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A good fare to and from Kona.

The regular economy fare at $563 allows for normal size carry-on and personal item in addition to advanced seat assignment.

The $473 fare is a Basic Economy fare. United’s Basic Economy fares do not allow for any advanced seat assignment. Rather, your seat assignment will be randomly assigned during check-in. In addition, normal size carry-on that does not fit under the seat is charged a $30 fee each way plus applicable gate check fees (but free if you have an United co-branded credit card or if you have United elite status).

Kona Coast, Hawaii. Photo: sodai gomi via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • September 17th – 26th
    • This is a sample date. See below for more available travel dates

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel from late August –  October for Monday through Thursday departures and returns. Must purchase at least 21 days in advance of departure.

Note: This fare is valid at the time of posting. If this post is more than two days old, the fare is most likely gone.

How to Search for Availability:

  • Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
    • Departing from: MCI
    • Outbound Advanced Routing Code:
      • Textbox 1: ua ua
      • Textbox 2: maxconnect 240
        • This is instructing ITA to search for the Basic Economy fare. Use those dates on Orbitz  and you will be presented with an option to upgrade to a regular economy fare.
    • Destination: KOA
    • Return Advanced Routing Code: 
      • Textbox 1: ua ua
      • Textbox 2: maxconnect 240
    • Click on the “Advanced Routing Codes” link to enable advanced routing code input
    • Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
    • Enter departure date
    • Length of stay: 3-10
      • The maximum search range is 7 days, so enter ranges in this format: 0-7, 3-10, 5-12, etc.

The ITA search page should look like the following when all values are inputted.

 

You cannot buy tickets through ITA. To buy tickets, follow our instructions below in the “How to Buy Airline Tickets” section.

Fare Class:

  • K

Elite Qualifying Dollars:

  • $486.42

Sample Routing:

  • MCO – DEN (Denver) – KOA (Kona) – DEN – MCO

Sample Mileage:

  • Miles Flown: 7,724 miles
  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 7,724 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 2,432 miles

How to Buy Airline Tickets:

  • Support us by using our Orbitz link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search.
    • Select the $473 fare in the search results, you’ll be presented with the option to upgrade to a regular fare for $90 more (or $563 total roundtrip). The regular fare with advance seat assignment and normal size carry-on included

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