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Low season

August Best time to beat the crowds (6% less expensive on average)

High season

December Most popular time to fly (16% more expensive on average)

Average price round-trip

$1,186 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$469 or less

Good deal one-way

$245 or less

Top tips for finding cheap flights to Hawaii

  • Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly to Hawaii is February.
  • Morning departure is around 31% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top 5 airlines serving Melbourne to Hawaii

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.6
Singapore Airlines
Overall score based on 3,883 reviews
8.8
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.9
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.3
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "Entertainment including games such as backgammon, black Jack, and poker are not available although they are on every other airline I used with high quality game programs that are clos to live games"

Pros: "okayish"
Cons: "Delay could be complimented by faster speed"

Cons: "Great Airline. Great staff and service. Good food and drink."

Pros: "Boarding went smoothly, crew extremely curtious and helpful."
Cons: "Plane was an older model and I did not have strength to recline seat. Quality of seat back screens poor and hand sets difficult to navigate for a technophobe like Ma."

Pros: "This was the most comfortable business class mid haul flight I've ever taken."
Cons: "Absolutely nothing went wrong."

Pros: "Nothing beats Singapore SQ!"

Pros: "As a frequent flyer, I have found out that the few dollars i spend more on SQ is well worth it"

Pros: "Flight time"

Pros: "Staff were very attentive and checked in on us regularly to make sure we had everything we needed. Food was great and ammenities kept spotless."

Cons: "Older plane not so comfortable for a long flight. Movies, not much choice and far away from seat."

Pros: "more room in the seats - excellent hostesses who are so friendly and helpful - lovely food."

Pros: "Friendly efficient staff. plane 777 business class seat comfortable, and flat bed, once you figured out how to operate it was also comfortable. Food was good but not excellent compared to previous flights."
Cons: "Singapore Airlines business class lounge in Melbourne was less than impressive and the food was atrocious. Lounge in Singapore was large but still overcrowded. Amenities much better and the food was plentiful and interesting."

Pros: "Spacious and clean"
Cons: "Crew wasn’t attentive. Brought wrong order, forgot order, walked by hurriedly and hit passengers. Empty sauce on the Tray- when asked said it was for presentation!"

Pros: "Spacious economy class seating and great service"

Pros: "Flight crew, food, boarding and entertainment great."
Cons: "Just didn't like the 7 hour delay for the flight. Nobody's fault."

Pros: "The trip was uneventful, with the usual excellent service."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Friendly attentive staff. Excell ent food and great. Service."
Cons: "Really crowded seats in economy."

Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "Old plane. Worst food I’ve ever had on a Singapore airlines flight. They need to give up on the seafood spaghetti. It was quite awful. Old plane so entertainment system not up to what is expected these days"

Pros: "Staff, food and emenities great for economy class"
Cons: "Inflight entertainment wasn't as extensive as in previous years."

Pros: "friendly and attentive crew. connecting flight was a breeze. well worth the price."

Cons: "The flights were always late causing us to miss a connection. Also when purchasing the ticket I was not informed of two extra stops that only showed up when I checked in."

Pros: "All the crews were friendly and helpful!"
Cons: "I wanted to watch Hindi movies with subtitles..."

Pros: "the first class seats from HK to SFO, IFE, service, dom perignon, red wine, excellent attention, greeted personally by four of flight team, provided flight details personally. Im 6'0" so the bed was a little short. it was simply a wonderful experience."
Cons: "the IFE is not touch screen and pausing on the hand held was fidgety, but a huge 24 inch screen and beautiful."

Pros: "Non stop to HK"
Cons: "Staff wake you up very aggressively when meal time. Other airlines leave stickers. This is a long flight, be respectful. Will avoid for future."

Pros: "Excellent entertainment system even in economy with many movies including recent releases. Staff were friendly and efficient."
Cons: "Economy seating is very tight for someone who is tall -- very little legroom. Food in economy was OK."

Pros: "Entertainment even in economy class was excellent -- tons of movies, games, etc. Cabin crew were friendly. Bathroom was very large."
Cons: "In economy, seating was incredibly tight (very little legroom) and at least in my seat, very little reclining. For a 14 hour flight through the night, it made it very difficult to actually get any rest. Food was OK."

Pros: "Great service always"

Pros: "Crews are truly nice and patient"
Cons: "Crews are very nice, food are not really good"

Pros: "Liked almost everything: newspapers, menu card, mini-toiletries bag, hot towel, food choice, ice cream, entertainment options, head sets provided (better quality than US airlines), lavatories kept clean and with less waiting time, number and friendliness of flight staff."
Cons: "What I did not like: Boarding was slower than expected. Large plane = longer boarding time."

Pros: "The food was excellent for Vegan meals. The staff was friendly and attentive. The ability to see the flight path, air speed and such is very nice."
Cons: "The entertainment was not the kind of shows I like. Never mind, I see the flight path and orher flight particulars."

