Deal Alert: West Coast to Hawaii From $247 Round-Trip Nonstop

Sep 4, 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.

Remember those jaw-dropping fares to Hawaii from last week? Well fortunately they’re still around, and one more airport has been added to the mix.

You can fly nonstop from Los Angeles (LAX) and Seattle (SEA) to Lihue (LIH), Kona (KOA), Maui (OGG), Hilo (ITO) and Honolulu (HNL) for as little as $247 round-trip. Some fares are in basic economy but most have seemed to switch to main cabin, which includes a carry-on and seat selection. Remember, some airline co-branded credit cards can help defeat basic economy’s negative aspects.

There are no tricks to find these fares. Use Google Flights to search for your preferred departure and destination and then book directly with the airline or an OTA like Expedia or Priceline.

Airlines: Hawaiian, American, Delta, United
Routes: LAX/SEA to LIH/KOA/ITO/HNL/OGG
Cost: $247+ round-trip nonstop in economy
Dates: September 2018
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Booking Link: Priceline, Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Lihue (KOA) for $247 round-trip nonstop in September on United:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Hilo (ITO) for $247 round-trip nonstop in September on United:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Kona (KOA) for $247 round-trip nonstop in September on American Airlines:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Kona (KOA) for $247 round-trip nonstop in September on Delta Basic Economy:

Seattle (SEA) to Kona (KOA) for $247 round-trip nonstop in September on Delta Basic Economy:

Seattle (SEA) to Lihue (LIH) for $247 round-trip nonstop in September on Delta Basic Economy:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Honolulu (HNL) for $299 round-trip nonstop in September on United:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Maui (OGG) for $299 round-trip nonstop in September on United:

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, Citi Premier, 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.

H/T: The Flight Deal

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