Competition helps keep Hawaii deals cheap
Mahalo Alaska! Competition in our markets is keeping most Hawaii airfare prices far lower than normal and yielding some incredible Hawaii travel deals. Many of the offers from last week are still available today.
The competition is especially fierce from the Pacific Northwest, San Francisco Bay Area and San Diego. Bellwether Hawaiian Air is joined in these markets by Alaska Air and in the Pacific Northwest by newcomer Allegiant as well.
If you don’t find the Hawaii deals you’re looking for today, we will have many more in the weeks ahead and also hope to see new routes added.
Portland to Kauai Nonstop Begins
Beat of Hawaii was there to help celebrate the inaugural arrival and departure this week of Alaska Airlines newest service between Portland and Kauai. The past two days have seen free first class upgrade contests in the departure area, lei greetings, performances by Hawaiian music entertainers and coconut cake from Kauai Bakery. Joining us were Alaska Air regional manager Daniel Chun and Kauai lead Kori Graff. Dignitaries on hand included Sue Kanoho, Executive Director of the Kauai Visitors Bureau and team member Brooke Miller who welcomed passengers on Kauai with gift bags.
The flight which is now only seasonal operates four times each week, with the other days serving as a 2nd nonstop flight between Kauai and Seattle.
Other new routes
Additional Alaska Air Hawaii seasonal routes starting this week are Bellingham to Maui on November 8 and Anchorage to Kona on November 10.
On these new routes (excluding Anchorage), there should be more sales ahead. Even now pricing in the new year is often only $400 round trip. Anytime you can get a round trip from the west coast to a neighbor island for $400 or less, that’s a great deal.
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Photo above includes inaugural Alaska crew plus Sue Kanoho (3rd from right) and Kori Graff (2nd from right).
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Can you tell me when is the best time to purchase roundtrip tickets for the month of June 2013 from SFO to HNL? We’re not sure if we should just jump on the current prices that are listed or wait it out a little.
If you only want to fly from SFO (not SJC or OAK), fares starting the 2nd week in June (high season) are running $200-$400 less than normal due to competition in the Bay Area. If you’re wanting to fly from SFO and save the most, I see a $404 all inclusive round trip on United, but it routes you via LAX. Overall, however, I think it might be a good time to buy. If you’re willing, check prices out of Oakland, which are almost always less than SFO.
john ward says
i cant find anchorage to kona flights on alaka airlines after 11/10
Right you are. Let’s see if someone from Alaska might lend a hand. I’ll ask.