There are many things to love with Southwest airlines, such as free snacks, free checked bags and low prices. Admittedly, you cannot reserve a specific place in advance, but if you check in early or pay a few dollars extra to get into the “A” group, you will be one of the first on the plane. And if you are flying with small children, you can take advantage of family retirement between the “A” and “B” groups so that you can all sit together.
Okay, so we finally have another great reason to love Southwest. Hawaii. Yes, Hawaii.
On March 4, 2019, Southwest announced they will start offering flights to Hawaii from March 17 with an inaugural flight from Oakland International Airport (OAK) to Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) in Honolulu, Oahu, followed by a inaugural flight from Oakland to Kahului Airport (OGG), Maui on April 7. “
Yes, from March 17 you can fly from Oakland to Oahu, and in April you can also fly from Oakland to Maui. That is just the beginning. The airline plans to add flights from San José to Oahu and Maui from May.
That is just the beginning.
Not only can you fly to Oahu, but you can also fly to Kona after changing planes to Oahu. Not too far in the distant future, Southwest also plans to add flights from San Diego and Sacramento directly to Kauai.
If you can’t say it, we are a bit excited here. After such a long, cold, snowy winter, this is the promise of sun and sandy beaches that we need.
Of course, all the things we like about Southwest remain available on flights to Hawaii, such as 2 checked bags per person free and free snacks on board. These flights offer even more benefits. There will be more legroom than on any of the other Southwest planes, and the snacks will be upgraded to “island-inspired drinks and snacks.” Gate-to-gate WiFi will also be available for $ 8 per day per device.
If you want to enjoy entertainment on the way to the islands, you don’t have to pay anything. Southwest offers “100 percent free entertainment on board with free inflight movies.” All you have to do is download the Southwest app for your flight.
We are already imagining a tropical drink while the kids watch a new movie for free, and that is before the real vacation begins!
In fact, flights start at just $ 49 each way, which means it is possible to fly from Oakland to Hawaii for $ 100.
For more information about this exciting news, watch the video below.
Are you going to book a flight to Hawaii via Southwest? Which island would you visit?