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How to Fly to Hawaii on Just 45k Points

Today we are helping a couple fly to Hawaii on 45k Points. The plan is to spend time on Kailua-Kona and Honolulu. Both of these islands offer tremendous beauty and opportunity to share some once-in-a-lifetime experiences like exploring Hulihe Palace the vacation home of Hawaiian royalty since the 1800s and  Diamond Head a hike-able, 300,000 year old crater. Hawaii offers everything from golf and eco-tourism to relaxation and romance.

Read more to learn how you can fly to Hawaii for 45k points.

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Points and Miles Request

Home Airport*
PNS- Pensacola
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Do you have trip coming up? If not, what is your dream trip? Let us know how many people and where you want to visit.*
Hawaii ( Kailua-Kona and Honolulu)
How do you want to fly there?
Economy / Cheapest
How do you want to fly home?
Economy / Cheapest
How are you traveling?
How many airline miles or points do you currently have? Please list them out*
138 000
Which Credit Cards Do You Have?*
  • Chase Freedom
  • Chase Ink Business Unlimited
  • Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card
How many cards have you applied for in the last 24 months?
How much could you reasonably spend per month in total on credit cards?

Cheap Flights to Hawaii

We found multiple flights in the range of $1,300 return from Pensacola to Honolulu, then Kahului, and back to Pensacola.


Fly to Hawaii for 86.5k Points on Delta

We began our search with Delta since Hawaiian Air does not fly out of Pensacola. We found a $925 flight for 86.5k points giving you $0.011 per point. This seemed a bit steep so we kept looking.

Fly to Hawaii on 45k Points

Fly to Hawaii for 59.5k Points on American

We searched American Airlines and found a $1,067 flight for 59.5k  points giving you $0.018 per point. While it is fewer points than the Delta flight, the per point price is still not that great.

Fly to Hawaii on 45k Points

Fly to Hawaii for 45k Points on United

Our last search netted this exceptional value on a $1,500 flight for just 45k points giving you $0.033 per point.

To redeem this flight, simply book through your Chase Ultimate Rewards portal and start packing.

Not only is this an exceptional value, the travel times are great, getting you in to Kahului late morning so you can enjoy the better part of your first day, then leaving  at check-out time on the appointed day to arrive in Honolulu at check-in time. Finally, you begin your journey home after spending a last full day in Hawaii and arriving home late morning

Fly to Hawaii on 45k Points

How to Get 60k More Points to Use on United

Based on the current cards you have, our recommendation is to get the Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card, which has a 60k point sign up bonus when you spend $4,000 in the first 3 months, easily enough points for a round trip flight to Hawaii.

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