There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 24h 48m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Hawaiian Airlines ($1,667), Multiple Airlines ($1,766) and United Airlines ($2,425).
When flying out of Hilo you will be using Hilo Intl, often referred to as Hilo Airport. You will be landing at Auckland Intl, also known as Auckland Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "The food was ok"
Cons: "Food was very poor. No snacks."
Cons: "Nothing, actually."
Pros: "The crew were very nice and service was very good, the extra comfort seats have a lot of legroom which is great. Will definitely fly with Hawaiian again in the future."
Pros: "flight was cancelled"
Cons: "almost missed my overseas connection"
Pros: "The staff was was friendly and helpful. The flight smooth. Everything was good."
Pros: "Nothing to note"
Cons: "Seats were pretty uncomfortable and basic, crew had no idea what’s in the food they were handing out, there was no choice of what to eat except not to"
Pros: "Good experience overall"
Cons: "Having to pay for in flight entertainment on domestic route and small seats"
Cons: "While they say it has entertainment unit they don’t tell you that you have to pay for it and you have to purchase ear phones as well. Had seat 43E it doesn’t recline, pocket at back of seat broken, delayed 2hrs due to faulty PA system and compensation was a free punch cocktail."
Pros: "I like biking through kayak. I just wished they could warm u.s but too book a1 way flight to NZ because your wasting money."
Cons: "I booked a 1 day trip not realizing I could only book a round trip tick to get in new Zealand. I almost missed my flight and had to book another 1 way trip.. wasting over $100 dollars. That ruined my flight exp."
Pros: "Check in was very friendly and efficient."
Pros: "I had a great flight with Hawaiian. Food was great Movies were ok- I slept mostly Staff were friendly & polite I would always fly with them to Hawaii"
Pros: "Need more TSA inspector and more conveyor to keep the line going to all gates."
Pros: "The Service, crew and flight were all good, very good landing."
Cons: "The flat bed seating was uncomfortable, I was squashed up and happy to get out of the seat on arrival. I was seated in 1C"
Pros: "It was great."
Pros: "Great service, not many people on the plane, so we got on an earlier flight."
Pros: "The entertainment was good"
Cons: "The food was terrible and my seat didn't recline which made for a very uncomfortable long trip"
Pros: "Smooth flight and on time."
Pros: "Friendly relaxed check-in attendant and steward."
Pros: "Friendly staff."
Cons: "Didn’t have coffee quick enough"
Pros: "it was great. did not have to wait long at the gate."
Pros: "Crew was great. They didn't get upset if you needed to stand up and stretch your legs. After weeks of complaining, Hawaiin finally offered vegetarian meals on international flight. In flight movies were good but a little outdated. Seats were surprisingly comfy. Free headphones eyemask and earplugs. In seat phone charging."
Cons: "Crying babies! argh......"
Pros: "Kind crew"
Cons: "No entertainment, no snacks"
Pros: "Staff were friendly"
Cons: "aircraft was old and small for the distance and seats had zero legroom. Nothing good to watch in way of movies."
Pros: "Helpful checkin agent at Hilo airport"
Pros: "Really appreciated the check in agent at Hilo airport"
Pros: "Entertainment, comfort kits, and drinks were thoughtful. Staff extremely friendly. Food was better than most domestic airlines. Seats were large enough for comfortability during a long flight. Seats against walls still recline."
Cons: "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: "The staff was very friendly. All movies were free. The staff was always so courteous. There was also adequate overhead storage."
Cons: "Hot lunch could have been better. The chicken was over cooked."
Pros: "It was super quick and uneventful, just like I like it."
Pros: "The food and hospitability"
Cons: "Entertainment options were few and outdated"
Cons: "No vegetarian option for the second meal for my girlfriend. It was just sandwiches, how hard is it to have a meatless option? For the first meal she simply ate around the chicken as no mention was made of a veg option, and the flight crew was so brusque and in a hurry it wasn’t possible to flag them down and inquire."
Pros: "Modern aircraft, clean plane, courteous attendants, well trained pilot, extremely smooth landing."
