Feb042018

California to Hawaii and Australia under $800 round trip

Several airlines have LAX, SJC and OAK to Honolulu at $169 to $175 each way for travel over the next few months. Honolulu is a cheap starting point for flights to Sydney, Australia on JetStar Airlines as low as $437 round trip. These low fare tickets provide an opportunity to visit both Hawaii and Australia for less than $800 round trip with nested tickets.

Alaska Airlines San Jose, California SJC – Honolulu HNL

$357 round trip  Tue April 3 – Thu April 19

SJC-HNL $357 AS Apr3-19

JetStar Airlines Honolulu HNL – Sydney SYD

$437 round trip Mon April 9 – Wed April 18

HNL-SYD $437 JetStar Apr9-18

Must Pack Light – 7kg/15lb carry-on bag limit

JetStar is a low cost airline I flew in 2016 for intra-New Zealand cheap flights.

Honolulu – Sydney is their only USA route.

The deal here is for light packing travelers who can manage with only 7kg/15lb carry-on bag allowance. A 20kg checked bag bundle fare including self-select seat assignment is an additional $99 each way.

Jet Star bag fees

Australia airfare discount

This itinerary option caught my eye as I have a certificate for a 4-night stay in 2018 at Surfer’s Paradise Marriott Resort I won in an auction a few months ago.

Personally, I can probably pack 7kg light for a trip to Hawaii and an Australian beach resort. Round trip flights between Sydney and Gold Coast OOL airport are as low as $78. But not during the dates I show for the flights above. March and May have low fares for Sydney to Gold Coast, but April has higher fares. I see April is the major school holiday break in Australia.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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