Southwest Continues Their Hawaiian Expansion, Take Advantage Of Intro Fares On Nearly All Dates With Free Changes!

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Southwest paused their rapid growth in Hawaii due to COVID-19, but now they’re going full steam ahead with new routes.

Southwest clearly plans to dominate the west coast-Hawaii leisure market.

These intro fares are mostly offered on mid-week flights only, but Southwest currently has free changes for nearly their entire schedule, so you can book and change dates for free as described in this post!

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Dan’s Note:

Want to read more about Hawaii?

My love of Hawaii began 15 years ago when I posted and grabbed a deal paying just $87 for airfare and hotel.  Since then I’ve been lucky enough to spend several months between the stunning islands, which each offer a unique and wonderful experience.  You can’t go wrong with any of them, there are just 2 things is to be careful of.

Always a good day in Maui #MauiNoKaOi

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1. Don’t get stuck in Honolulu. I’ve heard from too many people who spent an entire week and never left the city limits.  That’s just a shame, they may as well have gone to Miami Beach.  While I prefer The Big Island, Kauai, and Maui to Oahu, there is still plenty to see and experience on Oahu as long as you leave Honolulu behind.
2. Don’t try to “do” several islands in a week. If you just have 4-7 days of vacation then you should stick to one island. There will be plenty to do to keep you busy and it will allow for some time to relax. There’s no need to add the stress of interisland travel just for the sake of “doing” another island. With 9 days or more to play with, it does make sense to experience more than 1 island.

As for which island is best, read on and decide for yourself!  If you ask 5 people you’ll probably get 6 different answers 😀

 

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Betsy

Are there SW intro fares to Hawaii from the SF Bay Area? San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland?

Enrique

Has anyone tried to book the lower fare and do a change to a different date? Did it work?

Mordechai

@DAN trying to find flights originating in BWI with no luck. Is there any way to do this or do I have to book as two separate flights?

Tim

You have to book 2 separate itineraries from BWI. I booked nonstop BWI-Vegas then a separate Vegas-Honolulu nonstop flight

Ewr

How do we use sw from east coast to ogg?
Best connect w good price ?
Bring sw back to ewr!

Rachel

Are car rentals affordable? Or do they have Uber?

Esther Berkowitz

I see this is about Hawaii but I’m trying to figure out if the free date change would apply still to ticlets from LGA-FLL. Thanks to you my whole family of 20 people got amazing tickets on southwest to Orlando for Pesach.

Martin

Dan or anyone else, is there any way to know if SWA will be expanding there Hawaii flights to Seattle? Sure would put competition/price-pressure on Alaska Airlines, whose Seattle-Hawaii fares are very steep. TIA!

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