Don’t ignore the Hawaiian Miles program. Hawaiian Miles are easy to earn, and there are sweet spots on the chart that offer solid value.
Hawaiian Airlines miles have never been easier to acquire. Anyone can get 71,000 Hawaiian miles by opening just two credit cards.
The Hawaiian Airlines® World Elite MasterCard® comes with a 35,000 mile sign-up bonus after spending $1,000 in 3 months. The Hawaiian Airlines® Business MasterCard® comes with a 35,000 mile sign-up bonus after the first purchase. If you’re not sure whether or not you can open a business card, you probably can. See this post.
In addition, American Express Membership Rewards transfer 1:1 to Hawaiian Miles. (There is a fee of $0.60 per 1,000 points transferred.)
Opening Hawaiian Airlines cards also gives access to two unique benefits:
- The ability to share miles freely between Hawaiian Airlines accounts
- A 5,000 mile discount on roundtrip awards to Hawaii
Hawaiian Miles shine for itineraries involving their hub, Honolulu. For many of these routes, Hawaiian awards offer unparalleled value.
Hawaiian Airlines also partners with several airlines, including ANA, American, China Airlines, Jet Blue, Korean Air, Virgin America, Virgin Atlantic, and Virgin Australia. On many partner routes, using other miles can provide better value. However, there is one major exception that could save you tens of thousands of miles.
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