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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to travel.
It’s hard to beat yesterday’s $395 deal from select US cities to Honolulu, but for East Coasters, this fare is about as good as it gets. You can fly from New York City or Boston to Honolulu for less than $600 round-trip, or from Washington, D.C. or Philadelphia for just a bit more. The examples below are on American Airlines, but you might be able to find similar fares on Delta and United as well. These fares are available for departures in August through early December.
Route(s): NYC, BOS, DCA, PHL to HNL
Booking Link: Orbitz
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
New York (JFK) to Honolulu for $591 on AA (earns 10,400 EQMs):
Newark (EWR) to Honolulu for $591 on AA (earns 10,280 EQMs):
Boston to Honolulu for $599 on AA (earns 10,660 EQMs):
Philadelphia to Honolulu for $613 on AA (earns 9,880 EQMs):
Washington, D.C. to Honolulu for $619 on AA (earns 9,760 EQMs):
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Premier Rewards Gold or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
H/T: The Flight Deal
If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below! Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.
Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.