Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Raleigh to Okinawa
Most visitors from Raleigh will not be allowed to enter Okinawa.
Visitors from permitted countries will not be permitted to enter if they have been in a banned country in the last 14 days. All foreign nationals without a re-entry permit will need to apply for a visa.
Restriction do not apply to Japanese nationals, holders of permanent or long-term residency permits with a re-entry permit or re-entry confirmation letter, spouses or children of Japanese citizens or permanent residents, direct relatives of Japanese nationals.
For more details visit the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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Visitors from Raleigh will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Okinawa.
Visitors from Raleigh must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Okinawa.
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Masks: Required in public spaces.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Bars: Open with restrictions
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 20h 35m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Japan Airlines ($1,190) and American Airlines ($1,285)
From Raleigh to Okinawa, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Okinawa back to Raleigh , the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Raleigh you will be using Raleigh Raleigh-Durham, often referred to as Raleigh Airport. You will be landing at Okinawa Naha, also known as Okinawa Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "I didn’t get on this flight. Due to the departure at LAX. It would’ve been nice to know that this was a possibility before the arrival. Although the ladies at Japan Airlines were able to get me on a later flight, it almost didn’t happen. But the kept making calls to help me. I’m very thankful they were able to get me on ANA flight at 8pm."
Pros: "The crew is outstanding. A girl two seats away from me barfed and two attendants were there immediately with a bag, cleaning wipes, etc. They are very friendly and patient with passengers. The next best part was the comfort. I got a good amount of sleep on my nine-hour flight."
Cons: "The movie selection and meals were not bad, but I've had better on other airlines."
Cons: "The flight had a lot of background noise from the plane. I couldn’t hear what the attendants were saying."
Cons: "This was a JetStar flight, not JAL as the title says. I've only had good experiences with JAL. Despite paying for two pieces of baggage, I had to pay an extra charge. One of my pieces was a pair of light skis (5kg, well below the allowed 20kg) that were apparently too long for normal baggage. It is just another way to extract an extra fee. Seat spacing on Jet Star is dismal. Thankfully it was a short flight"
Pros: "Everything ! Makes me what to travel to Japan more."
Cons: "I loved it"
Pros: "Seats, movies, comfort"
Cons: "No vegetarian options"
Pros: "They were very accommodating and helped ensure a good travel experience (first time traveling with a young child)."
Pros: "The window shades were so cool. Seat was small but fairly comfortable and I like the foot rest."
Cons: "No vegetarian options on the main meal menu"
Pros: "Service was excellent and seats were comfortable."
Pros: "Flight experience in JAL is excellent."
Pros: "Very efficient getting the plane loaded trying to beat a Typhoon approaching. immediately compensated passengers after a couple of delays. excellent service."
Pros: "If I could give the crew 10 stars I'd ask to give em 20 cause they wer AMAZING. So nice and polite i enjoyed my flight so much. They wer very attentive and always smiling. Simply lovely."
Pros: "Superb service from checking (Chicago) to arriving (Kaohsiung) I flew economy and there’s plenty of leg room. Meal selections are better then flying 1st class cross country in the US."
Pros: "I liked everything with JAL. Seats are comfortable, good food, excellent service."
Pros: "Fast Service , cheerful Members , and positive Vibes all the time."
Pros: "Roomy seats on JAL flights - their actual airplanes. Horrible when they codeshare with american and use American Airlines planes."
Cons: "They have to take the prize for having the absolute slowest customer service in the world. When I booked my tickets, I emailed customer service to make sure I didn’t get a center seat. It took them two months - TWO MONTHS - to email me back, to tell me there was nothing they could do. I also had to be reticketed on my flight from Tokyo to Hanoi. It took them 3 1/2 hours to do this. I had to sit in the airport for 3 1/2 hours to get my ticket changed. Unbelievable. They could’ve chiseled it in stone faster than they issued it."
Cons: "I wasn't able to pre-select my seat."
Pros: "Great crew, good food selection."
