Airline: American, Alaska, Hawaiian, United
Cost: $292+ round-trip in economy
Dates: March-May & August-January 2019
Routes: OAK/KOA/SFO/DEN/LAX/SJC/SAN/ABQ to LIH/HNL/OGG
Pay : Chase Sapphire Reserve, The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel) or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance).
Round trip San Francisco to Maui for $357 nonstop on Hawaiian
Round trip Oakland to Kona for $357 nonstop on Alaska:
Round trip Los Angeles to Lihue for $357 nonstop on Hawaiian:
Round trip San Jose to Maui or $357 nonstop on Hawaiian:
Albuquerque (ABQ) to Honolulu for $404 round-trip on American:
Round trip San Diego to Lihue, Kauai for $362 on United:
Max the Purchase
Remember to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, like Chase Sapphire Reserve, the American Express Platinum Card (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases) or American Express Premier Rewards Gold or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare).