Deal Alert: West Coast to Hawaii From $362 Round-Trip
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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using the American Express Platinum Card, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.
We’re seeing some great fares from the West Coast to three major destinations in the Aloha State — Honolulu (HNL), Maui (OGG) and Kailua-Kona (KOA) — starting from just $362 round-trip.
Flights are available at this discounted price from the end of August through the end of the schedule in April 2018. Departures are available on almost every day in certain months and there doesn’t seem to be any minimum stay requirements in most cases. In fact, we’re also seeing availability for Thanksgiving weekend, which may be a perfect time to take a vacation and check out some of Hawaii’s most amazing hotel pools.
As always, use Google Flights to find the dates you want, then book on Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airlines. Most of the itinerary options have just one stop in San Francisco (SFO) or Los Angeles (LAX) in each direction.
Airline: Alaska, United
Routes: SEA/PDX/SMF/SAN to HNL/OGG/KOA
Cost: $362+ round-trip in economy
Dates: August 2017-April 2018 (except the December holidays)
Booking Link: Orbitz, Expedia, United, Allegiant, Alaska
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (5x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Portland (PDX) to Kahului, Maui (OGG) for $362 round-trip on United:
Portland (PDX) to Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (KOA) for $362 round-trip on United:
San Diego (SAN) to Kahului, Maui (OGG) for $362 round-trip on United:
Oakland (OAK) to Kahului, Maui (OGG) for $396 round-trip on Alaska:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Platinum Card (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, or Citi Prestige (5x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!
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