Cons: "Everything was good"
Pros: "Quick local Flight. Left and arrived on time."
Pros: "Plane is modern with good in flight entertainment and a usb charger to keep your mobile devices charged."
Cons: "Because it is Japan Airlines, the food is authentically Japanese. Unlike US based international flights, they only serve one meal with zero alternatives."
Pros: "Crew was very nice, movie selection was great and the 787 is a nice plane"
Cons: "Not a lot of room to move around (seat size) and need more bathrooms only had 4 for about 100+ ppl"
Pros: "They were good at helping with problems being it was my first time on a plane."
Cons: "The food was ok but not very good for as the meals go but they did fill me up with drinks lol"
Pros: "As usual A1 service all the way!"
Pros: "The crew was always super polite and looked very professional and overall just great. The food was delicious, though the portions are small haha. I had my time behind and I was super late to boarding but the crew came looking for me and they were super nice. Definitely recommend them. Miles better than China Airlines and any of the USA based airlines too. The movie selection was pretty good and the seats were roomy and comfortable."
Pros: "Entertainment was good"
Cons: "Seats were uncomfortable, food was terrible"
Pros: "Friendly crew members and prompt service."
Cons: "Some seats were noisy. When passengers moved it would make creaking sounds so very hard to relax or sleep on the flight. Row 23/24 area left side."
Cons: "Flight Delayed for almost an hour Luggage got delayed in Japan not received in VN till 2 days later Small seat -uncomfortable"
Pros: "Good service, good food. On time arrival. Comfortable seats. Great airline."
Pros: "The personnel from JAL was excellent as was the flight, food, boarding and comfort."
Cons: "We were informed our flight was not to land in Haneda but at Narita. We specifically picked that flight pattern because of the ease of traveling from Hawaii to Haneda to Naha. We wouldn't have to drag two large suitcases and a rollaboard after checking out of customs and immigration very far. Same airport to land and depart. Well the arrival airport was changed to Narita $32.00 per person for Airport Limobus to Haneda. We get off at Haneda and are informed we cannot stay there and wait at the domestic airport for our 6:25 am flight to Naha. We had to load all 6 pieces of luggage on the shuttle bus and transfer to the international terminal because they close the domestic terminal at midnight. There was no hotel accommodations at the domestic airport as the hotel was booked two months in advance!!! We had to wait at the international airport terminal till 4:30 am when we then transferred back to the domestic terminal with our 6 pieces of luggage. Tell me how happy you'd be!!!"
Pros: "787 was phenomenal- amazing airplane. You didn't even feel like you were moving."
Cons: "Food was extremely disappointing"
Pros: "Asian vegetarian meal"
Cons: "limited rest room facilities"
Pros: "food was great flight attendants are courteous and reliable"
Pros: "The crew and service."
Cons: "No entertainment. No snack either."
Pros: "Direct flights from San Diego to Narita. Easy connections for other countries. Good food. Luggage allowance."
Cons: "Seats are a bit hard and do not recline enough. Would trade legroom for more angle on the seats."
Pros: "JAL ' service is nice."
Cons: "I didn't like MSG in food."
Pros: "Crew members were very nice. All staff members definitely embodied the courteousness and professionalism of Japan. The house slippers were a nice touch and we really enjoyed the large movie selection. The miso soup with meals was great! Overall really enjoyed our flying experience with jal and would fly with them again."
Cons: "The food for our return flight from haneda to Honolulu was definitely subpar compared to the food we had on our first jal Honolulu to Hong Kong flight (layover in narita). Also the plane was not as big and older so we didn't have the touch screen. We were quite impressed on our Honolulu to Hong Kong flight, then were a little let down on our haneda to Honolulu flight."
Cons: "Food so-so boxed ramen very poor bottom of the seat after 5-6 hours very hard and uncomfortable"
Cons: "The main entree was not very good."
Pros: "Even at economy class everything is all inclusive, meals, entertainment, even alcohol. Fast service with a smile. They will go to any length to accommodate your every need."
