Won’t Last! New Orleans Round-Trip $149, Hawaii $591, From East Coast

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Via The Flight Deal, you can fly from Boston, Philadelphia, or New York, to New Orleans, on United Airlines for only ~$149 round-trip in coach!

Or you can fly to Honolulu, from Boston, New York, Philadelphia, or Washington, DC, on American Airlines starting at ~$591 round-trip in coach!

Travel dates vary for each destination, but both are valid this autumn.  And the fares work in reverse, so you can fly from New Orleans or Hawaii too.

Won't Last New Orleans Round Trip 149 Hawaii 591 From East Coast

Visit Warm, Sunny Honolulu This Fall for Only ~$591 Round-Trip in Coach!

You can search for this fare using ITA Matrix or Google Flights, then book it on the airline websites.

These fares will go fast, so book now if you’re interested!

How to Book It

Link:   ITA Matrix

Link:   Google Flights

Note:   If you book a ticket with an online travel agency like Orbitz or Expedia, you may be eligible for a refund within a short time of booking your ticket.  Check out my post on cancellation policies for airlines and online travel agencies for more details!

Thinking of New Orleans?

You can fly to New Orleans from the following cities with a 21-day advance purchase requirement.

  • Boston
  • New York
  • Philadelphia

The fare is valid from September 2015, to early November 2015.  You must depart on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Saturday.  There are lots of seats still available in October or November!

Here’s how to use Google Flights to find sale dates.

I found a round-trip flight between Boston and New Orleans in late September for just ~$150.

Won't Last New Orleans Round Trip 149 Hawaii 591 From East Coast

Cheap Fare! Boston to New Orleans Round-Trip in Coach for Just ~$150

Note:  You can cancel a United Airlines reservation within 24 hours of booking and get a full refund.

Remember, folks who have the Chase United MileagePlus Explorer card get a free checked bag.  But you have to use the card to pay for your ticket!

How About Honolulu?

If a relaxing beach vacation is more your speed, American Airlines has round-trip fares to Honolulu from ~$591 from the following cities:

  • Boston
  • New York
  • Philadelphia
  • Washington, DC

The fare is valid from late August 2015, to December 14, 2015.  The overwater flight must depart on Monday through Thursday.  And you must purchase your ticket at least 14 days in advance.

I found flights from New York’s Newark airport to Honolulu in November for ~$591!

Won't Last New Orleans Round Trip 149 Hawaii 591 From East Coast

Under $600 From the East Coast to Hawaii Is a Good Deal!

The other cities have slightly higher prices, from ~$600 to ~$622.

Note:  You can hold a reservation on American Airlines for up to 24 hours and get a full refund if you change your mind.

Remember, folks with the Citi Prestige can use Citi ThankYou points to purchase tickets at a rate of 1.6 cents per point on American Airlines.  So check if this same deal is available in the Citi Travel portal!

And if you have the Citi Executive AAdvantage MasterCard, you get 1st bag checked free for yourself and up to 8 companions traveling on the same reservation!

What If You’re Not in 1 of These Cities?

Southwest – If you need more Southwest points, Chase Ultimate Rewards points transfer to Southwest.  Plus, if you have the Southwest Companion Pass, a friend can fly with you for (almost) free!

British Airways – If you’re a short flight away from an included city, you can save miles by using British Airways Avios points to book an award flight on American Airlines.

Chase Ultimate Rewards pointsAmerican Express Membership Rewards points, and Starwood Preferred Guest points transfer to British Airways.

Which Card to Use?

Remember to use a card that will earn you bonus points:

Card NameWhat It Earns
The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN- Earn 3X American Express Membership Rewards points on airfare purchased directly from airlines when you choose this as your 3X category (otherwise earn 2X points)

- Here's my review of the card

Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express
- Earn 3X American Express Membership Rewards points for airfare purchased directly from airlines

- $100 Airline fee credit. Up to $100 a year for incidental fees with your selected airline

- Here's my review of the card
SimplyCash® Plus Business Credit Card from American Express
- 3% cash back on airfare purchased directly from airlines when you choose this as your 3% cash back category

- Here's my review of the card
The Platinum Card® from American Express
- Earn 5X American Express Membership Rewards points for flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel

- $200 Airline Fee Credit. Up to $200 a year in baggage fees and more at 1 airline

- Here's my review of the card
Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard®

- Earn 2 miles per $1 on all purchases

- Use miles for travel statement credits (minimum 10,000 miles for $100)

- Here's my review of the card
Chase Sapphire Reserve
- Earn 3 miles per $1 on travel and dining

- $300 statement credit for travel purchases per calendar year (including hotels, airfare, etc.)

- Here's my review of the card
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
- Earn 2X Chase Ultimate Rewards points on travel, including airfare

- Here's my review of the card
Citi Prestige® Card - Earn 3X ThankYou points for airfare & hotels

- $250 statement credit for airfare & baggage fees each calendar year

- Here's my review of the card
Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card
InkBusinessPreferred
- Earn 3X Chase Ultimate Rewards points on the first $150,000 spent on travel, including airfare each year

- Here's my review of the card
Citi ThankYou® Premier Card- Earn 3X ThankYou points for travel, including airfare

- Here's my review of the card
Or pay with an airline credit card for specific perks!

Get Free Hotel Nights With These Cards

Link:   Hot Deals – Hotel Credit Cards

If you book a cheap flight, remember there are lots of ways to get cheap or free hotel rooms with points from credit card bonuses and spending!

To find hotels that can be booked with points, I like using Hotel Hustle (which even shows you if rooms are actually available!) or AwardMapper.

Remember, you can transfer flexible points like Chase Ultimate Rewards or American Express Membership Rewards to different hotel programs.

Won't Last New Orleans Round Trip 149 Hawaii 591 From East Coast

Transfer Your Flexible Points to Hilton for Big Travel!

Check out my posts on all the ways to earn Hilton and Hyatt points!

Note:  Folks who want to book paid stays could check out discount sites like Orbitz, Expedia, or TravelPony for deals.  But remember you won’t get stay credits or points (and might not have your elite status recognized).

And if you’re feeling adventurous or prefer a neighborhood feel, Airbnb is a great way to save money on accommodations, especially for longer stays.

Read my tips on how to negotiate a better price on Airbnb!

Bottom Line

You can fly you can fly from Boston, Philadelphia, or New York, to New Orleans, on United Airlines for only ~$149 round-trip in coach!

Travel dates are from September 2015 to early November 2015.  There’s a 21-day advance purchase requirement, and you must depart on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Saturday.

Or you can fly to Honolulu, from Boston, New York, Philadelphia, or Washington, DC, on American Airlines starting at ~$591 round-trip in coach!

Travel from late August to December 14, 2015.  The overwater flight must be on Monday through Thursday, and you must purchase your ticket at least 14 days in advance.

Cheap fares like this won’t last!  This is a terrific opportunity if you’re looking for a warm getaway this fall!

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2 responses to “Won’t Last! New Orleans Round-Trip $149, Hawaii $591, From East Coast

  1. Hello. In late June ’15 I booked PHL-HNL (9/24-10/8) for $637×2. Can I go back to AA and have them adjust the difference?

  2. Does anyone know if / where I can still get a BOS – MSY round trip for $150????