Fare sale details:
-Airlines participating in fare sale: Alaska and Hawaiian Airlines
-Start of fare sale: July 28
-Fare sale length: We don't expect the sale to last longer than a week
-Conditions: Tickets are on sale with departure dates in August, September, October and November
-Airfare savings: 16% lower than the average price reported in our flight report on Portland to Honolulu
A new fare sale from Portland, Oregon, to Honolulu, Hawaii, has Alaska and Hawaiian Airlines in a bidding war for customers, with both airlines now offering tickets for less than $400 round trip. That's about a 16% discount from the normal fares for a round-trip ticket from Portland to Honolulu and $75 less than what the airlines were charging just two days ago.
The sale started at 8 p.m. on July 28 with Hawaiian Airlines drastically lowering prices. The sales team at Alaska Airlines decided to price match the next morning (July 29) at 10:30 a.m. and has since lowered their fares to directly match those offered by Hawaiian Airlines, with the lowest clocking in around $396 return.
The fare sale is valid for tickets with departure dates in August, September, October and November, which makes it a pretty wide-reaching sale.
Both airlines offer non-stop flights between Portland and Honolulu, flight time is just under six hours, and they are the only airlines that fly the route direct. Other carriers offer connecting flights between Portland and Honolulu, but none come close to the prices currently on offer from Alaska and Hawaiian Airlines.
These prices are actually the lowest we've seen on this route in months, so we strongly recommend that any travelers looking to visit Hawaii this fall book their tickets ASAP, as we can't predict how long this fare sale will last – most do not last longer than a few days.
Examples of itineraries recently found:
-$396 round-trip between Portland and Honolulu on Alaska, Oct 19 to Oct 26
-$397 round-trip between Portland and Honolulu on Hawaiian, Sep 20 to Sep 25
-$398 round-trip between Portland and Honolulu on Alaska, Oct 10 to Oct 18
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