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UA - LAX-SFO-HIKA-Guam and return via UA Pacific Islands $442 <2.8cps

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The fare allows you to travel on the island hopper (UA132/133) westbound and/or eastbound. HKG or MNL are both possible turnarounds and the fare is combinable with NH either way.

Who are going for this run?

UA132
  • Jan 19: westleyl, jayhawk17
  • Jan 21: Gnopps
  • Mar 18: Mateuszz
  • Mar 31: jetsflier

UA133
  • Jan 21: westleyl, jayhawk17
  • Feb 4: Spectre17
  • Apr 1: jetsflier
  • May 13: sexykitten7
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Old Oct 23, 17, 12:37 pm
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Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: LAX
Programs: UA Silver, AA, WN, DL
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Tempting... but a true glutton for punishment. The only reprieve is if you can slum it in poor man's/ghetto business class (aka full row to yourself).
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Old Oct 23, 17, 2:33 pm
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Sorry, newbie to all this...looking to earn 13k in miles before year end. how many will this earn me?

<edit> sorry didnt realize this was in Feb...
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Old Oct 23, 17, 3:10 pm
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Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: LAX PVG SHA
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Originally Posted by jayhawk17 View Post
anyone who has done the island hopper before: which side of the plane should i sit on for the best views of the islands?
8F for the eastbound. The scenery was amazing.
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Old Oct 23, 17, 4:39 pm
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Join Date: May 2005
Location: San Francisco
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wow, this is a great deal! I think I may book this.
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Old Oct 23, 17, 6:13 pm
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Join Date: May 2012
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Originally Posted by mtndave47 View Post
You can do PVG-GUM-HNL-LAX with the Island Hopper for $319. Return, LAX-PVG for $566 at a later date. Lots of possibilities!
What is the exact routing you're using?
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Old Oct 23, 17, 10:28 pm
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Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Originally Posted by westleyl View Post
wow, this is a great deal! I think I may book this.
Join me over Easter weekend, I'd love to have another avgeek with me.
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Old Oct 23, 17, 11:42 pm
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Join Date: Mar 2009
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Got it, thank you!
Originally Posted by 985X View Post
8F for the eastbound. The scenery was amazing.
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Old Oct 24, 17, 4:33 am
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Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: MUC
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Posts: 210
I have been trying to find a trip that includes the island hopper on the way back in late March.
However, I was only able to find March 27-29 or March 29-31 and both trip don't show me the island hopper on the way back, only direct flights from Guam to HNL.
Not sure what I am doing wrong here...
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Old Oct 24, 17, 7:57 am
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Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: EUG PDX
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Originally Posted by thejaredhuang View Post
What is the exact routing you're using?
Sent you a PM with questions
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Old Oct 24, 17, 10:12 am
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Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Originally Posted by johnnywho View Post
I have been trying to find a trip that includes the island hopper on the way back in late March.
However, I was only able to find March 27-29 or March 29-31 and both trip don't show me the island hopper on the way back, only direct flights from Guam to HNL.
Not sure what I am doing wrong here...
March 30 - April 1 (when Iím doing the run) still has availability. Link to Google Flights.
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Old Oct 24, 17, 11:10 am
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Join Date: Jan 2014
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Also works from SNA for +$50, for those based in SAN or Orange County. Granted, I think I'd still leave from LAX, if SNA was the same price it'd be a tempting option.

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Old Oct 24, 17, 12:01 pm
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Originally Posted by luv2ctheworld View Post
Tempting... but a true glutton for punishment. The only reprieve is if you can slum it in poor man's/ghetto business class (aka full row to yourself).
My only worry is...what happens if you miss one of those island connections? Do you have to wait until the next day?

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Old Oct 24, 17, 12:07 pm
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Originally Posted by jetsflier View Post
March 30 - April 1 (when Iím doing the run) still has availability. Link to Google Flights.
thanks a lot... I have no clue why I couldn't find that...
still not sure whether to book it or not, the direct turn-around sounds scary..
I would prefer 1 or two days on Guam
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Old Oct 24, 17, 12:16 pm
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Originally Posted by irelayer View Post
My only worry is...what happens if you miss one of those island connections? Do you have to wait until the next day?

-IR
That's not really an issue. You're on the ground for 20-30 minutes tops at each stop. You can't really go anywhere. You've got time to get a passport stamp if you want, use the head, grab a drink from the little gift shop or vending machine, and then re-board the aircraft.

They used to only let half the passengers off at each stop - left side of the aisle or right - but when we went they didn't really enforce this. We got off at every stop except Kwajalein, which is not even a stop on the East-bound flight.

Availability on this $442 fare picks back up again mid-August and continues to EOS if Feb-May doesn't work for you.
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Old Oct 24, 17, 12:27 pm
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Join Date: Oct 2014
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Originally Posted by johnnywho View Post
thanks a lot... I have no clue why I couldn't find that...
still not sure whether to book it or not, the direct turn-around sounds scary..
I would prefer 1 or two days on Guam
That was my thinking too, but I figure it's impossible to know when/if such cheap availability on the island hopper will return. I figured I'd jump on the opportunity given the holiday weekend. Let me know if you book for those dates; I'll be there and we can coordinate seat assignments and all if you're interested.
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