LOS ANGELES to HILO
For the past few weeks, I’ve really been wanting to fly to Hawaii, surprising I know. A couple weeks ago I flew San Francisco to Lihue, but since I haven’t flown to Kona in a while, and (this sounds weird) I’ve been missing the Big Island. I decided to fly into Hilo which is on the East side of the island. Hilo has a population of 43,000 which makes it the 2nd biggest town in Hawaii, after Honolulu which has 360,000. Hilo used to be the main tourist destination on the Big Island, but tourism has recently shifted to Kona on the West side of the island. This is because Hilo gets a lot of rain, almost 130 inches, or 10 feet per year, Hilo is actually the wettest City or town, in the United States. This 130 inches is compared to only 10 inches of rain per year just 2 hours west in Kona. Back in the late 1960s and 70s, Hilo was the major airport on the island, Pan Am served destinations such as San Francisco and Los Angeles. In 1968, Northwest Airlines operated flights between Hilo and Philadelphia, Cleveland, Chicago, and New York with a stop in Seattle, without a change of plane. Starting the 2000s, Hilo airport became less and less known as flights switched to Kona. Hilo has arguably the most scenic approach in all of Hawaii in my opinion, but currently, it’s only destinations are Los Angeles, with United, and Honolulu with Hawaiian and Southwest. United uses the 737-800 on this route, and I did to. Flight time was 5 hours and 17 minutes
KLAX-PHTO • LAX-ITO
Los Angeles, California to Hilo, Hawaii
At the gate as a Thai A350 touches the pavement from Bangkok
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What are the record high, and record low temperatures in Hilo?
- 114 • 36
- 94 • 53
- 99 • 24
If you didn’t read the description, you actually may find it interesting!