Deal Alert: Flights to Hawaii From $260 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 been a while since we’ve seen some solid prices to Hawaii, but today we are seeing a number of sub-$300 deals from the West Coast — including San Diego, Oakland, Orange County, San Jose and Portland — and sub-$400 deals from further inland like Phoenix, Albuquerque and even Houston. Almost every Hawaiian airport is on sale from at least one of these departure airports.
To search, head to Priceline or Expedia.
Airlines: Delta, United, American Airlines, Hawaiian
Routes: SAN/OAK/SNA/SJC/PHX/PDX/IAH/ABQ to KOA/HNL/OGG/LIH
Cost: $260+ round-trip
Travel Dates: June-October 2019 and January-February 2020 — depending on the route
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
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Here are a few examples of what you can book:
San Diego (SAN) to Kona (KOA) for $260 round-trip 1-stop in Delta basic economy:
Oakland (OAK) to Honolulu (HNL) for $265 round-trip 1-stop in Delta basic economy:
Orange County (SNA) to Kona (KOA) for $293 round-trip 1-stop in United basic economy:
San Jose (SJC) to Honolulu (HNL) for $295 round-trip 1-stop in American Airlines basic economy:
Oakland (OAK) to Kona (KOA) for $295 round-trip 1-stop in American Airlines basic economy:
San Jose (SJC) to Kona (KOA) for $295 round-trip 1-stop in American Airlines basic economy:
San Jose (SJC) to Kahului, Maui (OGG) for $303 round-trip 1-stop in Delta basic economy:
Phoenix (PHX) to Lihue (LIH) for $335 round-trip 1-stop in United basic economy:
Portland (PDX) to Lihue (LIH) for $335 round-trip 1-stop in United basic economy:
San Jose (SJC) to Kahului, Maui (OGG) for $338 round-trip nonstop on Hawaiian:
Houston (IAH) to Lihue (LIH) for $345 round-trip 1-stop in American Airlines basic economy:
Albuquerque (ABQ) to Kahului, Maui (OGG) for $355 round-trip 1-stop on United basic economy:
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), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Chase Sapphire Reserve, 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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