2015 Update | The Cheapest Time to Fly to Hawaii

2015 Update | The Cheapest Time to Fly to Hawaii

Our updated 2015 guide to Hawaii travel deals features the best time to fly to Hawaii throughout 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 spring or fall Hawaii vacation gets our unequivocal thumbs up. First, the very best in Hawaii weather is found during spring and 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

  • January 8 through March 12, 2015.
  • April 7 through June 4, 2015.
  • August 17 through November 19, 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 Winter and Spring 2015 travel, Hawaii deals will continue to appear from now through winter.
  • For Fall 2015 travel, look for Hawaii deals to start appearing by early Summer 2015.
  • For Christmas in Hawaii travel, it is most advantageous to book 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.

Great news for 2015! We expect to see more competition and discounting than normal on Hawaii routes. This is based largely on extremely low fuel prices which permit the airlines to still make money even on reduced airfares. Round trip spring and fall 2015 Hawaii airfares from many west coast departure cities to most of our island destinations priced will be starting at under $300 including all taxes and fees. Midwest and east coast cities will usually run about $250 to $300 higher although some sales will result in even lower prices. Overall low season airfares should be down moderately when compared with 2013-2014.

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

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

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

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 (and recently has been) 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.

Watch for updates.

We continue to update this information as changes occur.

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

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  1. A Smith (2 months ago)

    Planning to travel CVG to HNL July 1 to July 10, 2015. Its been 12 years since I’ve been to Hawaii, not sure when we could see fares at their lowest since this is just before the July 4th holiday. Has anyone travelled during this time in recent years?

    • Beat of Hawaii (1 month ago)

      Typically recommend buying for those dates as soon as possible. That is peak summer travel and we expect an exceptionally busy summer 2015.


  2. Sarah (2 months ago)

    I’m planning to go to Maui from Oakland , April 11th-18th. Right now the price is showing to be about $776. Should I wait?

    Thank you,


  3. Josh (2 months ago)

    Check Costco as I have found time and time again, they are the cheapest. Also, they will guarantee prices when using Alaska Airlines, where as no deal with United. We flew to Maui this March using them, and they were about $400 less than the “cheap sites” because no surprise taxes and such at the end. Already planning the next trip for next spring.. Aloha!

  4. Karen (5 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+.

  5. Elaine (5 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 :/

  6. mouna (5 months ago)

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

  7. Mike Maxson (5 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..

  8. Terry (5 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.

  9. Nancie W (5 months ago)

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

    • kat (5 months ago)

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

  10. Paul (5 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

  11. Elizabeth Gosch (5 months ago)


    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,


  12. katrina cohen (5 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!



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.

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