Hawaiian Air question about airfare

Old May 17, 14, 10:47 pm
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Hawaiian Air question about airfare

Please pardon the ignorance but I am looking at booking airfare from Seattle-Kahului for spring break 2015 but they want almost $2000 for 2 for coach seats. I was poking around and noticed that if I choose to go from Seattle-Honolulu on the same dates the price drops $600 but still goes to Kahului each way. The flights are

Departure flight

Return flight

My question is to save $600 buck why not book this and skip the interisland flights to and from HNL? If we do not check a bag going then we just deplane in Kahului and miss the interisland to Honolulu. But on the return flight can we just check-in at Kahului and return home on the mainland flight? Would missing the interisland flight raise an eyebrow or cause issues? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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Old May 17, 14, 10:50 pm
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Once you skip any flight on the itinerary, all the rest of the flights are cancelled.

You would be stuck on Maui.

Which might not be all bad.
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Old May 18, 14, 3:32 pm
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Hawaiian Air question about airfare

Called a hidden city itinerary and expressly prohibited on most all carriers except Southwest. The closest Southwest can get you to OGG is where you are starting from.
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Old May 18, 14, 3:36 pm
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What all of this boils down to is that when you don't board your OGG-HNL, the remaining three segments (OGG-HNL, HNL-OGG and OGG-SEA, will not only be canceleld by have $0 value). Thus, you would be stuck at OGG having to buy a new ticket back to SEA.

They really aren't that dumb !
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Old May 18, 14, 10:34 pm
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FWIW, chances are decent that you'll see a better fare at some point over the coming months if you wait and keep checking. Spring break is bad, but $1000/seat is really unusually bad.
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Old May 20, 14, 7:15 pm
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Hypothetical question, what if the OP booked the inbound and outbound as one way flights (so separate itineraries), and they were priced the same as round trip?
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Old May 23, 14, 9:09 am
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He'd still be stuck in Maui as his return OGG-SEA leg would be cancelled as soon as he failed to show up for the HNL-OGG flight.
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