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Fly to Hawaii, business class, earning Avios and 640 tier points for £970 return

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Some very, very low business class fares to Hawaii – and indeed the United States West Coast – have appeared today from Paris.

This is a very quick article so you will have to do a bit of digging yourself if you want to take advantage (I am on holiday, in theory), but here is an example from Paris to Honolulu for January 2022.

EDIT: As at 10.30pm, the deal appears to be almost dead, at least to Hawaii. It seems that it will work if you can get to show a routing via Helsinki, eg Paris – Helsinki – USA.


Here is an example from, where you can book this deal even if it doesn’t have a British Airways flight anywhere:

This is €1,131, so £970. Can’t say fairer than that ….

In terms of tier points, it would earn:

  • CDG-LHR – 40 tier points
  • LHR-LAX – 140 tier points
  • HNL-LAX – 140 tier points
  • LAX-SEA – 140 tier points
  • SEA-LHR – 140 tier points
  • LHR-CDG – 40 tier points

That’s a total of 640 tier points for £970, plus a holiday in Hawaii.

The ‘dream deal’ would be finding a way to book it as Paris – London – New York – West Coast – Hawaii. This would earn 920 tier points because you would have three business class flights of 2,000+ miles in each direction.

Take a look at this Flyertalk thread for more details. It implies that it is worth checking Amsterdam and Madrid as well as starting points.

Check carefully that ALL flights book into Business Class.

Have a play around and see what you can find …..

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 2022)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards. You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.

The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Avios, if you apply by 1st June 2022.

American Express Amex Gold

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER) and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Run your own business?

We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,000 Avios.

Capital on Tap Visa card

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company Read our full review

You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)

Comments (64)

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  • r* says:

    Grr, why couldnt there have been return flights availability the first week of may!

    • Louise K says:

      I dithered now there is only Y on the HNL / LAX sector.

  • Mart says:

    What is best way to pay if it’s in eur?

    • Rob says:

      If you’re booking on, you might as well you any BAPP Amex as it is 3 Avios per £1 spent – otherwise use any 0% card you have. If neither of those apply, Amex Gold is double points when you book a flight on an airline website (not Expedia etc).

  • DT says:

    Booked for next April, thank you HFP!!

  • Ali says:

    “You cannot enter or transit the USA if you have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran, Brazil, China, or South Africa within the previous 14 days”

    How feasible is it for UK residents be able to fly these tickets…?

  • Colin MacKinnon says:

    Now, if I can sort out a route home via Denver, I could just miss my connection there to Europe …. and use the new Amex 241 for a one way to London/Scotland later!

  • Brett G says:

    Has anyone seen any dates for October-early December?

  • FFoxSake says:

    Looks like BA just sacked the intern and pulled their routings…
    CDG-LHR-LAX-HNL//HNL-SEA-LHR-CDG just jumped from 1131 euros pp to 7746 euros across all dates
    Well done to those who jumped in with both feet earlier.

    • Louise K says:

      I just got in before it was pulled. Managed to get all my segments in J. Delighted.

      So, is there a decent in-airport hotel at CDG T2A?

      • Nick Burch says:

        There’s a bunch of decent hotels a short ride away on the VAL people mover, by the metro and bus station. IIRC only one hotel in T2 (Sheraton) and it’s pretty pricey, so just plan on 5 minutes on the shuttle to the others!

  • DT says:

    Never been to Hawaii, can anyone recommend a hotel in Honolulu? Hilton, Marriot and IHG top tier status. Very points rich for HH and IHG so considering a redemption though it looks like IHG only has a HIX

    • Louise K says:

      Embassy Suites Waikiki – spacious, clean, well located. Unfortunately they now charge a resort fee but you do get an evening drink and a cooked breakfast.

      Hilton Hawaiian Village is good too, can be over run with kids, rooms are very hit and miss. Steep resort fee and no special treatment unless you are Diamond.

    • Louise K says:

      Royal Hawaiian if flush with Bonvoy points

      • DT says:

        Thanks for the insight Louise!

      • Alan says:

        Even if not staying there (and FHR can be a good option), the Mai Tai bar they have is excellent 🙂

    • SimonP says:

      Stayed at the Moana Surfrider a few years back – right on the beach and the main strip of Waikiki

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