Lihue Airport (LIH)

  • Michelle R.
    "I followed the tips and got here 2 hours before our flight."(16 Tips)
    Chris S.
    "If you're flying Island Air I would say to get here early as the check..."(5 Tips)
    Doug M.
    "Great aerial shots of Kauai on landing and take off!"(10 Tips)
    richard h.
    "your water bottle with ice water at the cafe after security"(2 Tips)
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  • clafc
    clafcNovember 15
    Almost impossible to find an outlet to charge a phone
  • Doris N.
    If you buy fruit to eat as a snack, eat it before you enter the seating area by your gate. It can't go through if traveling back to mainland USA.
  • Brandon R.
    This is a cute and cozy airport. Very easy to get around.
  • Mac
    MacMay 14
    Try the Airplanes!!!!!
  • Robert M.
    Robert MadisonMarch 6
    Been here 5+ times
    Small yet convenient airport! Easy to negotiate.
  • Ray S.
    Ray SchollJanuary 28
    Easy access to all of it. Rent a car right there.
  • Max M.
    Max MoellerDecember 28, 2016
    Decent airport. I like the outdoor baggage claim
  • Bill N.
    Bill NygmaNovember 25, 2016
    Try visiting LIH Airport for information about the terminal, weather and maps. It helped me to set up an agenda for touring Kauai.
  • Steph K.
    Steph KatrinaSeptember 22, 2016
    Small charming airport. Mostly open air.
  • Eppy T.
    Eppy ThatcherMay 28, 2016
    Get yourself a flattened chicken penny while you can!
  • Osiris Z.
    Osiris ZuberiMay 17, 2016
    Small and convenient airport; great location.
  • Jen M.
    Jen M-EApril 13, 2016
    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.
  • Brian D.
    Brian DuncanMarch 20, 2015
    Quiet airport without lines. You can cut it quite close.
  • Enrico P.
    Enrico PachoMarch 17, 2015
    Check out Fish express. The food is good and plenty enough.
  • Brian D.
    Brian DuncanMarch 16, 2015
    Standard Hawaiian airport. What choice do you have. Pack a lunch.
  • Enrico P.
    Enrico PachoMarch 11, 2015
    Good destination point to relax and unwind. Food choices are excellent !
  • Liane H.
    Liane HuJanuary 25, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Look for the changing art displays in the windows by the renowned local artist Carol Yotsuda.
  • Brian I.
    Brian IbarraNovember 11, 2014
    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
  • Michelle A.
    Michelle ArakakiNovember 7, 2014
    Open air airport! Neat Hawaiian photography on hallway walls too
  • Beverly M.
    Beverly MauchNovember 1, 2014
    Sad to leave! We will be back next year
  • Lance L.
    Lance LacoffOctober 29, 2014
    In my second experience here both United staff and TSA were friendly and helpful.
  • Denise
    DeniseOctober 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Love Kauai
  • Sam F.
    Sam FullerSeptember 6, 2014
    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.
  • Doug M.
    Doug MakishimaAugust 23, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Great aerial shots of Kauai on landing and take off!
  • Mehr
    MehrAugust 19, 2014
    Be prepared for lines when leaving. Lots of lines.
  • Sara B.
    Sara BensonAugust 16, 2014
    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.
  • Adam S.
    Adam StallmanAugust 14, 2014
    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.
  • Betty
    BettyAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    No dedicated TSA pre-check line. You still get to keep your shoes/sweatshirts on, but take out the laptop.
  • Grey S.
    Grey SAugust 1, 2014
    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
  • Big D.
    Big DJuly 4, 2014
    Save $15 for a checked bag. Gate check your bag if you can
  • Annie W.
    Annie W.June 9, 2014
    Kauai...Beautiful island.
  • Bill M.
    Bill McTaggartMarch 27, 2014
    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.
  • Kathryn Y.
    Kathryn YuJanuary 5, 2014
    Leaving Saturday night during the holidays? Checking a bag took 25 minutes, getting through TSA took another 30.
