Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Mileage Run Deals
Reload this Page >

UA/AA: NYC-HNL ~$435 ai RT (Jan 2013; Tons of Dates; AA match)

UA/AA: NYC-HNL ~$435 ai RT (Jan 2013; Tons of Dates; AA match)

Old Nov 20, 12, 9:06 pm
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: BGM
Programs: HHonors Gold, Club Carlson Gold, Marriott Platinum, IHG Plat, Hyatt Plat
Posts: 769
UA/AA: NYC-HNL ~$435 ai RT (Jan 2013; Tons of Dates; AA match)

This is my first post in the MR forum, so hopefully it's a decent one...

Sub $500 flights for all of January. Varies between JFK, LGA & EWR depending on dates.

I've been looking for flights to Hawaii in January and just tonight there are some great ones showing up in ITA. I got an email from Hawaiian advertising great deals from JFK-HNL and shortly after United started matching the prices (even though HA isn't showing the low prices on ITA, just on their own website).

I personally booked flights on HA because I have a 25% off coupon for having the credit card, but I understand that most people don't want to MR on Hawaiian.

But, United has tons of days available in January. I didn't expand the search past what I'm looking for, but it's under $500 for the entire month of January on UA. I'm guessing that it covers more dates than just January, but that's what I was looking for when I found them.
SkinsFan0521 is offline  
Old Nov 20, 12, 9:25 pm
  #2  
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: USA
Programs: AA Exec Plat, Delta Diamond, IHG Plat, Marriott Plat, Hyatt Globalist
Posts: 169
Fyi it's about $100 more from Boston and goes through March.
lifeisart is offline  
Old Nov 20, 12, 10:31 pm
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
Programs: Military Space-A, UA Plat, AS MVP Gold 75K, Hyatt Globalist, Marriott Plat, IHG Plat, HHonors Gold
Posts: 1,242
You may also find some decent fares to OGG or other non-HNL airports
slocouple is offline  
Old Nov 21, 12, 6:58 am
  #4  
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: NY
Programs: The local deli gives me 1 free sandwich after I buy 10
Posts: 4,024
Good post, keep it up.
While some may say this is not the best ever to HNL, still a very decent fare these days. I did a $400 HNL MR 2-3 years ago and at the time was pleased to get the price.
For those looking for end of the year PQM there is no more pleasant place to visit, even if it is just for a day at the beach. I see Dec 4, 5 (might be other dates) one day turn arounds.
Or, Jan 2013, a great way to get you new year PQMs off to a good start
Clincher is offline  
Old Nov 21, 12, 8:34 am
  #5  
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Programs: SPG PLAT, HYATT DIAMOND, AVIS CC, AA EXP
Posts: 208
Hawaiian Airlines matched with there non stop for $425 total

sample dates 1/09 - 1/16
mrbrioni is offline  
Old Nov 21, 12, 3:56 pm
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: NYC
Programs: UA-1K MM, AA-Gold, DL-Silver, AS-MVP
Posts: 1,692
Thanks OP, I booked one in Feb, got it down to 4.4cpm LGA-IAH-SFO-HNL, not the greatest, but I figure I can get 10,000 EQM out of the way early in the year. (Plus now that RPU/GPU are good through Jan the following year, who cares when I make 1K)
hirohito888 is offline  
Old Nov 21, 12, 8:27 pm
  #7  
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: NYC
Programs: United 1K, Marriott Plat Lifetime, Hertz Pres Circle, TK E+
Posts: 54
Great findings!!! Booked mine for February mileage run with over night stay in HNL!
SQ025 is offline  
Old Dec 4, 12, 11:07 am
  #8  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 286
Originally Posted by SQ025 View Post
Great findings!!!
+1

Still available thru end of February.
One of the best combinations of cost ... time required ... quality of destination!
pokecheckted is offline  
Old Dec 4, 12, 6:06 pm
  #9  
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: YOW+USA
Programs: AC down to Orange lol, SPG Gold, Hyatt Plat
Posts: 3,215
Anyone doing the MR in the next few days? especially on the EWR-HNL direct?
Snoopyo is offline  
Old Dec 4, 12, 7:18 pm
  #10  
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Phx, AZ
Programs: BA Gold, AS MVPG
Posts: 640
Originally Posted by Snoopyo View Post
Anyone doing the MR in the next few days? especially on the EWR-HNL direct?
I'm pretty sure I am. I'm in a process of finalize everything (have to contact my profs to do my finals early ), once everything fall thru, I will be doing EWR-HNL (12/10), HNL-EWR (12/11), EWR-HNL (12/11), HNL-EWR (12/12). Yes two EWR-HNL back to back.
flyer89 is offline  
Old Dec 4, 12, 9:08 pm
  #11  
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: YOW+USA
Programs: AC down to Orange lol, SPG Gold, Hyatt Plat
Posts: 3,215
no stays in HNL? I think the HNL-EWR flight leaves around 9:30 or so Hawaii time. Does one need to exit and reclear security in HNL or can you just stay inside security?
Snoopyo is offline  
Old Dec 4, 12, 9:23 pm
  #12  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Currently in Bloomington, IN, but Normally NYC, CDG, and even POZ or wherever FT takes me.
Programs: Northwest Airlines. MTA pay-per-ride Metrocard; zero-balance Oyster card.
Posts: 13,903
Originally Posted by flyer89 View Post
I'm pretty sure I am. I'm in a process of finalize everything (have to contact my profs to do my finals early ), once everything fall thru, I will be doing EWR-HNL (12/10), HNL-EWR (12/11), EWR-HNL (12/11), HNL-EWR (12/12). Yes two EWR-HNL back to back.
You're crazy. That is NOT a pleasant flight in Y.


Originally Posted by Snoopyo View Post
no stays in HNL? I think the HNL-EWR flight leaves around 9:30 or so Hawaii time. Does one need to exit and reclear security in HNL or can you just stay inside security?
You can stay.
notsosmart is offline  
Old Dec 4, 12, 9:28 pm
  #13  
Moderator: Budget Travel forum & Credit Card Programs, FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: YYJ/YVR but currently stuck in hot Texas
Programs: UA lifetime MM / *A Gold
Posts: 13,918
Originally Posted by flyer89 View Post
I will be doing EWR-HNL (12/10), HNL-EWR (12/11), EWR-HNL (12/11), HNL-EWR (12/12). Yes two EWR-HNL back to back.
Originally Posted by notsosmart View Post
You're crazy. That is NOT a pleasant flight in Y.
And I thought IAH-HNL in Y was bad

If you are still taking classes, you are young, but still

Then again, recall a certain UA mod doing back to back flights to Oz

EmailKid
EmailKid is offline  
Old Dec 4, 12, 9:43 pm
  #14  
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Programs: star alliance
Posts: 17
I'm on board

actually I need 24k to return to UAPlat so 1st doin EWR-IST (10,020) this weekend, come back Mon & hop on the 5:30AM LGA-HNL via IAH Tue (10,300). The wife comin along only permits the insanity if she can get a few days out of places and no repeats. Still will need a one day NYC-SF ($360...5,500) area a few daze later.
mitchmurr62 is offline  
Old Dec 4, 12, 10:25 pm
  #15  
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: YOW+USA
Programs: AC down to Orange lol, SPG Gold, Hyatt Plat
Posts: 3,215
Is EWR-HNL a tough upgrade with RPU? And how does one search if there is upgrade availability on UA?
Snoopyo is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread