Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Los Angeles to Kailua-Kona
American Airlines, Qatar Airways and Virgin Atlantic have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Los Angeles to Kailua-Kona. Confirm policies on booking site.
Alitalia does not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Los Angeles to Kailua-Kona.
An average nonstop flight takes 5h 32m, covering a distance of 2501 miles.
There are 177 (nonstop) flights between Los Angeles and Kailua-Kona per week, averaging 25 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Hawaiian Airlines ($124) and Delta ($139), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Hawaiian Airlines ($229) and Alaska Airlines ($271).
American Airlines (3 times daily), Qatar Airways (3 times daily), British Airways (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From Los Angeles to Kailua-Kona, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from Kailua-Kona back to Los Angeles , the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Los Angeles you will be using Los Angeles, often referred to as Los Angeles Airport. You will be landing at Kona Intl, also known as Kailua-Kona Airport.
There are a few different lounges that you can go to in Los Angeles International Airport, such as the American Airlines Admirals Club in Terminals 4 and 5, as well as the United Club in Terminal 7. The Delta Sky Club has locations in Terminals 1, 2, and 3.
In every terminal of Los Angeles International Airport, you will find an indoor pet relief area that is equipped with amenities like sitting areas, garbage cans, and free plastic bags to pick up after your furry friend. There are also outdoor pet relief areas that contain grass and can be found in Terminals 3 and 6.
Kona International Airport does not have its own hotel, but there are several hotels that are just a short drive away from the main terminal. For example, the Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel is approximately a 15min drive from the airport. There is also the Kona Seaside Hotel that is a 15min drive away, as well as the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kailua-Kona.
If you choose to go from Kona International Airport to the city center by car, the trip will normally take you between 15 and 20min in total. You can also use public transport for the journey, such as the Hele-On Bus that picks up directly outside of the airport’s arrivals terminal. This bus will bring you to downtown Kona in around 30min, and a one-way ticket will cost you approximately $2.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The crew and seat was fine"
Cons: "2:30 min delay"
Cons: "Pilots were 50 mins late"
Pros: "Blue, dim lights"
Cons: "In checking in the staff was no helpful"
Pros: "Fast boarding process"
Cons: "When we landed we sat on the tarmac for over 30 minutes when they said 10 minutes."
Cons: "The food options"
Pros: "Friendly & Fun"
Pros: "Individual tv, seat comfort"
Cons: "I missed the connection for a delay in Qantas for Melbourne."
Pros: "Everything was comfortable"
Cons: "Carry on storage was limited but the staff was accommodating"
Cons: "No food, just snacks."
Pros: "Flying home"
Cons: "Drunk passengers"
Cons: "no complaints"
Pros: "Love the airline."
Cons: "My chair wouldn't move back. Chair was broken"
Cons: "I was sitting next to Lady. she spilled coffee on her self by accident. it was burning her skin but the lady didn’t help she just gave her some paper towel and she left. All she did was roll her eyes around and didn’t give her another extra coffee"
Pros: "No line at LAX"
Pros: "The full experience from boarding to landing was amazing"
Pros: "I always enjoy flying with Alaska Airlines."
Cons: "Nothing bad. All is good."
Cons: "We weren't able to sit together."
Cons: "No pilot. I thought y'all merged with virgin so why no pilot."
Cons: "no music. no wi-fi. nothing to enhance the experience. check out jet blue."
Cons: "Kosher snacks"
Pros: "Alaska has always treated us well. I would recommend them anytime."
Pros: "My trip going to California and coming back home was so nice. I had no problems, everyone were eager to help. I felt so comfortable. The plane was clean. I would travel with Kayak (Alaska airlines ) again."
Cons: "I have no complaints."
Pros: "Roomy seat, expensive change fee"
Cons: "Bad smell on plane"
Pros: "The upgrade to 1st class was nice."
Pros: "The stuffs were very entertaining and the plane roomy."
Pros: "Power connection"
Cons: "seat was not comfortable. Back and legs ached."
