|August||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 3% drop in price.|
|December||Most popular time to fly with an average 8% increase in price.|
Average price of a round-trip
|$511||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal for a round-trip
Delta, United Airlines and Air New Zealand have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from United States to Honolulu. Confirm policies on booking site.
JetBlue, Alitalia and Delta do not allow booking a middle seat on flights from United States to Honolulu.
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The cheapest airline ticket to Honolulu from the United States in the last 72 hours was $228 round-trip on the route from San Francisco to Honolulu. The most popular route is from Los Angeles to Honolulu and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $261 round-trip.
In general from United States, American Airlines, Air Canada and Air France fly the most to Honolulu.
Honolulu Airport is 4 miles from the center of Honolulu. View on Map.
Honolulu is served by Honolulu Airport, also commonly referred to as Honolulu, Honolulu Intl. The airport code is HNL.
You can take a bus or a shuttle to the Diamond Head Crater from the airport. It is about 12 miles from the airport and the ride takes about 22 minutes. From the bus stop on arrival, you’ll walk through the tunnel to get to Diamond Head Trail.
Waikiki is almost nine miles from Honolulu International Airport and the ride there by bus or taxi will take about 20 minutes. Waikiki is a total of 1.5 miles long and is located on the south shore of Oahu. It’s the island’s most popular beach spot and easy to get to from the airport.
Honolulu International Airport does not have a traditional children’s play area. However, it does have an outdoor courtyard with trees, flowers, and walking paths. There are also birds and fish for children to feed and an area for picnics if the weather is nice.
You may wish to stop at the Mall at Pearl Harbor, located a little over a mile from Honolulu International Airport. There, you can find a variety of high end shops, salons, and restaurants to enjoy. You’ll also find a range of shops within the airport itself.
You will find a variety of traditional and typically Hawaiian restaurants at the airport. A few options include E Komo Mai and Gordon Biersch Restaurant Brewery. There’s also fast food restaurants and bars.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Didn’t like sitting on tarmac for 40 minutes after arriving. Got very warm and uncomfortable to breathe"
Cons: "They lost my luggage and caught us at Newark airport for around 2 hours and did not pay back. They gave us a cheap coupon with limited duration. Plus, they broke my luggage and never paid back."
Pros: "Sandwich was tasty. Got a whole row to myself, in an otherwise packed flight. Crew was nice."
Cons: "Sandwich was pricey. Got glared at and eyeballed, for having a whole row to myself. LOL"
Pros: "- Good service once we were on the plane - Free wifi for texting - Inexpensive since Southwest got more pricey"
Cons: "- Flight was an hour late - instead of being honest about the delay it was like "Just another 15 min... we'll be ready to board shortly..." - The gate was SO FAR from the plane. We were in the shuttle bus for like, 10 minutes. WTF?"
Pros: "The flight attendants were really great and nice."
Cons: "That I’m still stuck on this damn plane and we landed 30 minutes ago."
Pros: "We arrive safe"
Cons: "We arrive safeThe staff spend a good part of the time chopping it up with themselves in the back and just before they landed they rushed through the aisle to pick up trash and they were so rude"
Cons: "The flight boarded on time but sat at gate for over 1/2 hr, before taking off, then arrived at LAX and waited another 15 or so minutes to dock at gate. Several people with a connection were very upset and it was an unpleasant experience. Also while up in the air, it took over an hour for seatbelt sign to go offf making it hard to wait for bathroom."
Pros: "Courteous crew, quick boarding and roght time flight"
Cons: "No free snacks for a six jour flight. Restrooms were too small."
Pros: "The flight took the blink of an eye."
Cons: "I would have liked to have been woken for the food dispersal and being over 6 feet O cannot say enough about adequate leg room or lack thereof."
Pros: "Perfect trip no complaints!"
Cons: "I liked all of it"
Cons: "In the SF airport, your crew accepted me to pay for $25 for putting my suitcase into the plane. But then, she mentioned that the flight was delayed and there was no way that I can made my connection from LA to Indianaplis. So I was given a boarding pass with my suitcase ($25 paid) only to LA. The front desk asked me to try other ways when I arrived LA to see what can be done. When I entered into the gate, your CS changed my flight to UA after I have presented my case. However, I had to pull the suitcase out from Alaska, paid another $25 to United and started the trip all over again. All the while, your crews expected me (an alien from Asia) that I should have known every thing get it through, or to claim my suitcase charges. I am really disappointed for the lack of understanding. To you, it may be something happened so common everyday. To me, I was totally lost to handle this."
Cons: "New York airports are always delaying landing and getting to the gate by at least 30 mins. Nothing to do with the airline I assume, but still quite frustrating to do detours and spend extra 30/40 mins in air or taxiing."
Cons: "It was a hour late taking off so that’s always a pain but other wise it was okay."
Cons: "Food/ beverage service was bad."
Cons: "Seat was broken and would not recline so incredibly uncomfortable for red eye. I was freezing (though I’m often more chilly than others). Not great food options."
Cons: "It was about half the price of other major airlines. So naturally I expected the worst. Turns out it was better than many airlines I flown in the past."
Pros: "The inflight entertainment and the service."
Cons: "Nothing to complain! Even though flight was delayed and we hovered over LA for 30mins and the pilot had trouble finding a spot to park, i still had a great relaxing snooze!!"
