expired Sydney to Honolulu, Hawaii from $309 Return @ Jetstar

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We just came across one of the best prices to Hawaii we've seen.

From $309 Return from Sydney in Economy, $699 in Business (Business is One Way for $699).

Dreamliner 787.

Example date: 16 Mar to 12 Apr - $189 + $120 = $309 return.

Bags and food not included.

For dates/prices, compare with the Qantas sale also on at present to Honolulu - more expensive but a full service airline. Depends what you're after.

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  • +1 vote

    Aloha!

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      got an email from Scoot about 2 weeks ago, who were offering the same fare to Athens & Berlin one way from various airports in Australia. Scoot didn't include meals or bags, but have flown Scoot a few times to Singapore & they were excellent. A meal cost $13 & bag checked $20.

      All these insane fares makes you realise that all is not well in the airline world & world economies having their effect on airline bookings, as many people stop spending on discretionary stuff like travel.

  • +2 votes

    I've got $306 here from syd and $302 from melb:
    https://iknowthepilot.com.au/stop-everything-hawaii-on-sale-...

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    can't believe I paid $1220 for the same flight (inclusive of checked in luggage) back in Oct'2013 when AUD/USD were at par and if I remember correctly AUD nudged past the USD for few days I think 1.03 was the level that comes to mind…
    on one hand the air ticket prices have crashed but that saving is kinda negated because of weaker AUD which won't buy much in HNL…oh well!!

    • +5 votes

      It did better than that. I remember getting 1.11 for the 1USD in 2011 and thinking if it gets a bit higher, I should buy big. Silly me.

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        Got to $1:15.
        Some people bought up big in US shares then. Share price goes up, Aussie dollar drops for a double whammy.

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    Don’t forget to price beat the third party sites and you will get another 10% off. As long as they are cheaper each way. They are usually a couple of bucks cheaper.

    https://www.jetstar.com/au/en/price-beat-guarantee

    Use this search engine to find the third party sites..
    https://iknowthepilot.com.au/stop-everything-hawaii-on-sale-...

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      The redirect to a Jetstar rep to confirm means you probably lose your fare. Or can you purchase it first from Jetstar then claim the difference?

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    I taken this trip. Pack some food/drinks if you're real tight and don't want to spend on food/drinks

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      Can you take drinks on board? I thought flights to the US no liquids over 100ml even if bought in the airport

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    But how much can we get Hawaii to LA for??

    • +2 votes

      This

    • +2 votes

      If you're thinking of linking to LA from Honolulu make sure you leave at least a day's buffer each way in Honolulu. In 2016 Jetstar aborted a Honolulu flight from Brisbane and my daughter (and partner) lost their flight onwards on US Air to LAX. No comeback, I had to reroute them through Sydney on Qantas to LAX to get them back on schedule, total extra cost more than $3000. Jetstar compensation zero .. :-( .. !! These are the risks you take on as your own travel agent.

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    Wow need to discuss with the wifu tonite

  • -1 vote

    Any Holiday packages for 1 week in Hawaii?

  • +2 votes

    $699 business flight is one way.

  • +7 votes

    Just be aware the accomodations are really expensive. Maui is like AUD 250 a night for very basic 3 star hotel.

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    150 status credits on business one way

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      Only if you buy the bundle which is an extra $850 on top of the $699 base fare.

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      Are you sure about that? I think that's on Business Max fares, and this is a Business Class fare.

  • +3 votes

    Please note as others have mentioned, accomodation in Waikiki is extremely expensive, even more so with our FX rate at 70c or thereabouts.

    As an example, if you are looking for a nice 3 star hotel near the beach, be prepared to fork out >$300AUD. For a 4 star property, expect to pay $400 at least (they charge resort fees of $50 aud per day on top of hote rates)

    • +2 votes

      The Jetstar deal for 2adults and 2 kids , flights, 1 week Waikiki hotel, was a steal at $2200 all up

      Last year

    • +3 votes

      Vacation rentals/AirBnb/VRBO are much better options for most people in Hawaii. We used these for 10 days in Kauai and Waikiki 2 years ago and have booked 2 weeks on Big Island, Maui, and Oahu later this year. Still not cheap, but the most we are spending is $250 per night and they are all quite good. In the tourist traps like Waikiki there are even more options too.

      • +1 vote

        I agree - we did a condo at the illikai few years ago for around that price point. It was low fi and not luxury by any means (the 1960s air con literally shorted, it was fixed promptly however). The location is also a bit poor but great if you have kids. The beach in front of outrigger Waikiki, Moana Surfrider and royal hawaiian is spectacular.

        • +1 vote

          Funny you mentioned that is where we stayed last time for 3 nights after Kauai. We paid a bit more $300 odd per night i believe (similar crappy exch rate to now), but we had a killer ocean view and over the Hilton pool. Our condo was all done up too. I saw some of the older ones though so yeah know what you mean. This time we'll only have 2 nights there for outlets shopping and gonna go a bit more central.

