Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Hilo
|August||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 4% drop in price.|
|December||Most popular time to fly with an average 13% increase in price.|
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|$684||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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Hawaiian Airlines, Japan Airlines and Southwest have waived their change and cancellation fees on flights to Hilo Intl. Confirm policies on booking site.
Philippine Airlines and Delta do not allow booking a middle seat on flights to Hilo Intl.
|Flights from Honolulu||0h 55m|
The cheapest airline ticket to Hilo from the United States in the last 72 hours was $121 one-way, and $108 round-trip on the route from Honolulu to Hilo. The most popular route is from Honolulu to Hilo and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $53 round-trip.
In general from United States, American Airlines, Delta and Hawaiian Airlines fly the most to Hilo.
Hilo Airport is 3 miles from the center of Hilo. View on Map.
Hilo is served by Hilo Intl Airport, also commonly referred to as Hilo Intl, or simply Hilo Airport. The airport code is ITO.
Hilo Airport is located very close to the city so you can expect a fairly short ride to the center. To get to downtown Hilo from the airport you can take a public bus - Hele-On Bus - that will take to you the bus terminal in the city center for $2, but be aware that the buses are not very frequent. If public transportation is not your thing, there are 17 official taxi companies present outside of the Baggage Claim Area at the taxi lane. The taxi fare to downtown Hilo costs around $12.
It is not possible to store luggage at Hilo International Airport as the service has been suspended to ensure maximum security. You have the option to leave your luggage at the self-storage, which is located only a few minutes from the airport and has 24/7 access. Luggage can be stored for up to 7 days and the daily fee for an item is $5.
Smoking inside the airport in Hilo is prohibited, but it is allowed to smoke in the parking lot or on the ground level as long as it is at least 20 feet away from the airport building.
Due to its size, the airport in Hilo does not feature a wide variety of shops or restaurants, but you can expect to encounter the basics. There are two restaurants with local dishes – Center Plate and Laniakea Express – and they are located in the main lobby. Convenience products can be bought at Newsstand. There is also a gift shop and two jewelry stands with some handicrafts. All of them are located in the main area.
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);
There is also an exception for travelers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-1/D, C-2, C-3, CR-1, CR-2, D, E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee's immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-1, IR-4, IH-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa;
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.
Exemptions or waiver to the testing requirements may be granted by the CDC on an extremely limited basis when emergency travel (like an emergency medical evacuation) must occur to preserve someone’s life, health against a serious danger, or physical safety and testing cannot be completed before travel.
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 currently 1,104 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in US and 0 deaths as of Mar 1 2021
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
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."
Pros: "The Aloha and smiles!"
Pros: "Crew was good. Seats were great"
Cons: "Early flight wasnt crowded. That was cool"
Pros: "Comfy not overcrowded wonderful flight!"
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: "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: "The flight was on time. The stewardeses were very helpful and curtiouse."
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: "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: "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"
Pros: "I liked the service and everything else!"
Pros: "Pilow and blanket"
Cons: "Everything was good"
Pros: "Hawaiian staff at the airport gate were great."
Pros: "The plane had groups of two & 3 seats. A nicer configuration to have 2 seats by the window Seemed to be more bathrooms and they were located conviently"
Cons: "Hawaiian changed to a smaller plane than originally planned. I think they do this a lot. This plane had large metal boxes bolted to the floor under the aisle seats all the way up & down the plane My husband & son specifically chose aisle seats for their long legs They could not stow anything under the seat in front of them nor stretch their legs out! It was horrible! Why put metal boxes under all the aisle seats? They were part of the plane's mechanical system?"
Cons: "Too strong a/c. So cold."
Pros: "got there safe ;)"
Cons: "no vegetarian food. no plugs, no wifi , earpiece plug for sound didn't work."
Pros: "Everyone was so helpful."
Pros: "Food and snacks on all flights."
Cons: "No Movies unless you paid for the IPad."
Pros: "Boarding and other process was straightforward"
Cons: "Charged extra for luggage"
Pros: "on time departure and arrival at destination"
Cons: "too many people and I couldn't get a window seat. My only real complaint is against TSA and not you."
Pros: "International cost nothing but Domestic cost money. No cash allowed. What business model is that?"
Cons: "The food was very rubbery. It was some kind of chicken something. Although the cookie was fabulous."
Pros: "Pleasant travel and accommodations"
Cons: "One thing I didn't like is passenger seated in front of me reclining to low had to ask if they would please decline leverage so that I could enjoy my meal."
Pros: "which is actually a good thing on a trip like this one"
Pros: "It was short but sweet"
Cons: "I paid for the iPad and was very disappointed with the lack of movie/tv choices."
Pros: "loved the staff!"
Pros: "The dinner"
Pros: "The crew!"
Pros: "Flexible schedule"
Pros: "The sevice was awesome and they provide you with lots of amenities that make you fell comfy."