Cons: "US Customs was very rude."
Cons: "Wrapped glassware in checked in luggage. Glassware looked so broken as if someone jumped on the suitcase. Never saw crushed glass like that."
Pros: "Comfortable seating"
Pros: "They were attentive as usual."
Pros: "No worries. Pleasant staff."
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Over all Alaskan airlines does a great job."
Cons: "The boarding process was very sloppy. The boarding person made very little to no announcements regarding boarding procedures. He then made everyone who had lined up in general boarding line exit the line and then finally turned on the sign that said preferred boarding. Then the same thing happened again. He could have saved all of us and including himself lots of frustration if he had just made an announcement regarding the boarding process with directions when he was about to start boarding. Everyone was left without clear directions. Big let down to start my experience with Alaskan airlines."
Cons: "The plane was small and uncomfortable"
Cons: "really good enjoyed the whole experience"
Pros: "Is away more space in the seat than other airlines"
Cons: "The snacks away to poor , can be better"
Cons: "No worries with Hawaiian Airlines’ staff and service … the “free meal” (sandwich) was unexpected, tasty and something not found on other domestic carriers."
Pros: "The entertainment would not work on my laptop"
Cons: "help for getting the entertainment to work"
Cons: "Boarding process was messy"
Pros: "Crew was friendly. Plane was clean."
Cons: "Entertainment set up is terrible, only available through app for purchase on tablet or smartphone. Cheap and antiquated. No vegetarian options for food."
Pros: "Food and service was pretty good"
Cons: "Stuck at the gate after boarding for an entire hour while they did maintenance on the plane before we left."
Pros: "Food and drink were included, plane was very comfortable, and the service was friendly and professional... great experience."
Pros: "Airbus 330 best"
Cons: "Very good"
Cons: "They lost one piece of luggage. Waiting to see if they find it and its returned"
Pros: "Fast boarding"
Cons: "No entertainment"
Pros: "Boarding was smooth. Getting to our seats I was allowed to move one row up to an exit row which was great! Service by attendants was smooth and efficient."
Cons: "We ended up upgrading because kayak doesn’t let you assign a seat and we were the last to get a seat on a very full flight. I will never use Kayak again."
Cons: "Almost everything on the in flight entertainment system cost money and the screen was not very responsive."
Pros: "Meal served"
Pros: "The service and food and drinks"
Cons: "How dirty the plane was and especially the restrooms"
Pros: "The gate crew was outstanding in a very difficult situation. They were all very professional and helpful."
Cons: "Scheduled departure was eleven a.m. and actual departure was over seven hours later. We were each provided a $100 credit memo for future travel, but when we tried to reschedule our return trip to avoid LAX we were told the credit could only be used for new travel. Not happy about either the delay or the inability to use the $100 each credits. On top of that, we had to pay $400 rescheduling fees for the two tickets. That looks like a threefer to me. Pretty much sucks."
Cons: "Not clear what line to stand in signs would help Such as if you had a boarding pass you can just stand in the line that will give your baggage tag versus just standing in the general line"
Pros: "No problems."
Cons: "No leg room with Silver (raft or?) under seat."
Cons: "Overcrowded and too noisy"
Cons: "Very unclear about where/when to board in Kona"
Pros: "Staff were amazingly friendly"
Pros: "Friendly flight attendants"
Cons: "One hour delay boarding. One hour delay on the plane waiting for a light bulb change. 2 hours total before we were in the air. Not happy"
Pros: "Variety of drinks"
Cons: "Flight delayed for 2 hours Not serving food and snacks until 2.5 hours after boarding even though it was already 4.5 hours after lunchtime and everyone was starving Flight attendants not responding to the service requests at all"
Cons: "The flight was delayed 3 hours because of a maintenance issue The planee was a old one and normal sized carry ons wouldent fit"
Cons: "Not much value for first class"
Pros: "The food and hospitability"
Cons: "Entertainment options were few and outdated"
Cons: "It was way too hot. No airflow on the plane."
