If Hawaii is your spot, this is your year…
Sometimes there’s news so noteworthy, it changes the travel landscape. When Southwest officially starts selling flights to Hawaii, it’s will truly transform the air travel landscape between mainland US cities and Hawaii. This year has already seen a huge dip in flight prices to the beautiful islands, but if Southwest has anything to do with it, the next few months are going to drive prices way lower.
One look at the Nā Pali coast and you’re hooked. Hawaii is a land of endless beauty, and without the need to go through customs, it’s one of the easiest accessible destinations for US travelers. For the first time in a long time, a major new competitor will enter the flight landscape from mainland cities to Hawaii, pushing American, Alaska, Delta, Hawaiian and United to compete on price, more than ever.
Southwest is strongly rumored to be launching their new direct Hawaii flights in the imminent future, after success test flights. That means prices are going to drop at a level inversely proportionate to the amount you’ll be spending on flowers. And we’re not just talking about Southwest pricing either. When one airline offers crazy low introductory prices, others tend to follow.
By now you’re probably wondering: so how will I know before its too late? We’ll obviously share any amazing deals here, but you can take things into your own hands as well. Learn to become a Google Flights wizard, so you can set your own alerts and get notified by email as soon as there’s an exciting price drop for your preferred date. Hot tip: set a few series of dates.
The Routes To Follow
Southwest is launching flights to Kauai, Honolulu, Maui and Kona from Oakland, San Jose, San Diego and Sacremento, but this will put pressure on other airlines to offer great prices from even East Coast cities. You just won’t know what you may find unless you take a serious look. And you should! Hawaii flights have dropped from the $500’s to as low as $299 this year, and this big launch could bring that number even lower.