John I appreciate the info because we are determined to do Hawaii ..I am hoping the Mexico cruise we booked with a non stop flt to LAX will be a good trial run as I have never flown that far. (once to Colorado,once to San Juan, once to New Orleans & just usually to Florida.) I think when we do go we will need to stop over a night before going onto the next leg of the journey. 9 hrs is really too long--If my math checks out then it's 5 hrs to calif & another 4 from there to Hawaii??? Best to break it up with a stop over in Caif or maybe Las Vegas???. Hope your trip works out for you & the prices are low!