Pros: "Easy upgrade to extra space!"
Cons: "Temperature was too warm in the cabin"
Pros: "The seating and the pleasant stewards."
Pros: "Crew was the best part of the trip! They were courteous, friendly, efficient & helpful! Always with a smile!"
Cons: "Food was mediocre but it was FREE! The last of the airlines to offer that! Hooray for them!"
Pros: "Appreciate that Hawaiian serves meals. Always impressed with video productions and magazine quality. Safety video was new to me and well done."
Cons: "It was freezing, and while meals still are provided, there is a charge for blankets. Brrr."
Pros: "I really had a comfortable ride- thank you as always!"
Pros: "They got us to our destination safely. Which , of course is the most important thing. Got us there on time as well. Did not use in flight entertainment so cannot rate."
Cons: "First class seats are miserably uncomfortable, barely wider than a coach seat. Only difference I Can tell is that it has more padding. Foot rest is unbelievably unfunctional. Food was good but no wine or refill of the other beverages was offered with the meal. Flight crew as polite, but wooden and unengaging. Baggage claim at destination was efficient. I only fly with this airline , and in first class, because I have sooooo many miles.. if that weren't the case I would try someone else. Who knows , maybe they would not be any better."
Cons: "Everything was excellent"
Cons: "The tickets I got thru kayak lost the seat reservation. My family sat away from me for both flights. The tickets I purchased directly worked out fine. Won't be using kayak anymore."
Cons: "No entertainment on plane. In other words, did not like having to pay for the movies. We pay so much money and no wifi in economy class"
Cons: "Pay for entertainmen"
Pros: "I like that they feed you and give you more room. They also have competitive deals"
Pros: "Our brakes were not up to par to land in Kauai. Detour to Honolulu. Sucked!!!!!!!!!"
Pros: "All services are great!"
Cons: "Too cold."
Pros: "On-time, dinner meal served onboard."
Pros: "Blankets and pillows"
Cons: "Attendant was not polite"
Pros: "Good schedule for snacks and lunch, staff really nice and efficient"
Pros: "Crew was very nice and quick"
Cons: "Food was disappointing, it was also cold in the cabin."
Pros: "It's my first time flying with Hawaiian Airlines. I must say that I wasn't impressed nor disappointed. However, the view when flying over the islands is amazing!"
Pros: "I like everything"
Pros: "The crew was helpful"
Cons: "The flight arrived at MEX on time, but for reasons I don’t know, we could not exit the plane for an hour after arriving at the gate. This hour delay caused me to miss my next flight to Puerto Escondido, Mexico on Viva Aerobus. I had to stay the night in Mexico City because it was the last flight leaving that night, and I had to purchase a new flight to Puerto Escondido."
Pros: "Not really"
Cons: "Being on time not delay 40 min"
Pros: "Comfort and safety"
Pros: "Delta is doing a great job keeping everything calm and clean during this pandemic!"
Pros: "Social distanced seating"
Pros: "Delta is the airline to fly if you have to fly (like I did) during a pandemic. They made sure at every turn we felt as safe as possible. They had passengers distanced from each other the whole time, handed out sanitizing wipes as we walked on the plane, made sure folks kept their masks on, gave us individual little baggies with snacks and water bottles that also had individual hand sanitizer packets. I felt so much more safe flying Delta on my way home to Hawaii in July than I did when I flew American Airlines on my way to the mainland in June."
Pros: "Felt safe and sanitary"
Cons: "No hubo comida suficiente"
Cons: "Bathroom floors could be better."
Pros: "An uneventful and relaxing flight. The flight attendants were great. They actually smiled."
Cons: "Offered meals for purchase."
Pros: "Very comfortable, no complaints."
Pros: "The TV"
Pros: "best meal ive had in so long service was great the captain anniuncements were clear and detailed"
Pros: "It was ok"
Cons: "They lost my suitcase. Now I have to wait a day or two and they won’t sent it to me."