Cons: "Food was so, so. Good food helps pass the time on such long flights."
Pros: "The flight crew was so friendly and helpful! They interacted with passengers and made everyone feel comfortable. They didn't make you feel dumb for asking questions like a lot of other airlines do. Will definitely fly with Hawaiin again!"
Cons: "Everything was great. No complaints"
Pros: "I like to being an honolulu for a while"
Cons: "We picked seats online next to each other and got separated during check in with different seats"
Pros: "Honolulu to San Fran left on time and arrived a little early. My hip had started to hurt so they gave me assistance and arranged for assistance to meet me at my final destination. I had roughly 1 1/2 hrs between my three flights and it all flowed like butter."
Cons: "No coffee when we woke up in San Fran, but once in the terminal I used one of the excellent concession stands. Perhaps a compromise could be serving the coffee that comes in 12oz cans. Ito- En? is the brand. Simple choice- comes with or without milk.Ice coffee is better than NO coffee."
Pros: "it got me there"
Cons: "paid entertainment, very little food"
Pros: "Free wine! Easy to reach USB charging port!"
Pros: "We took off early and landed early. Maybe 10 minutes early landing. Departed 7 minutes early. No entertainment to evaluate. Flight was too quick."
Cons: "Cramped space, but the flight was so short your legs didn't have the chance to cramp up."
Cons: "I didn't like going to Honolulu to get to Kahului from Hilo."
Pros: "Short flight, friendly staff, comfort OK"
Cons: "It is has been disappointing to fly from hawaii to mainland without entertainment (or having to pay for a screen to use). Cutting things like this to make a little more money decreases customer satisfaction."
Pros: "The flight staff was amazing! It is really hard to fly 15 hours in one day but each flight was filled with amazing flight attendants and pilots!"
Pros: "Ticket agent walked right up to help me to speed up check in process."
Cons: "The service in the plane was non exsustance and no food or entertainment. The Hilo airport has no lounge and no good food or shopping."
Pros: "on time very short flight"
Pros: "Blanket and pillow a nice touch"
Cons: "No dinner. And no free entertainment during the flight"
Pros: "The crew was friendly, and I appreciated the in-flight meal."
Cons: "I can't tell you how disappointed I was to learn upon arrival in New Zealand, with no forewarning or preparation, that I was to be BUG SPRAYED before being allowed to leave the airplane. I have asthma. Being sprayed with chemicals is a serious health concern for anyone, but especially for those of us with asthma. They sprayed a cloud of chemicals directly over our heads and we sat helpless as the spray settled onto our clothes and skin and into our mouth and lungs. I had a asthma attack, and when I told the stewardess she looked at me and said "It won't be much longer." It was another 15 minutes. I was so unwell that I asked my husband if he would be able to carry me if I passed out. I also unfortunately forgot my ebook reader in the seat due to my attack. When I wrote customer service I received only "We will forward your message" and no response beyond that regarding the return of my device. This entire experience has caused me great distress and I am sincerely hopeful that as a corporation you will take steps to ensure the welfare of your customers by ensuring they are aware of all treatments to expect when on board your aircraft. Had I known, I could have brought a mask and saved my serious asthma attack. I probably would not also be without my ebook reader."
Pros: "There were only snacks, no setback entertainment"
Cons: "Add a meal and seatback entertainment"
Cons: "Long haul airlines across Atlantic charging people for drinks and food on flights !! Best call yourself as cheap budget airlines and stop the pretence . Would be useful if this information was shared at booking plus “drip cost feeding” policy is appalling! Frequent traveller and have never seen such an appalling behaviour on long haul airlines"
Cons: "Being on time but that was SFO’s fault"
Pros: "Seat was roomier. Food was good."
