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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. 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.
If you’re looking for a cheap getaway to Hawaii, today is your lucky day. Numerous airlines are locked in competition over fares from the US to Hawaii, with deals starting as low as $342 round-trip. Unsurprisingly, the cheapest flights are from the West Coast, but Scott’s Cheap Flights lists sub-$600 round-trips from all across the United States.
These cheap fares are generally valid for departures from November 2017 through September 2018 — with a break for prime holiday and summer season — although exact availability varies depending on your origin and destination cities. We recommend using Google Flights to find an itinerary that works for you, and then complete your booking directly through the airline.
Airline: Alaska, Hawaiian, United, Virgin America
Routes: Sub-$400 round-trip on: DEN/SFO/SEA/PDX/SJC/SAN to OGG/HNL/KOA. But, deals available across the US.
Cost: $342 round-trip
Dates: November 2017 – June 2018 and August-September 2018, excluding Christmas
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Denver (DEN) to Kahului (OGG) for $342 round-trip on Virgin America:
San Francisco (SFO) to Kahului (OGG) for $342 round-trip on Alaska:
San Francisco (SFO) to Kona (KOA) for $342 round-trip on Alaska:
Seattle (SEA) to Kahului (OGG) for $353 round-trip on Alaska:
Portland (PDX) to Honolulu (HNL) for $362 round-trip on United:
San Diego (SAN) to Kahului (OGG) for $362 round-trip on Alaska:
San Jose (SJC) to Honolulu (HNL) for $376 round-trip on Hawaiian:
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 (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
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