Deal Alert: Central and Eastern US to Hawaii From $314 Round-Trip

Nov 28, 2018

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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 the 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.

It’s become quite common that the West Coast has gotten plenty of Hawaii flight deal love, but deals from the rest of the mainland US to the 50th state have been fewer and further between. Today though, we are seeing some excellent “attack fares” by American Airlines on some United hubs — like Houston (IAH), Denver (DEN) — but also including Cleveland (CLE) and Boston (BOS).

Frustrated that there aren’t low fares from your city? Well, you might want to check out miles and points options to get to Hawaii instead. If you’re looking to do some exploring, check out Get Your Guide for a list of the best activities in Hawaii.

To search, head to Google Flights and enter your origin and destination cities. Scroll through the calendar function to find dates and prices that work for you. Finally, click through to book directly with the airline or through an OTA like Priceline or Expedia.

Airlines: American Airlines
Routes: CLE/IAH/DEN/BOS to HNL/LIH/KOA/OGG
Cost: $314+ round-trip
Travel Dates: December 2018 – April 2019
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline),  Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Cleveland (CLE) to Honolulu (HNL) for $314 round-trip in American Airlines basic economy ($404 for Main Cabin):

Houston Intercontinental (IAH) to Honolulu (HNL) for $314 round-trip in American Airlines basic economy ($404 for Main Cabin):

Houston Intercontinental (IAH) to Lihue (LIH) for $314 round-trip in American Airlines basic economy ($404 for Main Cabin):

Houston Intercontinental (IAH) to Kona (KOA) for $314 round-trip in American Airlines basic economy ($404 for Main Cabin):

Denver (DEN) to Honolulu (HNL) for $314 round-trip in American Airlines basic economy ($404 for Main Cabin):

Denver (DEN) to Lihue (LIH) for $314 round-trip in American Airlines basic economy ($404 for Main Cabin):

Boston (BOS) to Kahului (OGG) for $440 round-trip in American Airlines Main Cabin:

Boston (BOS) to Lihue (LIH) for $440 round-trip in American Airlines Main Cabin:

Boston (BOS) to Kona (KOA) for $440 round-trip in American Airlines Main Cabin:

Maximize Your Purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Premier, or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

H/T: Scott’s Cheap Flights

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