Deal Alert: Flights to Hawaii From $257 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 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.
It’s a great time to visit Hawaii, and now is a great time to book your flights. You can hop a flight from a few West Coast cities (Portland, Los Angeles, Seattle) to Hawaiian destinations for under $300 round-trip, with attack fares dropping prices from United (IAH, DEN) and Delta (SLC, MSP) hubs under $400 round-trip.
Frustrated that there aren’t low fares from your city? Well, you might want to check out miles and points options to get to Hawaii instead. If you’re looking to do some exploring, check out Get Your Guide for a list of the best activities in Hawaii.
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: Sun Country, United, Delta, American, Alaska, Hawaiian
Routes: PDX/LAX/SEA/SLC/DEN/IAH/MSP to HNL/OGG
Cost: $257+ round-trip in economy
Travel Dates: October 2018 to March 2019
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, Citi Prestige (5x 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:
Portland (PDX) to Honolulu (HNL) for $257 round-trip nonstop on Sun Country:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Honolulu (HNL) for $285 round-trip nonstop in United Basic Economy:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Kahului (OGG) for $285 round-trip nonstop in Delta Basic Economy:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Kahului (OGG) for $285 round-trip nonstop in American Airlines Basic Economy:
Seattle (SEA) to Kahului (OGG) for $285 round-trip in Delta Basic Economy:
Salt Lake City (SLC) to Honolulu (HNL) for $361 round-trip on Alaska:
Denver (DEN) to Honolulu (HNL) for $362 round-trip in Delta Basic Economy:
Houston (IAH) to Honolulu (HNL) for $384 round-trip in American Airlines Basic Economy:
Salt Lake City (SLC) to Honolulu (HNL) for $391 round-trip in United Basic Economy:
Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) to Honolulu (HNL) for $420 round-trip in Sun Country/Hawaiian:
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 Premier Rewards Gold, Citi Premier, Citi Prestige (5x 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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