Lihue Airport (LIH)

3901 Mokulele Loop, Lihue, HI 96766, United States

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  • Brian E.

    Don't speed in Kauai. Have a great trip!

    Brian Eagan · May 15, 2011
  • Nikki O.

    I have a suggestion for efficiency, TAKE OUT YOUR LAPTOP AND ALL TOILETRIES FROM YOUR BAG WHEN THE OFFICERS ASK YOU TO DO IT!!! Now there's a good tip!!!

    Nikki Ouderkirk · October 28, 2010
  • Carli A.

    Get your private pilots license and skip security all together! :) come and go as you please. Never a delay.

    Carli Aucoin · August 10, 2011

    I don't want to go home!

    IIIIIVIRUSIIIII · April 6, 2012
  • Todd N.

    If you are confused on where to get your rental car go out front, then behind the closed stands and there will be shuttles.

    Todd Newman · September 6, 2010
  • Gene C.

    6 hour direct flight from LAX, worth the trip!

    Gene Chuang · October 16, 2010
  • HawaiiLife

    Take the left TSA line… they don't perform full body scans.

    HawaiiLife · September 23, 2011
  • Heather E.

    My flight leaves at 830 on a Saturday. I read these tips, freaked out and got here at 6. It's now 625 and I'm waiting at the gate. Don't believe everything you hear.

    Heather Edwards · July 3, 2011
  • Nathan K.

    Welcome to Kauai! Check out The Feral Pig a mile away in Harbor Mall/Kalapaki for cold beers, craft cocktails & incredible food. Can you say housemade bacon?!

    Nathan Kam · April 3, 2012
  • John A.

    Top 3 must do's: helicopter ride, luau, canyon drive. Aloha!

    John Avola · November 4, 2012
  • Patrick O.

    Hawaiian Airlines have horrible service. Get here early. Baggage check is a cluster, staff incompetent, security line single file.

    Patrick Orr · November 14, 2010
  • Sterling E.

    Go beach now!

    Sterling Eliana · September 28, 2010
  • Norv O.

    Peak times daily are 10:30am-1:00pm and 5:30pm-9:00pm. Weekends are busier. Recommendation: check in AT LEAST 1/2-2 HOURS BEFORE YOUR FLIGHT during these times. Including INTERISLAND travel!!!!

    Norv Olivas · August 9, 2010
  • HawaiiLife

    If you didn't get you coffee yet, don't worry, they have a Starbucks in the terminal.

    HawaiiLife · September 23, 2011
  • Melissa B.

    Definitely get here early. We were a few hours early and it wouldn't have hurt to come even earlier. The single line does not help with efficiency.

    Melissa B. · October 24, 2010
  • Norv O.

    A 2nd checkpoint opens up daily from 10:30am- 12:30pm and 7:00pm-8:30pm. Located on the North end of the terminal next to Baggage Claim A.

    Norv Olivas · August 9, 2010
  • Paige D.

    Aloha!! Hope you are staying at the Courtyard Marriott on Coconut beach! They have the best staff and you get a FREE Mai Tai when you check in :)

    Paige DellArmi · January 3, 2012
  • Brittany C.

    If you get here too early, take a free shuttle to the Mariott and wait on the beach. You can even check your bags! Genius.

    Brittany Coleman · August 5, 2011
  • Lisa

    TSA Screeners will not be happy when you request pat-down and are collecting personal information on all opt-outs

    Lisa · January 2, 2011
  • jerry p.

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

    jerry palacios · June 12, 2013
  • Kazmira P.

    We had a very good experience at this airport. Ticketing, checking bags and security were a breeze! We were here at 330pm on a Saturday.

    Kazmira Pedonesi · October 2, 2011
  • Seema M.

    Most inefficient airport to date. Stay patient and have some aloha spirit to get through the mess.

    Seema Maloni · September 17, 2011
  • Chris

    Web check-in will speed up your time at this airport considerably.

