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Deal Alert: $49 Virgin America Flights, New Service to Hawaii

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Last month, we wrote about the possibility that Virgin America might be expanding to Hawaii, and it look it’s now official as Virgin America just announced that they would be launching non-stop service to San Francisco to both Maui and Honolulu.

To celebrate, they are offering fares from $49 on some of their current routes for travel booked by Wednesday, April 8, 2015. In addition, they have their new Hawaii routes on sale for $199 each way.

Virgin America is having a 2-day sale with flights starting at $49.
Virgin America is having a 2-day sale with flights starting at $49.

Here are some examples of the flights that are on sale:

Las Vegas- Los Angeles for $49 one-way:

Head from Las Vegas to Los Angeles for $49.
Head from Las Vegas to Los Angeles for $49.

Dallas to Austin for $49 one-way:

Dallas to Austin for $49 one-way.
Dallas to Austin for $49 one-way.

Portland to San Francisco for $59 one-way:

Portland to San Francisco for $59 one-way.
Portland to San Francisco for $59 one-way.

Here’s a look at some of the new Hawaii Flights: 

San Francisco to Maui, Hawaii for $199 one-way: 

San Francisco to Maui, Hawaii for $199 one-way.
San Francisco to Maui, Hawaii for $199 one-way.

San Francisco to Honolulu, Hawaii for $199 one-way: 

San Francisco to Honolulu, Hawaii for $199 one-way:
San Francisco to Honolulu, Hawaii for $199 one-way:

I think it’s great that Virgin America is launching this new service to Hawaii, though from San Francisco, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines currently offer service to the Hawaiian Islands, so the competition will become even more fierce.

While Virgin America may not be a part of a major alliance, you can still bank extra credit card points by using a card that maximizes airfare purchases, like 3x on airfare with the American Express Premier Rewards Gold or 2x on the Chase Sapphire Preferred. Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

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