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Top 5 Hawaii travel tips | Save Money on Your Hawaii Vacation
Fares are consistently lowest between mid-August and early December. Flying over Thanksgiving, Christmas holidays, spring break, and from mid-June to mid-August, airfares can cost double or more and accommodations are also more costly. When flying off-peak, watch for sales that occur from 30 to 120 days in advance. For peak travel, it is usually best to book either up to 11 months in advance or at the last minute.
First check prices using comparison sites such as Kayak. Also check with each of the primary Hawaii air carriers including Hawaiian Air, Alaska Air and Allegiant Air. In addition, check the legacy carriers (United, American, Delta etc.). If you’ll be flying inter-island, be sure to not wait to get that booked early. Sales are rare and prices can be extraordinary.
Use airline frequent flier mileage awards. Join the crowd that saves up miles specifically for use on their Hawaii vacation. It is best to plan ahead if using miles, up to 330 days in advance when frequent flier inventory first becomes available.
Book your car rental and hotel/vacation rental as soon as you know your air travel dates. These can be very costly if you wait to book and availability can be limited during peak seasons.
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