Deal alert: West Coast cities to Hawaii under $250 round-trip

Dec 19, 2021

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If you’re on the West Coast and have been on the lookout for an affordable trip to Hawaii, now could be the time to book. Hawaiian and United are offering deals for travel in early 2022 from several U.S. cities. With fares starting at under $250 round-trip, you could be flying across the Pacific in no time.

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Secret Flying first reported the offers, which are available in January and February 2022.

Deal basics

Airlines: Hawaiian and United Airlines.
Routes: SEA/SFO/LAS/LAX/PDX to HNL.
How to book: Directly through airlines’ sites or via Google Flights.
Travel dates: January to February 2022.

Related: Book this, not that: Hawaii resorts edition 

Sample flights

The following deals are for Main Cabin Basic seats on Hawaiian Airlines, which include a carry-on. The Basic Economy ticket on United does not. Both airlines will charge an additional fee for seat selection and checked bags.

Californians flying out of Los Angeles can snag a round-trip flight on Hawaiian Airlines from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Honolulu (HNL) at $166 from the end of January to the beginning of February.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Travelers flying from San Francisco have options for nonstop flights on Hawaiian and United from San Francisco International airport (SFO) to Honolulu (HNL) starting at $167 round-trip from the end of January to the beginning of February.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

At the end of January, we found flights for $184 round-trip from Portland (PDX) to Honolulu (HNL) with one stop in San Francisco.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

When Seattle gets gloomy in January, sunshine may be just what the doctor ordered. United can get you from Seattle (SEA) to Honolulu (HNL) for $230 round-trip.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Hawaiians love to visit Las Vegas. Now, residents of Sin City can reciprocate for a little over $250. United has flights from Las Vegas (LAS) to Honolulu (HNL) throughout February with a stop in Los Angeles (LAX).

(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

Temperatures in the high 70s, tropical flowers, whale watching and monster North Shore waves that attract the world’s best surfers. Those are but a few reasons to head to Hawaii in the winter, and these deals will help you get there.

Remember that Hawaii has stricter requirements for travelers. All the details on what you need to know prior to visiting Hawaii are here.

Featured image by okimo/Getty Images.

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