Cons: "Slowest boarding process of my 3 Alaska flights today"
Pros: "All good with Alaska and Virgin America"
Pros: "Free movies, clean seats, friendly staff"
Pros: "The logo on the plane"
Cons: "No snacks , no tv . slow flight"
Pros: "Friendly and helpful staff"
Pros: "Flight attendant were super nice and friendly"
Pros: "The crew was friendly. They tried to be funny"
Cons: "Didn't offer us any compensation, even if it were just some snacks or something. I guess the budget is that tight"
Pros: "Smooth flight lovely flight attendant"
Pros: "Always the best service"
Pros: "Wine flys free is amazing!!!"
Pros: "On time, friendly staff, clean plane"
Cons: "Slow drink service"
Pros: "I was checking in in a fluster and trying to attach my bag tags. A agent came over and helped me (for some reason I had taken the entire sticky back off ha!) and then he took my bag for me right from the kiosk. I was super impressed"
Cons: "needed more water"
Pros: "They did what their jobs required. They were never rude. If they were they would be talked to. They did what they were suppose to do. What else can I say? It was only an hr flight. I hour flight Jeez!!!"
Cons: "My baggage were missing while tranfering from settle to seoul and i made several calls to alaska airline and asiana airline but nobody couldnt track my baggage. Eventually, my baggage arrived 1day after very evening time around 12:00am It feels like i shouldnt book any reservation through Kayak.com i believed booking platform. Unluckly, this happend. Feel bad"
Pros: "On time. Efficient. Clean new plane."
Cons: "Their new 737-900 was stripped-down! No complimentary entertainment system at all! NOTHING. Instead, they expect the passengers to use their own smart phones. The only option is passengers have to give up their private information to GoGo to use the system. Don't do it! To add salt to that wound, customers have to pay to see a film. Don't do it! That experience alone made the flight a dud. All I can say is, thank heavens it was a short flight."
Cons: "If United can serve more than orange juice or water, so can you"
Pros: "The pilot introduced himself and kept us updated on the weather and turbulent."
Cons: "no complains"
Cons: "Lack of help with information on transfer between terminals at Seattle/Tacoma"
Cons: "crew delay alaska has not compensated yet please help"
Cons: "Boarding was more of a free-for-all than other airlines. Everyone was boarded on the plane only 5 minutes after boarding was scheduled to begin."
Pros: "The flight attendants on flight 833 from PDX to Honolulu were memorable. They genuinely looked as if they were happy to be there and enjoyed serving us. They went above and beyond to make sure we were all comfortable and made many rounds to ask if anyone needed more water, food, pens to fill out the customs forms, etc."
Pros: "Professional, fast, no frills. The flight from sea tac to Calgary was less than half full. If I could have paid $75 dollars less for each ticket I would have bought two more tickets for my kids even though we were only staying the weekend from sfo to Yyc. Would you guys consider a multi ticket discount? Buy three get one free? Or buy three or more get one at fifty percent off? That way more people could travel and fill up the seats and split the cost."
Cons: "Long trip!"
Cons: "uncomfortable seat, junk food, junk entertainment"
Pros: "On time. Good price no frills flight."
Pros: "Tablet for $10 with movies was a good deal."
Cons: "Paid for gogo Internet day pass when there was no service and no internet once we were 20 min into flight.... They should make a point to let people know the service is not available and that tablets replace it. Also the fact that the Internet was $16 and did not come with any movies or ability to stream is a ripoff. Also there was a time I asked an attendant for a ginger ale and the response was "yeah this a the trash cart" with an attitude was upsetting. It's a very long flight."
Pros: "Arrived safely. Price was average. Experience was average. Legroom was average. Nice flower taped to toilet."
Cons: "Crew member made many sarcastic comments about passengers aloud. Snacks were bad."
Cons: "Typically when you fly to Mexico the airline provides paper work you need when land. Alaska ran out but said the forms would be at the gate. They ran out there too! By the time we got our forms other planes had landed and it added 2 hours getting through customs."
Pros: "This was a great flight too."
Pros: "Early arrival!"
Cons: "My tray table wasn’t clean. Why is there an Entertainment category to rate when there was no entertainment on board?"
Pros: "No delays whatsoever, we left almost on the dot. Friendly staff, decent snacks and good in-flight entertainment."
Pros: "I like that you could watch TV, movies, or listen to music."
Cons: "When we arrived to SFO the flight was delayed for mechanical issues. When they couldn't fix the plane they had to fly another one from the Island to get us. This resulted in over a 14 hour delay and ruining our plans for our first day. The wing in SFO was all under construction so if you wanted to get anything you had to leave security and go back through it over and over."
Pros: "Crew was nice and attentive"
Cons: "Luggage situation"
Cons: "My surfboard bag was ripped and all straps were broken and was then patched up with duct tape!!! What the F#€*?!! It looked like it fell off the plane and was run over. Plus my bike box was torn to bits and patched with duct tape and was cut open by someone’s knife, I ended up loosing bike parts because of this. Horrible bag handling by the crew!! This was all noticed when I picked up my bags in Auckland"
Cons: "No free blanket. No free entertainment."
Cons: "Waiting for baggage at the baggage claim."
Cons: "There should have been movie/tv options that were free!"
