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Flights to Maui for Under $500 on United from Dallas

When airfare to Hawaii drops under $500 for a round trip from pretty much anywhere in Texas, I start dreaming of perfect weather, gorgeous sunsets, sand at my feet, amazing food, and all things Hawaii. If you do the same, then know that right now you can snag flights from Dallas to Maui on United for about $450 round trip on various dates in January through early March 2018. I like to use the Google Flights flexible date search to…

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Review of the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort

Of all the places we have ever been, my favorite destination is still Hawaii, so when I recently had the chance to head there, even for just a night, I was all-in. This particular night was spent in Waikiki, which may not be my #1 spot in all of Hawaii, but I found plenty of great things to do and eat in the Waikiki area during my 24 hours in paradise. One of the harder decisions for this one night…

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Five Things to Do With 24 Hours in Waikiki

A few weeks ago I had the privilege to be on the final United 747 passenger flight. That final flight flew from San Francisco to Honolulu, the same route as the first United 747 flight in the 1970’s, which was a very nice full circle moment for the aircraft and airline…and a very top notch travel destination for me. Call me unoriginal, but Hawaii is one of my very favorite spots, so even a night there isn’t too short for…

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United Discounts Hawaii Award Flights for ‘Cyber Monday’

My family’s favorite vacation destination is Hawaii, and via their own version of a “Cyber Monday” offering, United is making it 20% cheaper to get there on miles if you book a roundtrip economy saver award by December 8th and travel between January 7 – March 10, 2018. This means that instead of it costing 45,000 United miles per round trip, it will cost you just 36,000 miles to get to paradise and back from the Lower 48 + Alaska…

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Discounted Flights to Hawaii Available from the Middle of the Country

Hawaii fare sales from the West Coast happen with some regularity, but once you head East of Nevada the chance to score a good fare to Hawaii becomes about as likely as hitting a royal flush on video poker. I’ve done both, but only very, very rarely. However, for those looking to fly on Alaska or Virgin America to Hawaii, today could be the day you put together a trip to Hawaii for a very good price.   Using a flexible…

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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…

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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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