Deal alert: Hawaii for less than $200

Jan 2, 2022

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Want to kick off the new year in Hawaii? Now could be your chance. United Airlines is offering some deals in the beginning of 2022 from major West Coast cities to Kailua-Kona on Hawaii’s Big Island starting below $200 round-trip. From its dramatic volcanic landscape to its boutique coffee farms and some of the world’s best snorkeling, Hawaii is always a good idea. Travel now through March to take advantage of these fares.

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(Photo by Summer Hull / The Points Guy)

Secret Flying first reported the offers, which are available from January to March.

Deal basics

Airline: United Airlines.
Routes: LAX/PHX/NEV/SEA to KOA.
How to book: Directly through airline site or via Google Flights.
Travel dates: January to March 2022.

Sample flights

The following deals are for Basic Economy seats on United Airlines, which include one carry-on. Seat selection and a checked bag can be added for extra fees.

Some of the cheapest flights we found for just under $200 round-trip were in February from California. Nonstops from Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO) to Kailua-Kona (KOA) are available for $199.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)
(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Travelers in Arizona can snag a flight from Phoenix (PHX) to Kailua-Kona (KOA) for $222 round-trip with one stop in Los Angeles (LAX) from the end of January to the beginning of February.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

A flight from Las Vegas (LAS) to Kailua-Kona (KOA) will cost $267 round-trip from the beginning to the middle of February. We found selection is limited, so jump on this while you can. These fares are typically over $500 round-trip this time of year.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

In the beginning of February, travelers in Seattle (SEA) can travel to Kailua-Kona (KOA) for $275 round-trip with a stop in San Francisco (SFO). Again, this is much below the usual rate for flights this time of year.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Maximize your purchase

Pay with: The Platinum Card® from American Express for 5x 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 5x on airfare, the Citi Premier® Card or Chase Sapphire Reserve for 3x on air travel, the American Express® Gold Card for 3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel, or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card for 2x on travel — which you could redeem for as little as 13,000 points.

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

The beauty, history and culture of Hawaii’s islands are beguiling.

Keep in mind that before traveling to Hawaii, it is important to know the current health requirements and recommendations. Read everything you need to know prior to visiting Hawaii here.

Featured image by Sam Antonio Photography / Getty Images.

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