Deal Alert: US Cities to Hawaii From $317 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’s on sale from all over the US, with tickets starting as low as $317 round-trip from Phoenix (PHX)! Both American and United are attacking Delta hubs at Atlanta (ATL) and Detroit (DTW) — and Delta jumped in to defend its hubs. So, you have your choice of any of the three, and you can even fly right on to Maui at Kahului airport (OGG) in some cases — no need to purchase a separate intra-island flight from Honolulu. Tickets are generally available from February through May and then again from August through December, though exact availability will depend on the route, of course. You don’t need any tricks to get 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: American, Delta, United, Alaska
Routes: PHX/TUS/SAN/ABQ/SJC/AUS/ATL/DTW to HNL/OGG
Cost: $317+ round-trip in economy class
Dates: February-May and August-December, depending on the route
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 Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Phoenix (PHX) to Kahului (OGG) for $317 round-trip on American:
Tuscon (TUS) to Kahului (OGG) for $334 round-trip on United:
San Diego (SAN) to Kahului (OGG) for $334 round-trip on United:
San Jose (SJC) to Honolulu (HNL) for $347 round-trip on Alaska:
Albuquerque (ABQ) to Kahului (OGG) for $348 round-trip on United:
Austin (AUS) to Honolulu (HNL) for $394 round-trip on Delta Basic Economy:
Atlanta (ATL) to Honolulu (HNL) for $440 round-trip on Delta Basic Economy:
Atlanta (ATL) to Honolulu (HNL) for $444 round-trip on American Airlines:
Detroit (DTW) to Honolulu (HNL) for $505 round-trip on Delta Basic Economy:
Detroit (DTW) to Honolulu (HNL) for $514 round-trip on United:
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 Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
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