Deal alert for the new year: Fly to Hawaii for $200

Sep 20, 2021

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So I know I just reported on a deal to Hawaii via Alaska Airlines a mere four days ago, but today’s deal from Scott’s Cheap Flights for roundtrip flights to Hawaii on multiple airlines in 2022 was just too good not to share.

Fly from various U.S. cities, including Seattle, Bozeman, Las Vegas and Los Angeles to Hilo, Honolulu, Kauai, Kona or Maui for fares as low as $198 for select routes, some of which are nonstop. Flights are available from January through March 2022, which just happens to be the most ideal time to escape from that post-holiday slump.

The Pearl Harbor Memorial in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Clint Henderson/The Points Guy)

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Airline: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, Hawaiian and United
Routes: SEA/BZN/LAS/LAX/PDX to HNL/KOA/OGG/LIH/ITO
Cost: Starting at $198 roundtrip for select routes.
Dates: Book for travel between January — March 2022
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Some sample flights of roundtrip fares included in this deal are:

  • Los Angeles (LAX) to Kauai (LIH) and Kona (KOA), starting at $198 nonstop
  • Las Vegas (LSV) to Maui (OGG), starting at $216
  • Portland (PDX) to Honolulu (HNL), starting at $238
  • Las Vegas (LSV) to Hilo (ITO), starting at $267
  • Bozeman (BZN)/Seattle (SEA) to Honolulu (HNL), starting at $276
  • Seattle (SEA) to both Kauai (LIH) and Maui (OGG), starting at $276

As usual, this deal alert is for economy fares, some of which, including United, do not include full-sized carry-on bags. It generally costs $40 each way to upgrade to the main cabin (regular economy,) which would also provide guaranteed overhead bin space. Checking a bag would run you $30-$35 each way on all airlines.

The below roundtrip Hawaiian Air flight is among the cheapest in the deal and includes one carry-on and one personal item. HawaiianMiles members get discounts on checked bags on inter-island flights, so keep that in mind should you hop around the Hawaiian Islands.

Related: Act fast: Fly to Hawaii on Alaska Airlines for $99

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Showing some love for Bozeman, this deal lets you depart from Montana to Honolulu for less than $300, a great deal when this route can normally be anywhere from $400-$1000.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

This Delta flight includes a free carry-on and $60 for your first checked bag. Although it is not non-stop, the layovers are relatively short both ways.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

And if you find yourself in Vegas in the new year, why not extend your trip by heading over to Maui for just $216, an incredible deal from United considering flights are normally in the $750 range.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Again, this United flight is for its basic economy class, meaning you would have to pay $80 to upgrade to economy or pay $25 to check a carry-on bag.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Booking this deal is simple, just head to Google Flights and plug in your desired departure and destination cities by using the calendar function to find dates and prices that work for you and then click through to book with the airline directly to ensure you get the maximum amount of flexibility should you end up modifying your original travel plans.

As I mentioned in my latest Hawaii deal alert, Hawaii has been struggling with the rebound of tourism since reopening to visitors for the first time before the pandemic, which quickly turned into difficulty managing over-tourism. In late August, Hawaii Gov. David Ige encouraged visitors to “restrict and curtail travel to Hawaii” until at least November, saying “it’s not a good time to travel to the islands” due to rising COVID-19 numbers spurred by the delta variant.

Since this deal incorporates flights beginning in January, we at TPG urge you to consider seeking update COVID-19 data at that point to ensure the situation has continued to improve in Hawaii.

Featured image of Oahu, Hawaii by Clint Henderson/The Points Guy

Read more: Oahu adds additional requirements to dine out: Everything you need to know about visiting Hawaii now

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