United Airlines Award Sale to Hawaii From 9,100 Miles Each Way

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Starting early this morning, the AwardWallet team has stumbled across a United Airlines award sale to Hawaii. Book awards for as few as 9,100 miles per person (each way). Even better, availability is fairly wide open for at least the next few weeks.

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.

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 9,100 miles each way per passenger.

Availability on outbound flights from LA to Honolulu only runs through mid-October. However, outbound flights from San Francisco and Orange County have much longer periods of availability. Return flights from Hawaii to California are under 10k miles each way 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 2 examples of award routing to Hawaii that take advantage of this great deal.

San Francisco (SFO) to Honolulu (HNL) for Christmas

United Airlines Award Sale to Hawaii - From 9,100 Miles Each Way

This itinerary uses the United award sale to spend Christmas in Hawaii. Each way costs 9,100 miles plus $5.60 in taxes, bringing the total to 18,200 miles and $11.20 for the round-trip booking.

For flights from San Francisco to Honolulu, weekend flights are more expensive. We see lots of weekday availability from now through the end of the year.

United Airlines Award Sale to Hawaii - From 9,100 Miles Each Way

The return flights show the same pattern of weekday sale pricing and higher prices around holidays.

Los Angeles (LAX) to Honolulu (HNL)

United Airlines Award Sale to Hawaii - From 9,100 Miles Each Way

If you're flying from Los Angeles, prices drop as low as 9,500 miles each way. Additionally, the outbound flight (going to Hawaii from Los Angeles) has the lowest range of availability in this United award sale. Sale pricing ends by mid-October on the outbound leg.

The positive side is that the return leg still has a great deal of availability past October. Again, weekday flights are the cheapest.

There is return availability through the end of the year. Note that dates around holidays are more expensive.

United Airlines Award Sale to Hawaii - From 9,100 Miles Each Way

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 9,100-10,000 miles. Other cities in the U.S. may also be included in this deal, but United's sale page only shows three destinations as available for under 10k miles:

Bottom Line

A one-way ticket to Hawaii for only 9,100 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—many of which were eliminated last year. 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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  • Wish there was more than just Honolulu.

  • Incredible promo! Hope they bring more deals to international trips in the future!

  • Ana Maria del Rosario Valencia says:

    This deal looks fair enough. Lucky those living in the West Coast, though.
    Nonetheless, there’s plenty of time to make a decision, so…

  • This is an excellent promo.
    Moreover, also the period to visit the Hawaii is excellent!

  • Nice to see United sort of following Delta’s lead with a flash sale. Hope they do more…

  • buenisimo!! Tengo muchas ganas de conocer Hawai !! espero poder aprovechar este beneficio !!

  • One of the cheapest award flights I´ve ever seen

  • Could be wrong, but, I believe you still have to cancel an award ticket > 30 days out to avoid a “redeposit fee”.

    >>We’re waiving redeposit fees for award flights that are canceled at least 30 days before the departure date

    Within that window (30 days) I believe the re-deposit fees are adjusted based on elite status

    • Yes, that is true for cancelling and redepositing miles. I’ve updated the post to (hopefully) make that clear. Do note that changes (as opposed to outright cancellations) are treated differently for flights originating in the U.S. (United Award Fees)
      “Fee for making a change to a ticket for travel originating in the U.S. 30 or fewer days before departure” – “no fee” for all status levels

  • This is a great deal if you want to go to Hawaii. I will need to go check if there are deals on other destinations for points. Everyone always wants to go back to Hawaii…so I want to go somewhere else but it would be nice to get a great deal with points.

  • This looks a pretty decent sale for award flights to Hawaii. I wish I had more vacation time and money to take advantage of it.

  • Great opportunity to visit Hawaii on the cheap if you can brave all the other obstacles- too many tourists, high hotel rates and exorbitant rental car fees.- if you can find one at all….even the Governor is asking tourists to stay away for now……go figure….

  • I’m on the east coast but a cheap flight out to LA/SFO and then using miles to get to Hawaii is quite the bargain!

  • This is a nice flash sale for a trip to hawaii. Its just still not the time to be travelling.

    • Or is it the perfect time? Clearly not apples to apples but I find going out to a lot of restaurants quite enjoyable because so few people are willing to go out. It makes it nice and spacious for my family and I. Quiet too.