Sub $500 Fares on Continental/United from Chicago/NY/LA to Hawaii- Lanai, Molokai and Kapalua

by on May 10, 2011 · 7 comments

in Continental, Mileage Runs, United

I’ve been toying with a trip to Lanai, so I’ve been accustomed to seeing $750+ airfares from NYC. Today, Continental introduced some relatively dirt cheap fares to Lanai, Molokai and Kapalua and there’s a bunch of availability from now until spring 2012. These fares are good from Newark, Chicago and LAX and probably more – I just haven’t had time to check. I was able to pull up multiple dates including Labor Day 2011 for $495 and spring break March of 2012 for just over $500, which is a steal from the east coast!

I priced out a couple at $493 total roundtrip, including all taxes. I recommend booking these at and selecting the +/- 3 days flexibility. Search for days that have “fares from $439″ and they should price out to under $500 total.

Not the best mileage run in the world, but a darn good fare to some of the most beautiful islands in the world. The Newark-Houston-Honolulu-Lanai-Honolulu-Newark will net you over 10,400 elite miles, so its just over 4.5 cents per elite qualifying mile- not too bad.

Remember- Continental has a 24 hour flexible booking policy, so you can cancel by tomorrow with no penalty. I have a feeling these fares won’t last long! For more info on other routes, check out the Flyertalk thread.


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  • Mommy Points

    $420 pre-tax from Houston as well. Not too shabby!

  • Glenn

    about 620 ai from DC

  • Steven

    Just book one for $485 allin from ORD to JHM in October! Plan to stay at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa using some points!

  • Dr Barton

    Thanks for the post and I love your site. But, I am having difficulties finding a fare from IAD. I have searched a lot of dates with nothing less than $1000. Glenn what dates did you find?

  • glenn

    the flights I saw were ex DCA

  • The Points Guy

    Seems like the deal is gone now :-(

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