Fly to Paradise (Hawaii) in Style

 
Old Jun 8, 09, 12:55 pm
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Fly to Paradise (Hawaii) in Style

Just showed up in my inbox, fly to/from Hawaii First Class from $522 each way (not a bad price) my guess is the constant and ridiculous destruction of F to/from the islands has had the obvious and easily foreseeable effect. Even those $1044 is a good price for r/t in F to Hawaii I would still not give UA the money for their crap product, though hopefully others with a real product will match

Start your Hawaiian vacation off right and travel in first class when you purchase by June 12, 2009. Book on united.com today.

Terms

* Purchase by June 12, 2009
* A 21 day advance purchase is required
* Travel must be complete by October 8, 2009
* Travel is valid daily
* A Saturday night minimum stay is required and a maximum stay of 60 days is permitted
* Exceptions apply, see the fare facts for full rules and information
* Additional checked baggage fees may apply. See U.S./Canada baggage information for details about baggage allowances and fees for details about baggage allowances and fees
* Fares below are subject to availability and may not be available on all flights/dates



*Sample each-way fares based on required roundtrip purchase:
Fares are valid for travel originating in either city below.
Chicago - Honolulu $776** Chicago - Kona $794**
Chicago - Maui $916** Denver - Honolulu $611**
Denver - Kona $683** Denver - Lihue $875**
Denver - Maui $742** Los Angeles - Honolulu $717**
Los Angeles - Kona $635** Los Angeles - Lihue $588**
Los Angeles - Maui $522** San Francisco - Honolulu $591**
San Francisco - Kona $801** San Francisco - Maui $791**
Heres the link: http://www.united.com/page/article/1,,50109,00.html

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Old Jun 8, 09, 1:07 pm
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Just got it as well - UA is definitely the first one to this party - an ITA software check shows that others have not yet matched. ^ to UA for starting a "premium" fare war to the Islands. Now, if they would just improve the product...
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Old Jun 8, 09, 1:08 pm
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Good fare, but I agree that UA's F product is not worth the cost.
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Old Jun 8, 09, 1:29 pm
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Whoop-dee-doo...What's second prize? 2 for 1 in F at that price?

I've used e-500s for that upgrade and even miles a couple of times, but can't imagine paying $400 plus over the going economy fare for the "privilege" of the UA F product to Hawaii. I guess you get what you pay for!
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Old Jun 8, 09, 1:41 pm
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Hmm, if you have an Australian address you can get triple EQM's
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Old Jun 8, 09, 3:03 pm
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Has anyone actually found availability? What fare code does this book into?
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Old Jun 8, 09, 3:08 pm
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Originally Posted by warreng24 View Post
Has anyone actually found availability? What fare code does this book into?
It's a "A" (discounted First) fare - needs to be on the cities listed though. Connection flights do not seem to qualify.
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Old Jun 8, 09, 3:24 pm
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Like most things, it's all relative. I don't know if F is worth an additional $400.

On the other hand, I just went to Melbourne on a $850 tkt and the business class was $13K. I don't know if paying an additional $12K plus to fly business class is worth it, either.

Like I said, it's all relative.
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Old Jun 8, 09, 4:36 pm
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Good fare, but I agree that UA's F product is not worth the cost.
No, the domestic F product is not. So what then makes the fare "good"?
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Old Jun 8, 09, 4:44 pm
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I just saw this too, and I completely agree that this is SOOOOOOO not worth it.

$1200 roughly SFO-HNL RT....umm, I think not. :-(

If service was like how it "used" to be, then I would. Other than that....
I am too much of a prudent economist...lol.

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Old Jun 8, 09, 4:51 pm
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Originally Posted by pallensf View Post
I just saw this too, and I completely agree that this is SOOOOOOO not worth it.

$1200 roughly SFO-HNL RT....umm, I think not. :-(

If service was like how it "used" to be, then I would. Other than that....
I am too much of a prudent economist...lol.

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Sadly I can see UA concluding "there just is no market for premium fares to the islands" and removing F before they remove their heads from their arse and restore F to something worthy of the name let alone how it used to be , depending on when your comparing it too the difference can be anywhere from significant to unbelievable.
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Old Jun 8, 09, 6:23 pm
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I have had my eye on SFO-LIH fares for awhile. I realize that UA has a monopoly on this market now I believe, at least for non stop, so the fares are pretty high several months out (just shy of $1000 for the non stops). F rings in at $1130. That would be a steal if you were willing to already pay the $1000 for Y.

The thing that makes me go grrrrrr is that if I look to book a flight to HNL and then connect on a different carrier to get to LIH the cheapest flight that UA comes up with is the flight to LIH then a connection on an HA codeshare to HNL. This was only about $400 the last time I checked. Think UA has anyway of knowing I didn't show up for the LIH-HNL flight?
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Old Jun 8, 09, 6:41 pm
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Not worth it

This is totally not worth it. If they made their planes like the United P.S. product, maybe I'd think about it. But the way it is now, totally not worth it. If United had all their domestic business class like the United P.S. and all their international C with the new lie-flats (soon, hopefully), then this would be a reasonable product to pay for.
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Old Jun 8, 09, 9:17 pm
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Originally Posted by ryan182 View Post
fly to/from Hawaii First Class from $522 each way (not a bad price) my guess is the constant and ridiculous destruction of F to/from the islands has had the obvious and easily foreseeable effect. Even those $1044 is a good price for r/t in F to Hawaii
That's a lot of extra dough just to have the option of pushing your seat back an extra 3".

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Old Jun 8, 09, 9:25 pm
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Obviously the person who came up with this ad has never set foot on a UA 2-class 767 or 777 let alone sat in F on a flight to Hawaii.
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