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Asia and Hawaii for New Years?

Asia and Hawaii for New Years?

  1. EyesOnTheSky

    Hi Lucky,

    Just starting to get into the whole points for travel scene. Current holder of the Costco Executive and Delta Platinum Skymiles Amex.

    Thought of a crazy idea for this coming New Years of flying to Tokyo between Christmas and New Years, spend New Years in Tokyo, jump on a red eye to Honolulu (or San Fran if cheaper), experience a 2nd New Years there, stay one night in Hawaii, and fly home to Detroit.

    Thoughts on cheapest and easiest way to plan/accomplish for a relative novice?

  2. Gaurav

    [USER=1340]@EyesOnTheSky[/USER] How many DL miles do you have? Do you have any other miles?

  3. EyesOnTheSky

    [QUOTE=”Gaurav, post: 11229, member: 79″][USER=1340]@EyesOnTheSky[/USER] How many DL miles do you have? Do you have any other miles?[/QUOTE]
    Have approximately 17,500 DL miles, adding 4K per month. No additional miles. If done properly, not opposed to opening other cards to maximize points/miles to achieve least expensive trip possible.

  4. Gaurav

    [USER=1340]@EyesOnTheSky[/USER] That’s probably not going to be enough unless you significantly ramp up your earnings or apply for cards but lets put that aside for a bit.

    I’m not sure what your idea is of spending new years in Tokyo but here are the options from TYO to HNL/LAX/SFO on the last Monday night that the schedule is open:

    TYO-HNL
    [ATTACH=full]56[/ATTACH]
    TYO-SFO
    [ATTACH=full]58[/ATTACH]
    TYO-LAX
    [ATTACH=full]57[/ATTACH]

    As you can see the last departure is the 1:30 AM AA departure on NYD that brings you into LAX at 635 on NYE. If you are ok with celebrating New Years at Tokyo airport it would work but not quite sure it’s worth all the effort. Better to celebrate it well once than running around between two places and being jet lagged to boot (IMO).

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