Traveling To Hawaii By Air
Hawaii is one of the most popular tourist destinations in America. With its beautiful beaches, friendly restaurants and unique aquatic life, the Hawaiian Islands attract scuba divers, tourists, and some people who even consider living there. Although Hawaii attracts many people, it still maintains its natural beauty. There are so many tourist spots in Hawaii. Popular spots include; Pearl Harbor, the active volcanoes, and the beautiful beaches.
Most of the visitors that travel to Hawaii arrive by air, this is because you can’t drive to go there and cruises take a long time. The major airlines that travels to Hawaii are: United Airlines, Air Canada, Aloha Airlines and Island Air, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Japan Airlines, Northwest Airlines and Quantas Airways. There are also limited or no ferry services between the islands, so if you plan on visiting more than one island you should consider flying to each of them.
This leaves you a lot of choices of airlines that appeal to you. Since Hawaii is a major tourist destination, you should expect international airports to be crowded and long lines in airports the whole year round.
The two major airlines that offer island hopping services are Aloha and Hawaiian Airlines. These airlines usually offer cheap tickets and tour packages that allow you to visit some or all of the major islands. You can also book your ticket with a travel agent, however, when you’re already in Hawaii, you can get airline tickets from their local 7-Eleven stores and even from ATM’s.
Aloha Airlines offer packages like the Seven-Day Island Pass. This travel package provides you unlimited air travel for seven days. This package is designed to allow visitors to go visit some or all the islands in a limited period of time. This means that during the seven-day trip, visitors who purchased this package can book any number of reservations to all the destinations offered by Aloha Airlines and its sister company, Island Air.
Here are some tips when you travel to Hawaii:
Planning your Trip
• Book early to get the best deal available. You can either call the airline or book online.
• Booking early also means you can get the best seats possible.
• If possible, fly on weekdays to get cheap tickets.
• If you have enough frequent flier miles, use them when going to Hawaii to save you a lot of money. You can also use this for inter-island flights.
There are six major islands in Hawaii (Big Island, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Oahu, and Molokai). You should choose which island you will enjoy most visiting.
The Big Island
This island is the largest of all the Hawaiian Islands. Aside from the beautiful beaches, the big island offers a wide variety of tourist attractions:
• Onizuda Space Center
• Kona Historical Society Museum
• Puna Region to see lava flow into the sea from Mt. Kilauea
The state capitol and the biggest city in Hawaii is located in this island.
• Waimea Falls
• Polynesian Cultural Center
• Banzai Pipeline
• Puu O’Mahuka Helau
• Sunset Beach Park
• Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park
• USS Arizona Memorial
• Makapuu Lighthouse
This island is also called the Valley Isle. It is divided by remnants of two volcanoes and each side has its own unique attractions. Tourist spots include:
• Haleakala Volcano
• Skyline Trail
• Iao Valley
Also known as the Garden Island, this island is home to beautiful mountains, waterfalls, and tropical rainforests. Tourist spots include:
• Kee Beach State Park
• Kalalau Trail
• NaPali Cliffs
This island is the least developed of the Hawaiian Islands. Visiting this island offers the purest experience in Hawaiian culture. Tourist destinations include:
• Garden of the Gods
• Shipwreck Beach
• Luahiwa Petroglyph Field
• Manale Bay Beach
• Polihua Beach
Molokai is also underdeveloped like Lanai. This island also offers traditional Hawaiian culture, least crowded beaches, waterfalls, and tropical rainforests.
• Kepuhi Beach
• Papohaku Beach
• One Alii Beach Park
There are so many places to visit in Hawaii. It is recommended that when you do visit the islands, you should have enough time to visit some or all of the islands in the group.