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HawaiianMiles Program Updates

Updated Oct. 3, 2021

International members receive another year of Pualani Elite status

To show our appreciation for our international Pualani Platinum and Pualani Gold members after much time apart, we’re extending benefits for another member year through Feb. 28, 2023.

This Pualani Elite status extension for international members is at no additional cost and will be effective automatically. All the member benefits will continue to be applicable through 2022, including Premier Club access, priority security lines, free checked bags, early boarding and bonus HawaiianMiles on flight purchases. To review the full list of Pualani Elite benefits, click here.

International members’ Pualani Platinum and Pualani Gold status will be extended through the next member year, Mar. 1, 2022, to Feb. 28, 2023. (Benefits were already extended for the current member year, Mar. 2021, to Feb. 28, 2022.)

No action is needed. Pualani Elite status will be automatically extended for international members on Mar. 1, 2022. New Platinum upgrade certificates will be issued and will be valid through Feb. 28, 2023.

No, your 2021 Platinum upgrade certificates will not be extended; they expire Feb. 28, 2022. Instead, we will issue brand-new 2022 certificates for our 2022 Pualani Platinum members. These 2022 certificates will be valid through Feb. 28, 2023.

If you’re a 2021 Platinum member, the number of 2022 upgrade certificates you receive will be equivalent to your 2021 allotment — unless you earned more for 2022 based on your 2021 flying.

For example, if you have two Platinum upgrade certificates for member year 2021 but flew 55,000 flight miles in 2021, you will have a total of eight upgrade certificates for the member year 2022, available for use on Mar. 1, 2022. (You earn two certificates upon reaching 20,000 flight miles and an additional six certificates at 55,000 flights miles.)

If you are a new Platinum member (and not a Platinum member for member year 2021), then once you achieve Platinum status for member year 2022 you will receive your Platinum upgrade certificates.

If you were already a 2021 Platinum member, then the number of upgrade certificates you receive will be equivalent to your 2021 allotment — unless you earned more for 2022 based on your 2021 flying.

Yes, a Pualani Gold member will still achieve Platinum status if they complete the 2022 Elite qualification (at the reduced rate) within the 2021 calendar year.

Miles no longer expire

Effective immediately, HawaiianMiles are no longer subject to activity-based expiration. So the miles earned through flights and with our HawaiianMiles Partners will remain available for members whenever they are ready to use them.

This policy is effective April 12, 2021.

No, there is no minimum amount of miles required.

New 2022 Pualani Elite Status Requirements

Earn Pualani Elite status with
50% fewer flight miles or segments

We’ve made it easier
to earn Pualani Elite status for 2022

We've reduced our elite status qualifications by half again this year, making it easier to enjoy Pualani Gold or Pualani Platinum benefits in 2022.

Standard
Qualifications
2022
Qualifications
Pualani
Gold Status
30 Segments or
20,000 Miles
15 Segments or
10,000 Miles
Pualani
Platinum Status
60 Segments or
40,000 Miles
30 Segments or
20,000 Miles

Earn Pualani Elite status with
50% fewer flight miles or segments

We’ve made it easier to earn Pualani Elite status for 2022

We've reduced our elite status qualifications by half again this year, making it easier to enjoy Pualani Gold or Pualani Platinum benefits in 2022.

Standard
Qualifications
2022
Qualifications
Pualani
Gold Status
30 Segments or
20,000 Miles
15 Segments or
10,000 Miles
Pualani
Platinum Status
60 Segments or
40,000 Miles
30 Segments or
20,000 Miles

Your status will be updated by April 1, 2021. There is nothing you need to do, as your status will automatically be updated. Members can log into their HawaiianMiles account on April 1 to verify their updated status via HawaiianAirlines.com, our website or on the Hawaiian Airlines mobile app.

Yes, a Gold member can still achieve Platinum status if they complete the 2022 elite qualification at the reduced rate, as long as qualifications are met within the 2021 calendar year. To learn more about the number of miles of segments to achieve status, visit this page.

Yes, once a member has achieved Platinum status for member year 2022, they will still receive their Platinum upgrade certificates.

