Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
|August||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 31% drop in price.|
|December||Most popular time to fly with an average 23% increase in price.|
Average price round-trip
|$754||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal round-trip
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 11h 24m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on American Airlines ($360) and United Airlines ($391)
From San Antonio to Lihue, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Lihue back to San Antonio , the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Monday being the most expensive.
When flying out of San Antonio you will be using San Antonio, often referred to as San Antonio Airport. You will be landing at Lihue, also known as Lihue Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "There was a lot of entertainment choices"
Cons: "Seats are so crammed. Plane was late."
Cons: "Hot crowded late horrible"
Cons: "Onboard entertainment was not reliable on one of our TVs, and the earphones ports barely worked, had to hold the plugs to hear. MinimL food choices, and you had to go to the rear of the plane to get it. Staff on plane was not super friendly."
Pros: "Attentive crew, generous drinks"
Cons: "I am not crazy about this plane. I had flat beds, but the ones that face each other in an awkwardly intimate way. Also miss the places to store the things I might need/want on the flight. All I had was the little drawer."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "the movie selection was quite nice"
Cons: "I have to run to get my connection flight"
Pros: "Flight was delayed. booked another flight through Dallas with a 150 minutes layover there. That almost wasn't enough as we had an unscheduled 1 hour stop in Austi . In Dallas I had to run from one flight to the next. The only reason I made was because the connecting flight eas also delayed. In rhe end we landed at SFO (instead of OAK) over 2 hours later than originally scheduled. To make matters worse, there was a backup on the Dublin grade, making the drive home to Tracy over three hours long. arrived at SAT at 4:30 PM CDT and arrived home in Tracy after 3:30 AM OFT. oh yeah, and my luggage didn't make it at all..."
Pros: "The service was excellent and the flight on time."
Cons: "The seats have been refurbished In the narrow size."
Pros: "Nothing good to say about AA"
Cons: "AA screwed up reservations by rescheduling flights by 3 hours earlier (done not once but two times) causing 6 hour layover. This plus an additional 2:38 delay on next flight made the journey horrible. Will never book an AA/BA flight again for intrnational travel."
Cons: "The flight was delayed 3 times and I missed a connection in Dallas so I had to get a flight with Delta, but the staff was very helpful getting me that flight."
Pros: "Boarding was easy and pleasant"
Pros: "Our flight was delayed for almost 3 hours. They accomodated us with free snacks and sandwiches. The flight crew were very professional and were nice to us, because a lot of us were worried about making our flight. They kept us updated with all the changes. They had good entertainment selections. The pilot got us to our destination about 5 minutes early."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed about 7 times, we changed gates twice, and the I got to my second layover with 20 minutes to spare instead of the usual 2 1/2 hours. When I tried asked the stewardess if I could deplane with business because I was running late for my connecting flight, she said they no longer do that because passengers don't listen to them. Instead of trying, she juat said no. I felt like an inconvience to her, like it was my fault I didn't have enough time between my flights."
Pros: "I feel everyone was courteous and professional in their job. Nothing special happened that was outstanding."
Cons: "What I didn't like was the flight from SAT to PHX arrived 1 hour early and their was no gate to go to. Consequently we sat on the tarmac for minutes! There was no value in arriving early!"
Cons: "The aircraft was tiny and we were delayed"
Cons: "Plane was cold, seats old and uncomfortable"
Pros: "Smooth takeoff and landing. The seats were comfortable for a 3 hour flight."
Cons: "Nothing to complain about. I was satisfied with this flight."
Pros: "I took American's first direct flight between Philadelphia and San Antonio. It was a nice plane, good service, and amenities for a cost. Love that the plane had plugs!"
Cons: "51/2 hour delay!! Should have brought in another plane."
Pros: "In spite of adverse situations the counter staff was extremely helpful"
Pros: "Boarding and flight was on time."
Pros: "The flight left on time, there wasn't a lot of fuss about overhead space and we arrived early."
Cons: "They didn't offer any snacks...no pretzels or cookies."
Pros: "Every thing. I am not rating it as excellent only for the 'Maxim' : "There is always scope for Improvement""
Cons: "Nil. No complaints what so ever."
