Updated 8/1/2018. Some recent updates regarding which mainland departure locations are the cheapest cities for Hawaii flights due to new and increased competition. Travelers using these airports can expect to benefit most in terms of consistently lowest prices and greatest availability. Check the starting prices below to see how little you can expect to spend for winter, spring and fall travel.
Hawaii Flights and Cheapest Departure Cities
Los Angeles. Prices started coming down (15-25%) intermittently on multiple airlines due to new and anticipated competition. Target prices start in mid $300’s round trip, even to Kauai. The remainder of 2018 could see even lower fares. That as Hawaiian Airlines introduces additional flights on their arriving fleet of new aircraft and Southwest Hawaii gets ready to announce.
Oakland. Good Hawaii deals overall on Hawaiian Airlines and Alaska Airlines. Target prices start in mid $300’s but we might see even lower fares ahead. Oakland will be one of the cities to benefit most from Southwest Airlines Hawaii flights, when those start.
Portland. We’ve had repeated sales on Hawaiian Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta Airlines and especially United Airlines. Target prices during on-again, off-again sales recently started in low to low to mid-$300’s, even for summer. Savings have been up to 50% off normal prices, to all islands.
Sacramento. Better deals recently largely courtesy of United Airlines. Often short-lasting sales with target prices beginning in mid-$300’s. Remainder of 2018 should see some lower fares based on new flights potentially being added by Southwest and others.
San Diego. Better deals overall than Los Angeles via Hawaiian Airlines, Alaska Airlines and American Airlines. Target prices start in mid-$300’s. Remainder of 2018 should continue to see lower fares, due to competition and the announcement of Southwest flights.
San Francisco. Recently far more reasonable prices on Hawaiian Airlines, and others. Target prices starting in mid $300’s and perhaps lower in later 2018 as new flights are added.
San Jose. Still one of if not the best “Hawaii deals” gateway cities. Check Hawaiian Airlines and Alaska Airlines. Target prices start at low to mid – $300’s and this may improve still. This will be another Southwest gateway city to Hawaii.
Seattle. Repeated and largely ongoing sales on multiple carriers including Hawaiian Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines. Sale prices have started in low-$300’s, even for summer. Watch for our posts featuring savings up to 50% off normal prices, to all islands. Expect improvement throughout 2018/2019 as Delta may add more flights to Hawaii from Seattle.
Note: We frequently update this post on Cheapest Cities for Hawaii Flights. Look for more information to come soon.
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