Deal Alert: East Coast to Hawaii From $378 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 Platinum Card® from American Express, 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.
Hawaii fare sales have been everywhere lately, but this deal offers particularly fantastic rates for New Englanders sick of winter. The greatest availability seems to be between April and May, with select dates available in March as well. No tricks needed to find these airfares — just find the dates you want by searching with Google Flights, then book on Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline itself.
Airline: Hawaiian, Delta, American
Routes: EWR/BOS/JFK to LIH/OGG
Cost: $378+ round-trip on basic economy or $448+ in regular economy
Dates: March-May 2018
Booking Link: Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Boston (BOS) to Maui (OGG) for $378 round-trip in basic economy, or $448 in regular economy in April on Delta:
Newark (EWR) to Maui (OGG) in May for $479 round-trip on American:
New York (JFK) to Kaua’i (LIH) in April for $587 round-trip on Hawaiian:
Maximize Your Purchase
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H/T: The Flight Deal
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