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Use Your Companion Pass to Fly Southwest to Hawaii!

The most anticipated aviation announcement in years took a couple of ticks longer than we thought it might to be announced, but that’s okay because Southwest Airlines is officially officially going to be selling tickets to Hawaii in 2018! They didn’t say passengers flights will actually take off next year, but my money is on passengers being in the air at some point in 2018. Yesterday evening at their employee Spirit Party in California, they announced that they intend to fly to Southwest…

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Fly to Hawaii and More for Fewer Miles With New Award Chart!

It was recently announced that Singapore Airlines and Alaska Airlines were becoming partners. This means that, among other things, you will be able to use Alaska miles to fly Singapore Airlines operated flights and Singapore Airlines miles to fly Alaska operated flights. More options redemption are always good, but what really matters are the award charts prices and we can take a look at the just released Singapore Airlines award chart for Alaska Airlines operated flights. This is super relevant…

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So What Did Southwest Say About Hawaii This Week?

After lots of internet rumors and speculation based on Southwest Airlines having luau themed boarding gates, employees in Hawaiian shirts, being a headlining sponsorship of a Hawaii travel summit, impending introduction of new planes to the fleet, and more, fans of the airline (and its Rapid Reward points) waited yesterday for news of a rumored formal announcement that the airline was starting up service to the Hawaiian Islands in 2018. With Southwest reps in Hawaii for the Hawaii Global Tourism Summit,…

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Southwest Very Close to a Hawaii Announcement?

I’m not sure there is a longer-standing airline route rumor than when it comes to Southwest and Hawaii. Just as an example, there has been an active “Southwest Hawaii Rumors” thread on Flyertalk since at least 2008, and I’m sure rumors of the potential of service to Hawaii probably pre-date that thread. At first, there were more reasons speculated why it wouldn’t work than why it would, but for a while now the general consensus has been not if Southwest…

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Delta Flash Sale: Last Day to Book Alaska and Hawaii for Less

My absolutely favorite time to use Delta miles is during their monthly flash sales. That’s how we booked our tickets to the Bahamas for fall break using miles we earned from cards like the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card, and it’s how I hope to use more of our Delta miles in the future. Now admittedly there is some humor to their flash sale discounts since they don’t have an award chart with which to compare the discount prices to…

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Two Very Rare Airline Business Class Awards Available Today

As I shared a little while back, I have a travel goals 2020 list where I outline where we hope to go each year until 2020, but it’s just a list. God willing at least some of trips on the list will happen, but odds are some of it won’t happen, or at least it won’t happen when and where it is currently penciled in. However, part of the reason some of it might not happen is simply because an…

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United Majorly Increasing Service to Hawaii!

While it may sound cliche, I think my favorite travel destination is Hawaii. At the very least, it is certainly my happy place whether I am there by myself, for an adults-only trip, or with the family. It is far, but it is so worth it once you get there. That said, I am thrilled that beginning later this year United is really upping their service to the Hawaiian Islands from a number of cities! Beginning December 20, United will increase…

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New Amex Membership Rewards Transfer Bonus to Hawaiian!

BONUS TRANSFER OFFER HAS EXPIRED! I’m a huge fan of American Express Membership Rewards transfer bonuses where you get more points than normal when transferring to a hotel or airline partner during a bonus period. Just as there was last year about this time, there is now a new 25% transfer bonus from Amex Membership Rewards to Hawaiian Airlines running through 6/21/17. Those bonus works from Membership Rewards eligible cards such as the new Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card from American Express or The…

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Discounted Fairmont Suite in Maui Available Today via Daily Getaways

If you are interested in a discounted stay at an upscale Fairmont property in Hawaii or San Francisco, Hyatt points from just over a penny each, or Hertz car rental points, then the final three days of this year’s Daily Getaways sale is right up your alley.   For now I’m just going to focus on today’s offering that goes live at 1PM Eastern and consists of Fairmont reward certificates. The first offering features six reward certificates each valid for a one…

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Update on Hyatt Coco Palms on Kauai

Almost three years ago I shared the good news that the iconic Coco Palms hotel on Kauai would be brought back to life from the destruction of 1992’s Hurricane Iniki and that after repairs it would become a Hyatt. For those not familiar, Coco Palms was the first resort to open on Kauai in 1953. In its heyday the resort was frequented by celebrities and featured in the wedding scene from the Elvis Presley movie “Blue Hawaii”, among others, I have heard that when this…

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