Southwest Now Selling Tickets To Hawaii, Intro Fares From Just $48 Or 1,950 Points Each Way!

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Southwest Now Selling Tickets To Hawaii!

Break out your companion passes, you can now fly to Hawaii on Southwest!

  • 2 free checked bags per passenger.
  • 32″ pitch on flights to Hawaii for plenty of legroom
  • Free in-flight entertainment
  • New snack service
  • No change fees to switch your flight. Whether you are on a paid or an award flight you can change without a change fee!
  • No cancellation fee to cancel your flight (you will get Southwest credit for the full amount paid, even on non-refundable wanna get away fares) or you can cancel and redeposit the points used for an award flight.
  • A refund of the fare or point difference if the price of your flight goes down after you buy it, just call to get the credit at any time before your flight!

Sample nonstop deals:

  • Oakland to Honolulu on March 19, 20, 26, 27, April 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, May 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, June 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, for $48 or 1,950 points
  • Honolulu to Oakland on March 19, 20, 26, 27, April 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, May 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, June 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, for $48 or 1,950 points
  • Oakland to Maui on March 19, 20, 26, 27, April 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, May 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, June 4, 11, 12, 18, 19, for $48 or 1,950 points
  • Maui to Oakland on March 19, 20, 26, 27, April 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, May 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, June 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, for $48 or 1,950 points
  • San Jose to Honolulu on May 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 29, June 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, for $48 or 1,950 points
  • Honolulu to San Jose on May 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, June 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, for $48 or 1,950 points
  • San Jose to Maui on May 28, 29, June 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, for $48 or 1,950 points
  • Maui to San Jose on May 28, 29, June 4, 5, 11, 12, 19, for $48 or 1,950 points

Additional nonstop service will start soon.

Connecting flight deals are also available, try out Southwest’s low-fare calendar to find intro flight bargains. Connections from Southern California start at $87 each way.

  • Los Angeles to Honolulu on March 19, 20, 26, 27, April 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, May 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, June 18, for $87 or 4,289 points
  • Honolulu to Los Angeles on March 19, 20, 26, 27, April 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, May 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, June 4, 5, 11, 12, for $87 or 4,289 points
  • Los Angeles to Maui on April 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, May 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, June 19, for $87 or 4,289 points
  • Maui to Los Angeles on April 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, May 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, June 4, 5, for $87 or 4,289 points
  • San Diego to Honolulu on April 24, 30, May 1, 7, 8, 14, June 18, for $87 or 4,289 points
  • Honolulu to San Diego on March 26, 27, April 3, 10, 24, May 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22,  for $87 or 4,289 points
  • Portland to Honolulu on March 19, April 9, 23, 24, 30, May 1, 7, 8, 14, for $87 or 4,289 points
  • Honolulu to Portland on March 19, 20, 26, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 7, 8, 15, 21, 22, for $87 or 4,289 points
  • Portland to Maui on April 24, 30, for $87 or 4,289 points
  • Maui to Portland on April 9, 10, 16, 24, May 1, 7, 8, 15, 22, for $87 or 4,289 points

Chase points transfer to Southwest at a 1:1 ratio.

Chase premium cards with transferable points include:

  • Chase Sapphire Reserve
    • $450 annual fee, $300 in annual travel credit, 50K points signup bonus, earn 3 points per dollar on dining/travel, 50% bonus value on using points for paid travel redemptions, Global Entry/Pre-check, Priority Pass lounge access.
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred
    • $95 annual fee waived for first year, 50K points signup bonus, earn 2 points per dollar on dining/travel, 25% bonus value on using points for paid travel redemptions.
  • Chase Ink Business Preferred
    • $95 annual fee, 80K points signup bonus, earn 3 points per dollar on select business spending and travel, 25% bonus value on using points for paid travel redemptions.

Chase no annual fee cards with transferable points if you, a spouse, or an additional user have one of the premium cards above include:

You can also earn Southwest points on Southwest branded cards:

Want to read more about Hawaii?  My love affair with Hawaii started 12 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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#Paradise #Kauai @grandhyattkauai

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47 Comments On "Southwest Now Selling Tickets To Hawaii, Intro Fares From Just $48 Or 1,950 Points Each Way!"

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PRR

Using the calendar, all dates for the next 4 months from CLE-OGG or CLE-KOA show up as “Unavailable” 🙁

Lee

Try the app. I had the same from MSP on the web but the app displays routes

Josh

see my comment above about multi-city.

Bob

Finally!! Anyone know why they’re not flying out of LAX?

CLE Rocks

Dan-do you think southwest will be brave enough to have direct flight from CLE to Hawaii?

Dave

There 737max 8 can’t fly that far

Dave

Max 8 has a range of about 4100 and cle to hnl is 4500

Mike

I don’t see CLE happening, but dont say I didnt tell you so if Akron gets a direct flight to Kauai

Agoldsc1

Are they already selling from East Coast?

John

wonder if they’ll have service from they’re hubs. PHX to Hawaii makes sense, but if they do BWI to Hawaii, that’ll be legendary. doubt that’ll happen though…planes aren’t big enough IINM

Josh

Too late to signup for southwest card bonus?

Shaul

Are there any valid connections from the east coast? I think southwest has a nonstop to oak from EWR.

C C

Weather wise, best time of the year Togo?
How would you piece together ewr to Kuhai?

Dave

@dan
Which airline do you think Southwest he is going to be stealing customers from mainly by starting this routes

OGG_bound

just purchased 6 one ways tickets for 5845 points each in August, Oakland to/from Maui.

good times!

Jake

Hey is it better to use points or pay for the ticket? First time point user and I currently have 70,000 chase sapphire preferred card. How do you do the calculation to see when it’s cheaper to buy or use points. Not in a rush to use my points just want to do what makes most sense. Thank you so much.

shimon

dan you have to find a new place to get warm weather in the winter now that all the jews are going to hawaii

SoCal Dude

Just booked OAK to HON for all 5 of us & got great deal during very popular Easter Break time! Now to figure out LAX to OAK r/t & hotel or Air B&B in/near Honolulu & rent-a-car. Thx Dan! Let’s go Magic Castle sometime!

chaz

last time i checked Hawaii is just a bit bigger than Lakewood

Josh

As a data point, i booked two multi-city reservations (one each way) from BNA – SJC – HNL for 37k points in late september.

If you’re having problems finding availability try looking for multi stop.

Jane

Sadly unless you live near these CA airports and/or able to book the super cheap tickets its no big deal.

I Tried a bunch of dates and RT tickets to HI are around $250 but then I need to add another $300 for a ticket to get to CA. For that money can fly nonstop on the big airlines.

sshanky

Does anyone think there’ll be deals like this to LIH? I missed these — they went fast! LIH is where I really want to go, anyway…

JWI

Just hope everyone who visits, especially Hawaii newbies, take the time to learn about, respect and enjoy the fragileness and beauty of the Island’s.

novice

can you fly inter island if you book a star alliance award or a one world award and get multiple long stopovers one one award ticket without having to book for 2 separate legs for ?

Ari

I’m looking for the flights around Purim. U say above that Oakland-Maui is starting March 19th. Could not find that anywhere. I called southwest and they said they’re not starting that route until April. could u have made a mistake or if not let me know how of such a deal from anywhere to Maui before Purim?

George

Dan any chance Southwest will open routes to LIH in the next month or two?

Texas Totty

Is HOU within range for eventual direct flights?

Texas Totty

I just checked. It’s about 3800 so we should be good. That’s what I’m waiting for!

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