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DecemberMost popular time to fly with an average 31% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$907(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$794or less

Good deal one-way

$367or less

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Top 3 airlines serving Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Hilo Intl

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8.1
Hawaiian Airlines
Overall score based on 6,836 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
7.8
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Always a good ride."
Cons: "Keep loud teenage girls from a 2 hour party at gate 21 and too loud on the plane. I know it's not really your fault but a public place in an airport is not the place for cards and other games with 6 girls sitting on the floor"

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."

Cons: "Only one crew member was friendly"

Pros: "The Aloha and smiles!"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Crew was good. Seats were great"
Cons: "Early flight wasnt crowded. That was cool"

Pros: "Comfy not overcrowded wonderful flight!"

Pros: "Quick and solid flight"
Cons: "Would be nice to be able to switch to an earlier flight if not sold out"

Pros: "Great service very clean plane"

Pros: "The use of an ipad along with the special built in stand for entertainment was innovative and effective. I found the food to be delicious."
Cons: "Though the seats were nice, they were not as nice as some of the other first or business class international flights I have taken."

Pros: "The plane back to Portland wasn’t as hot as it was flying there."
Cons: "The plane was delayed and then after the delay we sat on the plane for over an hour before take off. No free movies anymore which is crazy to pay 5.99 per movie.i won’t fly Hawaiian airlines again"

Pros: "Crew and snacks"

Pros: "Very helpful staff during check in. Great flight attendants . Bathrooms in plane clean"

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: "Still thinking about other!"
Cons: "Food, uncomfortable in my seat - could not move seat backward , crew not very smiley. First time using airline will not book in the future."

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: "Service, great customer service."

Pros: "25 minutes from Maui to Hilo and an awesome view of Mauna Loa"
Cons: "No drinks but it could have been rough they said. Who needs liquids ona 25 minute flight tho?"

Pros: "Dont' know what I did, but got my old seat back."
Cons: "na"

Pros: "Staff super friendly & nice."
Cons: "Chicken teriyaki had a funny odor & tasted weird."

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"

Pros: "The flight was on time. The stewardeses were very helpful and curtiouse."

Pros: "Nothing special"
Cons: "I don't like paying top dollar and then have my flights changed to give me longer layovers."

Cons: "For any flight lasting over an hour, passengers should be allotted ample leg room and space. The couple in front of us reclined their seats for the whole flight and left us with little room. Airlines are also nickel and diming the passengers every which way by making you pay for a tablet rental to watch a movie."

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: "Complimentary wine"
Cons: "No Individual TV"

Pros: "Friendly crew up and down from check in to flight attendants. Luggage beat us to carousel"

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: "Blanket and pillow a nice touch"
Cons: "No dinner. And no free entertainment during the flight"

Cons: "Their claim to be the only airline still serving a meal is very "thin". We got a tiny cup of fruit and a biscuit with a piece of cheese melted on it. That was tasteless and very hard to eat. The one cup of juice (that was mostly ice) was barely enough to wash it down. Also, my disabled wife was not allowed to have the bulkhead seat because it had previously been assigned to a completely healthy child and mother. there should be some kind of priority system for those seats."

Pros: "everything"
Cons: "nothing"

Pros: "A great lunch was provided. Very reasonable upgrade for 6 inches of extra leg room Early departure"

Pros: "short"
Cons: "nothing"

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"

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Pros: "Hawaiian granted me an isle seat hat I requested after purchasing the ticket. I also appreciated the meal that was provided at no cost."
Cons: "I would have liked an "oldies" channel on the music program. I'm 70. (:"

Pros: "Had a late departure from Honolulu because of an equipment repair, but the flight itself was fairly smooth and we were were grateful to have a bit of extra room on the plane because several nearby seats were not occupied. Luggage was delivered perfectly on-time upon arrival at LAX - thank you! Really appreciated the excellent customer service offered by Hawaiian Air prior to this trip, when one of the flights had to be rescheduled because of illness. Representatives were efficient, polite, and very understanding - Kudos to this carrier!"
Cons: "The touch-screen "display" was not so convenient to operate and seemed a bit archaic in style. Our outbound flight had been filled to capacity and was very unpleasant re long lines for the restrooms - but this return-segment of the trip was not crowded at all and presented a wonderful contrast."

