20% Off United Awards to Hawaii

United is offering a 20% discount on roundtrip Saver economy awards booked to Hawaii by April 19 and flown Mondays through Thursdays from April 14 to May 19. The total cost of a roundtrip is 36,000 miles.

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If you have United miles, this may be a good deal. If you have Ultimate Rewards, do not transfer them to United miles to book this deal.

Airline Change Fee Waivers for Iselle and Julio Hurricanes Hawaii

Hurricanes Iselle and Julio are scheduled to hit Hawaii in the next few days.

Island Air Feat. Free Food, Massages, & Live Music at HNL

Island Air, a tiny airline with flights between Oahu, Maui, Lanai, and Kauai, is offering free Hawaiian food, massages, and live music at the interisland terminal at Honolulu International Airport until the end of August.

Island Air Routes

How can you get in on the free?

Pacific Business News reports:

"Passengers will get [free] loco-mocos [Scott: hamburger patty, egg, and gravy over rice!] from Tango on Aug. 12 and Aloha Pops on July 29 and Aug. 19.

Each Wednesday until the end of August, passengers can get free chair massages from 2 p.m.

Great Award Space to Kona, Hawaii

Getting to the Big Island of Hawaii from the United States mainland is easy with miles. There are a ton of direct flights on several airlines, most of which have fantastic award space. Several of the flights can even be booked for as little as 12,500 miles each way.

I've been on the Kona side of Hawaii Island this week with my family, and it has been fantastic.

The snorkeling on this coast is the best I've ever experienced.

The Cheapest Way to Get to Hawaii is Not the Best Way

A teenager hopped a fence at San Jose Airport (SJC), climbed into the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines 767 and survived almost six hours at heights up to 38,000 feet on his way to Maui (OGG).

He was apparently unharmed and released by the FBI after they realized he wasn't a security threat.

Combining Alaska and Hawaii onto One Trip This Summer for Only 40k Points

Alaska Airlines flies a direct flight between Anchorage and Honolulu.

I love interesting routes from Hawaii--like the Island Hopper across the Pacific--since moving to Oahu, but I think this route has some cool possibilities for everyone, like one vacation that combines Alaska and Hawaii this summer.

Anchorage and Honolulu are 2,777 miles apart. This is a sweet spot on British Airways' distance-based award chart.

Should You Use British Airways Avios or Arrival Miles to Get to Hawaii?

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British Airways has a loyalty program with a lot of high value awards available to Americans.

Delta Releases Fantastic Award Availability to Hawaii

Out of morbid curiosity, I decided to check Delta's award availability from Los Angeles to Honolulu. I have checked in the past and seen literally zero low-miles-price award seats from Los Angeles to Honolulu for 330 days.

To my great surprise, there was great award availability from Los Angeles to Honolulu, but only at certain times and in certain cabins.

Where's the space?

Delta has three tiers of award availability: low, medium, and high. We only want the low miles price, but Delta is by far the stingiest US-based airline about releasing low level award availability.

15,000 to Hawaii? We can do better!

American Airlines is offering 15,000 miles per direction awards to Hawaii. (Hat tip Lucky)

My first thought: we can do better!

1. American Airlines Award Free Oneway- On any award returning from Europe, you should be able to get a free or cheap oneway to Hawaii. Zero miles or 9,000 Avios is a better deal than 15,000 AA miles.

2. Allegiant Air $358+ roundtrip- Allegiant Air is a super-low cost carrier that announced flights to Hawaii that will start in November.

Hawaii Day Trip: Maunawili Falls near Kailua

On my recent trip to Oahu, my friends and I explored a number of areas and tried a variety of activities. I'll be summarizing them as possible day trips around Oahu.

On a Friday morning, my friends and I rose early in Kailua in search of a hike. My sister recommended Maunawili Falls, which I had never hiked.