Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Honolulu to Hilo
Hawaiian Airlines, Japan Airlines and American Airlines have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Honolulu to Hilo. Confirm policies on booking site.
Philippine Airlines and Delta do not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Honolulu to Hilo.
The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in China, Iran, Most European Countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City), the UK, Ireland, Brazil and South Africa in the past 14 days.
With the exception of certain travelers which includes certain family members of US citizens or permanent residents including; spouses, children (under the age of 21), parents (provided that his/her US citizen or permanent resident child is unmarried and under the age of 21), and siblings (provided that both the sibling and the US citizen or permanent resident are unmarried and under the age of 21);
There is also an exception for travelers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-1/D, C-2, C-3, CR-1, CR-2, D, E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee's immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-1, IR-4, IH-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa;
Members of the US Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the US Armed Forces;
Travelers with invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19);
Travelers with documents issued by the US Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection, or US Department of State indicating that the traveler is exempt from the restriction;
B1 crew crewmembers that are engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew and other similar crewmember activities;
Students with an F-1 or M-1 visa and their F-2 and M-2 dependents, if they arrive from or have been in Ireland, the UK or Schengen Area in the past 14 days.
All travelers, 2 years of age or older (including US citizens and transit passenger) must present a negative COVID-19 viral or antigen test result issued 72 hours prior to departure or have a proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days prior to boarding the plane.
Travelers must complete a disclosure and attestation form before departure.
Exemptions or waiver to the testing requirements may be granted by the CDC on an extremely limited basis when emergency travel (like an emergency medical evacuation) must occur to preserve someone’s life, health against a serious danger, or physical safety and testing cannot be completed before travel.
US citizens and permanent residents arriving from the UK must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure.
Travelers arriving in New York State must complete the Traveler Health Form.
Travelers arriving in Massachusetts must complete the Massachusetts Health Form.
Travelers are advised to get tested 3-5 days after travel and stay home and self-quarantine for 7 days after travel. Even if they test negative, they must still stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days. If the test is positive, isolate to protect others from getting infected.
Travelers who did not get tested, are advised to stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
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An average nonstop flight takes 0h 52m, covering a distance of 217 miles.
There are 380 (nonstop) flights between Honolulu and Hilo per week, averaging 54 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Hawaiian Airlines ($39) and Southern / Mokulele ($148), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Hawaiian Airlines ($73) and Multiple Airlines ($244).
Hawaiian Airlines (15 times daily), Japan Airlines (10 times daily), Southwest (8 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From Honolulu to Hilo, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Hilo back to Honolulu , the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Sunday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Honolulu you will be using Honolulu, often referred to as Honolulu Airport. You will be landing at Hilo Intl, also known as Hilo Airport.
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Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Hilo from Honolulu up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The flight was superb."
Pros: "The crew was amazing, despite rainy weather. Service was very good."
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: "The Aloha and smiles!"
Pros: "Crew was good. Seats were great"
Cons: "Early flight wasnt crowded. That was cool"
Pros: "Comfy not overcrowded wonderful flight!"
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: "Fast boarding"
Cons: "Was delayed longer than the flight itself"
Pros: "I can't really rate the food or entertainment because it was a short interisland flight. Everything else was great though. Boarding crew is always friendly and the seats aren't bad."
Pros: "The flight was on time. The stewardeses were very helpful and curtiouse."
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: "great basic intra-island transport"
Pros: "Very good landing"
Cons: "bad pog"
Cons: "The captain announced our arrival time saying it was Pacific Standard Time ! (It's still Pacific daylight Time). Didn't exactly inspire confidence."
Pros: "The seating and the pleasant stewards."
Cons: "The crew was nice. But there was no entertainment or wifi on the flight. Also boarding in Hiko it dos not matter what zone or status you had it al boarded."
