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[Expired] [Fare Alert] West Coast to Hawaii From $181 Round-trip

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Update: The offer mentioned below has expired and is no longer available.

Are you tired of the frigid weather yet? Then do yourself a favor and book a flight to Hawaii, where the temperate weather and white sand beaches never go out of style. We’ve found direct flights all along the West Coast to the Aloha State for under $200 — so what are you waiting for?

Fare Deal — Details

These fare deals to Hawaii come courtesy of Hawaiian Airlines and United Airlines and are for basic economy tickets, which don’t include luggage. You’ll want to be aware of this when packing as checked baggage fees can really add up. Because these fares are so cheap, we don’t expect them to last, so if you’re interested you should book soon.

  • Class: Basic Economy
  • Routes: Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), San Diego (SAN), Las Vegas (LAS), and Portland (PDX) to Honolulu (HNL)
  • Dates: December 2022 to March 2023
  • Rates: As low as $181 round-trip

The cheapest rates we found featured nonstop flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Honolulu (HNL)

LAX HNL cash rate
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You’ll also find options from San Francisco (SFO), which costs just a little bit more.

SFO HNL cash rate
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Even San Diego (SAN) is included in this sale:

SAN HNL cash rate
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Best Ways To Book

These flights can either be booked directly or via an online travel agency (OTA). While OTAs can sometimes be cheaper than booking directly with an airline, it can also make it more difficult in the event that you need to change or cancel your flight. Still, if this is the option that you choose, make sure you use a card that maximizes your spend. The Chase Sapphire Reserve®, for example, will earn 3x Ultimate Rewards on all travel purchases. This includes airfare.

If booking directly with the airline, you’d earn 5x  Membership Rewards points per $1 spent with both The Platinum Card® from American Express (up to $500,000 in purchases per year) and The Business Platinum Card® from American Express.

We value Amex points at 2.2 cents apiece, so you’ll receive an 11% return on your flight when using one of these cards.

Hot Tip: Check out our guide to recommended websites and apps that offer flight deal alerts to make sure you don’t miss out on the next great travel deal!

Final Thoughts

Why not spend a few days in paradise? With roundtrip flights to Hawaii costing as low as $181, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better deal. This means more money in your pocket for the fun stuff, such as good food, tours, and fancy spa days.

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About Carissa Rawson

Carissa served in the U.S. Air Force where she developed her love for travel and new cultures. She started her own blog and eventually joined The Points Guy. Since then, she’s contributed to Business Insider, Forbes, and more.

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