Hawaiian Airlines Discounts Award Travel for Elite Members, Co-Branded Cardholders

Sep 5, 2018

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If you hold Hawaiian Airlines elite status, Premier Club membership or the Hawaiian Airlines World Elite Mastercard, you qualify for discounted coach award travel rates on intra-island flights and flights between North America and Hawaii.

Hawaiian offers three levels of award pricing for coach seats. Flights to neighbor islands are only discounted at the second and third tiers, while flights between North America and Hawaii offer discounts at all three levels. Discounts range from 2,500 to 10,000 miles each way.

Once you meet any of the qualifications for the discount coach awards, you can log in to your Hawaiian Miles account and award searches will automatically show the discounted rates. Qualified members can book travel for anyone using their miles at the discounted rates and don’t even have to travel with those passengers.

If you decide to apply for and are approved for the Hawaiian Airlines Bank of Hawaii World Elite Mastercard, your account should be updated within five business days in order to qualify for the discounted rates. If you currently have status with another US carrier, you can submit a status match request to Hawaiian Airlines for Pualani Gold or Platinum status, which also qualify you for the discounted coach award rates. For status match requests, Hawaiian requires two things that can be submitted here. Submit proof of current elite status and documentation of flights completed that earned the elite status.

Bottom Line

35,000 miles for round-trip travel to Hawaii is very enticing if you live in or can easily reposition to a North American gateway Hawaiian serves, including New York (JFK). This is a creative way to drive additional loyalty by a carrier and one we’d like to see other airlines offer.

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