Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Hilo to Phoenix
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 8h 45m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets to Phoenix from Hilo were found on Multiple Airlines ($508) and United Airlines ($582)
From Hilo to Phoenix, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Phoenix back to Hilo , the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Monday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Hilo you will be using Hilo Intl, often referred to as Hilo Airport. You will be landing at Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl, also known as Phoenix Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Nothing, actually."
Cons: "None, everything was awsom"
Pros: "Smooth ride and got in a little early that’s always a plus!"
Cons: "Nothing everything was great! Keep up the good work!!"
Pros: "I will fly Hawaiian again."
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: "This is, by far, the superior way to travel! I'm choosing Hawaiian for all my future flights, if I can afford it. You don't feel like a canned sardine."
Pros: "Check in was very friendly and efficient."
Pros: "The distance to Hilo."
Cons: "The boarding process."
Pros: "Excellent customer service"
Cons: "Lines were too long. Processing of passengers need a massive overhaul."
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."
Cons: "Didn’t get the seat I booked"
Cons: "We finally arrived back in Phoenix. Again we have no bags."
Pros: "It was great."
Pros: "Smooth flight and on time."
Pros: "Friendly relaxed check-in attendant and steward."
Pros: "it was great. did not have to wait long at the gate."
Pros: "Good food and beverage service for coach. 767 plane has more isle seats so more comfortable for longer flight. Flight crew excellent."
Cons: "HA has older 767s that have few entertainment options for the long flights, bring your own. Honolulu airport is immense and the distance from the gate to the baggage is very long and there is only one small stretch of moving walkway and no assistance carts. If you have trouble walking a mile, get a wheelchair. Same thing at Phoenix terminal 3. Long walk from gate to baggage without any assistance whatsoever."
Pros: "Kind crew"
Cons: "No entertainment, no snacks"
Pros: "Helpful checkin agent at Hilo airport"
Pros: "Really appreciated the check in agent at Hilo airport"
Pros: "Staff super friendly & nice."
Cons: "Chicken teriyaki had a funny odor & tasted weird."
Pros: "Friendly crew."
Cons: "Wasn't clear that sandwich would be distributed after snacks were sold."
Pros: "Friendly and helpful flight attendants"
Cons: "Turbulence - never got second beverage service — looked forward to the mai tai.. bummer"
Pros: "I like to being an honolulu for a while"
Pros: "There is complimentary food and wine, which is a big step up from other airlines."
Cons: "I purchased this flight through kayak via Expedia, and I selected seats on the Expedia website for all my flight legs. For some reason, my seat selections did not communicate with Hawaiian Airlines. As a result, during boarding, I was assigned a random seat. The flight from HNL-PHX was completely full, and I got stuck with a seat which had no windows in the row right in front of the galley and bathrooms. I suggest that Expedia communicate better with HA on seat assignments."
Pros: "Comfortable flight, service was ok"
Cons: "Ants were crawling all over seat & flight tray. My seat pocketbhad leftover food smushed into it. We informed thr stewardess & tge people in front of us had the same issue with ants"
Pros: "it got me there"
Cons: "paid entertainment, very little food"
Pros: "Free wine! Easy to reach USB charging port!"
Pros: "Meal was good."
Cons: "Cabin temperature to cold."
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."
Pros: "Ticket agent walked right up to help me to speed up check in process."
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: "Blanket and pillow a nice touch"
Cons: "No dinner. And no free entertainment during the flight"
Pros: "The crew was friendly, and I appreciated the in-flight meal."
Pros: "The meal and the incredible service. Will definitely fly again."
Cons: "Nothing, keep up the good work!"
Pros: "Crew, space on plane, leg room."
Cons: "Didn't have soda."
Pros: "Lots of delays"
Pros: "The crew was wonderful..."
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: "Hawaiian as usual had wonderful crew, on time and efficient. Still love the free meal with a glass of wine in coach!"
Cons: "The plane was ancient, cramped and in poor repair. There was no extra comfort section and zero chance of an upgrade to the tiny 1st class cabin."
Pros: "Crew was great."
Cons: "We sat on the tarmac for 4 hours prior to departing for Phoenix. This was absolutely ridiculous! No communication or updates as to the situation."
Pros: "Hawaiian sets new low standards with rude employees, incompetence and dirty, uncomfortable planes. Truly a chicken bus in the sky."
Pros: "The staff was efficient and personable."
Pros: "Quick, timely, efficient."