Cons: "air conditioning did not work well. heat was coming into the plane from the windows."
Pros: "The punctuality of the boarding, take off and landing of the flight!"
Cons: "When I came up to have a seat assigned, the representative could have given me a better seating, not necessarily a First Class ( as they were available AND I checked in as an Active Duty Army Officer) but instead assigned me a seat at the rear of the aircraft! Horrible, if that's how AA treats their dedicated service members!"
Pros: "On time, staff at gate and on plane friendly and courteous."
Cons: "No plug for electronics. Seats crowded with heavy person next to me."
Pros: "Overall flight was great. Crew, pilot, flight attendants, boarding, everyone and everything was great. Water and orange juice was offered even for a 45 min short flight."
Pros: "Punctuality and clean plane"
Cons: "That I bought a ticket for British Airways and found out that American was my carrier to Dallas as well as Paris."
Pros: "Entertainment comfort crew food fligjt"
Cons: "Not 1 thing"
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Pros: "People were nice about screwing us ocer."
Cons: "We boarded on time. But then we sat outside forever because apparently they had too much fuel. Then we left 40+ minutes late. Then when we got to Dallas our fate was taken. Then I missed my flight. Then they offered NO support. They would not pay for a hotel and I'm presently sleeping on the airport floor. WORST EXPERIENCE EVER AND I WILL NEVER FLY AMERICAN AIRLINES AGAIN."
Pros: "Flight staff was friendly."
Cons: "Flight got delayed. I was a little worried I wouldn't make it to the connecting flight."
Pros: "The seating was good."
Cons: "Even though the weather caused issues, i felt that we were treated poorly. I wound up having to sleep in an airport. Never had to do that before. There was no empathy for our situation whatsoever."
Pros: "I am going to miss the old MD80's when they are gone."
Cons: "No wifi nor power outlets. The entertainment was okay at best."
Cons: "The lack of leg space didn't know it was that bad."
Pros: "Flight much better organized, seat more comfortable"
Pros: "Clean, smooth flight, on time. Enjoyed the blankets and the inflight movie options were good."
Cons: "Cramped, and we didn't get seats together... Hate the system where you have to pay $30-$95 additionally to choose your seats before check in, just doesn't seem fair when the tickets are already crazy expemsive and you're paying for your luggage as well... if you don't pay extra, you (we) end up sitting across from the restroom for six hours of in and out excitement."
Pros: "Clean, friendly"
Cons: "The first leg of my flight left an hour earlier than scheduled, and I was never notified. Fortunately I found out when I went to "check in" the night before, and was able to arrange for earlier transportation to the airport."
Pros: "Crew was very upbeat and attentive to passengers. We sat in Main Cabin plus and there was a lot of legroom."
Cons: "1. Limited menu of food for purchase 2. wifi did not work over the Pacific--their wifi is ground based rather than satellite based."
Pros: "Quick load, full flight, courteous crew."
Cons: "As the norm, American Airlines once again did not have their numbers prior to departure. Upon arrival American Airlines did not have a gate readily available for us. This caused a delay in arrival and a delay in departure. American Airlines is renowned for this type of treatment. I had hoped it would improve when US Airways had acquired them. Unfortunately, such is not the case. You can do better."
Pros: "I liked how the flight was on time and how the flight was not overbooked. Over the past year I have had ad experiences with flying so much so that I thought the airlines did not value its patrons schedules and plans; it was all about getting our money. But American Airlines has restored my faith in the Airlines. Thanks!!!"
Cons: "I liked everything"
Cons: "Flight from San Antonio to Dallas had an excellent entertainment selection and entertainment system, despite being an hour flight, but the flight to Madrid was far more lacking."
Pros: "There was entertainment on the flight"
Pros: "Boarded fast, left gate fast, crew great"
Pros: "Flight attendants were ok"
Cons: "I left my cellphone with a wallet case with all my important information including military ID in the seat pocket. American Airlines has NO BODY I can talk to to locate my device. I had to fill out a form online and now I am stuck waiting up to 30 days to find it."
Pros: "I like that the times American Airlines offered to get to my destination."
Cons: "The planes are not so clean and very old... These days it makes me more willing to pay extra to fly on a newer plane."
