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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 make purchased tickets temporarily drop into the realm of reasonable prices from select cities. These deals never last very long, so you must move quickly when they appear.
Via The Flight Deal, if you act quickly you can get round trip tickets to Hawaii on American/US Airways from $541 from the following cities:
- Newark [EWR]
- Chicago [ORD]
- Houston [IAH]
You can fly to the following Hawaiian cities:
- Honolulu [HNL]
- Maui [OGG]
- Kauai [LIH]
- Kona [KOA]
Prices on these routes are routinely several hundred dollars higher than this, so don’t wait if you want in. With American Airlines you can put flights on hold for 24 hours while you decide if you want to keep them, so at the very least do that if you are interested in these prices
These prices are valid on select dates from mid-August – May, 2016. If you happen to be eying flights from Houston, I even saw spring break available at these prices! As shown below I used ITA Matrix to use a calendar search for the lowest fares, and then went to American Airlines to actually price out the tickets and purchase or put on hold the flights that look best for you.
Congrats if you are able to get in on one of these discounted fares to one of my favorite spots in the world!
If this has caused you to start planning a trip to Hawaii, then check out my video with the Travel Channel on how to Save Big on a Trip to Hawaii and lots of hotel reviews I have written on points-friendly properties in Hawaii here.