If you love the Hawaiian Islands as much as me, the fact that Southwest is planning to offer cheap flights to Hawaii is good news, as it gives flyers another airline option when choosing to fly to these magical islands.
At the airline’s shareholders meeting in May CEO Gary Kelly described Hawaii as a high priority and in July Kelly said that “it’s not if we’re going to go, it’s when we go” according to this article on View From The Wing.
Alaska Airlines, United offer, American, Delta and of course Hawaiian Airlines already cover the same routes but Southwest will offer competitive fares which can only be good for pushing prices down on these routes.
They plan to fly initially between California and Hawaii but haven’t announced specific cities yet, what date tickets go on sale, or what the date of inaugural service will be. Southwest also says they’re also considering interisland flights within Hawaii.
Southwest Airlines, is in fact, the largest carrier of domestic passengers. Crucially, they tend to offer lower fares than the other airlines so it is highly likely that Southwest will offer some of the cheapest flights to Hawaii.
Southwest has more legroom than is standard on American and United, but their slimline seats are not well cushioned and will not be particularly comfortable for a 5 or 6-hour flight. Don’t expect free inflight food either. To upgrade your experience I have outlined the best airlines to fly to Hawaii in First Classi.
We love the Four Seasons Lanai and Four Seasons Maui on these magical islands. If you are planning to book a hotel or flight, it is worth contacting our flight & hotel experts. We will almost always quote you cheaper for Economy, Premium Economy, Business and First Class long-haul flights along with upgrades and benefits on hotel stays.
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