Deal alert: Nonstop flights to Hawaii from $275 round-trip

Feb 9, 2020

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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.

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Nothing says paradise quite like the gentle crash of waves on the sea shore, so if you’ve been looking for an opportunity to settle down, sip a mojito and relax, we’ve got the deal for you. With nonstop flights from to Honolulu for under $300, there’s simply no reason not to. When you’re there, spend your hard-earned points at the Westin Moana Surfrider in Honolulu, Hawaii or head to Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa for a family-friendly option.

Just one of the waterfalls youll encounter along Mauis Road to Hana. Photo by ejs9/The Points Guy)
Just one of the waterfalls you’ll encounter along Mauis Road to Hana. Photo by ejs9/The Points Guy)

Note that many deals begin in basic economy, but the right credit card may help. For instance, the annual travel credit offered by the Chase Sapphire Reserve will cover up to $300 in travel-related expenses, including both bags and seat fees. The same is true of the up to $200 airline fee credit offered by the The Platinum Card® from American Express and The Business Platinum Card® from American Express if you’re able to book on one of the airlines covered by the credit. 

Related: The best airline credit cards of 2020

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 an OTA like Orbitz or Expedia. With Southwest, you’ll have to search and book directly through the airline website or app.

Airline: Alaska
Routes: LAX/SFO/SAN-HNL
Cost: $277+ round-trip
Dates: March – May 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℠ CardChase 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)

The information for the Citi Prestige, Citi Premier has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

San Diego (SAN) to Honolulu (HNL) for $275 round-trip:

San Diego (SAN) to Honolulu (HNL) for $281 round-trip:

San Diego (SAN) to Honolulu (HNL) for $278 round-trip:

 

San Diego (SAN) to Honolulu (HNL) for $318 round-trip:

San Diego (SAN) to Honolulu (HNL) for $274 round-trip:

San Francisco (SFO) to Honolulu (HNL) for $288 round-trip: 

Los Angeles (LAX) to Honolulu (HNL) for $312 round-trip:

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 ReserveAmerican Express® Gold CardCiti Premier CardCiti Prestige Card (5x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this guide for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

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