American Airlines RT Awards to Hawaii as Low as 27k Miles

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For a limited time American Airlines is offering some discounted award trips to Hawaii!  Right now you can book award tickets to Hawaii for just 15k miles each way.  If you have a co-branded American Airlines credit card that offers 10% of your redeemed miles back, that brings your real mileage price to 27,000 miles round trip.  That is pretty great for a round trip ticket to Hawaii!  Even without the 10% discount, 30,000 miles round trip is very, very good.  Usually their off-peak saver award tickets are 35,000 miles round trip (from January 12 – March 13; August 22 – Dec. 15) and their regular saver tickets are 45,000 miles round trip.

Availability can be sparse from some cities, but it does exist.

AA Hawaii Mommy Points

AA discounted Hawaii awards

People normally think of 25,000 miles as the magic number required to fly round trip around the contiguous states, but for just a couple thousand miles more you can go all the way to Hawaii and back thanks to this special.  Pretty awesome for a fall getaway if you ask me!

Here are the official details:

Beat the crowds and experience the best Hawaii has to offer without spending a fortune on your vacation. And for a limited time, you save 5,000 miles on your round-trip flights. Book a reduced MileSAAver Economy Class award* for only 15,000 miles each way when flying between the contiguous U.S. or Canada and Hawaii on American Airlines.

Participating Airlines:
American Airlines

Reduced Mileage Offer

Offer Dates:
August 28 – September 13, 2013

Travel Dates:
September 11 – December 17, 2013

This award special is valid for travel on flights marketed and operated by American Airlines between Hawaii and the U.S. or Canada, excluding Alaska and the U.S. Virgin Islands, for MileSAAver Off-peak Economy Class award. Award inventory is subject to seat availability and capacity controls, and seats for award travel may not be available on all flights. Standard AAdvantage award travel terms and conditions apply. AAdvantage flight awards are subject to, and the passenger is responsible for, the September 11th Security Fee, applicable departure taxes, federal inspection fees, passenger facility charges and any other taxes and fees imposed by a government entity (U.S. or foreign), as well as any carrier imposed fees or surcharges. View complete details on award reservations. View complete details about the AAdvantage program.

Thanks to the commenter “Grover’s Bathtub” for sharing this deal with me!

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  1. Just booked a R/T trip there for November with 25,000 miles via BA’s Avois – even better! Gotta love using a non-US carrier to get the best deal with travel in the US.

  2. Travis, you are more than welcome!
    Max, for those on the West Coast the 25k Avios deal is absolutely better, but for the rest of us who live a little further from Hawaii this one take the cake!

  3. Why didn’t you mention that your readers can apply for a non-affiliate Citi AA card in order to get 50k so that they can take advantage of this deal?

  4. Glad that this was of interest! With the one-way redemptions on AA and United, someone with United miles and not enough AA miles (or unfavorable availability for one leg) could use 15K AA miles on one leg and 20K United miles on the other.

  5. We are on a traditional school schedule where I live (not year-round) so we do not get a fall break. 🙁 Just Christmas break and spring break. 🙁

    • Laura, some parts of the country give a fall break even for those on traditional calendars. In other parts, there is at least a 3 or 4 day long weekend around a holiday and/or teacher in-service days (not that 3 is long enough for Hawaii). Bummer you guys don’t get that!

  6. I just checked this morning and seems all dates with school off is very expensive. RT with economy seats is above 50k miles per person from west coast.

  7. Oh…yeah…we get Columbus Day weekend and Friday is an in-service day, so that is a 4 day weekend. But that’s all we get and I wouldn’t call it a “break” 🙁 This is my son’s first year in school so it’s all new to me.

    Our wedding anniversary is that weekend and my son is staying with grandma and my husband and I are going to Orlando for Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios. (yes…we are geeks) I’m happy to say that we are staying at Marriott for free, our car rental fee will be erased with Capital One and I used a free companion cert and good fare on Delta for our flights. 🙂 Now if only I could find a way to get into Universal Studios for free!!!

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