Southwest Airlines flights to Hawaii are now bookable! I’ll share with you everything YOU need to know before you fly including Southwest’s initial routes to Hawaii, interisland routes, fares, and more! Southwest will be flying from San Jose, Oakland, Sacramento, and San Diego to Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island. Initial sale prices are incredible, and the other airlines that serve Hawaii are already dropping their fares to compete.
1 – Mainland Routes
Flights begin March 17
From Oakland to Oahu
Oakland-Maui: April 7
Oakland-Big Island May 12
San Jose-Oahu: May 5
San Jose-Big Island: May 12
San Jose-Maui: May 26
Expect San Diego and Sacramento service in the future. Southwest earlier announced also planned service to Kauai.
2 – Inter island flights:
launching on April 28 between Oahu and Maui.
4 flights a day
May 12 Oahu to Big Island
4 flights a day
Competing with Hawaiian.
Cheap fares still available
Initial fares one way $49 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. That’s $98 round trip. Although they are all mostly sold out.
Inter island flights start at $29. Still available. Otherwise $39-59
Wanna Get Away –
From the Mainland (SJC)
Anytime – Refundable – $599
Business Select – Priority Boarding – $624
Anytime – Refundable – $159
Business Select – Priority Boarding – $179
Other airlines matching the price: United, Alaska, and Hawaiian for around $300 round trip.
Prices in the summer are $500+ round trip. That’s June to August
4 – Seating:
Seating is still the typical Southwest style. One class, unassigned. 737 800 planes with a 32 inch pitch.
Early bird Check In – $25
Upgraded boarding $50
5 – Luggage:
2 free bags
Surfboards cost $75 — boogie boards count as one of the 2 free bags
No pets unless it’s a service animal
6 – Food
Flight length 5.5 hours.
Southwest doesn’t serve or sell meals. Eat before or bring some food. But they will have some new snacks.. what are they? We’ll see!
New Drinks: Minute Maid pineapple orange juice, Blue Chair Bay coconut spiced rum and Kona Longboard Island Lager
7 – Entertainment
Wifi is $8, free TV and movies. Wifi will be available for the full duration of the flight. But no seat power. Bring a battery pack.
8 – Future
Southwest Iikes to serve “underserved” markets so they are not currently planning LA or SFO service. But they have hinted at Las Vegas.
Planning to fly soon? Book your hotels now. With more travelers hotel and rental car prices will likely be going up