Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from New York 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);
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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.
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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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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 14h 09m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($279) and United Airlines ($288), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Hawaiian Airlines ($610) and Multiple Airlines ($631).
From New York to Hilo, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Hilo back to New York , the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Monday being the most expensive.
When flying out of New York you will be using one of these airports: New York LaGuardia, Newark or New York John F Kennedy Intl. You will be landing at Hilo Intl, also known as Hilo Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Crew kept you informed."
Cons: "All went well"
Pros: "PLane was clean, boarding went fast, meals and snacks were decent."
Cons: "The sound system was turned up too loud. Did not appreciate being bombarded with advertising on the entertainment system, on the Loud speakers as cabin crew hawked the company credit card etc"
Pros: "Selection of films good. Thankful for complimentary earphones. Thankful for pillow and blanket too."
Cons: "Food. Sandwich was terrible. Couldn’t figure what kind of of filling it had. Bread hard and difficult to bite. Not enough restrooms. Aisle is narrow. When waiting for restroom behind row 35(?) they are standing and waiting and bumping into people sitting in rows 28+."
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and the service was very good. For an 11 hour flight, it was better than I anticipated. The meals were surprisingly tasty!"
Cons: "Just one thing...I couldn't seem to recline my seat, but I didn't say anything about it. This isn't anyone's fault, but for someone my age, sitting in one location for 11 hours is a pain. Also, my one check-in bag was literally the last bag on the baggage carousel... just my bad luck."
Pros: "I love"
Pros: "Nothing. I slept 70 percent of the way but these two adults ad their brat kid kept kicking seats and the father was the worse.it wasn’t a horrible trip but I think the father was the oddest. He kept changing his seat next to mine. But overall I slept 70 percent of the time."
Cons: "I would have had a manager that was the boss of the stewardesses so people weren’t seat jumping around the whole time."
Pros: "Service, crew, food, price"
Cons: "Chairs weren't very comfortable"
Pros: "The flight was smooth, the pilots were nice when on the speaker, the crew was good, food was very good!"
Cons: "Sitting next to the unpleasant lady in my row. Some passengers are rude but we’re coming from New York, so...."
Cons: "1) No wifi 2) movies cost $9 3) screens don't swing out to compensate for reclining of seat in front of you."
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: "Kind of punctual.passengers well informed over all flight."
Cons: "Toilet and seat not so appealing.needs cleaning.bleaching t"
Pros: "They offered meals unlike AA, Delta, or Ynited"
Pros: "Dont' know what I did, but got my old seat back."
Pros: "Super friendly helpful staff"
Pros: "Leg room"
Cons: "No food. I ordered kosher meal , was told Kayak it was confirmed . The stewardess said they never have kosher . So I was lied to by your representative."
Pros: "That there were movies to watch, even though not such great options"
Cons: "Lost luggage that was gate checked, paid $600 extra for upgraded seats and they weren't great. We had a window seat but there was barely a window."
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."
Cons: "TVs should not charge to watch anything (many other airlines offer this). Also, offering wifi would be a big improvement."
Pros: "Very accommodating to meet the needs of my parents who are elderly"
Cons: "Wish flight also available out of Liberty-Newark airport which is closer to home"
Pros: "Staff very helpful"
Cons: "14 hour delay!! WTF!?!"
Pros: "Check in very fastly"
Pros: "Crew, plane, seats, leg room"
Cons: "Didn't have any soda"
Pros: "Liked the location of gate 30 at JFK nice and quiet."
Cons: "Not much food or snacks for such a long flight Other than that it was excellent."
Pros: "There is a port for a USB, so you can bring a device? But then, you have to prepare your entertainment in advance which is an inconvenience...."
Cons: "The complementary food was garbage. I am not asking for a 5 star meal from Roy's; I am asking that the food be somewhat edible. The paid snack options were few and there we no healthier choices. You have to pay for all of films, games, and movies. No WiFi on the plane. The display had issues when I tried to turn it off - it would randomly come on. The volume for the "advertisements" were ridiculously louder. In fact, they were louder than the safety announcements from the staff! Gotta pay $25 for a checked bag."
Cons: "I was not in the system for my flight so therefore i didnt have a ticket. My trip was round trip and for some reason i was not marked as being on the original flight from honolulu to jfk so they canceled my return flight."
Pros: "It was a long 12h flight from NY to HI, I requested change of seat. They arranged it so so got one in empty row since I were by myself. Food is good too!"
Pros: "I liked the service and everything else!"
Pros: "The flight was good, and the flight attendants were efficient."
Cons: "The portions of food were small. The entertainment package for $7.99 was very dated and limited in options."
Pros: "It was short but sweet"
Pros: "The members of the Crew were all as pleasant and helpful as could be. The Extra Comfort seats we purchased made the long flight more bearable coupled along with the Entertainment choices. The meal that was included on our flight was good especially since you would be paying extra on other Airlines."
Cons: "Don't forget your earbuds or earphones."
Cons: "Passenger have to pay for every single entertainment."
Pros: "The crew!"
Pros: "Flexible schedule"
Cons: "Poor drink/food service, no free wifi, no free movies all make for one long boring flight."
Pros: "YOU DON'T STARVE LIKE THE OTHER AMERICAN CARRIERS. THEY DON'T FEED YOU EVEN ON TEN HOUR FLIGHTS.."
