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Thursday, June 04, 2009

How to get to | Hawaii

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Source: Julius Silver

Most visitors to Hawaii arrive by air, although there are also some cruise options across the Pacific. Many US-based airlines fly between various Hawaiian airports and the US mainland. Most international flights are to/from Honolulu. Airlines flying to Hawaii include:
  • Star Alliance - Air Canada, Air New Zealand, ANA, Continental (US mainland as well as micronesia), United, US Airways
  • Oneworld - American, Japan Airlines, Qantas (caution some flights are on Jetstar thus not Oneworld)
  • Sky Team - Delta, Korean
  • Other selected - Hawaiian

TIP Fares between continental USA and Australia/NZ on Star Alliance and Oneworld often allow routing via Honolulu for little or no extra cost.

TIP Fares between Asia and Hawaii are relatively high due to limited competition (except on the Tokyo to Honolulu route).

TIP Premium (first or business class) awards and discounted fares sell out quickly due to limited supply and high demand. Book as early as possible.

TIP Oneworld around the world fare rules stipulate no back-tracking between Hawaii and continental USA.

UPDATED November 2009 - Continental switch from Sky Team to Star Alliance. No change to advice.

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