Pros: "I like everything"
Pros: "Comfortable compared to my other flights"
Pros: "You're one of the best airlines!"
Cons: "There were no blankets and it was cold. There were balances on my other flights but not this one."
Pros: "A-330 was a great plane with excellent legroom. I will fly Hawaaian again."
Pros: "The airline staff was great. The on board food service a treat."
Cons: "The ground transportation signage is poor. The check in lines confusing and not organized at all. Providing the seat TV's and requiring payment for plain TV is greedy."
Pros: "The staff were really nice"
Pros: "Very good customer service."
Cons: "Baggage check in somewhat confusing and a hassle."
Pros: "The atmosphere and willingness to help make the trip better"
Cons: "No form of entertainment and no open compartment for my bag under my seat, but the middle (where my husband was) had a big place."
Pros: "Well treated"
Cons: "Late departure"
Pros: "Everything went well. I didn't take advantage of the entertainment."
Pros: "Loved it all. Thanks for helping me get home to Australia when other airlines couldn't."
Pros: "Delta Comfort Plus is always great !"
Cons: "Every time I fly from Brazil to USA and back I always can carry to luggage of 23kg in American Airlines but this company only allows 1 luggage and they charge me 90 dollars for the second one that’s bad"
Cons: "No hubo comida suficiente"
Cons: "Bathroom floors could be better."
Cons: "Terrible delays"
Pros: "Quiet economy service let me sleep on the redeye."
Pros: "Delta One product is among the best in domestic US."
Cons: "Let passengers know that Delta One has a special check in area."
Pros: "The TV"
Cons: "Food was blah, not hot and watery"
Cons: "No delays. And have the terminal bridge in working order"
Pros: "Appreciated stewardess comping wine because my husband and I couldn't sit together"
Cons: "Don't assume you will get a good fare just because you book 2.5 months in advance, have a Delta AmEx card, and use some of your earned miles"
Cons: "The boarding process at LAX was awful. I’m sure the horrible shuttle wait and transfer from terminal to terminal is the airport’s fault, but the airline did not do anywhere near enough to inform passengers of what was in store. It was confusing and annoying."
Pros: "best meal ive had in so long service was great the captain anniuncements were clear and detailed"
Pros: "We boarded close to on time, no hassles. Allowed my husband and me (retired military) to board early, thank you."
Cons: "LAX security is awful. We never left the airport (arrived LAX from Sydney AU) yet were forced thru security again. Had to remove shoes, was scanned and "frisked" by TSA to get to Denver. To go to Australia, Denver TSA waived the removal of shoes, skipped the scan for the metal detector and no one touched me, ditto for LAX on the trip to Sydney. Where's the uniformity or standards for TSA?? Why did I have to be subjected to this garbage on the way home?? This is why I despise flying. It makes no sense to me. This ruined what was a great vacation."
Pros: "I did not like nothing"
Cons: "Custom took for ever they only had 2 agents working and I Missed my fight to nyc"
Pros: "Not much . The boarding process took forever and the lines through TSA took longer .. no direction to lines and I was standing for 10 min before saying something to someone and they said o there’s another line."
Cons: "Almost everything besides the staff on the plane"
Pros: "Happy with the choices of movies available"
Cons: "All was good, possibly add healthier food options"
Cons: "average food. poor corrdination for the connection transfer"
Pros: "The snack variety"
Cons: "My headphone jack was broken :("
Pros: "Fast and comfortable"
Cons: "No tv but understanding"
Pros: "All that one would want."
Pros: "The TV selections"
Pros: "Premium boarding breakfast sandwich pretty good"
Cons: "My screen stopped working in the middle of an episode."
Pros: "Free movies helped the time fly by. Stewardess, or whatever the PC word us now, Britt was awesome"
Pros: "Only 15 minutes late"
Cons: "Like everyone, I dislike the tight seating."
Pros: "Was able to comfortably sleep the whole trip back."
Cons: "Nothing, just filling this in to continue........."
Pros: "Maintained high standards of service despite massive delay."
Cons: "Boarding and departure was messy because of the delay"
Pros: "I would like more detail about traveling companions displayed."
Pros: "I'll chalk it up to the insanely high travel demands coincident with Labor Day."
Pros: "I liked the selection of movies."
Cons: "The arrival estimate was off."
Pros: "Great experience"
Pros: "Liked seating in Delta Comfort w own space for carry on and earlier boarding. Staff was attentive snd friendly and offered many snacks. Good choices for tv. Should option of getting head phones as I had the wrong one. Comfortable"
Cons: "Should have one free luggage for Delta Comfort. More variety of food to purchash"
Pros: "Distaff who is very friendly and accommodating."
Pros: "They ran out of food on the plane"
Cons: "Boarding in LA was. Mess"
Pros: "Nice courteous cabin staff."
