Maui is Burning. Southwest and Hawaiian Airlines Are Offering $19 Fares to Help.

by Anthony Losanno

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Wildfires are sweeping across Lahaina on the island of Maui. Six deaths have been confirmed and the fires continue to burn as evacuations continue. Southwest Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines are stepping up and offering fares off of the island for as little as $19.

The shocking pictures show towering flames and a path of destruction in the normally idyllic paradise.

Reports indicate that the damage is severe and a state of emergency has been declared. More than 2,000 people have been moved to shelters.

Wildfires that were spread as a result of winds from Hurricane Dora are to blame.

This is a tragedy and just the latest fire to rage this summer. Greece and Sicily saw wildfires strike last month.

Southwest Maui

Southwest Airlines is stepping up to offer $19 flights off of Maui through Friday. Pet fees have been reduced to $1.

View from the Wing reported on this internal memo from Southwest Airlines. It reads:

Due to the ongoing wildfires in Maui, and the need for people to get off of that Island, Southwest is offering $19.00 fares for all nonstop interisland flights today through Friday. There are also lower fares from Hawaii to the mainland for that same timeframe. The interisland pet fare is being decreased to $1.00 per flight. The fares have been published online, and Customers have already begun booking.”

Hawaiian Maui

Hawaiian Airlines has matched the $19 pricing through Friday.

The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort And Spa is also setting up cots to take in displaced people and provide shelter.

Anthony’s Take: The devastation in Maui is horrific. Hopefully, firefighters will be able to soon get the blaze under control. If you have vacation plans that include Maui, look to change those ASAP as this is not a place to go right now due to the ongoing disaster.

(Featured Image Credit: Zeke Kalua/County of Maui.)

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