Pros: "the selection was impresive to m"

Pros: "Nothing specific"
Cons: "No real dramas"

Pros: "Neat & clean flight.good cabin crew members.good service."
Cons: "Food served was not so good. Toilets are very small compared to other flights..speacially SFA - Singapore flight."

Pros: "clean aircraft and friendly cabin crew"
Cons: "uncomfortable seats, average meals, poor infotainment selection"

Pros: "Getting up at 4am on a Monday (post Singapore 7s) - couldn't have been a better timing for a free upgrade (as the plane was full). Travelling on Singapore Air is always a pleasure - but that made it even better....."

Pros: "Polite crew took good care of my needs"
Cons: "Food was really bad could do better . Movies were not as current but a good collection."

Pros: "Everything in this flight is very good. Next traveling time I will consider this airline first!!"

Pros: "Amazing plane and crew!"
Cons: "Nothing."

Cons: "cramped uncomfortable seats freezing cold"

Pros: "great service. new plane. excellent video system."
Cons: "not much to complain about."

Pros: "Great food and plenty of movies. Friendly crew"

Pros: "got us there, efficient and effective crew."

Pros: "Great food!!"

Pros: "Staff were very friendly, helpful and attentive. Good movie selection. Food was above average for airplane food. Nice modern plane."
Cons: "Headphone buds weren't great. We were delayed two hours taking off, but thankfully my connecting flight was held so no further delay."

Pros: "Customer service , crew was nice"
Cons: "Food was terrible out of MEL.. Didn't have any choice at all.. Tasteless , should improve"

Pros: "everything!"
Cons: "-"

Pros: "I love it"

Pros: "Service and Operation"
Cons: "The plane ... its old, in need of a new interior as things are falling off and dirty ... Flew business class and although the service makes up for the old aircraft, i think SQ can do so much better !!!"

Pros: "Awesome crew and food"
Cons: "Seats were not comfortable.."

Pros: "Seat was too narrow"
Cons: "See above"

Cons: "Please have the option to order Kosher meal!! The 1st air company that I use, that don’t offer this basic service!! Ridiculous!!"

Pros: "GREAT CREW, THEY DID THE BEST THEY COULD. VERY FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL."
Cons: "Ground personnel could have been way more helpful. We came back from Europe and needed to take a domestic flight to Palmerston North.We had a lot of handluggage that was allowed in our international flight, we had purchased an extra suitcase ticket to make sure it wouldn't be a problem. The lady that helped us was not willing to include any more items than 1 small suitcase that weighed only 11 kg, but we had paid for 23 kg. When we wanted to board the airplane we were told we could only take 7 kg each. Which caused problems and stress that we couldn't use after a 40-hour flight from Europe. We discussed this with the lady at the counter which wasn't really helpful to start with, but eventually, she let us board the plane anyway after we had to explain our situation a few times, and after she asked us to weigh our extra items, which of course we're more than 7 kg. We were pleased that at least she let us board our plane in the end. Hopefully next time we won't encounter the same problems."

Pros: "I had to cancel the flight because the have customer service very poor in air New Zealand vancouver BC agents the could not solve a simple problem in esta that happened to me similarly in Australia with the same problem of esta if they are not efficient they should be replaced there many good candidate for airlines in Vancouver BC"
Cons: "Improve customer services"

Pros: "I really liked how instructions were said clearly with visuals, in particular, the video at the start of the flight. It brought a sense of relief and wonder. I enjoyed the lunch I had too. The lamb curry is sublime. I would have it every day to be honest. I was also lucky that I had passengers who sat next to me, who were kind and lovely."
Cons: "Only the take off from the flight. It made me dizzy and nautious."

Pros: "Sat in business class pods. Best flights we’ve ever taken !"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The crew, as always, was fantastic. Very helpful and always kind. The seats are comfortable enough, considering it was a long flight, and the excellent entertainment helped the time pass quickly."

Cons: "Asked for an isle seat; was stuck in the middle. Way to long of a flight for that"

Pros: "The crew was fine. the seats were not so comfortable in the economy."
Cons: "More comfortable seats."

Cons: "I couldn’t get the seat to recline."

Cons: "I was not able to travel. When I reached the airport, I was told that I needed a transit visa for my 1.5 hr stopover in Auckland."

Pros: "Ground staff were particularly helpful"

Cons: "It was over $450 to try and change the short segment fligt from Christchurch to Auckland. I could have bought a new ticket for 1/2"

Pros: "Comfortable seat."
Cons: "Ran out of meal options, flight was delayed so one option breakfast not appropriate at midday. The flight attendant blamed the person in front of me for taking the last other option. I had to clarify with her that meant there was only one option left. She seemed annoyed at me for asking."

Cons: "The plane was delayed for more than one hour which we did not have sufficient time for transfer to LA. We have to run instead of walking."

Cons: "They don't greet me only the people in front and behind me. I didn't receive a meal she skipped me i don't know if you have to pay or not but the person on the left of me got one and the person the right got one"

Cons: "We were not told that we had to buy meals and drinks ahead of time?! We had no food for an 8 hour flight and couldn't even buy a soft drink?! We were on an outdated plane leased plane from EVA Air and there were maybe 10 movies to choose from? Also, my reading light was broken. Not the level of care that I've come to know from Air NZ and really disappointed."

