ITO - SFO
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|September||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 18% drop in price.|
|May||Most popular time to fly with an average 11% increase in price.|
Average price round-trip
|$508||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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- Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $271 or less one-way and $492 or less round-trip.
- High season is considered to be April, May and June. The cheapest month to fly is September.
- Morning departure is around 4% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Check in was very friendly and efficient."
Pros: "The distance to Hilo."
Cons: "The boarding process."
Pros: "Crew was nice. Drinks were offered several times instead of once only."
Cons: "While other airlines offered free movies and entertainment on a 4-5 hour flight, Hawaiian charges a fee."
Pros: "Didn’t realize that being seated way in the back actually afforded more space. The solar is wider as there are fewer middle seats."
Cons: "Limited selection of movies, music."
Pros: "Need more TSA inspector and more conveyor to keep the line going to all gates."
Cons: "Movies are very expensive"
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: "Mostly empty flight, able to lay down. Rum punch"
Cons: "Paying for shows and movies"
Pros: "Food was ample, program selection entertaining, and skilled pilot."
Cons: "layover, and generally thoughtless flight times ( you can't arrive in sfo past 10 if you want to catch the last bart!)"
Pros: "Everyone was friendly."
Cons: "Flying over, my daughter and I didn't have seats together. :("
Pros: "Kind crew"
Cons: "No entertainment, no snacks"
Cons: "Hawaiian airlines has constant interruptions of their in flight entertainment.....Super long commercials and ads for Hawaii and then constant interruptions- at least 10, to tell you whenever the attendants are walking down the aisle to deliver a napkin or whatnot. It's a bit excessive compared to other airlines."
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: "I had wheelchair service & the staff was very good."
Cons: "One of our two checked bags did not arrive. After many problems we were finally told it would be delivered to our home between 10 & 11 p.m. It did not happen & I kept phoning the 2 numbers we had, no one ever answered. There were 10 of us celebrating our 50th Anniversary. AT 2.30 am I finally went to bed pretty upset It was left at my door at 5.30 a.m the next day. Poor communications after a wonderful celebration in Hawaii."
Pros: "Crew, space on plane, leg room."
Cons: "Didn't have soda."
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: "they fed us dinner and gave us a free glass of wine!"
Pros: "Modern plane, plenty of leg room, free meal, friendly staff."
Cons: "Screaming children."
Pros: "Pleasant travel and accommodations"
Cons: "One thing I didn't like is passenger seated in front of me reclining to low had to ask if they would please decline leverage so that I could enjoy my meal."
Pros: "Service was great and food was good,"
Cons: "Really cramped and were surrounded by 5 screaming babies the entire flight. Would be nice if the babies could be kept to a certain part of the plane."
Pros: "It was smooth! Mahalo"
Pros: "Excellent service"
Pros: "Free complimentary meal was a plus- it's plane food in all aspects, reminiscent of McDonalds, but food regardless. Loved the complimentary glass of rum/wine at the end of the ride! It was a warming welcome/goodbye."
Cons: "No free movies available whatsoever- I ended up renting one of the available movies for $7.99. Some of the crew were very kind but the stand-off attitudes of some other crew members put a damper on that."
Pros: "The staff on the plane were very friendly."
Cons: "-Check-in was the worst experience we've ever had -Boarding the plane was completely unorganized, no one knew what was going on (both crew and passengers) and caused delay in departure -Old plane with sub-par entertainment options, compared to competitors"
Pros: "The friendly crew!"
Cons: "The lack of help, at the checkin!"
Pros: "Nice service, decent food."
Pros: "Comfortable compared to my other flights"
Pros: "Easy boarding, friendly staff, great entertainment."
Cons: "Late departure once boarded and the noise of the plane and people made it difficult to hear the announcement of a late takeoff so when arriving in SFO my ride had waited most and hour with no notice because I hadn't been able to hear the late departure announcement after boarding."
Pros: "Crew was on it for the services. Personal touch screens are nice. Included meal with a choice of wine was a nice treat."
Cons: "The free TV/Entertainment options could improve. Baggage fees are a bummer but expected compared to all similar flights."
Pros: "Easy. Clean plane and nice people"
Cons: "Bag fee for checked bag 25$. I paid the same 25$ to fly from Florida to Hawaii."
Pros: "Service and food"
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "It was a nightmare to get seats together even when it was just one reservation. The lady from costumer service was rude and she even tried to make a charge for my luggage when I knew my first suitcase is for free.....hated this airline service!!! Not flying with them again"
Pros: "Great flight, good hot (free!) dinner and really nice crew. I love flying on Hawaiian Air."
