Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from North America to Kailua-Kona
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Incoming plane was late, but we made it to Kona in good time, and we were out of the airport and at our lodging 30 minutes before I thought we would be, so we must have been on time"
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."
Cons: "They lost one piece of luggage. Waiting to see if they find it and its returned"
Cons: "Waiting for baggage at the baggage claim."
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."
Pros: "Quick and easy"
Cons: "There should have been movie/tv options that were free!"
Pros: "OVERALL GOOD.FOOD COULD BE BETTER."
Cons: "Seats selected at booking were reassigned to back of the plane.We were traveling with another couple, their reassigned seats were not near us. Very disappointing"
Pros: "The service and food and drinks"
Cons: "How dirty the plane was and especially the restrooms"
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"
Cons: "No food option for more restrictive diets."
Pros: "The extra touches that used to be normal and then every airline took away, like meals! Complimentary cocktail was a bonus too."
Cons: "Overcrowded and too noisy"
Cons: "Very unclear about where/when to board in Kona"
Cons: "When I checked in i asked the agent to help me board early since I was carrying a fragile musical instrument. She said check back later. I had no seat assigned and was told I would be seated after all families were taken care of. I waited and waited and finally when everyone was boarded, I checked one last time because I was the only person left in the waiting area and the gate agent totally forgot about me. So she assigned me to a seat that had a wall in front of it and no storage space in the seat in front of me. I was livid. Thankfully I didn’t have to check the instrument but the hassle was a nightmare I really wanted to avoid."
Cons: "Not much value for first class"
Pros: "Overall I was happy. Would fly again."
Cons: "Advertisements annoyed me, especially after waking up. Turn them off plz."
Pros: "Boarding didn’t take too long and seats were comfortable."
Cons: "WiFi on plane would be awesome!"
Cons: "Online check in and Check in terminals at airport didn’t work"
Pros: "Our flights were delayed in both directions!"
Cons: "The long delays. Also we were seated st the very end of the plane and were not able to change seats."
Pros: "Really friendly attendants"
Pros: "The free run punch and chips they serve right before landing."
Cons: "Reserved seats and they were not honored. Instead we were stuck in the next to last row. Agents were unapologetic and did not care."
Pros: "Ontime , friendly , comfortable, they really do take care of you"
Pros: "Easy upgrade to extra space!"
Cons: "Temperature was too warm in the cabin"
Cons: "The food that they gave was pasta and no othe alternatives (gluten free and more healthy)"
Pros: "The seating and the pleasant stewards."
Pros: "Everything else was great. Customer Service was amazing. Food was just good. Nothing fancy. Nice to have snacks also. Thank you"
Cons: "The delay was long-although because of traffic that morning I was late also, but we were 1hr 45 minutes late leaving."
Cons: "Last raw no window For window seat"
Pros: "Easy service. Great people."
Pros: "Loved the meal"
Pros: "We love Hawaiian Airlines. It is by far the best airline to get to Hawaii. Maui is my home so I fly to and from here a lot and have experienced many different airline companies. Do yourself a favor and fly Hawaiian."
Cons: "The long wait to get through the TSA line as I was in a wheelchair. It took over 15 minutes to get a female attendate."
Pros: "I really appreciated the pillow & blanket. I've always wondered why you guys keep it so cold."
Cons: "The hot meal was nice, but I'd prefer salad and soup in this kind of setting."
Pros: "Surprise lunch with wine, gratis--like airlines used to be!"
Pros: "Fun hawaiian theme to get you in the hawaiian spirit before landing"
Cons: "Tight seating. Especially when your next to an overweight person and there is no way to climb over them to get to the restroom and they are taking up part of your seat."
Pros: "Efficient friendly on time service."
Pros: "Love the preloaded Ipads in first class. Not sure what entertainment was in coach."
Pros: "Left my carry on in the overhead with about $800 in Christmas presents and was able to retrieve in after clearing international customs. Nice, friendly, kind, helpful!"
Cons: "the one hour delay"
Pros: "The attendant who picked me up in a wheelchair was very attentive and stayed with me until we got my bags."
Cons: "Having to pick up my bag in Honolulu in order to fly back to the mainland was a hassle, especially because I was being assisted in a wheelchair."
Pros: "I like the customer service on the plane. They were pleasant. The plane was clean the planes was pretty empty. It was comfortable."
Cons: "I didn't like the people who was at the San Fran airport who checked us in. I have a sister who Is handicap and I needed assistance and they had no Mercy. Honolulu gave us much better service Then San Francisco. The people in Honolulu helped us from the time we exited our car till we got on the plane."
