Best Ways to Use Hawaiian Airlines Miles

Redeeming Miles on Hawaiian Airlines Flights

Hawaiian recently updated their award chart from having multiple levels of award space (SuperSaver, Saver, Flex) to a range of award prices plus a discounted award chart for elite members and credit card holders.

Thus, it is best to search the cost on Hawaiian’s website. Generally, the farther in advance you book. the lower the price. 

Standard Award Chart

Hawaiian Airlines Award Chart

One of the better values is Tahiti/Samoa/Pago Pago to Hawaii for 55,000 round trip in economy class and 95,000 points in business class. Economy tickets are usually $800+ and business class is about $2,000. However, you may struggle to find economy saver space on those routes, so it might be cheaper to use more points for a business saver award.

Discounted Award Chart

To qualify for the discounted award chart, you need to be either: Pualani Platinum, Pualani Gold, Premier Club Member, Hawaiian Airlines® World Elite Mastercard, or a Hawaiian Airlines Business Mastercard cardmember.

Hawaiian Airlines Discounted Award Chart


Redeeming Miles on Partner Airlines

You can also redeem Hawaiian points on several partner airlines (full award charts). Below is a summary of each partner.

  • Japan Airlines
    • Roundtrip flights from Hawaii in Business Class= 150,000 for Japan, 220,000 for Asia 1, and 240,000 for Asia 2. 
    • Roundtrip flights from the U.S. in Business Class= 180,000 for Japan.
    • Roundtrip flights from Europe in Business Class= 180,000 for Japan.
  • JetBlue Airways
    • Miles are tied to a specific cash value on Jetblue. For example, 35,000 to 40,000 Hawaiian Miles will get you only a $260 to $339 flight on JetBlue.
  • Korean Air
    • Roundtrip Flight between Korean and the U.S.= 100,000 in Economy and 200,000 for business class. 
    • Roundtrip flight within Asia= 30,000 in economy and 60,000 in business class. (This could be a good deal if you visit the far parts of Asia such as Sri Lanka or the Maldives)
  • Virgin Atlantic
    • Roundtrip Business from the U.K. to East Coast (125,000 miles) or West Coast (160,000). The major downside of this award is that there are likely expensive fuel surcharges ($500+) on this award.
  • Virgin Australia
    • Roundtrip Award over 4,000 Miles= 150,000 in Premium Economy and 200,00 in business class. (This might be a pretty good deal if you can find award space between Australia and the U.S.)

Award Fees

  • Changes to date and time cost $30 for inter-Hawaiian flights and $50 for international flights.
  • Cancellation and redeposits cost $30 for inter-Hawaiian and $150 for international flights. 

Hawaiian Award Chart

 


Hawaiian Discounted Award Chart