Deal Alert: Flights to Hawaii Just Dropped to $290 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 11 p.m. 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 been a while since we’ve seen some solid prices to Hawaii, but today we are seeing a number of sub-$300 deals from the West Coast — including San Diego, Oakland, San Jose, San Francisco, and Portland — and sub-$400 deals from further inland like Albuquerque, Atlanta and Minneapolis. Almost every major Hawaiian airport is on sale from at least one of these departure airports.
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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: Delta, American, Hawaiian, Alaska, United
Routes: SAN/OAK/SJC/SFO/PDX/ABQ/ATL/MSP to KOA/HNL/OGG
Cost: $290+ round-trip
Travel Dates: July-November 2019
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Here are a few examples of what you can book:
San Diego (SAN) to Kona (KOA) for $290 round-trip 1-stop in Delta basic economy:
Oakland (OAK) to Honolulu (HNL) for $295 round-trip 1-stop in American Airlines basic economy:
San Jose (SJC) to Honolulu (HNL) for $295 round-trip 1-stop in American Airlines basic economy:
San Francisco (SFO) to Honolulu (HNL) for $297 round-trip nonstop on Hawaiian:
Oakland (OAK) to Kona (KOA) for $295 round-trip 1-stop in American Airlines basic economy:
San Jose (SJC) to Kona (KOA) for $295 round-trip 1-stop in American Airlines basic economy:
San Jose (SJC) to Kahului, Maui (OGG) for $295 round-trip 1-stop in American Airlines basic economy:
San Jose (SJC) to Kahului, Maui (OGG) for $327 round-trip nonstop on Alaska:
Portland (PDX) to Kahului, Maui (OGG) for $337 round-trip nonstop on Alaska:
Albuquerque (ABQ) to Kahului, Maui (OGG) for $355 round-trip 1-stop on United basic economy:
Atlanta (ATL) to Honolulu (HNL) for $393 round-trip 1-stop on United basic economy:
Minneapolis (MSP) to Honolulu (HNL) for $403 round-trip 1-stop on United basic economy:
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