We found prices were cheapest for flights departing and returning Mondays through Thursdays. While flying out of smaller airports is not usually the most frugal option, this deal features inexpensive airfare from smaller airports including San Jose, Oakland, and San Diego, to destinations like Kauai, Kona, and Maui.
In comparison, similar routes offered by Hawaiian, Delta, and American cost anywhere from $20-$120 more and often were not direct. The stopovers added an average of five more hours of travel time and sometimes more than two layovers. (These numbers and flights were pulled from Expedia.)
Here are our best-in-cost picks from the sale:
Remember, too, that Alaska recently acquired the Virgin Atlantic empire — and along with it, Virgin's extra legroom and optimal in-flight service policies. Their expansive frequent-flier program is also worth it for travelers stationed near the smaller-airport regions listed above, because there are always options from Alaska Airlines out of these smaller airports.