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A trip to Hawaii can be exotic and relaxing, but it can also be very expensive, especially the airfare. On top of that, airfares are constantly changing, making it hard to find the best deals or even know where to begin.
Hawaiian Airlines is one of the best airlines that fly from the U.S. mainland to the islands, offering more daily non-stops than any other airline. This article will help you find the best Hawaiian Airlines deals to save on your next trip to the Aloha state!
These deals include publicly available discounts and vacation packages, as well as some 3rd party and unadvertised methods you may not be aware of.
Hawaiian Airlines Flight Deals & Flash Sales
Hawaiian Airlines claims that the best deals are found by booking direct with them, so they have dedicated landing pages with special offers and flash sales on their most popular routes. Below is a list of links to pages with flight deals to Hawaii from some of their most popular origins.
Click the “Booking Link” to go to the dedicated landing page for deals from these regions and cities.
|Los Angeles (LAX) to Hawaii Flight Deals||Booking Link|
|Bay Area (SFO, OAK, SMF) to Hawaii Flights Deals||Booking Link|
|San Fransisco (SFO) to Honolulu Flight Deals||Booking Link|
|Las Vegas (LAS) to Hawaii Flight Deals||Booking Link|
|New York (JFK) to Hawaii Flight Deals||Booking Link|
|Sydney Australia (SYD) to Honolulu Flight Deals||Booking Link|
|Auckland (AKL) to Honolulu Flight Deals||Booking Link|
|Japan (NRT, HND, CTS) to Honolulu Flight Deals||Booking Link|
The best flight deals are typically in Honolulu and the Big Island. Deals into Maui and Kauai are available, but a little tougher to find. The best way to find them is to use Hawaiian’s low-fare calendar.
Always Check the Price Calendar for the Lowest Fares
If you have any level of flexibility on your travel dates, you’re going to want to use the low-fare calendar to find the best price. Some routes are only on sale one or two days per week, and just changing your flight by one day can make a big difference, so make sure to check the Hawaiian Airlines low fare calendar to find the best pricing and availability by month.
Weekend travel to and from Hawaii is in the highest demand and therefore more expensive. The best fares are found on flights from Monday through Thursday.
Hawaiian Airlines Vacation Package Deals
You can save time as well as money by purchasing air, hotel, and car together with Hawaiian Airlines Vacations. Enjoy a great rate plus special offers that include free nights, free flights, reduced resort fees, room upgrades, complimentary breakfasts, and much more.
After you select your dates and flight route, you’ll be given a variety of hotel options to choose from. Not all of them will offer a deal, but some will essentially give you a free flight with the hotel, such as the example below. I double-checked the price for the hotel and flight alone and verified that you will actually get a free flight with this package to Oahu.
Another example of the savings you’ll get with Hawaiian Airlines vacation packages is shown below for this 7-night, 2-person stay in Maui. You’ll see that the package deal for the Westin Maui is a free night, while at the Ritz Carlton you’ll get a free flight. Some hotels don’t offer anything with the package, so you have to search to see what works best for you and your hotel preferences.
With Hawaiian Airlines Vacations, you have the opportunity to earn HawaiianMiles on your Hawaiian Airlines flight as well as bonus miles for special partner promotions.
Hawaiian Airlines Student Discounts
Hawaiian doesn’t offer student discounts when booking on their site directly, but students and young adults can get a discount when booking through the 3rd party site, StudentUniverse.
StudentUniverse is one of the world’s leading travel booking sites for students and young adults under 30. They’ve partnered with more than 200 airlines including Hawaiian Airlines to give you exclusive student flight discounts that can’t be found anywhere else.
Hawaiian Airlines Military Discounts
Similar to students, members of the military don’t have a specific promo code to book direct with Hawaiian, but they can save by booking through the Veterans Advantage website.
As a Veterans Advantage member enrolled in VetRewards, you may redeem 5% Off your tickets on Hawaiian Airlines on Coach fares from the U.S. Mainland to the Hawaiian islands. Additionally, you may redeem 5% Off your tickets on Hawaiian Airlines from Honolulu to several international destinations (excluding Tahiti and American Samoa).
You may purchase an unlimited number of discounted tickets annually with this exclusive 5% off your fare.
Hawaiian Airlines MasterCard Companion Discount
If you happen to have a Hawaiian Airlines World Elite MasterCard and purchase your ticket with the card, there are a couple of discounts you can use for your companion.
1. One Time 50%-Off Companion Discount
You are eligible to receive a single one-time 50% discount toward one published full coach roundtrip fare for a companion.
2. $100 Companion Discount on Roundtrip Airfare
You are also eligible to receive one companion discount for $100 discount off one companion coach roundtrip ticket at each Credit Card Account anniversary.
These discounts are good on roundtrip coach travel between Hawaii and North America booked directly with Hawaiian Airlines through the Primary Cardmember’s HawaiianMiles account. More details can be found here.
Employee and Friends & Family Discounts
If you are an employee or a friend or family member of a Hawaiian Airlines employee, you are entitled to some nice discounts and free flights.
As an employee, you would have the best deal with unlimited travel on Hawaiian Airlines. You, your spouse, dependent children, and parents are eligible for stand-by travel on any Hawaiian Airlines flight from your date of hire.
If you aren’t married, you may designate a travel companion. With the exception of travel companions and parents, travel is typically free unless you travel to an international destination.
Additionally, each employee is given 20 one-way friendship travel passes each year to give to friends and relatives (travel is based on space availability and fees do apply).
Hotel and car rental discounts are also extended to airline employees. Try to pair up with a Hilton Employee and get some great savings off hotels too!
Hawaiian Airlines Promo Codes & Coupon Codes
The first thing I always check for when purchasing anything online is a promo code box at checkout. If they took the time to add the box, then they probably offer some sort of promo code for additional savings. That doesn’t mean a code will always be available, but it’s worth taking a couple of minutes to check. As you will see from the image below, Hawaiian Airlines does have a promo code box on their booking page.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. But they are for one-way flights and are not easy to find. Check the low fare calendar from West Coast destinations to HNL. You may just get lucky and find one.
No, Hawaiian Airlines does not offer senior discounts.
Discounted infant (under age 2) or child (age 2-11) fares may be offered when traveling outside the U.S. The price of the ticket will depend on the age of the child and the route you will be traveling. Learn more here.
No, not if you are a US citizen, but there are cases where you will have to have it with you. Read our guide about Hawaii passport requirements to confirm what documents you will need for your trip.