Best Ways to Earn HawaiianMiles

There are several ways to earn HawaiianMiles including flying on Hawaiian and their partners, transferring points, credit cards, online shopping, eating at restaurants, etc.

Earn HawaiianMiles Flying on Hawaiian Airlines

You earn one HawaiianMile for every mile flown in economy class and 1.5 HawaiianMiles for every mile flown in first class.

Hawaiian Airlines provides a very helpful chart for calculating these distances. 

For a typical round-trip economy class flight, you would earn the following amounts:

  • Los Angeles to Honolulu = 5,112 HawaiianMiles.
  • Boston to Honolulu = 10,190 HawaiianMiles.
  • Los Angeles to Sydney via Honolulu = 15,232 HawaiianMiles.
  • Honolulu to Tokyo (HND) = 7,700 HawaiianMiles

Additionally, Pualani Platinum elite members earn an additional 100% bonus miles and Pualani Gold elite members earn 50% bonus miles.

Earn HawaiianMiles Flying on Partner Airlines

You can also earn HawaiianMiles flying on six partner airlines. You are awarded miles based on actual miles flown. This allows you to rack up a lot of miles with long-haul flights. 

You also earn a bonus for flying in premium economy, business, or first class.

Transfer Partners

There are two main transfer options to HawaiianMiles from American Express Membership Rewards and Marriott Bonvoy.

American Express– You can transfer Membership Rewards instantly at a rate of 1 point to 1 mile. I prefer transferring to other Membership Rewards partners such as ANA, LifeMiles, and Iberia instead of Hawaiian Miles to maximize the value of those points.

Marriott Bonvoy– Marriott points transfer within 24 hours at a rate of 3 Marriott points to 1 Hawaiian Mile.

Plus, if you get a bonus for transferring in increments of 60,000 Marriott points, which equals 25,000 HawaiianMiles.

You can also book a Marriott Travel Package, which gets you 7 nights at a Marriott hotel and either 50,000 or 100,000 HawaiianMiles.

Marriott Travel Packages

Other Transfer Rates

  • IHG Rewards- 5 Hotel points to 1 HawaiianMile.
  • Wyndham Rewards- 5 Hotel points to 1 HawaiianMile.
  • Hilton Honors- 10 Hotels Points to 1.5 HawaiianMiles.

Credit Cards

Hawaiian Airlines has several different credit cards so that you can earn lots of HawaiianMiles.

One of the great benefits of Hawaiian Airlines credit cards is that they grant you access to discounted award flights, to save you 5,000+ miles on most flights.

Barclays Hawaiian Airlines Mastercard– This card has a $99 annual fee and earns 3x miles on Hawaiian Airlines, 2x miles on gas, dining, and grocery stores, and 1x miles everywhere else. Plus free checked bags, $100 companion discount, and a one time 50% off companion discount.

Barclays Hawaiian Airlines Business Mastercard– This card has a $99 annual fee and earns you 3x miles on Hawaiian Airlines, 2x miles on gas, dining, and office supply purchases, and 1x miles everywhere else. Plus a one-time 50% Companion discount. 

For most people, the personal Hawaiian credit card is a much better deal since it comes with free checked bags and an annual $100 companion discount.

Hotel Partners

Hawaiian Airlines partners with many small hotels in Hawaii, plus several major hotel chains to earn you extra HawaiianMiles.

The major hotel partners are:

Marriott Hotels– 2 Hawaiian Miles per $1 spent at Marriott.

IHG– You can earn Hawaiian Miles at the following rates:

  • 2 Miles per $1 – Intercontinental (U.S. only), Kimpton (U.S. only), Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, and Hualuxe Hotels.
  • 1 Mile per $1– Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Holiday Inn Resort, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites, and Avid hotels.
  • 500 Miles per Stay– Intercontinental and Kimpton (outside the U.S.)

Wyndham– Blue and Gold Wyndham members earn 1 mile per $1 spent, and Platinum and Diamond elite members earn 2 miles per $1 spent.

Hyatt Hotels– You can earn bonus miles when staying at a Hyatt in Hawaii.

You can also earn miles with Rocket Miles and Points Hound. Both are third party booking websites, so you will forgo earning any hotel points or elite status benefits.

We compared the prices of both websites for a weekend in San Francisco. We found that Points Hound earned 5,000 more miles, but was $21 higher.

Points Hound Hawaiian Miles
Points Hound Booking Earning 13,000 Miles at $670
Rocket Miles Hawaiian Miles booking in San Francisco
Rocket Miles Booking Earning 8,000 Miles at $649

Car Rentals

Hawaiian Airlines has an exclusive relationship with Avis, Budget, and Payless. 

You can earn miles at the following rate per rental:

  • Members = 250 miles
  • Pualani Gold = 500 miles
  • Pualani Platinum = 750 miles.

Hawaiian also runs special offers, such as 2x miles for rentals over 3 days and 3x miles for credit card holders.

Other Ways to Earn Hawaiian Miles

There are several other ways to earn HawaiianMiles including: 

Online Shopping– You can earn extra miles by clicking through Hawaiian Airlines’ shopping portal before visiting your favorite online shops.

Cruise Vacations- You can earn 1 mile per $1 spent on Hawaiian Airlines Cruise Vacations.

Shopping and Restaurants– Hawaiian Airline credit or debit cardholders earn extra miles when spending money at certain restaurants and retailers such as Gap and Old Navy.

Foodland Hawaii– You can also earn miles by shopping for groceries at Foodland in Hawaii.

Other Partners- Hawaiian Airlines has a diverse set of partners that you can earn miles with including flowers, wine shipments, mortgages, dog walking, insurance, and solar power panels.