Much lower Hawaii airfares are available today as a result of a sale from Hawaiian Airlines. See details below, and act quickly. There are some considerations to think about first: do you choose basic or regular economy and how do you feel about the Hawaiian Airlines location at LAX?
And another question is whether or not this could spawn a more widespread airfare war. That happened just last month when Hawaii airfares dropped to as low as $62 each way. One difference is that last month’s fare war was started by Southwest and responded to by Hawaiian.
Following are 19 routes on sale from $99 to $129 each way. The first price shown on each route is for basic economy and the second price is for regular economy.
Before you begin, we suggest: Think Basic Economy To Hawaii Is For You? Maybe Not!
- Ontario to Maui $99/$139. Travel from 01/23/2024 through 02/14/2024.
- Los Angeles to Maui $99/$139. Travel from 12/04/2023 through 12/14/2023.*
- Long Beach to Maui $99/$139. Travel from 11/23/2023 through 12/06/2023.
- Oakland to Kona $101/$141. Travel from 01/30/2024 through 02/09/2024.
- San Jose to Kona $101/$141. Travel from 01/22/2024 through 02/29/2024.
- Sacramento to Kona $104/$154. 01/22/2024 through 02/15/2024.
- Oakland to Lihue $109/$149. Travel from 12/15/2023 through 12/21/2023.
- San Diego to Lihue $119/$159. 01/17/2024 through 03/06/2024.
- San Francisco to Lihue $119/$159. Travel from 01/17/2024 through 03/06/2024.
- San Jose to Lihue $119/$159. Travel from 01/17/2024 through 03/06/2024.
- Oakland to Honolulu $119/$159. Travel from 12/13/2023 through 12/19/2023.
- Oakland to Maui $119/$159. Travel from 12/05/2023 through 12/14/2023.
- San Diego to Maui $119/$159. Travel from 01/30/2024 through 02/08/2024.
- San Francisco to Maui $119/159. Travel from 02/01/2024 through 02/14/2024.
- San Jose to Honolulu $119/$159. Travel from 01/23/2024 through 02/01/2024.
- San Jose to Maui $119/$159. Travel from 01/31/2024 through 02/13/2024.
- San Diego to Honolulu $129/$169. Travel from 11/29/2023 through 12/07/2023.
- Los Angeles to Kona $129/$169. Travel from 12/04/2023 through 12/14/2023.*
- San Francisco to Honolulu $129/$169. Travel from 02/01/2024 through 02/14/2024.
Limitations of Hawaiian Airlines basic economy to consider.
The “Main Cabin Basic” economy option comes with several specific provisions:
- No Advance Seat Assignment: There are no advance seat assignments for this fare. Seats can be chosen during online check-in 24 hours before the flight or will be allocated at the gate by Hawaiian Airlines, depending on availability.
- No Guarantee for Seating Together: The airline cannot guarantee that your entire family will be seated together. If it’s important for all family members to sit together, we recommend considering another fare option with fewer restrictions.
- Last Group to Board: This could mean you won’t have overhead storage.
- Carry-On Bag and Personal Item: You are allowed a free carry-on bag and one personal item, but space is subject to availability.
- HawaiianMiles: Members will continue to earn one mile for each mile flown.
- Complimentary Services: This fare includes no-cost meals (we’d call them snacks), beverages, snack mix, and in-flight entertainment.
- Restrictions on Changes: After the initial 24-hour period, no upgrades, changes, or cancellations are permitted.
In summary, the “Main Cabin Basic” economy on Hawaiian Airlines provides a budget-friendly option with certain specific limitations on seating and changes. But it does include free in-flight amenities and mileage accrual for HawaiianMiles members.
* Flyers take note about flying to/from Los Angeles Airport on Hawaiian Airlines.
If you weren’t aware, Hawaiian Airlines has moved to a new location in the Tom Bradley International Terminal B at LAX. We have flown in and out of LAX twice since the move.
An extensive walk is required in the new terminal location, and that has been noted in more than 150 of your comments. The situation is challenging at best.
Booking Guidelines for Today’s Hawaii Airfare Sale:
- Airfares are subject to frequent changes, so act quickly before the availability disappears. Don’t count on them being around later.
- Your journey can start either on the mainland or in Hawaii.
- The listed prices are one-way fares, inclusive of all taxes and fees.
- While most flights are nonstop, some may have layovers.
- To secure these fares, make your booking exclusively through the Hawaiian Airlines website; phone reservations won’t suffice.
- Hawaii noted that their flights no longer all operate on a daily basis.
Please note that the airfares mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication. Availability may vary depending on the route and day of the week, so some searching might be required. We recommend using Google Flight Search to locate suitable dates and then booking directly through the Hawaiian Airlines website.
Don’t miss the opportunity to explore four Hawaiian islands this coming winter for just $99 each way. It’s the perfect time to start planning your Hawaii getaway, and we’d love to hear if you find a deal that suits your needs. Enjoy the stunning Hawaiian sunshine and fewer crowds during this beautiful season.