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: "It was short but sweet"

Pros: "It's nice they offer free food still."
Cons: "The seats are a little old and encourage slouching."

Pros: "Hawaiian Air gives free meals and complimentary wine! Great service from ticket agent."
Cons: "Cold on airplane"

Pros: "The crew!"

Pros: "Flexible schedule"

Pros: "Entertainment"
Cons: "Refreshment service"

Cons: "So professional during this pandemic. I felt safe the whole time. Slept like a baby, the flight was so smooth."

Cons: "Mechanical issue put us out late, then weather kept us circleing for another 45 minutes. Spent the night at msp had to fly out the next day to final destination."

Pros: "Slept the whole way. Served wine."

Pros: "The crew’s positive energy and great service were truly amazing. Kudos Delta!"

Pros: "Comfort plus is a nice upgrade"
Cons: "Having a clear gate to take advantage of being early."

Cons: "Not enough leg room. Flights are costly enough and it just seems wrong to upcharge passengers for more legroom. Legroom should be standard outside of first /business class."

Cons: "Seat wasn't comfortable"

Cons: "Delays both in DETROIT and a huge delay in Shanghai."

Cons: "We had a delay to boarding due to a mechanical issue. THANK YOU for making quick turn around decisions (ie, put us on another plane at another gate) - rather than just piling on delays!"

Cons: "They left without us. They could have waited a few minutes knowing we were on a delayed flight but didn't. They actually left early."

Pros: "Boarding so efficient we left early and arrived super early."
Cons: "WiFi on plane dropped out a lot."

Pros: "No delays. Easy boarding."

Cons: "Boarding process was really poor. Long line for just dropping a bag off that I already paid for."

Pros: "Clean Washroom"
Cons: "N A"

Cons: "Our itinerary was canceled"

Pros: "Everything was on time & organized"
Cons: "I had to download that Gogo app to watch a move. That sucked"

Pros: "The crew was great."
Cons: "The price of my ticket"

Cons: "Too much delay - departure was planned on March 15 @ 7 pm and take off happened on March 16 @ 12pm - a complete failure!!!!"

Pros: "Crew was amazing"
Cons: "If you could figure out how to get online wifi..."

Pros: "Late as usual"

Pros: "No air conditioning. Sat at the terminal in 95+weather, many elderly on the plane in hot weather. Attendants said oh well well at least your not in the back of the plane. Also intercom was set to blaring with a high pitched squealing sound."

Pros: "Staff tried to be helpful"
Cons: "Silly series of events. Maintenance problem before flight left previous city, got to us and we boarded only to deplane for more repairs. Ended up with another plane, five hours later. For a 44 min flight. Would’ve been easier to drive!"

Pros: "Smooth. Fast boarding"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The fact that I couldn't change flights on the day of travel"

Pros: "Excellent seat assignment good leg room plane on time staff friendly"

Pros: "flight attendants"
Cons: "As soon as we all were boarded we where told there was a mechanical issue. Sat on the boarded cramped flight for 2 hours until issue was fixed. If there was a mechanical issue then the plane should’ve not been boarded until it was fixed. Much rather have waited in lobby for 2 hours than on a plane with no food and water. Or at least alllowed us to deboard while issues where resolved."

Pros: "This was my cousins first time flying and the Flight Attendants made her feel very welcomed. They all were very personable."

Cons: "No Gluten free option"

Pros: "Delta is not a good place to be"
Cons: "Delta is not good on customer service"

Pros: "I loved the check-in reminders, up-to-date flight info, and overall friendliness and helpfulness of the attendants."

Pros: "Flew in First Class. Felt very pampered"

Pros: "The boarding was easy, crew was super and the travel was awesome."

Pros: "The Delta check-in at RDU was terribly understaffed with only 2 agents handling baggage drop-off for a fully booked Boeing 757. I waited over 1 hour and got to the gate at the last minute. Poorly managed! The flight crew was great though! Very attentive service even in the economy class!"
Cons: "The food could be better."

