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Through April 2, Fiji Airways is offering an excellent sale on nonstop flights from its US gateways, including Honolulu, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The sale applies to flights from HNL or LAX between April 1 and June 13, or flights from SFO between July 14 and August 14, 2016. Fiji’s site claims that you’ll be able to earn mileage with American AAdvantage and Alaska Mileage Plan, but it appears that these flights may book into the “R” fare class, which would not earn miles with a partner program. So while you may earn redeemable miles, there’s a chance they won’t post to your account.
Airline: Fiji Airways
Route: HNL, LAX, SFO to NAN
Cost: $664+ round-trip in economy
Dates: Varies — see above
Booking Link: Fiji Airways
Pay With: American Express Premier Rewards Gold, Citi Prestige or Chase Sapphire Preferred
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Honolulu (HNL) to Nadi, Fiji (NAN) for $664 on Fiji Airways:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Nadi, Fiji (NAN) for $794 on Fiji Airways:
San Francisco (SFO) to Nadi, Fiji (NAN) for $894 on Fiji Airways:
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.
Will you be taking advantage of this fare sale? 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.