Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles Calculators

Hawaiian Miles Calculators for earning with credit cards, calculating the average cash value based on redemption, and transferring points to HawaiianMiles.

Program Details

Hawaiian Airlines is the largest in the state of Hawaii and is the flag carrier of Hawaii. Their main hub is located at Honolulu International Airport and the secondary at Kahului Airport. Hawaiian Airlines currently has a little over 25 destinations with operating flights to Asia, American Samoa, Australia, Hawaii, New Zealand, and the United States mainland.

Hawaiian Airlines is not part of any major alliance, but they do partner with several airlines that allow you to earn and/or redeem Hawaiian Miles. Those airlines are:

Credit Card Rewards Calculators

The HawaiianMiles Credit Card Calculators will calculate how many HawaiianMiles you can earn based on your monthly/yearly spend across categories. Each calculator will also output the cash value of the card based on your spend, how much you value the card benefits, and annual fees.

Compare credit cards side by side based on spend, benefits and fees. You can even reflect partner transfer ratios.

You can compare the results side by side any credit cards featured on the site to find out which earns you the most rewards and the best return. If cookies are enabled, all spend entered (primary/first column only) will carry over to all credit card calculators on the website.

Best Credit Cards For HawaiianMiles

Get a list of the best credit cards for earning Hawaiian Miles based on your spend. Results will include credit cards that earn HawaiianMiles and credit cards that earn rewards that are transferable to the HawaiianMiles program.

United States Hawaiian Airlines Credit Card Calculators

Hawaiian Airlines has two credit cards available through Barclays. The Hawaiian Airlines Bank of Hawaii World Elite Mastercard offers solid earnings on Hawaiian Airlines purchases, an annual companion discount, and in-flight purchases for Pualani Elites. The Hawaiian Airlines Business Mastercard provides a similar earning structure but offers the chance to earn bonus miles every year with heavy spend.

Redeeming Rewards & Cash Value

Hawaiian Miles have the best value when redeemed for award travel with Hawaiian Airlines. You can also redeem your miles on several other partner airlines or use them for car rentals, shopping & dining partner gift cards, or for magazines and newspapers. HawaiianMiles can also be shared between members and donated.

Transfer Partners

HawaiianMiles can be earned by transferring rewards earned in partnering programs directly to your HawaiianMiles account. With American Express Membership Rewards being a direct transfer partner of the HawaiianMiles program, this is one of the best and most efficient ways to earn HawaiianMiles.

The Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles Transfer Calculator lists the programs that allow you to transfer points directly to your HawaiianMiles account. You can enter any value in the table below to see how many points you would need in the partner program that equals the amount you entered.

Earning With Partner Credit Cards

All of the credit cards listed in the table below allow you to earn rewards and transfer them directly to your HawaiianMiles Account. This gives you alternative ways to earn rewards through spend and sign up bonuses. The earning rates listed are based on the transfer ratio when converting rewards to Hawaiian Miles.

Transfer Partner Credit Cards

You can click on a credit card below to learn more and calculate total value based on spend, card benefits, and fees.
The card section above may be scrollable.

You can use the Best Credit Cards For HawaiianMiles Calculator to find out which cards listed earns you the most HawaiianMiles based on your spend.

Earning Rewards

Hawaiian Airlines partners with several airlines that allows you to earn HawaiianMiles including JetBlue, Korean Air, and Virgin Atlantic. You can also earn miles booking with more than 30 other partners which features hotel, car rental, and shopping partners.

HawaiianMiles are primarily earned flying Hawaiian Airlines. The amount of HawaiianMiles you earn will be based off of distance flown. You'll earn 1 HawaiianMiles for every 1 mile you fly on a Hawaiian Airlines flight.

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You'll earn miles based on distance flown, class, and Pualani status.

Along with earning miles based on distance, you'll also earn bonus miles for flying First Class along with bonus miles based on your Pualani Status in the Hawaiian Miles program. Flying First Class will earn you a 50% bonus on miles earned. Pualani Gold will earn you 50% bonus miles and Pualani Platinum will earn you 100% bonus miles. All-in-all, you can earn up to a 150% bonus as a HawaiianMiles member flying First Class that has Pualani Platinum status.

Another plus to Pualani Status and Premier Club Status is that flying between the Neighbor Islands will always earn a flat 500 HawaiianMiles each way (rather than the miles listed in the image above).

You can get the full list of earning rates for all destinations on their website by visiting Hawaiian Airlines - Earn HawaiianMiles On Flight.

Hawaiian Airlines Airline Partners

Hawaiian Airlines has six airline partners that you can earn HawaiianMiles when flying:

You can earn Hawaiian Miles by using your HawaiianMiles membership number when booking your flight. The amount of HawaiianMiles you earn will depend on the booking class of each airline. Most of the airlines will offer 100% of your miles when flying normal-level economy and offer the same 50% boost for first class (150% total) or higher. The table below lists the mileage accrual range for each airline.

Hawaiian Airlines Hotel Partners

Hawaiian Airlines partners with more than 20 different hotels and hotel booking portals. This can either be by earning HawaiianMiles directly when you book your stay by changing your earning preferences with the hotel rewards program or by transferring hotel rewards points to your HawaiianMiles account after you've earned them on your stay.

