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Stack Deals: Two Tickets to Hawaii From $363 Each!

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One of the coolest airline credit card perks out there is the Alaska Airlines credit card’s annual companion fare certificate that allows you to bring along a companion on a purchased Alaska Airlines flight in economy for just $99 base fare + taxes and fees that start at $22. If you can put that certificate to good use each year, then that alone makes the card’s $75 annual fee worth it in my view.   The real play to me…

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Details on New Amex 25% Membership Rewards Transfer Bonus

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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. As I shared on Twitter earlier this week, there is now a 25% transfer bonus from Amex Membership Rewards to Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles running through 6/21/16.   This means you will get 1,250 HawaiianMiles for every 1,000 Amex Membership Reward points transferred during the transfer period if you have cards…

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Airline Award Success Story: Aloha Hawaii!

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There is nothing you can do to will airline award space into existence (though boy I sure have tried), but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have far more successes than failures when using miles, even when what you want is the “impossible”. All it takes is planning, persistence, patience, and, of course, a little bit of luck. Earlier this week I shared our status in planning a Spring Break 2017 trip to Hawaii using mostly a mix of miles and…

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Which Is the Best Way to Fly to Hawaii With a Young Kid?

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As you probably know, I plan trips as far in advance as possible both in my mind and on the computer with actual dollars and points. If you are a family on a school schedule who is trying to leverage miles and points you likely do the same – or at least probably should do the same whenever possible. This strategy helped us secure suites using a combination of miles and points in Hawaii for next spring break, something we probably…

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Fly to Hawaii From $488 Round Trip from Houston, Chicago, and More!

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Hawaii is a very popular destination for those who are looking to travel on miles or via a great airfare sale, so I love sharing low airfare prices to Hawaii when they pop up.  Right now there are sub-$500 round trip tickets to Hawaii from several cities.  As always, these won’t last long, so pull the trigger or at least put them on hold for free (if flying American Airlines). Via The Flight Deal round trips are available to Honolulu…

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Reminder of Change Coming to AAdvantage on 9/1

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In the craziness of the summer it is easy to forget a few changes coming to miles and points programs this fall, but since I know many families are busy planning next year’s summer vacations I wanted to share one change that kicks in on September 1st that is absolutely worth a reminder. On September 1st American Airlines will no longer permit you to redeem AAdvantage miles for travel on their partner Hawaiian Airlines between the continental United States and…

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Cheap Texas – Hawaii Flights Return: $486 Round Trip on United

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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…

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United: Hawaii Under $400 Round Trip from Select Cities

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Right now you can fly roundtrip to Hawaii for way less than normal on United from select cities!  We are talking less than $400 round trip to Hawaii for dates that go into June 2016 from the following cities: Dallas Phoenix Salt Lake City Flying from Texas to Hawaii for $399 round trip is literally about 50% off the normal going rate, so this is a very good price.  These sort of “fare wars” where one airline offers discounted fares…

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Hawaii Round Trip from $541: Houston, Chicago, and Newark!

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My current favorite family vacation destination is Hawaii (in fact, if I wasn’t due to have a baby any day, we would be there on a trip right now that I had to cancel!).  The biggest downside to Hawaii, aside from it being pretty far for some of us, is that it is usually not cheap to get there or stay there.  This is where miles and points often come into play, but occasionally there are airline “fare wars” that…

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Airline Awards to Hawaii Getting Harder to Book Beginning 9/1/15

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I’m a huge fan of using frequent flyer miles to get your family to Hawaii, but the bad news is that effective September 1st that task is going to get a little bit harder for many of us.  On September 1st American Airlines will no longer permit you to redeem AAdvantage miles for travel on their partner Hawaiian Airlines between the continental United States and Hawaii.  You will still be able to use them to connect between Hawaiian Islands, but…

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