Hawaiian Airlines Adds Flights To Orlando And Austin, Fly Lie-Flat First Class For 40K Miles!

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Hawaiian Airlines is adding several new routes to their map, including nonstop flights between Honolulu and Austin and Orlando on their Airbus A330. That plane has 18 lie-flat first class seats.

The Orlando flights start on 3/11. Hawaiian will fly from Honolulu to Orlando on Thursdays and Sundays, departing at 5:15pm and arriving at 7am the next day. They will fly from Orlando to Honolulu on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8:15am and arrive at 2:05pm. Oddly, the plane will sit on the ground in Orlando for over 25 hours. That would never happen in normal times, but clearly Hawaiian has the spare aircraft and is willing to try different routes out on optimal dates.

The Austin flights start on 4/21. Hawaiian will fly from Honolulu to Austin on Wednesdays and Saturdays, departing at 10am and arriving at 10:10pm. They will fly from Austin to Honolulu on Thursdays and Sundays at 10:10am and arrive at 1:30pm.

You can avoid quarantine in all Hawaiian islands except Kauai if you provide a negative COVID-19 PCR result.

In normal times it’s nearly impossible to find 40K first class award on Hawaiian, but these are not normal times!

You can transfer points from AMEX to Hawaiian instantly to book these flights! You’ll need to login to a Hawaiian Airlines mileage account to search for award space here. Search for one-way travel for best results.

Sample availability, Honolulu to Orlando:

 

 

Orlando to Honolulu:

 

Honolulu to Austin:

 

 

Austin to Honolulu:

 

Other routes also have first class 40K award space, like JFK to Honolulu:

 

And Honolulu to JFK:

Will you book any of these flights?


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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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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Chris

Great report Dan. Can you add a connection to, say Maui, on these award tickets? A little worried about adding a separate ticket each way for connections in case of a cancellation

Lord Dima

They can probably use the same crew with that long 25 hour stop in Orlando. Saves them from rotating crews on infrequent flights.

Abey

I do wonder why they didn’t choose to expand say OGG -Mainland.

Orlando is a mostly leisure market not many optimal connection points

A Different Dave

Maybe I need a few strong drinks in order to dream of this impossibility, but it would be so cool of having an HNL to TLV route (nearly 8,600 miles)

Dani

Any Hawaii deals from Chicago?

Sam

What’s Hawaiian Airlines cancellation policy now?

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