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  1. Leo
    Leo at |

    Making an announcement this morning!

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  2. Jonathan Turk
    Jonathan Turk at |

    Even if the airline fares go lower, the price of hotel rooms, and especially taxes have been going up. The hotel tax in Hawaii is high, the resort fees are high, and the taxes on airline fares are high. The the airlines have to pay much money for ticket counter space, gate space, and landing fees, which are included in the fare. Then there are many people making good incomes, who can pay for all of this. Thank you.

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  3. Edgar Numrich
    Edgar Numrich at |

    It’s not unreasonable to suggest that “Hawai’i” doesn’t have the same “exotic” cachet as even 25 years ago, much less 50. I’d attribute at least some of that to the cruise lines that enable one to “take your condo room along with you” all over the world with meals and drinks included.

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  4. Loretta Belfiore
    Loretta Belfiore at |

    I wish Southwest Airlines would consider our Daytona Airport in Florida. Delta and American Airlines are already on board.
    There are a lot of the populations here that love going West, but don’t want to pay the high baggage fees, me included.
    Also, Southwest doesn’t penalize you for changing a flight……you either pay the difference, or in some cases, receive a
    credit towards a future flight. You’re missing out Southwest and you are the only airline I fly!!!!

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  5. Interisland service, mainland gateways announced for Southwest's Hawaii service – PaxEx.Aero

    […] there without dropping fares to incredibly low levels. The carrier previously indicated it was willing to start a price war to build market share to Hawaii, but gaining share without such is better for the company and the industry […]

  6. Interisland service, mainland gateways announced for Southwest's Hawaii service - Wandering Aramean

    […] there without dropping fares to incredibly low levels. The carrier previously indicated it was willing to start a price war to build market share to Hawaii, but gaining share without such is better for the company and the industry […]

  7. kurt
    kurt at |

    That we now don’t have to fly UA or AA to go to Hawaii is answered prayer. Way to go SWA!!

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  8. Mirza
    Mirza at |

    What took them so long? Alaska has been flying 737s to Hawaii for a decade, so range or ETOPS certification isn’t the issue.

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  9. Thomas B.Humphreys, Commander USN (Ret.)
    Thomas B.Humphreys, Commander USN (Ret.) at |

    Aloha and Mahalo!! We are so excited about the prospect of flying to our favorite islands aboard our favorite airlines, Southwest Airlines!! My wife Marty and I are both avid scuba divers, and are planning a trip to the Big Island (Hawaii) this fall. We are also proud members of the Hilton Honors Club (through American Express Credit Card) and they will take care of lodging requirements. Watching your video of this historic event was a real treat, and seeing your president and CEO in their Aloha shirts was a kick. I still have my original Aloha shirt, Purchased at Barbers Point, Hawaii when I was on the USS Enterprise for my first “cruise” as a Naval Aviator to Vietnam. The A-7E Corsair II which was a smaller aircraft than the Boeing 737 was my “ride” into combat the first time. I can’t thank Southwest Airlines enough for the quality transportation they have provided my wife and I since they became our “airline of choice” 5 years ago. Thanks for caring about those of us living on the “Left Coast” (Montana, actually, and flying out of Spokane, WA.) and thanks for this wonderful news!

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  10. alohajon
    alohajon at |

    You can check prices with all companies that fly to and from Hawaii as Southwest is not always the lowest fare in any market. Keep in mind if an airline has to cancel a flight or more, some airlines have agreements with other airlines, and some do NOT have agreements with other airlines, in order to save money.

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  11. Southwest teases further network growth, including Canada – PaxEx.Aero

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  12. Southwest teases further network growth, including Canada - Wandering Aramean

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