Hawaiian Faces Setback as United Plans To Make Headway

United Airlines Prunes Hawaii Flights

In a surprising move this week, Hawaii-centric United Airlines has decided that a route once important enough to demand daily operation, then five times weekly, will now be relegated to just once each week.

United Airlines has now reduced flights from Washington, DC, to Honolulu. It will become their Hawaii route with the least frequency and operate weekly on Saturdays only, using Boeing 767 aircraft. Get ready for the price tag; economy starts at $1,142 round trip.

The route is among the longest ones domestically, sitting in a group of flights that operate between the eastern seaboard and Hawaii and has a flight duration of about 10 hours.

United will route you through its other mainland hubs if you can’t travel on Saturdays. UAL has many Hawaii routes and is among the most important carriers to and from Hawaii.

One thing for certain is that United is not withdrawing from Hawaii at all. In fact, during the upcoming months, it was reported by Simpleflying that the airline will operate 20 flights a day to Hawaii from Los Angeles and San Francisco airports alone. That is huge! Many of those flights are widebody.

United has big plans for Hawaii.

You’ll recall that UAL hopes to fly supersonic flights to Hawaii using their upcoming Boom Overture aircraft. Those are planned to take to the skies by the end of this decade and bring with them flights in just over two hours between the west coast and Hawaii.

Fly United Airlines Hawaii widebody flights.

UAL widebody flights are available on its large and diverse fleet from many cities. As we reported previously, those include the following:

Chicago to Kona on Boeing 787, Chicago to Honolulu on Boeing 787, Los Angeles to Honolulu on Boeing 777, Newark to Honolulu on Boeing 767, Newark to Maui on Boeing 767, San Francisco to Maui on Boeing 777, and, of course, Washington, DC, to Honolulu on Boeing 767.”

See every airline’s widebody flights to Hawaii here

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16 thoughts on “United Airlines Prunes Hawaii Flights”

  1. United has terrible service anyway, with their only snack-to-purchase option service on a 10-hour non-stop flight. Hopefully, Hawaiian Airlines will pick up that flight using 787. I flew in December, and the flight was full when I went. My fellow passenger was heading for Guam to visit their son who is in the military. It’s a loss for military personnel and government employees. Perhaps they are facing staffing issues.

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