Pros: "Service was great."
Pros: "Seat was not comfortable for a 3hr flight. Was very disappointed"
Cons: "Seat, tv, choices, flight attendants speech articulation."
Pros: "It was a safe journey good rest and a very smooth operation"
Cons: "More vegan options"
Pros: "Service was ok not a big deal. Could've had a accommodate us for the 2 hour delay"
Cons: "2 hour delay...and once in seat it was too hot with traffic of planes in front of us."
Cons: "Was not offered a drink in first class prior to take off."
Pros: "Flight crew was ok and boarding was really quick"
Cons: "Terminal 2 security at LAX is awful and inefficient Also plane had a malfunctioning switch and it took them 1.5 hrs to fix while we are on the plane. This was 1.5 hrs delay on a 58 minutes flight. :("
Pros: "Crew, chairs, entertainment"
Pros: "All was good"
Cons: "All was good"
Cons: "As usual, the food is pretty mediocre even in first class. Edible but now much more ."
Pros: "Awesome prompt and courteous service."
Pros: "Inflight movies and charging stations at every seat at the delta Gates and at every seat on the plane."
Cons: "We had originally reserved a window seat and an aisle seat but when they changed our flight they put us by the window seat and the middle which we didn't like."
Cons: "I was never notified that the flight from Asheville to Atlanta was delayed...probably cancelled...... my connection to Munich would have been missed..... not reliable and not customer friendly to never notify the passenger!"
Cons: "Got a stiff neck cause the seat would not go back. Makes it difficult to see the entertainment with my progressive lenses"
Pros: "Wi-Fi and movies to pick from,super!! Nice music while loading and unloading. Calm feeling with everyone,brilliant idea. Keep it up!"
Cons: "Best flight, security our always the downer in traveling."
Pros: "Boarding was on time and the process was efficient."
Cons: "The flight attendant could not serve coffee or tea due to "no potable water" onboard! The electric outlets at each of our first class seats were not functional, both the USB ports and the electric plugs did not work so we were not able to charge our phones during the flight. When I mentioned this to the flight attendant her response was that she had not received a report that the electric was not working. No other assistance was offered. There was very little legroom even though these were sold as first class seats. The plane was old and dirty, the armrests were sticky."
Pros: "Great service by crew!"
Cons: "Took too long to get on board."
Pros: "The flight was delayed by 50 minutes and then they underestimated the time to de-ice."
Cons: "The worst"
Pros: "Got an upgrade to econ comfort"
Cons: "WIFI wasn’t working. USB charging port wasn’t working either"
Pros: "Not much to like"
Cons: "Poor customer service, panicking customers for nothing and just general lack of consideration for paying customers. Definite turn off to Delta. Not planning to use this airline agaon"
Cons: "The crew was late so we were delayed two hours. I find that extremely infuriating when you are a passenger and have to show up two hours before your flight. I also would lose my job if I was two hours late for a client."
Cons: "My flight got delayed for twelve hours with no compensation for a hotel."
Pros: "customer siervice was great and welcoming was awesome"
Pros: "Excellent Detroit crew"
Pros: "On time departure; good updates by flight deck; luggage arrived unscathed."
Cons: "Once beverage service was complete, flight attendants retreated to the back of the plane. On a 4-hour flight, it would have been nice to have someone come by and ask if we needed anything, such as water, coffee, or juice. Granola bar was good."
Pros: "The plane, crew was clean, newer and had TV's in the backrests. Remember to bring headphones! Seats are tight, but the crew was friendly and may the flight experience positive."
Pros: "Crew was very nice, boarding went smooth and flight was on time... No complaints!"
Cons: "It was freezing cold on that flight. Cold air from side panels above the windows was blasting in our faces."
Cons: "Got stuck for two hours sitting in the plane because the computer systems went down."
Pros: "Clean & modern aircraft Comfortable seat Proactive customer service"
Cons: "Delayed departure (due to Air Traffic Control) Finding my bag damaged on arrival More refreshments would have been nice"
Pros: "Tv on flight"
Cons: "Flight attendant skipped me for drinks"
Pros: "Got a window seat, my luggage arrived with me"
Pros: "Fast boarding, everyone nice."
Cons: "Wifi was yo and down the whole flight, about 20 times, so kids were not entertained."
Pros: "we got on another air conditioned plane"
Cons: "We initially were put on a plane with defective air conditioning.... it took 90 minutes to finally decide to put us on another plane. The older planes have hardly any room under the seat in the isle seats."
