Remember when Southwest introduced their new routes to Hawaii by offering 49 dollar one way fares from the Bay Area? As predicted, other airlines lowered their fares to the islands because of the added competition.
Fares have dropped about 17 percent across the board.
Last year the average round trip fare was $500. This year you can get to and from Hawaii for a bit over $400.
However, because of the added traffic to the islands hotel room rates have inched up a bit.
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