new york flights direct to hawaii?

Sep 19th, 2015, 02:20 AM
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new york flights direct to hawaii?

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I am beginning my plans for trip from UK to New York and then on to Hawaii in 2016.

Apart from Hawaii Airlines are there any other direct flights to Hawaii from New York?

Even so, would welcome any ideas of a great stopover which would have direct flights back to Manchester, UK - we are drawn to San Francisco as part of the return.

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Sep 19th, 2015, 05:17 AM
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United Airlines has a non-stop flight from Newark airport to Honolulu.
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Sep 19th, 2015, 07:35 AM
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Direct or non-stop? Direct means no change of planes, but possibly a stop. I assume you're talking about non-stops. All non-stops are direct, not all direct flights are non-stop.

Try Google Flights https://www.google.com/flights/
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Sep 19th, 2015, 08:29 AM
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We've had guests at our condo who came to Maui via Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco, Denver, and Los Angeles (my least favorite airport). My husband and I fly from Chicago via Dallas on AA, but there is also a nonstop from Chicago to Honolulu on United.

I look for wide body aircraft and avoid 757's. We buy coach and use miles to upgrade to first, thus earning miles for the purchase and for the miles flown.

I would advise you to put all your flights on a single ticket to avoid problems with schedule changes -- almost a certainty if you are booking far in advance. This will also enable you to through-check luggage to your final destination -- instead of claiming it at a connection, re-checking it, paying *again* to check it, and having to navigate TSA security lines before boarding your next flight.

BTW, most people seem to be very happy with Hawaiian Airlines. I know several Californians who take HA out of Oakland (less busy airport than San Francisco across the bay).

When will you visit Hawaii? Which islands interest you? Will you have at least ten nights in the state -- to stay on as many as two islands?
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Sep 19th, 2015, 09:36 AM
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No - Hawaii Airlines and United are the only two non-stops from NYC to Hawaii.
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Sep 19th, 2015, 12:04 PM
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If you mean nonstop from US to Manchester, I believe the only cities would be Chicago, Philadelphia, NYC, and Orlando, FL. None in California that I can find, or on the West coast.

There are nonstop flights from SFO (San Francisco) to Paris CDG on Air France, if that's of interest. And to London, of course.
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Sep 20th, 2015, 05:08 AM
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I would note that 1) the flight from NYC to Honolulu is pretty long, and 2) it takes you to Honolulu. If you are going to one of the other islands, it may make as much sense to connect somewhere on the mainland. It might not, but worth bearing in mind.

In coach, my understanding is that Hawaiian is generally pretty well regarded. In business class, there are some better options, but primarily from the East Coast.

On the way back, I would stop in SF, LA, or Vegas (whichever appeals most to you), even knowing that you may have to stop somewhere on your flight back to Manchester.
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Sep 20th, 2015, 06:45 AM
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Be aware that those "Hawaiian" flights from Newark are operated as a codeshare by OTHER airlines (such as VirginAmerica) and on the other airline's aircraft.
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Sep 20th, 2015, 07:33 AM
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Thanks everyone, as always very helpful information. I think Aer Lingus fly out of San Fran direct to Manchester. We will spend a few nights in Honolulu prior to a possible cruise around the islands.
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Sep 20th, 2015, 08:12 AM
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I think Aer Lingus fly out of San Fran direct to Manchester.

Not that I am aware of. I can't find any non-stops from SFO to Manchester. From SFO, I am about 95% certain you will need to connect via a European or an East Coast US hub.

The only nonstops from the West Coast that I can find are from LA (Thomas Cook - begins in May) or Vegas (Thomas Cook and (seasonally) Virgin).
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Sep 20th, 2015, 12:33 PM
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You may want to read some reviews on that cruise if you are talking about NCL POA, it gets VERY mixed reviews, jump on over to Cruise Critic and do some reading. I would much rather spend some time on 1-2 islands (depending on how long your trip is) than take that cruise.
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Sep 21st, 2015, 10:02 AM
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At least according to Kayak, there are no non-stop flights from SFO to Manchester.
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Good to see you Dukey. Folks in the lounge have been worried about you.
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Sep 21st, 2015, 01:19 PM
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Thanks jamie99, yes I am getting mixed messages about the cruise, and will look into it. Why should it be so bad, surely its a great way to get acquainted with the islands?
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Sep 21st, 2015, 01:36 PM
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Why should it be so bad, surely its a great way to get acquainted with the islands?

Much of the appeal of Hawaii is the natural beauty of the islands, and to make the most of that pretty much requires getting in a car and driving around. That being said, some of the cruises spend overnights in some of the ports and may not be a bad choice.

There is also the fact that only one of the ships sales exclusively within the islands. It is a smaller ship, without some of the big ship amenities and without a casino.
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Sep 22nd, 2015, 03:03 AM
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Thanks so much. I will look into it further but I am not that bothered about big ship amenities and certainly not interested in a casino. It just seemed a good way of seeing a number of the islands - but is there a better way?
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Sep 22nd, 2015, 08:40 AM
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How long will you be in Hawaii?
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Sep 22nd, 2015, 10:05 AM
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>>Why should it be so bad, surely its a great way to get acquainted with the islands?<<

I think the best way to get acquainted with the islands is to spend a reasonable amount of time on them. I don't think the cruise allows that.

I don't know which cruise you are looking at - I looked at the NCL POA one referenced above and it is sad to read the itineraries. Their most popular one visits 4 islands, with one night on Maui and one on Kauai. 10 hours (or less) in Hilo and Kona....that just sounds awful. I spend 10 days on the Big Island and I simply cannot imagine how less than 20 hours could possibly be fulfilling or rewarding or any other positive word you can think of. It just sounds sad.

Their 7 day cruise spends 75.5 hours at sea, 82.5 hours on land. It also says you disembark 2 hours after arrival and must be back on the ship 2 hours prior to departure....so those 10 hour days in Hilo and Kona are actually 6 hours. If you actually count those 2 hour windows at each arrival and departure as part of the 'at sea time', you will spend more time on the ship than on land. I don't see anything about that cruise that sounds appealing when you sit down and look at the reality of it.

Stick with a couple islands and explore them, that will get you better acquainted with them than a cruise.
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Sep 22nd, 2015, 10:15 AM
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Thanks everyone, and will reflect on your comments. I guess I was hoping it may just give us a useful introduction. That said, there is no saying that we will ever return.
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Sep 22nd, 2015, 10:35 AM
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The general concensus on here is one week=one island, 10 days=two islands, two weeks = three islands. It's hard for us to understand the 6 hours concept LOL! That said, I've been on cruises in the Caribbean and thoroughly enjoyed my one day in each port.
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