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Update: Looks like the fares are now gone – congrats to those who moved fast enough!
Right now I am seeing the lowest round trip price from Houston to Hawaii that I have ever personally seen on a legit fare. For just $380 you can fly round trip from Houston – Hilo on Delta on various dates through the end of the year. Not surprisingly, I’m not seeing the fare during the peak summer travel times, but I saw some in spring, fall, and winter. I also some mid-August dates that may work for a trip just before school starts. Availability is minimal, but it is there.
I would use something like ITA Matrix or even the Delta flexible search calendar to spot the lowest fares since they are only on certain days. This fare likely will not last long at all, so get on it and take advantage of the free 24 hour cancellation policy if you change your mind later in the day.
Delta awards miles based on the selling price of the flight, but a V fare (as shown above) would still earn 50% flown miles with Alaska Airlines, so that would be where I would credit the miles from this flight.
If you have points from the Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard® you could use about 38,000 of them to take advantage of this low fare and then get 3,800 back (10% rebate for redeeming for travel) for a net of just 34,200 points. Plus, you would also earn over 4,000 Alaska Airlines miles for the flights.
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