  • Reece H.
    Reece HaileDecember 23, 2013
    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!
  • richard h.
    richard howardDecember 22, 2013
    You can fill your water bottle with ice water at the cafe after security for free
  • John L.
    John LetsonDecember 5, 2013
    Alaska Airlines is the best
  • Elijah C.
    Elijah ChandlerNovember 26, 2013
    I found this airport to be easier to deal with than KOA. Of course, I was flying out on a Monday afternoon. #GrainOfSalt
  • Sonja H.
    Sonja HopperNovember 23, 2013
    Even if you have TSA precheck, don't even think you can use it in Hawaii!
  • Sigute A.
    Sigute AchNovember 15, 2013
    TSA treats you as if you are a prisoner here. The worst TSA experience o have ever had.
  • Sasha
    SashaNovember 4, 2013
    Tiny airport and not. But the gates have A/C.
  • Dave M.
    Dave McCullochNovember 3, 2013
    The bar/restaurant is directly past security. If you're looking to pass some time, don't go to your gate.
  • Sumit A.
    Sumit AwasthiOctober 12, 2013
    Get here early when leaving. Long lines.
  • Annabella
    AnnabellaOctober 7, 2013
    Tiny airport with no one in the security lines! Short easy ride to the rental cars. Fly Hawaiian :)
  • Alexander L.
    Alexander LloydOctober 6, 2013
    TSA PRE line gets turned on oct 13th 2013!
  • James Y.
    James YuSeptember 28, 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.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CoatesAugust 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    They just opened Checkpoint 2 on the south side of the airport. Shorter line and air-conditioned.
  • Dana Point Chamber o.
    Accidentally dropped my wallet and the staff found it and then found me. Awesome customer service. #AA #lihueairport
  • Ken D.
    Ken DrachnikAugust 10, 2013
    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
  • Michael N.
    Michael NoragonJuly 26, 2013
    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!!
  • Joanna B.
    Joanna BurgessJuly 21, 2013
    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.
  • Denis K.
    Denis KotelevskiyJune 24, 2013
    Starbucks are great at lihue airport!
  • Matthew P.
    Matthew PhelpsJune 4, 2013
    Delays are only an issue if you're traveling at peak times. We have the place to ourselves on a Monday afternoon.
  • Brian E.
    Brian EncisoMay 26, 2013
    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.
  • Sue C.
    Sue CunninghamMay 17, 2013
    Wonderful service onAA
  • Jeena J.
    Jeena JamesMay 16, 2013
    If your flight departs after 7pm make sure you get to the airport early. The TSA check line is brutally long!
  • Dean S.
    Dean SouzaMay 15, 2013
    Wear sunblock
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer SApril 29, 2013
    The security check was very frustrating because I'm used to larger, more efficient airports.
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon HApril 28, 2013
    Don't speed in Kauai & arrive to the airport is long and slow!
  • willou
    willouApril 11, 2013
    Aloha! Enjoy the garden island and avoid driving on chickens! Walmart is few miles away from the airport. Make a last stop to get souvenirs.
  • Patrick C.
    Patrick CallApril 9, 2013
    Don't park anywhere it says "no parking". You WILL get a ticket. Cops in Kauai have 2 jobs, give parking tickets and give speeding tickets.
  • Brian C.
    Brian CMarch 31, 2013
    Don't be too early for your flight...USDA Agg check and many of the airline gates, don't open too soon before a flight.
  • Ty F.
    Ty FordMarch 27, 2013
    TSA personnel seem smarter than at mainland airports.
  • Sandra
    SandraMarch 2, 2013
    Diet coke cost me $4.99 at resturaunt next to Starbucks! Didn't even offer me a refill!
  • Benjamin C.
    Benjamin ClydeFebruary 27, 2013
    Loved Kauai so much! The island is so remarkable. I'm for sure making a trip back to the island! Now, it's time to head back to Alabama the Beautiful!