Hotel Partner Book/Earn
Castle Resorts Book on castleresorts.com and use your HawaiianMiles membership number.
Hyatt Hotels in Hawaii Book using Hyatt-HawaiianMiles Link or Hyatt Point Transfer
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) IHG Point Transfer or Change IHG Rewards Club Earning Preferences
Kaanapali Beach Club Book on diamondresortsandhotels.com
Marriott Bonvoy Marriott Point Transfer or Change Marriott Bonvoy Earning Preferences
Maui Coast Hotel Book on mauicoasthotel.com and use HawaiianMiles number when booking
The Modern Honolulu Book using promo link
The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel Book on kaimana.com and present your HawaiianMiles member card at check-in
Outrigger Hotels & Resorts Book using Outrigger-Hawaiian Airlines Link
Pearl Hotel Waikiki Book using pearlhotelwaikiki.com and use HawaiianMiles number when booking
The Point at Poipu Book using diamondresortsandhotels.com and use promo code HA1000MIL
PointsHound Book on pointshound.com and choose HawaiianMiles as loyalty program
Rocketmiles Book on rocketmiles.com and choose Rocketmiles as loyalty program
Shell Vacation Club Book using shellvacationsclub.com and provide HawaiianMiles number at check-in
Tokyu Hotels Book on tokyuhotelsjapan.com and provide HawaiianMiles number at check-in
Turtle Bay Resort Book on turtlebayresort.com and provide HawaiianMiles number at check-in
Waikiki Resort Hotel Book on waikikiresort.com and provide HawaiianMiles number at check-in
Wyndham Rewards Wyndham Point Transfer or Change Wyndham Rewards Earning Preferences

Hawaiian Airlines Car Rental Partners

Hawaiian Airlines partners with Avis, Budget, and Payless Car Rental. The amount of miles you earn when booking your rental with these agencies will depend on your Hawaiian Airlines Pualani Status.

Hawaiian Airlines Car Rental Bonus
Receive bonus points with Avis, Budget, and Payless.
Hawaiian Miles (Base) Members +250 Miles Per Rental
Pualani Gold Members +500 Miles Per Rental
Pualani Platinum Members +750 Miles Per Rental

Those with Pualani Platinum status will also be eligible for membership to Avis' invitation-only President's Club.

You'll need to book your car rental through the Hawaiian Airlines Cars Portal in order to receive your HawaiianMiles and your bonus miles based on elite status.

Hawaiian Airlines Shopping Partners

HawaiianMiles can be earned shopping with a large amount of shopping partners. This can be done through a series of ways including shopping in-person, shopping online, and using a Hawaiian Airlines credit card.

Marketplace Partners

You can earn bonus HawaiianMiles when you use the Hawaiian Airlines Mastercard or Bankoh Hawaiian Airlines Visa Debit Card at a Hawaiian Airlines Marketplace partners. Hawaiian Airlines has a large list of partners that you can view in the Hawaiian Airlines Marketplace Directory.

Grocery Partners

You can earn HawaiianMiles spending at Foodland, Sack n Save, and Foodland Farms when you link your Foodland Maika'i account and HawaiianMiles account. You'll earn 200 HawaiianMiles for every $250 spent at these stores plus you'll earn 3 miles per reusable bag you use when you shop. You'll need to let the cashier know that you would like to earn miles per reusable bag.

HawaiianMiles Online Mall

Hawaiian Airlines has it's own online shopping portal that you can use to earn HawaiianMiles shopping online with popular brands. You'll earn a certain amount of HawaiianMiles per $1 spent (or local currency). The portal also has it's own Google Toolbar Extension called the MileFinder. It will let you know when you're on a website that could earn you HawaiianMiles.

Specialty Partners

Hawaiian Airlines partners with a large amount of specialty partners. This ranges from flowers and wine to personal loans and mortgages. You can get the full list on the Hawaiian Merchant Partners page.

Buying Rewards

If transferring rewards to your HawaiianMiles account is not an option, the next best thing is to buy HawaiianMiles. HawaiianMiles can be purchased on the Buy Hawaiian Miles page at a rate of 3 cents per mile. You can buy as little as 500 HawaiianMiles for $15 and as many as 10,000 HawaiianMiles for $300 in a single transaction. They can be purchased in 500-mile increments and you can buy HawaiianMiles up to 3 times per week. There's no posted annual limit.

Buying Hawaiian Miles
HawaiianMiles Cost
Cost Per Mile
500 - 10,000 Miles 3 Cents

Do note that you must have account activity in order to be eligible to purchase HawaiianMiles and you will not be able to buy miles for a new account that has a zero balance. You can easily get around this by transferring rewards to your HawaiianMiles account using transfer partners. As long as you have at least 1 HawaiianMile in your account after the transfer, you'll be able to buy HawaiianMiles.

How To Buy HawaiianMiles

  1. Head to the Hawaiian Airlines Buy Miles page.
  2. Sign into your HawaiianMiles account.
  3. Select how many HawaiianMiles you would like to buy.
  4. Select whether it's a purchase for yourself or a gift to another HawaiianMiles member.
  5. Enter your payment information.
  6. Review the order and agree to the terms and conditions.
  7. Click Purchase Now.

Upon successful purchases, the HawaiianMiles should post to your HawaiianMiles account instantly.


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