LAX to HNL $99 Late Summer/Fall Including Thanksgiving


Updated 6/30:

This deal seems to be ending as the available seats are fast diminishing.  I’m no longer finding any $99 seats ($235 all-inclusive), but still a few in the $285-305 (all-inclusive) range.  These dates are mostly in October through early December.  I found the seats best using flexible date search on Kayak.  Because of how Kayak works, however, you may have to try multiple dates that will actually yield the results.  The seats are there, so keep going.  And let me know how you fare!

We recently saw this deal for Spring travel.  Now it returns for unbelievable late Summer and Fall travel to Hawaii.  Even Thanksgiving week is available as of this moment.  Do not expect this to last long.

Here’s the deal:

Cost:  $235 round-trip (all-inclusive)

Airlines:  American, Continental, Delta/Northwest

Dates:  Late-August Travel through December 16

Advance purchase:  None

Minimum/maximum stay:  3 days/None

Fare basis code:   KX00A0SB (NW)

Availability:  At this moment, excellent and wide-open.  It works starting in Honolulu too.  Book either on the airline sites, or try Kayak, FareCompare, Travelocity, Orbitz, etc.

49 thoughts on “LAX to HNL $99 Late Summer/Fall Including Thanksgiving”

  1. jeff,

    my sister, boyfriend and i are moving to oahu in late august. i have tried searching for one way tickets on august 31st with flexible dates. We are departing from LAX. This awesome airfare would be ideal for our move to help cut cost. I’m not sure i’m searching the websites right. If you could help that would be great.



  2. Hi Ginny,

    Thanks for the nice words.

    $360 certainly isn’t bad. We could see up to about $100 less, perhaps. But sometimes it is just worth more to have a bird (or airline reservation) in hand rather than in the bush. You’ll have to decide on that one.

    Aloha, Jeff

    PS: Sorry, at first I didn’t see the Lanai question. I’ve always taken the ferry from Maui, which is a reasonably short and very pleasant ride, especially in summer. The other very good option is Island Air at $61 each way from HNL. Lanai is almost always more money.

  3. Jeff,

    I have found SFO/OAK-HNL for $360 RT (all-inclusive) for early December. Do you think the sales that start later this summer would go much lower than that?

    Also, do you have any tips on how to minimize travel costs to get to Lanai?

    Thanks – this website is an amazing resource!

    Thanks Jeff! Appreciate your expertise perspective.

    On a different note, when you mention the $43 inter-island flights, does that include Lanai City? The least expensive RT flights I can find are $134. Have you seen it lower than that?


  4. I am trying to book a flight from 8/6 – 8/14 or thereabout, but I can’t seem to find the deal for these type of dates. Is this time period not included?

  5. Greetings Jeff,

    I think my dates are effecting the price. I wanted to go around November 13th and come back November 21st. When I look at the rates for that time, I’m coming up with around $401 from San Francisco to Honolulu and around the same for LAX to Honolulu. When I look at Northwest Airlines I’m finding around $402 round trip.

    Any suggestions?


    1. Hi Ramona,

      If you change your return date to the November 22, I find the $235 total, which is $99 each way plus taxes/fees (from LAX). Otherwise, on your exact dates it is $285 from LAX (Continental). SFO is $394 to return on the 22nd, and somewhat more on the 21st.

      Having said that, I’d just wait. It is way too early for most November deals. They will come later in the summer.

      Hope that helps.


  6. Hello,

    I actually live in San Francisco but thought if I could get the cheap $99rate out of lax, I could fly down from sfo.

    Unfortunately when I look now, I’m not finding the $235 rate?

    Have I missed it already?

    Your updates are greatly appreciated and money saving.



    1. Hi Ramona,

      As I mentioned in the post, the price is $98.90 each way, plus taxes/fees, which comes to $235.

      Aloha, Jeff

  7. I need to find tickets for 16 people for August 15th to Lihue and back on the 22nd. I tried the above offer but not getting to far. Any help is appreciated.

    Called Contiental and they don’t reconize the above fare basis code.

    1. Hi Bonnie.

      The first travel date now available is August 23.

      In your specific case only (16 passengers), I would try calling all of the the airlines and see what they will do. For 10 seats and above, they normally provide special group rates. Please let me know how it works out.

      That fare basis code said “NW” next to it, meaning it was Northwest’s code, not Continental’s. For these deals you can’t call the airlines. You need to book online only.

      Aloha, Jeff

  8. Hi Jeff,

    My father, brother, and I are looking to get to the Big Island from LAX early to mid August. I’ve been watching fares for over a week now, and they seem to be either hovering around low-$500s or increasing. Do you think it best to wait a bit longer for possible fare sales, or is the likelihood small of better prices than we’re seeing now? We don’t want to sit on this only to find that prices will be ever increasing the longer we wait.

    Alternatively, we’ve been looking at booking separate flights, one from LAX to HNL, then from HNL to KOA, and cost comparing with flying direct.

    Thanks for your advice!

    1. Hi Blair,

      First, the airlines have you where they want you. Most deals for that time have passed, it is still high season and not real likely to be discounted. Having said all that, if you can wait until August 18, you can fly on the $99 deal from LAX to HNL and then $43 to Kona.

      Otherwise, I don’t think fares will likely increase (but of course my crystal ball isn’t always right). We may even see more summer deals, or have the Fall deals start sooner. This year, its anyone’s guess.

      Hope that helps. I’ll keep my eyes peeled.

      Aloha, Jeff

  9. How do you get the $99 price? Did you forget to add a link? Sorry, lowest was $235 for “late summer.”

    Sorry, but what is “the drill”? I searched Kayak and only found flights for $509 and above? Is there a guide for using your blog?

    1. Hi Casey.

      Good question, but no I didn’t forget a link. The drill is always the same. Flexible date search. Try Kayak, Travelocity, Orbitz, etc.

      $235 is the total I showed. To be precise, that is $98.90 each way, plus taxes/fees.

      As you can see, I suggested using Kayak, the airline sites or any of the on-line travel agencies. They will all produce the same $99 plus tax/fee fare.

      Aloha, Jeff

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