May 09

May 2014: Hawaii Trip – Introduction


Disclaimer: The trip report and hotel reviews for 2014 May Hawaii trip are solely the work of my wife Karen. I was not a traveler on this trip.

During the second week of May, Karen is going on a 6 day trip to Hawaii with her sister Danny. Since I am running low on vacation days especially with a mega-trip coming up in July and then again in December, I had to opt out of this one. Bummer !!

Itinerary for the trip:

  •  Flights: Los Angeles – Honolulu – Los Angeles (American Airlines)

Hotels stays and reviews for this trip (5 Nights):

Trip reports, reviews and pictures upcoming !!

Costs (Total for 2 travelers):

  • Hotel: $260 ($110 for 1 night Sheraton Waikiki Cash + Points reservation, $46 resort fee and taxes, $27/night Parking at Hilton Hawaiian Village for 2 nights, $27/day resort fee waived with Gold status, $25/night parking at Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber resort for 2 nights)
  • Airfare: $10 (taxes on British Airways flight redemption for 2 round trip tickets from Los Angeles – Honolulu)
  • Rental Car: $42 (taxes on Hertz points redemption for 5 day rental)
  • Excursions: $170 ($160 for Chief’s Luau at SeaLife park for 2 people, $5 parking at Manoa Falls and Diamond Head)

Miles/Points/Certificates Redeemed:

  • 50,000 British Airways Avios points for 2 roundtrip tickets from Los Angeles – Honolulu
  • 100,000 Hilton HHonors points for 2 nights at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
  • 70,000 IHG Reward points for 2 nights at the Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber
  • 6,000 SPG points for 1 night at Sheraton Waikiki (Cash + Points reservation)
  • 2,750 Hertz Gold Points for 1 week rental

Miles/Points/Cash-back Earned:

  • 650 SPG points



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