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This morning great airfares from DFW – Honolulu on United have returned! Remember, these will not last long, so if you want in I would pull the trigger ASAP. If you aren’t 100% sure of your travel plans, you can cancel United flights penalty free for 24 hours – see this post for more details.
Flying from Texas to Hawaii for $486 round trip is literally about 40% off the normal going rate, so this is a very good price – especially considering availability goes into June and July when the kids are out of school and deals are often harder to come by (as are award flights0. I saw these fares from @theflightdeal and recommend keeping an eye on them in case other airlines respond and discount flights from different cities in response.
I would use “Calendar of Lowest Fares” function on ITA Matrix or the flexible date search on United as both can be helpful in spotting the cheapest dates to travel. You cannot book via the ITA Matrix site, but it can be helpful in hunting down the lowest prices and then you can head to your favorite booking site, or directly to United.com to lock in the lower prices.
At these prices, you are often better off using cash or fixed value points from certain cards like and earn miles rather than than flying on traditional airline miles. If you do decide to head to the islands and want some ideas of where to stay on points, check out some of my reviews of points-friendly hotels here.
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