I've been trying to book my airfare to Hawaii for quite some time but I can't quite pull the trigger. I've been watching the prices for basically the entire year and it really hasn't budged at all. The problem is I have an open-jaw ticket and I'm confused with doing a multiple destination trip or buying one-way tickets.
I am traveling from Kansas City (MCI) to Kauai (LIH). Then I am departing Maui (OGG) back to Kansas City. I've already purchased my two interisland flights from Kauai to Oahu and Oahu to Maui so I'm having to work around that.
I am wanting to depart Kansas City on either Dec 6th or 7th and depart Maui some time between Dec 26th-28th.
The problem is if I do the example below as a multi-destination through United it comes up as $1012 per ticket.
12/7 MCI to LIH
12/26 OGG to MCI
But if I do just a one-way ticket through United from MCI to LIH on Dec 7th it shows as $1293 per ticket! Why is that?
But, if I look on kayak it shows a one-way ticket from MCI to LIH on 12/7 for $359 and a one-way ticket from OGG to MCI on 12/26 for $473 so a total of $832 for both.
Why is the United website showing one-way tickets so high and not letting me see what kayak is showing me? Any suggestions on how to get this itinery to work?