Airline From Philly to Hawaii That Doesn’t Have TOO MANY Layovers and is Wheelchair-Friendly?

Groot

Still recovering from the events of Endgame.
Joined
Aug 24, 2018
I’m planning on going to Hawaii next year and need to know what airline has the fewest layovers (Wouldn’t mind spending the night in California and finishing up the flying to Hawaii the next day) and is the most handicap-friendly in regards to handling wheelchairs on the plane. (I’ve heard horror stories and videos where the grounds crew destroyed one person’s $50,000 powerchair and don’t want that to happen to me.)

I’ve been playing with different bookings and airlines and got different prices, travel times, etc. and idk which one is the best.

Thx for any help.
 

abdgeek

DIS Veteran
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Jul 29, 2012
Your options for flying to Hawaii from Philadelphia will be to do so with one layover or two assuming you're going to Oahu. I would suggest going with the airline that has the price, times, and layovers you want. I exclusively fly Delta because I have frequent flyer miles with them; however, I've also flown American, United, and Southwest over the years. It's not clear from your post whether you will be using your own wheelchair to navigate the airport and gate checking it when you get on the plane or will be relying on their wheelchair service. If it is the former, unfortunately no one can guarantee that workers will treat it with the care it deserves.
 

ruadisneyfan2

DIS Veteran
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May 20, 2006
It's not what you were asking for exactly but if you don't mind flying out of Newark, NJ, United has non stop flights to HNL.
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Groot

Still recovering from the events of Endgame.
Joined
Aug 24, 2018
Your options for flying to Hawaii from Philadelphia will be to do so with one layover or two assuming you're going to Oahu. I would suggest going with the airline that has the price, times, and layovers you want. I exclusively fly Delta because I have frequent flyer miles with them; however, I've also flown American, United, and Southwest over the years. It's not clear from your post whether you will be using your own wheelchair to navigate the airport and gate checking it when you get on the plane or will be relying on their wheelchair service. If it is the former, unfortunately no one can guarantee that workers will treat it with the care it deserves.
Yeah, I’ll be taking my own chair. It ain’t a heavy 300 pound traditional powerchair, it’s one of those 50 pound folding chairs. (See pic below). I’m hoping that whatever airline we end up going on, they have a closet onboard that I can put my chair in instead of stowing it underneath with all the other luggage.20F8F2D0-65CF-49F5-99F7-BBD4DCD399E4.jpeg
 

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