Pros: "Priority boarding and on time"
Pros: "We boarded close to on time, no hassles. Allowed my husband and me (retired military) to board early, thank you."
Cons: "LAX security is awful. We never left the airport (arrived LAX from Sydney AU) yet were forced thru security again. Had to remove shoes, was scanned and "frisked" by TSA to get to Denver. To go to Australia, Denver TSA waived the removal of shoes, skipped the scan for the metal detector and no one touched me, ditto for LAX on the trip to Sydney. Where's the uniformity or standards for TSA?? Why did I have to be subjected to this garbage on the way home?? This is why I despise flying. It makes no sense to me. This ruined what was a great vacation."
Pros: "I did not like nothing"
Cons: "Custom took for ever they only had 2 agents working and I Missed my fight to nyc"
Pros: "That it got me home"
Cons: "We had to wait at the customs for nearly 1.5hrs, then pick up our luggage, then check in again!!! We were running and got on the plane 10 mins before the departure. Super stressful!!"
Pros: "Fast and comfortable"
Cons: "No tv but understanding"
Pros: "All that one would want."
Pros: "The TV selections"
Pros: "Premium boarding breakfast sandwich pretty good"
Cons: "My screen stopped working in the middle of an episode."
Pros: "Free movies helped the time fly by. Stewardess, or whatever the PC word us now, Britt was awesome"
Pros: "Was able to comfortably sleep the whole trip back."
Cons: "Nothing, just filling this in to continue........."
Pros: "Maintained high standards of service despite massive delay."
Cons: "Boarding and departure was messy because of the delay"
Pros: "I would like more detail about traveling companions displayed."
Pros: "I liked the selection of movies."
Cons: "The arrival estimate was off."
Pros: "Great experience"
Pros: "Distaff who is very friendly and accommodating."
Pros: "They ran out of food on the plane"
Cons: "Boarding in LA was. Mess"
Pros: "Nice courteous cabin staff."
Cons: "See comment above"
Pros: "I always have a great experience on Delta! Thank you"
Cons: "I had to take different flights due to the delays."
Cons: "Long delay"
Cons: "See above airport connection disaster...."
Pros: "What they offer is OK."
Pros: "Pilot was hot."
Cons: "4 hour maintenance delay. Arrived at 2 am, after boarding a different plane."
Pros: "This was a code share flight on a delta ticket but a virgin airline, the entertainment was great with the seat back selection, the seat comfy and the staff friendly."
Cons: "Firstly check in was a nightmare, travelling on a Virgin Australia Flight from LAX - BNE and a connecting flight BNE - PPP (Proserpine) all with Virgin Australia, and they claim they don't have the ability to tag your luggage the whole way through??? (I understand I have to collect it on arrival into another country and then take to a bag drop) but with the same airline they claim they can't do this? I travel a lot and with many other flights internationally and I can tag my bags with different airlines all the way through, but NOT WITH VIRGIN WITH THE SAME AIRLINE ALL THE WAY THROUGH? They can't do it? Then 2 hour delay on the tarmac after taxiing out from the gate at LAX, which got us in late to Brisbane. The food on this leg LAX-BNE for the vegetarian option was terrible, which was strange as on the fist flight over from BNE-LAX it was the best vegetarian food on any flight I've ever had. Strangely 6 months out from our flight I tried calling Delta to upgrade our tickets and was told they had no way of doing it as the Delta computer system isn't linked Virgin system. Then calling Virgin to upgrade I was told I can't as it is a Delta ticker. We tried again a week out from the flight and got the same response and told to try at check-in. We tried then at check in and told they have no idea how to do this as only so many seats are allocated to Delta tickets and they can't access the Delta system?? So very frustrating and we could never upgrade?"
Cons: "Reasonable price"
Pros: "Smooth ride, great crew, free flight entertainment with screen built into each seat."
Pros: "I love the inflight entertainment"
Cons: "Use another airline"
Pros: "The seat wasn’t very comfortable"
Pros: "The boarding process was not complicated and my moved along in an orderly fashion."
