Deal Alert: Southwest Flights to Hawaii From $49 or 1,950 Points Each Way
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Southwest just got approval to fly to Hawaii, and it’s wasting no time launching flights! The first Southwest passenger flight from the mainland US to Hawaii takes off on March 17, and Southwest is launching flights with incredible pricing — even if you don’t have a Companion Pass.
To search, head to Southwest’s website and enter your origin and destination cities. I’d recommend using the Low Fare Calendar to find cheap dates.
Here’s everything you need to know about Southwest’s new service to Hawaii — including routes, launch dates and recommendations on how to book.
Remember that Southwest has a value-based point system. That means when cash fares are cheap, points fares are also cheap. That means that you can book flights to Hawaii now for just 1,950 miles each way, blowing away your next-cheapest point option. If you need more Southwest points, you can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Southwest instantaneously.
Routes: OAK/SJC/LAS/SEA/PHX/LAX/AUS/HOU/DAL/EWR to HNL/OGG/KOA
Cost: $49+ or 1,950+ points one-way in economy
Book by: March 5
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance), Citi Premier Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Oakland (OAK) to Honolulu (HNL) for $49 or 1,950 points one-way nonstop:
Oakland (OAK) to Maui (OGG) for $49 or 1,950 points one-way nonstop:
San Jose (SJC) to Honolulu (HNL) for $49 or 1,950 points one-way nonstop:
San Jose (SJC) to Maui (OGG) for $49 or 1,950 points one-way nonstop:
Oakland (OAK) to Kona (KOA) for $79 or 3,977 points one-way 1-stop:
Las Vegas (LAS) to Honolulu (HNL) for $88 or 4,250 points one-way 1-stop:
Seattle (SEA) to Honolulu (HNL) for $88 or 4,278 points one-way 1-stop:
Phoenix (PHX) to Honolulu (HNL) for $88 or 4,250 points one-way 1-stop:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Honolulu (HNL) for $88 or 4,289 points one-way 1-stop:
Austin (AUS) to Honolulu (HNL) for $108 or 5,701 points one-way 1-stop:
Houston Hobby (HOU) to Honolulu (HNL) for $112 or 5,701 points one-way:
Dallas Love Field (DAL) to Honolulu (HNL) for $112 or 5,711 points one-way:
Newark (EWR) to Honolulu (HNL) for $162 or 9,384 points one-way:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare on plus excellent trip delay insurance), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Premier Card (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
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