Pros: "Staff and seating"
Cons: "Paying for movies on a long trip really stingy ☹"

Pros: "Service was very good despite our one hour delay! Everyone was appropriately apologetic though."
Cons: "Flight was one hour delayed not due to equipment but because the ground crew failed to load the cargo in time! That was annoying. (Then an ill patient had to be removed resulting in a further delay trying to retrieve her luggage.) I felt bad for those with tight connections."

Cons: "Narrow isles ment I kept getting bumped the entire flight."

Pros: "Our hostess was extremely friendly, accomdating and engaging. Air Nz need more staff like her! We had taken a Honolulu flight to Auckland flight the day before and were really disappointed with the service, lack of friendliness and the limited availability of food were not what I have come to expect on Air NZ, an airline we have been so proud of in the past to fly."
Cons: "There was no doubt the staff made this journey great!"

Cons: "We did not receive Food and entertainment because the website was not clear that you have to pay extra for these things"

Pros: "The plane was actually comfortable! The food was complimentary and very tasty. The entertainment was endless!"
Cons: "There were a lot of empty seats...it would be nice that 4 people weren't put together all at once, but this was fixed once we took off."

Pros: "there were extra blankets."
Cons: "Cold air blasting for 8 hours."

Pros: "The seats are super comfy and the staff are lovely and very attentive to ones needs. The only down fall would be that I had to pay for movies and a meal wasn’t included with my flight, but that’s minor. Also, baggage cost me 120.AUD for one bag! I thought that was pretty outrageous for one check in bag. But the pilot was very good and informative as the overall flight was smooth. Thanks again air New Zealand."
Cons: "Over priced check in bag. Due to it not being according to weight. Ridiculous."

Pros: "There was a blanket, pillow, and headphones on my seat when I arrived."
Cons: "We were not able to select our seats and didn’t realize we had received the seat and bag fare. We only received a cup of water and were seated in the next to last row, often overlooked and not acknowledged."

Pros: "Food and service good"
Cons: "Had a large person next to me so not much room :-("

Pros: "Nothing really. Smooth boarding.on time departure"
Cons: "Passengers with more than one bag as hand luggage"

Pros: "Everything else was great"
Cons: "Larding is shambullick from LAX! Needs improving your system . No one to tell you early which line and existing signs for economy and Premium do not stand out .. staff need to be on the ground sooner letting people know and asking them which seats to prevent most people being in the wrong queue"

Pros: "The staff lady told me to there’s no food available then I told I need to buy it last time my flight was Jetstar was good even everyone can buy food on board but leta I called Chinese lady understood how I was hungry she brought me bread with batter and coffee that’s was good and best service I always thank to her service"

Cons: "the person next too me was overflowing in their seat so much they took up a quarter of my spot.. it was not work making the flight uncomfortable by making a stink about it but I paid for a whole seat not 3/4 of one!"

Pros: "Entertainment options"
Cons: "The fact that our booking through Kayak did not record we had booked luggage. We KNOW we had booked luggage. Air NZ wanted to charge us $160 each bag. Eventually BYOJet got us through to Virgin who allowed us to buy luggage for $25 per bag. Thank you Virgin for your wonderful assistance 1 1/2 hours before departure. Virgin's standard ticket has 23kg luggage included. What is the problem with a ticket bought online through agents such as BYOJet and Kayak?"

Pros: "Comfortable, easy flight."
Cons: "Ground crew not as friendly and helpful as is ANZ standard. Bag check-in is not more efficient. It's a pain for passengers."

Cons: "Not much"

Pros: "The inflight seatback entertainment."
Cons: "Tiny seats and no snacks or drinks in flight."

Pros: "Very nice experience --- probably my best experience in economy."
Cons: "Boarding started a little later than scheduled."

Pros: "Quick, efficient service"

Pros: "Friendly crew, good in-flight entertainment"
Cons: "Flight was running about a half hour late"

Pros: "I enjoyed the entertainment and two of the fight attendants were nice."
Cons: "I didn't care for the family that was surrounding us from all angles; they were constantly in and out of their seats visiting one another while pulling, kicking, and opening and closing the tray tables over and over again. I didn't care for one of the unpleasant flight attendants as well."

Pros: "I was on flight nz10 from Auckland to hawaii 3/28th. Loved the crew, they got us on board quickly and we would have taken off on time but had to wait for 2 people showing up late. Anyway, it was a redeye so people slept for most of it and I watched movies and drank wine. The airplane was clean and bathroom were as well. It was a full flight so a little cramped."

Pros: "Significantly more leg room than other competitors! Even with the person's chair reclined in front of me, I was still able to be comfortable. The staff were excellent, the food was as good as can be (given that it is airline food), the choices for entertainment were great. Lots of overhead storage!"
Cons: "Some of the screens need to be refurbished. The person in the seat behind me had to jab at their screen to make it work (or perhaps they were too lazy to be conscientious?). Mine worked fine but I had to be very cognizant to leave my finger on the screen rather than poke."

