It’s been a long time coming, but just days after receiving final approval, Southwest Airlines has begun selling tickets to Hawaii, with the first flights taking off March 17. The initial flights will be between Oakland and Honolulu, with additional flights added in April and May. They’re also selling $29 interisland fares.
Introductory fares start at $49 one way for travel in March and April. You need to hurry to grab some of those prices, since I don’t see too many dates. But there’s more fares available for $79 one way, which is still amazing. Fares for peak summer travel get more expensive, with prices somewhere between from $189-$209 one way.
You can book tickets directly on the Southwest Airlines website.
- Oakland to Honolulu begins once daily on March 17, 2019; Honolulu to Oakland begins once daily on March 18; the route will be flown twice daily in each direction as of March 24.
- Oakland to Kahului begins once daily on April 7, 2019; Kahului to Oakland begins once daily on April 8; the route will be flown twice daily in each direction as of April 10.
- Interisland service four times daily in each direction between Honolulu and Kahului begins April 28.
- San Jose to Honolulu service begins May 5, once daily in each direction.
- Interisland service four times daily in each direction between Honolulu and Kona begins May 12.
- San Jose to Kahului service begins May 26, once daily in each direction.
- Purchase from March 4 through March 5, 2019, 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
- Continental U.S. to Hawaii travel valid March 19 through June 19, 2019.
- Fares valid only on nonstop service.
An awesome deal for travel to Hawaii, so hurry and hopefully you can find some of those $49 fares that line up with your travel plans. If you have a Companion Pass it’s becomes a ridiculously awesome deal.
Make sure to use a Southwest credit card or Amex Platinum (5x on airfare), Citi Prestige (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve(3x on travel) or any of the best credit cards for travel purchases. You can also use travel credit from your Citi Prestige or the Chase Sapphire Reserve.