This question came from a reader about the best way to fly to India from Hawaii:
I will be in Hawaii in December [sic] and I would like to fly home to India from there instead of having to fly halfway back around the world to the UK and then back again. Do you have any suggestions for cheap flights from Honolulu to any of the large Asian hubs (say, Bangkok, or Kuala Lumpur, or Hong Kong)?
Here’s what I suggest:
Flying back to the UK from Hawaii to then fly India sounds painful. However, there are no direct flights to India from Hawaii. You will need to use an Asian hub city and then connect. Tokyo, Hong Kong, Manila, Seoul, and Guam serve as hub cities for direct flights from Honolulu, Hawaii (see HNL’s flight tracker to see all airlines and direct flights).
Flights to Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok and other Asian hubs usually go through Tokyo. Kayak or Travelocity might be able to help you find the cheapest fare. If you’re flying to more than on Asian city, consider using an Asian Airpass to get the most for your money.