Pros: "I drink a lot of water and more so on flights. They weren’t apprehensive about serving me more than one glass of water/drinks (a problem i have had with other airlines)"
Cons: "The food was lack-luster and there werent any options (aside from the specialty diets that you can request ahead of time). They also did not provide any blankets or pillows during the flight and the AC was running the entire time."
Cons: "Most airlines offer free entertainment on long distance domestic flights as long as you bring your own headphones. This is a 5-hour flight. Why would Hawaiian Airline want to charge $7.99 for viewing a movie?"
Pros: "Crew was so nice, flight was easy, quick and smooth, and the whole thing was just enjoyable!"
Cons: "Everything was great!"
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."
Pros: "Food was better than most domestic airlines. Seats were large enough for comfortability during a long flight. Seats against walls still recline."
Cons: "Domestically, infotainment, headphones, blankets, and most drinks cost money. Can't pick seats online for international flights, so we're stuck with whatever is leftover. Planes not particularly clean; lots of crevices with years of debris."
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: "The boarding was very smooth and efficient, and my seat mate was a very interesting person to talk to. A wonderful flight."
Pros: "Really friendly attendants"
Pros: "Acomadations were ok food and drink service were consistant good entertainment and hospitality"
Cons: "The only thing that I didnt like was due to my own actions with scheduling and non transferable tickets the insurance didnt cover anything complete waste of money and I had to cancel my charter due to issues with my flight and didnt recieve much help trying to rectify the situation all in all I lost a lot of money"
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: "Food served is actually ok. Planes on time"
Cons: "I'm so sick and tired of being subjected to damn ads on Hawaiian Airlines flights. They literally use the claims form as an excuse to show a short video about how to fill it out and THEN give you two or three ads because they figure "what the hell we have your attention now and we're going to sell you something and increase our profits." I have had it with this type of capitalism that just milks people's patience. No thanks! And no more damn Hawaiian Airlines credit cards ads! For crying out loud."
Pros: "Good price, food and drink free, cocktail prior to landing in Oahu, accommodate to have two seats together"
Cons: "Didn't know seat assignment ahead of time, in flight entertainment needed to be paid for"
Pros: "Wonderful flight crew and attendants. Everyone was so pleasant. No stress! And we got a complementary alcoholic rum punch"
Pros: "Loved the meal"
Pros: "Staff was very friendly"
Cons: "You had to pay for movies"
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: "The tropical twist to the food served on board."
Cons: "No in flight entertainment"
Pros: "We didn't have assigned seats for some reason. At the gate, the agent placed is in extra comfort seats at no extra charge. Nice!"
Cons: "Child kicking my chair and punching the touchscreen behind my chair throughout the flight. Parents didn't do anything but act like they didn't see how annoyed I was when I glanced at them more than once."
Cons: "the one hour delay"
Pros: "Not really Thier fault as they were waiting on the ground crew but they could have at least turned on the A/C. We were very hot in there waiting."
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: "On my flight to SF I had a runny nose and requested for tissue from the attendant. She was so busy and forgot, but I managed to get tissue from the restroom. On my way back to HI, she was in my flight and apologized (I didn't even notice her since I was preoccupied) - I told her it was busy and I saw her working it and it was okay. She offered her help in anything and I thought that was super sweet, then she said.. I wont forget this time. Nice touch"
Cons: "The HNL airport check in is very crowded and confusing--everyone just crowds and no one knows where to go"
Pros: "Very nice helpful people at Hawaiin airlines"
Cons: "There was a little delay due to my flight being over sold, but Hawaiin airlines as quick to react by switching to a bigger plane. We took off late but still ended up landing on time. wow!"
Cons: "The original 9/23 9:05 am flight from SF to Honolulu was cancelled. The airline staff did not say a word why the flight was cancelled, but they were kindly enough to put me on a United Airline flight at 1:15pm on the same day. But the UA flight got delayed and delayed, I didn't get on the airplane until 5pm on 9/23. This was such a terrible experience, I wasted 9 hours at the airport and had to cancel so many activities I have planned on 9/23."
Pros: "Excellent service, the food was perfect, they gave us a Ron Hawaiian, it was so yummy...and they gave us a good impression from the island."
Pros: "I upgraded my seat while checking in and was satisfied with the amount of leg room I had."
Cons: "While I apprecite the airline wanting to stand out and serving food, but I'm allergic to eggs. Egg sandwiches were served for breakfast."
Pros: "I always love flying Hawaiian. Everyone is nice, the plane is comfortable, and it gets me excited about coming home from school."
Cons: "I wish there was at least two snack services throughout the 5 hour flight."
Pros: "Relaxing and free tv."
Cons: "Very hospitable ."
Pros: "Airbus seats were comfy. Air hostesses were nice, but I didn't get anything because I was sleeping the whole flight."
Cons: "Did not like the girl at the check in counter. No smiles at all, not a good representation of aloha Hawaiian spirit. She looked like she hates her job. She couldn't assign me a seat right there and she told me she'll call me up to boarding counter. She also promised to get me an aisle seat on my next flight but she gave me window instead."
Pros: "Everything l just Love it .takin off and landing was Absolutely Flawless congratulations TO The Pilot."
Cons: "Absolutely,Nothing At all"
Pros: "It was easy helpful and a delight . All of you are great and had a good time I'll do it again."
Cons: "Little probably legroom, I didn't know how to work the monitor that's my bad. Little more assistance than that be great Terriers thank you for a good time. :-)"
Pros: "Atmosphere at board during the flight"
Pros: "Atmosphere, service."