Pros: "This is the first American flight in the last five I've taken where it was not cancelled or extremely late so that's something to remark upon."
Pros: "Plane was amazing! As always I will wish for more leg rim due to being tall. The food was wonderful and the entertainment was well varied and contained several new releases."
Cons: "Leg room!!!!"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Plus seating was wonderful. Very comfortable."
Cons: "Could have used more water."
Pros: "Overall I had a good flight. I do not have any complaints."
Cons: "No complaints."
Pros: "Delta customer service rerouted me to an American Airlines flight that got me in only 4 hours late."
Cons: "If I'd kept my original flight I'd have been over twelve hours late."
Pros: "I liked the flight was a fast one from San Antonio to Denver and that it wasn’t too crowded."
Cons: "I didn’t like all the excessive noise from the plane and kids."
Pros: "No issues and it was on time"
Cons: "Not applicable"
Pros: "Mas o menos"
Cons: "En el manejo de mi maleta me rompierón una de las ruedas de la maleta."
Pros: "Boarding and landing ahead of schedule"
Cons: "Very cold"
Pros: "Great, friendly crew. Plane was delayed by weather but that shortened my layover, nice."
Pros: "Not one thing"
Cons: "We were delayed due to computer issues, the two different mechanical issues, then it took over an hour to stand in line to get help. They had to hire a bus to take us to Houston, once I got there, I realized that San Antonio crew lied to me and had not booked me a ticket on the flight they told me, then they sent me to talk to Air Canada, then back to United. They had booked me for next day, but was able to fly as stand-by the same day."
Pros: "Much better leg room on the upgrade. Thanks for the blanket too."
Cons: "And, on a 5.5 hour flight the flight attendants only came down the aisle one time to offer drinks or snacks. The seat was sort of dumpy, my charger wouldn't stay plugged in and the pocket on the seat in front of me was ripped."
Pros: "It was on time staff was professional and friendly b"
Cons: "3 hr delay.,..no real reason. :("
Pros: "Crew took special care of my guitar -- much appreciated."
Cons: "Small plane. Kept bumping my head when I got up."
Pros: "Good customer service"
Cons: "did not like how when I booked my flight and chose my own sit and they switched me to a different sit that I did not choose when I purchased my ticket."
Cons: "Called customer service and lady was siper rude!"
Pros: "Nice staff and comfort."
Cons: "I didn't like that when I got on and off my flights. When I asked for help because I am deaf and mute no one would escort me to the planes cabin or the right gate. Had to ask 3 different gates which way do I go because I cant hear and I was upset because I thought I wouldn't make my flight. My wife made sure that they put on my information in the system that they would help me, but I guess it doesn't work like that. In future I will make different arrangement so that I can get the help I need."
Cons: "Lost my luggage and no response, All my clothes, medicine, cosmetic in the bag. Please rush it . You guys spoiled my trip."
Cons: "I am TSA approved. I am Global Entry approved. The TSA pre- check did not appear on my boarding passes. I was body searched 3 times, had no privileges, my luggage opened and scrutinized."
Pros: "The friendly service and easy experience. As well as the car of the crew"
Cons: "The seats were A bit stiff but that is the only thing out of many positives."
Pros: "It was a very nice direct flight. Crew was pleasant and captain gave a friendly goodbye and thank you on the exit."
Pros: "United greeted at check in at airport"
Cons: "My flight was canceled numerous times. The only good part was that, after the 1000th cancellation, I was moved to a non-stop flight.My flight was canceled numerous times. The only good part was that, after the 1000th cancellation, I was moved to a non-stop flight."
Pros: "San Antonio flight to Denver delayed too long where could not make connection in Denver to Toronto. Had to make other flight arrangements."
Cons: "It was a small plane and there was no entertainment"
Pros: "Flight on time."
Cons: "Seats uncomfortable"
Pros: "Friendly, attentive staff. Great seats with plenty of leg room."
Pros: "The flight attendant gave our baby a banana, which was super sweet."
Cons: "The flight was delayed for an hour and they turned off the AC for 20 minutes of that, which got uncomfortable."
Pros: "Getting home"
Cons: "Delays delays delays"
Cons: "The crew wasn't the friendliest. Kind of a buzz kill when you're en route to Kauai."
