My friends on Facebook are quick to alert me when there’s a cut in air fares to Hawaii. The latest $300 round-trip flights from mainland USA to Hawaii caught my attention.
Hard to believe, but seven years ago I had written about the cost of flights to Maui. In my research, I decided that it was expensive to fly to Maui, not only money-wise but time-wise, too. You’d have to book quite early, use air miles, and monitor the fares constantly. Plus you will spend two days in the air coming from Europe or Asia.
About two years ago, I was lucky to find a one-way ticket on Virgin America that allowed up to 10 check-in bags at $25 each. For $400 I left Maui with all my things in mid-June.
Since then, air fares have fallen to afford a return ticket back to Maui. I am very tempted to fly back, but where will I live? I will also need a car.
To get cheap flights to Maui, you might have to think like the airlines. If it’s a holiday and airplanes need to leave the islands to the mainland, air fares will be low from the mainland to the Hawaii.
Can anyone afford to fly back and forth between the islands and the mainland at these rock bottom prices?