Members can log into their HawaiianMiles account via HawaiianAirlines.com or via our website or the Hawaiian Airlines mobile app.

To qualify for elite membership for 2022, members' travel must be completed during the 2021 calendar year.

Elite-qualifying flight segments and flight mileage are earned from a revenue fare (tickets purchased with dollars, not miles) that earns HawaiianMiles and is operated by Hawaiian Airlines. Segments and miles earned on charter flights, partner airlines, HawaiianMiles partners, bonus miles, or miles earned through the Hawaiian Airlines World Elite MasterCard do not count towards Pualani Elite status. Miles are also not awarded for travel on Flight Awards and therefore these segments and miles are not Elite-qualifying.

Platinum Upgrade Certificates for member year 2021

Pualani Platinum members receive upgrade certificates that can be redeemed for complimentary one-way upgrades to First Class on North America flights or Business Class on International flights. Upgrade certificates are now available for members to use in 2021 and are valid through February 28, 2022.

  • 2021 Pualani Platinum members who achieved elite qualifications in 2020

  • 2020 Flight Activity

    Number of Upgrade Certificates

    20k miles or 30 segments flown

    2 certificates

    55k miles flown

    6 certificates

    >55k miles flown

    One certificate after every 10k, after 55k miles


  • 2020 Pualani Platinum members who were awarded another year of membership

  • 2019 Flight Activity

    Number of Upgrade Certificates

    40k miles or 60 segments flown

    2 certificates

    75k miles flown

    6 certificates

    >75k miles flown

    One certificate after every 10k, after 75k miles


The amount of certificates required for one complimentary one-way upgrade is based on the number of flight miles earned in coach class, listed on the mileage chart.

  • One (1) certificate can be redeemed for one (1) complimentary upgrade to First/Business class on a one-way flight between Hawaii and any Hawaiian Airlines destination that is less than or equal to 3,500 flight miles
  • Two (2) certificates can be redeemed for one (1) complimentary upgrade to First/Business class on a one-way flight between Hawaii and any Hawaiian Airlines destination that is greater than 3,500 flight miles

How to redeem your Platinum upgrade certificates

  • 30 days prior to flight departure up until 72 hours prior to departure
  • Requests to redeem certificates can be made online or by phone. Login to My Trips and click on "Upgrade" or call the Pualani Reservation Line at 1-800-367-5320
  • If your upgrade is successful, you will be notified by email as early as 24-hours before your flight. Please note that requets are processed 72 hours prior to departure

No, 2020 Platinum upgrade certificates will not be extended. Members will instead receive a new set of certificates for 2021 based on their 2020 status.  

Based on member's 2020 status, member will receive a total of 8 upgrade certificates awarded to them; two upgrade certificates for flying 40,000 flight miles or 60 segment, and six additional certificates for flying a total of 75,000 additional flight miles in 2019.

Members may call in to the Pualani Reservation line at 1-800-367-5320 to verify the number of upgrade certificates available to them.

The one-way distance between Hawaii and Orlando, FL is 4,752 flight miles, therefore you'll need to redeem two (2) upgrade certificates for a one-way flight.


Neighbor Island Travel Plan Extension

We'd like members with an active Neighbor Island Travel Plan to have ample opportunity to use any outstanding certificates. Therefore, plans purchased between June 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 have had booking and travel end dates extended by an additional three months. There is no action needed on your part. All other terms and conditions apply.

No, adjustments have been made automatically to the member’s active plan. 

Members can log in to their HawaiianMiles like they normally do to view and redeem an unused certificate. For more information on how to view and redeem certificates, please click here.  

No. All Neighbor Island Travel Plans purchased between June 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 have received the three-month extension to their booking and travel end dates.

We communicated this policy change on January 22, 2021 with an effective date starting January 22, 2021.   

The decision to extend the expiration date for an additional 3 months was based on the changing travel environment and limited opportunities for members to use their unused certificates. This policy went into effect as of January 22, 2021 for plans that were purchased between June 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. If your plan expired prior to this date, this policy is not applicable.