Cons: "A who;e family of like 8 people getting kicked off the plane for something the patriarch said to a flight attendant. To be fair, I have no idea what he said, and it very well may have been warranted, I don't know, but it made me sad."
Cons: "Extra charge for luggag"
Pros: "The service was great."
Cons: "Plane needs to be updated. Lean back all the way. More snack options."
Pros: "No problem."
Pros: "Comfortable seating. Meal and snack included. Thought and car for customers was outstanding. They even had USB ports to charge small devices."
Cons: "If it had wifi it would have been optimal. Also the ability to plug in electronics up to laptops at each seat. Something no airlines do for some reason is load the customers from the back of the plane first. It would be much more efficient and nobody would have to use an overhead compartment not near them, worrying about there personal belongings."
Pros: "No air tubulance Free food Free drinks Empty seat next to us Flew by..lol"
Cons: "Hopefully upgrade on monitors (touch screen was not working),"
Cons: "Aircraft was too warm. Needed more air!"
Pros: "compared with other airlines they were just OK"
Cons: "Connection at Schiphol often tricky;"
Cons: "My monitor isn’t really working after rebooted. And the audio hole wasn’t tight enough"
Cons: "Boarding was like a cattle call....my headrest was broken so couldn’t sleep upright but face down....seemed like a plane that large would have more bathrooms"
Pros: "No delays..arrived early"
Cons: "Restrooms were dirty"
Pros: "Food was unexpectedly good."
Cons: "The flight was delayed for 40 minutes. We could hardly catch connecting flight"
Pros: "Cheese plate"
Cons: "TheyCharge me $25 for my bag and I’m at Delta sky Miles older plus the American Express platinum card holder it’s supposed to not be charged"
Cons: "3 hours delay"
Pros: "That Tillamook cheese and fruit plate was nicely done. A pleasant surprise."
Cons: "We had to wait at the gate on arrival"
Pros: "Polite crew, clean plane, smooth reservation and seat selection process"
Pros: "On flight entertainment has improved greatly. There are so many choices to keep you entertained. I forgot how long I was on the plane."
Cons: "Plane food was not good. The crew were not as friendly, almost exhausted. There was one woman who was not sensitive or compassionate to my fellow seat mate. He was an older man who needed extra assistance. From the look of her face she didn't feel like helping him... as simple as helping him pour ice into his cup. Instead I helped my fellow neighbor. She might not feel comfortable helping a senior citizen but don't be so loud or make a face of disgust."
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and kept making rounds with water so we didn't have to get up looking for it. Free entertainment at our seats made the flight go by faster."
Cons: "No complaints, I was stuck in a middle seat but somebody has to sit there!"
Cons: "entertainment system had terrible touch response flight was delayed by 1.5hrs"
Pros: "Wonderful flight attendants"
Pros: "I've never seen such a modern and easy to use entertainment system before. All the movies are complimentary."
Cons: "half-broken screen, couldn't access anything on the left side"
Pros: "New business class configuration on Dreamliner - love that Virgin gives out pajamas, staff are always incredibly nice"
Cons: "Seats are surprisingly narrow, and lack privacy"
Pros: "That it's over"
Cons: "the 1 hour delay, when we arrived we sat for another hour and I missed my international flight"
Pros: "Plane was a newer one, clean, and the stewards were nice."
Cons: "New seating was terrible. The seats are so jammed together that my knees were pushed up into the seat in front. How can anyone be comfortable with this kind of seating arrangements?"
Pros: "Quick flight and we flew over Yosemite (where we recently hiked). Also, the free in-flight entertainment is such a nice addition! My wife and I had the seat open next to us, so it was very nice to have extra room in our row!"
Pros: "Crew service, attitude was much better compared to most US based airlines. Comfort+ has great perks."
Cons: "Aircraft was old."
Pros: "The crew were super helpful with my toddler and 5year old as I was traveling by myself. Everyone was very friendly and allowed me to board early as well as helped me when my toddler was crying to distract her. Service was fantastic! The plane was new and I really appreciated having entertainment I didn't have to pay extra for."
Pros: "Free drinks"
Cons: "Corn nuts for snack. I'm allergic to corn. I get people want snacks on a flight and you can't make everyone happy. It was ok. I just said no to them."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "lie flat seats and linens were very comfortable"
Pros: "On time. No problems."
Cons: "Hard to understand what group was being called to board. No systematic lineup, just crowding around."
Pros: "Staff was friendly but Stern with customers that needed it"
Pros: "entertainment options are great. The flights are plentiful, so lots of options."
Cons: "No options for vegans on 10 hour flight!! Shame on you!! Our needs should be considered."
