Alaska Airlines has a pretty decent fare sale to Hawaii for tickets purchased through June 21 for travel between August 22 and October 31. Through the fare sale, tickets from the west coast are readily available for $360-400 all-in.
In and of itself that’s not earth shattering, though they’re also offering 25,000 bonus miles to new Mileage Plan members residing in Northern California that travel to Hawaii. So for a sub-$400 ticket from San Jose, Oakland, or Sacramento, you earn 25,000 bonus miles.
Add to that the fact that Alaska Airlines status matches most mid-tier elites to their MVP Gold level (which comes with four confirmable upgrade certificates), and you’re looking at a roundtrip first class ticket to Hawaii for under $400, plus about 35,000 Mileage Plan miles (the distance is about 2,500 miles in each direction, so 5,000 miles roundtrip, and that’s doubled for being an MVP Gold).
Not too shabby! I might just have to move to Northern California and fly Alaska Airlines first class to Hawaii for a weekend at the St. Regis Princeville thanks to Starwood’s very nice second quarter promotion.