Do Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles Expire?

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Effective from April 12, 2021, Hawaiian Airlines' HawaiianMiles do not expire. Per the Hawaiian Airlines updates page:

“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.”

The new policy is a significant change to the previous policy, which was activity-based. Historically your points would expire after 18 months with no activity on your account. Due to COVID-19, Hawaiian paused mileage expiration through December 31, 2020. However, Hawaiian Airlines let Hawaiian miles expire beginning January 1, 2021.

How You Can Earn Hawaiian Airlines Miles

With no expiration threat, you do not have to worry every so often about keeping your points balance alive. Instead, you can focus your efforts on accruing and building up a substantial balance of HawaiianMiles. You can earn HawaiianMiles in all of the following ways:

Our Take

With so many options to earn and no more expiration policy, you can focus on building your Hawaiian Airlines miles balance. With a well-developed network of partners, you can credit a flight from London to New York (about as far away as possible from Hawaii) on Virgin Atlantic to Hawaiian Airlines and grow your balance. Or you can earn miles while at home through Hawaiian's variety of partners.

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  • Benjamin ALCARAZ says:

    How much mileage do I have in my account. Also my wife’s mileage accumilated up to date. Thank you.

  • Nice to know that points do not expire. I was debating in my head whether or not to get a Hawaiian Airlines credit card, but knowing that I can keep my points indefinitely makes getting one pretty much risk-free. I have always wanted to visit Hawaii. Hope this pandemic dies down soon.

  • Even though the non expiration of the miles is a very good perk.
    It’s not an ideal programme for me because it does not belong to any global alliance and usually I don’t use also any of its partner as I’m based in Europe.

  • Travelfreek says:

    This is good news since Hawaii has been a hot mess travel wise and I’m sitting on some miles (130k) to bide my time in booking. I live in CA so the miles needed aren’t to high and I do love Hawaii! I have 2 trips planned (Maui for one) and another for Kauai.

  • Took a few flights to Hawaii on points over the years, was always worried about miles expiring. Nice to know that HA is following suit. Nice not having to worry about losing miles. Thumbs Up.

  • As someone who is super forgetful, not having expiration dates is a joy to me! the amount of points i’ve let expire throughout my lifetime is embarrassing!

  • Gilberto Souza de Morais says:

    Is Hawaiian airlines a good option to fly through the US? How much do they offer flights to the 48 continental states?

  • Hawaiian airlines is often overlooked as a potential opportunity to leverage their partner networks; knowing that their points don’t expire is very helpful.

  • This policy change is excellent news, especially given Hawaiian Airlines’ network of partners and the numerous ways one can earn miles.

  • Sounds like an excellent decision to me. Bravo Hawaiian Airlines. Sadly, Hawaii is not a destination to which one travels very often, less in this context of a pandemic. That miles do not expire should be the policy of all airlines.

  • And in the past it was possible earn one point each three search on their bar. But this stopped some years ago.

  • I don’t know anything about this program. Thanks.

  • To answer your question, YES!

  • I think I will do this one as I have not been to Hawaii and want to travel there. Thank you.

  • So nice to have this reminder about how to keep HA miles from expiring. I like to use HA miles for interisland flights and try to keep a healthy balance always for that purpose.

  • Thanks for the info!

  • I use a survey site called Opinions Take Flight to earn miles which keeps my Hawaiianmiles active.

  • Wow, great tip, I didn’t realize the MileFinder was still working; thanks!

  • thanks for the info

  • Bertrand Say says:

    Aside from flights, what can you redeem your Hawaiian airline miles for?

    • Car rental, a few hotels, magazines, etc. We don’t recommend redeeming for anything other than flights as the value isn’t great. If you have a few orphaned miles with Hawaiian, the best bet is to transfer them via to a program you will use. The transfer ratios aren’t great, but it’s better than your miles expiring.

  • I’ve just joined the Hawaiian Airlines program due to a large purchase with one of their shopping portal partners. (It didn’t earn points with any other airline). Does transferring points from any one of the flexible points currencies also keep your account active?

  • Thanks for the heads up! Booking a flight to hawaii as we speak!