If you’re a resident of Austin, Los Angeles or San Francisco, you’re in luck. You can benefit from wide open availability to Hawaii on numerous airlines in the first few months of 2024.
Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines and United Airlines are all offering cheaper-than-usual flights to the islands.
Airlines: Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian and United
Routes: Austin, Los Angeles and San Francisco to Kauai, Maui, Oahu and the Big Island
How to book: Browse Google Flights and book directly through the airline
Travel dates: January through May 2024
Book by: As soon as possible
Since there are so many options, you can choose your flight based on departure time and airline, not just based on what is cheapest. For example, a Jan. 29 flight from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) is $189 across the five different airlines.
Whether you have loyalty to a particular carrier or hold a specific airline-branded credit card, choose the flight option that best aligns. (Pro tip: In this situation, don’t choose United because it charges for carry-on bags. A carry-on bag is included with the other airlines.)
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There are also inexpensive options from San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The below flight applies to Alaska’s Saver fare, which comes with a carry-on bag but minimal other perks. Still, for a $180 round-trip fare, it’s hard to beat.
Flights from Austin are naturally a bit more expensive and fall around $289. Some of the best options from the Texas capital are to Lihue Airport (LIH) on Kauai and Kona International Airport (KOA) on Hawaii’s Big Island.
In the below example, you’ll have a layover in Honolulu each way.
Maximize your purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns bonus points on airfare purchases, such as:
Take advantage of these ultra-low flight prices and book a trip to Hawaii as a holiday gift to yourself. If you need inspiration as to where to stay, these are some of the best hotels and resorts on the islands.