Hawaiian Airlines offers non-stop service to the Aloha State from North America, Asia, and the South Pacific. They also serve every major island in Hawaii.
Established in 1929 with two 8-seater Sikorsky aircraft and a Bellanca monoplane, Hawaiian Airlines grew to carry almost 10 million passengers by 2014.
The award-winning airline (named TRAVEL + LEISURE’s World’s Best Airline 2011-2016) partners with a wide variety of others to fly travelers all over the world.
This article will cover the many ways to earn miles in the Hawaiian Airlines loyalty program, HawaiianMiles, so you can redeem them for travel rewards and more. Let’s start with a quick overview of HawaiianMiles.
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Earn Miles With Hawaiian Airlines Credit Cards
1. Enroll in HawaiianMiles Mileage Program
Since 1998, the HawaiianMiles program has provided tons of ways to earn miles. Sign up to HawaiianMiles for free and begin earning miles for future flights.
Unlike most airline loyalty programs that are now revenue-based, HawaiianMiles bases mileage on travel. Flight redemptions begin at just 7,500 miles!
2. Hawaiian Airlines Card Sign-Up Bonuses
Barclaycard has 2 Hawaiian Airlines co-branded credit cards: Hawaiian Airlines® World Elite MasterCard® and Hawaiian Airlines® Business MasterCard®. Both cards offer sign-up bonus points.
Find out about current sign-up bonus offers by clicking the links below. If you decide one of the credit cards is a good match for your spending habits, apply now to start the process.
|Loyalty Program||Credit Card Review|
|Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles Frequent Flyer Program||Hawaiian Airlines® World Elite MasterCard®|
|Hawaiian Airlines® Business MasterCard®|
3. Earn Category Bonus Points
Use the Hawaiian Airlines® World Elite MasterCard® for purchases directly from Hawaiian Airlines and earn 2 miles per $1. All other purchases earn 1 mile per $1, but if you spend $10,000 in a year, you will also earn 5,000 anniversary miles!
The Hawaiian Airlines® Business MasterCard® also earns 2x miles for Hawaiian Airlines purchases and 1x miles on all other purchases.
With this card, you can also earn 20,000 bonus miles for spending $50,000-$99,999 during the year, or 40,000 bonus miles for spending $100,000 or more!
4. HawaiianMiles Elite Status Bonus Miles
Start with a HawaiianMiles membership, which is open to everyone. You’ll move to Pualani Gold with 30 segments or 35,000 flight miles, and Pualani Platinum with 60 segments or 40,000 flight miles.
Elite status comes with many great perks. For instance, Pualani Gold members get a 50% bonus on frequent flyer miles when traveling on a revenue ticket, and Pualani Platinum members get a 100% bonus!
HawaiianMiles also offers a paid membership program called Premier Club. For $299 or 40,000 miles, members get many of the same benefits as Pualani Gold and Pualani Platinum members.
Unfortunately, bonus miles are not one of the perks. See a complete list of benefits here.
Earn HawaiianMiles With Other Credit Cards
5. American Express Points Transfer
American Express Membership Rewards points can be transferred to HawaiianMiles at a 1:1 ratio.
Before initiating a transfer, complete the following steps:
- Check flight award availability at HawaiianAirlines.com.
- Log in to your American Express Membership Rewards account to make the transfer.
- Ensure you have enough points to redeem for an award flight.
It may take up to 48 hours for the transfer to be completed. Like with most loyalty programs, you cannot transfer Membership Rewards points to HawaiianMiles and then transfer them to another loyalty program.
The table below highlights credit cards that earn Membership Rewards points:
Recommended Amex Cards (Personal)
|CREDIT CARD||CARD INFO|
|The Platinum Card® from American Express|
|Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express|
|The Amex EveryDay® Credit Card from American Express|
Recommended Amex Cards (Business)
|CREDIT CARD||CARD INFO|
|The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN|
|The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN|
|The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card from American Express|
6. Transfer SPG Starpoints
Transfer Starpoints from the Starwood Preferred Guest program to HawaiianMiles at a 1:1 exchange rate. Plus, SPG adds 5,000 bonus points for every 20,000 Starpoints you transfer!
The following credit cards earn Starpoints based on the purchases you make. Rack up Starpoints and convert them to HawaiianMiles!
|CREDIT CARD||CARD INFO|
|Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express|
|Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express|
7. Convert Diners Club Points
Transfer Diners Club points to HawaiianMiles. You must transfer a minimum of 1,000 points, for which you will receive 1,000 HawaiianMiles.
