Just checking to see if I'm missing some options. We've been flying AA to Hawaii in Jan. - Feb. for years, buying coach and using miles to upgrade to first.
First they dropped the nonstop to OGG. Then they dropped the nonstop return to ORD from HNL after mid-January. Now we can fly nonstop ORD-HNL outbound and hop to OGG, but we have to go OGG-DFW-ORD on the return.
Is the *best* I can do? I want only 767's or 330's on one long leg, especially on the return. And I do want one long leg on the return, no midnights in a west coast airport, waiting for a connecting flight.
Is there another mainland connection point better than DFW?
Is buying coach and using miles to upgrade my only option for flying first for less than a first class ticket?