Breaking News: Hawaii Airfare War!

Wednesday, May 28th update:Β  It appears that all the lower fares are possibly all gone, but it’s still worth looking into as is reporting some lower fares.

Tuesday, May 27th afternoon update: These fare seem to be fluctuating erratically. I just checked Charlotte to Honolulu for myself and the best Continental fares were gone, then 10 minutes later, I rechecked and they were back. The good news is that American Airlines fares were $588, which is still a very, very good fare from the East Coast to Hawaii. I’ll keep my eye on this situation for you.


United Airlines and Continental have dropped fares to Hawaii with prices as low as $297 roundtrip. So far, these great airfares only apply from these hubs:

  • Newark (United)
  • Houston (United)
  • Charlotte (Continental)
  • Philadelphia (Continental)
  • Pittsburgh (Continental)

You must fly on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays and stay for three nights minimum. Per the Frugal Travel Guy, the travel dates that apply are:

Jan 9 to Feb 15
April 24 to June 7
August 21 to Nov 10
December 5 to Dec 14

Continental is only offering the best airfares into Honolulu (HNL), while United is offering the good deals to both Honolulu and Kauai (LIH).

Use to help you find the best airfare. With the fantastic hotel deals in Hawaii combined with these excellent airfares, this is an amazing time to go visit Hawaii.

A big mahalo to the Frugal Travel Guy for the heads up!

  1. Hey Dave – I’ll see your “Woohoo!” and raise you with a “Woot!” πŸ™‚

    I’m really hoping we can take advantage of this deal. We live 2.5 hours from Charlotte, so it would be worth the drive to get these almost unbelievable fares. Maybe we’ll get to meet up with you guys at the Hanohano room for those Mai Tais after all. πŸ™‚

  2. And for your West Coast Viewers:

    Continental had a $274 fare from LA to Honolulu as recently as yesterday. Today it’s $570.

    Speaking of LA, I see the LA Times travel blog is now using you as a source. πŸ™‚


  3. Hi David – We’re you able to take advantage of the $274 fare? That’s an excellent deal. Even $570 is a pretty good deal considering the price of fuel. I’ve been checking airfare very frequently the past couple of days and overall, fares from my neck of the woods (North Carolina), are more in line with the pre ATA and Aloha Airlines shutdowns.

    Thanks for noticing the references from the LA Times travel blog. I’m very pleased that they referenced some of my money saving tips. I have to say, I was excited and humbled that they referred to me as a Hawaii expert. That kind of blew me away. πŸ™‚

  4. No we didn’t purchase the tickets. We’re looking for a deal from Northern California for travel next March (whale watching season you know).

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