Pros: "The flight attendants were very friendly"
Pros: "Crew was fantastic! Everything was satifactory and as expected."
Cons: "Flight was delayed from leaving the gate due to a fuel manifest needing to be signed. My baggage was really mauled ( by TSA or by Delta baggage handlers, I don't know). One zipper on a compartment was totally torn off. Another zipper was missing its pull and was difficult to open."
Pros: "EZ play newer plane nice staff"
Cons: "Power plugs did not work in seating row and air vents did not work"
Pros: "Great staff, quick service."
Pros: "I got home."
Cons: "Staff is ticketing were unhelpful in straightening out Boarding process. I ask for help and the agent came over and read the computer screen to me as if that was all he was there for."
Pros: "Just to clean the cabin a bit more and the folding table tops. thanks!"
Cons: "The fact that seats could not be reserved ahead of time. Having them assigned at the gate is illogical and does not reward the passengers who reserve / check ahead of time. Additionally, it creates unnecessary rush at the gate."
Pros: "Efficient, comfortable, on time"
Cons: "Boarding. Was late because 1- airplane arrive about 10 minutes late and 2-have to wait passengers coming from Orlando."
Pros: "Friendly and helpful crew. Drinks and snacks were nice and were given in larger portions than some other airlines I've flown."
Cons: "The seats were not comfortable. I was in general boarding but I was still disappointed with the seats. Hard to stay comfortable during a 3 hour flight. Cabin temperature was a bit cool for my liking."
Pros: "Row to myself"
Pros: "We were late leaving and missed our very tight connection at JFK. When we went to an agent we found we had been already rebooked on another flight through Detroit arriving 2.5 hours later than original. Our luggage was also rerouted to follow our flights and was there in Phoenix!"
Cons: "45 minutes is too tight a connection in JFK when you have to change terminals even if the flight were on time!"
Pros: "love when they turn off the lights"
Cons: "annoying late notifications of gate changes"
Pros: "Comfort and space"
Cons: "Crew were not friendly at all; I was sitting in the very last row and could hear them complaining about various things. The passenger next to me asked multiple questions and was flat out ignored each time. The seats were very cramped, the flight delayed; a friendlier crew could have made up for that"
Pros: "They were effective at boarding"
Cons: "My display monitor didn’t work"
Pros: "Staff always amazing."
Cons: "Everything was good overall."
Pros: "Nice new interior"
Cons: "Immediately after all passengers were boarded United discovered the plane had to be replaced. We all had to deplane, wait an hour more for a new A320, and reboard. Also irritating that delays are posted at 15 minute intervals and then updated; so you have to keep updating friends & family via WiFi. If it's predicted to be an hour, say so."
Cons: "All was good"
Cons: "Not enough legroom"
Pros: "See below"
Cons: "See below"
Cons: "There was no entertainment available on this flight. It's a short flight so I don't expect any, however, I continued on to Phoenix that day from Chicago and that is a long flight. I expected free entertainment on that flight, as it was afforded on the flight on the Phoenix to Chicago leg of my flights earlier in the week. The Chicago to Phoenix had entertainment offered but it there was a fee, which I didn't appreciate and did not take part in. I looked around me as much as possible and didn't see anyone else pay for entertainment. Having in flight movies and TV available for feee is a great incentive for flying with United. If these long flights in the future are pay for view, I will not be flying with you when there are alternative carriers who do provide free entertainment. Thank you."
Cons: "Late late late. 12 hours later I'm still not on a plane home"
Pros: "Fantastic service! Much obliged for everything!"
Pros: "My attendants"
Cons: "No free food"
Cons: "Need to pay for everything... internet, tv, and snack. Long flight when you cant fork out more money for what was free with canadian airline"
Pros: "That it only took 4 hours to get home for Washington"
Cons: "Plane was horrible personal mediocre."
Pros: "Nothing about this flight did my husband enkoy, we have been apart 3 months, and he never made it in he had to turn around and go back to hawaii, he has a bad leg, and they layover in Newark was gonna be extensive"
Cons: "The entire flight to lax, when he had to get a flight back to Hilo"
Pros: "Small plane. Smooth. Loved it"
Cons: "space tight"
Pros: "No issue and on time"
Pros: "everything service, manners, and even though I was in last row they treat me well"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Boarding takes too long"
Pros: "Friendly staff. Great customer service"
Pros: "Everything was pleasant."
