First class deal alert: Flights to Hawaii from $977

Feb 14, 2022

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Coach fares can be pricey to Hawaii, but with this deal you can fly there in a premium cabin for just a few hundred more than it usually costs to fly economy. American, Delta and Hawaiian Airlines are offering discounted first class seats to Kauai, Maui and Oahu from major cities in the U.S.

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Honolulu from Moana Surfrider. (Photo by Joseph Hostetler/The Points Guy)

This deal was first published by Scott’s Cheap Flights, which offers a premium membership that sends readers alerts on discounted fares for $49 a year. These rates to Hawaii are sprinkled throughout the year from March to December.

Deal basics

Airlines: American, Delta, Hawaiian
Routes: DEN/LAX/PDX/ORD/SEA to HNL/LIH/OGG
How to book: Directly through the airlines or through Google Flights
Travel dates: March — December

Related: From Hawaii to Connecticut, 8 great US beach hotels you can book with points

Sample flights

The deals below are first class seats, which include a premium seat, carry-on, priority boarding and two checked bags. The fares below are alll under $1,500 round-trip.

The most affordable deal we came across was a first class fare from Los Angeles (LAX) to Honolulu (HNL) for $977 round-trip on a direct United flight.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Travelers can also fly nonstop on United from Portland (PDX) to Honolulu (HNL) for $1,106 round-trip. The offer below includes short stops in San Francisco (SFO) each way.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Another West Coast flight is from Seattle (SEA) to Kahului (OGG) on Maui for $1,234 round-trip. The flight from SEA is on Hawaiian Airlines with a stop in Honolulu (HNL) and the return flight is nonstop on Delta.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

There are limited flights available from Denver (DEN) to Kauai (LIH). The offer we found was in the middle of May for $1,386 round trip with long layovers in San Francisco (SFO).

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Travelers can skip the chilly weather in Chicago (ORD) and head to Honolulu (HNL) for $1,481 round-trip on Delta with stops in Seattle (SEA) each way.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Maximize your purchase

Pay with: The Platinum Card® from American Express for 5 points per dollar on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel (on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), the Citi Prestige® Card for 5 points per dollar on airfare, the Citi Premier® Card or Chase Sapphire Reserve for 3 points per dollar on air travel, the American Express® Gold Card for 3 points per dollar on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel, or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card for 2 points per dollar on travel.

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

Bottom line

Relax on the beach, catch some waves and explore everything Hawaii offers. Don’t miss out on getting there in style with these first class deals.

Featured photo by Clint Henderson/The Points Guy.

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