Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Hilo to O'ahu
|August||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 5% drop in price.|
|November||Most popular time to fly with an average 36% increase in price.|
Average price round-trip
|$189||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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Hawaiian Airlines, Delta and Japan Airlines have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Hilo to O'ahu. Confirm policies on booking site.
Philippine Airlines, Delta and Hawaiian Airlines do not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Hilo to O'ahu.
|Flights to Honolulu||0h 53m|
The cheapest ticket to O'ahu from Hilo found in the last 72 hours was $199 one-way, and $78 round-trip. The most popular route is from Hilo to Honolulu, and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $39.
American Airlines flies most frequently to Honolulu from Hilo. In general, Delta, Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Airlines fly the most to O'ahu.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Nothing, actually."
Pros: "The staff was was friendly and helpful. The flight smooth. Everything was good."
Cons: "We were 1.5 hr delayed"
Pros: "Very accommodating. I am always pleased with Hawaiian. The hospitality and aloha spirit was fantastic."
Cons: "I lost my wallet (personal) lol. Everything hawaiian offered was superb"
Cons: "I don’t like the way they load the plane at all"
Pros: "Check in was very friendly and efficient."
Pros: "The distance to Hilo."
Cons: "The boarding process."
Pros: "Need more TSA inspector and more conveyor to keep the line going to all gates."
Pros: "I liked that the flight ended."
Cons: "They undersold the flight and made us get iff the plane and wait for another. It was pretty obvious, but they claimed ‘maintenance issues’ as the reason. My guess is so that they wouldn’t have to give us anything for the inconvenience. Shady. I was looking to get a decent meal on my layover in Honolulu but instead I got a power walk workout in trying to catch my next flight. The food was pretty bad. No Baileys for my coffee? Bad Airline. Bad."
Pros: "It was great."
Pros: "Great service, not many people on the plane, so we got on an earlier flight."
Pros: "Friendly relaxed check-in attendant and steward."
Pros: "it was great. did not have to wait long at the gate."
Pros: "Kind crew"
Cons: "No entertainment, no snacks"
Pros: "It was super quick and uneventful, just like I like it."
Pros: "I like to being an honolulu for a while"
Pros: "Honolulu to San Fran left on time and arrived a little early. My hip had started to hurt so they gave me assistance and arranged for assistance to meet me at my final destination. I had roughly 1 1/2 hrs between my three flights and it all flowed like butter."
Cons: "No coffee when we woke up in San Fran, but once in the terminal I used one of the excellent concession stands. Perhaps a compromise could be serving the coffee that comes in 12oz cans. Ito- En? is the brand. Simple choice- comes with or without milk.Ice coffee is better than NO coffee."
Pros: "it got me there"
Cons: "paid entertainment, very little food"
Pros: "Free wine! Easy to reach USB charging port!"
Pros: "We took off early and landed early. Maybe 10 minutes early landing. Departed 7 minutes early. No entertainment to evaluate. Flight was too quick."
Cons: "Cramped space, but the flight was so short your legs didn't have the chance to cramp up."
Cons: "I didn't like going to Honolulu to get to Kahului from Hilo."
Pros: "Short flight, friendly staff, comfort OK"
Cons: "It is has been disappointing to fly from hawaii to mainland without entertainment (or having to pay for a screen to use). Cutting things like this to make a little more money decreases customer satisfaction."
Cons: "The service in the plane was non exsustance and no food or entertainment. The Hilo airport has no lounge and no good food or shopping."
Pros: "on time very short flight"
Pros: "Blanket and pillow a nice touch"
Cons: "No dinner. And no free entertainment during the flight"
Pros: "Overall, the service of Hawaiian Airlines was a 5 star experience. The crew, the in-flight services were amazing. The 6 hour journey from LA was one of its kind. I was welcomed with soulful Hawaiian music while boarding :) I was amazed to see the captain greeting and thanking the passengers at then door while exiting the aircraft. Makes every passenger feel special. I am glad I chose to fly Hawaiian."
Pros: "Complimentary food and snacks."
Cons: "You have fill out a form when you get to Hawaii. They should provide pens for us to fill it out instead of making us ask our neighbors for pens."
Pros: "The crew was friendly, and I appreciated the in-flight meal."
Pros: "Crew, space on plane, leg room."
Cons: "Didn't have soda."
Pros: "Lots of delays"
Pros: "The crew was wonderful..."
Cons: "Feeezing cold (the better to rent $10 blankets), not enuf leg room for a human), noisy, awful food. I remember when Hawaiian Airlines was motivated by aloha; now it's greed that drives this company. I hope I never have to take another flight."
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: "the first class seats were nice but there was no recline to them at all. and the drinks were very good."
