Hawaii: €435 Star Alliance Flights From Amsterdam (incl. Luggage)

Surfboards in the rack at Waikiki Beach Honolulu

While the United States are still closed to European visitors, you’re still allowed to think about your next dream holiday. How about visiting the Hawaiian Islands for only US$515 (~€424) €435 with Star Alliance carriers Lufthansa and United? You can even check a suitcase (up to 23 kg) for free with this tempting offer departing from Amsterdam.

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The United States have imposed a travel ban for all travelers from almost every European country. It’s still unclear when this ban will be lifted, so we recommend booking this deal for travel dates as late as possible. The cheap tickets are available for travel until June 2021. While United and Lufthansa are waiving change fees for current bookings, we’re not sure about how online travel agencies like BudgetAir would handle these cases.

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United flights from Amsterdam to Honolulu at US$506 (~€417) incl. checked luggage

Availability for this offer can be found for travel from January 2021 until June 2021. Availability is quite good, but it appears that you have to depart on Saturday to make use of this offer.

There are several possible routings that could get you to Hawaii. Usually you’ll be flying with United, but there are also some options including Lufthansa (e.g. Amsterdam – Frankfurt – Los Angeles – Honolulu).

On your way to Hawaii you will usually experience a stopover of about 21 hours. We recommend booking a hotel near Newark airport for the night since the connecting flight to Honolulu leaves at 08:20 am next morning.

Search & Book

This offer will most likely expire on December 20, 2020. There’s plenty of availability from January until June 2021. There seems to be a minimum stay requirement of 6 days. You will have to depart Saturdays to get the cheapest tickets.

Unfortunately there is no easy solution to find available travel dates. Neither Google Flights nor the Matrix will show these prices. The best way to find them is to use the idealo Flights Search. Just enter your preferred dates of travel (remember that you have to depart on a Saturday), wait a few seconds and check the prices.

For your convenience, these are some travel dates the offer is available for:

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Tour Operator Fare: As the cheap tickets are only available from a couple of online travel agencies we assume that this is a Tour Operator Fare. These fares are not thought to be publicly available, but to be offered by tour operators when bundled with a hotel, a rental car or similar. While there are no reports about such cases, it might happen that airline might wants to see the confirmation of such a combined booking. In this unlikely case, however, the travel agency would have to provide you with an alternative way of travel.

Mileage

All tickets will be issued in booking class K. The earning rate on most Star Alliance frequent flyer programs lies between 25% and 50%. If United operates your trip, here’s what you could earn:

  • 8,640 on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 8,640 on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 8,640 on Aer Lingus AerClub
  • 8,640 on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 8,640 on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 8,640 on Azul TudoAzul
  • 8,640 on Asiana Club
  • 8,640 on SAS EuroBonus
  • 8,640 on TAP Miles & Go
  • 8,640 on EgyptAir Plus
  • 8,640 on South African Voyager
  • 8,640 on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 8,640 on Air India Flying Returns
  • 8,640 on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 8,640 on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 8,640 on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 6,950 on Air China PhoenixMiles
  • 5,180 on ANA Mileage Club
  • 4,320 on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 4,320 on Miles & More
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.
Information & Tips for USA

The USA offers many sights, natural wonders and cultural significance. Thanks to numerous airlines offering flights across the Atlantic, it is always pretty inexpensive to get there. Alternatively, you can also cross the Atlantic by boat.

Immigration, ESTA & Visa Requirements

The USA has one of the strictest entry regulations in the world. Most EU citizens, among others, are lucky to be able to participate in the so-called Visa Waiver Program. If you get an electronic entry permit (ESTA)  for about €12, you don’t need a visa for entry.

The Best Time to Visit

Due to its sheer size, the perfect time to visit the USA varies greatly from region to region. In winter, Florida is very popular due to the mild temperatures. In the summer the West and East Coasts are flooded by tourists which drives up the prices for hotels and flights and during the Indian Summer in late autumn New England is a very popular destination. The hurricane season between July and September can be dangerous in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. Florida and the southern states are regularly struck by these tropical storms. Blizzards occur from the East Coast to the Midwest during the winter months and regularly put air traffic and public life on hold.

Climate diagram for New York City, New York (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Los Angeles, California (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Miami, Florida (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

Currency

The US dollar is widely used throughout the world and accepted as a currency in most tourist hotspots worldwide. That being said, carrying cash isn’t necessary in the US, all you need is a credit card! These are very common in the USA and are accepted pretty much everywhere without any issues. If you already have a credit card in your wallet, you should make sure that it does not charge a foreign currency fee if possible. Carrying a few dollars in cash doesn’t hurt though. You might need cash e.g. for the bus ticket if you want to buy it directly from the driver. Most of the time you even have to give exact change.

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