Cons: "The airplane was freezing cold. I had on a sweater and jacket and was unbearably cold. The entire plane was miserable. There weren’t any blankets either...this is not the"

Pros: "The flight attendants were incredible the flight was great the movies for good great for our flight"

Pros: "On Tim and friendly"

Cons: "After fully boarding the plane, we all had to leave because the air conditioning failed. We've traveled five times on Delta this year and every trip has had a significant delay."

Cons: "Flight overbooked and the gate paid no attention to how many bags were being brought onboard. Was forced to check my carry on. I hope it arrived."

Pros: "Easy flight. Plane and crew were fine"
Cons: "It was a short flight but no entertainment on this plane."

Cons: "All "carry-ons" were taken at the jetway, which was fine. But, when we landed, as passengers were trying to get off of the plane, the attendants were putting all of the collected luggage at the entry to the jetway. It created congestion. Then, anyone who had luggage, had to lineup against the side of the jetway, awaiting their luggage, and increasing the congestion. First, it was inconvenient. Worse, if there was any kind of emergency, I believe it would have created a unsafe environment. Very Poor Design & Process ! ! !"

Pros: "Everything was great. Staff were friendly and courteous, I only had one problem but even that was solved and I was taken care of."
Cons: "The only thing I didn't like was that wires got crossed and now I don't have my luggage because my check in agent from the start of my journey didn't send it to the right place."

Cons: "Missed connection"

Pros: "Customer service very courteous and friendly."

Cons: "After checking in at a kisok I had to wait in a huge line for over 20 minutes just to drop the bag. This the second time I have had this experience with them."

Cons: "That I missed my son graduating from the Air Force"

Pros: "Everything else good."
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Delta gave out free snacks and then I got a flight for the next day."
Cons: "After being delayed over 5 hours and then being on the airplane the flight got cancelled."

Pros: "Before we even boarded, the ticket agent happily found two seats together for my husband & I. The in-flight staff was particularly helpful. We had some medicine that needed to be refrigerated and they both provided a bag of ice for us to keep it in and checked back to replace the ice as it melted."

Cons: "Flight was an hour late getting into Raleigh, so an hour late leaving Raleigh for MSP. That gave barely enough time to hurry straight to the gate for the MSP to MSO flight."

Pros: "Everything was on time & comfortable."
Cons: "The cold I caught on the way to my destination, but, Oh well. Such is life."

Cons: "Wifi. Cleaning out back pocket of seat"

Pros: "The gate counter gentleman was fantastic. I was seated at the window and I had lost my compression socks on the flight just a couple days before so I wanted to be able to get up and stand without climbing over a passenger. Since I am over 60 years of age, I asked if there was an opportunity in the very back to have an empty seat next to me. Me did find me one and I TOTALLY appreciated it. I used to have the status to have the better seats and it was hard to lose that...this was wonderful. Thanks for making me feel valued."
Cons: "The communication while we were awaiting the delay due to thunderstorm. We did get 2 updates, but I feel over communication better than under ;)"

Pros: "Very nice crew"

Cons: "Ensure parents are being honest about the ages of their children. Couple next to me had a wailing, thrashing, kicking, screeching, punching 3 year old who should have had her own seat instead of sitting on her parent’s laps for the duration of the 5 hour flight."

Pros: "Not much."
Cons: "My baggage got lost. Don’t lose it."

Pros: "The new premiere plus was pretty nice and roomy with recliner feature and big personal screen. I'll try this again."

Cons: "I would have liked if the crew kept us a bit more in the loop about what's going on - I took a Southwest flight earlier the same day, and the crew all seemed to be having a lot more fun than the crew on United. Which is more likely more a management/structure issue of United than the crew themselves"

Pros: "All was perfect!"

Cons: "Overall, flawless"

Cons: "Clean"

Pros: "I’m thankful for the non-stop route between Raleigh and San Francisco. I think I’m being disrespected by the Econ Plus fee of $92 for what??— 6 more inches of legroom?? There’s no way to make a 6-7 hour flight enjoyable beyond first class, so there you go..."
Cons: "No gluten-free snacks. For some of us, it’s not just a trendy fad but an actual allergy with severe consequences."

Cons: "The breakfast could have been more substantial than just a muffin. But everything else was very good!"