Pros: "On my last 4 trips in 6 mos I've flown United, Delta, and Hawaiian, to Cancun Mexico on United Aug 2015' , to Puerto Vallarta on Delta December 2015, Hawaiian to Honolulu December 2015, and Again on Delta to Honolulu Feb 2015. Hands down Delta IS THE BEST, there nothing better then having Free movies to pass the time, from TV to HBO and SHOWTIME and Current Movies in the theaters TODAY music, games, etc even free headsets any eye cover to rest ALL FOR FREE Delta isn't so worried about charging for eveything, a happy traveler is a repeat traveler, that is DELTAS GOAL Happy repeat travelers I voiced my displeasure with Hawaiian after finding out on my Day flight over I get charged $10 for blanket n pillow and free ( bad ) meal. Then on red eye home it's free blanket and no food, I can bring my own better food, and blanket which I do, but to charge for entertainment is the worst thing ever, AND EVEN FOR SIMPLE MUSIC WAS A CHARGE, SUCH POOR SERVICE Delta hands down IS CUSTOMER SERVICE ORIENTED PERIOD DELTA DELTA DELTA I'M FOREVER YOUR HAPPY TRAVELER,"
Cons: "The snack boxs are kinda unappealing, I bought both and they were jost OK, But that's fine I can bring food simply enough and would have but I was running late, Happy traveler"
Pros: "need to feed people more often and make the seats alittle more comfier but other then everything came out good looking forward in flying with delta again"
Cons: "My seat choice was ignored on one flight"
Pros: "Great flight. Flight attendant was hilarious and extremely helpful to all even as we were grounded for a bit in Atlanta due to weather!!!!! Flight crew was stellar while traveling thru an extremely thick cloud deck."
Pros: "Service is good. Flight on time."
Cons: "Don't like the chicken wrap which is dry and hard."
Cons: "Charging money for window and aisle seats a new low"
Cons: "Apparently, using a third party source lost me the ability to choose my seat on both flights. The only book ahead options are ones I need to pay extra money for which feels like a scam. I won't be able to get a seat ahead of time on the way home either which will be an even longer flight (6+ hours) and will likely be stuck in a middle seat yet again. If this is the case with booking through third party sites, I won't do this again."
Pros: "The small scack/meal was excellent. Good service. Smooth flight. In-out-done! Good job Delta!"
Cons: "Can't think of anything negative. A long time standing by on runway waiting for departure."
Pros: "Big plane and fairly comfortable"
Cons: "It's more of a shuttle than a transcontinental. Seats are narrow with little leg room. Like all others you have to pay for everything. Delta terminal is not easy at jfk. Sfo is fine and works well All airlines are the same these days. Flights are uncomfortable and crew just throws out peanuts and water"
Cons: "The person taking tickets asked me to check my bag. I said ok and he instructed me to step aside and taking anything out of it that I might need. I did this and when I came back they had locked the doors."
Pros: "I was able to fly standby so I arrived early and so did my luggage."
Pros: "The boarding was quick and the gate agent was efficient"
Cons: "We not only left 45 minutes late, but there was no beverage service on the flight."
Pros: "Professionalism, friendliness, accommodating, helpful."
Cons: "Suggestion: Pregnant mothers especially without a carry on should be able to board or exit with priority. It would also be helpful for the aisle seat priority to be given to expecting mothers as well."
Pros: "We paid for an exit row seat with more leg room"
Cons: "Airplane was freezing and the flight attendant couldn't be bothered to change the temperature or bring us extra blankets. Ridiculous that we had to pay for seats on top of paying over $1000 for the flight. We had to check our bags when we boarded bc flight was so full, but once we boarded we noticed plenty of overhead room"
Pros: "On time. Arrived 30 mins early. New plane."
Cons: "Middle seat. Very crowded, could hardly work on my laptop. Food was not great. Had a turkey roll. Opt to pay for the $10 sandwich at the airport."
Pros: "Like delta have single tv, good coffe, will be better is from centro o South America , a time w connection and will safe"
Pros: "Entire experience and costumer service was excellent"
Cons: "Wifi too expensive"
Pros: "Cabins, service, food and especially entertainment beat United by a mile.."
Cons: "Seating in economy is a little tight."
Pros: "new plane smooth ride ease of changing ti exit row healthy snack tray!!"
Cons: "no entertainment"
Pros: "Seats we fine"
Cons: "Delay 2 hours"
Cons: "American Airlines had put my luggage on a flight earlier than me and is still NOT FOUND."
Pros: "Nice seats, good food, good service"
Pros: "The flight was great. Lots of movies to choose from. Food was pretty good too."
Cons: "They moved our flight around multiple times. We first had a layover in Chicago then through multiple emails and one phone call they just flew us straight to London with no layover. It all worked out it was just stressful not knowing exactly when we were flying out and if we were going to make our connecting flights. It did work out and we did make it."
Pros: "The crew has invited my kids to take a picture with them. My wife and I have been impressed."
Pros: "Should have booked AA instead of BA."
Cons: "AA couldn't find BA reservation. poor integration of services"
Pros: "The very long TSA line was very fast. Good job TSA. Flight attendants were very attentive."
Cons: "Found the first class seat capsule uncomfortable after about three n hours. Certainly would not want it for Transocean flights."
Pros: "Very very helpful I will fly AA every time I can"
Pros: "Wonderful and super friendly crew"
Cons: "Booked flight with my sister 6 months before departure, paid for both tickets at the same time to find out seat assignment not together.... that could be understable only if ticket is purchased at the last minute. We were applicable to switch with another couple who were in the same situation as us....."
Cons: "My flight from SFO to Miami was delayed so I missed my connection to Rio and now I’m NYC on my birthday instead of my final destination. The flight status was changed 7 times. And AA said they would get my bag off but they did not and now I have to wait at JFK and hope it got rerouted here. And if it didn’t to hope it can on another flight before I hopefully actually get on a flight for Rio. Nobody has comped me for losing a day in Rio and for my hotel room. And this has been the worst flight exeperience or my life which unfortunately landed on my birthday. One I’ll remember in a sad and bad way. American Airlines refused to compensate me because I got my tickets via Kayak and I haven’t been able to find a number to complain to a Kayak agent whom I sure would say I had to contact American Airlines and nobody would help or take responsilvitu for this disaster."
