If you've been dreaming of a beach vacation and can travel before May, you might be able to score a great last-minute airfare to Hawaii this week for as little as $210.
Alaska Airlines discounted some flights to $99 one way from California to Hawaii and that appears to have sparked some competition, reports the Arizona Republic, which is a part of the USA TODAY Network.
The Alaska Airlines sale is a great deal if you don't mind starting your trip in California.
And you have to decide fast as the sale ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on March 5.
Here are the details of the Alaska Airlines $99 sale from California to Hawaii. Watch out for the catches:
Flights must be booked between March 3 and March 5, 2020. The sale ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on March 5.
The fares are good on travel between April 21 and May 20, 2020.
You must travel on a Tuesday or Wednesday.
The $99 deal is offered from San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco and Los Angeles to destinations including Maui, Kona, Honolulu and Kauai. Here are some examples of the fares:
Los Angeles to Maui: Starting at $99 one way.
San Diego to Kauai/Kona: Starting at $99 one way.
San Jose to Kona/Honolulu/Maui/Kauai: Starting at $99 one way.
How to find other fare sales
The Alaska Airlines sale lasts until March 5, but there's no way of telling how long other airlines will compete with its fares.
To find the best date to book, use Google Flights. You can see the lowest price over a month and which airline is offering it. If you need a starting point for your search, the best deals seem to be on flights that leave Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays until about mid-May.
American Airlines tip: If you notice an inexpensive fare on American Airlines, you can hold a reservation for 24 hours without entering your credit card information. That allows you to comparison shop or talk over your plans with family and friends.
Southwest Airlines tip: Don't forget that Southwest Airlines has its own reservations system. You can see its flight times but not prices on Google Flights. Go to Southwest's low fare calendar to see your options.
This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Hawaii flight sale: Deals on Alaska Airlines flights from California