[FARE GONE] American / Alaska – $499 – $547: New York / Newark / Boston / Philadelphia / Washington D.C. – Kona, Hawaii (and vice versa). Roundtrip, including all Taxes

A very good sale to/from Kona with WINTER availability! Only downside is an overnight layover in LA if you fly American on outbound and extremely long layovers (8+ hours but not overnight) in Seattle if you fly Alaska on the outbound and return. These can be purchase as one-ways, so it is possible to fly Alaska in one direction and American in another to not deal with the overnight.

Also, you must purchase by 11:59PM, November 16th (TODAY)

Update 11/16/2015 @ 7:30PM Eastern. Also available from Boston for $509 and Philadelphia for $534.

Update 11/16/2015 @ 7:35PM Eastern. Also available from Washington D.C. for $547

Update 11/16/2015 @ 9:50PM Eastern – American availability gone. Still available with Alaska Air.

Waipo Valley, Big Island, Hawaii - Photo: Paul Bica via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Waipo Valley, Big Island, Hawaii – Photo: Paul Bica via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample from New York on American
  • January 12th – 18th, 2016

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel until mid-February, 2016. Blackout dates around the holidays. Availability is limited. Must purchase at least 21 days in advance of departure and by NOVEMBER 16th (TODAY)
  • Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.

How to Search for Availability:

  • Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
    • Departing from: NYC
      • For Boston availability, replace NYC with BOS
      • For Philadelphia availability, replace NYC with PHL
      • For Washington D.C. availability, replace NYC with WAS
    • Outbound Advanced Routing Code: aa+ /f bc=o
      • That’s the letter O and not number zero
      • For Alaska availability, replace aa+ /f bc=o with as+ /f bc=r on the Outbound and Return Advanced Routing Code fields
    • Destination: KOA
    • Return Advanced Routing Code: aa+ /f bc=o
    • (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
    • Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
    • Length of stay “3-10” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
  • Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
  • How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage

You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions in the “How to Book” section below.

Fare Class:

  • American: O
  • Alaska: R. American flyers flying on Alaska with this particular fare will earn zero American miles.


  • JFK – LAX (Los Angeles) – KOA (Kona) – LAX – JFK. Use NYC on Orbitz to search for JFK, LGA and Newark availability.


  • Miles Flown: 9,942 miles or 5.0 cents per mile

  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 9,942 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 9,942 miles

How to Book:

  • Support us by using our Orbitz link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure you select “Additional Search Options” and then “Narrow the search to my preferred airlines” and select American or Alaska




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