Hawaiian 717 First Class – 13
Hawaiian Airlines Eliminates Change Fees Globally

Hawaiian Airlines has just become the fifth US airline this week to eliminate change fees, after Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines. Effective immediately, Hawaiian Airlines is eliminating change fees on all flights,…

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Hawaii To Welcome Visitors With Pre-Travel Testing

As of August 1, 2020, Hawaii will once again welcome visitors without a mandatory 14-day quarantine. In late March Hawaii introduced a 14-day quarantine for anyone coming to the state. This has been extended a few times, and as of now is valid for arrivals…

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Hawaii Extends Tourist Ban Through End Of July

Hawaii will continue to remain off limits for most visitors through at least the end of July, per an extension of an existing policy. In late March Hawaii introduced a required 14-day self quarantine for people arriving from out-of-state. This included…

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Hawaiian A330
Hawaiian Airlines Offering 5x Miles On Gift Cards

Airlines are obviously having liquidity issues, so we're seeing some airlines offer incentives to book travel now. We've seen this from American, Southwest, and JetBlue, for example. Hawaiian Airlines is running a promotion on gift cards, which is perhaps…

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Hawaiian Airlines A330 First Class – 5
Hawaiian Airlines Extends Elite Status

Hawaiian Airlines has become the latest US airline to extend status and make it easier to earn, following in the footsteps of Delta SkyMiles, United MileagePlus, Alaska Mileage Plan, American AAdvantage, and Southwest Rapid Rewards. Below is what the…

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Hawaiian Airlines A330 First Class – 4
Hawaiian Airlines Cancelling Most Flights

Hawaiian Airlines has just announced that they plan to suspend a vast majority of their flights. First of all it's important to understand the background on this situation -- Hawaii is imposing a 14-day government quarantine on all arrivals into Hawaii…

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Iass Lounge Honolulu Airport – 14
Hawaiian Airlines Introduces Basic Economy Fares

Hawaiian Airlines has just introduced basic economy fares, though I guess you could say they're fashionably late here... This week Hawaiian Airlines has started selling what they're calling "Main Cabin Basic" fares in select North American markets. These…

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Hawaiian Watermark
Transfer Amex Points To Hawaiian With 25% Bonus

Amex has just rolled out another transfer bonus, in addition to the current 40% bonus to Avios that's valid through October 1, 2019. The US Amex Membership Rewards program is offering a 25% bonus when you transfer points to Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles…

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Iass Lounge Honolulu Airport – 14
Hawaiian Airlines Credit Card Review (60K Offer Ending)

At the moment the Hawaiian Airlines® World Elite Mastercard® is offering the best bonus I ever recall seeing on the card. In this post I wanted to provide a detailed review of the card. The Hawaiian Airlines Credit Card might not be on most peoples'…

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Filed Under: Credit Cards, Hawaiian
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DOT Formally Grants 12 Haneda Slots To US Airlines

In February I wrote about how US airlines would be getting 12 additional daytime landing slots at Tokyo's Haneda Airport. This came thanks to talks concluding between the US and Japan, which should be available by the summer of 2020, in time for the…

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Filed Under: American, Delta
American First Class A321
The 6 Best Domestic Business & First Class Flights

On this blog I often provide airline rankings based on international flight experiences. However, sometimes it's fun to look at some of the best offerings that are closer to home, including the best domestic first class and best domestic business class…

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Filed Under: American, Delta
Hawaiian 717 First Class – 13
Oops: Hawaiian Airlines Accidentally Charged Customers Up To $674,000 For Award Tickets

Airlines occasionally have mistake fares, and sometimes they work out in our favor. See the New Year's Eve Cathay Pacific Vietnam mistake fares, for example. ;) However, this past week Hawaiian Airlines seems to have had a mistake fare that very much…

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Hawaiian Airlines Business Mastercard 70K Bonus

There's a great new welcome bonus on the Hawaiian Airlines® Business Mastercard®. The card is offering a welcome bonus of up to 70,000 miles, broken down as follows: -- 60,000 miles after spending $1,000 within 90 days -- A further 10,000 bonus miles…

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Filed Under: Credit Cards, Hawaiian
Delta 767
How Did US Airlines Do In The First Quarter Of 2019?

We're now well into the second quarter, and almost all US airlines have revealed their first quarter results, and have had their earnings calls. Sometimes it's interesting to take a look at the state of the US airline industry, and how airlines are doing.…

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Hawaiian Airlines A330 First Class – 4
Hawaiian Airlines’ Negative Award Chart Changes

Well, the trend of airlines making their frequent flyer programs significantly less compelling continues. This time it's HawaiianMiles making changes to their program, and they're doing so without any sort of advance notice or announcement. Essentially…

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Filed Under: Awards, Hawaiian
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Revealed: Hawaiian Airlines’ New 787 Business Class

Last year Hawaiian Airlines placed an order for up to 20 Boeing 787-9 aircraft. The airline placed 10 firm orders, with the option for a further 10. The airline is expected to take delivery of their first 787-9 in early 2021, so we’re still a couple…

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American 777
US Airlines Request 19 Additional Flights To Tokyo Haneda Airport

American, Delta, United, and Hawaiian, have all just filed with the US Department of Transportation requesting additional flights to Tokyo Haneda. Let's look at what they're requesting, and how we got to this point. Tokyo has two airports -- Narita and…

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Filed Under: American, Delta
Iass Lounge Honolulu Airport – 14
Hawaiian Airlines Raises Checked Bag Fees

In late August JetBlue raised many of their fees, including checked bag fees. Among other changes, they raised the cost of a first checked bag on a domestic itinerary from $25 to $30. Not surprisingly, United, American, and Delta, all followed pretty…

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Iass Lounge Honolulu Airport – 14
Hawaiian Airlines Launching Longest Domestic US Flight

Hawaiian Airlines has announced today that they'll soon fly to Boston, making it the longest scheduled domestic US flight. Hawaiian Airlines plans to offer 5x weekly flights between Honolulu and Boston as of April 4, 2019. The new flight will cover a…

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Hawaiian Airlines 787
Hawaiian Airlines Is Ordering The Boeing 787-9

There have been rumors of this happening for a while, though it's finally official as of today -- Hawaiian Airlines signed a letter of intent for the purchase of 10 Boeing 787-9s, with an option for an additional 10 aircraft. Assuming all goes to plan,…

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Hawaiian Airlines A330 First Class – 4
JetBlue Publishes A Partner Award Chart For The First Time

I'm a huge fan of JetBlue, in particular when it comes to their onboard product. They offer an almost unrivaled experience domestically, and as far as I'm concerned Mint is the best domestic product offered by any US airline. I even like their TrueBlue…

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Filed Under: Hawaiian, JetBlue
Iass Lounge Honolulu Airport – 14
Review: Hawaiian Airlines A330 First Class Honolulu To Los Angeles

They were exclusively using door L1 to board passengers, meaning everyone walked through first class to get to their seats (given how narrow the aisle is, that means I took a lot of bags to the face). The cabin on this flight was identical to the one…

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Hawaiian 717 First Class – 13
Review: Hawaiian Airlines First Class 717 Maui To Honolulu

We arrived at Maui's Kahului Airport at around 12:30PM for our 2:15PM flight to Honolulu. While the airport has one big check-in hall, Hawaiian's check-in is located at the far left of the building. We still had to add our Korean Air SkyPass numbers…

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