Deal Alert: East Coast to Hawaii From $491 Round-Trip
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While it's not uncommon to see cheap deals to Hawaii from the West Coast, deals to Hawaii from the East Coast are fewer and farther between. But today, we've spotted flights from a number of East Coast cities to Hawaii from $491 round-trip. We've listed 11 departure airports below that we found costing under $550 round-trip with 1-stop itineraries.
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.
Airline: American Airlines, Hawaiian, United
Routes: RDU/MCO/BOS/ATL/PIT/JFK/LGA/BNA/EWR/BWI/PHL to OGG/KOA/LIH
Cost: $491+ round-trip in economy
Dates: August-November 2019
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, American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Kahului (OGG) for $491 round-trip on American Airlines:
Orlando (MCO) to Kona (KOA) for $499 round-trip on American Airlines:
Boston (BOS) to Kona (KOA) for $500 round-trip on Hawaiian via Orbitz:
Atlanta (ATL) to Lihue (LIH) for $525 round-trip on United:
Pittsburgh (PIT) to Lihue (LIH) for $527 round-trip on United:
New York Kennedy (JFK) to Kahului (OGG) for $536 round-trip on Hawaiian via Orbitz:
New York LaGuardia (LGA) to Kahului (OGG) for $537 round-trip in American Airlines Main Cabin:
Nashville (BNA) to Lihue (LIH) for $537 round-trip on American Airlines:
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), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Premier® Card (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
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