Going way back to this discussion...maybe there are very few options now.guitarguy wrote:HOWEVER, after doing some more research today, it seems like Flying Blue might be an even better option. If I get the Amex Business Gold and the Citi Prestige this summer, I would have 100k points that would be transferable to Flying Blue just from those 2 bonuses alone. One of the best Flying Blue award perks apparently is 15k miles (per person, one way) from anywhere in the US mainland to Hawaii!! I searched today on Flying Blue for awards for this November and saw lots of 15k mile flight availability, and again, next year I'll be able to search even earlier. So it looks like I have some options!!
Way back when, I searched all over at Flying Blue award flights to OGG and HNL. For kicks, I was doing some searching today to LIH instead, and found virtually NOTHING!!?? So I thought it was maybe just that island, but no, hardly anything whatsoever to OGG or HNL now either. Very few award flights even showing, and of those that were, even fewer 15k mile tickets...most were 27.5k one way.
What the heck...when I searched this a few months ago for almost a year out, there was TONS of availability. Now if I search about a year out...NIL. Did Flying Blue flush this award availability from the US to Hawaii down the toilet recently? Anyone in the know on this?
Or is it possibly the time of year I'm looking at? Even when taking into account the "don't be shocked if things change" state of mind...I'm surprised to see this drastic of a change here. If it stands to stay like this...what a bummer!!