Cons: "Plane was delayed due to weather from other places. More than 100 people were missing their connections. Crew was irritated with so many questions and seemed bothered to give out flight info to worried customers."

Pros: "Delayed for two hours asked three tunes if I would make my other flight and no attempt to help me just was given a I don’t know response!"
Cons: "That the staff wasn’t willing to help make an informed decision!"

Pros: "Quick and smooth"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "We were asked to be at the airport 8hrs ahead of time, so we arrived 3am. United desk workers arrived at 4am."

Cons: "Poor food for the price"

Pros: "I slept most of the way"
Cons: "They were out of the crackers & cheese snack"

Pros: "Advance boarding for veterans"
Cons: "Multiple delays on departure due to traffic."

Pros: "The staff & attendants were friendly & professional. The new United terminal is a very pleasant experience"

Pros: "It was spacious"
Cons: "When the captain talks on the radio it is super loud and when the flight attendant talked you could not hear what they were saying"

Pros: "Emergency seat spacing"

Pros: "The snacks that was given"
Cons: "There was a delay leaving and while we was in the air."

Pros: "The United agent's help on Saturday morning from Savannah was excellent."

Cons: "Very good"

Cons: "I checked in in advance of arriving at the airport, and the United personnel still made me use the kiosk, and the sit in a line for 40 minutes to drop my bag! Horrific Service!"

Pros: "Thankful for safe landing , staff was fine."
Cons: "Flight was delayed, plan was leaking something that was discovered when we were taxiing from gate. 1hr 10 min delay"

Pros: "Friendly service."

Pros: "First class was fine - nothing too special"

Cons: "Had to run from complete opposite ends of the Denver airport to catch my flight. I had 10 minutes once off the plane and in the terminal to reach my gate to SF and I was in a walking boot do to an ankle injury. Once sweaty on board the flight was turned back to the terminal delayed three hours and I missed my flight home that day. I then spent from 11pm to 8am in the terminal"

Cons: "We were 3 hrs delayed getting out of RDU because a 'test button' wasn't working. Missed my original connecting flight and the two connecting flights they had me on standby for. got to ohare, the united customer 'service' rep said "there are no more flights to Madison today - I don't even have to look. If you want to get there today, you need to go get on the bus". They didn't even offer to pay for the bus ticket ! Just rude and no customer 'service' at all !"

Cons: "My flight last week they had us board and then de plane do to plane maintenance after I traveled litterly all day it added an extra hour. Then this flight Washington connection to Detroit from raleigh the pilot never showed up and extra hour went by, we got a new pilots but, then leading to faulty paperwork that took another hour and thirty minutes after boarding the plan to get sorted. When we got that sorted they then proceeded to tell us that the flight atendent had to leave and we had to wait another 20 min for another atendent to arrive before finally making our way to Detroit. They said to file a complaint and we would be compensated for our wait. Not sure if this is the right spot but I'm giving it a go. Thank you Keith Www.keithschmidt.com"

Pros: "On time. Service was good"

Cons: "delay too long"

Cons: "Flight was delayed a few times , learned once i got to the airport flight was delayed .. and delayed 2 more times while on the plane .... They didnt know which way the bags were located ...(baggage claim or at the door way of exit of the plane )"

Pros: "I like everything!!everyone was so nice that it makes you feel so welcome and that you're like in home!!!"

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Pros: "New aircraft and smooth ride. Good attendants."

Cons: "My fright get canceled twice! So upset"

Pros: "The hospitality of the crew."
Cons: "The amount of snacks that were served."

Pros: "Fast travel and easy boarding"
Cons: "Seating is uncomfortable and no free WiFi"

Pros: "fast boarding & exiting the aircraft."
Cons: "restroom smelled."

Pros: "Excelent services and good customer services"

Pros: "Everything went how it should."
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "No surprises."
Cons: "Small seats"

Pros: "The service and that i could sleep"
Cons: "Gates where too far away in Newark"

Pros: "No drama. Everything on time. Crews were great."
Cons: "Seats cramped but I'm 6'7" so I should have put more effort into getting a bulkhead or emergency exit seat. My fault."

Pros: "On time"

Pros: "Friendlier attendance."

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