Deal Alert: US Cities to Hawaii From $296 Round-Trip

Dec 21, 2017

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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.

Start packing your bags for a trip to the 50th state. As competition heats up during an off-peak time, flights from California are pricing out for less than $300 round-trip. Meanwhile, the central US has multiple options for less than $500 round-trip. Even the East Coast can fly all the way to Hawaii for less than $600 round-trip.

We’ve listed the best options we could find below, but there might be even more deals we didn’t find. So make sure to do some digging on Google Flights if a city near you isn’t listed below.

The easiest way to find these deals is to search for cheap dates via Google Flights. Then click through to Orbitz, Expedia or the airline directly to book your tickets.

Airlines: Virgin America, Alaska, American, Hawaiian, Delta
Routes: LAX/SAN/SJC/OAK/DAL/SLC/DEN/PHX/AUS/ATL/JFK to HNL/OGG/LIH/KOA
Cost: $296+ round-trip in economy
Dates: January through May 2018
Booking Link: Orbitz, Expedia or with the airline itself
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:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Honolulu (HNL) for $296 round-trip nonstop [or Kahului (OGG) for $337 round-trip nonstop]:

San Diego (SAN) to Lihue (LIH) for $296 round-trip nonstop:

San Jose (SJC) to Kahului (OGG) for $326 round-trip nonstop:

Oakland (OAK) to Honolulu (HNL) for $336 round-trip nonstop [or Kona (KOA) for $337 round-trip nonstop]:

Dallas (DAL) to Honolulu (HNL) for $420 round-trip:

Salt Lake City (SLC) to Honolulu (HNL) for $444 round-trip:

Denver (DEN) to Kahului (OGG) for $452 round-trip:

Phoenix (PHX) to Honolulu (HNL) for $486 round-trip nonstop:

Austin (AUS) to Kahului (OGG) for $496 round-trip:

Atlanta (ATL) to Honolulu (HNL) for $552 round-trip:

New York (JFK) to Kahului (OGG) for $562 round-trip:

Maximize Your Purchase

Be sure 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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If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below.

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