(EXPIRED) United Saver Awards to Hawai’i starting at 6,900 miles one-way

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United Airlines Mileage Plus is offering some incredible deals on economy fares to/from Hawai’i from both the US West and East Coasts.  Fares seem to be the best to/from Maui and to/from LAX, but there’s also reduced pricing to/from Honolulu and several cities on the East Coast and in the Midwest.  Spring flights from LAX start at 6,900 to Maui and 9K on the return.  Fares to the East Coast and the Midwest can be found between 10,000 and 12,500 miles depending on routing and time of year.  Many flights had 4+ seats on saver pricing.

The West Coast has much more roundtrip availability, while the East Coast tends to be spotty or available one-way but not the other.  Still, these are great prices to Hawai’i and they most likely won’t last long.

Hawai’i for less than 16,000 United Miles roundtrip look pretty nice

The Deal

  • United has economy award flights between select US cities and Hawaii from just 6,900 miles each way
  • Fares available from LAX, SFO, DEN, PHX, ORD, NYC, WAS and probably more.
  • Fares available to OGG, HNL and LIH.  Maui has the most availability.
  • East Coast/Midwest starts at 10,000 miles, West Coast 6,900 miles.

Quick Thoughts

We’re seeing excellent sale pricing on UA awards to Hawai’i, starting at 6,900 United miles each way. That’s an amazing deal in comparison to the “standard” award price of 22,500 miles each way from the mainland US to Hawaii.  Here’s availability from LAX to OGG in May:

The return starts at 9000 miles, making the lowest roundtrip price less than 16,000 miles…6,500 miles less than a standard one-way.

There’s even good availability in December, albeit starting at around 10,000 miles each way:

Things are tighter going to/from the East Coast and Midwest.  It’s fairly easy to find seats one-way, but oftentimes the other direction isn’t showing availability in the same month.  Here’s OGG-ORD wide-open in December, but there was nothing going from ORD-OGG.

It may be possible to link some of this one-way United availability with Star Alliance partner Turkish Miles and Smiles, who charges 7,500 for an economy class trip on United to/from Hawaii. Turkish can be notoriously difficult to deal with and the website isn’t currently terribly functional (it hasn’t been possible to finish bookings online for the past few months). Email bookings are still working, but it will be much easier to book these flights via United if you can find the availability.

If you are looking to travel to Hawaii and you have United miles or Chase Ultimate Rewards to burn, this is definitely worth looking at. Head over to United.com, check the box that says “book with miles” and the “flexible dates” box to view calendar results by month.

(h/t: Frequent Miler Insider Derek)

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Chase

Damn it seems like this deal expired

5150d

Great deal thanks. Used all my Travel Bank funds finally!

Vince

The low price in miles lets you drain some low balance/orphaned UA miles easily.

Keep in mind the cash fares are quite low (seeing a lot of $99), so 6600 UR w/ the CSR or 4178 MR (if UA is your chosen airline on the AMEX bus plat) are options (and then earn UA miles, how much I don’t know).

Alternatively a good way to burn some travel bank (or would these low fares get reimbursed by AMEX plat?)

Gosavorla

What’s United cancellation fee policy right now? Can’t keep it straight anymore lol

Susan

We just booked on SWA out of LGB. Flights were 6200 and return for 7800. With the companion pass it was a no brainer to fly nonstop for 3-4k each.