We’ve been disappointed thus far in the Fall airfare sales. If you haven’t checked them out, many of those we listed are still available. They are for travel through mid-December, with some exceptions.
I firmly believe, however, that we are on the cusp of some of the best deals we’ve yet to see. In that I concur with Rick Seaney.
Why we are going to see more Hawaii airfare sales:
- Cost of oil continues to plummet and is about $60 and dropping.
- Airlines have more and more vacant seats that need to be filled.
- Hawaii remains an important destination and airlines don’t want to give up on our market.
- Mokulele will start flying inter-island in just three weeks, which will prompt a local fare war.
My prediction of what to expect:
- More offers for the pre-Christmas Fall season.
- Excellent pricing for travel valid until early June 2009 (except holidays).
- $300 from major West Coast cities.
- $39 inter-island fares.
- Deals from all U.S. and many international destinations.
In the meanwhile, with Hawaii tourism down and hotel occupancy suffering (only 65% on Maui), this time might be called “name your own price.” So I suggest that as deals come out, you jump on them and lock in some of the best accommodation pricing in years.