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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Crew is so friendly"
Cons: "Drink and snack selection in first"
Pros: "The crew was great. I have sensitive ears, so sitting beside the loud engine is not something that I liked. I was uncomfortable, until I moved."
Cons: "having some ear plugs"
Pros: "The gate attendant switched me to an earlier flight. Made my night much better."
Cons: "I really have no complaints. Airplane seats are never all that comfortable, but short flight, so these were okay."
Pros: "Barely had any interaction with the crew. They greeted me when I came on board but that's about it. Not much can happen on a 45 minute flight. I had a good aisle seat; thank you Orbits."
Cons: "This plane was very basic; no technology and the tray table was TINY; not easy to put ANYTHING on. Useless! It got the job done. No sooner were we up in the air then we landed."
Pros: "The flight attendants and gate agents were very pleasant. My luggage was already at the baggage carousel when I got there."
Cons: "HNL has far too little space outside of security and has too few TSA agents, so the security lines are horrible."
Pros: "POG juice!"
Cons: "Entertainment--what entertainment?"
Pros: "Boarding process"
Pros: "Line up process to board"
Pros: "It was a quick, hassle-free trip. The staff was incredibly friendly, professional and helpful."
Pros: "Large full plane that had friendly staff and left on time. No sooner had it taken off than it seemed we were prepping to land"
Pros: "Punctuality,polite,courteous staff"
Cons: "Can't recline seat for particular."
Pros: "The crew was really nice."
Cons: "The plane was 2 hours late. Had no outlet to charge phones."
Pros: "Great short flight"
Pros: "Was fine.. no food or entertainment but quick and easy. Seat as comfortable as a small flight can be"
Cons: "Boarding was easy"
Pros: "Staff gave out some wonderful fruit drinks."
Cons: "Flight was hard to get boarding passes printed out. Had to go through agents, and couldn't use kiosk very well. Window seat was changed to an aisle seat last minute so I couldn't look out as we landed in Kauai"
Pros: "30 minutes"
Cons: "They Demanded additional fee for changing to an earlier flight."
Cons: "Extremely noisy plane. Cold"
Pros: "Larger seats. Snacks"
Cons: "Check in was a pain but we survived."
Cons: "Air craft too old. Lot of noise in the back section. Not comfortable for economy seating."
Pros: "The staff was very friendly"
Cons: "Rough landing - HNL is a rough terminal to navigate"
Pros: "On schedule"
Pros: "The flight was short and sweet, really only have good things to say!"
Cons: "bad pog"
Pros: "In-flight fruit juice was tasty."
Cons: "There was something wrong with the plane. Was not realized until the plane was loaded and doors were shut. We had to deplane and wait for new plane while they got crew transferred and plane ready. Ended up being about an hour delay - not too bad considering."
Cons: "No in flight entertainment?"
Cons: "There was no TV's for each individual.. It's a small complaint.. But yea.."
Pros: "And they assigned me a middle seat at the very back. Although I checked in one day prior."
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "Online check in, no luggage, mobile boarding passes, boarded quickly and took off immediately LOL! Ideal flight!"
Pros: "The crew, from pilots to attendants, was extremely professional and pleasant. The airline did an excellent job turning what could've been a nightmare situation to a minor delay. Providing snacks and dinner vouchers while we waited for a new plane was a nice touch. But too many mechanical and/or electrical issues with this airline."
Cons: "Too many mechanical and/or electrical issues. Maintenance not up to par perhaps? Flight was delayed 2.5 hrs due to computer issues on the flight to Hawaii. Then had to suffer through an emergency landing due to hydraulic failure on the flight back to New York. Was not a fun experience watching the fuel being dumped into the ocean for an hour."
Pros: "Excellent service, comfortable seats, good food."
Cons: "Entertainment system is not good. $8 to watch a movie. Should be free as other international and trans Atlantic/pacific airlines offer."
Pros: "Crew was very helpful and pleasant."
Pros: "The crew was upbeat and friendly. Quickly gave out the drinks, cleaned up the cabin quickly, and handed out a map of the island. All done with smiles and island charm."
Pros: "Favorite flight. Short and sweet. Great crew and efficiency. Love the simplicity of the plane."
Pros: "they run a tight ship"
Cons: "only game in town, so they charge what they want"
Cons: "Heat was unable to be adjusted. It was very warm on the plane and we did not have overhead fans. One of our bags was lost and customer service was terrible in assisting us to locate the bag."
Cons: "I was unable to select a seat within the 24 hour window prior to departure, other than paying an $80 upcharge for an aisle seat. On the phone the day prior to departure, I was told by the HA agent that "the airport controilled seat assignments" at that timne so she could not help me get a seat, and that the extra charge option on the website was the only choice I had. This process struck me as bizarre/dishonest. I will not be back unless I can select a seat prior to booking."
Pros: "Great service... good meal... and free wine! Yeeeew!"
Pros: "I liked that they serve meal in a short intrastate flights.Service was wonderful."
Cons: "screaming and unruly kids and their parents who think it's cute that they act so totally out of control."