Pros: "Good schedule for snacks and lunch, staff really nice and efficient"
Cons: "A quick drink service would have been nice, it was provided on the same flight going the opposite direction"
Cons: "100% as always.. delta has never disappointed! Keep up the good work guys"
Cons: "Delta.... they’rrrrrr Grrrreaaate!"
Pros: "Most of the crew was great with the exception of curbside check-in in Denver."
Cons: "Curbside needs to stop chasing cash tips and do their jobs. If they focused on that tips would be easy to come by. The curbside attendant that took my bag didn’t even bother to check my id. He asked me my name and asked where my destination was. I told him Cincinnati as a layover then LaGuardia where he said that was wrong. He then proceeded to print a boarding pass that wasn’t mine and load my bag into the conveyor. Not 5 mins go by when I realize what happened I wound up having to go to special services to rectify the situation. Which ultimately consisted of me waiting another hour in LaGuardia to get my bag. Please delta have these curbside handlers actually want to do their job and stop chasing cash tips."
Pros: "Crew was very pleasant. Boarding and deplaning was smooth and easy!"
Cons: "Everything was really nice. The snacks were good. I don’t know if there are excellent t snacks but very good."
Cons: "Slight delay"
Pros: "Crew was friendly and efficient."
Cons: "Idk terrible flight experience with delta"
Pros: "In flight entertainment"
Cons: "Food provided, other than snacks, would be a plus"
Pros: "We arrived eventually."
Cons: "Flight delayed three hours. Payed extra for an earlier flight. Very disappointing."
Pros: "The service, on time, employees very nice."
Cons: "Choice of healthier snack"
Pros: "Nothing spectacular."
Cons: "The headrests won’t stay up. And it’s hot."
Cons: "Have rhe right to carry at least one luggage per person at no cost. Besides carry on and personal item. Tickets prices and luggage costs are extremely expensive."
Pros: "Staff from Check in to aircraft very pleasant. Snack choice in Coach impressive."
Cons: "Couldn't believe the flight attendant walked around with a tray of snacks and bananas. When I asked for the banana, she said, "Oh I'm sorry, those are for First Class only". Really?"
Cons: "Denver airport is far too large for there to be such a small security check therefore it took forever and I missed the flight. Delta tried to charge me $1000 for another ticket to Albany and I decided to fly with another airline for half the price instead"
Pros: "Friendly cabin crew. Early am departure. On board entertainment is a great selection of movies/TV etc. Clean aircraft. Comfortable seating. Great flight."
Pros: "Professional appearance of flight staff accommodating and sincete"
Pros: "Check in Denver super helpful Gate staff hustled to turn around flight Flight crew excellent"
Cons: "Flight delayed, almost missed international connections"
Pros: "Boarding, friendliness of staff"
Pros: "Everything was easy and smooth."
Pros: "Anything from free WiFi, entertainment, leg room, commentary drinks and snacks. Great service!"
Cons: "Frontier canceled the flight. Delta delayed the flight that I rescheduled. One of the worst traveling experiences I have had in a long time. My day started at 3:30am. I’m just now going to my hotel at 12:40 am"
Pros: "Gate crew in DEN provided free refreshments at the gate during a 2+ hour flight delay."
Cons: "The aircraft used for this flight comes from LGA as part of an out-and-back. Delays can be expected if there is an earlier departure delay in NYC. On 6/30, this aircraft was 2+ hours late while all other airlines (United, Southwest and Frontier) were all on-time."
Pros: "The staff was polite and snacks were good (healthy options)."
Cons: "Nothing was terrible, but due to the short flights I assume they don’t worry about having planes with entertainment available."
Cons: "Engine problems-2 hour delay"
Pros: "Good flight crew"
Cons: "Delayed due to mechanical issues. For 3 hours. No offers for free drink or wi fi. When we finally land we were on the runway for half hour."
Pros: "Everyone was fairly friendly"
Cons: "Cramped foot room"
Cons: "Bags never arrived at the listed baggage claim. After 45 min, I saw bags on a different claim station and I notified everyone standing around. BUT, I filed a claim with Delta and was immediately given 2500 miles, as guaranteed!"
Pros: "Comfortable seats. Good entertainment"
Cons: "Going to Denver was delayed and now return trip delayed We were give 3 separate reasons. Poor communication. Just telling me a flight will be delayed is not communication. Lack of a free snack was disappointing. May have to rethink flying Delta next time."
