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This guide provides an overview of flying, saving, and earning miles with Hawaiian Airlines. You’ll learn all about the airline, the deals they offer, and how to get the most out of each flight.
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About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines is Hawaii’s largest airline serving both domestic and international destinations with flights to Asia, Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, and the United States Mainland. Its primary hub is Honolulu International Airport and a secondary hub is the Kahului Airport on the island of Maui.
The airline isn’t a part of a global airline alliance program (SkyTeam, Star Alliance, OneWorld), but they do have partnerships with several airlines including:
- China Airlines
- Japan Airlines
- Korean Air
- Virgin Atlantic
- Virgin Australia
Hawaiian Airlines Discounts
There are a variety of ways to save on Hawaiian Airlines flights. They offer everything from flash sales to discount codes to 3rd party offers. You just have to know how to find them.
Check out our Guide to Hawaiian Airlines Deals and Promo Guide for a detailed look at the various ways to save on your next Hawaiian Airlines flight.
HawaiianMiles Loyalty Program
Like most airlines, Hawaiian has a loyalty program called HawaiianMiles. The HawaiianMiles program provides the ability to earn frequent flyer miles on flights and much more.
Check out our HawaiianMiles Guide for a detailed review of the Hawaiian Airlines frequent flyer program
If you haven’t yet joined the program, here’s the HawaiianMiles Registration Link… It only takes a minute to sign up.
Hawaiian Airlines Credit Cards
The quickest way to earn HawaiianMiles is through credit card spending and sign-up bonuses. With HawaiianMiles, you can earn miles through a variety of credit cards – either with a co-branded credit card or with one that offers transfer options to HawaiianMiles such as American Express Membership Rewards or Marriott
Here are the best credit cards for earning a lot of HawaiianMiles.
Co-branded Hawaiian Airlines card:
There are a couple of Hawaiian Airlines co-branded credit cards. These cards earn frequent flyer miles that go directly to your HawaiianMiles Account each month you use the card.
Credit Cards with HawaiianMiles transfer options:
Marriott Co-Branded Credit Cards are also an option to transfer to HawaiianMiles. They transfer at a 3:1 ratio, plus there is a 5,000-mile bonus when you transfer 60,000 points. You can transfer from your Marriott account, then over to HawaiianMiles.
- Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card
- Marriott Rewards Premier BUSINESS Card
- Ritz Carlton Rewards Visa
American Express Membership Rewards Points can be transferred 1:1 to HawaiianMiles.
American Express Personal Cards that transfer to HawaiianMiles:
- Platinum Card from American Express
- Gold Card from American Express
- Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express
- Mercedes-Benz Credit Card from American Express
- Amex Everyday Credit Card
- Amex EveryDay Preferred Credit Card
- Blue from American Express
- American Express Green Card
American Express Business Cards that transfer to HawaiianMiles:
- Business Platinum Card from American Express
- Business Green Rewards Card from American Express
- Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express
- Blue for Business Credit Card from American Express
Diners Club Cards that transfer to HawaiianMiles:
The following cards earn Diners Club “Club Rewards” and transfer to HawiianMiles – 1,000 Club Rewards = 1,000 HawaiianMiles:
Seating & Cabin Classes
Hawaiian Airlines offers three classes of service – main cabin, extra comfort, and first class.
Main Cabin / Economy Seating
The main cabin offers a personal on-demand entertainment system, a seat pitch of 31 inches, and their signature onboard hospitality program, Mea Ho‘okipa.
Extra Comfort Cabin
Extra Comfort seats feature 36 inches of seat pitch; priority boarding at the gate; complimentary on-demand in-seat entertainment; and a personal power outlet.
First Class Cabin
Hawaiian offers First Class Service on its long-haul, A330 aircraft. The main attraction of first class is the new 180-degree seat that folds into a 76-inch bed which maximizes living space and provides options for both privacy and a shared flight experience. The seats also feature an advanced in-flight entertainment experience powered by the next generation of large-format tablets and equipped with a telescoping tablet arm that adjusts to optimize viewing angle and comfort.
Hawaiian Airlines Contact and Customer Service
P.O. Box 30008
Honolulu, HI 96820
1 (877) 426-4537
Visa and Passport Requirements
Before you book your flight make sure you are up to speed with the latest information regarding visa and passport requirements. Here is a link to Hawaiian Airlines Travel Document Guidelines.
If you have to renew or obtain a new passport, make sure you follow the passport application rules, including how to obtain a proper passport photo. Sometimes it’s the little things that can cause a big headache if you don’t follow to rules.
Frequently Asked Questions
Hawaiian Airlines is headquartered in Honolulu, HI
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com.
The fee for checked baggage depends on where you are flying: wholly within the State of Hawaii, between Hawaii and North America (either direction), or Internationally.
You are limited to one (1) carry-on bag and one (1) personal item on any flight. Here is a summary of all Hawaiian Airlines Carry on Rules.
In light of COVID-19, refund policies have changed. Here is a link to their current refund policy.