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We just ran across another tempting United Airlines award sale to Hawaii. You can book awards for as few as 9,400 United miles per person (each way). Even better, availability is fairly wide open this winter and into the new year.
How to Find Availability
Head to United.com and do a search with the “flexible dates” feature. Check the box for “flexible dates” on the right, as seen below. When prompted, we recommend logging into your MileagePlus account. That's because you might be eligible for additional award space on United.
The cheapest fares are non-stop routes from the West Coast. United flies direct to Honolulu (HNL) airport from San Francisco (SFO), Los Angeles (LAX), and Orange County (SNA). This United award sale to Hawaii features these cities with direct flights to Honolulu as low as 9,400 miles each way per passenger. Availability at this rate begins November 1, 2022 and continues into the new year.
Note that flights immediately before and after holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas) have higher award pricing.
Example United Award Sale Itineraries to Hawaii
Here are some examples of award routing to Hawaii that take advantage of this great deal.
Los Angeles (LAX) to Honolulu (HNL)
Award rates on flights from Los Angeles drop as low as 9,400 miles each way. You can find decent availability at this rate from early November to the early part of December
Then, award availability picks back up in mid-January 2023.
San Francisco (SFO) to Honolulu (HNL)
The options from San Francisco are a much less generous. Options through the end of the year cost no less than 10,400 miles each way — and that's just on one date:
However, as you move into 2023, the price drops to 9,400 miles each way for departures on Monday through Wednesday.
Understandably, prices are higher on weekends and around holidays.
Summary on United Award Sale to Hawaii
The best pricing in this deal is for non-stop flights from the West Coast to Honolulu on direct flights with United. These can be found for 9,400-10,400 miles. Other cities in the U.S. may also be included in this deal, but United's sale page only shows one destination as available for under 10k miles:
A one-way ticket to Hawaii for only 9,400 United miles is about as good as it gets using United miles. You can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards into your United MileagePlus account, and transfers are usually instant.
Don't forget that you can use Turkish Miles & Smiles to book United awards to Hawaii for as few as 7,500 miles each way. But, searching for availability is much more frustrating than booking through United.
If you plan to take advantage of this deal, it's a good idea to take a look at United's current award change and cancellation fees—which were mostly eliminated in 2020. There's no fee to change an award ticket (for travel originating in the U.S.)—even if you do so less than 31 days before departure. However, if you need to completely cancel your trip, you'll need to make the request to redeposit your miles at least 31 days before departure to avoid a fee of up to $125.
Have you found any other United award sale prices to Hawaii that we've missed? Let us know in the comments.
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