Lihue Airport (LIH)

3901 Mokulele Loop, Lihue, HI 96766, United States
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    Chad R.
    "Got here 1 hour early for a 630 AM flight on a Saturday."(17 Tips)
    Chris S.
    "If you're flying Island Air I would say to get here early as the check..."(5 Tips)
    Bryce H.
    "Make sure to get to L & L Barbecue at some point when in Kauai!"(13 Tips)
    Nathan K.
    "... for cold beers, craft cocktails & incredible food. Can you say housemade..."(2 Tips)
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  • Jen M.

    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.

    Jen M-E · 3 weeks ago
  • Chris S.

    Live da life!

    Chris Simmons · August 29, 2015
  • Brian D.

    Quiet airport without lines. You can cut it quite close.

    Brian Duncan · March 20, 2015
  • Enrico P.

    Check out Fish express. The food is good and plenty enough.

    Enrico Pacho · March 17, 2015
  • Brian D.

    Standard Hawaiian airport. What choice do you have. Pack a lunch.

    Brian Duncan · March 16, 2015
  • Enrico P.

    Good destination point to relax and unwind. Food choices are excellent !

    Enrico Pacho · March 11, 2015
  • Liane H.

    Look for the changing art displays in the windows by the renowned local artist Carol Yotsuda.

    Liane Hu · January 25, 2015
  • Brian I.

    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

    Brian Ibarra · November 11, 2014
  • Michelle A.

    Open air airport! Neat Hawaiian photography on hallway walls too

    Michelle Arakaki · November 7, 2014
  • Beverly M.

    Sad to leave! We will be back next year

    Beverly Mauch · November 1, 2014
  • Lance L.

    In my second experience here both United staff and TSA were friendly and helpful.

    Lance Lacoff · October 29, 2014
  • Denise

    Love Kauai

    Denise · October 12, 2014
  • Sam F.

    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.

    Sam Fuller · September 6, 2014
  • Doug M.

    Great aerial shots of Kauai on landing and take off!

    Doug Makishima · August 23, 2014
  • Mehr

    Be prepared for lines when leaving. Lots of lines.

    Mehr · August 19, 2014
  • Sara B.

    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.

    Sara Benson · August 16, 2014
  • Adam S.

    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.

    Adam Stallman · August 14, 2014
  • Betty

    No dedicated TSA pre-check line. You still get to keep your shoes/sweatshirts on, but take out the laptop.

    Betty · August 7, 2014
  • Grey S.

    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

    Grey S · August 1, 2014
  • Big D.

    Save $15 for a checked bag. Gate check your bag if you can

    Big D · July 4, 2014
  • Annie W.

    Kauai...Beautiful island.

    Annie W. · June 9, 2014
  • Bill M.

    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.

    Bill McTaggart · March 27, 2014
  • Kathryn Y.

    Leaving Saturday night during the holidays? Checking a bag took 25 minutes, getting through TSA took another 30.

    Kathryn Yu · January 5, 2014
  • Reece H.

    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!

    Reece Haile · December 23, 2013
  • richard h.

    You can fill your water bottle with ice water at the cafe after security for free

    richard howard · December 22, 2013
  • John L.

    Alaska Airlines is the best

    John Letson · December 5, 2013
  • Elijah C.

    I found this airport to be easier to deal with than KOA. Of course, I was flying out on a Monday afternoon. #GrainOfSalt

    Elijah Chandler · November 26, 2013
  • Sonja H.

    Even if you have TSA precheck, don't even think you can use it in Hawaii!

    Sonja Hopper · November 23, 2013
  • Sigute A.

    TSA treats you as if you are a prisoner here. The worst TSA experience o have ever had.

    Sigute Ach · November 15, 2013
  • Sasha

    Tiny airport and not. But the gates have A/C.

    Sasha · November 4, 2013
  • Dave M.

    The bar/restaurant is directly past security. If you're looking to pass some time, don't go to your gate.

    Dave McCulloch · November 3, 2013
  • Sumit A.

    Get here early when leaving. Long lines.

    Sumit Awasthi · October 12, 2013
  • Annabella

    Tiny airport with no one in the security lines! Short easy ride to the rental cars. Fly Hawaiian :)

    Annabella · October 7, 2013
  • Alexander L.

    TSA PRE line gets turned on oct 13th 2013!

    Alexander Lloyd · October 6, 2013
  • James Y.

    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.

    James Yu · September 28, 2013
  • Derrick B.

    If you like to drive fast do not come to Kauai!

    Derrick Baker · September 21, 2013
  • Yasuo O.

    Moat recent code is 5375 for premier lounge. Grab a soda before you head home

    Yasuo Ogawa · September 4, 2013
  • Michael C.

    They just opened Checkpoint 2 on the south side of the airport. Shorter line and air-conditioned.

    Michael Coates · August 29, 2013
  • Dana Point Chamber o.

    Accidentally dropped my wallet and the staff found it and then found me. Awesome customer service. #AA #lihueairport

  • Ken D.

    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

    Ken Drachnik · August 10, 2013
  • Michael N.

    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!!

    Michael Noragon · July 26, 2013
  • Joanna B.

    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.

    Joanna Burgess · July 21, 2013
  • Denis K.

    Starbucks are great at lihue airport!

    Denis Kotelevskiy · June 24, 2013
  • jerry p.

    Sad to leave. See tunnels beach for clear blue tinted water and white sand.

    jerry palacios · June 12, 2013
  • Matthew P.

    Delays are only an issue if you're traveling at peak times. We have the place to ourselves on a Monday afternoon.

    Matthew Phelps · June 4, 2013
  • Brian E.

    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.

    Brian Enciso · May 26, 2013
  • Sue C.

    Wonderful service onAA

    Sue Cunningham · May 17, 2013
  • Jeena J.

    If your flight departs after 7pm make sure you get to the airport early. The TSA check line is brutally long!

    Jeena James · May 16, 2013
  • Dean S.

    Wear sunblock

    Dean Souza · May 15, 2013
  • Jennifer S.

    The security check was very frustrating because I'm used to larger, more efficient airports.

    Jennifer S · April 29, 2013

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