Travel To Earn HawaiianMiles
8. Hawaiian Airlines Flights
One terrific aspect of the HawaiianMiles program is that you can earn miles on all Hawaiian Airlines marketed flights. There are no blackout fare types!
Plus, not only do you earn miles for future flights, but you can also earn miles retroactively for flights taken up to 120 days before enrolling in HawaiianMiles!
Here is a sample of the miles that can be earned for North American travel. You can find additional destinations here.
|Honolulu – New York||4,981|
|Honolulu – Los Angeles||2,556|
|Honolulu – San Francisco||2,397|
|Kahului – Las Vegas||2,696|
|Kahului – Seattle||2,638|
|Kona – Los Angeles||2,502|
|Kona – Oakland||2,376|
|Lihue – Los Angeles||2,613|
|Lihue – Oakland||2,455|
9. Flights on Partner Airlines
Partner airlines provide more opportunities to earn HawaiianMiles. However, some airlines set restrictions on how many miles can be earned.
Remember to always submit your HawaiianMiles membership number when making a reservation and checking in to ensure you are credited the right number of miles.
The HawaiianMiles program also recommends saving receipts for all flights until credit is received.
|Partner Airlines||Earned Miles Percentage||Reservations|
|ANA||100%-150% for premium, business, and coach||HawaiianAirlines.com or 1-800-367-5320|
|China Airlines*||50%-150% for economy, business, and first||China-Airlines.com or 1-800-227-5118|
|JetBlue*||50%-150% for coach and Mint||JetBlue.com|
|Korean Air||100%-200% for premium first, first, Prestige, and economy||KoreanAir.com or 1-800-438-5000|
|Virgin America||50%-150% for first refundable, first, main cabin refundable, and main cabin||1-800-357-5320|
|Virgin Atlantic*||100%-200% for Upper, discounted Upper, premium economy, and economy||Virgin-Atlantic.com or 1-800-862-8621|
|Virgin Australia*||50%-200%; see list||VirginAustralia.com|
*These airlines allow unrestricted mileage accrual when booked through Hawaiian Airlines.
10. Car Rental Partners
Each of these car rental agencies will award 50 HawaiianMiles for each day of your rental car booking. Find more details here.
11. Earn HawaiianMiles for Cruising
When you select a cruise from the HawaiianAir Cruises portal, you can get up to 10,000 HawaiianMiles! With hundreds of sale dates and destinations with 20 top cruise lines, there are plenty of options to choose from.
Earned miles depend on the length of the cruise. For instance:
|# of Nights||HawaiianMiles|
12. Earn Miles for Ordering Travel Documents
Need travel documents for your trip? Why not get HawaiianMiles at the same time?
Earn up to 1,000 miles for ordering the documents you need at VisaCentral.
Earn HawaiianMiles for Hotel Stays
13. Partner Hotel Miles
The following Hawaiian Airlines partners offer HawaiianMiles per night or per stay. Click on a hotel for terms and conditions.
14. HawaiianMiles Specials on Hotels, Car Rentals, and More!
Check the HawaiianMiles special offers page regularly to find limited-time deals in all of the categories that earn miles! These specials will apply on top of regular partner offers.
For instance, through Dec 22, 2017, you can earn 1,000 HawaiianMiles when you stay at the all-new Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki and Golf Club.
Or book a qualifying Avis car rental through Feb 28, 2017, and earn 150 HawaiianMiles per day!
15. Transfer Miles With Points.com
Transfer miles from Hawaiian Airlines to another program on Points.com. The site charges a fee, so check out the cost before initiating a transfer and make sure it’s a good financial decision.
16. Book Travel on an Online Portal for HawaiianMiles
When you book a trip with an online portal like Agoda or RocketMiles, you can receive HawaiianMiles in return. For example:
- Earn up to 10,000 points with PointsMAX when you select HawaiianMiles as your loyalty program.
- For a limited time, earn 3,000 HawaiianMiles on your first hotel booking with RocketMiles.
PointsHound is also a partner. Check the PointsHound website for HawaiianMiles offers.
17. Total Rewards Resorts & Casinos
Transfer Total Rewards Points for HawaiianMiles at a ratio of 2 Reward Credits per 1 HawaiianMile. You must transfer a minimum of 500 Reward Credits per transaction in increments of 500.
It takes 6-8 weeks for miles to be credited to your HawaiianMiles account.
18. Shell Vacations Club Miles
Transfer points earned through Shell Vacations Club to HawaiianMiles for an impressive return. Each Shell point earns 8 HawaiianMiles! Choose from locations across North America and take advantage of the easy points-based reservation and exchange system.
