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Moving to Hawaii: What Program to Credit Miles??
My wife and I will be moving to Hawaii and plan on taking a lot of personal travel while out there. We’ll definitely be taking a lot of inter-island flights, back to the mainland to visit family in LA, as well as several trips a year back to the Mid-Atlantic.
In addition, we’d like to go to the majority of Hawaiian Airlines’ long-haul route map. My concern is that Hawaiian miles aren’t particularly valuable and their premium redemptions are expensive. I do have AMEX MR and Chase UR points, so any program I could easily combine them would probably be best.
I guess the main question is, should I credit Hawaiian Airlines flights to that program or another one?
Hawaiian miles are horrible, and I agree they aren’t super useful. This post gives more details as to how to decide which programs to credit to (it really comes down to fare class): [URL]http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2016/08/06/credit-airline-miles/[/URL]
I would also look at the Alaska cards. Those companion passes are amazing for Hawaii — paired with a cash-back card that is likely going to be most lucrative option for you.