Update: American Airlines is now matching. Let the games begin!
I know Hawaii is one of the top destinations that people save miles and points for, but the last few weeks have just been tremendous in terms of very low paid fares to Hawaii. With fares this low it would almost be silly to use miles (unless of course you understandably have more miles than cash to burn). Today that trend continues with fares around $420 on United from Dallas or Miami to Honolulu. Tickets from Newark are also available for around $465. Those are round trip “all in” fares. Not only is this a great deal to get to Hawaii for a vacation, but these fares are so low that they are actually mileage-run worth (for those that do those sorts of things).
For example, the Miami – Honolulu fare can route via Newark. If you choose that routing, you can get 12,096 redeemable and elite qualifying miles for your journey. Of course, if you already have elite status you will get more than that with elite bonuses. At $421 for the ticket, that comes to a cost of about 3.5 cents per mile. That is very solid these days – especially to a destination that you may actually want to visit anyway!
I’m also excited to see fellow Texans able to get to Hawaii and back on United for around $420. The deal isn’t valid from Houston, but you can route through Houston… It won’t surprise me at all if other airlines (ahem, AA) match this sale though as of writing this I hadn’t yet seen that happen. Flights are available for various dates this fall, and you can get more details on The Flight Deal. Thanks to JakeRyan1 on FT for sharing the good news!
Anyone heading to Hawaii this fall on one of these recent low fares?!