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TODAY ONLY: American Airlines Hawaii Flights From $197 Roundtrip!


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The American Airlines Friday ‘Daily Deal’ is now live and today the airline is offering some truly fantastic fares for travel to Hawaii. Flights to Kaui remain expensive, but flights to Oahu, Maui, and the Big Island are all available from $197 roundtrip.

American Airlines ‘Trips To Paradise’ Promo

Headline Terms & Conditions

  • Offer valid for reservations made in the US for nonstop flights originating in the contiguous 48 U.S. states to select Hawaii destinations:
    • Honolulu (HNL)
    • Kona (Koa)
    • Maui (OGG)
  • Offer is valid for reservations made January 8, 2021 from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Central Time
  • Promotion is valid for travel from Jan 17, 2021 through May 16, 2021.
  • This offer cannot be applied retroactively or to existing reservations.
  • Prices valid for travel Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Excludes travel on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Valid only on nonstop flights operated by American Airlines and American Eagle. Not valid on codeshare flights.
  • Offer is not combinable with any other offer or promotion.
  • Travel may be available for Basic Economy non-refundable fare.

Full Terms & Conditions can be found on the promotion page

Example Fares

Fares for roundtrip Economy Class travel:

  • Austin – Maui from $268
  • Charlotte – Honolulu from $197
  • Chicago – Honolulu from $198
  • Dallas – Honolulu from $198
  • Dallas – Kona from $198
  • Dallas – Maui from $198
  • Los Angeles – Honolulu from $198
  • Los Angeles – Kona from $198
  • Los Angeles – Maui from $198
  • Phoenix – Honolulu from $199
  • Phoenix – Maui from $199

Note: Flights to Kauai do not form part of this sale and the cheapest fares I’ve seen are in the low $400’s.

Quick Thoughts

If you’re a fan of Hawaii (who isn’t?) you’re going to love today’s American Airlines promotion – $197 for roundtrip travel between Charlotte and Honolulu is an insanely good deal. Today’s daily deal is also a little better than some of the others that we’ve seen this week in that there are more days of the week on which the great fares can be booked. Previous daily deals limited travel to one or two days of the week but the Hawaii fares are available Monday through Friday.

Ok, yes, this is a ‘daily deal’ so you don’t have plenty of time in which to make plans and to consider your options (you have to book by midnight tonight, Central Time) so that’s not ideal, and the chances are that a lot of the very best fares will disappear quickly so you’ll probably have to book as soon as you see a fare that you like, but these are small prices to pay for fares as low as this. If I was back home right now, I’d be jumping on this sale.

Keep in mind that Hawaii’s islands have strict measures in place to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and you’ll need to be able to supply evidence of a negative COVID test if you’re to avoid a quarantine period when you land (American Airlines Now Offers COVID-19 Testing For All US Destinations).

Overall, this is yet another great daily deal from American Airlines (it’s been a good week so far) so if you’ve been considering booking a trip to Hawaii and you’re happy to travel, this is a sale you should almost certainly be looking into.

Don’t Forget

Make sure you get the best deal out of whatever fare you book by using a credit card that gives you a good return on your travel spending and, preferably, one that also comes with good travel protections.

The Platinum Card from American Express and the Business Platinum Card from American Express both earn 5 points/dollar for spending made directly with airlines while the Chase Sapphire Reserve card earns 3 points/dollar for just about all travel spending. Also, and this is key, all three of these cards offer good trip delaytrip interruption, and trip cancellation protection.

The Amex Green Card earns 3 points/dollar for just about all travel spending but doesn’t offer the same level of protection as the Platinum Card or the Sapphire Reserve, and although the Citi Prestige Card matches the Platinum Card with its earnings of 5 points/dollar on spending made directly with airlines, the fact that it offers no travel protections at all makes it a less appealing option.

Bottom Line

For the rest of today (Central Time), American Airlines is offering great deals on flights to Hawaii with roundtrip fares starting at $197. The promotion is for Economy Class bookings only and applies to travel from January 17th through May 16th, 2021.

A New Favorite Card

The Freedom Flex Credit Card is a no annual fee card from Chase and although it was only released in September 2020, it has quickly become a “must-have” credit card for fans of Chase’s Ultimate Rewards program. Fantastic earning rates, useful benefits, and no annual fee is always a winning combination.

Some Of The Great Earning Rates & Benefits:

  • 5% cash back (or 5 points/dollar) on:
    • Up to $1,500 of spending in quarterly revolving categories
    • Travel purchased through Chase’s travel portal
    • Lyft rides through March 2022
  • 3% cash back (or 3 points/dollar) on:
    • Dining (includes take-out and delivery)
    • Spending at drugstores
  • 1% cash back (or 1 point/dollar) on spending in all other categories
  • Complimentary cell phone protection

Click for more details on the Chase Freedom Flex Credit Card

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