Cons: "Can't check in online with a VA per locator. You need an ANZ ONE. You have to call VA and forcefully ask for it. VA totally unhelpful. And when you get the ANZ number, they charge you to book a seat. Any seat."

Pros: "I dreaded 14 hours on a plane but Air New Zealand made the trip very comfortable. The meals were delicious and staff responsiveness was great. I got lucky and didn't even have anyone sitting beside me. Great experience from every angle."

Pros: "Friendly flight attendant, good food, clean seat"
Cons: "They checked in my mag with knowing my transfer time to the connecting flight in another country is only 10 mins delayed despite I kept questioning them. They told me there would be people "escort " me through the security check point and the flight would help us. And they even told me they knew I had "enough" time to transfer that's why airline did not change my flight. But once I checked in my luggage and passed the security check, I received a new flight ticket through email. They totally changed my connecting flight to a much later one. Only 20 mins later after they told me to check in my luggage and promise the connecting flight would wait for me. Later the manager said" I don't know who told you that, but no one could catch a connecting flight in 10 mins.""

Pros: "Flew from LAX to NZ and then to Tonga. Both flights were amazing with the best cabin crews. I would highly recommend Air NZ."

Pros: "Air New Zealand provided the best service Iʻve had in a while!"

Pros: "I have not flown international in a long time. It was confortable and entertainment was great. The only thing I did not like is that with New Zealand air one can only check in 1 bag for free. We stayed in NZ for 18 days. The other airlines let you check in 2 bags. For an international flight 2 bags is only fair. Thanks."

Pros: "Comfortable seats and good service"

Pros: "I absolutely LOVE AIR NEW ZEALAND !!!!! SPACIOUS , WELCOMING, AND VERY SATISFYING !!!"

Pros: "Premium Economy is worth it on long flights, especially if they're overnight flights!"

Pros: "I understand why this airline is ranked very high. The food was very good, the seats have more legroom even in coach and the movie selection was good."
Cons: "The plane was about 1/4 full. Not that that's bad I just thought it should be mentioned."

Pros: "crews are ok. but they run out chicken entre. awful."
Cons: "entertainment was poor. use remote control, really."

Pros: "Excellent crew and great food."

Pros: "Great crew and amazing food."

Pros: "Great crew, great customer service by phone, great food and entertainment."
Cons: "Boarding and deplaning took ages, but don't they always?"

Pros: "Crew was terrific. Great service. New aircraft are comfortable too."
Cons: "Food. Meals are of poor quality. Bland in taste and rubbery texture."

Pros: "Amazing staff, clean plane, good food, comfortable seats in business"
Cons: "Plane was very warm. Uncomfortably warm Movie selection was boring. Too many Marvel films which was ridiculous."

Pros: "Nothing"

Cons: "I truly enjoy this airline! No complaints"

Pros: "Most of the crew was really nice and the entertainment choice was great."
Cons: "Asian Vegetarian meal was so-so. Dessert is never good for special meals. Boarding was particularly annoying as there was a document verification line and then the actual check-in. Even if you've done online check-in the document verification people will shout at you and tell you to line up."

Pros: "Every thing"
Cons: "Service"

Pros: "Friendly crew (didn’t go above or beyond but polite and accommodated to simple requests). Plenty of meals/snacks and drinks offered."
Cons: "The seats barely recline backward which really meant I was basically upright trying to sleep for 14 hours on one leg and 6 hours on the next. My luggage was lost, despite being promised it would be delivered that day I had to wait 24 hours."

Pros: "Uneventful flight. Baby in next row only cried intermittently"
Cons: "Please place crying babies in a sound-proof compartment"

Cons: "Delays twice which cost me lots of stress and taxi $"

Pros: "The Crew were excellent, friendly, professional and attentative."
Cons: "We checked in seven and a half hours before this flight as we had just flown from Melbourne Australia to Qatar landing that same day at 0435am in the morning with this flight being delayed from 805 am to 12 noon then to find that we had been allocated the last row right at the toilets. Horrible."

Pros: "Crew was very attentive especially effective helping a mother with a spoilt screaming child!"
Cons: "The food was very mediocre!"

Pros: "Staff was friendly and helpful, aircrafts were all comfortable, food was incredible. If I could only ever fly one airline again I would pick Qatar!"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Just as I thought it could not get any better The service was perfect. The privacy was superb and the comfort allowed me to sleep for a good while."
Cons: "Nothing to dislike."

