When you become a HawaiianMiles member, you can begin earning miles to cover the cost of flights on Hawaiian Airlines and any of its airline partners. Miles can be used for groceries and shopping expenses, as well as booking hotel stays and car rentals. When you purchase flights and everyday items using the Hawaiian Airlines World Elite Mastercard, you'll earn additional miles.
As a HawaiianMiles member, you will earn 1 mile for every mile flown with Hawaiian Airlines or any of its partner air carriers, including China Airlines and JetBlue. The program also offers the option of requesting retroactive miles, or miles earned for full-price tickets purchased before enrolling in the program. Another way to accrue miles is by booking stays with Hawaiian Airlines partner hotels like Hyatt and Marriott or a cruise vacation through Hawaiian Airlines Cruise Vacations partners like Carnival Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean International. You can also earn miles by hiring vehicles from car rental agency partners like Budget and Avis. HawaiianMiles offers additional rewards through purchases at any of its partners worldwide, which include restaurants, boutiques, flower delivery services and helicopter tours. If you sign up for the Hawaiian Airlines World Elite Mastercard, you'll earn more miles on travel and everyday purchases, plus perks like one free checked bag on domestic Hawaiian Airlines flights bought using the card. You can also buy up to 10,000 HawaiianMiles in 500-mile increments on the program's website.
The number of miles required for a reward flight is calculated on a one-way basis; flights are separated into five price categories. The number of miles needed for a rewards flight ranges from 7,500 to 210,000, depending on the ticket class you choose and the route you fly. You can also use your miles for upgrades. Additionally, you can redeem miles through any of Hawaiian Airlines' partners. Below you'll find the minimum number of miles needed (as of July 2018) to cover a flight on six of Hawaiian Airlines' most popular routes:
|Route||Lowest calculated round-trip cost (in points)|
|Honolulu - Hilo, Hawaii||15,000|
|Hilo, Hawaii - Honolulu||15,000|
|San Jose, California - Kahului, Hawaii
|San Francisco - Honolulu||50,000|
|Oakland, California - Kahului, Hawaii||40,000|
|Oakland, California - Kona, Hawaii||50,000|
The calculated costs shown above are based on booking searches conducted by U.S. News in July 2018. We analyzed 12 of each airline's highly trafficked routes within three round-trip mileage categories: short domestic, medium domestic and long for three different round-trip dates between July and September.
You may also use your points for hotel, grocery store, car rental and shopping gift certificates. Additionally, you may redeem your miles for magazine or newspaper subscriptions or transfer your miles to a friend or family member who is a Hawaiian Airlines Mastercard cardholder.
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