Hawaii on sale, again

Looks like a new Hawaii fare war has cropped up. This time the combatants are Continental and United, with each offering sub-$300 fares from the other’s hub(s) to Hawaii. This time around there are some nicer options than the last time.

On Continental the deal is for flights from Los Angeles to Honolulu. On United, however, the fare sale is available from Continental’s Newark and Houston hubs to both Honolulu and Lihue. For those who look to get away when heading to Hawaii, the availability of the fare to LIH is a great option. Plus the United routings are way longer than the Continental option, making the cost per mile somewhat reasonable.

Fares are available through to February ’09, with some blackout dates here and there. I’m booked in for one, and may try for another to top off my bmi account with some UA flying before October rolls around and my count resets for next year.

Update (10:04pm EDT 5.26): Looks like CO has added Philly and Pittsburgh as options, so this is looking better and better.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.