Cons: "just the biscoff cookies? what happened to pretzels?"
Pros: "I like the overall services that were provided to me going and returning , Hawaiian airline personnel are truly the greatest of the fleet. Mahalo"
Cons: "I miss the time when Hawaiian was the only airline that still offered inflight entertainment without charging their flyers."
Pros: "The crew were very professional. The food was delicious."
Cons: "Your announcements are redundant slow enough I felt as if you think we're morons. You charge for movies allow them to start then promptly interrupt them for 5 minutes! You push credit cards like condominiums at a Mexican resort without the free drinks or trip. I've been living and working in the islands for years and will be avoiding your mainland flights when possible."
Pros: "Relaxing music on the plane, extremely friendly staff, efficient, and comfortable. The comfort level was basic - not a super updated aircraft - but overall a great flight experience."
Cons: "Everything was great. Aircraft wasn't super updated but no problem!"
Pros: "Very helpful customer service rep."
Pros: "Plane got turned around after 3 hours in plane. Had to change 2 flights, my rental car reservation, 2 doctor appointments with no sympathy or even care from Hawaiian airlines. Spent hundreds of dollars and got no compensation. Not happy and will never book again."
Cons: "So disappointed, angry, and sad."
Pros: "Great service... good meal... and free wine! Yeeeew!"
Pros: "All services are great!"
Cons: "Too cold."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed 30 minutes while they were playing musical chairs trying to seat a snarky couple together"
Pros: "It was smooth! Mahalo"
Cons: "boarding a bit chaotic"
Pros: "Comfortable legroom. Nice that you get a map of the Hawaiian island you land at"
Cons: "Luggage costs are a bit high considering these small inter-island flights are already highly priced"
Pros: "Good customer service"
Pros: "I booked business, so not too bad."
Cons: "I don't know why United doesn't take the 8 hr flight to Honolulu as serious as they do international flights. The business class was like being in Priorty seats with food and reclining. I was in the middle seat of 4 seats. still a crowed feeling. I would not waste my money on business on that flight"
Pros: "Great crew, comfortable plane"
Cons: "Plane was delayed for 5 hrs"
Pros: "Food was good but had to purchase on an 11 hour flight."
Cons: "Delays.... The crew didn't know our gate was changed until we told him. Some of the crew were very rude."
Pros: "I loved the flight, the service, and the whole experience."
Cons: "Nothing to dislike. That's the best part."
Cons: "I tryed to call and send messages to chande the date of flight, but I didn't get any answers from agent. ANA Japan said they cannot handle the changing flight. So I haven't got a return ticket rescheduled. Please advice me how to get new ticket back to Hawaii date of 9/12 or 13 ASAP."
Pros: "I had the distinct pleasure of flying in an aisle seat in the back of the plane with an empty middle seat. I quickly and effectively commandeered the middle screen (for flight information) and underseat storage to provide extra leg room in front of me. The flight attendants on my side of the plane were all friendly and wonderful."
Cons: "The entertainment lacked a little... entertainment. There was a simingly limited selection of films and those available were mostly, to be frank, terrible. The food, not terrible, was simply par for an airline. There was also a rather heated discussion between a flight attendant and a passenger on the opposite side of the plane from me."
Pros: "Arriving alive"
Cons: "Comfort, accessible media, cost"
Pros: "The food being offer was good"
Cons: "The experience as a whole was rather disappointing"
Cons: "Food and entertainment is an additional cost.. Seats are too cramped."
Pros: "I liked the variety of movies offered."
Cons: "On the trip going to Venice, I was unaware to download the United App to watch movies on board, so there was 5 hours of nothing. Wish I had known earlier."
Cons: "Over 3-hour delay. Various text messages including one that indicated the flight was leaving 5 minutes earlier; then it was delayed again!"
Pros: "The crew was good. Direct with instructions and efficient."
Cons: "On a 5+ hour flight, I should not have to pay extra for the little TV, when other carriers are offering this in-flight entertainment for free. Nickel and dime-ing customers does not bring loyalty. I'll be returning to flying almost exclusively on Delta."
Pros: "That I made it home and had an open seat next to me"
Cons: "Service was unfriendly. Didn't have headphones, didn't have pillows. Seat was not much leg room. Plane had a hard landing with screeching tires, like a car that's spinning out of control. The passenger nearest me said that's the last time she's ever flying United, that she'll stick to Jawaiian from now on. I mirror her sentiments"
Pros: "We had economy plus seats, so I could still feel my legs and didn't have a near panic occurrence. Good news! The dents in my husband's knees from the previous flight are gone! A/C worked great."
