Tagged: Hawaiian Airlines

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My Experience with COVID Testing for Hawaii Travel

As of October 15th, you are now able to fly to Hawaii and not required to quarantine for 14 days if you test negative prior to arriving to Hawaii. You must take the test no earlier than 72 hours before your flight departure time which can prove to be difficult...

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Hawaiian Airlines First Class: HNL-SFO A330-200

I was able to snag a one-way ticket from Sydney, Australia (SYD) to San Francisco (SFO) via Honolulu (HNL) on Hawaiian Airlines for only $360. Using 25,000 Hawaiian Airlines miles I was able to upgrade my HNL-SFO segment to lie-flat First Class. Upgrade availability is based on a First Class...

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Pro Tip: Earning Airline Miles & Extending Expiring Miles

Earning Airline Miles Always signup for the airline mileage program account prior to your flight in order to earn miles. If you signup after your flight, the airline might deny your request to retroactively earn miles. This happened to a reader while trying to credit a British Airways flight to...

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Status Matching Airline Elite Memberships

By this time of year, you most likely know if you will be re-qualifying for elite status with your favorite airline. If you know you won’t make it then you should consider status matching to a competitor. Leverage your existing status to get a competitor to earn you business in 2017....

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Credit Card Application Batch – January 2016

Last month I decided to apply for 3 more credit cards as I continue to buildup and diversify my point/mile balances. I applied and was approved for the following cards: Hawaiian Airlines World Elite MasterCard ($89/yr, not waived 1st year): -50,000 Hawaiian Airlines miles after spending $1,000 in 90 days (this offer is...

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Unique San Diego Airport Runway Experience

I’ve flown over 100 flights in and out of San Diego International Airport (SAN) and always have experienced the single runway limitations. A few planes take off and then a few planes land. The air traffic controller is always shuffling schedules to make sure they match when planes are in...

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Hawaiian Airlines Extra Comfort Economy: AKL-HNL HA446

After a quick trip to Sydney, I was on my way to Hawaii with a layover in Auckland, New Zealand. Earlier this year I applied for a status match from my Virgin America Silver status to Hawaiian Airlines. It took a few emails but a few weeks later I received...