Pros: "One cabin crew went the extra mile for me...rescued a partial dental plate which I had inadvertently tossed in the trash."
Pros: "The flights were on time and the staff was very friendly."
Pros: "Nice new aircraft - clean and comfortable. Entertainment selection and system is excellent. SFO airport is clean and efficient"
Cons: "I DO NOT like JFK airport. The signage is poor and it's difficult to figure out where you need to go. There aren't enough monitors and people in the airport are rude (including staff)"
Pros: "Seats were surprisingly comfortable"
Pros: "Smooth transition with our connecting flight"
Cons: "Plane didn’t feel very clean. Our tray tables were dirty Seats were not very comfortable. Food could do with a little help"
Pros: "Except for narrow seats, all fine"
Cons: "Narrow seats (we were in exit row, so plenty a leg room)"
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above"
Pros: "Staff were helpful."
Cons: "It was advertised that one can see entertainment through WIFi, but from my iPad, i can't connect to this WiFi. I tried several times until I just gave up."
Pros: "New plane, early departures, nice crew, terrific entertainment system."
Cons: "My flight was delayed. I felt lucky when they gave me a place in a plane leaving 1 hour earlier. But that flight was delayed twice because of mechanical problems: the first time we had to go back to the gate and the second time we stayed on the runway just before take off Not enough room in overhead bins. They asked people to check small suitcase or bag."
Pros: "Everyone was so friendly and helpful, especially Ricardo at the check in desk. Our flight was delayed for 2 hours but the friendly staff made it easier to deal with the delay!"
Cons: "I'm getting to Madrid 24 hrs after I was supposed to"
Pros: "I was comfy on Philly to Venice flight, no one was sitting next to me"
Cons: "Staff at Philadelphia was rude when I asked for upgrade options the desk attendant told me " you should have booked 1st class from the beginning" in a rude and belittling demeanor."
Cons: "We thought we were going to be flying on British Airways American Airways."
Pros: "I really like the 737..the seats were so comfortable. I miss the old school planes when things were quality. The seat declined further and the headrest was comfortable and not too tall. And I especially loved the service of our flight attendants. Overall this was a very quality flight."
Pros: "It was nice that plane wasn't full so I had an empty seat next to me. Crew was nice."
Cons: "AA trying to sell seat "upgrades" during online checking."
Pros: "Lots on in-flight entertainment."
Cons: "Nothing, I pretty much just slept the whole time."
Cons: "Four and a half hours on board and just a cookie? Really!?"
Pros: "I was surprised by the amount of room in the economy cabin."
Cons: "Check in very slow! The computers used for passenger self check in didn't work well. It took 6 attempts to read my passport, it never did read my green card, wouldn't accept my frequent flyer number. Other passengers were similarly frustrated. The attendant couldn't have been less helpful. I joined a line to check in with a counter clerk. The counter positions were seriously understaffed. The clerks seemed to be working quite slowly and were quite unconcerned about the growing line. I'm glad I checked in early for my flight!"
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☹️"
Pros: "Friendly and helpful crew."
Cons: "Not sure why American would fly a plane across the country with no electrical outlets, entertainment options, or food beyond snacks."
Pros: "an extraordinarily long and stressful journey that sgould have taken 15 hours but took 27.. I may stop using American Airlines"
Cons: "You overbooked the flight"
Pros: "Pilot did good job in tricky conditions at landing."
Cons: "Wish food were served."
Pros: "Landing at destination"
Cons: "Plane, food,seat, entertainment and missing flight crew"
Pros: "Nothing I could not take the flight"
Cons: "They did not let us board because the connection time was not enough for our bags - no one took accountability and they finally rescheduled us on a flight the following day after 3 hours on the phone. Terrible"
Pros: "Crew and promptness. Roomie seat."
Cons: "No cellphone charger. No movie screen at the seat."
Cons: "My tickets ultimately were booked through Kayak/webjet. I will never book through webjet again. You can't directly speak with an agent. They never sent me my e-tickets. I couldn't download my tickets prior to arriving at the airport. It was super confusing because I couldn't figure out whether I was flying on British Airways or American Airlines. I didn't know what terminal to go to. I finally checked in with American even after they told me to go to British Airways. Next, American said that my booking was messed up such that they couldn't check my bag through. So at Chicago I had to exit the Secure area, pick up my bag from baggage check, check it back in and go back through security. I still didn't have my ticket for the chicago-barcelona leg of the trip. At American, they told be I had to exit the airport again to go to British Airways for the Chicago- Barcelona leg of the trip. Luckily, i asked another agent and she confirmed my flight was though American. It was the most confusing flight experience, I have ever had."
Pros: "Probably just about the only domestic flight where you still get food in steerage."
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."
Cons: "The flight was delayed for 2 hours and after seated in the AA plane for 2 hours, the flight was canceled because without pilot?! Changed to a UA plane but after seated in the UA plane 1 hour, the plane needed to be maintenanced. Had been changed to another UA plane. After three times into three planes, arrived Chicago at 3:30am without the checked baggage."
