When should I book my Hawaiian Christmas flights?
March 14, 2012 10:41 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for the best time to book a flight from NYC to Honolulu for Christmas -- I'm afraid I've already missed the best deals and wonder if I should snatch up the next decent fare or wait for something better. [Of course, special snowflake details inside.]
posted by bah213 to Travel & Transportation around Honolulu, HI (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
TL;DR: I'm wondering if I should buy now, or whether the experienced Hawaiian travelers among you think fares will go down as it gets to that magical 3-4 months-before-travel window all the articles advise.
-I had what I'm realizing is a great price (I think it was $950ish with fees?) through Hawaiian Air a few weeks ago, but while I waited a few days to see if it would drop anymore, it jumped up by to over $1500.
-Hawaiian Air is partnering with Jet Blue starting in June; do you think that will affect prices once it happens? Hawaiian already has those flights listed [i.e., they have no NYC-HNL flights until the partnering date, so the ones listed must be the Jet blue flights] and the prices have been fluctuating (rising, for Christmas week flights) already.
-I need to fly from 12/22 to 12/30 [I *could* fly the 23rd or 29th, but I'd be losing a day of Hawaiian Vacation, and I *could* fly the 21st but it would have to be enough cheaper to cover the night in a hotel (my family is sharing a house but we can't get in until the 22nd).]
-It's easiest for me to fly out of JFK, but LGA is fine...I'd much rather avoid Newark, but if it saves me $100+ I could do it.
Again, summarizing the big question: Considering I'll be flying around Christmas, and considering the popular vacation destination, does anyone predict that prices will go down at any point in the future, or should I just grab the next reasonable fare I see?>