If you have a long trip planned, it’s often a good idea to find out how long your flight is.
This can help you prepare for what can be a long flight, especially if you have children or a fellow passenger who needs some assistance.
Your flight times will ultimately be decided when you buy a ticket.
They can change in the air if there are unaccounted for delays, or they can be delayed in the airport if there are delays on the ground.
Beyond this, your flight time will depend on whether you get a direct flight, an indirect flight, and which airline you go with.
We’ve covered all the variables in this guide so you can know the ins and outs of how long the flight to Hawaii from LAX is.
Where In Hawaii?
Let’s remember that Hawaii is not one place but is the name of the whole state, there are many parts of Hawaii including different islands, so there are multiple airports you can fly to.
Most areas on Hawaii have their own airport as the islands are harder to reach than most other air strips.
Honolulu is one of the biggest and most popular airports in Hawaii.
Almost all transpacific flights will go here, but specifically if your trip is mainly on the island of Oahu If you are flying to Honolulu International then flight times will vary with the airline.
Let’s say you are taking a direct route, your average flight time will take around 5 hours 30, although it could take over 6 hours with delays.
Taking an indirect trout can take much longer plus waiting times for connecting flights, and that’s without delays, but this indirect flight time will depend completely on where you are flying via.
The distance from LAX to HNL is 2482 miles or 3994 km, there are around 8 flights per day from LAX to HNL.
Maui is another major destination in Hawaii that brings lots of tourists each year, being on a separate island that also has its own airport.
The airport is in Kahului and has an airport code that reads OGG.
There certainly aren’t as many flights that go to OGG but it is still a convenient airport to fly to if you are mainly on this island for your vacation.
A direct flight to OGG from LAX takes a little less time than to Honolulu and has a duration of around 5 hours to 5 and a half hours unless you are taking an indirect flight.
This flight covers a distance of around 2483 miles or 3995 km. There are around 6 – 10 flights a day to OGG, depending on the time of year.
How To Survive A Long Flight
If you have flown interstate before within the United States, you may have already been on a flight that was as long as these flights.
But for many in the US there are many people who have never been on a flight before, let alone a transpacific flight.
Being on an airplane for the first time can be a really troublesome experience, especially if it is long. Here are some of our tips for a long flight and how to keep yourself entertained.
Watch A Long Film
Long films may be at the bottom of your watch list if you are trying to relax at home, but on a long haul flight like this, you could get rid of a good chunk of your journey by watching a film over 2 hours, even 3 hours would be ideal.
Some of our picks:
- The Lord of the Rings (All of them are over 3 hours long)
- The Godfather Parts I and II (both over 2 and half hours)
- The Green Mile (3 hours)
- The Wolf Of Wall Street (3 hours)
Get Some Work Done
It’s a common misconception you can’t use electricals on an airplane.
In the modern day, technology has advanced to a point where you can activate ‘airplane mode’ on most devices these days which ensures you can still use Wi-Fi and other things without interfering with the plane in any way.
This means you can still get some work done whether that is getting some studying done or working on some stuff for your boss – anything to take your mind off the passing seconds.
Read A Book
A long book that you are into could be the best medicine for passing the time on a long flight.
We recommend getting into a book a day or two in advance of your flight, or just bringing one you are already halfway through.
In the situation of flight trying to get into a book from the get go could potentially be harder.
If you are already deep in your book, you will be dying to turn those pages on the flight and if you are excited to read like this then you can sit and read for a long time without noticing the passing of time.
Play Some Games
There are a whole host of games you can play, physical or mental, that will pass the time on the flight, or just in between other activities.
Speaking to someone can always make the time pass super quick.
Something easy to clean up and set up like UNO or just a normal pack of playing cards could be the best choice on a flight for practicality. But you could play anything, including digital games!
Plan Your Trip!
With the power of Wi-Fi and a few physical tourist guides, you could easily plan your whole trip in Hawaii in this time period, you have nothing better to do that’s for sure.
The focus and lack of distraction on a flight could be your perfect environment for some planning and strategy, then when you land you will feel so relaxed and prepared!
We hope this information has helped you plan your flight and journey to Hawaii so that you can get on that flight being both prepared and stress free so you can enjoy your vacation and time away without fear or anxiety!