Hawaiian Airlines launching service to New York (plenty of award availability)!

Hawaiian Airlines launching service to New York (plenty of award availability)!

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This is rather exciting news. Hawaiian Airlines will be launching daily service between Honolulu and New York JFK starting June 4, 2012. For years only Continental has flown between Newark and Honolulu, and award space has been virtually non-existent. So it’s great to see another airline add service between the two cities.

Hawaiian Airlines’ service will be operated by an Airbus 330 with the following schedule:

Hawaiian Airlines 50 Honolulu to New York departing at 3:05PM and arriving at 6:55AM (+1 day)
Hawaiian Airlines 51 New York to Honolulu departing at 10:00AM and arriving at 3:00PM

There are a couple of awesome things to note about the service.

First of all, they’re running a fare sale for most of June whereby round trip tickets are running $445 all-in. That’s an amazing deal between New York and Honolulu in summer.

But here’s the really good news. Award availability on the route is excellent thus far. Admittedly Hawaiian’s first class product is closer to domestic first class than international business class (though they have 42 inches of pitch, which is fairly good), the convenience of a nonstop flight is unbeatable.

I see award space for almost every day, and keep in mind that they’re partners with American, so you should be able to book the space roundtrip for 35,000 miles in coach or 75,000 miles in first class.

You can look up the award space on Hawaiian’s website by signing up for a Hawaiian Miles account and then using their online search tool. If you see award space at their “saver” level (which is 20,000 miles one-way for coach or 40,000 miles one-way for first class), you should be able to book this via American as well.

Enjoy!

(Tip of the hat to reader Mike)

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  1. Larry Guest

    Note that AA's partner award chart requires 45k, not 35k, for a Y redemption on HA during peak seasons. Most of the summer is peak, as is about mid Dec to mid Jan.

  2. Seth OMAAT

    If you're searching for HA coach award inventory for partner redemptions (i.e. from AA miles) it should come from the T bucket which is also easily searchable here: http://www.wandr.me/Tools/Single_Bucket_Inventory.aspx. Even better, you can set an alert with the tool and it will email you if the seats you want become available.

    All free, too.

  3. BrewerSEA Gold

    @lucky

    FCO-JFK-HNL would be fine but HKG-JFK-HNL would definitely not be allowed. MPM HKG-HNL is 6784 miles and HKG-JFK-HNL is 13055 miles. AA would limit you to 8480 miles on a partner award.

  4. BrewerSEA Gold

    @Ralph You cannot book partner awards online with AA (except for AS flights as of less than a week ago). You must call and pay the $25 phone ticketing fee (waived for EXP).

  5. scientist Guest

    Got 2 Y award tix back in September on CO's EWR-HNL for Thanksgiving day travel.

    Had to call to book PHX-HNL on HA with AA miles. The AAgent could not see one of the flights available on the HA website, so I had to book a different day than preferred. I tried 2 different agents and neither could see the 20k miles award available on HA.com on my preferred day.

  6. Steve Guest

    Lucky Said: "Admittedly Hawaiian’s first class product is closer to domestic first class than international business class"

    Last time I checked, Lucky, New York to Hawaii was a domestic trip. :-)

  7. Tenmoc Guest

    Lucky. Any idea when these should be in AA's system for redemption? I logged on to Hawaiian's site to verify availability for my dates already. Just need to find a way to book.

  8. Ralph Guest

    I'm not sure if you can AA miles to book this at least according to this. I tried online but it wouldn't find the flight when searching for a reward ticket.

    http://www.aa.com/i18n/AAdvantage/earnMiles/travel/airlines/hawaiianAirlines.jsp

    Has anyone had any luck? Maybe I'm doing something wrong?

  9. Lantean Diamond

    don't they partner with Delta too? it could be a great way to get rid of skypesos...

  10. lucky OMAAT

    @ Nick -- It's 11hr JFK-HNL, and 9hr50min HNL-JFK.

  11. Nick Guest

    How long is the flight since it's nonstop? About 10 hours? My wife struggles being confined for that long, but everything else I've been finding is at least $1000 per person. Btw, flying PIT-HNL.

  12. Dave Op Guest

    That's a great deal. Unfortunately, I just went to Hawaii.

    Lucky, how hard or easy is it to use Hawaiian points on Delta?

  13. lucky OMAAT

    @ Ekartash -- Absolutely, which would be an incredible deal!

  14. ekartash Guest

    can this be combined with one way stopover. say FCO-JFK(stopover)-HNL. or from asia HKG-JFK(stopover)- HNL

  15. lucky OMAAT

    @ aussieflyer -- Whoops, you're right, thanks. I was looking at the date it started out of JFK, not HNL.

  16. aussieflyer Guest

    Seems like it begins June 4,
    http://www.hawaiianair.com/Specialoffers/Pages/NewYork-Flights.aspx?pid=New-York_Hawaii_homepage-pos1_20111115

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Larry Guest

Note that AA's partner award chart requires 45k, not 35k, for a Y redemption on HA during peak seasons. Most of the summer is peak, as is about mid Dec to mid Jan.

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Seth OMAAT

If you're searching for HA coach award inventory for partner redemptions (i.e. from AA miles) it should come from the T bucket which is also easily searchable here: http://www.wandr.me/Tools/Single_Bucket_Inventory.aspx. Even better, you can set an alert with the tool and it will email you if the seats you want become available. All free, too.

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BrewerSEA Gold

@lucky FCO-JFK-HNL would be fine but HKG-JFK-HNL would definitely not be allowed. MPM HKG-HNL is 6784 miles and HKG-JFK-HNL is 13055 miles. AA would limit you to 8480 miles on a partner award.

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