  • Lucas C.
    Lucas CFebruary 26, 2013
    If you are stranded there, you can take the Marriott shuttle to Nawiliwili bay, tip the driver a couple bucks. The bellboy will even hold your bags when you get there (tip him too).
  • Don (wilytongue) S.
    Leave a little early to get thru security lines can be a bit long some days.
  • Mandy D.
    Mandy DixonJanuary 9, 2013
    These open-air airports in Hawaii are amazing! Like nothing I have ever experienced!
  • Paul B.
    Paul BraddockJanuary 6, 2013
    Do not fly go airlines!!!! I flew once and it was delayed 3 hours with no expiation or obvious lies. My second flight was canceled leaving me stranded And having to pay $700 to get home! Do not use go
  • Reginald G.
    Reginald GageJanuary 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    You can't purchase gum in the terminal
  • Ludwig G.
    Ludwig GuevaraDecember 31, 2012
    HOLiDAYS !! Don't leave the airport without renting a Car, you'll need it !!!!
  • Ludwig G.
    Ludwig GuevaraDecember 31, 2012
    No Taxi! Take bus 70 at the end of check point 2 to go to downtown for $0.50, is quite a ride !
  • Tom R.
    Tom RobinsonDecember 27, 2012
    go! Airlines should change their name to wait! Airlines
  • Jeri W.
    Jeri WDecember 16, 2012
    Use the luggage concierge service. They do everything for you from grabbing bags, checking thru all security, checking in, tagging bags. Well worth it.
  • Matt B.
    Matt BeallDecember 4, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Everybody's equal In Lihue. There's no Priority Check-In for 1st Class or frequent flyers at TSA. Plan on a line.
  • Yvonne H.
    Get here early. The TSA lines are long!
  • Judy B.
    Judy BellackNovember 28, 2012
    The Island Marketplace sells stamps for your last-minute postcards, and will mail them for you as well. :)
  • Quang B.
    Quang BeeNovember 13, 2012
    I don't know why but its so humid and sticky at the airport.. But weather for the rest of the island is awesome
  • John A.
    John AvolaNovember 4, 2012
    Top 3 must do's: helicopter ride, luau, canyon drive. Aloha!
  • Chris C.
    Chris ColeOctober 19, 2012
    Slowest airport process I've ever seen. Get here ridiculously early to check your bags.
  • Jeremy B.
    Jeremy BobbittSeptember 23, 2012
    Great place to go if you need to fly somewhere.
  • Katie M.
    Katie Minkus, R(B)September 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Apparently arriving at 5:20 on a Wednesday means no lines, and the fastest trip through security yet! #happyBIC
  • John K.
    John KimSeptember 18, 2012
    I mahalo at you later!
  • Kelly
    KellySeptember 17, 2012
    Here's a tip for you, don't opt out of the body scan machine:-)
  • Ginny P.
    Ginny PSeptember 8, 2012
    I was expecting the sweet fragrance of plumeria floating on a gentle breeze. Smells like hotdog here.
  • Billy H.
    Billy HenehanAugust 24, 2012
    Friendliest TSA staff ever!
  • Paul S.
    Paul StecklerAugust 23, 2012
    There are no gas stations near the rental returns. Chevron and Shell 1.7 miles down the road.
  • Rebecca S.
    Rebecca SelaAugust 19, 2012
    If you are connecting from Hawaiian to United, double-check your ticket and itinerary. Our initial flight got changed to a later one that would have made us miss our connection.
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda MAugust 11, 2012
    Slowest security line in America! Better show up at least 2 hours early if you plan on making your flight.
  • Maggie
    MaggieAugust 2, 2012
    Usually a good idea to check your camping leatherman knives before security takes them...
  • Charlie A.
    Charlie AyersJuly 2, 2012
    Searched for you at Mickey Hart Band show Saturday night didn't see you backstage either. Just saw Art Smith sucking face with his hubby in downtown PA. Good times!