Cons: "There was a long delay with the baggage coming off of the plane. Not sure if that was Hawaiian Air's fault or SFO's, but it was 40 minutes."
Pros: "Staff is always friendly and courteous, the food is pretty good and I love the new 330's."
Cons: "The button to recline my seat did NOT work :("
Pros: "Everything was pleasant! Thanks :)"
Pros: "Seat was ideal. Hot meal! Wow! Service great, plane spotless. Will fly HI Air again, hopefully very soon!"
Cons: "Nothing! But couldn't check the boxes to show e excellent service overall?!"
Pros: "Convenient flight, on time, no delays. Good entertainment options."
Cons: "Food was mediocre."
Pros: "Wonderful flight with excellent service!"
Pros: "Left on time, flight was short."
Pros: "The staff and supper was great. We arrived earlier than expected also."
Pros: "I was vert pleased with the service and the comfort of my seat,"
Pros: "Everything went smoothly"
Cons: "I liked everything"
Cons: "Entertainment console was broken. Virgin Airlines attendants were not great. Flight was delayed, resulting in me being stuck in the worst termnal of LAX (T3) for 12 hrs; Virgin acted like it didn't care."
Pros: "The crew went the extra mile to accomodate my bag due to not having a seat in front of me to stow it. Also, Delta Comfort was exceptional!"
Cons: "We weren't alerted there was a chance of delays. Over two hours late."
Pros: "Having three seats."
Cons: "I had three seats to myself! After getting elbowed all the way from Amsterdam to Minneapolis, I was tired and I slept three good hours."
Cons: "Sat on the runway for over an hour to get the gate. Unacceptable."
Pros: "The flight was very good, no complaints, good service and we flew on schedule"
Cons: "We were split into two boarding groups, one for priority and one for everyone else. This was good but the priority line was just a bit too far away for the announcements to be heard. This added a little bit of confusion. This was at gate B36 at JFK Airport's Terminal 4."
Pros: "Short time and easy on and off boarding."
Cons: "One stewardess was in a mood but otherwise a very pleasant flight."
Cons: "I will avoid middle seat from now on"
Pros: "Didnt expect dinner but was served"
Cons: "Delayed flight, offset entertainment, touch screen un responsive"
Pros: "Everything went smoothly - very happy"
Pros: "crew kept a great attitude throughout"
Cons: "Having to find my boarding pass to deplane"
Pros: "Clean plane, great breakfast options included with the flight. Crew was polished, helpful and genuinely nice! Gate agents at NYC were knowledgeable, organized, and quick. Boarding was a breeze. Impressive selection of movies for onboard entertainment choices."
Cons: "I thought the $11.00 fee for 30 continuous minutes of full Wi-Fi access was a bit pricey, esp when it kept getting disconnected and ended being about a collective 7-8 mins of access."
Pros: "Personality and charm of the flight attendants made it an especially relaxing trip."
Pros: "Fast boarding and complimentary snacks."
Cons: "I was seated next to a very large woman who came over the arm rest onto my seat."
Pros: "They were comprehensive and tried to move fast"
Cons: "Delayed flight because they didn’t had the crew ready"
Cons: "90 minute delay leaving LAX. Stuck on plane. 30 minuet delay getting to gate after landing at SFO. Stuck on plane again."
Pros: "Fast boarding"
Cons: "Seats are too crammed and uncomfortable."
Pros: "Great selection of movies"
Pros: "Food was plenty."
Cons: "Long security lines at Logan. No free WiFi"
Pros: "Crew was wonderful, fine flight, very prompt"
Cons: "Was unable to board an earlier flight without paying $75. If there are seats it shouldn't be so difficult to be moved."
Pros: "Was tired and the FA helped me find a row that I could stretch out on and relax. After a long trip from Moscow, the FA's volunteering to help and accommodate a beleaguered traveler was most appreciated!"
Cons: "Delayed take off and waited for the bridgr"
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "The movie selection is very good"
Cons: "Both boarding the flight and getting off the flight were severely delayed. The flight attendants also seemed to ignore half the plane when handing out drinks and when picking up trash. I had to flag someone down after they had simply walked past my row both times."
Cons: "Got in early"
Pros: "What an easy flight. Run very well!"
