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This Spring, It Will Never Be Cheaper to Fly to Hawaii, Says Arthur Frommer

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 04/10/2019, 9:00 AM

The biggest news in travel is the recent start-up by price-cutting Southwest Airlines of a massive number of flights from the U.S. west coast to the islands of Hawaii.  Travel to those popular resorts will never be the same again. For several decades, the airlines serving Hawaii have zealously maintained the highest possible price level for flights there.   Vacationers paid as much as $60...

Is it Safe to Travel to Hawaii in the Coming Months? What Travelers Need to Know

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 05/16/2018, 6:00 PM

Updated May 26 It has been a year of dramatic news stories, but few can top the volcanic eruptions that continue to devastate portions of Hawaii’s Big Island. In just the last few weeks, entire communities have been forced to evacuate due to fissures belching lava, a flow that has destroyed some 40 structures at last count. Needless to say, now is not the time to head to the affected areas in th...

Watching the Sunrise at Maui's Haleakala Volcano Will Soon Require a Reservation

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 12/01/2016, 5:00 AM

One of the most unforgettable—and most popular—sights in Maui is about to get a little more difficult to experience.  Starting February 1, you'll need a reservation to hike to the top of the Hawaiian island's Haleakala volcano to watch the sunrise. Citing large crowds and safety concerns, Haleakala National Park officials say that those who want to reach the top of the 10,000-foot peak...

Airfares to Hawaii are Dropping Fast Thanks to New Competition in the Skies

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 11/04/2015, 4:15 PM

Black Rock, Ka'anapali Beach, Maui It used to be that getting to Hawaii from the United States' West Coat required a major cash outlay. Even earlier this year, round-trip fares could consistently be well above $500 or $600.  No wonder most people perceive the 50th State mostly as a luxury or honeymoon destination: It takes the price of a dowry to go. But this week, that's chan...

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