Cons: "United flight attendants could use a good Dale Carnegie course. The attendants on our flight exuded "GO AWAY!" Our row mate (aisle) had a broken seat that she paid extra $$ for & she asked to be seated elsewhere. Attendant said there are no more seats. There was at least one seat in first-class; we could see it. She also asked for more pretzels......2 1/2 hours into the flight...the attendant said I gave them out already. One pack of pretzels? I wasn't offered any pretzels at all. And the movie choices....what?!?!?!?! I can't even begin to describe the disappointment that your "selection" of movies caused. This isn't a hop to Hawaii. It's long haul. Oh. And my feelings are still a little hurt I at being subjected to the SMELL of baking chocolate chip cookies that were being served in 1st class. Really? Superman vs Batman, Captain America, Barbershop II, Jungle Book, etc., AND having to smell cookies I can't have? It's just too much to take in on a 5 hour flight."
Cons: "my seat had some trouble then my TV didnt work at all i asked the flight attended for some help she said oh yea that doesn't work then walked away ..5 1/2 hr flight i will not flight this airline again"
Pros: "I liked the flight because it was smooth with little to no turbulence."
Cons: "I didn't like the fact that this was my first flight in years and I had questions about certain things that no one was available to answer."
Cons: "How rude the women airline attendants are /the extreme lack of leg room"
Cons: "90 minute delay!!!"
Pros: "My husband and I were upgraded (without our asking) from Economy to Economy Plus....Yea more leg room for tall husband."
Cons: "With the automatic Upgrade from Economy to Economy Plus, we gained a little more leg room for taller husband, however our seat would not recline. We asked the Attendant and she said that row 15 was just ahead of the Escape seats and they don't recline. I felt like my head was being pushed forward the entire flight home... Most uncomfortable and we had the night flight... no sleep... too uncomfortable."
Cons: "No leg room"
Pros: "Flight time was quick. It's nice when the pilots are able to take substantial time off the scheduled flight time, width they were able to this time."
Cons: "Not a fan of the seats. Someone needs to come up with a way to build seats with lumbar support."
Pros: "I enjoyed very little about this experience. The crew was cordial however they lose the ability to perform simple tasks by the long standing protocols and overcrowded flights. Most of the crew are as unhappy as the passengers."
Cons: "The plane hit the brakes while taking off and returned to the gate due to a warning light. We were told nothing other than we needed to wait. They said the fix took 5 minutes but our wait took 2 hours. Not efficient. They rent out tablets for on plane entertainment, unlike every other plane I've ever flown, they make you pay to keep you happy during a 5.5 hour flight. Food was horrible. The seat did not recline and they eradicate every ounce of comfort to overpack the plane. The Captian made little announcements and the one he did make upon decent, started with "please fasten your seat belts, we are 65 miles away from Honolulu but...", I was sure the "light" came back on 30k feet about the pacific and we were going down. Finally - the last announcement from the head stewardess didn't include "Aloah, thank you for flying United". Seems minor but it goes to show they don't care anymore. That's the first time I hadn't heard the welcomed message after my 20th trip to the Islands. After my return flight I vow to never fly United again."
Pros: "Crew was friendly. It was a long flight, so glad that came around in between drink services to offer water."
Cons: "Not that much content on the entertainment device, several movies were only playing in Japanese and no option to change to English. My device kept shutting off at random times despite having full battery."
Pros: "I had no issues during my flight. Overall, the trip from Tamuning to Honolulu was quite enjoyable."
Pros: "Had ways to stay entertained onboard"
Cons: "Hard to get comfortable"
Pros: "The staff was very nice and friendy."
Cons: "There was in-air entertainment; however, you needed the United app or to rent one of their tablets. The problem is that they didn't tell us until we were on board. I needed the app on my tablet to access the WiFi but couldn't get the app without WiFi."
Pros: "Flight crew"
Cons: "I couldn't believe that this long flight had NOTHING in the form of entertainment. No wifi to watch on your own device and no inflight entertainment. I was stuck in the middle of 2 people with a baby with nothing to pass the hours. Unbelievable!!!"
Cons: "4 hr delayed departure. fine... better safe than sorry when there's a mechanical problem. BUT-- there was no compensation.. no free drinks, no free food worse: the flight left after lunch but there was only breakfast food (since it had been a morning flight). and THEY RAN OUT OF FOOD FOR SALE. despite the 4 hour delay. we were starving. then... we FINALLY arrive... and wait another full HOUR for the gate to be opened. because it had "timed out" (because we were so late?) and apparently, they have to call someone in from who knows where to unlock the gate... it took an hour! we basically lost a full day of our Hawaiian vacation"
Cons: "There's very little room between sest rows."
