United Airlines flies from Honolulu (HNL) to Bangkok (BKK) with a stop-over in Tokyo (NRT). It's not a long layover (three hours), but gives you enough time to walk the airport terminal in Tokyo and try some of their incredibly spicy cuisine at several food places.
Priced around $1,100.00 during high season (November - March), United Airlines offers one of the quickest ways to get to Bangkok from Honolulu, and also flies to Phuket and Chiang Mai. Often, there are vacation deals offered by United Airlines, along with specials by Delta Airlines and Korean Airlines.
Korean Airlines gives you a lay-over in Seoul, while China Airlines has a lay-over in Taipei. Look carefully at the amount of time you'll be sitting in the airport, as their lower fares may not be all that attractive if you are sitting in a foreign airport for six or eight hours.
- United Airlines flights leave Honolulu about 10 a.m. and arrives into Bangkok around 11 p.m. the next day.
- When looking at flights from Honolulu to anywhere in Asia, remember you'll be crossing the International Date Line about 6 hours out of Honolulu. The change in day is just over American Samoa.
- While Korean Airlines and China Airlines might be $100.00 cheaper, your arrival into Bangkok will be in the early morning hours after midnight. It might be worth the extra money to pay for an earlier arrival with less time spent in a long lay-over in Seoul or Taipei.
- On long flights, book early and get an aisle seat. It will allow you to get up when you want, and walk a bit down the aisle to the restroom and keep the circulation going in your legs.
- Drink a lot of water before boarding the flight and during the flight. Staying hydrated is very important on long international flights.
Remember. If you're traveling to Thailand from Maui, you'll first need to fly from Kahului (OGG) to Honolulu (HNL). Hawaiian Airlines, Mokulele Airlines, Go! Airlines, and Island Air are you only choices. Rates for round-trip tickets are from $140.00 to $175.00.