  • Steph K.
    Steph KruzanMay 11, 2012
    Work .. Here we go
  • Steph K.
    Steph KruzanMay 10, 2012
    Working ..
  • Ricardo B.
    Ricardo BentinMay 3, 2012
  • Tami M.
    Tami MApril 28, 2012
    $5.99 Hard candy and gum Leis at Island Market next to security ~ kids love them!
  • Tami M.
    Tami MApril 28, 2012
    Lots of sitting areas once you get through security to put your shoes on or just enjoy the island breeze.
  • Tami M.
    Tami MApril 28, 2012
    Sat AM check-in and security went smoothly with no delays. Another tip said there was only one security line .... Currently there are at least 2 security lines and no delays.
  • Molly A.
    Molly AlesiApril 28, 2012
    Island Air makes you check carry-ons over 16 pounds!!
  • London H.
    London HiltonApril 12, 2012
    Always ask for the hand pat down.
    IIIIIVIRUSIIIIIApril 6, 2012
    I don't want to go home!
  • kim p.
    kim pannellApril 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're traveling with a group and/or have a bunch of bags, drop them all off at the airport and return the rental car alone. Car return is only few minutes away and shuttles are always running.
  • Jeordie S.
    Jeordie SchekerykMarch 28, 2012
    2983 auk ele st.Lihue HI8082466000Island car rentals
  • Jeordie S.
    Jeordie SchekerykMarch 28, 2012
    If u want a cheap rental car check out Island. rentals #
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel MillarMarch 11, 2012
    Watch out ... LIH is a ghost town by 10:30pm ... All the shops are closed inside the airport and the only lounge is a rather poor Hawaiian Lounge.
  • Meg💥
    Meg💥March 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice, small airport that is open to the outside, only 2 restaurants, good view of the ocean
  • David M.
    David M.February 26, 2012
    Just be patient, you are on Aloha time and so is everyone else...
  • Brian W.
    Brian WilliamsonFebruary 5, 2012
    This might possibly be the unusual airport when it comes to bag inspections, and for what ever you do, don't bring any food.
  • William L.
    William LaumanJanuary 29, 2012
    Hot here too
  • Nicole K.
    Nicole KatoJanuary 16, 2012
    Who serves rice with lasagna?
  • Heather B.
    Heather BrownJanuary 8, 2012
    Awesome air traffic controllers!
  • markhayden
    markhaydenJanuary 3, 2012
    Amazing trip...courtyard at coconut beach and enterprise rental car all the way...
  • Billy G.
    Billy GoatDecember 26, 2011
    Make sure to hit the agricultural inspection prior to checking luggage!
  • Kaitlin L.
    Kaitlin LeeDecember 12, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    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...
  • Kiwi C.
    Kiwi CowgirlNovember 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    We zipped thru security quick - 5 mins - on sunday at 11am- make sure you Check in online first then take your checked bags through the ag scanner before you hit security - otherwise it's the usual :)
  • Woody
    WoodyNovember 14, 2011
    The airline staff is not full time - so they are very inexperienced and dont know how to work their computer system.
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly B.November 4, 2011
    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.
  • Michelle R.
    Michelle RiveraOctober 30, 2011
    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.
  • Laurie M.
    Laurie MOctober 29, 2011
    Don't surprise your honey w/lei greeting from outside vendor. Over priced, called b4 delivery-ruined surprise, didn't welcome u. go to the flower shop at the cntr of airport 2 min walk buy one for $6
  • Sophinette
    SophinetteOctober 29, 2011
    Check in online before heading to the airport. Also remember that Hawaiian makes you check in carry-ons that are over 25lbs...
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChanOctober 11, 2011
    they do this weird thing where you check your bag at the counter, they tag it, and then you run it through security and have to check bag again. inefficient but oh well, you are in paradise!!
  • richard l.
    richard levittOctober 6, 2011
    souvenir squished penny machine doesn't work
  • Brad H.
