Best Ways to Earn Hawaiian Airlines Miles


Flying on Hawaiian and Partners

HawaiianEarn Chart. A flight from Honolulu to Los Angeles would earn 5,112 points round trip. 

Partners– ANA, American, Delta, JetBlue, Korean, United, Virgin Atlantic, and Virgin Australia. You can see the earn rates here.


Transfer Partners

Hawaiian has 1 to 1 transfer partners with American Express Membership Rewards If transferring Membership rewards, you will have to pay a tax of  $0.0006 per point up to $99 to transfer (i.e. 50,000 points would be taxed at $30). 

You can also transfer from Marriott at a 3 (Marriott) to 1 airline point transfer ratio. You can also get an additional 5,000 airline points bonus if you transfer in increments of 60,000 Marriott points. (e.g., 60,000 Marriott points become 25,000 airline points, whereas if you only transfer 59,000 Marriott points, you would only get 19,667 airline points).

Other ratios are Hilton (10 to 1), IHG (5 to 1), and Hyatt (2.5 to 1).


Credit Cards

Hawaiian Airlines World Elite Mastercard

Application Link

  • Current Bonus: 60,000; Target Bonus: 50,000 Miles
Annual Fee: $99

Earning Hawaiian Miles

  • 3x miles on Hawaiian Airlines
  • 2x miles on gas, dining, and grocery stores
  • 1x miles everywhere else.

Card Benefits

  • Free first checked bag
  • One 50% companion discount on flights between US and Hawaii
  • $100 off a companion ticket each card anniversary between US and Hawaii
  • 5,000 bonus points after spending $10,000 each year
  • Discounted award flight inventory
  • Family points pooling without a fee
  • No foreign transaction fees.

Note: Very similar Bank of Hawaii cards for Hawaiian airlines if you want more points: Personal Application Link and Business Application Link.


Barclays Hawaiian Airlines Business Mastercard

Application Link

  • Current Bonus: 60,000 miles; Target Bonus: 60,000 miles
Annual Fee: $99

Earning Hawaiian Miles

  • 3x miles on Hawaiian Airlines
  • 2x miles on gas, dining, and office supply stores
  • 1x miles everywhere else.

Card Benefits

  • Free first checked bag
  • One 50% companion discount on flights between US and Hawaii
  • $100 off a companion ticket each card anniversary between US and Hawaii
  • Earn bonus points each year (20,000 points for yearly spend of $50,000 to $99,000, or 40,000 points for spending over $100,000),
  • Family points pooling without a fee
  • No foreign transaction fees.

 

Bank of Hawaii

These are identical to the Barclays card, but it is a different issuer. Personal Application Link and Business Application Link


Other Ways

Hotel Partners, Car Rentals, Shopping Partners, and Other Partners

Hotel Portals: RocketMilesPoints Hound, and Kaligo (you forgo hotel points and elite benefits for airline points).

 

Other Hawaiian Pages: Overview and Using Points