This Cheapest Time to Fly to Hawaii features our six-article guide, just updated as of August 2018. Read our new tips on Hawaii vacation deals, the best and worst dates to travel in 2018 and 2019, when to buy, and what prices to expect during all seasons, including holidays.
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Cheapest Time to Fly to Hawaii – What to Expect in 2018/2019.
Earlier this year we saw Hawaii flights on both United and Alaska for just $99 each way. It doesn’t get any better than that! These could return again so be sure to subscribe to our free email updates and be first to get Hawaii deals.
The remaining first half of 2018 will largely be about increased competition from existing airlines. More new flights to Honolulu, Maui, Kona and Lihue will be announced as Hawaiian Airlines continues to take delivery of additional single-aisle Airbus A321neo planes, and Alaska receives Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. These new extended range jets are the upcoming workhorses for most west coast (and beyond) flights to Hawaii. Plus United and Delta continue to remind us all that they are here to stay in Hawaii.
The second half of 2018 is going to be about getting ready for Southwest Airlines flights to Hawaii. SWA is gearing up rapidly and there may be flight announcements at any time. There’s a very good chance that flights will be announced next week! And, by early 2019 and probably sooner, we’ll have Southwest flying to Hawaii from California.
Great News for Value Hawaii vacations!
Flights to Hawaii remain at inflation adjusted low prices and this is only going to get better – probably a lot better. That’s good news for 2018/2019 Hawaii vacations. Recent and upcoming competition and strong discounting on many routes result in cheaper than expected flights to Hawaii.
The two largest Hawaii air markets – Southern California and Northern California, continue to see improving sale pricing as some shake up in competition is occurring. These will only improve throughout 2018/2019. Since California flights to Hawaii will be highly impacted by Southwest, they should have the best airfares going forward.
Seattle and Portland have had increased competition including Delta inaugurating nonstop flights from Seattle to Lihue last year. Expect more flights to Hawaii on Delta as they compete head on with Alaska Airlines from the Pacific Northwest. Seattle has benefited most to date with excellent prices on both Delta and United. This is also having a positive effect on the price of flights to Hawaii from Portland.
San Diego and Sacramento saw favorable improvements in prices on flights to Hawaii and there may be new flights from those cities this year. These cities will have flights from Southwest!
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