Southwest Airlines Is Offering Affordable Flights to Huwaii

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Southwest Airlines got approval from FAA to begin its new routes to Hawaii in early 2019. On March 17, the airline's inaugural flight took off from Oakland, California and landed in Honolulu after 5.5 hours.

Now, Southwest Airlines is offering flights to Hawaii at affordable prices with two free checked bags and free cancellations on many of their fares.

If you are planning a trip to Maui, Honolulu, or Kona, gather all the information about the new flights to get best discounts. Here are all the details you need to know about getting cheaper flights.

Routes:

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The initial plan includes nonstop flights from several California airports including Oakland, San Jose, Los Angeles, Orange County, Long Beach, Ontario, Burbank, and San Diego. Flights, however, will vary by departure airport and will be rolled out slowly over the next few months. Here's a timeline for each of the new flights:

Oakland:

Flights to Oahu (HNL) started on March 17

Flights to Maui (OGG) started on April 7

Flights to Kona started on May 12

San Jose:

Flights to Oahu (HNL) started on May 5

Flights to Maui (OGG) will start on May 26

Flights to Kona started on May 12

Los Angeles, Ontario, Orange County, Long Beach, Burbank, and San Diego:

Flights to Oahu (HNL) started on March 24

Flights to Maui (OGG) started on April 28

Access great program

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This particular airlines offers two free checked bags per person and you can also use points to book any seat on a Southwest aircraft. On many occasions, they also allow last-minute cancellations or flight changes. You can also refund your points to use on another flight- a unique one-of-its-kind perk!

Southwest Airlines started initial flights at as low as $49 one-way on many of the routes, which could not last long. Currently the one-way fares start from $198 on routes like LAX-HNL and SAN-OGG.

Southwest Companion Pass 

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If you have this year's winter Southwest Companion Pass then you can use it to fly to Hawaii with the airline. The pass allows a designated companion of your choice to fly free with you. To earn this pass you need to fly 100 eligible one-way flights with the airline or earn 110,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards points within a calendar year.

That's all for getting cheap flights to Huwaii with Southwest Airlines' offers. 

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