Cons: "There was food on my seat and a cell phone from the flight attendant."
Pros: "Not much positive on this flight other than I was headed home. I had a decent seat but I had to pay extra for it."
Cons: "This review is for another flight that paid for the same day as this flight from LA to Lihue. The actual flight for this review is a different flight that I paid to get my friend on so could get home. He pretty much had an equally bad experience. The following is my review from my flight from San Diego to Lihue, through San Fransisco. I paid for both flights but wasn't offered the opportunity to submit a review for the flight I was on so I'm taking this opportunity now to do so. I was on a flight home after losing one of my best friends. The flight attendant was extremely rude, making me feel like she was going out of her way to get me a drink of water and never returned to offer food after they missed me when they went down the isle. The gentleman attending to the first class passengers was beyond rude to anyone attempting to use the lavatory near the first class section as if people were supposed to know that it was only available to first class passengers. I was never offered food and myself and other passengers repeatedly ignored by our flight attendant. The entire flight was freezing cold and the air blowing so loud that I couldn't hear any volume on the movie player I was watching, making that nearly impossible as well. I landed at my destination feeling cold and hungry with a pretty bad taste in my mouth towards United Airlines. I don't normally fly United but due to the untimely hospitalization of one of my best friends and having to fly on such short notice, it was all that was available. I used to be a united mileage member but my points expired and became useless to me, living in Hawaii with very few flights in and out of the state several years ago. They seem to have added flights since then but other airlines have won my loyalty since then. I was hoping for a better experience as I remember having better experiences flying United. After this recent experience, I'm not sure that I will be flying United again, especially given the price of fares and what you get for what you pay. You'd think the staff would be more welcoming knowing that people pay so much to fly and then pay for everything else once on the plane. (A comfortable seat, food, drink, etc)."
Cons: "I didn't like the 5 hour delay... Neither did any other United customer as it seemed like every single flight was delayed to everywhere for only united airlines"
Pros: "organized; smoothest landing i have ever felt/ or not felt, could not tell the difference between in the air still and rolling down the landing runway. Awesome Pilot."
Cons: "your computer automatically slams internet buyers into a window seat, very cramped, ... no option provided at time of purchase visible without hunting it down."
Cons: "In flight snack"
Pros: "The staff was so nice and helpful with everything I needed!"
Cons: "As a first time flyer, I had nothing to complain about."
Pros: "Great crew. Weather delays, but my check bagged made it even with a tight connection at O'Hare. Nice new plane (EMB 175) with wi-fi and streaming movies and TV."
Cons: "Snacks weren't that great (Zesty Ranch Mix). Some trash in my seat was not cleared out from the previous flight."
Pros: ".The attendant was caring and efficient."
Cons: "The boarding process seems to be a cluster of misguided sheep. The aircraft is uncomfortable even for us thinner patrons."
Pros: "Window seat was very comfortable and nighttime views of San Antonio and Houston were beautiful."
Pros: "Everything was great on time and friendly"
Pros: "Flight on time and crew was very nice. The ones for food and entertainment were because we didn't have any. But they were offered"
Cons: "Our seats were changed for some reason so we were not only split from our friends we were traveling with but we ended up in last row. Very noisy and very uncomfortable."
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "Tiny seats. Tiny aisle. Uncomfortable seats. Large person next to me so I had less of my own seat."
Pros: "flight was ultra fast. landed half hour early. was awesome!"
Cons: "Being crammed on the tiniest playing on earth with super rude flight attendants. And the lady next to me was so big I had a half a seat."
Pros: "The entertainment is flight dependant. One flight had a personal tv monitor which is cool but you have to pay to watch it. The other had a thing where I could use my device and they had a decent selection but for some reason I kept being disconnected, the problem could have been my device but since I have never had that issue with the device before I blame united."
Pros: "It took 15 hours to get home"
Cons: "that it took forever"
Pros: "Everyone is pleasant and helpful. The wheelchair arrives promptly."
Cons: "The seats are small."
Cons: "There was no wi-fi on this flight. The seats were narrow."
Airlines flying from San Antonio to Lihue have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
Masks required on board, masks provided
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms
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