One of our most often asked questions is how to save on airfare to Hawaii. We have asked Beat of Hawaii for their tips to help you. As a guest of our Kauai vacation rentals, you also can also reduce your fare by 5 percent anytime when you go through our Hawaiian Airlines booking portal.
Prices on flights to Kauai are improving significantly.
Hawaiian Airlines began to take delivery of a new fleet of A321neo aircraft earlier this year. Those planes that will allow for many new nonstop flights from the mainland to Kauai and will help reduce prices through greater competition.
Alaska is also beginning to receive their fleet of new Boeing 737MAX aircraft.
Both of these new extended range jets will be the fleets used to Kauai from most west coast cities and beyond. They have a range of nearly 4,000 miles, which opens new possibilities.
Southwest Airlines. Southwest Airlines flights to Hawaii will start in the next six months, and Kauai will definitely be on their flight schedule. Flights should be announced very soon, with service from Oakland, San Diego, and more. Look for this announcement to also help with competition and flight pricing. Flights will begin either the very end of 2018 or early in 2019.
Current Pricing Barometer.
San Diego, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area and surrounding airports continue to have reduced pricing due to current and anticipated future competition. Airfares from these areas vary by sale and by season, but generally range from the mid $300’s to $400’s for low season travel. High season travel starts about $200 higher. There are even some good prices for peak summer travel dates.
Seattle and Portland are seeing improving airfares too. Delta also started nonstop flights from Seattle to Lihue last year, and Delta is competing head-on with Alaska Airlines. This is also having a positive affect on flights from Portland and you hope to see new Kauai flights from that city as well.
United Airlines is also intent on keeping a very strong presence in Hawaii, and often has the best prices on flights to Kauai. Many of these do require a stop en route however.
When to Travel for Lowest Airfares in 2018 and 2019.
Cheapest travel dates in 2018 will be from mid-August through mid-December (except Thanksgiving). Best pricing in 2019, will be for travel from early January until spring break, then after spring break until early June.
When to Buy Tickets to Kauai for 2018 and 2019.
Availability during low season generally is not an issue and typically best buys are about three months in advance of travel, though not always. Watch for short duration sales. Often these occur on Tuesdays. Travel mid-week is almost always less expensive than on weekends.
For peak summer, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Spring Break travel: Buy as far in advance as possible. Tickets are available 330 days in advance of flights.
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In the meantime, also look for occasional airfare sales to Kauai by following our friends at Beat of Hawaii.