Deal Alert: NYC and Boston to Hawaii from $489 RT on United

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…

Virgin America Announces Daily Flight from LAX to Hawaii

Last year, there was some speculation that Virgin America was considering flying to Hawaii — just a few months later it was formally announced and the carrier launched nonstop service from San Francisco (SFO) to Honolulu (HNL). In December, Virgin America also launched a route from San Francisco (SFO) to Maui (OGG), and kicked off the service by offering discounted fares on flights…

Deal Alert: SFO to Maui from $296 Round-Trip on Hawaiian and United

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…

Review: Hawaii Food Tours’ “Hole in the Wall Tour” in Honolulu (And 20% Off!)

The Waikiki resort strip in southern Honolulu has plenty of great shopping and dining to offer, not to mention a picturesque shoreline, but there’s much to be gained from leaving the area for an afternoon in Honolulu with Hawaii Food Tours’ Hole in the Wall Tour. TPG Contributor Amy Beth Wright shares her experience tasting food from…

Exciting New Airline Routes for December 2015 and Beyond

Each month, airlines around the world launch and announce dozens of new flight routes and service changes — and today, TPG Assistant Editor Matt Zuzolo shares just a few of the latest flights that will take to the skies this month or in the near future. Keep in mind that exact flight details (e.g., flight schedules, aircraft and more) could…

Is First Class Worth the Price on Flights to Hawaii?

TPG reader Travis sent me a message on Facebook to ask about flying to Hawaii: “I’m going Hawaii next year and debating whether I want to fly first class. Is it worth the extra cost, and if so, which airline would you choose?” I’m not a big fan of domestic premium cabins, as they tend to be a…

Get a 25% Bonus When You Transfer Amex Points to Hawaiian

American Express is currently offering a new transfer bonus for Membership Rewards. Now through December 21, if you have a card like the Amex Premier Rewards Gold or Amex Platinum that earns Membership Rewards, you’ll be able to transfer points to Hawaiian Airlines with a 25% bonus. Throughout the year, Amex has offered some other perks…

Save At Least 20% on Virgin America Flights This Winter

Virgin America’s promotional prices are available once again, with reduced fares available for travel this winter. The airline is currently offering discounts on travel through February in partnership with Condé Nast Traveler. As with the deals available around Thanksgiving, Virgin has promotional pricing on Main Cabin, Main Cabin Select and first-class seats. These lower rates are available on the airline’s most…

Exciting New Airline Routes for November 2015 and Beyond

Each month, airlines around the world launch and announce dozens of new flight routes and service changes — and today, TPG Assistant Editor Matt Zuzolo shares just a few of the latest flights that will take to the skies this month or in the near future. Keep in mind that exact flight details (e.g., flight schedules, aircraft and more) could…

How Can I Use Transferable Points for Flights to Hawaii?

TPG reader Sharon sent me a message on Facebook to ask about booking award flights: “Newbie here … I have 19,000 Amex points, 28,000 SPG points, 20,000 Ultimate Rewards points and no airline miles. What’s the best way to redeem for a flight from Portland to Kona, Hawaii?” Hawaii is a popular destination for award travelers, and while…