Cons: "The queues at immigration in San Francisco were disgracefully long. it took us 3 hrs to get to our luggage. Advice to US govt to employ more immigration officers. Airlines should report on this"
Cons: "Everything. My booking confirmation was with United Airlines only to get to the airport to find that they had subcontracted the flight to a budget airline. Eurowings. The food very substandard. If you were on a basic ticket, you were only entitled to water and no food. So people are travelling on long haul flights without being offered anything as standard. Passengers on these tickets were not aware that they would not be served.any food which is probably unethical. They offer to sell you food if on a basic ticket"
Cons: "Make sure you bring your own device for entertainment"
Pros: "Flight left on departure and on board air cooling system was much welcome. Cabin crew were polite."
Cons: "Cabin was untidy, goodness knows what was stowed away at the back of seats towards the rear of the cabin, so rear of cabin was unwelcoming. Cabin crew should keep some overhead lockers for their own use. Poor sound quality on Inflight entertainment, either that or Headphones were poor. Food portions were painfully small (lunch of chicken risotto) AND I found pretzel flavoured breakfast bap unpopular."
Pros: "Crew was nice. Enjoyed watching one stewardess train another. Very smooth landing in Redding."
Cons: "Flight delayed for about 20-30 minutes with personnel entering and exiting aircraft with no explanation for passengers after pilot had announced we would be leaving “on time.”"
Pros: "Came close to missing flight because of gate delay because of connecting flight, but one of the flight attendants saw I was flustered and sweaty and gave me a cup of water before the flight even took off. Very thoughtful and nice."
Cons: "To actually be on it would’ve been awesome"
Cons: "Aircon too cool"
Pros: "People caring for people. We flew for a familiar emergency and the personnel on board understood the situation and was very kind."
Pros: "Food was actually quite decent"
Cons: "In-seat entertainment systems malfunctioned for roughly half the flight, which was quite disappointing"
Cons: "The unplanned layover in HNL was very poorly handled."
Cons: "See above"
Cons: "Checked luggage took more than 45 minutes to arrive. Tough with little kids to keep waiting."
Pros: "Crew were great, especially considering we had a couple of mishaps travelling with a five year old and five month old. Despite being a mega long flight it was comfortable and we were well looked after."
Cons: "Seats are a little narrow on the exit rows and bulkhead as the armrests accommodate the TV and tables. This also means they can’t be moved. Not unique to Air NZ though."
Pros: "After United lost our luggage in Houston we had to file a claim in Auckland which meant we missed our flight to Wellington. Ground crew were super helpful and got us on the next flight 30 mins later. Cabin crew were great and sorted us out with water and snacks before take off as could tell we were desperate after flying in from London via Houston."
Cons: "My suitcase handle was broken"
Pros: "Clean modern plane"
Cons: "Switched to American airways so the booking reference did not work. Had to call them to get a new reference so I could check in. But could not get boarding pass. Food not too good on the flight."
Pros: "My daughter traveled as an unaccompanied minor overseas and was taken care of reasonably well. The staff in LAX were not as friendly but then I am just glad that everything was handled for her at such a young age being taken through such a big place. My daughter said she slept very little overnight due to a rude passenger who was talking very loudly and using a phone. But over all she was happy with the in-flight entertainment and I was pleased with the amount of baggage allowed at no extra fee."
Cons: "The staff were a bit impatient and rushed. Didn't seem to notice the actions of rude passengers."
Cons: "Couldn't connect to the onboard entertainment system through my laptop."
Pros: "The bathroom sign that shows if it is busy without going there"
Pros: "The crew was very courteous and smiling all the time. Always nice to see."
Cons: "Except for the three hour delay due to a broken part on the plane leaving to Vegas, no other complaints. Round trip flight was very pleasing."
Pros: "I got super lucky and had three seats to myself, it's a long flight just over 12hrs and good sleep is precious. The entertainment options were excellent and I watched some great first run movies. Food was quite good with options, beverage service standard. Restrooms were readily accessible and "clean.""
Cons: "We left SFO an hour late waiting for a handful of late passengers - good for them though, eh? The rest of the passengers on plane were packed in like sardines. Seemed to me that too much space on plane dedicated to the premium 'cabins' for the uber rich, but they were interesting to look at."
Pros: "Decent flight, can’t complain, pretty much empty."
