Too good to be true you think? Well it’s not, I will show you the receipt and I will show you how to fly to Kauai for $10. Yes, you can do it to. If you don’t want to do it yourself I will be glad to help you do it!
How it began: Our family has been dreaming of an extended vacation (10 days) to Kauai in 2013. There could be as many as eight of us going. As of now there are six going for sure. Accomplishing this is not an easy task and certainly not easy on the wallet. When you consider that round trip tickets to Kauai during “non-school” times have reached the $600 – $800 level, it’s expensive. The obvious math is 6 x $700 you’re at $4200 for
I began my search looking at flights to Kauai from Las Vegas, because Hawaiian Airlines flies out of Las Vegas. What I discovered is that the best price/points for a round trip ticket to Kauai is 34,500 points. That is not a lot of points when you compare similar round trips on airlines such as Delta that can be 60,000 or more. So the question became how do I get 34,500 points on Hawaiian Air when I’ve never even flown that airline before.
Hawaiian Air Credit Cards
My first 70,000 Hawaiian Air points came from applying for two Hawaiian Airline credit cards. I applied for both on the same day and both cards offered a 35,000 point sign-up bonus. One card is through Bank of America and the other card is through Hawaiian Bank. These bonus awards are not short-term promotions, but rather standard point bonuses for these cards. Each card required a minimum of $2,000 purchase in a four month period. My wife and I simply put away our other credit cards and used these two cards. It was easy to reach the qualified spending amount.
The second 70,000 Hawaiian Air points came thanks to American Express. American Express ran a special offering 75,000 points to sign-up for their Gold Card. I already had the card, but not my wife, so she signed up. We thought her being approved would be a long shot, but she was. She received the 75,000 points after spending $10,000 over a four month period. Hawaiian Miles allows you to transfer American Express miles to your Hawaiian Miles account for a 1-to-1 exchange. So, with my wife’s points we now had 145,000 Hawaiian Mile points.
The third 70,000 Hawaiian Air points came from my business American Express card that had over 100,000 points on it. It’s a card I have used for years with my businesses and with those accumulated points I did a 1:1 transfer to Hawaiian Miles.
We now had 210,000 Hawaiian Miles are were able to purchase 6 round trip tickets to Kauai for $10 in travel fees………………you gotta love that. Below you will find a copy of the six purchased tickets. We are looking forward to this trip to Kauai. Be sure to sign-up for the blog so that you will be notified when additional details are available.