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United’s Cyber Monday award sale to Hawaii: 36,000 miles round trip

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I’ve mostly stayed out of posting about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, save for one Black Friday / Cyber Monday post that had compiled a few deals I thought were good. The main reason is that there were just so many “deals” that weren’t really deals and the constant flow made it impossible to keep up in a meaningful way (I really try to post just once or twice a day and when something feels “worth it.” There are plenty of blogs that can give you information overload if you prefer that.)

Well, here’s one from United Airlines: 20% off on award tickets to Hawaii. The skeptic in me figured the sale would be for winter – or lack any meaningful availability.

So imagine my surprise when I ran a search from Newark to Honolulu (not the easiest route to find availability for non-stop in winter) and found two seats, in the sale, mid-February. 36,000 miles each.

My first try.

There seems to be plenty of availability from both the East and West Coasts.

From United.com:

We’re offering rare savings on Hawaii travel: a roundtrip Saver Award ticket in United Economy® is just 36,000 miles, regularly 45,000 miles. Travel between January 7 and March 10 — peak whale-watching season — and book by December 8. It’s our little way of saying “mahalo” for 70 great years of service in Hawaii.

United offers nonstop service to the following destinations in Hawaii: Honolulu (HNL), Maui (OGG), Lihue (LIH), Kona (KOA) and Hilo (ITO)*.

Plenty of availability

Remember that you can transfer your Ultimate Rewards points into United miles instantly if you find a deal. Sadly, no deal on the business class flights (I can’t even find any Saver level there) but if you don’t mind coach, this is a nice use of your United miles (or Ultimate Rewards points).

Will you book one of these sale awards to Hawaii? Let me know here, on Twitter, or in the private MilesTalk Facebook group.