Cons: "laberithine process to get my boarding pass. Booked on Kayak with last minute on a Luthanasa flight operated by United. Basically had to call all three in order to get my boarding passes as the website didn’t work. Really confusing."
Cons: "Fellow passengers; too many howling kids with clueless parents"
Cons: "Check in clerk was mean nasty and said several times we could not fly because we didn’t have our tickets rather then helping us use the airport printer to print our tickets she said you can’t print you ticket until you show me your ticket. She should be fired it was united airlines won’t fly them again"
Pros: "Not a lot to say really from a positive, In Europe if we had to fly over 4 hours the airlines put on larger planes, this plane was small for a 6+ flight"
Cons: "Small plane for a 6+ hour flight, food is . sub standard, if you want to watch the onboard entertainment you need to do so from you phone or Ipad, you need their app installed first and flash player, if not your screwed. They allow you to download their flash player but it does not work."
Pros: "Entertainment and leg room brilliant!"
Cons: "Good was disgusting"
Pros: "Quick boarding, departed on time, arrived early, good cabin communication"
Cons: "This is a very cramped commuter jet, just one flight attendant to serve entire plane, she came by once for drinks but not a second time"
Pros: "The flight went very smoothly from start to finish"
Pros: "No faults"
Cons: "Very pleasant flight"
Cons: "This airline was by far the worst I have used in years. Their staff, service and facilities need improvement"
Pros: "Entertainment and the crew"
Pros: "Relatively comfortable seat, decent entertainment and nice crew."
Cons: "50 minutes on the tarmac in Newark waiting for the gate."
Pros: "bad movie choices"
Pros: "Crew were very helpful and flight was direct and on time ( unlike my other UA experience hence I started taking Air New Zealand )."
Cons: "Thought it was Lufthansa. Missed the partwhere it says “operated by”. So it wasnt the flagship Lufthansa aircraft but United Airlines. It was an ok flight with UA. Cant complain. It was a direct flight."
Pros: "See below"
Cons: "See below"
Pros: "There was a fair amount of leg room."
Cons: "Boarding could be a little frustrating because groups 3 4 5 were 1 lane and there wasn't a lot of room in the airport. Also, there wasn't a lot of time to get from one side of the airport to the other to stop at the restroom and get a real meal, since there was nothing served on the previous flight. Due to turbulence there was nothing served on the flight, which is beyond the control of the crew. They knrw ahead of time about the turbulence, perhaps they could have quickly passed out pretzels or cookie before the flight took off."
Pros: "See above"
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "Although I arrived a few minutes late, the check-in agent managed to get my bag on the flight. When I missed my flight, the agent quickly got me on another flight (with a competitor airline), with no additional charge."
Cons: "The short (10 minute) boarding window contributed to me missing my flight (by a few minutes). Very annoying."
Pros: "Getting back to the UK"
Cons: "When booking with Lufthansa I don't then expect to be on a united airlines flight Terrible customer service and substandard old uncomfortable aircraft"
Pros: "Pleased with all"
Pros: "The check in was good. The craft was clean."
Pros: "Friendly staff, happy to help"
Cons: "Was all good"
Pros: "The cabin crew weren't charging people for alcohol on the flight"
Cons: "On checking in we had to use a machine to print our boarding passes and take our bags to a bag drop in Newark. The man proceeded to put a large tray on the conveyor belt, swing our bags in the air then smash them down into the tray. This was done to both bags as if we weren't there. Had there been something expensive in there it would have been totally destroyed. He really couldn't have cared less about our bags and their contents. We were talking to a woman on the plane who was telling us that a woman a few rows behind who had a new born baby as was told she would be given a seat with extra legroom had this taken away from her to United could sell the seat to someone paying for it. The chicken and orzo dinner was absolutely revolting. The orzo was so over cooked that it just turned to mush and the chicken really didn't taste like it had ever seen a chicken. All this combined with the issues we had on our flight out show that United are scum and just see you as ££. Sorry I cant be more complementary than that, its just the truth."