Using JetBlue Points on Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaii is a very popular destination for award travelers, and there are many ways to get there using your hard-earned points and miles. One option in particular is the state’s flagship carrier, Hawaiian Airlines. While the airline’s HawaiianMiles program is a transfer partner of the American Express Membership Rewards program, it also partners with other…

Using Points and Miles for a Family Award Trip to Maui

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available – Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card, Hilton HHonors Surpass Card from American Express Hawaii is not just a romantic destination for couples; it can actually be an outstanding place for award travelers to vacation as a family. Honolulu is the most popular destination in Hawaii, but its visitors tend to…

Review: Hawaiian Airlines (Boeing 717) Economy from Maui to Oahu

TO THE POINT: Getting from island to island in Hawaii is pretty easy, especially with a short hop between Maui and Kauai aboard Hawaiian Airlines’ Boeing 717. The pros: service with a smile and an Aloha state of mind. The cons: teeny tiny trays, cramped economy seats and a strange lack of snacks. There are…

Hawaiian Airlines Sets Its Eyes on Flights to Europe, A380

Hawaiian Airlines CEO Mark Dunkerley spoke this week about the carrier’s plans for initiating flights to Europe. There’s just one problem: The airline doesn’t have any aircraft that can reach the continent. And, based on the current Airbus delivery schedule, it’s going to be a while before it does. Dunkerley is hoping that the Airbus A330-800neos on…

How American Can Fail To Ticket Partner Awards

One of my worst travel nightmares is an unanticipated and unresolvable problem cropping up with my airline reservation, as TPG and many frequent travelers have experienced. Despite my best efforts, one of my family’s flight reservations got canceled before our recent trip to Hawaii. In today’s post, I want to offer a cautionary tale that shows how…

Comparing Premium Airline Service To Hawaii

There are plenty of great reasons to visit Hawaii, and there are fortunately plenty of options to get there in a premium cabin. However, as TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele explains below, not all first- and business-class service to the islands offers an especially luxurious experience. Read on for a rundown of all…

What Are Points & Miles Worth? July Monthly Valuations

You can view all posts in the Monthly Valuation Series here. One of the questions I’m asked most often is “How much is a point or mile worth?” The answer varies from person to person and depends on how well you can maximize a particular currency for your needs. Still, some points are worth more than others. To give readers…

25 Airlines That Have Never Had a Major Accident

With recent crashes getting so much media coverage, it’s easy to be scared into believing that air travel is getting more dangerous. However, statistics reflect that air travel remains incredibly safe. In 2015, there were 560 airliner accident fatalities from 16 fatal airliner accidents. Of the 16, only five accidents resulted in more than 10 deaths — including…

Transfer Membership Rewards to Hawaiian Airlines with a 25% Bonus

American Express is currently offering a bonus when you transfer Membership Rewards to Hawaiian Airlines. Now through June 21, if you have a Membership Rewards-earning card like the Amex Premier Rewards Gold or Amex Platinum, you’ll be able to transfer those points to Hawaiian Airlines with a 25% bonus. With the promotion, you must transfer points…

Which Points Should I Use to Travel in the Hawaiian Islands?

TPG reader Nick sent me a tweet to ask about traveling in Hawaii: “Would it make sense to transfer Starpoints to Hawaiian Airlines for interisland travel?” I think Hawaii is one travel destination that really lives up to the hype. Each island has a lot to offer, and if you’ve got time to spare, it’s worth…