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Average price (return flight)

$2,265(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal (return flight)

$1,467or less

Good deal one-way

$1,292or less

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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.0
United Airlines
Overall score based on 68,481 reviews
7.4
Boarding
6.9
Comfort
7.7
Crew
6.5
Entertainment
6.5
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "Small seats. Uncomfortable. Limited and expensive food."

Pros: "Good communication between once we had to re route for technical difficulty and united gave us 100$ coupon to fly with them again after our trip changed from 9hrs to 18 hrs"
Cons: "No TVs, no charger points, not a lot of knee space/leg room, not enough luggage storage at back of plane, can’t sleep in isle seat due to people constantly bumping into you while walking by"

Pros: "It ended up being united not Lufthansa and they were delayed 45 minutes so they rerouted me through Munich which made me miss a free bus to my destination outside of Rome"
Cons: "More time in Chicago in case of a delay I only missed my flight by 5 minutes"

Pros: "efficient and communicative"
Cons: "Not necessarily United's problem, but I feel like the design of the seating could be more efficient. The 3 or 4 in a row seats can be super problematic if you have to use the bathroom and need to climb over a stranger to do it and they're asleep/3 times your size. Holding for 5 hours is not fun."

Pros: "Cabin was not cold"
Cons: "Respect passenger seat selection - we were downgraded from economy plus to economy with non reclining seats! Flight crew rude - referring to passengers as “bodies”!!! Entertainment system not working. Internet does not work on most of the flight!!"

Pros: "The flight was smooth."
Cons: "Free snacks and tv and charging sockets"

Pros: "Everything went smoothly.. a little delayed but that's ok..."
Cons: "These days, to get these kinds of "First class" doesn't seem so first class for the price. Lower the price or up your first class game..."

Pros: "We paid for extra leg room but did not receive it. Our complaint to the staff was dismissed without a care. We will be taking our business to Alaska Airlines in the future."
Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "We were 3 hours lake due to a mechanical problem. We missed our connection in Barcelona. We received no support from United. Left on our own in a foreign country and had to scramble to rebook ourselves at considerable extra expense. Totally unacceptable!"

Pros: "Nonstop is the greatest."

Pros: "Uncomfortable"
Cons: "A few more inches of seating"

Cons: "More room for your knees"

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: "-"

Pros: "Very friendly flight crew. Lots of smiles and personal touches."

Pros: "I was in first class and talked some w/ the pilot during our massive and enjoyed that. But not the almost 3 hr wait. The lunch, a choice of brisket or spinach ravioli - I took the pasta - was quite good. Amazing for an airline now known for service. The wine was also pretty good."
Cons: "The wait, the wait and the wait. Economy passengers - my friend Tanya was in econ - got not much during the wait. At least she had the whole row 38 D-E to herself. I sent her the cheese plate from my meal. Even though the crew kept us informed, it was too little and too late. When I asked the Captain when the missing part blew off he had no answer. Not impressive..."

Pros: "Boarding was a breeze"
Cons: "Quality of food (snack) was just not good."

Pros: "The male flight attendant was friendly. The boarding personnel were friendly and apologetic for needing to check our carry ons."
Cons: "seats are so uncomfortable. no space."

Pros: "Friendly and courteous servive."
Cons: "No entertainment and very uncomfortable seats"

Pros: "Comfortable, clean, friendlier staff and newer planes than United."
Cons: "Snacks - pretzels? Fresh baby carrots would have been better, or apples & PB. Purchase food options are not healthy."

Pros: "I got upgraded to first class and I was pleasantly surprised by the excellent service. Flight was on time. Crew was very nice. Food was great too."

Cons: "Was delayed at take off and was getting claustrophobic sitting in the plane for an hour before a five hour flight."

Pros: "Our flight home was Great. At kona airport the flight crew was Amazing, the captain even let my daughter set in the driver seat, which is something she will never forget."
Cons: "Downside there was no onboard t.v.s which makes 4 hours seem long."

Pros: "I wish I remembered their names, but I have never had more friendly and engaging flight attendants. It made the flight a very enjoyable one!"
Cons: "Food & entertainment options were lacking."

Pros: "Short flight & made it safrly home."
Cons: "Attitude of flight attendant, & size of aircraft."

Pros: "Seats were comfortable."
Cons: "No free food or entertainment service."

