If you daydream about going to Hawaii, I’ve got breaking news for you that will make it cheaper getting there.
Check out these cheap tickets to Hawaii
Allegiant Air has a sale from West Coast destinations flying to Hawaii that starts as low as Los Angeles to Honolulu at $288 round-trip (RT).
That’s forced others who fly to the islands to offer their own discounts, though not quite as cheap. Hawaiian Air is offering deals to Maui for $444 RT from the West Coast.
Meanwhile, out of Seattle, I’m seeing fares to Asia starting around $650 RT and many more priced in the $700s RT. The next 2 weeks are going to be key to saving money through the fall on leisure travel.
Some other crazy offers I’ve seen is include Frontier Air doing $19 to Washington D.C. from Detroit, Florida, Charlotte, and other locations — if you can find seats. You can’t even get to the airport for that price in some places! Frontier is an aggressive discounter with a typical fare around $59.
Note that all of the carriers I’ve mentioned so far are discounters, not full-fare airlines.
This has been a year of extremely high airfares at American, United, and Delta as they’ve consolidated their chokehold on domestic and international travel. The 3 full-fare airlines are only interested in high-value customers; they don’t care about leisure travelers.