I got a notice from a travel company about west coast USA flights to Hawaii and so I started looking through HawaiianAir.com to see what other flights were available from southeast Asia to Hawaii.
It didn’t take long to find a $364 fare from Manila to Honolulu – one way. That is really cheap. At least to me it is, I don’t ever scan these trips to see what the cheapest rate I can find is – but that has to be a good rate. 21,630 THB round-trip.
I checked Bangkok to Honolulu and the prices were much higher. I couldn’t find anything better than $900 USD each way.
In the past I’ve checked China Air and they had some cheap flights to Honolulu from Bangkok even – I think. Been a while since I looked, I hope I’m remembering that correctly.
So, if you have time to travel from Thailand to Honolulu the flights from BKK to Philippines are not expensive at all – you could probably do the whole trip for $1,000 USD.