Cons: "Late by 40 min"
Pros: "The comfortable sitting and good hospitality by staff. Timely departure and smooth landing of aircraft."
Cons: "It was delayed for about a half an hour. Other than that it was great"
Cons: "I had booked an international flight with British Airways and it ended up being American Airlines. There was no notification of this change and I was not happy. I found AA to be subpar. The plane itself didn't have individual screens and my view was obstructed by other seats. The food was terrible and I got sick later, possibly from the bad airline food. Overall I got to my destination on time, but unhappy as I had chosen an airline and was forced to use another."
Pros: "Lots of free movies."
Cons: "No free food."
Pros: "Our extra leg room seating was fantastic. The crew was delightful."
Cons: "The entertainment was just okay."
Pros: "Crew was good, landing was great, entertainment was pretty good selection of movies, good seat space."
Cons: "We had to run from gate 60 To gate 89. Jetway was hot while waiting to board."
Pros: "The crew was accommodating and friendly. Boarding was efficient and quick."
Cons: "There were no tv's on the 5+ hr flights."
Cons: "Bathroom smelled terrible after multiple passengers made a BM! Should be cleaned and deodorant spray should be available. Had to use some body spray and cologne to neutralize the smell."
Pros: "Unfortunately I won’t leave until morning. However I can already answer this question. I will like the fact that I’ll be seeing my only child after an entire year!"
Cons: "I didn’t like the fact that United Airlines took time away from us. Because she’s military I don’t get to see her as often as I’d like. I booked my trip from October 5-16 2017 and our vacation together won’t start until a day later. Some may say it’s only a day but I say different and I should be compensated for my loss as well as so many other people that were traveling with me. My overall experience with this airline was horrible! I won’t say I’d never use them again because you never say never BUT they will be my last resort!"
Pros: "They upgraded me and it was very comfortable. Didn't know till I was going on the plane. They sat me in the exit row and I'm very capable of doing what's needed in an emergency."
Cons: "Seats weren't as roomy as the newer plane and noisier."
Cons: "I actually flew on a different flight to HNL because my flight to SFO was delayed and would have caused me to miss my connection. So I actually flew from LAX to HNL."
Pros: "On time."
Cons: "Ay a connecting gate too far away!"
Pros: "came early..."
Cons: "We could not take water with us to plane, traveled with kids 8 and 10. Did not get water even though I asked few times....kids started crying to get some water.....what is with the system??"
Cons: "Didn't really like the food plane that was offered, seating are so uncomfortable, had a child crying the whole way, wifi didn't work, there was a magazine in my sitting area with ink where I got ink on me, board was late"
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."
Pros: "The flight was not overbooked, there were no fights and there was plenty of space. Comfortable flight!"
Cons: "They didn't have the food I wanted by the time they got to the back of the plane"
Cons: "Poor aircraft"
Pros: "The crew was super friendly and nice!"
Cons: "Hardly any space and no type of entertainment whatsoever and NO chargers, not even a USB charge port."
Cons: "Again, 3 hour delay after airplane was boarded due to a maintenance issue that should have been discovered way before. The captain also let passengers disembark which caused even more of a delay because we had to wait for everyone to finally board again after the plane was fixed."
Cons: "5 minutes before we boarded they tried to change my seat without informing me.... luckily it popped up on my phone that my seat had changed I reserved an aisle seat when I made my reservations five days before the flight. All of a sudden they put me in the middle seat ...so I went to the counter and the person at the counter tried to tell me that I just changed to the aisle seat that I had which I actually have had for 5 days and she tried to tell me that I was lying to her I was not very pleased with United at all!!! I made it very clear and even showed her the email from 5 days ago where I had that seats all along the aisle seat that she took away from me and put me in the middle somewhere so three minutes later she told me to look at my phone and she changed me back but that's after she basically called me a liar and said I didn't know what I was talking about!! Worst US AIRLINE!!"
Pros: "Text notification of flight delays several hours in advance. Crew was exceptionally polite - I'd imagine this is a direct result of United's recent scandal. The scandal will eventually dissipate but hope the new crew attitude sticks around."
Cons: "Flight delayed twice. For a 5 1/2 hour flight only a 1/2 cup of water was offered/available. If salty snacks are the only thing being offered, 1/2 a plastic cup of water is impractical and just plain stingy."
Cons: "didn't know how to download the entertainment system"
Cons: "You have to pay to watch the movies."
Pros: "More leg room on this flight than previous united flight."
Cons: "Entertainment worked for 20 min on a 5 hr flight with a 1.5 hr delay."
Pros: "Arriving alive"
Cons: "Comfort, accessible media, cost"
Pros: "Everyone was gracious and friendly"
Cons: "Again in this second segment of my long trip, the Wi-Fi entertainment network went down with a couple of hours left in the trip. For a long trip, having something to view is helpful in passing g the time."
Pros: "Free drinks. Soft ones of course, but not something you can count on anymore. And very pleasant accommodating staff. Also very on time."
Pros: "The crew was nice and helpful."
Cons: "I did not like how much it was to watch tv. Could have provided a blanket."
Pros: "The food being offer was good"
Cons: "The experience as a whole was rather disappointing"
Pros: "Again punctual and efficient service. Very helpful crew on this flight."
Cons: "There weren't enough snacks."
