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Ring in the new year with United flights to Honolulu from Los Angeles for as few as 9,400 miles

September 1 2022
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If you haven’t yet booked your first trip for 2023, we recommend doing so with this deal — United flights from Los Angeles to Honolulu are on sale for as little as 9,400 miles.

From January to February, United has a limited number of discounted flights from Los Angeles to Honolulu. Otherwise, flights to Honolulu can cost as much as 80,000 miles for a one-way trip.

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The deal only applies to one-way trips from Los Angeles to Honolulu; trips back from Honolulu to Los Angeles will also cost 9,400 miles. The deal also only applies to United’s economy fare.

This deal won’t last long, so be sure to act fast.

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Deal Basics

Airlines: United
Routes: LAX to HNL
How to book: Book directly through United.com
Travel dates: Jan. 17, 2023, to Feb. 9, 2023
Book by: ASAP

Sample Flights

These flights are a part of United’s Saver Awards program, which offers a limited number of seats for various flights at heftily discounted prices.

When booking a flight to Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the deal may vary, since the number of seats for under 10,0000 offered is limited. However, we found that January to February 2023 had the most available dates for under 10,000 miles.

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If you have United Premier status or a United credit card connected to your MileagePlus account, then make sure to log into your MileagePlus account before searching.

These mileage deals only apply to United’s economy fares, which allow you to choose a seat for your flights and to bring one carry-on bag. There are also checked baggage fees of $35 for the first bag and $45 for the second.

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The 9,400 miles only apply to one way — a round-trip flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu will come to 18,800 miles. TPG’s August 2022 valuations place United’s MileagePlus program at 1.21 cents per mile.

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Also, if you open a United credit card when booking the flight, you can receive a $250 statement credit and 25,000 points to apply toward your flight to Honolulu.

Maximize your purchase

Make sure to use a card that earns bonus points on flight purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (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, Citi Prestige® Card (5 points per dollar on airfare), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve (3 points per dollar on airfare), American Express® Gold Card (3 points per dollar on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

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

MileagePlus members have access to a few good mileage fares right now.

This is a great deal because a one-way United trip to Honolulu on miles can cost anywhere between 20,000 miles and 80,000 miles. And even in the middle of winter, you can enjoy the much warmer temps and golden sand beaches of Honolulu.

But, book ASAP as at the time of publication, we found availability between Jan. 17, 2023, and Feb. 9, 2023, but that can change.

Featured photo by Getty Images/EyeEm
Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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