Cheap round-trip fares from the east coast to Hawaii – $499 on AlaskaAir!


[Deals like this tend to expire quickly so this article may be out of date after January 5, 2016]
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Alaska Airlines is offering this deal so you can credit your miles to an excellent frequent flier program.  For those who are wondering, the average high temperature in Hawaii hovers around 80 degrees during this time of year.

  • Fare: $499  (Google Flights says $500 but Alaska’s website reflects the $499 price)
  • Dates: End of January.  Slightly higher fares are available through the beginning of March.
  • Destination cities: Honolulu, Hawaii (HNL)
  • Departure cities: New York, NY (JFK) and Newark, NJ (EWR). Other cities (Washington DC, Chicago, Tampa) have round-trip fares for under $550 on Alaska Airlines.
  • Miles (Alaska): ~10,196.  You book into the R fare class so you’ll earn actual miles traveled.  Unfortunately you would accrue 0 miles if you credited the flight to American Airlines.
  • How to bookOrbitz (you can accrue Orbucks)

JFK or EWR to HNL or KOA


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