Price Comparison: Southwest Airlines Hawai‘i Ticket Prices vs. Competitors

March 4, 2019, 11:47 AM HST · Updated March 4, 1:46 PM
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With Southwest Airlines’ opening of ticket sales today, Maui Now put together a few price comparisons on Southwest’s new Hawai‘i routes. This unofficial survey takes the lowest price offering from the airlines’ respective websites, although it does not factor in baggage fees or fare limitations. Keep in mind, Southwest Airlines is offering introductory fares, so the jury’s still out for long-term pricing.

Surprisingly, Southwest was not the cheapest offering in certain markets. The biggest price drops we found were with interisland flights:

MAINLAND FLIGHTS:

 

Kahului, Maui to Oakland, California (Roundtrip)
Depart: Friday, May 10, 2019
Return: Sunday, May 12, 2019

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Southwest: $367.20
Hawaiian Airlines: $437.21
Alaska Airlines: $327.20 (WINNER)

 

Kahului, Maui to Oakland, California (Roundtrip)
Depart: Thursday, August 15, 2019
Return: Thursday, August 22, 2019

Southwest: $297.20
Hawaiian Airlines: $462.20
Alaska Airlines: $227.20 (WINNER)

 

Kahului, Maui to San Jose, California (Roundtrip)
Depart: Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Return: Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Southwest: $297.20
Hawaiian Airlines: $462.20
Alaska Airlines: $197.20 (WINNER)
United Airlines: $1,281.99
Delta Airlines: $479.60 (Stopover in Los Angeles)

 

Kahului, Maui to San Jose, California (Roundtrip)
Depart: Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Return: Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Southwest: $327.20 (WINNER)
Hawaiian Airlines: $417.20
Alaska Airlines: $492.20
United Airlines: $1,187 (Stopover in Denver)
Delta Airlines: $520.60 (Stopover in Los Angeles)

INTERISLAND FLIGHTS:

 

Kahului, Maui to Honolulu, O‘ahu (Roundtrip)
Depart: Friday, May 10, 2019
Return: Sunday, May 12, 2019

Southwest: $117.60 (WINNER)
Hawaiian Airlines: $142.97
Mokulele Airlines: $157.18

 

Kahului, Maui to Honolulu, O‘ahu (Roundtrip)
Depart: Thursday, August 15, 2019
Return: Thursday, August 22, 2019

Southwest: $97.60 (WINNER)
Hawaiian Airlines: $142.97
Mokulele Airlines: Unable to Book in Advance

 

Kahului, Maui to Kona, Big Island (Roundtrip)
Depart: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Return: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Southwest: $66 (Stop-over in Honolulu) (WINNER… if you don’t mind a layover)
Hawaiian Airlines: $179.94 (Nonstop)
Mokulele Airlines: $182.40 (Nonstop)

 

Kahului, Maui to Hilo, Big Island (Roundtrip)
Depart: Friday, May 17, 2019
Return: Monday, May 20, 2019

Southwest: $136 (Stopover in Honolulu)
Hawaiian Airlines: $179.94
Mokulele Airlines: $182.40

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