If you want to spend your time surfing or lounging by the beach, look no further: Delta Air Lines is offering business-class flights to Hawaii starting at $1,277.
With Delta, you can fly in comfort from 26 different U.S. cities to Honolulu, with business-class fares discounted by as much as 30%.
The travel dates for this bundle of flights are primarily from November to February, but there is additional availability from August to September. These reduced business-class fares are only expected to last a few days, and flights are sure to fill up, so book your tickets as soon as you can.
Honolulu in March 2021. CLINT HENDERSON/THE POINTS GUY
Routes: Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Francisco, Seattle and other cities have discounted business-class routes to Hawaii.
How to book: Search through Google Flights to find your ideal dates, then book directly with the airline of your choice.
Travel dates: Generally from November through February, with some availability from August to September; holidays are excluded.
Book by: By the next two to three days.
Thank-you to Scott’s Cheap Flights for spotting this deal. Costing $49 a year, the site’s Premium membership offers discounts of up to 90% and comes with a 14-day free trial. The Elite membership also finds premium, business-class and first-class deals.
Many of these marked-down business-class fares are primarily available in cities on the West Coast and in the Southwest, but there are also available routes from Boston and Orlando.
Here are some standout flights:
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), starting at $1,277.
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) to HNL, starting at $1,377.
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to HNL, starting at $1,440 (includes a layover in Los Angeles).
Portland International Airport (PDX) to HNL, starting at $1,475 (includes a layover in Seattle).
Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) to HNL, starting at $1,973 (includes a layover in Detroit).
O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to HNL, starting at $1,997 (includes a layover in Detroit).
When booking your flights, we recommend using Google Flights to find your best available dates, then purchasing your tickets through the airline’s website. Direct airline bookings are more dependable than third-party websites in the event your flight encounters a cancellation, delay or booking change.
If you’re departing from Seattle and want to book a January vacation, Google Flights shows an 8 a.m. Delta flight is the cheapest option for business class. When returning to Seattle, Google Flights pulls up another Delta business-class flight that departs from Honolulu at 1:56 p.m.
Since all these flights are for business class, you have the option to fly in comfort at a discount. A Seattle business-class flight to Honolulu can cost as much as $1,928, according to Scott’s Cheap Flights, so the $1,377 fare is definitely worth booking.
Delta’s business-class fare, which the airline calls first class for domestic flights, comes with many perks including more comfortable lie-flat seats and the ability to board your flight first. You can also bring two checked bags at no additional cost, plus you qualify for Sky Priority check-in and security. Delta first class also comes with premium dining options and personalized flight attendant service.
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Business-class fares are always more pricey — especially when flying to Hawaii — so it’s worth booking this deal if you can. These fares are discounted by up to 30%. What makes this deal so great is that you can fly to Hawaii in the comfort of business class. The reclining seats and the premium meals are sure to make a flight feel less tiring.
Plus, this Delta offer on business class extends to travel dates during the winter months, which also happens to be one of the best times to visit Hawaii. Book now to escape cold temperatures in favor of sunny beaches and palm trees.