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Act fast: Alaska Airlines has one-way fares from the West Coast to Hawaii from $99

May 03, 2022
4 min read
Ke'e Beach, Kauai
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It's time for another Alaska Airlines sale on flights to Hawaii, with nonstop one-way fares to dream destinations such as Kauai, Maui, and the Big Island available for as low as $99. The carrier announced its latest deal with a perfectly punny tweet.

The sale is from key Alaska Air cities such as Seattle, Portland, San Diego, and San Jose. As usual, the best prices apply to Alaska's Saver tier, the airline's most restricted fare. Saver tickets allow one carry-on bag and one personal item, but you don't have an assigned seat. The Main Saver tickets are also discounted. That tier comes with overhead bin space, earlier boarding and allows you to change your ticket without a fee

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This sale is for Monday-Thursday travel between May 9 - May 31, 2022, so our tried and true tip about being flexible with your schedule really applies here. This sale ends at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on May 5, so don't dawdle.

Deal basics

Airline: Alaska Air
Routes: Portland, San Diego, San Jose, and Seattle, to Honolulu, Kauai, Kona, Maui
How to book: Search Google Flights and book directly through the airline
Travel dates: May 9 — May 31, 2022; fares must be booked by 11:59 pm PT on May 5, 2022.

Sample flights

You can fly nonstop from Portland (PDX) to Lihue (LIH), Kauai's biggest city for $257 round-trip. If you wanted to upgrade a tier, it would cost you an extra $80 round-trip.

(Screenshot courtesy of Alaska

We found nonstop San Diego (SAN) to Maui (OGG) fares for just $197 round-trip. Also, upgrading to Main would cost just $40 with this itinerary.

(Screenshot courtesy of Alaska

San Diego to Kona on the Big Island (KOA) is also available for $99 each way. We only saw limited availability for this route at this price.

(Screenshot courtesy of Alaska

Seattle (SEA) to Kona is available for $149 each way.

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(Screenshot courtesy of Alaska

Flights from San Jose (SJC) to Kauai are also available at the best possible price in this sale. We found great availability for this route, which costs just $197 round-trip. Keep in mind, because the sale applies to Monday through Thursday travel, you should plan a trip of at least seven days if you're looking for the absolute best possible price. I'm reasonably certain many of you will not have much trouble with being "forced" to spend seven days or more anywhere in Hawaii.

(Screenshot courtesy of Alaska

Maximize your purchase

Pay with: The Platinum Card® from American Express for 5 points per dollar on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel (on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), the Citi Prestige® Card for 5 points per dollar on airfare, the Citi Premier® Card (see rates and fees) or Chase Sapphire Reserve for 3 points per dollar on air travel, the American Express® Gold Card for 3 points per dollar on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel, or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card for 2 points per dollar on travel.

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