If you are thinking about a dive down to the islands this winter, it might be time to pounce on the current round of cheap fares from many west coast cities.
UPDATE: Monday, November 27, 8:45 amPT – fares still available!
Over the last year or so, fares to Hawaii have remained stubbornly over $400 round trip– most of the time inching closer to $500.
But ever since last month when Southwest signaled that it would be jumping in the Hawaii market, fares have taken a tumble. They’ve gone up and down since then, but this weekend they are back down.
How low? Well, as of today you can fly nonstop from San Diego, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose, Portland (mostly 1-stop) and Seattle in early December, January February and March for about $340-$380 round trip. That’s quite a deal for winter flights. And the deals are good to Honolulu, Maui, Kona, and Kauai.
From Chicago, roundtrips are about $525.
From Denver, mid winter weekend round trips are as low as $442. (we also found one for $362!)
Plus it appears that all airlines serving Hawaii are in on the deal, with Hawaiian and Virgin America as the most aggressive discounters.
To get the deals, you have to be a bit flexible with travel dates— for example, most of the cheapest fares require mid-week (vs weekend) flights. However, we even found deals on long weekend flights departing Thursday, returning Monday so shop around.
According to Google Flights, these fares are available for roundtrip in early December, January, February and early March. (Bookable Saturday, Nov 25 and subject to change).
Aloha! Will you go this year?
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