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Book your Southwest flight to Hawaii by Thursday to get 30% off

Nov. 01, 2022
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For the next two days only, Southwest travelers can book discounted flights to Hawaii at 30% off, using the code "GOHAWAII30" at checkout.

This sale only goes through the end of the day Nov. 3, so be sure to book your travel by then for flights through early March.

Deal basics

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES

Airline: Southwest Airlines.
Routes: Sacramento; Oakland, California; San Jose, California; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; San Diego; and others to the Hawaiian destinations of Lihue, Honolulu, Kahului, Kona and Hilo.
How to book: Directly with the airline using the promo code "GOHAWAII30."
Travel dates: Dec. 1, 2022-March 8, 2023. Excludes travel from Dec. 16-Jan.9, Feb 15-Feb. 19 and Feb. 19-Feb. 24.
Book by: 11:59 p.m. Pacific time on Nov. 3.

Sample flights

Given that this sale is rather restrictive, it only leaves a limited travel window. Nonetheless, you can find some good deals, including the below one-way routes from the West Coast:

  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) to
    Lihue Airport (LIH), starting at $91.
  • San Diego International Airport (SAN) to Kahului Airport (OGG), starting at $95.
  • LAX to OGG, starting at $119.
  • Sacramento International Airport (SMF) to OGG and Oakland International Airport to Hilo International Airport (ITO), starting at $138.
  • Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) to OGG, starting at $154.

To search this deal, use Southwest's Low Fare Calendar to view flights from your departing airport to your Hawaiian island of choice. Then, filter results for the months of December, January, February and March.

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES

As you can see from the calendar, you can use the promo code "GOHAWAII30" to book two discounted one way-flights to make a round-trip flight. For example, you could book LAX-HNL in mid-January for $186 round-trip. Be sure to select the discounted fare type, which is indicated by the original fare with a line through it, as shown below.

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SOUTHWEST AIRLINES

You could also book this flight for 10,918 Southwest Rapid Rewards points which, based on TPG's current valuations of RR points, would save you $10.

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Note that this sale is for discounted flights for all Southwest fare types, which include two free checked bags and two free carry-on items. All of its fare types, including the most restrictive Wanna Get Away fare, are eligible for cancellation up to 10 minutes ahead of flight time. If you used points to book your fare, those points will return to your account. Otherwise, those who use cash to book a Wanna Get Away fare will receive a flight credit for future use (which can really be used at any time since it doesn't expire).

Maximize your purchase

Be sure to use a credit card that earns bonus points on airfare purchases to book this deal. If you are a Southwest frequent flyer, use your Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card to earn 3 points per dollar on Southwest purchases. Or consider the Citi Premier® Card or Chase Sapphire Reserve, which both give you 3 points per dollar on airfare. Or try the American Express® Gold Card for 3 points per dollar on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel. Otherwise, think about using the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card which earns 2 points per dollar on travel. See this post for more ways to maximize airfare purchases.

Bottom line

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Though this sale is restrictive in date availability, it's a good opportunity for travelers who are based on the West Coast to get to Hawaii.

Be sure to use the promo code "GOHAWAII30" to book your one-way or round-trip flight to Hawaii by Thursday.

Featured image by RANDY JAY BRAUN/GETTY IMAGES
Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
4 / 5
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4XEarn 4X Membership Rewards® Points at Restaurants, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S.
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    Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership.

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  • Annual Fee

    $250
  • Recommended Credit
    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

    670-850
    Excellent/Good

Why We Chose It

There's a lot to love about the Amex Gold card. It's been a fan favorite during the pandemic because of its fantastic rewards rate on restaurants (that includes takeout and delivery in the U.S.!) and U.S. supermarkets. If you're hitting the skies soon, you'll also earn bonus points on travel. Paired with up to $120 in Uber Cash (for U.S. Uber rides or Uber Eats orders) and up to $120 in annual dining statement credits at eligible partners, there's no reason that the foodie shouldn't add this card to their wallet. Enrollment required.

Pros

  • 4x on dining at restaurants and U.S. supermarkets (on the first $25,000 in purchases per calendar year; then 1x)
  • 3x on flights booked directly with the airline or with Amex Travel
  • Welcome bonus of 60,000 points after spending $4,000 in the first six months

Cons

  • Weak on travel outside of flights and everyday spending bonus categories
  • Not as useful for those living outside the U.S.
  • Some may have trouble using Uber/food credits
  • Few travel perks and protections
  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership.
  • Earn 4X Membership Rewards® Points at Restaurants, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S., and earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1X).
  • Earn 3X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com.
  • $120 Uber Cash on Gold: Add your Gold Card to your Uber account and each month automatically get $10 in Uber Cash for Uber Eats orders or Uber rides in the U.S., totaling up to $120 per year.
  • $120 Dining Credit: Satisfy your cravings and earn up to $10 in statement credits monthly when you pay with the American Express® Gold Card at Grubhub, The Cheesecake Factory, Goldbelly, Wine.com, Milk Bar and select Shake Shack locations. Enrollment required.
  • Choose the color that suits your style. Gold or Rose Gold.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • Annual Fee is $250.
  • Terms Apply.
  • See Rates & Fees