimenty red wine was extremely poor quality"
Pros: "Loved it all. Thanks for helping me get home to Australia when other airlines couldn't."
Cons: "No hubo comida suficiente"
Cons: "Bathroom floors could be better."
Cons: "Terrible delays"
Pros: "Crews are very friendly"
Pros: "Delta One product is among the best in domestic US."
Cons: "Let passengers know that Delta One has a special check in area."
Cons: "Offered meals for purchase."
Pros: "Very comfortable, no complaints."
Pros: "The TV"
Cons: "Food was blah, not hot and watery"
Cons: "No delays. And have the terminal bridge in working order"
Cons: "The boarding process at LAX was awful. I’m sure the horrible shuttle wait and transfer from terminal to terminal is the airport’s fault, but the airline did not do anywhere near enough to inform passengers of what was in store. It was confusing and annoying."
Pros: "best meal ive had in so long service was great the captain anniuncements were clear and detailed"
Pros: "We boarded close to on time, no hassles. Allowed my husband and me (retired military) to board early, thank you."
Cons: "LAX security is awful. We never left the airport (arrived LAX from Sydney AU) yet were forced thru security again. Had to remove shoes, was scanned and "frisked" by TSA to get to Denver. To go to Australia, Denver TSA waived the removal of shoes, skipped the scan for the metal detector and no one touched me, ditto for LAX on the trip to Sydney. Where's the uniformity or standards for TSA?? Why did I have to be subjected to this garbage on the way home?? This is why I despise flying. It makes no sense to me. This ruined what was a great vacation."
Pros: "I did not like nothing"
Cons: "Custom took for ever they only had 2 agents working and I Missed my fight to nyc"
Pros: "Not much . The boarding process took forever and the lines through TSA took longer .. no direction to lines and I was standing for 10 min before saying something to someone and they said o there’s another line."
Cons: "Almost everything besides the staff on the plane"
Pros: "Happy with the choices of movies available"
Cons: "All was good, possibly add healthier food options"
Cons: "average food. poor corrdination for the connection transfer"
Pros: "The snack variety"
Cons: "My headphone jack was broken :("
Pros: "Fast and comfortable"
Cons: "No tv but understanding"
Pros: "All that one would want."
Pros: "The TV selections"
Pros: "Premium boarding breakfast sandwich pretty good"
Cons: "My screen stopped working in the middle of an episode."
Pros: "Free movies helped the time fly by. Stewardess, or whatever the PC word us now, Britt was awesome"
Pros: "Was able to comfortably sleep the whole trip back."
Cons: "Nothing, just filling this in to continue........."
Pros: "Maintained high standards of service despite massive delay."
Cons: "Boarding and departure was messy because of the delay"
Pros: "I would like more detail about traveling companions displayed."
Pros: "I liked the selection of movies."
Cons: "The arrival estimate was off."
Pros: "Great experience"
Pros: "Liked seating in Delta Comfort w own space for carry on and earlier boarding. Staff was attentive snd friendly and offered many snacks. Good choices for tv. Should option of getting head phones as I had the wrong one. Comfortable"
Cons: "Should have one free luggage for Delta Comfort. More variety of food to purchash"
Pros: "Distaff who is very friendly and accommodating."
Pros: "They ran out of food on the plane"
Cons: "Boarding in LA was. Mess"
Pros: "Nice courteous cabin staff."
Cons: "See comment above"
Pros: "Smooth. Great Staff"
Cons: "No complaints."
Cons: "I was starving because of my short connection time and couldn't have lunch - wanted to eat something solid and they just had boxes with fruits and cheese."
Pros: "I always have a great experience on Delta! Thank you"
Pros: "Airtravel is not exactly something to 'LIKE' but it was good."
Cons: "Attendant was a bit forgetful, didn't get my or my daughters drinks straight. She took forever to take the order too and was using a phone or something to type the order in and STILL got it wrong!"
Cons: "I had to take different flights due to the delays."
Cons: "See above airport connection disaster...."
Pros: "What they offer is OK."
Cons: "2 of my 4 bags, which I checked in, were broken during my travel."
Pros: "Pilot was hot."
Cons: "4 hour maintenance delay. Arrived at 2 am, after boarding a different plane."
Cons: "Reasonable price"
Pros: "Clean aircraft helpful staff"
Pros: "Seating choice options could be improved."
Pros: "Wonderful timely departure and landing"
Pros: "Boarding was smooth and took an average amount of time. We arrived exactly on time. Staff were all friendly and helpful. Plane was clean.. overall very pleasant !"