Cons: "Waiting in Newark airport for passport, custom and security check too long, almost missed next flight. After boarded waited almost 1 hour in a plane to take off."
Pros: "Good service good snacks."
Cons: "This airline is so beyond awful. American has the most janky planes, uncomfortable seats, and worst service on the plane. I had to beg the flight attendant to get me a wine because I was asleep when they came by and missed them by not even a half hour... She acted like it was so hard and it took asking 4 times and finally just asking another person. I was so annoyed. They also have shitty food selections per usual. Who chooses those snack items?! They clearly have no taste. I was miserable the whole flight. I usually am not a miserable traveler so this isn't just me being negative, I seriously may write one review every few months, only if something is really good or really bad. The fact that I'm even taking the time to write this says a lot!!!"
Cons: "I paid for something and I expected to get it. For most of my trip I sat business class but on my flight back to phx from Houston not only did I get an economy seat but I also got put on the last group to board. I can't help but feel a bit cheated here."
Cons: "Boarding late"
Pros: "On time , smooth flying, great service"
Pros: "Seats were comfortable - a first for me! It was also helpful to get delay information by text, though it wasn't very accurate."
Cons: "Timing of delay changed and ended up being very optimistic - we were much later leaving than we were told and further delayed when approaching Phx airport. United was not responsible for that, but the further delay meant changes in plans."
Pros: "I felt comfortable. Staff was great."
Cons: "The cracker and cheese box. The snack wasn't worth the money."
Pros: "Everything was fine."
Pros: "Soon as I started the flight it seem like we were getting ready to land"
Cons: "It was a little packed"
Pros: "United got me from point A to point B"
Cons: "Crew was rude, not just to me, but to other patrons. Flight was packed going and the man scanning boarding passes spoke to those of us asking simple questions as if we were stupid and defiant. Was he a prison guard in his previous job? On the way to Newark, I had an aisle seat. One of the stewardesses blazed by me with a cart ramming it into my shoulder without so much as a, "sorry." I'm not a big woman but maybe as I dozed off I leaned over a bit...There is no way she didn't feel her cart hit me. Rudeness, it seems is a part of the culture at United because the flight attendants coming back squeezed past the long line for the bathroom without saying, "excuse me." They did however, say, "I need to get by," and one of them brushed by the gentlemen sitting next to me and bumped his laptop and coffee. Overall it seems that the crew working these particular United flights have forgotten that we pay hard earned money to fly. Some of us are going on vacation, to see loved ones, and some are flying to deal with unpleasant circumstances. The staff may fly several times a day, but most passengers do not. There's a lot of prep and anxiety, that goes into taking a flight and a surly flight crew multiplies that anxiety. No one wants to fly with a crew that hates their job."
Cons: "It was a new plane but it was extremely uncomfortable. The chairs were so stiff."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Snack is spicy"
Pros: "There was a fairly entertaining TV show playing."
Cons: "The flight was only about half- full so when we boarded there were a lot of empty seats. In that situation been told before that we could change seats and spread out if we wanted to, but they didn't say anything. I was going to ask, but there were 2 flight attendants just leaning on seats & talking up until they announced to prepare for departure. Then during the flight when passing out snacks she handed me one and didn't even offer one for my husband sleeping next to me. She moved on the next row and was gone so quickly I didn't even have a chance to ask. When she came back around for drinks, I asked for 2 drinks (1 for me, and one for my husband still sleeping, in case he woke up), to which she responded, "I just won't open it then." She gave me just the can of soda, - no cup, no ice. So when my husband did wake up, he just drank it from the can. Oh, and it's a good thing my husband was sleeping for a portion of the flight because his monitor wasn't working."
Pros: "On time."
Cons: "Everything. United made no apologies."
Pros: "Staff excellent"
Cons: "Everything else, space restrictive"
Pros: "I liked the boarding process. The staff were nice people too."
Cons: "The plane made a horribly alarming screeching sound before takeoff. WiFi was out. The snacks tasted like stale trail mix from a Fresno gas station."
Pros: "Nothing out of the common."
Cons: "WiFi never worked. And again... Uncomfortable."
Cons: "Food selection awful"
Pros: "Good service"
Pros: "Was impressed w the new plane"
Cons: "Overhead storage a little small"
Pros: "That's it was fast and organized"
Airlines flying from Hilo to Phoenix 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 Phoenix
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Hilo to Phoenix
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Hilo to Phoenix
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Hilo to Phoenix
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