Rental car busses are across the street. It's a small airport with the only 2 restaurants & few shops in the lobby area only. There are outlets underneath the counter seating at the diner.
Live da life!
Quiet airport without lines. You can cut it quite close.
Check out Fish express. The food is good and plenty enough.
Standard Hawaiian airport. What choice do you have. Pack a lunch.
Good destination point to relax and unwind. Food choices are excellent !
Look for the changing art displays in the windows by the renowned local artist Carol Yotsuda.
The lines thru security are long in small space so don't be surprised if it takes awhile and humidity hits you hard when you step out
Open air airport! Neat Hawaiian photography on hallway walls too
Sad to leave! We will be back next year
In my second experience here both United staff and TSA were friendly and helpful.
Island Air doesn't open their counter until an hour and a half before their first flight, so you don't have to be there earlier than that.
Great aerial shots of Kauai on landing and take off!
Be prepared for lines when leaving. Lots of lines.
Hot? Humid? Gates 3 & 4 are usually air-conditioned, so hang out there. But bcouches for sleeping are in the main terminal lobby past the TSA checkpoint.
A very small airport and the only commercial airport on the island. It's located in the industrial part so don't judge the island based on the surroundings here. It's also mostly open air like HNL is.
No dedicated TSA pre-check line. You still get to keep your shoes/sweatshirts on, but take out the laptop.
TSA knuckleheads at this airport...every other US airport has figured out how to scan your laptop when you keep it in the bag. Plus they dump out all the coins in your bag and then hand the mess to u
Save $15 for a checked bag. Gate check your bag if you can
I agree with Brian, DON'T SPEED anywhere on Kauai. It is a money maker for the local towns. This airport is a lot cleaner than Maui. It also is a lot simpler to get around in.
Leaving Saturday night during the holidays? Checking a bag took 25 minutes, getting through TSA took another 30.
For some reason, if you fly American Air and you are returning to the main land, make sure you buy something to eat because there is no food service outbound Lihue!
You can fill your water bottle with ice water at the cafe after security for free
Alaska Airlines is the best
I found this airport to be easier to deal with than KOA. Of course, I was flying out on a Monday afternoon. #GrainOfSalt
Even if you have TSA precheck, don't even think you can use it in Hawaii!
TSA treats you as if you are a prisoner here. The worst TSA experience o have ever had.
Tiny airport and not. But the gates have A/C.
The bar/restaurant is directly past security. If you're looking to pass some time, don't go to your gate.
Get here early when leaving. Long lines.
Tiny airport with no one in the security lines! Short easy ride to the rental cars. Fly Hawaiian :)
TSA PRE line gets turned on oct 13th 2013!
Only two restaurants, both in center, avoid the deli. A snack stand near gate 10 if you're on United. Check in and Security on a Friday night was about 30 minutes.
If you like to drive fast do not come to Kauai!
Moat recent code is 5375 for premier lounge. Grab a soda before you head home
They just opened Checkpoint 2 on the south side of the airport. Shorter line and air-conditioned.
Accidentally dropped my wallet and the staff found it and then found me. Awesome customer service. #AA #lihueairport
Dont be in a hurry as this is the slowest, least efficient airport anywhere. Relax! And, 2) dont fly Island Air -plagued with maint delays and the staff are lookibg for new jobs
Get here early. If you are not at peak times, then there will be no problem. Also, make sure to take all liquids out of your carry on as the slows everything down!!
Sailed through check-in/security. Yes bags are scanned for produce-it's important to protect HI from pests. The airport bar is nice-friendly staff, can hear the announcements w/out a problem.
Starbucks are great at lihue airport!
Sad to leave. See tunnels beach for clear blue tinted water and white sand.
Delays are only an issue if you're traveling at peak times. We have the place to ourselves on a Monday afternoon.
Saturday afternoon departure time and we were through security, both agriculture and regular in less than 30 minutes. It'll only take you longer if you're dumb.
Wonderful service onAA
If your flight departs after 7pm make sure you get to the airport early. The TSA check line is brutally long!
The security check was very frustrating because I'm used to larger, more efficient airports.