Pros: "Everything went well"
Pros: "Check in very fastly"
Pros: "Crew, plane, seats, leg room"
Cons: "Didn't have any soda"
Pros: "in flight meal"
Cons: "full flight, time availabilities"
Pros: "One small meal in 11 hours and no snacks offered. No bread rolls with the meal Everyone was hungry"
Pros: "I liked the service and everything else!"
Pros: "Pilow and blanket"
Cons: "Everything was good"
Pros: "Hawaiian staff at the airport gate were great."
Cons: "Too strong a/c. So cold."
Pros: "Everyone was so helpful."
Pros: "Boarding and other process was straightforward"
Cons: "Charged extra for luggage"
Pros: "on time departure and arrival at destination"
Cons: "too many people and I couldn't get a window seat. My only real complaint is against TSA and not you."
Pros: "International cost nothing but Domestic cost money. No cash allowed. What business model is that?"
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: "which is actually a good thing on a trip like this one"
Pros: "It was short but sweet"
Cons: "I paid for the iPad and was very disappointed with the lack of movie/tv choices."
Pros: "loved the staff!"
Pros: "It was all great!"
Cons: "Nothing at all."
Pros: "Very polite staff"
Cons: "Baggage fees and you need to pay for entertainment"
Pros: "The dinner"
Pros: "The crew!"
Pros: "Flexible schedule"
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."
Pros: "The sevice was awesome and they provide you with lots of amenities that make you fell comfy."
Pros: "I like everything"
Pros: "Comfortable compared to my other flights"
Pros: "A-330 was a great plane with excellent legroom. I will fly Hawaaian again."
Cons: "No advanced facilitation of handicapped passengers online or at boarding. Preboarding announcement did not allow handicapoed passengers time to preboard"
Pros: "The ground crew and flight crew were great."
Cons: "Would have appreciated easier steps (lower risers) for boarding. Arthritic knee makes it hard for me to manage the high risers between steps. Also having armrests would have made the flight more comfortable."
Pros: "I loved the small craft and easy boarding."
Cons: "Flight is a little slower with a smaller plane, but that was expected."
Pros: "The easy quick comfort"
Pros: "So fast and friendly crew. So much easier to fly to Morgantown, instead of driving. Plus the views from above are so great."
Cons: "Flight could not be better for a commuter connection."
Pros: "Easy passenger seating, and smooth flight"
Cons: "No restroom!"
Pros: "Awesome crew. Simple check-in and boarding. Beautiful, scenic views. A+!"
Pros: "Flight is quick and very smooth. Very pleasant pilots."
Pros: "The flight was smooth and relaxing"
Pros: "Loved the personal service and the view! Smooth flights!"
Pros: "Never flew on a Cessna, loved the scenery!"
Pros: "Vary friendly staff!"
Pros: "Very friendly staff!"
Pros: "Flight was on time and super smooth. No baggage hassles and as we weren't completely full, I actually had leg room. Pilots and airline staff were super professional and courteous. Beats driving any day!"
Cons: "No cons"
Pros: "No TSA!!!"
Pros: "Exactly what I needed, decently priced flight to save hours of drive-time and minimal headache. Yep - smaller plane, smaller airport but anyone not knowing that will be shocked by many other facts in life. Friendly staffers on sire as well as in the cockpit. Well pleased!"
Pros: "No long lines. Easy to talk with pilots. If you make it, your baggage will make it!"
Cons: "Small plane is a little more subject to bumps and turbulence."
Cons: "They cancelled my flight for no reason at all."
Pros: "I was so upset, tired of being lied to and running through airports to make a connecting flight, I can't think of anything I liked."
Cons: "Since I bought my tickets through Kayak, when my flight was canceled the night before I was to leave, it took Hours to get the ticket problem straightened out with me on an earlier flight. I was called back by Kayak minutes after I finally got off the phone to be told That flight was now canceled. Another hour on the phone to get to a 3rd flight arranged. I arrived early and saw everyone sitting around, went to the counter to be told this flight was now delayed. Also was told that the EARLIER Flight I had been changed to, Went off on Time! So I was Lied to. Waited hours as they moved the departure time 4 times! Went through an agonizing security search. Took an hour in a freezing plane to get to Pittsburgh. Missed my flight OF Course and had to pay money for a ticket change and go stand by, barely getting on a connecting flight. I call it the Travel Day From Hell!!!"