Pros: "Check-in process was smooth"
Cons: "Naplaćene su mi torbe u San Diego po 58$ iako je to bilo uračunato u cenu pri kupovini karata !!! Za torbu od22kg(48),i torbu od15kg 116$! Nije korektno!!!! Brukaaa!!!Sramota!!Nikad više sa tom compani!! Never again!!!! Never!!!!"
Pros: "On time departure and arrival, smooth ride"
Cons: "Again 30 minute delay to get internet working. At least this time they communicated the issue."
Pros: "Short and sweet no problem"
Pros: "To many delays"
Cons: "To many delays"
Cons: "The counter person was inexperienced."
Pros: "On time departure and arrival"
Pros: "Everything was perfect."
Pros: "What wasn't there to like it was truly amazing. I had a great time."
Pros: "The staff & attendants were friendly & professional. The new United terminal is a very pleasant experience"
Pros: "Easy on ! Organized"
Cons: "Didn't happen"
Cons: "Made me take off sweater out of my bag cause my bag was 0.5 lbs over weight."
Pros: "Your reminders!"
Pros: "Nice service"
Pros: "It got me where I needed to go."
Cons: "It was cold, seat was uncomfortable and vent wouldn't close."
Pros: "on time"
Cons: "the rest"
Cons: "Very good"
Pros: "Got in early, but unfortunately no gate to unload passengers for almost 20 mins"
Cons: "Stewardess told me I had to use overhead bin for my personal item. Personal item met requirements with ease. Did not listen to this woman's command."
Pros: "Bad weather caused my flights to be re-routed, but United did wonderful in arranging for an similar arrival time to my final destination. I am very grateful for that. I can't judge the airline on something they have no control over."
Cons: "The bad weather that caused my flights to be re-routed!"
Pros: "Everything was quick and convenient! No hassles! Smooth sailing"
Pros: "Every thing the best company ever"
Cons: "Just make the price $10 more dollars per ticket and give free wifi. Thanks"
Pros: "Despite delays, united employees went out of their way to make sure I made my connection and got to my destination on time."
Cons: "Many delays in and out if lax due to construction. All four of my flights were delayed. The initial and the connection, both coming and going"
Pros: "We arrived safely on time."
Cons: "Bathroom is too small. Announcements were anxiety inducing. Sick people on the airplane spreading germs."
Cons: "Don't like being squeezed in, but it is what it is"
Pros: "Friendly service"
Cons: "Long time in air..."
Cons: "They gave away my seat to a standby before the the time they said. I rebooked with southwest"
Pros: "Missed connection in SF to Medford due to other planes at our gate not allowing us to de-board on time to make my connection to Medford ...!!"
Pros: "The United Club Lounge is the best."
Cons: "They did not let my daughter board to safely get home to my mother because she was to tall for a two year old and even after they were provided a birth certificate they still gave her seat up and wouldn't put her on a plane home until I bought another ticket. I am military I only flew with united because we have a contract with them"
Pros: "Need to offer a better snack Bathroom was messy and smelly Overall I do like United"
Pros: "Everything was smooth. No delays and no mean customers or workers"
Cons: "the whole experience was horrible."
Cons: "No space, outdated non-working air, extremely hot and stuffy, VERY dry air, no screens"
Pros: "Nice and easy"
Cons: "N a"
Pros: "The service was great."
Pros: "Once in the air the flight was great."
Cons: "1/2 hr before boarding should have occurred we were notified of a delay- 1/2 hr. I knew I was going to miss my connection and asked, and told if I did they would put me on the next one out an hr later, but could not nor would not address it until necessary. When we arrived, they informed me of the gate to go to... which we ran to... and when we got to there were told the plane left 15 minutes ago."
Cons: "The video and sound on the planes needs some updating or some technical work."
Cons: "Waited too long to land"
Pros: "I was content"
Cons: "The people sitting next to me"
Cons: "The turbulence"
Pros: "I like the complementary soda. The boarding groups system is smart."
Cons: "I don't care for the wifi options. Loud children."
Cons: "The fact that they lost my luggage for the second time."
Cons: "Everything was awfuli it was a terrible experience.Nobody could tell me what was going on. I was to arrive in Seattle at around 6.15 pm "but " I did not arrive till 10.30 pm. I got home at 1.45 am wed morning"
Airlines flying from California to Hilo have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from California to Hilo
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from California to Hilo
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from California to Hilo
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from California to Hilo
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from California to Hilo