Cons: "My flight was cancelled from Narita to Hong Kong and they put me up in a small unclean room. I was very disappointed with their service."
Pros: "Amazing service"
Pros: "The upgraded seating."
Pros: "Most courteous check in. Boarding was a breeze. Great in flight service and lunch. I always look forward to a flight on JAL."
Pros: "The crew's attention to detail, service."
Cons: "Sort of bumpy flight."
Pros: "the flight attendants were fantastic"
Cons: "Food was below standard."
Pros: "Well-appointed airliner. Good food, comfortable seats, wide range of in-flight entertainment. And, as always, extremely polite and accommodating attendants."
Cons: "Seats don't recline far enough for comfort. I would trade this for leg-room."
Cons: "Again not enough to padding in seats"
Pros: "The crew was very well mannered."
Cons: "Trying to find the JAL counter at Hong Kong International Airport. There is no counter for this flight since it is run by Cathay Pacific."
Pros: "Very friendly crew."
Pros: "Flight crew were nice"
Cons: "More spacing between people"
Cons: "Passenger that sat next to me occupied part of my seat."
Pros: "Most of the crew were great. Responded to requests promptly. Wifi and movies I could watch on my phone."
Cons: "Seating was tight and my set back was broken. Individual screens for movies."
Cons: "Flight was broken we had to get off. I had to book a hotel room was so tired"
Cons: "More leg room"
Pros: "The crew should have let people off first who had connecting flights."
Cons: "We missed our connection flight.Had to be rerouted to chicago. No flights to Rapid City till noon the next day. Spending night in airport."
Cons: "We are stranded in Miami due to another passengers medical needs. That delay caused us to miss our Connecting flight. We are now unable to get to Belize until Friday and the best they will offer is a coupon for like $30 off a crappy hotel. Next time I’ll lsy more for delta’s far superior service"
Cons: "I sat in a middle seat, sandwiched in between a passenger who had an aisle seat on my left and another passenger who had a window seat on my right. It would have been okay, but both were much larger than me and with the seat already a bit narrow, I felt like a sardine on this flight."
Pros: "The flight actually arrived ahead of schedule!"
Pros: "Flight was on time. They fed us two meals."
Cons: "Seats in coach are incredibly cramped, and blankets are comically small. The food was pretty terrible and the vegetarian option not particularly nutritious."
Pros: "Helpful staff and located us at the front of the plane. Easy checkin and friendly attendants."
Cons: "The in flight sandwich was so so but overall good, Turkey sandwich and pepper mayonnaise, for airline food. They included kettle chips and a brownie which was a nice touch."
Pros: "Boarding, entertainment"
Cons: "Arm rests were immobile, meaning could not take advantage of empty seat next to me."
Pros: "Was with my husband and the crew was good"
Pros: "The movie selection was great!"
Pros: "Both flights were amazing!"
Pros: "On time, smooth flight. Service was meh."
Cons: "A USB port would be nice!!!"
Cons: "Delayed flight all day long from 11:58 AM till 8:00 PM, where they blamed it on traffic at RDU airport, weather in Chicago, and finally a maintenance delay for from 2:00 PM till 8 PM before they canceled!"
Cons: "The flight was two hours late leaving which caused me to miss my flight to Prague. The notifications about the delay and next steps for rescheduling the second flight were delayed and sent to the wrong email address."
Cons: "Delays and more delays"
Pros: "Economy class seats better than UA."
Cons: "Economy class seats always have room for improvement."
Pros: "Not over crowded and friendly crew."
Cons: "Comfort is ok."
Cons: "Oh Gina, I would have checked my bag if only you had looked up from your phone for a second!"
Pros: "Smooth flight with no issues at all"
Cons: "delayed, missed connection, no assistance automatically booked for 24 hrs later connection, no accomodation travelling with infant, had to spend the night (total >12 hrs) at security post, no AA employee available to assist, horrible customer service actually AA does not know if there is such a thing as customer service exist!"