    Brad H.October 2, 2011
    Make sure your carry on luggage isn't more than 25 pounds. Hawaiian Airlines will make you look like an idiot if you are even a single pound over. Felt like I was stripping.
  • Kazmira P.
    Kazmira PedonesiOctober 2, 2011
    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.
  • Spence S.
    Spence SmithSeptember 26, 2011
    If you're on AA. Font bother coming super early. Easy check in and go to the security line nearest gate 4.
  • HawaiiLife
    HawaiiLifeSeptember 23, 2011
    If you didn't get you coffee yet, don't worry, they have a Starbucks in the terminal.
  • HawaiiLife
    HawaiiLifeSeptember 23, 2011
    Take the left TSA line… they don't perform full body scans.
  • Seema M.
    Seema MaloniSeptember 17, 2011
    Most inefficient airport to date. Stay patient and have some aloha spirit to get through the mess.
  • Justin L.
    Justin LeeSeptember 14, 2011
    Hawaiian Airlines is a good company to use. Have had no problems with them and their staff is very friendly. Show up a couple hours early and you'll be just fine.
  • Aubrey Y.
    Aubrey Young RuppSeptember 6, 2011
    Get here plenty early. Everyone is on island time. If you have extra time, have the macadamia mania drink at the bar!
  • Paul Reese W.
    Paul Reese WhetselAugust 15, 2011
    No wifi @LIH
  • Paul Reese W.
    Paul Reese WhetselAugust 15, 2011
    No wifi in the LIH. Why?
  • Carli S.
    Carli ShipleyAugust 10, 2011
    Get your private pilots license and skip security all together! :) come and go as you please. Never a delay.
  • Brittany C.
    Brittany ColemanAugust 5, 2011
    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.
  • Rineil P.
    Rineil PerezAugust 3, 2011
    Guarantee miss your connecting flight.
  • Chris
    ChrisJuly 31, 2011
    Web check-in will speed up your time at this airport considerably.
  • RZA
    RZAJuly 22, 2011
    Slowest airport ever. Worse than Miami.
  • tiffa l.
    tiffa lJuly 13, 2011
    u need to call the hotel ahead of time to arrange a shuttle pick up service
  • Cole W.
    Cole WestonJuly 11, 2011
    Get here early... Slowest airport I've ever been to
  • Aaron M.
    Aaron MontsJuly 10, 2011
    Sunday flight departure time: 2:30p. Got here at noon expecting long waits from the tips.) Bags checked and through security in 25 min. Now I'm bored.
  • Steve B.
    Steve BodeJuly 9, 2011
    Careful about camp stoves, hawaiian airlines won't let you bring the stove piece and you definitely can't bring the gas.
  • Victor K.
    Showed up 3 hrs early found out AA had 1.5 hr delay. We took the free shuttle to the Marriott and had a few more hrs on the beach. Best airport delay ever
  • Kelly M.
    Kelly McKenzieJuly 4, 2011
    US Airways won't even show up to check you in until 3 hours before departure, so keep that in mind!
  • Heather E.
    Heather EdwardsJuly 3, 2011
    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.
  • Michael S.
    Michael SeraJune 20, 2011
    5 minutes between getting dropped off and getting to the gate. Wonderful.
  • Christen N.
    Christen NelsonJune 5, 2011
    I would recommend relaxing while you wait for your flight in the area with the cushy blue seats right after the security checkpoint. Usually there are no seats and too many people waiting at the gates
  • Chris S.
    Chris SeahornMay 30, 2011
    If you're flying Island Air I would say to get here early as the check in line usually only has 1 attendant but the planes are usually on Hawaiian time as well
  • Chris S.
    Chris StewartMay 30, 2011
    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. :)
  • Art R.
    Art RemnetMay 21, 2011
    Arrive early in the day for short security lines. Small airport easy in/out
  • Brian E.
    Brian EaganMay 15, 2011
    Don't speed in Kauai. Have a great trip!