Pros: "No food and uncomfortable flight"
Cons: "The flight with Jet blue to Los Angelos was so uncomfortable"
Pros: "I like the service"
Pros: "I liked the ease of it all. I didn't eat nor drink anything but their tray of drinks was efficient, and they did offer me a drink. I began reading the flight magazine, which has great articles, and before I knew it, half way through, we were already landing."
Cons: "The dirty crumbs between the wall with the windows and the seats. Someone needs to get a vacuum attachment down there. I couldn't stop noticing it."
Pros: "The dinner"
Pros: "I like the seating accommodations that they made."
Cons: "It was extremely cold and you were only offered to purchase a blanket. It was not fair."
Cons: "3 hour delay meant no train was given a voucher that didn't cover the fare I would have plane leave Hawaii earlier so 300people are left to sleep in the terminal until train runs again"
Pros: "Close to on time, luggage available quickly at baggage area"
Pros: "Our area had a small child who had just come off a flight from Australia to Hawaii and was screeching (not screaming). The attendant was able to help the mom with her and was very understanding and patient. Her compassion helped the rest of the passengers deal with the deafening noise."
Cons: "Mediocre food. Overcooked chicken and veggies. The usual."
Pros: "Service by the ANA crew was excellent"
Pros: "The flight from Honolulu to San Francisco was great! Staff was amazing. Trip was smooth and very enjoyable."
Cons: "The flight from San Francisco to Washington was horrible. Terribly overcrowded and i wasn’t offered a thing until 40 minutes till landing. Then the flight from Washington to Chattanooga was delayed over 2 hours. Which i understand safety comes first but it made for a very long two day trip back from Hawaii."
Pros: "Great crew, comfortable aircraft"
Cons: "snacks were wimpy"
Pros: "Lufthansa crew and service made the long trip not just bearable,but enjoyable!"
Cons: "The seats are super squeezed together. My daughter and I weigh no more than 130 lbs each and We were very uncomfortable."
Pros: "I like the price"
Cons: "The seats isn’t made for a big person which is my main complain for ALL Airlines. The charger for my phone wasn’t a USB charger"
Cons: "It was operated by United Airlines. Absolutely no food oe entertainment, limited comfort."
Cons: "Except for this one male crew, the Asian women were mean/rude. I always try to fly with ANA or JAL to Hawaii and I thought my flight back was also ANA, but it was UA. Food and crew are ALWAYS better with ANA and JAL I wonder if UA crew have ever flown with ANA or JAL..."
Cons: "The delay"
Cons: "It was united airlines not ana airlines"
Pros: "Lots of good movies to watch; inflight meal was pretty tasty."
Cons: "Couldn't check in on line; couldn't get a seat at airport check in and had to get assigned at the gate. Understand that the flight was fully booked but still was a little uncomfortable as I couldn't get an aisle seat."
Pros: "Upgrade and lay flat seats."
Cons: "Too crowded."
Pros: "They were nice. Speak different languages to cover travelers all over the world. But food wasn't that great."
Pros: "Flight was only about 25% full so we have lots of room to stretch out. Appreciated the vegetarian option for the meal. It was tasty."
Pros: "Despite the lack of entertainment options, the ability to upgrade to economy plus made my flight comfortable."
Cons: "No entertainment on board, and you need a plugin installed on your mobile device to make their streaming service work, which I didn't have."
Pros: "No wifi, so no entertainment. But we did get 2 packets of snacks!"
Pros: "Not much ~ no movies, no rental video device ~ nothing"
Pros: "The flight was great and crew was awesome!"
Cons: "There was no working wifi, which was a bit of a bummer. But certainly not the end of the world!"
Pros: "Quick boarding/deplaning and super friendly flight attendants"
Cons: "Flight was delayed several times due to no pilot"
Pros: "The crew were polite and helped to assist the passengers who has the same seats."
Cons: "The fact that I had to download an app for onboard entertainment prior o my flight is farcical."
Cons: "$660 in baggage fees for a military traveller who signed up with a U.S. Flag carrier. The whole purpose of choosing United was their baggage limits, instead its just a code-shared flight with ANA as the operator and I end up paying loads to bring home equipment. Will use a budget airline that is more upfront with their fees next time."
Pros: "Overall, the plane seemed newer and was very comfortable."
Cons: "The boarding process was a little disorganized, but being in group 5, it didn't really affect me too much. The crew on board did their job, but they could check on the passengers a little bit more and possibly pass out water or refills to drinks."
Pros: "Good movie selection, easy and unremarkable flight. Great way to travel!"
Cons: "Terrible experience ever!!!!! Didn't get economy plus that I paid for, seats didn't recline and luggage got damaged and was not replaces or compensated for."
Cons: "No entertainment at all?"
Pros: "The plane was a newer version so we could watch movies up close and personal, although I'd prefer the option to stop or pause the movie and also to choose to watch whenever I feel like it, like on the Lufthansa planes... those are great! Many choices and full control to pause or start whenever one likes to..."
Cons: "One of the flight attendants wasn't the friendliest, a bit of a "humph" attitude..."