Pros: "Great service onboard!!"
Cons: "Checkin at Zurich!!!Waited two hours in line to weigh in... Staff was friendly but not enough staff"

Pros: "All good"

Pros: "Fabulous service from start to finish Excellent cabin, spacious & impeccably clean Super choice of food and drinks We travelled in the business cabin which I have to say, rivals many so-called 'First Class' products. The crew were courteous, addressing us by name and nothing was too much trouble."
Cons: "Boarding at Bali Airport is chaotic. This can hardly be attributed to Qatar Airways but this needs to be sorted out. When boarding began, it started with "Group 1" rather than business and other priority customers. It ended up rather chaotic with boarding halted at the end of the escalator causing a very uncomfortable situation as people struggled to get off the escalator."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Non"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Food is good except Chicken coconut curry"

Pros: "Polite crew, food was pretty good."
Cons: "Did not have the duty free item I pre-ordered. I asked the crew 4 times about it, four times because they said that they would check but they never got back to me to tell me that it was out of stock; until I pressed the issue."

Pros: "All the services plus the entire team"

Pros: "Crew were good, food was decent"
Cons: "Equipment/electronics was a bit dated."

Pros: "Cabin crews were politie"
Cons: "Waiting area outside gate was crowded and slow service, plane take off was delayed Plane wasnt clean enough food wasnt good taste horrible"

Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "The food was very poor"

Pros: "FLIGHT ATTENDANTS WERE WONDERFUL"
Cons: "CRYING BABY BUT I UNDERSTAND THOUGH"

Pros: "Service and food"

Pros: "I was surprised with the quality of gluten free meals served for me, it was well organised and taken care of where I never had to wait. My flight schedules were changed few days before departure by Qatar Airways, but only thing I had to do was to confirm that I have noted, my seats and all the rest of details intact, excellent."
Cons: "The change of my flight schedule for the entire journey was done without giving me any options (departure flights from origin and return). It would have caused me inconvenience if the change of time does not allow me to adjust my plans."

Pros: "Staff worked fast to feed and water everyone."

Cons: "Food was awful and two out of four family members have been sick. One on each flight"

Cons: "Main course is not enough"

Pros: "Although I felt Qatar responded poorly to the cancelled flight, the actual flying experience was wonderful and made me forget about the extreme inconvenience and poor customer service regarding the cancelled flight."
Cons: "My flight got cancelled ten minutes before boarding. Workers gathered phone numbers and told us they would call to direct us a new flight. However, no calls were ever made. I had to call the airline multiple times to get an answer about a new flight. In my first call, the customer service was rude. There was also zero compensation for the inconvenience."

Pros: "crew were all very nice & eager to please. they did keep refreshing the bathrooms which was needed."
Cons: "seat was next to bathrooms which were used constantly & the noise made it difficult to sleep. seat did not recline & seemed to be at an uncomfortable angle. flight was full so nothing could be done. entertainment very out dated as far as movies & you do need them on a 16 hour flight!"

Pros: "Hospitality"
Cons: "NA"

Pros: "Great on board bar"

Pros: "If you can book Qatar Airways at a price competitive with any other major carrier then absolutely do - incredible service, plane, food, and overall experience that far exceed the competition."

Pros: "The flight was on time and boarding was fast"

Pros: "Boarding, the welcome on board, the food choice and quality were all excellent. The seat was comfortable and I got a few hours sleep. The entertainment screen was big and clear, and the choice of films was good."
Cons: "The choice of films and tv programmes, was good, but before watching each one i chose, I had to endure a couple off minutes of an advert- the same one every time."

Pros: "The crew were all lovely + meals were excellent."

Cons: "I was seated between two overweight/obese passengers and as such was very uncomfortable throughout the long-haul flight. There was very little room to move as their body habitus spilt over onto my seating area and occupied the arm space. There needs to be serious consideration to make it mandatory for overweight/obese passengers to purchase two seats to accommodate their size."

Pros: "Lo mejor de estos vuelos es sin dudad el servicio del personal de vuelo, son muy amables y se esmeran en mantener cómodo a todo el mundo, te dan botellitas de agua, jugo, hielo, lo que pidas."

Pros: "When we flew into Melbourne it was not a happy experience. Seats were cramped and arm rests wouldn't raise. The flight out, even though on the same model plane, was better. There was more room and we could raise the arm rests. For a 13+ hour flight that makes a big difference."
Cons: "Because the tickets listed the same type of plane in both the bad and not so bad flight, it is very hard to know what we're going to get. I'd love to be able to plan to avoid the bad experience, but if they use the same plane in two configurations, there isn't enough information to do so."

Pros: "Food came out 1 am melb time ,2 hours after departure ."

Pros: "Entertainment"
Cons: "Flight to Doha was great! Enthused crew and Ey also kept ensuring bathrooms were clean. On way from Doha to Chicago it was disgusting"

Pros: "Perfect landing."
Cons: "My seat was too far from Toilet.."

Cons: "Missed the connecting flight due to some delay. Had to sleep over for a night. A lot of discomfort. New flight time was very later the next day. Messed up all my bookings and schedule."

Cons: "Even though we got off our connecting flight 30 mins before departure, the flight had "already left" as per the Qatar Doha crew and we were re-booked to the following day's flight. Very ridiculous."

