A vacation in Hawaii is not cheap. The cost is the major reason that many people never make it to Hawaii despite their strong desire to visit Hawaii at least once in their lifetime.
The cost of a round-trip airline ticket to Hawaii has increased substantially over the past 10 years. As you might expect, airfare from the West Coast is generally several hundred dollars less than from the East Coast. Fortunately, there are a large number of airlines that fly to Hawaii, and the costs due vary from day to day and airline to airline, so the key is to plan ahead and compare prices. KAYAK.com is a great place to start since it compares the prices of a number of airlines for the dates you're considering. In September 2011, Google launched a new flight search service which looks promising.
Also, if you're a member of an airline's frequent flier program, you're likely to receive offers of combination airfare and lodging. These are often well worth considering. You should also give serious consideration to using your frequent flier miles for travel to Hawaii.
Airfare tends to be more expensive during the "high" season of mid-December to mid-April. If you plan to visit during this period, make your reservations early. Check out our feature How to Book Your Airfare to Hawaii.
Your next step is deciding where to stay in Hawaii.
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