Cons: "The crew seemed a bit tired, but it’s the season"
Pros: "Seats were comfortable ... enough. Boarding process, once underway allowed me to get overhead bin and stash my other luggage in the seat below me. Flight wasn't overly booked (85-95%) so there appeared to be room for others to stretch out. Now about that crying kid..."
Cons: "Ugh. Weather delays. The flight was scheduled to board about 7P but it arrived late and they had to not only unload the self-loading cargo, but clean up afterwards. Would be nice to get a better estimate as to how long it would take to board so that I could hang out in the lounge. In addition, departure from JFK was delayed as well, either we missed the IFR window or got stuck behind some traffic and I fell asleep on the plane only to wake up what seemed an hour later just getting ready to hit V1. No upgrade."
Pros: "Being on time."
Pros: "We were not happy with our flight my flight got cancelled 3 times I miss work they need to reimburse us and also reimburses the hotel cuz we had to stay at a hotel because they cancelled our flight three times and then our flight that we went out on Monday was late because of a flight attendant arriving late to the hotel to the airport"
Pros: "I didn't get a chance to get the gentleman's name at the gate, but he was able to get me on the earlier flight (since I had NO luggage and only 1 carry on that fit under my seat) and didn't charge me the stupid fee for filling a seat that was empty when I was giving up a seat on a later flight that would accommodate those who missed this earlier flight. Nice to see kindness in an industry that seizes fees on every opportunity."
Pros: "All was quiet. It was an early flight. Nice offer of more snack choices than other airlines."
Cons: "Didn't understand why I had to wait until getting to the gate to have a seat assigned when I purchased tickets several months ago. Since I was in the last boarding group, Had to check in my bag since it was already full, had fragile stuff in there and hoping everything is ok. it is what it is. Not anyone's fault but disappointing to have to do when I didn't plan on checking in and going to pick up at the baggage claim. This is what i wanted to avoid in the first place. could have at least offered to let us pick them up as we deplaned and not baggage claim!"
Pros: "The temp"
Cons: "It was too hot."
Cons: "Horrible wait if nearly 30 minutes after landing"
Pros: "Entertainment system"
Cons: "Crew lacked any customer centricity, service was poor"
Cons: "Zero communication to the passengers as to why we were delayed for almost an hour sitting on the plane"
Pros: "entertainment services"
Pros: "Fantastic SFO-based crew serving Delta One cabin. They are attentive, and constantly walk around the cabin to provide service."
Cons: "Delay at JFK (first, the inbound aircraft coming late, then 2.5 hrs taxing at JFK, finally landed in SFO but the gate was occupied)."
Pros: "Excellent video selection, Sweetwater 420, cookies were good. Landed 20 minutes early."
Cons: "Boarded 20 minutes late. Very very cold. Bathroom horribly disgusting. Coffee too cold."
Pros: "The only thing I liked was that I was one fight closer to home. This flight was awful."
Cons: "The aft lavatory had a broken seat lid so they took the entire lavatory out of commission for our flight, and our flight knowingly experienced ground delays so one lavatory for 100 people for several hours is UNPLEASANT. One crewmember was in a foul mood, and due to the lavatory issue, refused to let anyone use the forward lavatory while she was doing drink service, even during an emergency."
Pros: "Decent food and drink. Flight attendants were very nice, although not quite as excellent as on the other Air France flights which I had on this trip"
Cons: "The seat is angled when fully reclined so there's a feeling that you'll slide off the seat, making it difficult to find a good position to sleep. Video screen seemed quite large. Headphones were noise canceling and worked well"
Pros: "Delta treats diamond medallion members better than any other airlines treats their elite members"
Cons: "No in seat entertainment"
Pros: "I liked the free in-flight entertainment - movies, music, HBO, etc. That was very nice and helped the flight fly by"
Cons: "They should have separate lanes on boarding like United. Then people can line up in the appropriate group."
Pros: "Some entertaining choices but not all clear which ones were in my flight"
Cons: "The food I wanted had sold out by the time I ordered it"
Cons: "I did not like being assigned to a seat that did not recline at all and was given no up front warning so it was a very unwelcome surprise at the start of my 6+ hour flight."
Cons: "Spent 90 minutes on the plane before it even took off."
Pros: "The flight attendants were friendly and efficient."
Cons: "The flight was over two hours late because of winds in San Francisco."
Cons: "I got very cold during the flight, the ac was so cold that I had to stay in my winter jacket and a hood."
Pros: "Have not flown Delta for some time and was very impressed. Definitely would fly again."
Pros: "Boarding was smooth. Service was friendly."