Deal Alert: US Cities to Hawaii From $349 Round-Trip
Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here.
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.
Once again, airlines are competing to offer continental US travelers a cheap chance to visit Hawaii. This time, American is offering sub-$400 flights from a wide range of cities, including smaller airports.
Routes: ABQ/ELP/AUS/BNA/BOS/OMA/RDU to HNL/OGG
Cost: $349+ in economy
Dates: April-June 2018, August-November 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 Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Albuquerque (ABQ) to Maui (OGG) for $349 round-trip on American in April:
Boston (BOS) to Maui (OGG) for $374 round-trip on American in May:
El Paso (ELP) to Maui (OGG) for $391 round-trip on American in April:
Austin (AUS) to Honolulu (HNL) for $395 round-trip on American in May:
Omaha (OMA) to Honolulu (HNL) for $456 round-trip on American in September:
Nashville (BNA) to Honolulu (HNL) for $475 round-trip on American in August:
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.