Reader Success Story: Honeymoon in Hawaii

Reader Success Story: Honeymoon in Hawaii


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Reader Bill recently took a few minutes to send us an email letting us know about his outstanding award booking for his upcoming honeymoon in Hawaii!

We asked if we could share the general outline of his trip to serve as an inspiration to other PointsAway readers, and he agreed. Here’s what it looks like:

Trip Component Cash Price Points + Cash Savings
American Award Flight: Boston to Kauai, 2 Passengers First Class $2,279 per Passenger $5 + 37,500 AAdvantage Miles per Passenger $5,548
Grand Hyatt Kauai: 4 Award Nights, Oceanview Grand Club Room $3,615.64 $0 + 108,000 Hyatt Gold Passport Points $3,615.64
Hawaiian Award Flight: Kauai to Hilo, 2 Passengers Economy $126.70 per Passenger $5 + 7,500 Points per Passenger $243.40
Hawaiian Award Flight: Hilo to Maui, 2 Passengers Economy $89.20 per Passenger $5 + 7,500 Points per Passenger $168.40
Hyatt Regency Maui: Standard King Resort View $2,742.67 $0 + 4 Hyatt Free Night Certificates + 60,000 Gold Passport Points $2,742.67
United Award Flight: Maui to Boston, 2 Passengers First Class $1,743.69 per Passenger $5 + 40,000 Points per Passenger $3,477.38
Total: $14,835.49 353,000 Points/Miles (Various) + 4 Free Night Certificates + $106.60 Cash $14,728.89 Savings (99% Off)

Hats off to Bill for this incredible booking! If you’re interested in brewing up a trip of your own to Hawaii, make sure to check a couple of our previous Hawaiian case studies for examples, complete with how-to information:

  • This reader trip to China for a family reunion included a stop in Kona on the way to Beijing.
  • This reader trip showed how to use British Airways Avios or United miles to get to Hawaii for far less points than you might imagine, and also how to hop between islands most efficiently.
  • This reader trip compares using Delta and United miles to get to Hawaii, and explores some of the best places to stay on points while visiting the islands.
  • Finally, this reader trip shows how it’s possible to plot a free stopover in Hawaii on many trips, such as this one to New Zealand and Australia.

Hopefully these can inspire you and you can learn from the tens of thousands of dollars in savings found within each!

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