Pros: "Delta is great"
Cons: "Poor Delta DEN counter agent experience. Name on ticket didnt match Delta profile name nor TSA [rofile name. Delta counter agent would do nothing, except blame TSA. Would not check ticket name vs profile name. Happened two consecutive flights. Flight tomorrow morning has no TSA Pre clearance on boarding pass. This will be three consecutive flights. Also seated me next to a person who needed 2 seats to himself. Please never seat me next to a passenger who cannot fit in their own seat. I am switching to SWA."
Cons: "The crew forgot to turn the heater on in -3°F creating a situation where the lavatory water lines froze. This caused a two hour delay which made me miss the second leg. Because I missed the second leg I was put on the very last flight out of ATL and got to spend Xmas eve in the airport."
Pros: "What a city.. Unique for hell sure..."
Pros: "Crew was the best!"
Cons: "I really dislike the snack boxes. Snacks need to be more like a small sandwich or grapes, cheese and nuts. Not all that packaged stuff."
Pros: "Boarding super excellent! Also: Best landing I've ever experienced! Props to the pilot!!"
Pros: "Newer plane with movies."
Cons: "Airlines pack you on so tight."
Pros: "It's a nice, comfortable flight with plenty of entertainment options."
Cons: "The coffee on board is lousy, but I'm not sure that is much of a surprise."
Pros: "We purchased economy tickets in Delta. With these tickets you don't know where you are sitting until you get to the airport. Well, we lucked out and got the Plus seats! We got free alcoholic drinks, and big plush seats! We left right on time and got there early! Overall a great experience!"
Pros: "Great,I loved it!"
Pros: "Food, crew, boarding"
Cons: "I had a screen in front of me that did not work. It was annoying. Fix it."
Pros: "The moviea"
Cons: "The time of night"
Pros: "Everything else fine."
Cons: "Made me check my bag - even though ther was plenty of overhead bin space."
Pros: "I didn't like anything because the fly leat 3 hours"
Pros: "First we had a mechanical after boarding. I was rerouted through Atlanta. That flight is now delayed by 2hours. I then had to reroute to West Palm Beach instead of Ft Lauderdale. I will leave 9 hours after my original flight time and arrive 8 hours later. Just ridiculous"
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "Smooth ride. Delta got everything right from takeoff to landing."
Cons: "The seats, are getting Narrow. Very constricting."
Cons: "Registration in SFO was extremely bad. It took one hour. 30 minutes nobody was on working place."
Pros: "On time. Warm greetings from the pilots. New aircraft, clean, great entertainment."
Cons: "It is what it is, doesn’t have to be better"
Pros: "Seats were comfortable and seemed maintained"
Cons: "There was a lack of a adjustable seat headrest."
Pros: "Had a bulk head seat with no one sitting beside me and we landed early!"
Cons: "Maybe a gluten free snack option"
Pros: "seat was basic. prefer having tv screens in the seatbacks as opposed to using my tiny phone as a viewing screen."
Cons: "prefer having tv screens in the seatbacks as opposed to using my tiny phone as a viewing screen. only food available besides pretzel was pay food."
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: "Loved the wide spacious seats"
Cons: "Would prefer to have entertainment system on a instead of using my own device"
Cons: "The gate agents called all boarding groups with the boarding queue extending the entire length of the jet bridge and into the terminal beyond the gate area, making us stand in line ten to fifteen minutes longer for no reason."
Pros: "Everything no complain"
Cons: "I like everything Everything no complain"
Cons: "The seat assignments based on loyalty status - rude gate agents"
Cons: "Breakfast - lots of sugary items"
Pros: "Nice seats, good food, good service"
Pros: "Quick boarding and on time! Speedy and efficient"
Cons: "It was cancelled. Rebooked via support the whole route on to the next day. Airport AA staff is very unprofessional, they tried to put solving all problems onto customer the customer shoulders. Lost ~$500 due to the cancellation and nobody cares to compensate it. Completely disappointed about customer care."
Pros: "The inflight entertainment. They had a touch screen with a great selection of movies, music, and TV shows to kill the time with."
Cons: "No peanuts."
Pros: "Should have booked AA instead of BA."
Cons: "AA couldn't find BA reservation. poor integration of services"
Pros: "Very very helpful I will fly AA every time I can"
Pros: "Awesome service"
Pros: "The flights were on time and the staff was very friendly."
Pros: "Delayed and no AC working..."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Seat comfort was awful. I paid more for legroom but the actual seat was narrower then others. No one told me that. So legs were fine but my hips were squeezed. Seat cushion was also minimal. The base of my back was aching before take off."
