So in other words, since clearly Hawaiian didn’t sell every single seat in coach for $119, the people wo paid $400 or more might have benefited from using miles. Which was the point hale2 was making . Obviously, *if* you can get flights cheap enough (to anywhere) that miles would result in a poor valuation, you’d be better off paying cash, assuming also that you can find a better use for those same miles.DrGoogle2017 wrote: ↑Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:59 amNo, they always have sale in Fall on this route, from LAX to Hawaii. Other passengers told me they pay about $400plus for round trip. Apparently I got the cheapest fares.TravelGeek wrote: ↑Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:44 amThat is great, but those are presumably not fares always available to all people in all markets. I suspect you found them recently on routes where Southwest is now competing?
I’ve been going to Hawaii every year now, very predictable. This is for Hawaiian Air.
Not sure I understand your last sentence. Southwest is flying 737-800s to Hawaii. Their ETOPS certification is for the aircraft model, not MAX (yet). Or are you saying they aren’t flying to Hawaii because the 737-800s are needed on the mainland to fill in for grounded MAXes? I haven’t seen any reporting of such cutbacks.But I haven’t flown on Southwest to Hawaii yet. But the non sale price is $99 from Oakland or San Diego to Hawaii, nothing from LAX yet. But right now you see nothing from Southwest to Hawaii because all the 737 MAX planes are grounded.
https://beatofhawaii.com/southwest-hawa ... ne-update/
They are a big airline Alas, not a global player. And yes, I wouldn’t be surprised to see them eventually expand. I think they have some technological challenges to resolve (apparently their IT infrastructure doesn’t allow them to operate red-eyes, which would presumably need to be addressed). Jetblue will probably come first, with an announcement expected real soon. That might be helpful for your LAX-Boston-UK options.But I’ve heard from the Southwest CEO that eventually, in a few years, they may start flying to Europe from the other coast. Hopefully there will be competition with the big airlines, and prices have to drop.