Deal alert: LAX to Hawaii starting at $237

Mar 16, 2022

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Calling all West Coast residents seeking an escape to Hawaii. There’s a flight deal from Los Angeles (LAX) to Hilo, Honolulu, Maui, Kona and Kauai starting at just $237 round trip.

The best part — this deal features nonstop flights.

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Kaanapali, Maui. (Photo by Josh Heidebrech/Getty Images)

Deal basics

Airlines: American, Delta, Hawaiian, United.
Routes: LAX to ITO/HNL/OGG/KOA/LIH.
How to book: Directly through the airline.
Travel dates: March-May 2022; August-December, 2022, excluding holidays.
Book by: Within the next 1-2 days.

Today’s deal was originally sent out from Scott’s Cheap Flights, which sends deals up to 90% off via its Premium membership, which users can try for free for 14 days and then $49 per year. You can also upgrade to the Elite tier for $199 per year and receive all the Premium deals plus premium economy, business-class and first-class alerts.

TPG readers can use promo code TPG25 and save 25% off a Premium membership through March 31.

Sample flights

This deal is for flights to five of the Hawaiian islands from LAX. Take your pick of destination by searching your departure city and origin of choice via Google Flights, such as the below flight to Kona the first week of May on American Airlines.

This deal includes either basic or economy fares on various carriers.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

AA’s economy class allows passengers one free carry-on but charges $60 to check a bag.

You’ll also find the same flight for the same price on both Hawaiian and United, but note that the included United fares are for their basic economy class, which does not include carry-on luggage and costs $10 more than American Airlines to check a bag.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Instead, opt for the aforementioned American flight or the below flight in economy on Hawaiian Airlines, which charges the same amount for checked luggage as American.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Related: Book this, not that: Hawaii resorts edition

Maximize your purchase

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Bottom line

The $237 price tag on this deal is less than half its usual price.

ICYMI, Hawaii recently dropped COVID-19 testing and vaccine requirements for passengers arriving from within the United States, meaning travel to Hawaii has been at its easiest since the pandemic began.

However, the state has been struggling with over-tourism as a result.

A friendly reminder from our friends at Scott’s Cheap Flights: “If you decide to go, we encourage you to be mindful about your travel choices and do everything you can to travel as sustainably as possible.”

Check out sustainable friendly ways to travel to Hawaii specifically thanks to the Sustainable Tourism Association of Hawaii.

Featured photo of Maui by M.M. Sweet/Getty Images.

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