Pros: "Free water and entertainment"
Cons: "No vegan meal options"
Pros: "The customer service"
Cons: "Not having a TV available is reflective of the poor rating for entertainment. Better organization with boarding- calling groups 1-6 within a 3 minute span makes for unnecessary commotion that could easily be avoided"
Pros: "Did not use"
Cons: "Tight seating"
Cons: "I got to Moscow, SVO. I didn't receive my bag. This sucks."
Pros: "The food was great!"
Cons: "The new baggage rule limits you to two bags in business on international flights☹️"
Cons: "No entertainment no wifi"
Cons: "The airline was changed and I was not aware until I arrived to the airport."
Pros: "Pilot did good job in tricky conditions at landing."
Cons: "Wish food were served."
Pros: "Everything was on time and luggage arrived at my final destination"
Cons: "Free wifi would be amazing :)"
Pros: "The accommodations. Loved the high tech tv and choices on the entertainment, as well as the more advanced reading lights. LOVED LOVED LOVED the charging ports available."
Cons: "The headrests/seats weren't very comfortable."
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: "Good selection of movies and overall good entertainment system"
Cons: "Seats extremely narrow. Bathroom follows the same. Could barely move in stall. Will not fly with them again if it's up to me."
Pros: "Good service, as efficient as possible"
Pros: "Headrest entertainment systems"
Cons: "Lack of comfort in the seat, pay for every little thing, departed late, 90% of all passengers seems to be lumped in "Group 6" making boarding extremely annoying. I suppose any other group costs extra."
Pros: "No food at all."
Cons: "Late by 40 min"
Pros: "The comfortable sitting and good hospitality by staff. Timely departure and smooth landing of aircraft."
Cons: "AA worst airline People They have working in SFO Incompetent Rude Useless"
Pros: "Everything smooth. No hang ups"
Cons: "It was delayed for about a half an hour. Other than that it was great"
Pros: "Lots of free movies."
Cons: "No free food."
Cons: "I was told I had to check my duffle bag at the gate, that there was no room for it. When I dot to my dirty seat I found room for three of my bags in the overhead compartment."
Pros: "Horrible customer service experience"
Cons: "Any of the service!"
Cons: "Check in problems with precheck. There seems to be a consistent issue with seeing our precheck on our boarding pass. This has happened twice. Otherwise good overall. Time to fix the problem"
Pros: "Getting off the plane."
Cons: "First, it was a big ordeal to get seats together, traveling with 3 children. Seats did not recline. No movie screen, entertainment. Weren’t allowed a carryon, only under seat. Will not fly united again."
Cons: "Another airport would be better, no extra charges for bags would be even better!"
Pros: "The gate was right next to the one I flew in from."
Pros: "The entertainment onboard was good"
Cons: "Five hour delay due to the aircraft maintenance."
Pros: "Friendly crew. Crew was very positive and helpful despite the delay."
Cons: "Flight was delayed 2.5 hr. To use the entertainment you have to download an app, but in order to download the app you have to pay for wifi."
Pros: "The entertainment selection was great!! The crew was great!"
Cons: "It was SO hot on plane, I was miserable the whole flight. It started out with a delay on the tarmac due to the air conditioning not working. We had to wait for maintenance to fix that. That wasn’t a big deal to me. We didn’t have a connecting flight to catch, so we were understanding....things happen. The problem for me began when HOT air was blowing on my legs the WHOLE flight. I was miserable! They only had pizza for purchase which did NOT sound appetizing in that heat. It was a terribly long flight and I was so happy to land and get off!!"
Pros: "Smooth sailing, the crew was so friendly and flight were all on time. They had really good movies on board which made time fly faster and"
Cons: "Nothen bad to say."
Pros: "The boarding was fast and easy. The crew were friendly and accommodating. The entertainment was bring your own phone, tablet or computer to watch movies over wifi. We could not access our United account so we could not watch the movies, which was lame for a 5 hour flight. The food was also unpleasant as usual. You'd think a multimillion dollar airline could afford to feed people more than drinks and a cookie. What happened to the hospitality of the industry? If you came to my house for 5 hours and I gave you one cookie and a beverage maybe two you would think I was rude or down right cheap."
Cons: "The crew were wonderful. My husband was on a business trip and I was able to sit with him. The staff didn't wake me up and they were generous with the sodas."
Pros: "That it was only a 5/6 hour flight"
Cons: "Movie choices were very limited. Need better snacks than only little mixed crackers."
Pros: "I arrived safely."
Cons: "It's a zoo. It's a DIY of checking in and checking your bags in. No staff is around to help. You are on your own. Unorganized."
