Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu
Hawaiian Airlines, Japan Airlines and Delta have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu. Confirm policies on booking site.
Philippine Airlines and Delta do not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu.
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 45m, covering a distance of 164 miles.
There are 585 (nonstop) flights between Kailua-Kona and Honolulu per week, averaging 83 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Hawaiian Airlines ($39) and Southern / Mokulele ($81), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Hawaiian Airlines ($73) and Southern / Mokulele ($172).
Hawaiian Airlines (24 times daily), Japan Airlines (15 times daily), Delta (10 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From Kailua-Kona to Honolulu, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Honolulu back to Kailua-Kona , the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Saturday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Kailua-Kona you will be using Kona Intl, often referred to as Kailua-Kona Airport. You will be landing at Honolulu, also known as Honolulu Airport.
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Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to Honolulu with an airline and back to Kailua-Kona with another airline.
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 Honolulu from Kailua-Kona 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: "Very nice flight and helpful agents"
Cons: "Free drinks? No they didnt have them but that would've been nice"
Pros: "Crew was excellent. Service and friendliness were outstanding. First class seats in are like cocoons with privacy and full recline seats. Individual IPads for personal entertainment; movies, TV and music."
Cons: "Food was Hawaiian/Asian? Noodles, grilled Tofu, and marinated vegetables not to my personal liking."
Cons: "The food was ok"
Pros: "Crew was good, legroom barely adequate but we flew economy...."
Cons: "Late departure because of a seat on the plane was broken.... late arrival because they was already a plane parked at our gate. Otherwise not bad for holiday travel"
Pros: "Good flight, good accommodation, great crew, good food!"
Pros: "Was a short flight. Crew was great."
Cons: "Boarding was a mess. Part way through boarding they opened up a second line to scan tickets. So everyone that was in line behind us ran up up to the front of the new line. Extremely frustrating for all of us that now had to wait longer."
Cons: "If we could have been able to check-in 24 hrs in advance, it would have given us peace of mind. Since we were booked through AA, we couldn’t checkin on that flight either. Had to go to ticket counter. The signage is really poor at KOA airport, and it’s dirty. The food choices are really poor too."
Pros: "Comfortable seats, good seat assignment"
Cons: "Terrible ground staff attitude - c;early aware about the monopoly of Hawaiian on the islands. Had a First Class ticket / Issues No mileage card entered Lifted my trolly and said 'to heavy' but refused to put it on a scale had to check it - go out in Honolulu - redo security etc ..for nothing. I actually had 12 kg and 24 Lbs are allowed / size was ok -"
Cons: "Racially profiled by security guard..Never coming here again."
Pros: "Standard inter island flight"
Cons: "Ridiculous that kayak itinerary included a 3 hour layover here in Kona. I had to wait for three not-full flights to HNL to leave before I could take mine. I couldn’t change because i had checked luggage, also annoying. No gate agents in boarding area so I had to go back through security."
Pros: "The Hawaiian end was very helpful"
Cons: "Even though I purchased these tickets many months ago, I wasn’t allowed to pick a seat. Consequently, we sat in the last two seats in the rear of the plane next to the restroom and very chatty flight attendants."
Pros: "Crew was great"
Cons: "how you purchase and the seating. ruined any good review that they would have received."
Pros: "I really enjoyed how roomy the seats felt. The crew was very friendly, and the flight went smoothly. Thank you for a great experience!"
Pros: "The staff on this flight for the most part was friendly and smiled. How could you not be happy. Breakfast option was fresh and good."
Cons: "One of the crew members seemed grumpy and rude. If you are going to work in a customer service industry don't come to work with a chip on your shoulder."
Pros: "A kind Hawaiian, noting my obvious age and lack of mobility, obtained a wheelchair and porter for me, who took me to the head of a very long TSA line, and took me to my gate. Later he returned and pushed me up the boarding ramp, and onto the plane. So much appreciated!"
Cons: "No drinks served."
Pros: "HA snacks at the perfect time"
Cons: "2 hr layover in honolulu..."
Pros: "Efficient boarding, quick beverage service"
Cons: "It is not nice to sell a window seat that actually doesn't have a window (row 27)"
Pros: "Everything was great, flights was on time to and from."
Pros: "As expected"
Cons: "out of food choices and the fish they had available was not interesting to me"
Pros: "They do so many of these little hops from island to island, they have it down to a perfect, on-time, system. Love the complimentary maps too. Thanks Hawaiian!!!"
Pros: "Comfortable seats that don't lean forward to much in the "upright" position. Friendly staff"
Pros: "The stewardesses were wonderful even though one of them got to the airplane 20 minutes late, however we arrived on time, surprisingly..."
Cons: "Nothing really other than having to wait for a crewmember to arrive."
Cons: "The plane shut off air conditioning right before passengers deplane. It’s hot outside. Imagine the temperature inside a metal tube."
Cons: "Had to pay for my two bags....even though I had a Ist Class round trip ticket with United."
Cons: "Ease of boarding"
Cons: "you guys pile us in there like cattle none of my family has ever taken your airline and refuse and now i see why the sets are tiny and you charge way to much for bags and carry ons and you are smushed i had anxiety i felt so trapped on there."
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Pros: "Friendly staff and personnel. The ride was smooth and good. I will definitely book Hawaiian airline in my next travel to Hawaii ..."
Pros: "Everything was just perfect"
Pros: "Loved the free guava-oj, real props for safety features, and friendly flight attendants. Smooth flight on time and comfortable."
Cons: "Unacceptable flight sage mentioned. For a flight from KOA to LIH through HNL, other travelers Andy self were told there was no plane change and not to worry about the KOA to HNL flight landing AFTER the HNL to LIH fight started boarding. What a lie., requiring a dead run across the HNl terminal. Poor flying - this flight was my second and third '"two bounce"landings."
Pros: "They handled the delay well and we're able to quick turn the aircraft fast to minimize the delay"
Cons: "It was delayed"
Cons: "Horrible food..Cabin was freezing cold for five hours. Not a good experince.ö"
Pros: "The crew was delightful, very pleasant and helpful. Just beverage service on the short flight, but good juice selection."
Cons: "Cancelled our flight, after that we didn't get our luggages ☹️ That's why we didn't take part of our trip to Polynesian Cultural Center, the flight was delayed 9 hours"
Cons: "Very cold seats were vert hard flight delayed 4 hours"
Pros: "Boarding process was quite organized and very friendly crew."
Pros: "Very helpful customer service rep."
Cons: "Paid 1500 for a flight from California to Kona, and Hawaiian airlines wouldn't give me a seat assignment until I arrived at gate. Very stressful and spent hours getting run around in the phone for months beforehand. Bought ticket 6 months early. Will not fly with this airline again"
Pros: "Leaving Hawaii? Never fun. The airline did their best to extend the experience."
Cons: "Finding the Gate at Honolulu was very very painful. Direction signs randomly sent you in all directions."
Pros: "On time departure and arrival"
Cons: "The crew"
Cons: "There is no competiter for Hawaiian airline much between inner islands. Wish more big company join in routs and compete prices."
Pros: "The agent in Kona was extremely nice and helpful in helping us switch undesirable seats for excellent seats. She really went out of her way."
Cons: "Short delay waiting for one passenger"
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"
Airlines flying from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu 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 Kailua-Kona to Honolulu
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu