The Cheapest Time to Fly to Hawaii 2014/2015

The Cheapest Time to Fly to Hawaii 2014/2015

Our updated guide to Hawaii travel deals features the best time to fly to Hawaii through Spring 2015 and how much you can expect to pay. We’ve included the most likely dates to find Hawaii deals that not only help you save on Hawaii airfare, but on accommodations and activities as well.

A fall or spring Hawaii vacation gets our unequivocal thumbs up. First, the very best in Hawaii weather is found during fall. You can also luxuriate in the feeling of having the islands all to yourself, something that’s only possible during low seasons.

When to Travel for Hawaii Deals

  • Mid-August through early December 2014, except Thanksgiving.
  • January 6 through March 1, 2015.
  • April 7 through June 4, 2015.
  • If you are traveling at the Christmas/New Year holidays, the lowest priced dates will be December 24, 25, 31 and January 1.

When to buy Hawaii deals.

This largely depends on your flexibility and how determined you are to take a Hawaii vacation. Sometimes the deal that is available now is the best option even if it isn’t the rock bottom price, rather than one that may or may not materialize later. Monitoring for the very best fare can also be quite time consuming.

  • For fall 2014 travel, Hawaii deals are just beginning and will continue to appear at any time through October. That timing depends solely on whether airlines need help from lower airfares to fill their seats. If they believe they do need help, expect deals sooner. If demand is adequate, however, and barring unforseen competitive moves, fall sales may not appear until September or even later.
  • For spring 2015 travel, Hawaii deals may appear at any time from late summer through winter.
  • For Christmas in Hawaii travel, it is best to book either as early as possible or at the very last minute if there is any remaining availability.

At Beat of Hawaii we have our fishing net out to catch Hawaii travel deals for you. We’ll reel them in and be first to let you know when they appear. Please subscribe to our free mail and Facebook updates then stay tuned.

What to pay for Hawaii deals.

We expect to see round trip fall and spring Hawaii airfares from many west coast departure cities to most of our island destinations priced from $400 to $600 including all taxes and fees. Midwest and east coast cities will usually run about $250 to $300 higher. It is sad to note these low season fares are up significantly when compared with prior years.

Best gateway cities for flights to Hawaii – AKA Where the deals are.

Some cities have increased competition. Travelers using these airports can expect to benefit most in terms of best pricing and greater availability. Those cities are:

  • San Jose.
  • Oakland.
  • Portland.
  • Seattle.
  • San Diego.

Airlines that fly to Hawaii.

The two primary choices from the west coast are Hawaiian Airlines and Alaska Airlines. Both are great carriers that have a wide range of offerings. Their prices on competitive services are usually but not always similar. There are other choices as well.

  • Hawaiian Airlines flies to Honolulu, Hawaii (Big Island), Kauai, and Maui from Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Oakland, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose and Seattle. They also offer inter-island service between all islands.
  • Alaska Airlines flies to Honolulu, Hawaii (Big Island), Kauai, and Maui from Anchorage, Bellingham, Oakland, Portland, Sacramento, San Diego, San Jose, and Seattle.
  • Allegiant Air flies to Honolulu from Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Their base pricing can often be the lowest. However, they feature a la carte pricing that includes fees for carry-on luggage and even water on board. Their seats do not recline.
  • Legacy carriers, including American, Delta and United all have a range of flights to and from Hawaii from most areas of the U.S. While there can be discounting on these companies as well, it is not nearly as frequent as on the airlines above which specialize in Hawaii.

Lastly, we look forward to your comments and questions. While we are not able to respond to all of these individually, we hope that we have answered many of your most asked questions here or in previous comments. If you would like to respond to others’ comments and questions, we encourage that.

E komo mai – Welcome to Hawaii. Mahalo and a hui hou!




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403 Comments

  1. Karen (2 months ago)

    I’m planning a trip to Maui in February for my 21st birthday. What months should I stress on in looking for cheaper tickets? I’m flying from Alaska and prices are anywhere from $800-$1000+.

  2. Elaine (2 months ago)

    Great info thanks!!!
    I remember a couple of years ago in March getti g airfares out of LasVegas to Oahu and hotel included for 5 days for $420 per person. Can’t find those deals anymore :/

  3. mouna (2 months ago)

    What about listing United Airlines From LAX, SFO, DEN, ORD

  4. Mike Maxson (2 months ago)

    I always fly Hawaiian airlines from LAX to the islands.. They have a option on their website to view fares by the month. This way I can pick the cheapes dates and build my vacation around that..

  5. Terry (2 months ago)

    This is awesome. Thank you for sharing this information. I recently have been found by my half sisters who live in Hawai’i. So now it is my goal to get out there to visit with them. Hopefully it wont take me 37 years to get to see them after taking that long to find them.

  6. Nancie W (2 months ago)

    Sure wish we COULD find a flight deal under $800 from Minneapolis in January !!!

    • kat (2 months ago)

      just saw one closer to 700 on kayak.com this early morning – for January.

  7. Paul (2 months ago)

    We will be spending the last two werks in December on Oahu visiting our son. We live in New Jersey any suggestions other than move out of NJ? Mahalo

  8. Elizabeth Gosch (2 months ago)

    Hi,

    We’re a group of six friends planning a trip to Hawaii from Sydney, Australia in October 2015. Do you have any advice for us on flights from Australia and where we should spend our time. We’ll be celebrating our 40th birthdays and would like a mix of sightseeing, time in the sun, shopping and good food and wine.

    Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer,

    Elizabeth

  9. katrina cohen (2 months ago)

    I’m planning a trip for my boyfriend and I to Maui from around the 1st of Jan 2015 to the 18th of Jan! right now the prices are around $500 roundtrip from oakland. Should i wait to see if they get lower or is that the best deal thanks so much!

    -Katrina

Comments

We look forward to your comments and questions. While we are not able to respond to all of these individually, we hope that we have answered many of your most asked questions here or in previous comments. If you would like to respond to others’ comments and questions, we welcome that.