Airfare to Hawaii

Feb 14th, 2011, 08:46 AM
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Airfare to Hawaii

When is the best time to buy airfare to Hawaii for July 2011? Right now the airfare from LAX to Honolulu seems so high.
Dukiebear is offline  
Feb 14th, 2011, 09:56 AM
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I just got back from Hawaii. I went to and purchased two one-way tickets which were about $210 each. I did this about six weeks before traveling.

I would check once a week starting now but don't feel that you need to purchase your tickets until May.

I also found that smaller airports could be cheaper because airlines want more $$ for direct flights. I flew from Oakland to Denver to LAX, to Maui. Crazy, I know, but I did get miles. The direct flight from SFO was around $800.

Have you considered packages? Do you need a hotel and rental car?
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Feb 15th, 2011, 04:25 AM
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cheapos from under $199 each way

good screening sites keep checking but not too cheap now...
qwovadis is offline  
Feb 28th, 2011, 12:06 AM
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I wish we could get similar prices from where I live in Syd to Honolulu... I would be there all the time. The lowest we can get for economy is 1000 return. Darn.
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Feb 28th, 2011, 05:45 PM
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One thread about low fares is a staple at the mileage run forum at flyertalk. Go here:

Look for the Pleasant Holidays post. It is on page 2 of the posts at this time. No guarantee that these last minute packages would be available for your travel dates.
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Feb 28th, 2011, 06:27 PM
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Wow, that's a great link, mrwunrfl. I go to flyertalk all the time (the United forum) but had never looked at the mileage run forum. Great information! I don't mind last minute travel, provided I have the free time to do it.
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Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:51 PM
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That forum is even better if you are flexible with destinations. Miami and the Everglades were lower on my list until I saw $200 roundtrips from LAX at the MR forum. I leave Saturday.
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