Pros: "We arrived, and were on time."
Cons: "The following points would be totally ok for a 50 Minute business flight, but not to a 5.5h flight to Hawaii. - Luggage costs extra $25 per direction. This amounts to additional 10% of the total costs. Does anyone not take checked luggage to Hawaii? - The lunch was a savory snack. Really, because a sandwich is too expensive? - Entertainment needs to be purchased extra. Use your existing Directv subscription? Of course not. - Power socket underneath the seat - good idea. One that actually works? Oh wait."
Pros: "Everything else was fine. I was even able to access my luggage in LAX to retrieve my medication, which I accidentally had left in there. Thanks for that."
Cons: "Stewardess was so big and clumsy, that she had to hold on to the overhead bins and wake me up every time she squeezed through aisle and scraped by me. I know you cannot discriminate against big staff, but you have to make the aisle wider if you want your passengers to be comfortable and undisturbed."
Pros: "The return flightf we had our be on from S,an Francisco to Atlanta , we had only 20 minutes to make it to the boarding gate. We were tired and didn't have time to use the bathroom nor eat before boarding. This is because my flight was changed. I'm so upset with United."
Cons: "Boarding long lines in Honolulu"
Pros: "Not a thing"
Cons: "The plane got almost 1/2 way to SFO before having to return to honolulu bc they didn't have enough fuel. We spent 5 hrs in the air over th pacific for nothing and wasted a while day of our life. No weather issues, no mechanical issues, just they didn't have enough fuel widen it turned out there were strong headwinds."
Cons: "Cramped and overcrowded"
Pros: "The only thing good was the flight attendants were very nice and accommodating"
Cons: "No free food or alcohol. This is the first international flight that I flew that didn't offer free food and alcohol. Never flying United again"
Pros: "Boarding and in boarding went smoothly"
Pros: "Finding the flight I needed"
Cons: "Found the flight on the United site but couldn't buy it because it wouldn't let me enter my birthday. Called to book over the phone right then and the price was $100 more. Went online to check and the price was 100 suddenly. Went to kayak and they still had the original price. Games like that make choose United last"
Cons: "They called for uniformed services to board priority and when I went to the front with another individual in the Military we were RUDELY told we are not allowed to board unless we are in uniform. I am in the US Coast Guard and we are NOT allowed to fly in uniform. This does not mean I am not a part of the military and I should be treated with respect. I had my ID ready to present and only had one bag. The employee was very rude and told me to go to the end of the line. I will NEVER fly United again. I was wrong to think they took care of military personnel."
Cons: "It would be nice to see a smile and enthusiasm from the attendants. Service? Waited almost two hours before my empty bottle was removed from my tray top. Asian airline attendants can teach UAL's a thing or two about the art of service."
Pros: "Extra legroom in premier economy was great. Entertainment made the long flight quite enjoyable."
Cons: "I liked the 2-5-2 seat arrangement better than this new 3-3-3."
Pros: "The staff was really nice! Flight was on time and clerk changed my flight to a more efficient itinerary"
Cons: "I had alittle trouble with the entertainment/technology aspect but eventually got it. I had to download the united app and then went around and around till i got the movie i wanted to watch. It would be good to have an outlet to power the device also."
Pros: "That we got there earlier than expected."
Cons: "The shakedown to buy food or rent a tablet was beyond me. On the way to Honolulu. The young lady next to me had not eaten and it was the third flight on her journey, she had one more flight to go. the pressure from the flight attendant was similar to a very bad used car salesman. Tacky. When the same thing happened to another young person on my flight back, I suspected this is the way United runs its flights. I'm guessing United doesn't treat their employees well. They did just enough to be barely pleasant. I won't fly United again."
Cons: "It was ok. We had to connect to the their wifi in order to watch movies, yet the wifi continued to buffer. So it wasn't the best."
Pros: "Pilots did a good job comforting passengers about duration of flight, weather and safety. Smooth flight for all 8 hours. Sevice was good."
Pros: "I like the o assemblers that rode with me. Two individuals that were extremely kind to me Jim and Ethan Farley that were in the same situation I was in."
Cons: "After a rough start in Honolulu we landed in San Francisco to catch our connecting flight to Chicago but when arriving to the gate before the plane left I along with the other passengers were ignored and given no information as to why we couldn't board the plane. The best they could do was St Louis. Frustrated is an understatement."
Pros: "The flight seemed to go by a lot quicker than I expected"
Cons: "My seat didn't recline back so I could not sleep on my REDEYE flight!"
Cons: "Flight delayed by one hour on take off. Had to wait 1 hour for bags at my destination because the cargo door was stuck."
Cons: "Plane old , no music, no tv, no plug in"
Pros: "Nothing positive to say in this box."
Cons: "7 am flight cancelled and re booked for 4pm flight on standby until then. 4pm flight didn't finish boarding until 5pm. No compensation offered on top of all of that, turbulence was terrible during descent. Been on easily over 100 flights and this was the worst"
Cons: "My husband & I booked seats together and you separated us to opposite sides! There was not a single movie since there weren't any TV screens. There were no USB plug ins."