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Cheapest Time to Fly to Hawaii in 2022

This Cheapest Time to Fly to Hawaii features our six-article guide. Read our new tips on Hawaii vacation deals, the best and worst dates to travel in 2022, 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 Throughout 2022.

Earlier this year we saw Hawaii flights on multiple airlines for under $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.

Great News for Value Hawaii vacations!

Flights to Hawaii remain at inflation-adjusted low prices and this is only going to continue for the time being. That’s good news for 2022 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 the best sale pricing as a shakeup in competition is continuing to occur. This will continue throughout 2022. Since California flights to Hawaii are highly impacted by Southwest competition, those routes should continue to have the best airfares going forward.

Seattle and Portland have had limited and intermittent competition as Delta competes with Alaska Airlines from the Pacific Northwest and United joins in with 1-stop flights.

San Diego and Sacramento get good prices on flights to HawaiiThese cities also have flights from Southwest!

Start your Hawaii vacation planning now with our helpful guides below.

Six Articles To Help You Find Hawaii Deals

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4,651 thoughts on “Cheapest Time to Fly to Hawaii in 2022”

  1. My wife and I would love to fly to Hawaii again — but not until the airlines cease with the stupid Mask Mandates! I refuse to rebreathe my own CO2 for the hours it takes to get there!

  2. Thank you for that information. The flights are very affordable but the hotels are exorbitantly priced. Hotels that were $300.00 a night, two years ago are $700.00 a night now. That adds up really quick.

  3. Does having the 2 shot vaccines not enable for us to travel to Maui Mid June? If we have our drivers license plus our card that verifies out vaccines plus our passport to prove who we are, can’t we go or do we need to cancel our trip if we have to quarantine?

    1. We visited the big island after we got married 13 years ago..This time we would love to have all five of our kids, our two son in laws and our grandson along with us!! It would be a dream come true if our family could all be here at the same time! Please help us to see Kauai!Thank you so! Mahalo🌺

  4. Beautiful island of Kauai awaits me!!! This is my 3rd time to reschedule my trip. This will be my 7th time to visit. Each time I bring different friends with me. They hear me talk about Kauai and their curiosity gets them. We have planned our trip for May 11 to 18. I pray this evil Covid is gone! BTW the two companions have never flown!!

  5. I confess I have just recently started reading the articles you publish, but the information you publish seems to be very factual. You do your homework and remove biases which is a rarity today. This is especially important during turbulent times. Hopefully other media sources can follow your lead. Creditability is very important. Thank you.

  6. Hi, We are coming to visit Kona island and we want to know is Kona island legitimate therapy small dog friendly? Nick is a 16lb manchester terrier and we need to know if we are going to be turned away from beaches and restaurants etc…

    1. First off, Kona is not an island. It is a district on the island of Hawaii.
      Thank you for the LOL moment.

  7. It seems Hawaiin is lagging behind. I chatted with a HA agent and they said my mid June flight cancellation next week. They seem to be dragging their feet a bit.

  8. Hello, I love Hawaii and have a trip planned for the end of July. This is my daughters first time there and is her seniors graduation gift. We want to experience the whole beautiful island. Due to this we are very leery. Should we reschedule to be safe for ours and the islands sake… thank you for any thoughts on this matter…

  9. Hello thanks for all your tips! My family has been flying from LAX to one of the islands over New Years week the last few years, and are planning to go to Maui this year. We are familiar with how expensive it is at this time of year, but were wondering if you have any guesstimates what to expect for this year given Co vid and its affects, and when we should buy. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated – thank you very much!

    1. Hi Pam.

      Thanks. It feels a little too early to say exactly what will be happening for the holidays. But it looks like it is going to price out at about 1/2 of normal. There are already fares in that range – under $400 RT for peak dates.


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  10. Would like to visit Kauai sometime September after labor day. dates of Sept. 6 to 16, coming from departing from San Francisco returning to Chicago Midway.

  11. My hubby and I are going to Hawaii to celebrate our 25th Anniversary (How did that happen, we are not that old! LOL ) Flying from Detroit to Honolulu, what’s the best airline to look at for Feb, 2021? We would love to do one long day of flying rather than 2 days, and don’t mind a late night return flight on the way home. Any suggestions?

  12. From Jody
    We have a family wedding in Maui around Thanksgiving 2020. I have been watching flights and see some rates on American for 786 (most restrictive). Keep hearing about Southwest potential but unsure when they will open November flight sales. Should we buy now? Or wait? There is three of us flying from GRR to OGG. November 17 – December 1 is when we would like to go but have a few days to be flexible. PS: Love your site already. Thank you for all the great info!

    1. Hi Jody.

      Though time of year to expect the best prices. Right now just under $800 with 1-stop and fast connection.

      Not sure those dates or any around them will improve much if at all.


  13. Aloha I am planning a trip , flexible I think on dates. Aug-sept From Richmond Va to Maui. Any help would be grand thank you in advance

    1. Hi Prudence.

      Expect to pay $630 or more, depending on connections and duration mostly. You may need to wait a few months to see those prices.


  14. aloha,
    Would like to take my mom in April 2020 for her 70th Bday.
    My dates are flexible, Leaving from NYC to Oahu. When should I purchase tickets?

    1. Hi Melissa.

      Suggest flying starting mid-month in April, after spring break. Expect to pay between $470 with a long stop on west coast to $650 nonstop, depending on airline and airport.


  15. Attending a wedding on Oahu the last weekend of June. When would be the best time to book a flight? It doesn’t seem to be a economical time of the year to go to Hawaii.

  16. Hi there;
    Looking at Den-LIH in July (7th-19th). Would love direct, but they are around 1025 a ticket. yikes. Any idea what the trends are on this route? We can get there with stops, but it’s still around 900. thanks.

    1. Hi Cassandra.

      Expensive dates. But, there is a $641 1-stop and quick connection, RT on American right now. Very good price. Don’t think this is going to get better.


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