Pros: "Being able to board early due to husband's disability."
Cons: "Only being provided a warm cup of water. Paid extra $$ for seating with no other liberties provided."
Cons: "Prefer ANA to JetStar!"
Cons: "Flights out of RDU to Philly were late. AA will not let you get on another flight going to the same destination if your checked luggage has been committed to particular flight beforehand. You have to fly with your luggage."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Very cold on board"
Pros: "Boarding, staff, service, arrival all great"
Cons: "No issues"
Pros: "The entertainment was excellent! Flight was top notch! A+++ , very friendly people and nice to talk to!"
Cons: "A hippie beside me opened up his homemade fish and garlic hummus! But excellent on American Airlines end!"
Pros: "Lots of space and very accommodating. The updates via email were helpful"
Pros: "Short flight times, lovely staff , food and wine ok, not so crowded so more space"
Pros: "Great crew, early boarding and early departure."
Cons: "Not every seat has electrical outlets. very few poorly spaced screens. Food is average. Seats don't reckine very far. I'm told it's worth catching the British Air flight from Philly bc the planes are better with a screen at each seat"
Pros: "The flight arrived on time with my luggage, and although I booked through BA, for the first time ever, they managaged to get my special meal request correct."
Cons: "I order a vegetarian meal in the hope I will get something edible. This was the worst airline food I have ever had. The plane was old so the economy class seats were larger than normal. There was, however, no in-seat entertainment. On the upside, I'm glad I didn't fly business class. Compared to the standard set by other airlines, the seats appeared to be from the 80's."
Pros: "Slick boarding"
Cons: "No movies on way out."
Pros: "We made it home safely"
Cons: "Service and comfort are very poor."
Pros: "Everything was good."
Pros: "On time. Helpful at check-in and friendly staff on board."
Pros: "Worst customer service I have ever experience"
Cons: "They canceled my flight to Florida due to hurricane then refused to refund my return flight ticket. How can I fly back if I never made it there. Bunch of thiefs kept my money and they never got me to my destination."
Cons: "They left my bag in RDU.."
Cons: "For an airline that has been around as long as they have, their customer service is lacking signicantly. Communication was lacking to the passengers. As far as helpful, I cannot say they I witnessed anyone being helpful or trying to make a pleasant experience. The flight attendants seemed lacking in knowledge, friendliness, consideration, or empathy."
Cons: "We could not check in online because we refused to pay for seats that I felt that already purchased or was entitled to one so I bought a ticket. When we got to the airport and checked in they did not put me and my traveling partner together meaning they didn't see them together not to mention. Our flight was delayed and we only have 4 minutes to get from gate a to gate. We got to the gate collected our boarding passes found out we were seated at the very very very back of the plane right next to the restrooms.........NICE"
Cons: "When I booked my flight, I used Kayac like I always have in the past. To begin with, I selected several flights that were listed, only to have it tell me that this flight is no longer offered, which I assume is engineered to get me to select a more expensive flight. Once I finally found a flight that was still available, I selected it and began the process of providing information and selecting seat assignments. On 2 of the 4 legs of the round trip, there were no more seats available except for upgrade seats, which resulted in an extra $100.00+ in charges. Then when I finished the transaction, I noticed an extra $200.00 charge added. End result was that I ended up paying over double what I would normally pay for this same round trip that I have made many many times. I feel, no I know, that some customer relations person will look at this comment and reply with a pre-generated response apologizing and hoping I have a better experience in the future and thank me for using Kayac. Big companies like yours look at one customer as no big deal. I'm a Physician and have the ability to reach out to multitudes. I'm going to make it my mission in life to reach out to as many people as I can through word of mouth, signs in my office, Internet and social media to let them know about the deplorable practices of your company."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Gate agent super helpful and nice. Flight attendant gave me two coffees, which was was needed."
Pros: "Safe trip"
Cons: "I froze the entire time"
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