Pros: "The convenience of the flight route was appreciated. Hawaiian has an excellent safety record which gave us peace of mind."
Cons: "The first hour of the plane was extremely turbulent; and crew gave us no warning or update regarding the flight conditions. Flight crew were unwelcoming, and the food was of course not good."

Cons: "it was a 20 minute trip, it was fine and easy"

Pros: "An entirely unexceptional airline that provides zero amenities for such a long flight."
Cons: "Charge me $20 more a seat and provide a meal and in-flight entertainment."

Pros: "Crew and snacks"

Pros: "Need more TSA inspector and more conveyor to keep the line going to all gates."

Pros: "Very attentive staff, great flight!"

Pros: "Everything was wonderful it was a very pleasant flight. Food was good and movie & TV choices were amazing."

Pros: "Hawaiian air always makes you feel like you are already on the islands the first moment you step on the plane. All went smooth and as always on time"
Cons: "Limited entertainment on the upgraded comfort seat program"

Pros: "SMF is easy to get in but rental shuttles are slow to arrive early in the morning. HA crew was very good, left gate on time."
Cons: "Online check-in was a disaster, HA’s web site is not easy to navigate. Some how KAYAK messed up the data transfer and our first and middle names were joined together. HA”s web site will not allow the user to charge personal information within 24 hours of travel. Check-in for overseas travel requires passport information, if it does not match your HA profile then you cannot pre-check-in. Calling HA support was no help. Even airport agents could not fix the issue they could at least over ride the information."

Cons: "out of food choices and the fish they had available was not interesting to me"

Pros: "Great food! Smoothest landing ever!"
Cons: "The in-flight movie audio kept cutting out"

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

Pros: "Overall, the service of Hawaiian Airlines was a 5 star experience. The crew, the in-flight services were amazing. The 6 hour journey from LA was one of its kind. I was welcomed with soulful Hawaiian music while boarding :) I was amazed to see the captain greeting and thanking the passengers at then door while exiting the aircraft. Makes every passenger feel special. I am glad I chose to fly Hawaiian."

Pros: "Complimentary food and snacks."
Cons: "You have fill out a form when you get to Hawaii. They should provide pens for us to fill it out instead of making us ask our neighbors for pens."

Pros: "Crew was friendly and helpful"
Cons: "Food options weren't great and in-flight purchases should have more food options. Didn't like that I had to pay for TV. Paying for movies is understandable but TV should be included especially for a direct flight."

Cons: "Cancelled our flight, after that we didn't get our luggages ☹️ That's why we didn't take part of our trip to Polynesian Cultural Center, the flight was delayed 9 hours"

Cons: "2 hrs delayed. HA said they sent an email but I never received"

Pros: "l"

Pros: "I like the overall services that were provided to me going and returning , Hawaiian airline personnel are truly the greatest of the fleet. Mahalo"
Cons: "I miss the time when Hawaiian was the only airline that still offered inflight entertainment without charging their flyers."

Pros: "The crew were very professional. The food was delicious."

Pros: "Relaxing music on the plane, extremely friendly staff, efficient, and comfortable. The comfort level was basic - not a super updated aircraft - but overall a great flight experience."
Cons: "Everything was great. Aircraft wasn't super updated but no problem!"

Pros: "Very helpful customer service rep."

Pros: "Plane got turned around after 3 hours in plane. Had to change 2 flights, my rental car reservation, 2 doctor appointments with no sympathy or even care from Hawaiian airlines. Spent hundreds of dollars and got no compensation. Not happy and will never book again."
Cons: "So disappointed, angry, and sad."

Pros: "Great service... good meal... and free wine! Yeeeew!"

Pros: "All services are great!"
Cons: "Too cold."

Cons: "Our flight was delayed 30 minutes while they were playing musical chairs trying to seat a snarky couple together"

Pros: "Besides the poor food (but free!) and one grumpy stewardess, the flight was actually fantastic. One of the better flights I've had in a long time, and I fly a lot. Check in, boarding, and general smoothness of the flight was great in comparison to other domestic airlines. Will always fly Hawaiian if the prices stay affordable!"

Cons: "There is no competiter for Hawaiian airline much between inner islands. Wish more big company join in routs and compete prices."

Cons: "boarding a bit chaotic"

Pros: "Comfortable legroom. Nice that you get a map of the Hawaiian island you land at"
Cons: "Luggage costs are a bit high considering these small inter-island flights are already highly priced"

Pros: "Good customer service"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "The onboard juice."
Cons: "No precheck status availble for me, but not a big deal. When they said service members could board, they denied me cause i wasn't in uniform. Just came from an international flight. Can't be in uniform for international flights and the boarding crew couldn't understand that. They gave me a disgusted look and said please wait to be called on board. I had arrived early too saw an earlier flight going to the same place i needd, asked if they had an empty seat if i could join that flight. Once again, that crew without looking or hesitation, said no room available and wait for your flight. The part that got to me was she didn't even look. Being overseas for two years and coming home to this, just killed my spirit to be back in the United States. I thought Hawaiian Airlines would be a relaxing and fun airline but i was sure wrong."

