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Aloha! Escape to Hawaii With These Spring Fare Sales

Aloha! Escape to Hawaii With These Spring Fare Sales

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Do you have Hawaii on the list of possible vacation destinations this year?  Then say aloha to a bunch of fare sales to one of our readers’ favorite vacation destinations!

Via Travel Codex, Alaska Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines have some great deals on flights to Hawaii from the West Coast for travel this spring!

Aloha Escape To Hawaii With These Spring Fare Sales
Save Money on a Spring Trip to Hawaii With These Fare Sales!

Here are the details of each deal.

1.   Alaska Airlines Fare Sale to Hawaii

Link:  Alaska Airlines Fare Sale to Hawaii

Alaska Airlines is having a fare sale from select West Coast Cities to 4 Hawaiian islands!

Here are the sale’s terms:

  • Book your airfare by 11:59 pm Pacific Time on March 1, 2018
  • Valid for travel between April 16 and May 23, 2018
  • Valid for Mondays through Thursday only
  • If a nonstop flight is available, the sale applies to the nonstop flight only

The deals range in price from $179 to $339 one-way in coach.  You can fly from:

  • Anchorage
  • Los Angeles
  • Oakland
  • Portland
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose
  • Seattle
  • And many more!

Because these are paid fares, Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® Card cardholders will be able to use their annual companion certificate with this sale!

And even though the sale is supposed to only be valid for travel between April 16 and May 23, 2018, I found sale fares for dates as late as the first week of June!

Aloha Escape To Hawaii With These Spring Fare Sales
I Found Sale Fares in June, Well After the Official Travel Dates!

2.   Hawaiian Airlines Fare Sale

Link:   Hawaiian Airlines Fare Sale From Los Angeles

Hawaiian Airlines is discounting certain fares from Los Angeles to Hawaii.

You can get one-way fares from Los Angeles to:

  • Lihue for $179
  • Kona for $199
  • Honolulu for $249
  • Maui for $249

Here are the terms of the sale:

  • Book your airfare by March 1, 2018
  • Valid for travel Between April 11 and May 10, 2018
  • Valid for travel between Mondays and Thursdays
  • Fares are non-refundable

Getting to West Coast Departure Cities

If you don’t live on the West Coast, you can still take advantage of these deals.  But you’ll have to find an affordable way to get to your departure city!

You can check out my posts on how to use Google Flights and ITA Matrix to find cheap fares to the West Coast.  Or look for one of the frequent Southwest or JetBlue fare sales.  Award flights for both airlines are tied to the cash price of the ticket, so fare sales are great way to save points, too!

Aloha Escape To Hawaii With These Spring Fare Sales
Folks With the Southwest Companion Pass Should Have a Much Easier Time Flying From Their Home Airport to a West Coast City Cheaply

If you have the Southwest Companion pass, you can book almost 2 for 1 travel to lots of West Coast destinations.  And in 1+ years, you’ll be able to fly Southwest all the way to Hawaii!

Hotel Information

If you book a sale 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 use 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.  

Note:  If you prefer to book paid stays, 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!).

Airbnb is another terrific way to save money on accommodations, especially for longer stays.  Here are some tips on how to negotiate a better Airbnb price, and how to find a safe and comfortable Airbnb.

Use a Credit Card That Earns Bonus Miles & Points

These cards earn bonus miles or points for paid airfare:

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

- Terms apply
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

- Terms apply
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

- Terms apply
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

- Terms apply
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

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

Or pay with an airline credit card for specific perks!

And if you book a hotel, don’t forget to use one of these cards:

Card NameWhat It Earns
SimplyCash® Plus Business Credit Card from American Express
- 3% cash back on hotel rooms purchased directly from hotels when you choose this as your 3% cash back category

- Here's my review of the card

- Terms apply
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 hotels

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

- Extend your trip with a complimentary 4th night stay at any hotel of your choice
Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card
InkBusinessPreferred
- Earn 3X Chase Ultimate Rewards points on the first $150,000 spent on travel, including airfare & hotels each year

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

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

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  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
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