Enjoy your lei over

Anyone who has ever flown to the west coast of America will no doubt still be traumatised by the experience of LAX. Thanks to Hawaiian Airlines offering more nonstop flights from Australia, your travel options just got a whole lot more pleasant.

When faced recently with a flight to Las Vegas, I shuddered at the thought of having to transit through LA airport. Aside from the intimidating customs staff, the baggage reclaim and the queues, the sheer size of the place makes it very difficult to get to where you’re meant to be on time. I looked at many different routes to avoid LAX at any cost and thankfully came across Hawaiian Airlines where the price was just right.

Jumping on my flight in Sydney I was able to relax knowing that my travel would be more streamlined at the other end. I could just sit back and enjoy the inflight entertainment and refreshments and catch a little snooze. On arrival in Hawaii, I simply picked up my bags, cleared customs and made my way to my next flight – stopping to enjoy the hula dancers and a tropical cocktail along the way.

Hawaiian Airlines now operates 10 flights a week from Sydney and Brisbane, enabling you to connect with each of the five islands or travel on to 11 destinations in the US, including Las Vegas, New York, San Jose and Phoenix. To meet seasonal demands an additional 40 flights will operate from Sydney and Brisbane between March and June 2013. And if Brisbane and Sydney are not your local airports, Hawaiian Airlines partnership with Virgin Australia not only enables seamless connections throughout Australia, you can also earn and redeem Velocity mileage points on Hawaiian Airlines flights.

Keen to give Hawaiian Airlines a go? Check out these great deals for 2013 from just $1055.

Return Economy Class fares are available for bookings from 28 destinations around Australia until 28 February 2013. Special deals include:

Sydney or Melbourne (via Sydney) to:
Honolulu from $1055
Maui, Kauai or Hawaii Island from $1060

Brisbane to:
Honolulu from $1061
Maui, Kauai or Hawaii Island from $1066

Gold Coast, Canberra, Ballina, Coffs Harbour, Emerald, Gladstone, Hamilton Island, Hervey Bay, Maroochydore, Newcastle, Whitsunday Coast and Port Macquarie to:
Honolulu (via Sydney) from $1295
Maui, Kauai or Hawaii Island from $1300

Albury, Adelaide, Hobart, Launceston, Cairns, Mackay, Rockhampton and Townsville to:
Honolulu (via Sydney) from $1391
Maui, Kauai or Hawaii Island from $1396

Perth, Darwin, Hayman Island, Ayers Rock and Alice Springs to:
Honolulu (via Sydney) from $1495
Maui, Kauai or Hawaii Island from $1500

These fares include taxes and are valid for low season travel between 1 February and 31 March 2013 and throughout November 2013. 

For more information or to make a booking, visit HawaiianAirlines.com.au

Sale fares are also available for shoulder season travel from 19–31 January, 1 April through 16 June, 18 July through 16 September and from 8–31 October 2013.  Shoulder season prices are $190 higher than the low season fares above for all cities except Melbourne, which is an additional $430.  

Fares to Maui, Kauai and Hawaii Island include the option to stopover once in Honolulu. 

Seats are limited at these prices and are subject to availability on requested dates of travel.  Prices are subject to change without notice. 

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