Pros: "see above"
Cons: "see above"
Pros: "Least expensive and quickest trip"
Cons: "Not always available on return trip"
Pros: "Getting off the plane"
Cons: "The guy puked halfway through the flt and not one single flt attendant came even though they were serving drinks repeatedly to the dr sitting in the row in front of me. Also the flt was delayed as we waited almost an hour for people trying to connect which made me more upset since I was rebooked on that later flt because although my previous flt was there half hour before departure, we didn't have a gate to use which caused me to be 15 mins late for my original flt. Did they wait for me?! NO! I was rebooked. It's unfair that they stole an hour of life from every other passenger to accommodate a few. Back to the guy who puked, an hour after that he started shaking and grabbing his head and asking me why am I hurting his heart. Then incoherent blathering and then his last episode 20 minutes before we land in which he started hitting himself in the head saying he would die right now for his wife and how he's made mistakes. It was three separate incidents from this one passenger and not one flt attendant noticed? Yeah it was bad piled on worse stacked on top of never United ever again."
Cons: "Poor aircraft"
Pros: "Plane was clean"
Cons: "No wifi"
Pros: "Delays at departure, the pilot had to run from another terminal, united needs to get it together"
Pros: "Cheap enough"
Cons: "Lack of space"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "As with all other flights, no room to breath."
Cons: "San Francisco to Ontario Delay for 10 min Then another dealy for 30 min After we board we had to waite inside the air craft for Cataring company to delever food for first classe"
Pros: "Everyone on board was polite, flexible, and easy going."
Cons: "The complimentary snacks... so tired of the snack mix."
Cons: "Boarding personnel was short and rude in some instances. Condescending comments were made when passengers were not forming lines to their liking."
Pros: "Punctual departure, arrival ahead of schedule"
Cons: "The man in front of me thought it was obvious that he should enjoy 130% space, leaving me with 70%. I couldn't even read my magazine. I've paid full price for my seat. Slow service. Half an hour wait for baggage claim."
Pros: "TV with good documentaries"
Cons: "Brand new plane with technical problems; we had to sit on tarmac for an hour and then all deplane, wait another hour, then still delays after re boarding. Landing late at night in Newark makes train connections to NYC a great hassle."
Pros: "Plane wasn't full"
Cons: "Coffee grounds in the bottom of my cup Seats way too small for a normal person much less for Someone with extra."
Pros: "Service/flight attendants were great. Flight was smooth mostly. Space was good as nobody next to me. Flt from YYZ via ORD to SFO misplaced my luggage and got it the next day."
Cons: "ORD to SFO was very turbulent and luggage didn't make it. Seats tight in middle for ORD to SFO"
Cons: "You had to pay for internet service in order to watch the free movies."
Cons: "The sits where very uncomfortable. And the snack is awful."
Cons: "Horrible service and attitude. United is a nightmare."
Cons: "The seats in coach were curved in a weird way. The seats made my posture bad."
Pros: "The service is not close ro KOREAN AIR ON THE PLANE. The plane is old . The cres is tired.."
Pros: "Had ways to stay entertained onboard"
Cons: "Hard to get comfortable"
Cons: "have no idea if I'll even make it thru the day."
Pros: "Staff seemed lively and created good atmosphere; thank you."
Cons: "Play delayed 90 mins adding to my already delayed journey!!"
Pros: "Both flights were early, which was nice for a change."
Pros: "Slight delay but good communication."
Cons: "Spicy snack. Same snack on all 4 legs of our trip"
Pros: "It was ok."
Cons: "Small.plane, nasty sweet snack! Geez are peanuts that much more expensive!?"
Cons: "They overbooked the fright and I was afraid I wasn't going to get a seat."
Pros: "Great wheelchair service for my disability."
Pros: "I liked the boarding process. The staff were nice people too."
Cons: "The plane made a horribly alarming screeching sound before takeoff. WiFi was out. The snacks tasted like stale trail mix from a Fresno gas station."
Cons: "Many alerts in my e-mail."
Pros: "comfort and everthing was good"
Cons: "ac was too cold"
Cons: "I did not make it on time to a wedding because of the delay & problem with the plane."
Pros: "Everything went well; great service on both flights"
Pros: "The personnel were attentive and polite on the flights"
Cons: "Both going to Eugene and returning the plane was dirty, crumbs and dirt on the floor, garbage/trash in the seatbacks...very poor standard How do you people live with yourselves,?this was a substandard experience for a substantial amount of money."
Pros: "The plane was very nice and comfortable. There was a slight delay but we were kept well informed."
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