Southwest spring break deal alert: Hawaii inter-island flights from $39, mainland from $49 one-way

Feb 25, 2020

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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency such as Orbitz or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using The Platinum Card® from American Express, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through the Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points (on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year). Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.

Southwest is offering yet another widespread sale for select travel dates between February and June. Although advertised fares for this sale are discounted between March 17-May 20, we found several examples of discounted flights on dates outside of that range. So check for your preferred destination and dates; you might be pleasantly surprised.

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Hawaii interisland fares begin at $39 or 2,139 Rapid Rewards points one way, while mainland fares begin at $49 one-way and $98 round-trip, or 2,830 Rapid Rewards points each way. Hawaii fares to and from the mainland begin at $139 one-way or $278 round-trip nonstop from the West Coast.

Related: Here’s how to get your money back when a Southwest fare goes down in price

To find a deal, head to Google Flights and enter your origin and destination cities. Scroll through the calendar function to find dates and prices that work for you. Finally, click through to book directly with the airline or an OTA like Orbitz or Expedia.

Airline: Southwest
Routes: between SAN/OAK/SJU/DAL/LGA/MSY/HNL/OGG/KOA/LIH/ITO and more
Cost: from $39 one-way (for inter-island Hawaii flights)
Dates: February to June 2020
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel ), Citi Prestige® Card (5x on airfare),  Citi Premier® CardChase Sapphire Reserve (3x on airfare), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

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Here are some examples of specific flights that are available:

Honolulu (HNL) to Maui (OGG) for $78 round-trip nonstop:

San Francisco (SFO) to Los Angeles (LAX) for $98 round-trip nonstop:

Dallas (DAL) to Las Vegas (LAS) for $134 round-trip nonstop:

Austin (AUS) to Los Angeles (LAX) for $150 round-trip nonstop:

New York (LGA) to New Orleans (MSY) for $188 round-trip nonstop:

St. Louis (STL) to Orlando (MCL) for $227 round-trip nonstop:

Oakland (OAK) to Maui (OGG) for $278 round -trip nonstop:

 

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), Chase Sapphire ReserveAmerican Express® Gold Card Citi Premier® CardCiti Prestige Card (5x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this guide for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

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