Transfer Amex Points To Hawaiian With 25% Bonus

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Amex has just rolled out its newest transfer bonus.

Transfer Amex Points to Hawaiian with 25% bonus

Through Wednesday, June 30, 2021, you can receive a 25% bonus when you transfer Amex Membership Rewards points on US-issued cards to Hawaiian Airlines’ HawaiianMiles program.

The bonus is hard coded into the transfer ratio, meaning the bonus posts instantly and you can earn it as often as you’d like — 1,000 Membership Rewards points convert into 1,250 HawaiianMiles.

What are the best uses of Hawaiian Airlines miles?

Overall HawaiianMiles isn’t a very lucrative frequent flyer program, unfortunately, so there are few circumstances under which this represents a good value.

Redeeming Hawaiian miles on Hawaiian

If you’re looking to redeem miles for travel on Hawaiian Airlines, here’s the award chart:

This probably represents the best value of any HawaiianMiles redemptions. One-way saver awards start at:

  • 7,500 miles between islands in economy class
  • 20,000 miles between North America mainland and Hawaii in economy class
  • 40,000 miles between North America mainland and Hawaii in first class

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Hawaiian’s first class product is better than the average US domestic first class product, and A330s even have flat beds in first class.

Hawaiian Airlines A330 first class

Do keep in mind there are some exceptional values for award travel to/from Hawaii through other programs:

Redeeming Hawaiian Miles on partners

HawaiianMiles does have quite a few partner airlines, including Japan Airlines, JetBlue, Korean Air, Virgin Atlantic, and more.

Redeem Hawaiian miles for Virgin Atlantic’s new business class

In some instances Hawaiian’s partner awards are zone based, in other instances they’re distance based, and in other instances they’re revenue based, so it’s not a very straightforward program.

For example, Hawaiian’s redemptions on Virgin Atlantic are zone based:

Meanwhile Hawaiian’s redemptions on JetBlue are revenue based:

As you can probably tell, none of these redemption rates are that great, even when factoring in the 25% bonus.

Bottom line

Through June 30, 2021, you can receive a 25% bonus when you transfer Amex points to HawaiianMiles. We see this promotion about once a year, so for anyone who is a HawaiianMiles fan, this promotion is worth being aware of.

Personally I don’t think there are many circumstances where this represents a good deal — while Hawaiian has several airline partners, redemption rates are typically inflated. This could be a decent value for redemptions on Hawaiian Airlines, but even there award availability can be quite limited at the saver level.

Do you plan on transferring Amex points to Hawaiian with a 25% bonus?

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  1. Tom

    Can you bring back the old interface? This feels like an even crappier version of GSTP...

  2. D3kingg

    I guess Hawaiian no longer serves Beijing China isn’t mentioned in the chart.

  3. Maria

    I hate this new layout! It is absolutely painful to read on a mobile device.

    1. Ben

      @ Maria @ Sir Walter Raleigh -- I hear you. Please be patient with us, it's not quite where we want it yet either, but we're working on it.

    2. Drew Traveler

      I love your website but agree that the new layout is bad. Also, the font color should NEVER be lighter than the background (white text on bright orange background etc). It's painful to read and causes lines to form in your eyesight. Good luck with the updates. Honestly, don't be afraid to just put it back. Sunk costs is a fallacy. I liked it the way it was.

  4. Sir Walter Raleigh

    The new layout is awful

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Maria

Thank you!

Drew Traveler

I love your website but agree that the new layout is bad. Also, the font color should NEVER be lighter than the background (white text on bright orange background etc). It's painful to read and causes lines to form in your eyesight. Good luck with the updates. Honestly, don't be afraid to just put it back. Sunk costs is a fallacy. I liked it the way it was.

Ben

@ Maria @ Sir Walter Raleigh -- I hear you. Please be patient with us, it's not quite where we want it yet either, but we're working on it.

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