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Why Buy Hawaiian Airlines Flights?

Hawaiian Airlines is an airline based at Honolulu International Airport, which is the international airport serving the city of Honolulu, on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The airline provides regional flights connecting the Hawaiian islands, as well as domestic flights to the rest of the U.S.A.

Domestic Flights

If you’re after an exotic retreat and looking to fly to Hawaii from another state in the U.S., Hawaiian Airlines will provide you with an authentic Hawaiian experience, and is the best way to feel like you’re already on holiday before you’ve even touched-down. The airline provides both direct flights as well as flights with a single stop, flying from some of the biggest cities in America to the paradise islands of Hawaii. Find out more about flying which America in our guide to domestic flights in the U.S.

Regional Flights

Hawaiian Airlines is the largest airline based in Hawaii, and is one of the most reliable and best-loved by Hawaiian nationals and tourists alike. If you’re looking for regional flights between Hawaii’s islands, Hawaiian Airlines could be the right choice for you. As well as its main base at Honolulu International Airport, the airline also has a secondary hub at Kahului Airport, on the island of Maui. Flights between islands are referred to as 'neighbour flights' by the airline.

Hawaiian Airlines Domestic Routes


The airline operates flights from Hawaii to some of the biggest cities in the US, including New York, Las Vegas, and Phoenix. California is a key state for the airline, which operates domestic flights from Hawaii to numerous cities in California. Some flights are direct, whereas some may have a stop. Popular route include:

  • Honolulu (HNL) to San Diego (SAN)
  • Honolulu (HNL) to Boston (Bos)
  • Honolulu (HNL) to New York (JFK)

Below is a table of all domestic destinations that Hawaiian Airlines serves:

Massachusetts Boston Logan International Airport BOS
Nevada Las Vegas McCarran International Airport LAS
New York New York John F. Kennedy International Airport JFK
Arizona Phoenix Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport PHX
Oregon Portland Portland International Airport PDX
Washington SeaTac Seattle–Tacoma International Airport SEA
California Los Angeles Long Beach Airport LGB
California Los Angeles Los Angeles International Airport LAX
California Sacramento Sacramento International Airport SMF
California San Diego San Diego International Airport SAN
California San Jose San Jose International Airport SJC
California San Francisco San Francisco International Airport SFO
California Oakland Oakland International Airport OAK


As well as domestic flights, the airline also operates regional flights to connect the islands in Hawaii.

Some of these flights are operated by the airline’s codeshare partners, Empire Airlines, (also known as ‘Ohana by Hawaiian’) including some flights between Hawaii Island and Maui. However, the airline is ceasing operations as of November 2020, with some routes being suspended.

Popular routes include:

  • Honolulu (HNL) to Lihu’e (LIH)
  • Kailua-Kona (KOA) to Lihu’e (LIH)
  • Hilo (ITO) to Honolulu (HNL)

Below is a table of all regional destinations in Hawaii and airports that Hawaiian Airlines serves:

Lihu’e Kaua’i Lihue Airport LIH
Honolulu O’hau Daniel K. Inouye International Airport HNL
Kahului Maui Kahului Airport OGG
Kailua-Kona Hawaii Island Kona International Airport KOA
Hilo Hawaii Island Hilo International Airport ITO
Kaunakakai Molokai Molokai Airport MKK
-- Lānaʻi Lanai Airport LNY

The Cabin

Standard Class

Standard Class, or provides an exceptional experience for passengers, akin to what can usually be expected from a premium cabin or upgrade.

Passengers can also choose to upgrade to:

Preferred Seating: enjoy priority boarding, including early access to overhead compartments, and extra legroom. Preferred Seating is available on all (Regional) Neighbour Island routes.

Extra Comfort Seats: Extra Comfort is a section of seats available on the Airbus A330s and A321s, and provide extra offers more legroom, priority services and additional amenities. When you search for flights, it is easy to check to see which airplane you'll be flying on.

Check-In & Arrival

How to Check-In Online

Passengers are able to check-in through the airline’s website or app. Online check-in online is open up to 24 hours prior to departure.

How to Check-In at the Airport

The airport check-in opens four hours prior to scheduled departure time. The closing time will depend on the domestic or regional destination you are flying to. If you are flying between airports in Hawaii, check-in closes 30 minutes prior to departure. For domestic flights to America, check-in closes 45 minutes before departure.

Hawaiian Airlines Domestic Flight Baggage


The maximum size of carry-on baggage is 45 linear inches (9x14x22), and the maximum weight is 25 pound per passenger.


Two pieces of checked baggage are allowed for each customer at no additional charge. The total linear dimension allowance is 62 inches (157 cm). The total weight of checked baggage must not exceed 100 lbs (45 kg).


Are flights to Hawaii considered domestic flights?

Hawaii is one of the 50 states in the United States. This means that when you fly from mainland USA with Hawaiian Airlines, or another airline, you are on a domestic flight.

What airlines fly direct to Hawaii?

If you’re looking for direct flights from the USA to Hawaii, Hawaiian Airlines could be the airline for you. The airline services US cities including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Oakland, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle. However, some flights will have a stop-over. If you’re looking for direct flights, you can apply a filter when you search through Alternative Airlines, so that only non-stop flights are listed.

Do you need a passport for Hawaiian Airlines domestic flights?

You don't need a passport to travel within the USA, unless you're not an American resident. If you are an American citizen, all you need is one piece of government-issued photo identification, such as your birth certificate. Children under 18 do not need an ID when traveling with a companion who has a valid form of ID.

How long are domestic flights to Hawaii?

The flight time of domestic flights to Hawaii will depend on where you’re traveling from: from west coast America, flights are only 5-6 hours; from the midwest flights can be 7-9 hours; from the east coast, flights can be 10+ hours. There are direct flights to Hawaii available, although many flights to Hawaii connect on the west coast.

What is the most comfortable airline to fly to Hawaii?

Hawaiian Airlines has a fantastic reputation when it comes to flying passengers to Hawaii, with the majority of flights between Hawaii and the mainland operated using two-aisle planes. Passengers get an authentic taste of Hawaii, with the cabin interior and meals carefully designed to invoke a sense of the islands.