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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.

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UA132
  • Jan 19: westleyl, jayhawk17
  • 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 Dec 3, 17, 11:33 pm
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I had given up on this fare, but chose to take another look at it tonight, and I have finally figured out what's been making me crazy about!

Apparently, even though this this is technically a flight to Guam, you cannot stopover on Guam. You must depart within 24 hours.

Please someone correct me, because I feel like I've been eating pot brownies or something.

Another thing is, even though the Island Hopper flights on Sunday trigger the fare, you can also take the non-stop GUM-HNL, which, uhm, might be better for me. Haven't thought that far in advance.

But if I can't stopover in GUM, it's moot to me, as that's where I want to go.
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Old Dec 3, 17, 11:56 pm
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Originally Posted by In The 216 View Post
Any anecdotal evidence of upgrade probability on UA155; particularly for a 1K?
I flew the Island Hopper as a CO plat back when it was an Air Mike route, and it was "forget it". Each segment had to clear, or none would.

I have no idea how these flights are treated now, that's just my experience from when I was younger and the world was nicer.
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Old Dec 4, 17, 1:24 pm
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Read the thread plz ;)

Originally Posted by notsosmart View Post
Apparently, even though this this is technically a flight to Guam, you cannot stopover on Guam. You must depart within 24 hours.
As noted several times at the top of the thread, this is a HKG fare.
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But if I can't stopover in GUM, it's moot to me, as that's where I want to go.
It may be possible for a fee.
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Old Dec 4, 17, 1:34 pm
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Originally Posted by sexykitten7 View Post
As noted several times at the top of the thread, this is a HKG fare.
See? That's the power of suggestion. I had started reading originally and had convinced myself that it was a Guam fare. Not until last night did I notice that it specifically states "no stopovers in Guam" in the rules.

Originally Posted by sexykitten7 View Post
It may be possible for a fee.
The fee appears to range between $1800 and $2500

If someone can come up with a different fee option (say, $200) I'm all ears (well, eyes).
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Old Dec 9, 17, 6:36 pm
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Just thought I'd update everyone regarding a change in my itinerary. I logged onto my reservation to double check that my island hopper hadn't been switched with the nonstop flight; it hadn't. However, my LAX-SFO flight had been moved up by nearly two hours.

Once I accepted the changes, it flipped my flights around, making my SFO-HKG flight come before the LAX-SFO one. I called and the agent said it was a strange occurrence. He offered to put me on the flight from LAX to HNL with continuing service to GUM. I accepted it primarily because it gave me the ability to spend a night in Guam before heading back.

Since this was something many people asked about, I figured I'd let you all know here. If UA changes your outbound, try calling them and they may be able to switch it and give you a brief 14 hour layover in Guam - better than 2 hours for sure! For MRers, this probably isn't the best change, but for those of you that aren't doing this for the miles like I am, I'd consider it!
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