Pros: "Not being a person that likes flying this was the coolest experience I ever had. All I had on my mined was to get to Pittsburgh to see my daughter. Didn't know what to expect when I got to Lancaster but it was really easy. I'm going to do it again. Hour and a half plan ride is better then 15 hour drive"
Cons: "Really can't think of anything. I should up 2 hours early to figure out what I need to do and everyone from southern airlines and the TSA took care of everything."
Cons: "The flight never occurred and wasn't told."
Cons: "Return flight home was cancelled and not communicated. Poor customer service to find out about a refund. Never flying with southern again."
Pros: "Absolutely nothing."
Cons: "I had this airline booked several times (4 flights to be exact) and every. single. time. the flight was either cancelled or changed in some way. In the first instance, the second leg was moved three hours ahead, causing the second leg to depart before the first one, so I had to cancel it. In the second, the first leg was moved three hours before the initial departure time, and I had to cancel it due to scheduling issues. The third time I tried to take this airline, the first leg was cancelled completely and in turn my return flight was also cancelled. Each time, they informed be THE NIGHT BEFORE the flight was supposed to leave that it was either cancelled or modified. Had I not booked all four of these flights at once months in advance, I wouldn't have booked it again after the first instance. Do you know how expensive it is to find alternate transportation THE NIGHT BEFORE you are trying to travel? I will never attempt to fly this airline again. They have a lot of work to do to gain the trust of their passengers and they are not doing it right by any means in my opinion."
Pros: "Smooth ride"
Pros: "Absolutely nothing!"
Cons: "I never even took the flight - the layover was moved ahead by two hours THE DAY OF THE FLIGHT causing me to cancel my flight, since the layover was then leaving before my first flight even took off! At that time, alternate flights were >$250 one way and I HAD to be at my destination the next day for a wedding. Southern Airways caused me hours of time spent planning and additional money to find alternate transportation. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND -- I am never flying with this airline again!"
Pros: "Received full refund for ticket."
Cons: "Flight was cancelled with no reason provided."
Pros: "The price of the ticket was very reasonable."
Cons: "I traveled with a colleague from Dulles to Morgantown. Three issues arose: 1. We could not find the ticket counter at Dulles, and no one we asked knew where it was. This could easily be resolved by adding info about how to find the counter to the airline website. 2. My colleague's return flight was canceled and she was never notified. 3. When I went to check in for my return flight, I was told that I was not on the boarding list. It took 30 minutes to get me added to the list even though I had my confirmation. When I asked for an explanation the man at the ticket counter shared: "They're crazy [the customer service]. This happens all the time." Complete incompetence."
Pros: "Great Crew, very pleasant. It was nice to be away from all the frustrations common in the main airports and to get to wait with my family right up to boarding time."
Cons: "The plane left over 4 hours after departure time. It also took a while to figure out that this airline is not based within the main airport (at both DFW and MEM airports at least) and the address for the actual boarding place was not included in any communication prior to the flight. No compensation for inconveniences caused."
Pros: "Everyone was super friendly"
Cons: "I was the only person on the flight. That was kinda weird. But it was a smooth, easy flight and I would definitely use them again."
Pros: "I just loved Southern. It was so easy. I avoided the hassle of the main airport, the parking problems and the waiting in line. Everyone was so friendly. I will definitely fly Southern again!"
Pros: "The crew was nice and comforting. I was nervous because it was my first time on a 9 seater plane but the ride was surprisingly smooth"
Cons: "I never even ended up on the plane. The departure time came and went with no communication from the desk agents I was sitting 10 feet away from. No communication about the flight being delayed was given until I asked. It was 3 hours later when they unceremoniously cancelled the flight. And because it was weather-related I didn't receive any of my money back. Worst travel day ever."
