As ongoing wildfires in Maui have forced Hawaiian officials to issue emergency proclamations and evacuation orders, airlines that fly to and from the Aloha State—including Hawaiian Airlines and Southwest Airlines, which both offer nonstop routes between Maui and Long Beach—are cautioning travelers against visiting the island for the time being.
Hawaiian Airlines has advised that the company is “concentrating our resources on transporting essential personnel and first responders” and encouraged visitors who are already in Hawaii to consult with their hotel on whether it’s advisable to shelter in place. For visitors who haven’t yet arrived, the airline has cautioned that “all non-essential travel to Maui is strongly discouraged.”
Anyone with flights booked on Hawaiian to Maui from Aug. 9-20 can change or cancel their bookings for free by calling the airline’s Reservations Department at 1-800-367-5320. Find more information here.
Southwest, meanwhile, is allowing customers with bookings to or from Maui from Aug. 9-11 to rebook with no additional charges. Find more information here.