Cons: "See comment above"
Pros: "Airtravel is not exactly something to 'LIKE' but it was good."
Cons: "Attendant was a bit forgetful, didn't get my or my daughters drinks straight. She took forever to take the order too and was using a phone or something to type the order in and STILL got it wrong!"
Cons: "I had to take different flights due to the delays."
Cons: "See above airport connection disaster...."
Pros: "What they offer is OK."
Pros: "Pilot was hot."
Cons: "4 hour maintenance delay. Arrived at 2 am, after boarding a different plane."
Cons: "Reasonable price"
Pros: "Very good."
Cons: "Snack food not health.Cold and I lost my glasses in the boarding lounge and found the lost and found difficult to fill in as I didn't know area code. It took me a while to get I have not had a reply"
Cons: "Too cold.... It is no possible to be in this temperature!"
Pros: "Well organized"
Cons: "No free wifi :("
Cons: "Showed up at airport w 2 15 yr olds traveling alone. We're told we needed to pay $150 each way. We were NOT told when tix were purchased. Accused of lying about the girls ages when we booked. Tix were booked and paid by two different parents and times. Agent relented and waived fee. At the gate we were again challenged and had to go thru it all again. No more United for us!"
Pros: "Nice airplane"
Cons: "Everything was bad!!!! With a lot of delay"
Pros: "The flights were on time and without incident."
Cons: "I did not get an email to check in, what is up with that! I bought a 14" roller bag to fit under any seat. However it does not fit under all of your aisle seats. Can you indicate seats with less space on your maps. I bought the bag so I wouldn't have to lift it up. Leg space is better on Delta and under seat room also."
Pros: "Roomier comfortable seating."
Cons: "Paying for luggage and food"
Pros: "At least there was room to sprawl out and rest."
Cons: "We boarded our plane and during preflight check on the runway the captain learned there was mechanical error (in the right engine fuel something). The issue could not be solved and we had to change planes. On the second plane, the captain shared with travelers that "and two loose wires were found, so it's good we caught that and changed planes". What the heck? Shouldn't basic functions be checked before a plane is boarded? What was supposed to be a 1030 red eye, turned out to be a 1 AM bloodshot eye."
Pros: "Everyone was very polite and easy going. Definitely kept me comfortable(:"
Cons: "Didn't seat us together, although I selected seats at purchase."
Pros: "They were prompt and polite"
Cons: "Seats were EXTREMELY uncomfortable and felt like a very old mattress in desespertly need of replacement"
Cons: "We were trying to print our boarding passes and computer didn't recognize our bar code. United employees were trying to help us and they couldn't print it either until we approched counter. We didn't see that much of professionalism on United employees. At one point one of the employees told us to go back to Air Canada counter and I thought she was not trained properly."
Pros: "The fact that everything went as planned with no delays."
Cons: "It was a very unpleasant experience overall."
Cons: "I was treated with the most disrespectful tone, hurried like cattle."
Pros: "Glad they waited for me."
Cons: "Seating was awful. I reserved a seat in advance & it wasn't there when I checked in."
Pros: "Seats fit for midgets"
Pros: "On time, organized boarding"
Pros: "787 is a great machine. Quiet and comfortable. Free movies with great touchscreen and audio."
Cons: "standing on the tarmac for a few minutes, waiting to board, was uncomfortably cold / I wasn't dressed for that."
Cons: "It was delayed by 3 hrs"
Cons: "Online check in was ambiguous and I wasnt sure if I as checked in or not. The gate did not have scanners for the boarding passes on the united mobile app."
Pros: "It was on time and the lights were dimmed so I could sleep better. The staff was also very friendly and helpful."
Pros: "The service was good, boarding and take off on time."
Cons: "The ride was so bumpy! I've traveled back and forth from Boston to SFO and it's not usually this bumpy from SFO to Boston."
Pros: "The staff for united were super helpful and accommodating. Made traveling with my pet super easy."
Cons: "Nothing. Everyone was acceptional!"
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."
Pros: "Both flights were early, which was nice for a change."
Cons: "A little bumpy"
Pros: "Service was good"
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: "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."
Cons: "Was told I could sit next to my travel partner but when we went to check in at the boarding gate, we did not have seats together...."
Cons: "Never made it to Sna. Whiched me to lax because that was fastest time back. Wasted more money on uber to get home from la"
Pros: "Nice big plane and great staff"
Cons: "45 minute delay"
Cons: "Old planes, blanket with hair, no complimentary meals"
Pros: "Was impressed w the new plane"
Cons: "Overhead storage a little small"
Pros: "Google service on United Airlines not pleasant in the flights were delayed all the time"
Cons: "Bad experience flying with United Airlines sorry"
Pros: "Nice place"
Airlines flying 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 to Hilo
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights to Hilo
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights to Hilo
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights to Hilo
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights to Hilo