Of course, joining a vacation club is a financial commitment. Don’t sign up until you have researched the terms and conditions.
Shopping and Dining Opportunities
19. Hawaiian Miles Online Mall
The Hawaiian Miles Online Mall features many of the most popular online retailers, such as Staples, QVC, and Barnes & Noble. Just sign in to your account to get started!
Install the MilesFinder for Chrome, and you can even earn HawaiianMiles automatically!
20. Earn Miles for Dining with Mogl
Mogl is the dining partner of Hawaiian Airlines, providing opportunities to earn up to 25% cash-back for dining at participating restaurants.
Link your debit or credit card to pay for your meals. Each month, every $1 earned through cash-back is automatically exchanged for 40 HawaiianMiles!
21. Order Floral Arrangements and Gifts
Hawaiian Airlines has loads of partners that offer HawaiianMiles in exchange for purchases. Check out these popular retailers and click on any link for more information about a deal!
|1-800-FLOWERS||Floral arrangements||20 miles/$1 [Promo code: HA64]|
|FTD||Floral arrangements||20 miles/$1|
|Hana Flower Company||Floral arrangements||10 miles/$1|
|Martha’s Lei Stand||Floral arrangements||2 miles/$1|
|Teleflora||Floral arrangements||10 miles/$1|
|Pacifica Island Art, Inc.||Artwork||5 miles/$1 and 500 miles when $100 spent|
|Alii Kula Lavender||Lavender inspired gifts||250 miles/$75 spent|
|Island Princess||Gourmet chocolates, macadamia nuts, and confections||2 miles/$1|
|Vinesse||Wine club||Up to 5,000 miles|
|Waikiki Massage and Foot Spa||Spa services||3 miles/$1|
|Indich Collection||Hawaiian rugs||3 miles/$1|
|Kona Natural Soap Company||Handmade soap||200 miles|
|Sea Salts of Hawaii||Gourmet cooking salts||2 miles/$1|
22. Purchase From Local Shops
If you find yourself browsing for goods in Hawaii, the shops in the table below offer HawaiianMiles for your purchases.
|Mauka Wing at Ala Moana Center||Shopping||4 miles/$1 (See terms and conditions)|
|Nalukai||Fine jewelry||4 miles/$1|
|S.I.E. Swim||Swimwear||4 miles/$1|
|Sky Dreams||Travel blankets||5 miles/$1|
Home & Financial Offers
23. Home-Related Products and Services
From solar energy to pest control, take a look at the following offers to earn additional HawaiianMiles. Click on a link to learn more.
|Akamai Energy||Solar and renewable energy||888 miles/panel|
|Bonterra Solar||Solar provider||Up to 15,000|
|SunPower||Solar systems||65,000 miles|
|Berkey Water Hawaii||Water system||2 miles/$1|
|Murakami Roofing||Roofing||Up to 35,000 miles|
|Hawaii Realty Company||Buying/selling homes||Up to 250,000miles|
|HPM Building Supply||Cabinet and countertop purchases||Up to 60,000 miles|
|Kama’aina Termite and Pest Control||Pest control||Up to 2,000 miles|
|United Truck Rental||Truck rentals||1 mile/$1|
24. Use Financial Services
If you are in the market for a loan or financial advice, Hawaiian Airlines has several partners that may be able to help. Always research the terms and conditions before committing to a loan. You can find out more about each offer by clicking on a link in the table below.
|Quicken Loans||Close a purchase or refinance loan||25,000 miles|
|Best Egg||Personal loan||Up to 50,000 miles|
|HG Capital||College funding consulting||Up to 2,000 miles|
Even More Local Services
25. Additional HawaiianMiles Partners
Find more partner local deals in Hawaii at the HawaiianMiles merchant partner page. For example, earn miles for dental services at Kakaako Dental Care, beverages at Kona Joe Coffee, or tour services at Segway Maui and Stardust Hawaii.
Hawaiian Airlines gives you more chances to earn HawaiianMiles than most airline loyalty programs, with offers ranging from national partners to local deals. Get started and you’ll accumulate enough miles for a great travel redemption before you know it!
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Table of Contents
- Earn Miles With Hawaiian Airlines Credit Cards
- Earn HawaiianMiles With Other Credit Cards
- Travel To Earn HawaiianMiles
- Earn HawaiianMiles for Hotel Stays
- Shopping and Dining Opportunities
- Home & Financial Offers
- Even More Local Services