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LAX - Hawaii advice (humor me)

Discussion in 'Award Booking Help' started by Dave, Nov 14, 2017 at 3:42 AM.

  1. Dave

    Dave Level 2 Member

    Hi folks,

    I know this is a boring request and possibly a fool's errand, but: I'm looking for 2 nonstop RT tix from LAX to LIH (or the Big Island) for 5 or 6 nights at the end of March, somewhere between the 23rd and 31st. I see availability on AA to LIH (via BA.com for 12.5k each way) for 4 nights (25-29) but if I add a day or two in either direction there's no availability. I understand it's right around Easter, so this is probably a tough time - but wondering if there are any good options that don't cost a bazillion points that I'm not considering. Any suggestions would be super appreciated. Super appreciated.

    I have approx. 300k UR, 300k AA, 90k United, 50k Avios, 44k Alaska, 200k MR.
  2. El Ingeniero

    El Ingeniero Level 2 Member

    LAX-LIH nonstops will be domestic carriers only. AS does not operate LAX-LIH direct flights. That leaves HA, AA, UA, and DL.

    I looked for one way nonstop saver awards LAX-LIH and LIH-LAX on the big 3.

    I see outbound saver space on AA285 on 3/25 you could book with Avios.

    No saver space inbound on any of the big 3 for 3/30-4/2. But:
    • You might consider taking UA1292 in First inbound on 3/31 for 90K UA miles per person (ouch).
    • DL1382 on 3/30 is 40K SkyRubles/person. Odds are the transfer from MR will not arrive before the price goes up.
    • If there is saver space on HA LIH-LAX on your dates, you could transfer 60K UR to Korean to pay for it.
    Hope this helps.
  3. Josh F

    Josh F Level 2 Member Charity Forum Mod

    Do you have a CSR Card. One option would to be book with UR at the 1.5 cpp for $ bookings. Cash prices look to be around $700-$800, so would be 50Ksh pp RT. I think you could also potentially split this up with a OWs award too. Just be sure to check all prices/legs first. While this isn't the best use of UR, may not be too awful in this case.
  4. El Ingeniero

    El Ingeniero Level 2 Member

    Just don't get stuck in Basic Economy coming back.

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