There are some excellent round trip fares right now from the east coast to Hawaii. While no one should be traveling right now unless it’s essential, these fares are available into September and October, at which point it might be safer to travel.
- Fly round trip from Washington D.C. or Philadelphia to Honolulu from $288
Flying from the east coast to Hawaii for under $300 is a great price, especially if you don’t have any/enough ThankYou points to transfer to Turkish, or can’t find availability on United. As you might expect given the price, this doesn’t include checked bags, but that might not be an issue if you’re just planning on lazing on the beach for a week.
These fares are available from June, but given the way things stand right now, it’s not advisable booking flights for travel that soon. Things will hopefully be safer come September and October though, so for some it might be worth speculatively booking these flights. Hawaiian Airlines isn’t charging change fees for any changes made within two years of the original ticket purchase date. That means there’s some degree of flexibility, but you’d have to pay for the difference if the dates you change to result in a price increase.
Something important to be aware of is that right now Hawaii is ordering that anyone flying there has to self-quarantine for 14 days or for the duration of their stay, whichever is shorter. That’ll obviously put paid to the enjoyment of a Hawaiian vacation, but hopefully that order will be lifted at some point in the coming months. There’s no guarantee of that though; if we see a spike in cases when things start opening up in the coming weeks and months, Hawaii may well decide to keep that rule in place.
h/t Thrifty Traveler