Deal alert: Hawaii flights from $99 through July 15
Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here.
If you’ve been patiently waiting for a great price on your next trip to Hawaii, Alaska Airlines is offering flight deals this summer as part of its Aloha Sale. If you’re looking for a getaway, these inexpensive flights might have you packing your bags very soon.
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Through tomorrow, July 15, you’ll be able to book flights starting at $99 through Alaska Airlines. Flights are only available on routes originating on the West Coast, including:
- San Francisco (SFO)-Honolulu (HNL).
- San Jose, California (SJC)-Honolulu (HNL).
- Anchorage, Alaska (ANC)-Honolulu (HNL).
- Portland, Oregon (PDX)-Lihue (LIH).
- San Diego (SAN)-Kona (KOA).
- San Jose (SJC)-Kona (KOA).
- Los Angeles (LAX)-Kahului (OGG).
- San Francisco (SFO)-Kahului (OGG).
- San Diego (SAN)-Kahului (OGG).
- Seattle (SEA)-Kahului (OGG).
Saver fares generally begin at $99 and the highest-priced main-cabin seat can be seen at $239. These flights are only one-way so you’ll have to book a separate return flight.
If you’re thinking about a trip to Hawaii, these tickets are a steal. Flights from these airports to Hawaii usually begin at $400 and only go up from there.
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To take advantage of the deal fare you must book tickets by July 15 and at least 21 days before your selected departure date. Tickets for the Seattle-to-Kahului route will only be valid Monday-Thursday during the window of Sept. 7 to Nov. 10.
If you choose to book a saver fare, keep in mind that they cannot be changed once purchased. They can however be canceled within 24 hours of purchase for a full refund or credit.
Hawaii travel restrictions
Travel to Hawaii still might present complications due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many restrictions have been loosened, however there are still limitations.
U.S. travelers who have been fully vaccinated can now bypass mandatory quarantine requirements by registering with Hawaii’s Safe Travels system and providing proof of vaccination. Hawaii is only accepting the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or a printout from the Vaccine Administration Management System as proof. Instead of carrying your physical vaccination card, you can use digital health passes through Clear Health Pass and CommonPass. Unvaccinated travelers who arrive without proof of a negative COVID-19 test will have to quarantine for 10 days.
Related: Hawaii ends restrictions on interisland travel
As of July 8, businesses in Hawaii can allow for greater capacities. Restaurants can now accommodate 75% capacity, indoor events can have 25 attendees and outdoor events can have 75 attendees.
Even though many states in the continental U.S. aren’t requiring masks for fully vaccinated individuals, you will still have to pack a few for your Hawaiian vacation as masks are still required indoors.
This deal won’t last long so take advantage of it now. Due to vaccination rates increasing, this summer is the first time in over a year that travelers (who are vaccinated) can achieve some sense of normalcy when traveling to Hawaii. Take note of local restrictions and guidelines before you travel as different islands may have different requirements in place. Even if this is an impromptu trip, it can be a great way to rack up spending to achieve the sign-up bonus on cards like the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card and the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card. Book before tomorrow ends and get ready to say aloha.