Maui continues to have far and away the best airfares of all the Hawaiian Islands. Blessed with a plethora of Hawaii flights from the mainland, we continue to see some of the best sales ever. Here are some of our best tips to scoring deals on flights to Hawaii.
Save even more when you take advantage of our current Maui deals. Our Maui resorts include popular locations at Wailea, Kihei and Makena. We also feature a 5% discount on Hawaiian Airlines when you use our booking portal.
Airlines to check for Hawaii flights: Alaska/Virgin America, American, Delta, Hawaiian and United Airlines. For flights from Canada, also try Air Canada and Westjet. It is best to look at each of the airlines before booking to see which might have special offers, or use an OTA (such as Expedia) to check airfare calendars and find the least fares.
Prices are based on season. Low season is winter (following holidays) up to spring break, then after spring break through early June, mid-August until Thanksgiving, and after Thanksgiving until mid-December. High season is spring break, mid-June until mid-August, Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Years.
Cheapest days to book. Usually best to buy on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
How far in advance to book. For off-season, booking about 90 days in advance is often recommended. For high season travel, when availability becomes an issue, book as soon as airlines release inventory, which is for most companies 330 days in advance of flights to Hawaii.
Here’s our report on the recent cost of flights to Maui from the following cities:
Los Angeles. Prices for spring, fall and winter starting in the low to mid $500’s with rare sales at even lower cost. During summer, spring break and at Christmas, prices remain at traditional levels of $700+.
New York. Off-season from just under $700 round trip and peak season at about $1,000+.
Oakland. Prices start in mid to high-$300’s off-season and starting just over $600 during peak periods.
Portland. New sales and increased competition are helping this market. Prices start in mid-$300’s off-season, and from mid-$400’s even for peak seasons.
Sacramento. Short-lasting sales off season with prices beginning in mid-$300’s and high season from $600.
San Diego. New sales and additional competition are keeping prices here below normal and far better than neighboring Los Angeles. Short-lasting sales off season with prices beginning in mid-$300’s and high season from $500.
San Francisco. Low season prices starting in low-$500’s and peak season from $600.
San Jose. Prices start mostly in mid $400’s off-season and starting mid $500’s during peak periods.
Seattle. New sales and increased competition here as with Portland. Prices from mid-$300’s, even for peak periods during sales.
For more information on today’s post and to book the finest Maui vacation rentals, call the Maui Rental Group team at 888-683-1115.