Hawaii: $182 / €169 Southwest Airlines r/t Flights from the US West Coast (with Luggage)

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Southwest, the American pioneer of low-cost airlines, has been offering flights between the American mainland and Hawaii since 2019. Meanwhile, the route network has grown properly, and Southwest serves more than 20 routes between Western US and Hawaii.

Round-trip flights can currently be booked on various routes for only US$182 (~€169)! These prices are the result of a fare war between Alaska Airlines, Hawaiian, United, and now Southwest. Southwest offers a decisive advantage: 2x 22 kg (50 pounds) of checked baggage is included in the price. You can travel until January 2024.

There are inexpensive non-stop tickets on the following routes:

To Kahului, Maui:

To Honolulu, Oahu:

To Kona, Big Island:

To Hilo, Big Island:

To Lihue, Kauai:

The easiest way to book is to use the links above. These will take you straight to Southwest’s best price search. Alternatively, you can use the following form to search for specific dates on Southwest’s website. Note that the tickets are only so cheap until June 2023:

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Southwest now serves the routes to Hawaii exclusively with Boeing 737 Max aircraft.

Search & Book

Flights with Southwest are usually not included in Google Flights or other flight search engines. So it’s best to find the flights directly on Southwest.com. When looking for a connection, you can call up the Low Fare Calendar, which we have linked for you above:


It is unclear how long the cheap tickets will be available, as these prices come and go frequently. There are no assigned seats at Southwest. On the plane, you can take any seat that is still available. It is therefore important to check in as early as possible (24 hours before departure) in order to get a good seat in the boarding line.

Including checked baggage!

Unusual for a low-cost airline, but with Southwest, 2 x 50 pounds (approx. 22.6 kg) of checked luggage are included as standard. However, the sum of the dimensions of the item of luggage length + width + depth must not be greater than 62 inches = 157.48 cm (as is the case with many other airlines). Otherwise, expect a fee of US$75 (~€70) per piece of luggage. More about this directly from Southwest: Checked Baggage

If bags aren’t as important to you, there are Alaska and Hawaiian flights for approximately the same price.

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