Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Osaka Itami
Most visitors from Osaka Itami will not be allowed to enter New Zealand. Entry to New Zealand is allowed provided that a traveler is a partner, a dependent child, or a family member of a student or work visa holder; a temporary visa holder; a resident holder; critical health workers including their partner or independent children; students; ship crew and humanitarians. These groups must have a request to travel prior to entry.
Travelers do not need to request for an approval if they are New Zealand citizens and permanent resident visa holders; diplomats who hold a post in New Zealand; Australian citizens or permanent residents ordinarily resident in New Zealand and eligible travelers from the Cook Islands, Niue, and Australia.
Details can be found here.
Read more about travel restrictions for New Zealand
Visitors from Osaka Itami will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.
Visitors from Osaka Itami must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to New Zealand.
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher
Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.
Masks: Required on public transportation.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Bars: Open with restrictions
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Crew was great and kept us hydrated. Good free movies and nice Hawaii tv selections. Love the Hawaiian cooking show selections."
Cons: "In seat monitor was a little loos and would slide out of position when watching it. Breakfast sandwich was free but the egg was a little grainy."
Pros: "Snack, cocktail, quick boarding, early landing"
Cons: "The seat is nice and wide but has a tiny upturn at the back which is uncomfortable after 2 hours."
Pros: "Crew was great"
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: "9 hr flight, well taken care of by attendants and good timing... food, beverage and amenities."
Pros: "The crew was very friendly, the plane was very clean, and we got a free upgrade to accommodate a family. Our upgraded seats were spacious and very comfortable! I also loved the food and free rum punch!"
Cons: "The free games on my entertainment system never worked, which was pretty disappointing. When I pushed “play game” it acted like it was thinking and then went back to the same screen as before."
Pros: "Very spacious seats"
Cons: "Inflight entertainment was an additional cost, although it was stated that it was provided; in addition to using passenger’s handheld device rather than inflight screening."
Pros: "Everything was great."
Pros: "Great flight crew, very nice. Yummy food."
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: "Great intro and conclusion to a tropical vacation"
Cons: "Temp too cold. Need free blanket"
Cons: "I really didn’t like the Hawaii check in process. I purchased the ticket through kayak , JAL to Honolulu.Of course I went to JAL counter to check in, but the service lady told me I have to go to Hawaiian airlines. Cause the flight was share by JAL through Hawaiian. What a mess!"
Cons: "Almost everything on the in flight entertainment system cost money and the screen was not very responsive."
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: "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: "HA snacks at the perfect time"
Cons: "2 hr layover in honolulu..."
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: "Variety of drinks"
Cons: "Flight delayed for 2 hours Not serving food and snacks until 2.5 hours after boarding even though it was already 4.5 hours after lunchtime and everyone was starving Flight attendants not responding to the service requests at all"
Pros: "Overall I was happy. Would fly again."
Cons: "Advertisements annoyed me, especially after waking up. Turn them off plz."
Pros: "Friendly service and a nice aircraft."
Cons: "There is an inflight entertainment system but all of the content requires payment. Non of the films are offered free of charge. Movies cost $8."
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: "I was surprised we even tried to fly through that storm. But the crew were excellent."
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"
Cons: "My preferred seat in 4D positioned my left leg into the aisle unless I sat sideways. There was really nowhere to put my feet. Thankfully it was a very short flight."
Pros: "Fabulous aircraft. Very comfortable. Love the inseat entertainment screen!"
Pros: "On time, wonderful crew, enough leg room in coach"
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: "I appreciated the staff assistance, even though I didn't appreciate the airline's protocol. I purchased seats next to each other, when I checked in 22.5 hours before the flight we (2) were split up. The airline told us our option was to purchase upgrades to sit next to each other. I waited patiently for 3 hours before the flight and spoke with a few gate attendants. They were accommodating and put us together, even though they moved us to the rear-most section of the plane and into the center section. Great free music stations."
Cons: "Having a meal on the flight is awesome! Not offering a vegetarian option (and cooking the meat in with the starch) meant that my fiance had nothing to eat but cookies and crackers. Also, overhead bin area was limited, mostly due to passengers bringing larger and larger 'carry-ons' (which are not actually carry-on sized). Hawaiian needs to be more strict about their carry-on sizes for rolling bags. They should fit wheels-in, not wheels to the side. Finally, media is available for free, but only for advertisement and promotion, entertainment media is only available for purchase."
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."
Pros: "Same as the other flight"
Pros: "The cleanliness. No chaos."
Pros: "Hawaiian Airlines has a long history of inter-island travel. Comfortable waiting area, friendly and helpful staff. All make your travel experience care free."
Pros: "Favorite flight. Short and sweet. Great crew and efficiency. Love the simplicity of the plane."
Pros: "Use Cash to transfer my baggage, not just my card,please."
Cons: "Bad meals"
Pros: "Hawaiian airline is still one of the few companies that provide an excellent service on board, food was excellent, crew competent and very kind, clean and comfortable seat, always in time for my experience."
Cons: "The only down side it is maybe the poor access to complementary movies and TV show."
Cons: "choice of movies was very limited"
Pros: "Love the preloaded Ipads in first class. Not sure what entertainment was in coach."
Pros: "Crew mostly left me alone to sleep. Boarding was smooth."
Cons: "Seatbelt requirement on top of the blanket (not my experience with other airlines on long haul flights). The lights on the overnight flight were not dimmed sufficiently."
Cons: "Worst flight ever, freezing cold out of Maui, pay for blankets only, rented all movie players before even boarding flight, was a connecting flight and did not get an option to rent movie player, no in flight movie, just Hawaiian hustling their sky club lounge, music channels did not even work on 5 hour flight..only option was their boring sky club music"
Pros: "Pleasant travel and accommodations"
Cons: "One thing I didn't like is passenger seated in front of me reclining to low had to ask if they would please decline leverage so that I could enjoy my meal."
Pros: "The flight attendants were very nice"
Cons: "My charging station didn't work. I felt smashed from all sides."
Cons: "IFE not working properly"
Pros: "Everything was great"
Cons: "When I arrived at the airport check-in, the staff told me I need a visa to travel to New Zealand but I don't. I looked it up online for them and they agreed with me. Then they said they couldn't check me in because my first name is missing a space and asked if I spelled it wrong when I purchase the ticket, which is impossible because that's my name. It took them an hour an a half to figure out how to fix my name. Then they still couldn't check me in because it shows up a wrong country code when they scanned my passport. By the time they fixed their computer, my flight was already gone and I had to wait two more days for the next flight. I had to change my whole travel plan for this."
Pros: "I like having a meal with a free glass of wine."
Cons: "I didn't like having to pay for a blanket."
Airlines flying from Osaka Itami have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Osaka Itami
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Osaka Itami
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Osaka Itami
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