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            @Xizor: Mind sharing what website/s you use to look for accomodation please?

            • +2 votes

              @Melon126: Mostly airbnb.com and vrbo.com, just make sure location is what you want and it has a few dozen good reviews incl recently. Attention to detail of the listing and reviews is important (i.e. aircon, wifi, pool, gym, if any negative feedback on the bed, noise nearby etc to get the most benefit out of your selection.). Smaller property rental agencies are big thing over there as well and can be a bit cheaper again, but, it's a bit trickier to work out whats what and i mostly just stick to those 2 big sites. Its also good to avoid hidden extra fees that hotels have over there like facilties charge, parking fees etc. Its just not worth the hassle IMO when you can get nice enough joints for less anyway.

  • OP (and anyone else), if you have sourced this deal from another site please attribute your sources.

    • +3 votes

      Thanks Neil - I do. See previous few when it's been Scott's Cheap Flights or SecretFlying. Or FlightScout. I do have tools and alarms for tracking Jetstar and others tho ourselves! :)

  • +3 votes

    I noted QF's deal yesterday…..

    but the accommodation IS THE KILLER !! OVER THE TOP !!

    And one place - a 3* place that I looked at wanted to charge an EXTRA $25 A NIGHT for 'amenities' !! on top of the $300 per night

    Sorry - I'll look for Bangkok instead.

  • +9 votes

    I don't get why I need to go to Hawaii when we have best beaches in the world at home.

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      I agree but the beaches are different and great too and you get to be in the USA too which can be great too

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        Oz has the best beaches in the world no doubt.

        However, I visited Hawaii last May for 2 weeks whilst Oz was cold, wet, grey and miserable.

        Meanwhile, I was surfing the Waikiki reefs in boardshorts and enjoying postcard-perfect sunny days and blue skies.

        You can then jump on a catamaran sunset tour and sip Mai-tai's with your significant other. This is bliss.

        Alternatively, if you go in our summer (Hawaii winter) you will see the famous North Shore surf breaks of Pipeline, Sunset and Waimea Bay + whale watching season.

        • +1 vote

          My Retirement Plan is buying an apartment in the North Shore and spending the winter over there each year. 50 Years to save for this!

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        must be great too

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    cheers, just booked for april

  • +2 votes

    Return flight to Auckland $197

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    anyone done jetstar biz with an infant (at the older end of the max 2 years old)?

  • +1 vote

    has anyone tried any hostel in hawaii? Please share your experience.

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      There's a group of them about a block back from Waikiki beach. Good atmosphere, but facilities were not exactly modern. But hey, cheap :)

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      I stayed at one right off the main strip of Waikiki and it was pretty good - not the best rooms but the crowd was awesome and the vibe was just right. Cost about $45-50 AUD a night iirc.

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    Very early flight home. So your last night in the hotel will end at 5.30am.

    It's really expensive on the ground. Hotels very exxy. To me, some of the hotel rates rendered in AUD seemed bizarre. Better value in Asia Pacific.

    The food is generally ordinary and the coffee even worse.

    But I'm glad I went once.

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      On the plus side you land in Oz in the Arvo.

      The issue I have with J* to Hawaii is the awful schedules. I’d advise booking the hotel a night early if you wish to check in at 7/8am. Otherwise need to wait around. If your going to do that you might as well drop the cash on flying HA.

      Hawaiian Schedule is perfect. Lunchtime arrival into Hawaii and lunchtime departure out. Pity no Melbourne.

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    Could use this deal to get on board The Pride of America which cruises for a week around and stops at various islands and back. That way you’ll only need to pay for a few nights at Waikiki before connecting with the cruise.
    The cruise has “last minute” discounted fares for unsold berths prior to departure but you’ll need to be nearby to take advantage which means more Waikiki accommodation ($$$).

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    Camping seems like it would be a good way to avoid the exorbitant accommodation costs based on the prices I've seen online (~USD$20 per night for up to 6 people).

    Anyone had a camping holiday over there?

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      In all seriousness, who would enjoy a camping experience in a country that's full of guns?

      We stayed close to the beach, left the windows and doors open at night, and the number of screaming lunatics on the street, after 11, was concerning. Nearest stretch of greenery, near Hyatt Regency, was "closed" at night, presumably to stop the loonies camping out. Security at our hotel was intense.

      Camp in Oz, mate…

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        I'm not talking about camping in central Waikiki. It just looks like there are plenty of wilderness areas and state parks across all the islands, so I assumed that camping would be a good alternative and a way to see more of the state.

        I'm not particularly worried about camping in places where gun ownership is widespread. People should just avoid the US altogether if that's a major concern.

        In 2018 I camped with mates in New Caledonia (for similar money-saving reasons) which has an ownership rate of one gun for every two adults and had a great time; no issues whatsoever.

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