Pros: "Hawaiian has a little more leg room."

Pros: "Friendly staff, departed on time. Clean plane, nice touch screen (pointless unless you paid extra for movies). Nice little Kahlua punch drink on return flights to Hawaii."
Cons: "Flight back to Hawaii (which was longer!) had no movies or TV shows unless you shelled out the extra money, kinda uncool. Food was a too-small sort of breakfast hot pocket kinda thing, not bad but not enough. Glad I had bought a sub sandwich at the Vegas airport. Fairly long (40ish minute) wait at HNL for some other plane to leave our gate."

Pros: "Seats were comfortable and boarding was quick"
Cons: "The crew kept assuming I was with the passenger next to me despite repeatedly correcting them and was skipped numerous times for water, collection of survey etc. It is the most expensive entertainment I have experienced on an airline, especially for such a long flight. The meal could have been substituted for any type of legitimate entertainment option."

Cons: "The Hawaiian airlines employess were rude and unhelpful. The lady who checked me in seemed to have a problem with my service dog and demanded documentation that is not federally required and have me attitude. She was totally rude. When boarding the plane, the attendant made zero effort to help me locate my seat. Worst Hawaiian flight ever. No aloha. The woman in the seat next to me had a similar rude experience."

Pros: "They serve food on flights, snack selection was good."
Cons: "Touch screen was not calibrated right."

Pros: "I'm time"
Cons: "Too cold Food bad No free blankets.. Had to keep ordering hot water to keep my hands warm Stewardess spilled cold water on me No free movies"

Cons: "Too cold for me in the cabin such that I was forced to buy a blanket."

Pros: "It was a great flight. The flight attendants were nice and attentive. I have bragged to my family about both of my flights and were all convinced that we'll fly with Hawaiian Airlines."

Pros: "Boston was delayed causing me to miss my connection in Vegas (where I slept on a filthy floor under a charging station for 5 hours,) the flight to Honolulu made up for it. Hawaiian Airlines does it right. From the complimentary breakfast to the lovely atmosphere, I would choose this airline for all domestic flights if they were available. I would have rated the crew "excellent" also, but I did come across one opportunity for improvement. One of the flight attendants got pissed off at me because I didn't finish my juice. Seriously, she snapped at me because I only took a few sips."

Pros: "The flight would have been perfect Except for the crying baby loclomg my chair and screaming at the top of his lungs for more than half of the flight I realize it is out of anyone's control bit possibly the airlines could offer free ear phones and comp movies to help drown out the crying and screaming Would it be possible to assign families with small children to the back of the plane? That way the noise would be kept as far away as possible"

Pros: "Staff are friendly and food was great. Definitely will recommend this airline"

Pros: "Very helpful and friendly staff at the airport and onboard the plane!"
Cons: "On the Honolulu to Las Vegas leg of our journey ... sales of snacks... before the delivery of small but good crackers and juice...They have to make money where they can (I did not purchase)"

Pros: "They turn the air up, freeze you, extort money from passengers for a 'souvenir' blanket! Had to cover myself with newspaper to stay warm."

Pros: "The service was great."
Cons: "Plane needs to be updated. Lean back all the way. More snack options."

Pros: "No problem."

Pros: "- Very friendly crew with great attitude - Economy was very comfterable compared to other airlines - Boarding was quick and painless - Meal was free and it was very good"
Cons: "- In flight entertainment cost money. It should come with the airfare. Also the selection wasn't that great."

Pros: "On time and awesome service"

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."

Cons: "The extra leg room seat I purchased was not as advertised. There was a row in front of it not show on the web diagram."

Cons: "Misdirected at upper entrance."

Pros: "Very attentive, friendly and multi-lingual crew. Everything was on time. Food was very good. Excellent."

Cons: "Food was below average"

Pros: "Good movie selection, good meals and great crew"
Cons: "Next time I will book early to get the business class"

Pros: "Crew were super nice and friendly. Great selection of movies. Seemed to more washrooms than most planes; no long lines."
Cons: "Interior was dated; seat didn’t recline properly. Boarding was a bit hit and miss; no zones or row priorities, just one big line. Wine with dinner wasn’t the best."

Cons: "One really bad movie."

Pros: "CX crews are professional as they are very customer oriented"
Cons: "The ground services in Melbourne airport was really bad! Chaotic arrangements for boarding and especially unpleasant staffs!"

Pros: "seats are comfortable"
Cons: "flight as always delayed, food and inflight entertainment system choice are very poor - crew always on the PA for non sens announcement in 3 languages"

Pros: "Yes all of the above"
Cons: "None"

Cons: "short hall business class not comfortable - flight delayed as usual"

Pros: "Easy check in and bag drop, staff available when help was needed. Felt comfortable enough to check myself in as every part of precessions was made clear"

Pros: "Great crew and service"
Cons: "No good beer selections and the water had a bad taste l."

