SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Southwest Airlines is already in the swing of celebrating direct flights from Sacramento to Hawaii, but it's not too late to join the party. 

The party at Fremont Park in Midtown started on Nov. 4 and goes through Saturday, Nov. 9. Pro tip: there are prizes

"We’re giving away a different prize package every day, so click here to get a head start on your chance to win," Southwest writes on its website, adding that grand prize packages are in partnership with Southwest Vacations®.

Celebration details:  

WHEN: 4:45 p.m. - 7 p.m. 

WHERE: Fremont Park 

Sacramento is one of the first cities launching their direct flights from the airport to places like Honolulu, on the island of Oahu, and Kahului, on the island of Maui. In all, you can board in Sacramento and choose from any of the five Hawaiian options.   

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A view of a Southwest airlines jet as photographed at Laguardia Airport on Nov. 10, 2018 in New York City.
Bruce Bennett

PRETEND TRIP:  

For the fun of it, I checked out flight prices for the weekend before Thanksgiving. Southwest's famous "Wanna Get Away" prices were pretty low! Here's the breakdown: 

Date searched: Nov. 6 

Dates traveling: Thursday, Nov. 21 to Monday, Nov. 25 

Sacramento to Maui: $273

Maui to Sacramento: $223

Total airfare cost with taxes: $495.60

If my bosses are reading this...I think a work trip is in order. You know, so I can detail the trip for readers. 

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