Book American Lie-Flat Business Or 3 Cabin First Class Awards To Hawaii For Just 45K Miles!

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Before COVID-19 became part of our vernacular, American typically commanded between 85K-140K miles each way to fly in lie-flat business class seating to Hawaii.

Hawaii has reopened with no quarantine required if you provide a negative COVID-19 PCR result, but you can still get bargains on award flights. NYC to Honolulu award calendar, 1 stop or less, in business or first class:


Flights via Dallas or Chicago will have lie-flat seating to Hawaii:


In fact this month American is flying their flagship 777-300ER with 3 cabin first class. Best of all, they don’t charge extra miles for it! For 45K miles you can select a seat in the first 2 rows for 3 cabin first class seating!



You can also fly to Maui or Kona for 45K miles via Dallas, with lie-flat seating:


American doesn’t offer lie-flat seating to Kauai, but you can fly lie-flat from NYC to LA and then in domestic first class to Kauai. That routing is also available to Honolulu, Kona, and Maui.


You can transfer miles from Marriott to American at a 60K:25K ratio.

Want to read more about Hawaii?

My love of Hawaii began over 14 years ago when I posted and grabbed a deal paying just $87 for airfare and hotel.  Since then I’ve been lucky enough to spend several months between the stunning islands, which each offer a unique and wonderful experience.  You can’t go wrong with any of them, there are just 2 things is to be careful of.

Always a good day in Maui #MauiNoKaOi

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1. Don’t get stuck in Honolulu. I’ve heard from too many people who spent an entire week and never left the city limits.  That’s just a shame, they may as well have gone to Miami Beach.  While I prefer The Big Island, Kauai, and Maui to Oahu, there is still plenty to see and experience on Oahu as long as you leave Honolulu behind.
2. Don’t try to “do” several islands in a week. If you just have 4-7 days of vacation then you should stick to one island. There will be plenty to do to keep you busy and it will allow for some time to relax. There’s no need to add the stress of interisland travel just for the sake of “doing” another island. With 9 days or more to play with, it does make sense to experience more than 1 island.

As for which island is best, read on and decide for yourself!  If you ask 5 people you’ll probably get 6 different answers 😀


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#Paradise #Kauai @grandhyattkauai

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DansMeals: Hawaii For The Kosher Traveler:

Trip reports and posts on Hawaii:

DDF forum threads:


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What’s amazing about #Maui is that you can step off the plane and catch a mind-blowing #sunset in a random parking lot.

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I’ll never get bored of watching #Sunset on #Maui #NoFilter

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what about using partner (BA ETC) to book>


But don’t have AA miles, UR or MR , how can i get in on this deal?


do you mind making apost about the way to reach the legacy calender for more accurate aa pricing? I know you already posted about it but it is hard to understand the correct instructions


“ NYC to Honolulu award calendar, 1 stop or less, in business or first class:”
Or less? Are you implying that you can get an AA flight to HNL on a direct flight? Though AA only flew with stopovers NYC-HNL?