Pros: "not too bad"
Cons: "not too bad"

Pros: "same as previous answer"
Cons: "same as previous answer"

Pros: "Crew on leg from Melbourne to Hong Kong terrible - Hong Kong to Boston good"
Cons: "Put a Priority tag on our luggage; Have the Pasta meal for someone sitting in the second row of Premium Economy and then let me eat the economy meal that you substituted instead of interrupting me four times to give me the Premium Economy meal that you said you didn't have. Use a plane other than th"

Pros: "Food is delicious and fresh"
Cons: "The inflight Entertainemnt is lacking. Shows are too old and few."

Pros: "The movie selection + the crew was friendly."
Cons: "There were kids who were not well behaved. Their parents would not correct them, neither did the crew. There was a kid screaming and talking very loud behind me, while everyone was sleeping. I was unable to sleep on the flight, even with ear plugs. The kid sitting next to me was getting Play-doh everywhere, on me, the floor and all over the seats. He was also kicking the seat in front of him and his mother would not correct him. It would be helpful for the crew to say something to the parents, as some parents do not believe in discipline. The vegan food was very good on the flight to Hong Kong, but on the flight to Chicago it was bland. I was still very hungry after eating + did not get protein in the first meal. With the seat in front of me reclined all the way back, my knees were touching the back of the seat, my legs were swollen and in a lot of pain after the flight."

Pros: "The crew is so nice!"
Cons: "Same seat selection issue."

Pros: "Every aspect was smooth and efficient."

Cons: "Landed in JFK instead of JFK because of flight delay to hongkong"

Pros: "Little more leg room!"

Pros: "The food are great."
Cons: "Bathrooms are not as clean."

Pros: "Uneventful but good. Lots of new movies"

Pros: "Average flight. Nothing special. Pleasant flight crew."
Cons: "Baggage was delayed."

Cons: "Continues to be incinsistent and spotty service."

Pros: "FLIGHT WAS CANCELLED"
Cons: "Airline could have have notified us the flight was cancelled via email before we got to the airport. THEY DID NOT. We had to wait in general airport area for SIX HOURS, before we could check in to new flight. We planned trip to arrive to unfamiliar destination during day time. We arrived at MIDNIGHT! AWFUL!!!!"

Pros: "Great crew, great service"
Cons: "Could use a greater reclining angle in economy."

Cons: "Bulk head seats. People walked over me all night including staff"

Pros: "Food and drinks, service of the crews."
Cons: "Flight delay of 20 mins."

Pros: "Improve quality of the food."

Cons: "old plane"

Pros: "The stewardesses were super helpful, quick to respond and the pilot even gave regular updates."
Cons: "Bumpy flight and the crew didn't really come around to check on what the passengers needed aka water etc."

Pros: "The airline crew. Very attentive and immaculate"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Hard to just get out of seat to go to bathroom, it’s to cramped"

Pros: "They were able to provide drinks and food at a timely matter"
Cons: "The long flight"

Pros: "that is great flight. I'm very with fight"
Cons: "tiket issuing time some has mistake than we want to change very big problem, that take a hour and hour."

Pros: "Good food and service."
Cons: "The premium economy cabin configuration - it was a full flight, I was seated at the right-hand side of the cabin, and the toilet is at the left, and it was not easy and having to step on people's feet to go to the tooilet."

Pros: "Staff were friendly and helpful"
Cons: "The food was atrocious and this was business class. The toilet lights were so dimmed all the time you couldn't see what was going on. Last year we flew business class Cathay pacific from Hong Kong to Melbourne and loved it. This year we decided to fly from Melbourne to Dusseldorf and then from Frankfurt to Melbourne with this airline. Won't be doing that again. Why pay business class fares to be disapointed"

Pros: "Travelling with a 1 yr old, the extra leg room and space in the bassinet seats was appreciated. Service and help from staff was outstanding. Recommend for travelling with young children. Minimises the pain!"
Cons: "We were late leaving HK but that is all. Minor in overall scheme of the journey."

Pros: "Friendly crew. Above average food offerings. Wide selection of entertainment choices on individual entertainment console."
Cons: "Seat cushions not comfortable. Power outlets dont work consistently (both USB and AC outlets). No individual air vents. Strange security protocols, going through security transfer between arrivals and departures in Hong Kong, then an additional security bag inspection in the boarding way just prior to getting on the plane."

Pros: "Great crew, quick boarding"

Cons: "We were unable to check in online two days in advance as we were supposed to. Thus we almost did not get to sit together in a 16-hour flight."

Pros: "Everything- I had 3 seats to relax and sleep. The food was excellent for the vegetarian option."
Cons: "n/a"

Pros: "Excellent. Food was good."

Pros: "All but did not eat"

Pros: "Quiet, warm water in bathroom sink. Movies"

Pros: "Crew were super friendly. Food was pretty good for airline food."
Cons: "Bag drop in Melbourne was poor - it took close to an hour just to drop bags. Flight was very busy. While food/drink was good, it did take quite a while to be served."

Pros: "Was ok"
Cons: "there was any type of organization"

Cons: "uncontrolled boarding. One of the flight attendant was rude."

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