I assume your sister and groom want to stop over in SFO
going and NYC on the return? Are you sure the fares are about the same? Have you priced the entire itinerary on the UA
website....ual.com...using the multi-city function? I suspect the fare may be cheaper if they fly UA
all the way, even with the fare calculation being broken at the stopover cities. You must have specific dates of flying to get the accurate price.
Use the same function....multi-city....also price on the DL
/DL service to/from SFO
and NYC. Please note however.....HNL
-NYC will not be nonstop but due to the DL
/AF SkyTeam partnership you may get a good fare flying strictly on them for the entire journey.
Talk them into a specific frequent flyer airline/alliance program so they can accrue miles into one program for all this flying.
They are flying Y. While HA
service is good, if price and scheduling is better, opt for the UA
/DL options. AF
is certainly superior to UA
and I feel DL
is better than UA
for the HI
legs but you'll get various opinions on all. Price trumps service even for relatively long segment flying to/from HI
so the $$ saved could be spent buying you a nice gift to Thank You for all this planning work. Good Luck with all this. Keep the bride happy!
P.S. Think nice hotels....in convenient locations....for SFO
and NYC with an appropriate budget to match. These are not cheap places to honeymoon so again money saved on airfare will offset those hotel rates.
watch what you want. you may get it.