    Chris · July 31, 2011
  • Kaitlin L.

    if you bring salt or grainy items - you should bring it out with your liquids because they will make you do the whole extra screening...

    Kaitlin Lee · December 12, 2011
  • Michelle R.

    I followed the tips and got here 2 hours before our flight. Its a Saturday night in Oct and we went through everything smoothly and quickly. No probs. Now waiting while locals play some music.

    Michelle Rivera · October 30, 2011
  • Chris S.

    Island Air took nearly an hour to check in the 8 people in front of us. Get here early--and maybe with a lil buzz. :)

    Chris Stewart · May 30, 2011
  • Paul B.

    If you are bringing a bottle of coconut syrup in a locked checked bag, expect to be paged to unlock your bag. It also means you'll have to go through the security line twice.

    Paul Baker · March 1, 2011
  • Tyler R.

    No WiFi available! Oh Noes!

    Tyler Rutschman · December 24, 2010
  • Jenn M.

    Going to the Kauai Marriott? Get a free shuttle by calling the resort on the phone to the right of information just outside the airport.

    Jenn Mathews · February 16, 2010
  • Yvonne H.

    Get here early. The TSA lines are long!

    Yvonne Henderson Williams · December 2, 2012
  • John K.

    I mahalo at you later!

    John Kim · September 18, 2012
  • William L.

    Hot here too

    William Lauman · January 29, 2012
  • Nicole K.

    Who serves rice with lasagna?

    Nicole Kato · January 16, 2012
  • markhayden

    Amazing trip...courtyard at coconut beach and enterprise rental car all the way...

    markhayden · January 3, 2012
  • Kelly B.

    Don't bring anything in with seeds..I couldn't bring my starbucks sandwich to the gate bc it had a tomato in it. with seeds.

    Kelly B. · November 4, 2011
  • Sophinette

    Check in online before heading to the airport. Also remember that Hawaiian makes you check in carry-ons that are over 25lbs...

    Sophinette · October 29, 2011
  • Spence S.

    If you're on AA. Font bother coming super early. Easy check in and go to the security line nearest gate 4.

    Spence Smith · September 26, 2011
  • Carlos T.

    There is Not a first class lane. Get here early.

    Carlos T · July 22, 2011
  • Jake R.

    Slowest airport. Get there early. Single line to get boarding passes and rarely do they open another security line.

    Jake Ryan · January 3, 2011
  • Chad R.

    Got here 1 hour early for a 630 AM flight on a Saturday. Pretty empty at this hour. Breezed through.

    Chad R · December 18, 2010
  • Jenn M.

    Don't forget to check in for Search and Social Woot! Hawaii Read more

    Jenn Mathews · September 5, 2010
  • Conor C.

    The lines here are a nightmare. Get here early early early!

    Conor Cummins · August 24, 2010
  • Chris A.

    If you are leaving Lihue on a Saturday night, get here EARLY. At least 2 hours. More if you can. Aloha.

    Chris Arrasmith · June 27, 2010
  • Tyler H.

    Marcelo (Hawaiian Air counter) is the nicest employee I've ever met at any airport in the world. And I used to live in China, Japan, Greece, and Turkey. After days of confusion on the phone with multi

    Tyler Hayes · March 24, 2010
  • Sue C.

    Wonderful service onAA

    Sue Cunningham · May 17, 2013
  • Ludwig G.

    HOLiDAYS !! Don't leave the airport without renting a Car, you'll need it !!!!

    Ludwig Guevara · December 31, 2012
  • Tom R.

    go! Airlines should change their name to wait! Airlines

    Tom Robinson · December 27, 2012
  • Quang B.

    I don't know why but its so humid and sticky at the airport.. But weather for the rest of the island is awesome

    Quang Bee · November 13, 2012
  • Katie M.

    Apparently arriving at 5:20 on a Wednesday means no lines, and the fastest trip through security yet! #happyBIC

    Katie Minkus, R(B) · September 20, 2012
  • Kelly

    Here's a tip for you, don't opt out of the body scan machine:-)

    Kelly · September 17, 2012