Pros: "PERSONAL TREATMENT!"
Pros: "The flight was cancelled No apology or compensation"
Cons: "For such a long trip, a better aircraft would have been better,"
Pros: "United es la peor aerolínea nos trataron muy mal y nos cobraron exceso de equipaje sin tenerlo y casi perdemos el vuelo por su culpa"
Pros: "Wheelchair service."
Cons: "Dinner for long distance flights."
Pros: "Large plane, quiet ride."
Cons: "Staff was rude to my wife and very useless. Our bags were dropped off together, but only one made it home. We still don’t have the missing luggage."
Pros: "Good trip and on time"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Extremely crowded, uncomfortably so"
Cons: "The delay"
Cons: "My new luggage was mishandled so poorly that the bottom wheel assembly snapped in two and there is a puncture hole about an inch long in a different area of the bag. The bag is also very dirty. When I brought it to the counter I was told "Minor tears and wheels are not covered" and that I could "...make a homeowner's insurance claim." Not even an apology."
Pros: "Love the little blanket. I think people who take the red-eye realize It will just be dozing, that no real sleep is possible."
Cons: "Like I said earlier, coffee in any form would have been greatly appreciated."
Cons: "Your employees are all RUDE !!!"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "It was united airlines not ana airlines"
Pros: "Courteous staff, nice attentive staff."
Cons: "The length of travel time."
Cons: "Change of seat w/o any notification."
Pros: "The staff & attendants were friendly & professional. The new United terminal is a very pleasant experience"
Pros: "Checked on carry on for no charge"
Pros: "My companion and I had sweatshirts on and blankets. We were absurdly cold for the duration of the trip."
Cons: "Too cold"
Cons: "Wifi coverage was not reliable"
Cons: "The movies kept doing out. They told us to log in and get compensated in a few days"
Cons: "Snack was terrible"
Cons: "Being told that the United Wi-Fi was not working and then being told we could "Rent" tablets to watch movies on. They should have been free or very low-cost."
Cons: "The most rude staff I've ever encountered, at least at the HNL airport. Movies didn't work"
Pros: "That my seat was next to only one other person"
Cons: "The little girl behind me constantly kicking my seat."
Cons: "Very good"
Cons: "Too crowded."
Pros: "They were nice. Speak different languages to cover travelers all over the world. But food wasn't that great."
Pros: "It's so fast excellent"
Pros: "Everything was good"
Pros: "Loved that United gave us TSA Pre check...."
Cons: "Limited food options on board"
Pros: "The representative at HNL was great. Have flown United in the past without issues."
Cons: "Stranded in Oahu due to 17+ hr "delay" Had no place to go, no time & no car. Completely ruined last vacation day!!"
Pros: "No food offered. Only received one drink serving."
Pros: "Not much ~ no movies, no rental video device ~ nothing"
Pros: "arrived on time, newer aircraft"
Pros: "Speed and staff. Plane clean. Wife needs help and it was always there. Land people good as well."
Cons: "No internet or movies."
Cons: "Horrible attitude by staff at the baggage service desk"
Pros: "Smooth travels. Good price"
Pros: "Connection was close to arrival, not much waiting timepeople"
Cons: "freezing on plane"
Pros: "Red eye flights are always difficult, this one was no different."
Pros: "Nothing special!"
Cons: "You have to pay for food! It should have been included w/ the fair!"
Cons: "Comfort?? What comfort?? This will be the last time I'll use United !!!"
Pros: "Fast and easy to use"
Cons: "Wifi unavailable HNL>LAX"
Pros: "Good service and no-hassle boarding"
Cons: "Really old plane. Terrible food. First class seat not very comfortable"
Cons: "The turbulence"
Airlines flying from Honolulu 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 Honolulu to Hilo
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Honolulu to Hilo
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Honolulu to Hilo
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Honolulu to Hilo
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Honolulu to Hilo