You need 7,500+ Hawaiian Airlines miles for a free flight. 7,500 HawaiianMiles will get you a one-way flight between neighboring Hawaiian Islands (Main Cabin – level 1). For flights between North America and Hawaii, you’ll need 20,000-30,000 HawaiianMiles: 20,000 if you’re coming from the West Coast and 30,000 if you’re on the East Coast.
The HawaiianMiles Award Chart shows the number of miles needed for various flights and seating options, based on destination. There are seven different Main Cabin options, two First Class options, and two Upgrade options. All of the mile-requirements for the various options are for one-way flights.
Flying between the Hawaiian Islands requires the fewest number of miles, unsurprisingly. Those flights start at 7,500 miles. The most miles required for a flight is 140,000, for Main Cabin (level 7) flights between Hawaii and Japan, Korea, Australia, or New Zealand. The second-largest number of miles needed is 130,000, which will get you a First Class (level 2) ticket for flights between Hawaii and North America’s East Coast. Again, all mile-requirements are for one-way flights.
You can also redeem other airlines’ miles for free Hawaiian Airlines flights through their extensive partner network. Partner airlines include American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, United, Virgin Atlantic, and more. American Express cardholders can also transfer their rewards to redeem for HawaiianMiles at a 1:1 rate.
Flying with partner airlines instead of Hawaiian can help save you miles on domestic flights that aren’t offered by Hawaiian Airlines. It only takes 10,000 Hawaiian Airlines miles to get a free one-way flight within the U.S. on JetBlue, for example. You can also use the airline partner network to compare different miles-requirements for the same routes.
A great way to earn HawaiianMiles even faster is by applying for the Hawaiian Airlines Credit Card. It gives 3 miles/dollar spent on Hawaiian Airlines purchases and 2 miles/dollar spent on gas, groceries, and dining. New cardholders can also get a signup bonus of 60,000 miles after they spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 90 days. That’s in addition to a $100 discount off one companion ticket each year.
Another benefit for Hawaiian Airlines-affiliated credit card users is access to discounted prices when redeeming miles for award flights. When cardholders sign into their Hawaiian Airlines account with their eligible card, they’ll automatically get access to the discounted prices. They can save up to 21,000 HawaiianMiles on one-way flights.
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