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Travel to the big island

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Travel to the big island

Anybody have thoughts about the best way to get to the Big Island from Lahaina?

Maui
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1. Re: Travel to the big island

Aloha,

There's only one way........fly.

Best flights will be out of OGG.

Elk Rapids, Michigan
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2. Re: Travel to the big island

If you do not have a car then shuttle to the OGG airport and catch a flight. If you are going to Hilo there is only one direct flight a day at about 9:30 AM, for Kona there are many every day.

Your other opton would be fly from West Maui Airport (JHM) to Honolulu then on to the Big Island.

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3. Re: Travel to the big island

Hawaiian Airlines is No # 1 for Safety, Comfort and On-time performance.

You don't mention whether you wish to fly into ITO or KOA?

Limited daily direct non-stop scheduling.Most will connect through HNL.

Maui
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4. Re: Travel to the big island

Aloha,

BB, I believe there are only two ***nonstop*** flights between OGG and KOA a day....one in the morning, one in the afternoon (on Hawaiian). The others all go to HNL and then "back" to Maui or the BI.

Edited: 08 November 2011, 20:16
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5. Re: Travel to the big island

BEST is relative.

Check out www.Pacificwings.com for an alternative nonstop choice from Maui to Kona.

WORST: swimming

BEST: private charter (Kapalua to BI)

GREAT: Private Wings (I like small planes)

VERY GOOD: Hawaiian

Choices are a good thing.

Florence, Oregon
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6. Re: Travel to the big island

"WORST: swimming"

I dunno. Driving might be a tad worse ;~)

idaho
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7. Re: Travel to the big island

this is what i love about lTA...i need a good laugh...

Big Island, Hawaii
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8. Re: Travel to the big island

Surfing might be a particularly bad option. :-)

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9. Re: Travel to the big island

hawaiian.....

Elk Rapids, Michigan
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10. Re: Travel to the big island

Actually SW you are right about HA but Pacific Wings has 2 directs a day, GO! has 10 and Island Air has one. Poor old ITO is the stepchild though with just the one HA flight a day.