Cons: "I DON'T LIKE CENTRAL AIR. PLANE GOT TOO COLD FOR ME"
Pros: "Smooth boarding and flight"
Cons: "On board lunch and later snack were free! Quality was reasonable."
Pros: "The comfort of the plane."
Cons: "The price of the tickets."
Pros: "Huge difference in comfort from jet blue to hawaiian. Hawaiian has much more space."
Pros: "Overall staff was patient and sweet"
Pros: "- crew was friendly"
Cons: "- old plane from mid 90ties - constant trying to sell me extras - terrible food, too little food - no inflight entertainment - plane broke had to stop over in Seattle - purser was terrible - those are just my top things I didn't like - never fly this airline agai"
Cons: "Have to pay for entertainment on a 12 hour flight Only free choices were Hawaiian commercials"
Pros: "I can't believe that for a 12 hour flight there are not any movies to watch for free!!!!!"
Cons: "1/2 hour late getting to Hilo"
Pros: "The seats were comfy at least"
Cons: "No free snacks. I can't believe that on a 6 hour flight we weren't Given at least a bag of chips free of charge : $3.00 freaking dollars for chips!"
Pros: "Very nice staff"
Cons: "For such a long flight there should be better food and more food"
Pros: "Inflight movies"
Pros: "See above"
Cons: "See above"
Cons: "Everything. My booking confirmation was with United Airlines only to get to the airport to find that they had subcontracted the flight to a budget airline. Eurowings. The food very substandard. If you were on a basic ticket, you were only entitled to water and no food. So people are travelling on long haul flights without being offered anything as standard. Passengers on these tickets were not aware that they would not be served.any food which is probably unethical. They offer to sell you food if on a basic ticket"
Pros: "When it finally took off the flight itself was smooth."
Cons: "Plane was delayed coming in, then we were told we were waiting on catering. Then it became a weather issue. Then we boarded. Weather got worse so they took us off. The second time we boarded and were told we’re waiting on catering who wasn’t on site then had to go through airport security. After 3HOURS , we were asked to leave the plane. For rebounding the next morning with no explanation. The next morning the flight was delayed an additional 3HOURS. We were never given food in all this time of a wait. This became an 18+ hour delay. We definitely missed our connection and they rebooked it."
Cons: "Delay. I lost my first flight and almost the second as well"
Pros: "Extremely smooth flight. Staff were very attentive."
Cons: "Meal was average. Seats did not recline enough to facilitate sleep."
Pros: "Had Good space (not crowded plane)"
Cons: "Food, wasn’t what I call food... No entertainment at all."
Pros: "Delayed bc of weather."
Pros: "Friendly and caring staff. Quick and prompt boarding process."
Pros: "Boarding and overhead space was good."
Cons: "Too hot."
Pros: "the snack pack was a good value"
Cons: "arriving plane was late so we got into OKC late"
Pros: "I am Brenda Crooks, Zachary's mom. I am the one that actually took the trip. I went to Connecticut to see my son, Samuel, get his white coat for medical school. I will never forget my experience in Newark, New Jersey. I met a wonderful woman named Yevette who checked in my luggage. She is to be commended on going above and beyond the call of duty. I don't know her last name. She knew I was very upset because I was leaving my 22 year old baby in Connecticut. She sympathized and comforted me. She put her arms around me and assured me that everything was going to be alright. She is a wonderful woman with a big heart. She is the true meaning of a lady. I will never forget her and thank her so very much for being so gracious and kind to me."
Cons: "Almost everything"
Cons: "Charge for tv!"
Cons: "The worst travel experience ever."
Cons: "Not enough overhead storage"
Pros: "I like everything"
Cons: "It was delayed"
Pros: "Good and frequent updates on delays and changes."
Cons: "No reasons for delays."
Pros: "Upgraded to first class ...best experience ever"
Cons: "Was good"
Pros: "New illy coffee is really good"
Cons: "Comfortable and affordable!"
Pros: "Quick easy boarding"
Cons: "A bit of delay not to bad though"
Pros: "on time everything was great!!!"
Cons: "The boarding process is an absurdly disorganized, terrible process. Don't encourage people to line up if there is no room in the terminal for them to do so. Food was also pathetic, especially compared to European competitors on the same route."
Pros: "Efficient service"
Pros: "Made us comfortable with pillow and blanket. TV screens to watch"
Cons: "The plane was too late"
Cons: "LATE changed gates at last minute"
Cons: "Very difficult to get to EWR from Brooklyn and the departure was changed 6 times that afternoon."
Cons: "It was a new plane but it was extremely uncomfortable. The chairs were so stiff."
Cons: "Service sucked, Crews were not nice at all, mad. Just not happy people. I haven't had terrible food like that for long long time. So bad. So so bad."
Cons: "After boarding plane did not take off on time, take off was 40 mins later."
Cons: "I was late to Cleveland. Thank you.... not."
Cons: "stole my money for 2 flights. Never made it to my destination"
Cons: "Sat on plane over an hour before take off, no explaination provided."
Pros: "All good."
Cons: "Instead of a full can of soda with glass of ice, just recieve a glass with v ice and a bit of soda from the can."
Cons: "Poor food quality, mechanical issues caused delays, gate change."
Pros: "it was on time"
Cons: "it would be nice to have free WiFi"
Pros: "Staff were professional and alert to all concerns and potential threats."
Airlines flying from New York 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 New York to Hilo
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from New York to Hilo
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from New York to Hilo
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from New York to Hilo
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from New York to Hilo