Cons: "Make the seats more comfortable! Especially on long fights where the risk of blood clots are higher."
Pros: "Good first. Class seat"
Cons: "Lotsa turbulence, very hard to sleep"
Pros: "many movies"
Pros: "Greets you nicely, on time, caring staffs"
Cons: "Constant delays, wrongful promises of when/how long delays would take"
Pros: "Straight to the point,easy,and convenient"
Cons: "Nothing yet"
Cons: "Even though we pay exorbinant prices: The poorest selection of non-meat vegetarian food."
Cons: "There was no entertainment at all, and pretzels are gross"
Cons: "Had to buy another ticket"
Pros: "They made a long trip comfortable with an excellent attitude."
Pros: "There are three meals during the trip."
Cons: "Not at this time."
Pros: "Just about everything was wonderful. Flight crew was great, infotainment centers are always a plus, and the seats are better than I remember (don’t get excited, slightly)."
Cons: "This was considered an international flight, as we discovered when we were directed to the international terminal. It was also a 6 hour flight so... where was the food?! We could pay upwards of $10 for 3-4 options, none of which were 100% kid friendly. What’s up with that?"
Pros: "Comfortable and on time"
Cons: "The breakfast was not very good. I would have liked more fruit and maybe a real regular muffin."
Cons: "The fact that my original seats were not given. The other issue was that Alaska wasn’t my airline but American was. They didn’t even tell me until I got to the gate, moved over to another and then got transferred over to my gate."
Cons: "It wasn't Cathy Pacific operation."
Cons: "served snacks without drinks or at least water"
Cons: "Not enough food to feed all passengers and the service was very slow."
Cons: "The breakfast, no hot meal just sugary food."
Pros: "It didn't take long for anything."
Pros: "Everyone was friendly"
Cons: "Very tight fit."
Pros: "The A321-S was a pretty good aircraft. Nicely updated interior. Staff were young & professional. Everyone was happy, efficient and professional. It was nice to see the Captain smile and say goodbye to ALL the passengers. Well done AA!"
Pros: "Everything was timely, courteous & pleasant. The aircraft was very clean."
Pros: "Great entertainment system at each seat"
Cons: "Food was nasty and they didn't have a non dairy option"
Pros: "The handed out the customs forms just before landing because they were too busy chatting. I had to fill up the form during landing and got dizzy. During the fligh I asked for water and the stewardess forgot about it."
Pros: "everything ran like clockwork"
Pros: "Great entertainment my second leg with personal TVs and great selection of movies and games. Also got great exit row seating for no additional price!"
Pros: "WHAT FOOD.,,,,,,.AA DOSE NOT FEE US OR HAVE ANY ENTERTAINMENT,"
Cons: "NOTHING AA IS JUST AS BAD AS FIJI AIRWAYS"
Cons: "Taking away headphones 40 mins prior to landing is ridiculous. AA needs to abandon Bose or figure out a better way."
Pros: "Everyghing was smooth and on time"
Cons: "Nothing at all"
Pros: "same as above"
Cons: "Terminal at LAX requires a bus."
Pros: "Same as above."
Cons: "Same as above"
Cons: "Checkin was a nightmare! Not clearly marked and very confusing at LAX."
Cons: "The most horrendous costumer service & treatment from AA employees aether in the LAX airport and on the phone by costumer service."
Cons: "Departure to late hard to get other fly conection ."
Pros: "Service, clean aircraft, I felt AA cares about me"
Cons: "Changing gates before boarding"
Pros: "Business Class seat"
Cons: "People using forward lavs"
Cons: "It was delayed for more then an hour."
Cons: "Practically no food was served."
Airlines flying from Los Angeles to Kailua-Kona 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 Los Angeles to Kailua-Kona
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Los Angeles to Kailua-Kona
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Los Angeles to Kailua-Kona
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Los Angeles to Kailua-Kona
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Los Angeles to Kailua-Kona