Welcome to the big island of Hawaii! The airport to arrive at is Kona International Airport.
Getting To the Hotel: There is transportation for those of you who don't want to rent a car on the Big Island. Speedi Shuttle will take reservations and take you from the Kona Airport (DON'T GO TO HILO!) to the Marriott Waikoloa Hotel. The cost is about $45 for one person and a few dollars more for 2 or 3 people so it is very economical to share rides. In fact ask if there is a "share the ride" option for when you plan to arrive. The phone number is 808-329-5433 where you can make reservations before 2009. It is too early to make reservations online but in 2009 you can make reservations at www.speedishuttle.com.
Car Rental: We have special rates from Avis. Please download this PDF for rates and special codes.
Reservations are now being accepted for Hawaiian Airlines' inaugural flights from Oakland to Honolulu.
The service, which starts May 1, will help fill the void created by the bankruptcies of Aloha and ATA, both of which offered flights from Oakland International Airport to the Hawaiian islands. The airport has been without service to Hawaii during April.
Hawaiian's new daily flight will depart Oakland at 9 AM and arrives in Honolulu at 11:05 AM. The return flight leaves Honolulu at 1:30 PM and sets down in Oakland at 9:25 PM.
It's time to start planning for your air fight to Hawaii to enjoy Left Coast Crime 2009, March 7-12, 2009 (come early, stay late and enjoy our special excursions).
We are traveling in High Season and it makes great sense to book your flights early so you can arrive and depart on your own schedule. You can book one year from the date of your flight to the Big Island. Below are examples of flight locations (as of February 2008) to give you an idea about times and airports that service Kona (on the Big Island) and other connecting flights. Remember, you are booking for 2009 and you need to make sure that the airline folks get the dates correctly. Airlines are always changing their schedules, so be alert to their schedules. Travel well and arrive with the Aloha Spirit.
Special Car Rental Rates will be available soon.
There are many options for nonstop flights from the mainland USA to the big island of Hawaii.
San Francisco to Kona
United #59 San Francisco to Kona 8:50 AM-11:59 AM
United #55 San Francisco to Kona 1:20 PM-3:40 PM
Los Angeles to Kona
Alaska Airlines #1093 Los Angeles to Kona 5:30 PM- 8:00 PM
American Airlines #247 Los Angeles to Kona 5:30 PM-8:00 PM
Delta Airlines #1767 Los Angeles to Kona 12:15 PM-2:50 PM
United #57 Los Angeles to Kona 9:15 AM-11:45 AM
United #53 Los Angeles to Kona 4:35 PM-7:05 PM
US Air #6645 Los Angeles to Kona 9:15 AM-11:45 AM
US Air #6647 Los Angeles to Kona 4:35 PM-7:05 PM
Denver to Kona
United #1053 Denver to Kona 11:30 AM-2:45 PM
Seattle to Kona
Alaska Airlines #855 Seattle to Kona 8:40 AM-1 PM
There are also many flights from the Mainland USA to Honolulu.
You would then connect from Honolulu to Kona on the big Island of Hawaii. Inter-island flights operate all day, every hour.
San Francisco to Honolulu
American #39 SFO to Honolulu 8:20 AM-12:00 PM
Hawaiian #11 SFO to Honolulu 8:30 AM-11:50 PM
Northwest #221 SFO to Honolulu 3:15 PM-6:52 PM
United #73 SFO to Honolulu 9:00 AM-12:30 PM
United #75 SFO to Honolulu 1:15 PM- 5:00 PM
United #77 SFO to Honolulu 4:15 PM-7:56 PM
United #79 SFO to Honolulu 6:42 PM- 10:23 PM
Oakland to Honolulu
United #3941 Oakland to Honolulu 8:20 AM- 12:15 PM
Los Angeles to Honolulu
Alaska #1785 LAX to Honolulu 8:10 AM-12 PM
Alaska #1066 LAX to Honolulu 3:20 PM-7:10 PM
Alaska #1012 LAX to Honolulu 5:40 PM-9:35 PM
Alaska #1190 LAX to Honolulu 8:25 PM-12:25 AM +1
American #31 LAX to Honolulu 8:10 AM- 12:00 PM
American #283 LAX to Honolulu 3:20 PM- 7:10 PM
American #297 LAX to Honolulu 5:40 PM- 9:35 AM
American #267 LAX to Honolulu 8:25 PM- 12:25 AM
Continental #3 LAX to Honolulu 9:00 AM-12:45 PM
Delta #1579 LAX to Honolulu 8:25 AM-12:18 PM
Delta #885 LAX to Honolulu 6:05 PM-9:58 PM
Hawaiian #1 LAX to Honolulu 8:45 AM-12:20 PM
Hawaiian #9 LAX to Honolulu 4:55 PM-8:30 PM
United #935 LAX to Honolulu 4:15 PM- 8:16 PM
United #81 LAX to Honolulu 8:47 AM-12:50 PM
United #83 LAX to Honolulu 1:25 PM-5:28 PM
Seattle to Honolulu
Hawaiian Airlines #27 Seattle to Honolulu 8:05 AM-12:15 PM
Hawaiian Airlines #21 Seattle to Honolulu 9:20 AM-1:30 PM
Northwest Airlines #219 Seattle to Honolulu 8:40 AM-12:32 PM
Northwest Airlines #807 Seattle to Honolulu 5:20 PM-9:30 PM
Portland to Honolulu
Hawaiian Airlines #25 Portland to Honolulu 8:50 AM-12:24 PM
Northwest Airlines #217 Portland to Honolulu 12:40 PM-4:40 PM
Salt Lake City to Honolulu
Delta Airlines #1825 Salt Lake City to Honolulu 12:20 PM-4:02 PM
New York to Honolulu
Continental #15 Newark to Honolulu 1:20 PM-7:20 PM
Chicago to Honolulu
American #73 Chicago O'Hare to Honolulu 9:05 AM-2:25 PM
United #1 Chicago O'Hare to Honolulu 10:24 AM-3:40 PM
Japan Airlines #72 Tokyo NRT to Honolulu 10:00 PM-9:30 AM
United #880 Tokyo NRT to Honolulu 7:25 PM-7:08 AM
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