* CheapAir.com has released an interesting new study of the best time to purchase airfare. Their research revealed that on average, the cheapest time to purchase a ticket is 70 days before departure. That’s up 16 days from their previous study. They analyzed the seasonality factor for airfare purchases and have come up with seasonal specific purchase windows. We’ve updated our lowest airfare to Hawaii article to include this new research.
* Outrigger Hotels and Hawaiian Airlines have teamed up to offer a Hawaii vacation sweepstakes. The grand prize is a five-night stay at the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort in a Club Oceanfront Room, 160,000 Hawaiian miles (enough for two first-class tickets) and more. See this link for more details and to enter. Note that this sweepstakes is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 18 years and older.