Pros: "All the service"
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "My husband, myself and 11 year old son were seated separately. We requested seats together. I was told by the desk staff that there were younger children also seated away from their parents. Once in board, I observed several families with adults seated together and children older than 11 seated together. Priority should have been given to younger children to sit with at least one parent. I was uncomfortable with my minor aged child was seated with strangers for a 5 hour flight. In flight online entertainment didn't work initially."
Cons: "Very rude lady working at United desk at LAX. I am a veteran and I have very bad anxiety and PTSD and my wife (who is active duty) were split up for the flight so we had asked to be seated next to one another since we had picked our seats online prior to flying. The lady was very rude rolling her eyes saying that there was nothing she could do for us besides us asking people to possibly switch seats even though my spouse had the United app open and showed two seats to upgrade too and she didn't even ask if we wanted to upgrade to be next to each other. At this point I had to take my anxiety medication and as we were taking off one of the flight attendants said we could ask about upgrading but yet the lady at the desk said nothing."
Pros: "service was superb. Our stewardesses were great"
Cons: "The meal was horrible. Never a good idea to serve a breaded dish if the dish will end up soaking the steam and be soggy by the time the passenger gets it. Bread was too hard for the plastic ware to be able to cut through it. Entertainment system was down too."
Pros: "The plane was nice."
Cons: "Over 1 hour late. We sat on the plane after boarding all that time. Late for things that should have been done before boarding ( fueling and more food). The movie and TV shows froze and skipped, so we're hard to follow."
Pros: "I had two seats to myself because it was a small flight. I was able to sleep most of the flight"
Pros: "Outlets at all the seats."
Cons: "There was no entertainment at all, which would be fine if they tell people ahead of time. This is a long flight if you don't come prepared."
Pros: "Our attendant Andrea M was a breath of fresh air. Always smiling and attentive to our needs . She was great! Ah, if only all UAL and other US airlines flight attendants were like her. Kudos to her!!!"
Cons: "Spent $13 for Internet but it didn't even work"
Pros: "The Economy Section Flight crew on the LA to Honolulu 2/18/16 flight lived up to UA's advertised flight service Good job - you made a frequent flier want to return to another UA flight soon."
Cons: "I have no complain."
Cons: "Old planes, blanket with hair, no complimentary meals"
Pros: "Crew was very friendly. Arrived early."
Cons: "Cabin was hot the entire flight. It was a red eye but the lights were kept on bright for most of the flight."
Pros: "I upgraded to first class so the food and service was very good. Loved the super adjustable lay flat seats."
Cons: "Even in first class, it was clear United doesn't care about repairing anything that won't keep the plane from flying. The entertainment console was damaged to the point it wouldn't even fit back together and none of the headphone jacks were operational on an 8 hour flight. We were also understandably delayed by a medical emergency onboard but United saw fit to further inconvenience the entire plane of passengers by searching the cargo hold for the the deplaned passengers luggage long after they were gone, rather than send it back on the next return flight. The crew said the decision came from corporate and clearly thought it was as ridiculous as we did. Given that United was valuing this seat at well over $2k, I think it's reasonable to expect the amenities to be in good repair."
Pros: "The service was much more friendly and polite than the last time I flew united."
Cons: "Cramped seating very high food prices. Electric phone sockets didn't work AGAIN even though the green light was on. Couldn't charge my phone at all..."
Cons: "The flight was delayed over one hour. I had to ask to flight attendant to ask the pilot if they could wave the TV/movie entertainment fees due to the delay with the flight, which was approved. I did not like the fact that I had to ask about that when that offer should had been automatic. In the past, when flying and a delay happens, other airlines like Hawaiian and Delta have waved their entertainment fees. The baggage claim took over 45 minutes to release the flights luggage."
Pros: "On board entertainment did not work but otherwise a good flight."
Pros: "Roomy seats & leg room, free movies, arrived 30min early."
Cons: "That one attendant, that prob should look for another job, she does not enjoy that line of work, just the paycheck. No fault of United: 2 crying babies..."
Pros: "Crew was great entertainment was poor"
Pros: "Convenient to home... More,direct flight"
Cons: "Leg/knee room was poor... With a rear row seat, reclining was limited. Trying to bend down to loosen my shoelaces, it was barely possible, and tying shoes,on landing was impossible... No room to lean forward to reach down to get to the shoes. Not the most cramped flight I've had (that record was in a CASA124 from Friendly Island Airway from PPG to Vava'u, Tonga) While I attempted to sleep, my partner was interested in the entertainment, but was shocked to find it was all watch for $$$. Perhaps we are so used to international carriers with free movies on demand, with a choice of 30-40"
Airlines flying from Hilo to O'ahu 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 Hilo to O'ahu
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Hilo to O'ahu
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Hilo to O'ahu
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Hilo to O'ahu
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Hilo to O'ahu