With the winter season approaching and the inevitable drop in passengers around the corner, Southwest Airlines decided to offer a 40% discount on airfares to/from Hawaii with promo code “Hawaii2022.”
The discount applies based on Hawaii airfares for early 2022, which will make flights as cheap as $186 round-trip.
To take advantage of this generous deal, snowbirds must book their flights between Oct. 5 and Oct. 7, to travel between Jan. 6 and Mar. 9, 2022.
Other discounts travelers can’t miss are;
Los Angeles to/from Maui – $190 roundtrip in mid-February.
Chicago (Midway) to/from Honolulu – $318 roundtrip in mid-January.
Baltimore to/from Maui – $348 roundtrip in early February.
There are a few aspects travelers need to be aware of when booking their tickets to the Aloha State.
First and foremost the discount only applies on new reservations, this means that a person rescheduling a trip will not be able to snatch up this deal.
Fees such as taxes and other government or airport-imposed charges are not including in these prices.
One good thing is that visitors who cannot do one of the routes within the promotion time period will be able to obtain a discount for the remaining one.
Regarding Hawaii’s travel and local restrictions, the government has extended the state’s emergency order through Nov. 30.
Bars, restaurants, and other tourist venues are obligated to operate at a limited capacity, and gatherings continue to require people to wear masks indoors.
The good news is that this extension did not affect the state’s Safe Travels program, which allows fully vaccinated domestic tourists to bypass quarantine if they show proof of a negative COVID-19 test from a “trusted partner” site.
These local – and probably the entry – restrictions should no longer be in place by the time the Southwest offer still stands.
One of the reasons to believe this is that the state has speeded up its vaccination drive.
As of today, at least 76.6% of the population has received at least one dose of a vaccine and 68.2% are double-jabbed.