Cons: "Had to buy entertainment"
Cons: "No free meals"
Cons: "United lost my checked in baggage and the customer service was so terrible and no one was helpful nor even cared. United totally ruined my trip."
Pros: "They offered complementary snacks and water at the gate when the flight was delayed by 2 hours for mechanical reasons. After such a long and tiring day, when I went to buy a drink onboard, the flight attendant didn't charge me. It was done as a courtesy for the lengthy delays. This was much appreciated and honestly made the irritation with the delays disappear. It's amazing what a little thing like that can do for a person. All the flight attendants were gracious and helpful. Overall, they made the flight good."
Cons: "I had to run to make this connecting flight due to the previous flight leaving an hour late, only to learn the flight was delayed. It was delayed 2.5 hours for maintenance."
Pros: "Overhead bin space"
Cons: "5 able-bodied pax's allowed pre-board privilege because they were traveling with a single wheelchair pax was ridiculous. No signage on seat of where to locate power charge."
Cons: "Flight was delayed almost 4 hrs"
Pros: "On time departure and arrival. Luggage claim on time."
Cons: "Seats too small and i am a small build. No entertainment even if I paid for it. Always a line at the two bathrooms, need more."
Cons: "Food and entertainment is an additional cost.. Seats are too cramped."
Cons: "Over 3-hour delay. Various text messages including one that indicated the flight was leaving 5 minutes earlier; then it was delayed again!"
Pros: "The crew was good. Direct with instructions and efficient."
Cons: "On a 5+ hour flight, I should not have to pay extra for the little TV, when other carriers are offering this in-flight entertainment for free. Nickel and dime-ing customers does not bring loyalty. I'll be returning to flying almost exclusively on Delta."
Cons: "I was horribly cramped next to two passengers who used half my seat. Crew could see this and did nothing to help. There was no way to turn off the entertainment"
Cons: "I had a connection flight to San Francisco and then from there to Honolulu and the flight from Portland to SF got delayed 5 times to up to 4 hours late so I would've missed my second flight from SF to HNL. They couldn't do anything about it so they put me on the next available flight, the next MORNING. So I had to go spend a night in a hotel which I had to pay for and wait for the next flight in the morning the next day. Next day the flight got delayed yet again this time little over 2 hours. So I would've missed the flight from San Francisco do Honolulu yet again. This time they managed to find a little later flight and put me on that but still had to wait at the airports for over 8 hours. Super mad about how United works... Had problems with my boss as well because I was supposed to work the next day but they rescheduled my flight for that day. Really not a pleasant experience..."
Cons: "Seats are uncomfortable."
Cons: "I felt they scraped the bottom of the barrel to find a plane threw us on a pedal jumper too packed to fit everyone delayed an hour and the staff acted that they wish they were home."
Pros: "The spacious seats and entertainment on the plane."
Cons: "The cost of food products on the plane. Could have been better food for the price."
Pros: "Staff and timeliness of flight."
Cons: "1) Seats barely recline beyond 90 degrees. 2) Food was unimpressive. 3) Paying for cocktails on a long haul flight is absurd. 4) Instructed to "download a ridiculous app" for entertainment. 5) finally downloaded stupid app but didn't have my laptop available as it was in checked baggage so tried to watch a bad movie on my IpHone...??? 6) Outlet to plug my power sources for mobile devices into was not functioning."
Cons: "personal entertainment connection was spotty."
Cons: "my seat had some trouble then my TV didnt work at all i asked the flight attended for some help she said oh yea that doesn't work then walked away ..5 1/2 hr flight i will not flight this airline again"
Cons: "90 minute delay!!!"
Pros: "I enjoyed very little about this experience. The crew was cordial however they lose the ability to perform simple tasks by the long standing protocols and overcrowded flights. Most of the crew are as unhappy as the passengers."
Cons: "The plane hit the brakes while taking off and returned to the gate due to a warning light. We were told nothing other than we needed to wait. They said the fix took 5 minutes but our wait took 2 hours. Not efficient. They rent out tablets for on plane entertainment, unlike every other plane I've ever flown, they make you pay to keep you happy during a 5.5 hour flight. Food was horrible. The seat did not recline and they eradicate every ounce of comfort to overpack the plane. The Captian made little announcements and the one he did make upon decent, started with "please fasten your seat belts, we are 65 miles away from Honolulu but...", I was sure the "light" came back on 30k feet about the pacific and we were going down. Finally - the last announcement from the head stewardess didn't include "Aloah, thank you for flying United". Seems minor but it goes to show they don't care anymore. That's the first time I hadn't heard the welcomed message after my 20th trip to the Islands. After my return flight I vow to never fly United again."
Pros: "Great entertainment. Most of crew was very nice."
Cons: "Computer problem delay. Then someone closed the door improperly, so back to the gate. Then we needed more fuel. Then we had to wait for "paperwork". Took off 2 hours late all of which was spent sitting on the plane."
Pros: "Had ways to stay entertained onboard"
Cons: "Hard to get comfortable"
Pros: "They gave us a blanket"
Cons: "I got to Honolulu past midnight instead of 9:40pm. Because of the delay, I lost my rental car and now it t will cost me 3x more."
Pros: "Flight crew"
Cons: "I couldn't believe that this long flight had NOTHING in the form of entertainment. No wifi to watch on your own device and no inflight entertainment. I was stuck in the middle of 2 people with a baby with nothing to pass the hours. Unbelievable!!!"