Southwest Airlines will make their first flight to Hawaii on Tuesday. It won’t be a normal trip for people heading on vacation. It’s called a validation flight. The flight from Oakland, California to Honolulu is a test to see how Southwest’s two-engine Boeing 737 jets make it over the Pacific Ocean.
FAA and Southwest officials will be on the flight. They will test out navigation, communication, and other equipment. Following this test and other certifications, Southwest could be ready to start selling tickets for flights to Hawaii soon.
How much do you think Southwest will charge to get to Hawaii from the West Coast? Would you be good with $99 one-way?