Cons: "Very uncomfortable seats"

Pros: "The staff were friendly and the movie choices were good"
Cons: "The seats were pretty tight and there were only pretzel snacks"

Pros: "There were no positives to this flight"
Cons: "The plane was delayed. The crew stood at the airport gate for a good hour chatting with each other completely disregarding the fact they had a plane full of people around them waiting to board. They were drinking coffee taking selfies it was ridiculous."

Pros: "Nothing about this flight was good other than it arrived without falling from the sky into the Pacific Ocean. I was on the back row miserable, worst seat ever. An hour late loading. The airport crew at Kona was really good. Kona airport needs to upgrade their chairs in waiting areas they hard picnic benches. Flight crew talked all night kept people up in the back. Absolutely no ability to sleep. Worst chair and comfort ever. Barley made connection to Las Vegas."
Cons: "Take my advice skip the red eye flights and pay more money for something that lands and leaves at a reasonable hour. We had to wait an hour longer at the airport because they didn't have their crews available."

Pros: "Smooth flight"
Cons: "Very uncomfortable and sat next to someone who was real sick.Should make sick people wear a mask.I got sick the next day."

Cons: "When did a garment bag become a third luggage. Terrible company"

Pros: "Nice flight crew served Illy coffee as a delightful beverage surprise Overnight flight was smooth and restful On-time departure and early arrival exceeded our expectations"
Cons: "N/A"

Cons: "No one let the children on their flight. Should have never been able to be booked on this site in the first place. Thanks. We just lost 600!!! Never using again"

Cons: "Cramped aisle with very little room. Not the most pleasant crew. They served no food as it was an overnight flight."

Pros: "Kind staff."
Cons: "Seats were so uncomfortable. Unbelievable for an overseas flight. Hard plastic commuter plane seats meant for short flights."

Cons: "Late start"

Cons: "5h flight delay"

Cons: "The plane had mechanical issues. they flew the plane that had mechanical issues to a Honolulu. spent eight hours in a Honolulu. had to catch a redeye to San Francisco. 12 hour layover caused us to have to pay for a rental car to get to our final destination Of Reno. I would hope that there would be some sort of compensation."

Cons: "The seats were so uncomfortable. My neck and lower back hurt afterwards. I do not recommend taking an overnight flight with united or do not expect to sleep if you do."

Pros: "Clean new aircraft, flight attendants pleasant"
Cons: "Bare bones, no entertainment system, beverages offered once in 5 hours, water once. Narrow seats with lots of neighbors elbows."

Cons: "Flight was cancelled out of Hawaii because crew didn't verify if radio equipment worked , changing all our flights and significantly increasing the travel time home. To top it off, they lost our suitcases. I'll never fly with united again ."

Pros: "Pilot and flight attendant communication"
Cons: "Seats too close. No food available for last 10 rows of plane. Way too long of a flight for there to be limited food availability."

Pros: "UAL gate agents were nice."
Cons: "TSA precheck still funnels in with non-precheck passengers and I had to take out my laptop even with precheck. Not efficient."

Pros: "The flight was packed, uncomfortable and not much to est that is healthy."

Pros: "it was nice to get a meal voucher. The crew was nice. I thought my partner and I would have to sit separate but they put us together in the emergency row which actually had great leg room. ty!"
Cons: "the 4 hour delay changed all of our arrival plans. text messages were not always updated and neither were the airport boards as the gates kept changing. The check in line was just ridiculous. The staff members kept walking away or what seemed like .. talking to friends- I've never seen a line move so slow and I'm from new York."

Pros: "Super Bowl Perks!!! & great service tight"
Cons: "As usual with all flights, tight seating"

Pros: "Absolutely nothing good to say. Unaccommodating plane and crew."
Cons: "Absolutely nothing good to say. Unaccommodating plane and crew. Pay a little more and don't fly United"

Pros: "The price"
Cons: "Everything , 5 hours sitting on plane on what was a two hour flight . Then the staff thinking giving me cookies was making it ok. They told me 45 min then gave me headphones witch I already had .... and said nothing for 3 hours about when we are ariveing or leaving or anything . Prob won't fly united or use kayak again ."

Pros: "Snacks were good. Flight attendants were friendly."
Cons: "Seats are very uncomfortable. Wifi doesn't work. EVER."

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COVID-19 information

Safety measures for airlines flying from The Big Island to Wellington

Airlines flying from The Big Island to Wellington have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.

Heightened sanitation

Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from The Big Island to Wellington

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Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from The Big Island to Wellington

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