  • Kate S.
    Kate SchultzApril 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Security can take forever here, and there isn't a frequent flyer short cut.
  • Eamon .
    Eamon 🚀March 19, 2011
    To get to hanalei from the airport for cheap, pay 50 cents and take bus 70 to Walmart in Lihue. Then pay $2 for a bus that will take you to Hanalei. Just hitchhike from there to get to Ke'e.
  • Paul B.
    Paul BakerMarch 1, 2011
    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.
  • Brandon S.
    Brandon ShigetaFebruary 27, 2011
    Red Bull at the bar.
  • J.T. P.
    J.T. PollardJanuary 4, 2011
    this place is terrible
  • J.T. P.
    J.T. PollardJanuary 4, 2011
    im an optimistic person and the employees really frustrate me. gay.
  • Lisa
    LisaJanuary 2, 2011
    TSA Screeners will not be happy when you request pat-down and are collecting personal information on all opt-outs
  • Tyler R.
    Tyler RutschmanDecember 24, 2010
    No WiFi available! Oh Noes!
  • Ly-Ly
    Ly-LyDecember 23, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Talk to United Agent, Curtis, very worldly character!
  • Ly-Ly
    Ly-LyDecember 19, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The food is expensive, so if you're planning a mainland trip, I suggest buying at fish express before getting to the airport.
  • Chad R.
    Chad RDecember 18, 2010
    Got here 1 hour early for a 630 AM flight on a Saturday. Pretty empty at this hour. Breezed through.
  • Chris S.
    Chris Scott-DixonDecember 7, 2010
    The Ai Uno Cafe may not look like much, but the home cooked food is very good.
  • Patrick O.
    Patrick OrrNovember 14, 2010
    Hawaiian Airlines have horrible service. Get here early. Baggage check is a cluster, staff incompetent, security line single file.
  • Nikki O.
    Nikki OuderkirkOctober 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    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!!!
  • Melissa B.
    Melissa B.October 24, 2010
    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.
  • Gene C.
    Gene ChuangOctober 16, 2010
    6 hour direct flight from LAX, worth the trip!
  • Scott S.
    Scott San FilippoOctober 11, 2010
    The diner here is actually pretty good. Ramen is great and we haven't gone wrong with their specials. For airport food it is above average!
  • Sterling E.
    Sterling ElianaSeptember 28, 2010
    Go beach now!
  • Chaz D.
    Chaz Donaldson IISeptember 27, 2010
    one line means get there early, but hey, at least you're in Hawaii
  • Todd N.
    Todd NewmanSeptember 6, 2010
    If you are confused on where to get your rental car go out front, then behind the closed stands and there will be shuttles.
  • Jenn M.
    Jenn MathewsSeptember 5, 2010
    Don't forget to check in for Search and Social Woot! Hawaii Read more
  • Conor C.
    Conor CumminsAugust 24, 2010
    The lines here are a nightmare. Get here early early early!
  • Evan S.
    Evan ScherrAugust 16, 2010
    Airport opens at 5:30 AM. Car rental places open between 5:00 AM and 5:30 AM.
  • Norv O.
    Norv OlivasAugust 9, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    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 O.
    Norv OlivasAugust 9, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    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!!!!
  • Adam W.
    Checking in is a little crazy here. So if you are looking at the airport, go ALL the way down to your right and there won't be hardly any line at all.
  • Adam W.
    No wifi. At all. No hotspots either. So get your fix at Starbucks in Lihue instead.
  • Chris A.
    Chris ArrasmithJune 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    If you are leaving Lihue on a Saturday night, get here EARLY. At least 2 hours. More if you can. Aloha.
  • Brandt K.
    Brandt KruegerMay 17, 2010
    Longish security lines for the 8-9PM flights.
  • Tyler H.
    Tyler HayesMarch 24, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    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
  • Jenn M.
    Jenn MathewsFebruary 16, 2010
    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.
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