Deal alert: Nonstop flights to Hawaii from $277 round-trip

Sep 24, 2019

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Remember when $591 round-trip used to be a good deal to Hawaii? Nowadays it seems that the “new normal” for flights to Hawaii is in the $300s from the West Coast. But, today we are seeing flights to the Hawaiian destinations of Honolulu (HNL), Maui (OGG), Kauaʻi (LIH) and Kona (KOA) as cheap as $277 round-trip.

But this deal isn’t just limited to the West Coast. There are great deals from other parts of the mainland U.S. to the 50th state for under $400 round-trip.

Related: The best ways to get to Hawaii using points and miles

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: Hawaiian, Alaska, United, American, Delta
Routes: SAN/OAK/SJC/SFO/SMF/LAX/LAS/ABQ/PHX/DAL/EWR to OGG/HNL/KOA/LIH
Cost: $277+ round-trip in economy (typically basic economy)
Travel Dates: October 2019 to May 2020 — with the cheapest prices in January-February 2020
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige® Card (5x on airfare),  Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on airfare), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

San Diego (SAN) to Kahului (OGG) for $277 round-trip nonstop on Hawaiian:

Oakland (OAK) to Kahului (OGG) for $277 round-trip nonstop on Hawaiian:

San Jose (SJC) to Kahului (OGG) for $277 round-trip nonstop on Hawaiian:

Oakland (OAK) to Honolulu (HNL) for $277 round-trip nonstop on Hawaiian:

San Jose (SJC) to Kona (KOA) for $277 round-trip nonstop in Alaska Saver fares:

Oakland (OAK) to Lihue (LIH) for $277 round-trip nonstop in Alaska Saver fares:

San Diego (SAN) to Kona (KOA) for $297 round-trip nonstop in Alaska Saver fares:

San Francisco (SFO) to Kahului (OGG) for $297 round-trip nonstop in United basic economy:

San Francisco (SFO) to Honolulu (HNL) for $297 round-trip nonstop on Hawaiian:

Sacramento (SMF) to Kahului (OGG) for $297 round-trip nonstop on Hawaiian:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Kahului (OGG) for $297 round-trip nonstop in American Airlines basic economy:

Las Vegas (LAS) to Kahului (OGG) for $355 round-trip in Delta basic economy:

Albuquerque (ABQ) to Kahului (OGG) for $355 round-trip one-stop in United basic economy:

Phoenix (PHX) to Kahului (OGG) for $417 round-trip one-stop in United basic economy:

Dallas Love Field (DAL) to Kahului/Maui (OGG) for $439 round-trip in Alaska Saver fares:

Newark (EWR) to Honolulu (HNL) for $516 round-trip nonstop in Alaska Saver fares:

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® Card, Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out our guide to the best cards for airfare purchases to learn more.

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