Exactly How Many Miles Does It Take To Redeem for Hawaii??
A friend and I are getting into a heated debate over this topic. He keeps telling me it only takes 30,000 miles to redeem for a Hawaii award. I tell him to look at AA's website. It clearly states 35,000 miles. Now, keep in mind, we are both regular AAdvantage members.
He told me just a few weeks ago he was able to get a Hawaii award ticket for 30,000 miles. Sure enough, he showed me his proof.
My question is this. Since he didn't know how he got the frequent flyer ticket for less miles, I'm turning to all of you. Is there a secret that I should know about? How was he able to get a ticket for less??
I'm feeling left out.
It was for January and February travel, and I believe it expired at the end of February. AA runs these specials pretty much every year, but for a limited time, and usually during the slow Hawai'i season. There's almost always a promo going Sept.-to mid-November. I don't recall a time when such a promo was available during the summer or around Spring break or year end holidays, as those are the busiest times for travel to the Islands.
Also - - don't forget until June __, (for travel up to 11 mos. in the future)you can book a "double" award, 2 in First Class for 100k miles. Another thing to watch is the awards which are discounted 5,000 miles to holders of Gold or Platinum Citibank cards. The list of destinations changes quarterly, and is posted on citibank.com about 6 wks. before the beginning of each quarter.
Thanks all for your wonderful input.. I guess I won't be able to qualify for any of the things listed above, because I'm just a regular AAdvantage member. I also don't hold a Citibank card. (I'm trying to steer away from credit cards).
Programs: AA 2 MM LIfetime Platinum, SPG Gold, Hilton Gold, BA
After 9/11, AA was running several reduced mileage awards and I think Hawaii was among them. I don't think it comes up much with the discount from having an AAdvantage World MC. They also ran some pretty cheap tickets to Hawaii. You can always CALL customer service and ask them what promos there might be.
Yes, an award ticket to Hawaii is 35,000 miles unless you are doing inter Island travel that is an extra 5,000 miles. So, then you would be using the P35U and HA5A for a ticket like that.. I hope this helps out. Some, people think that the inter Island travel is inclueded and it is not.
Now, there is one that has an 8 day inter Island pass with it. But, there is only one.
But, it is more miles.
Your friendly American Airlines agent.
[This message has been edited by AdvantageReservationAgent (edited 03-16-2002).]
Thank you, AdvantageReservationAgent, for confirming this. I have a few more questions I hope you don't mind answering.
How often do you update "Discounted Mileage Awards"? We currently have some frequent flyer seatings on hold (for Hawaii). If an offer for the discounted mileage award for Hawaii becomes available, would we be allowed to use the discounted mileage award instead of the full mileage?
What about if you already have some confirmed frequent flyer seatings and a discounted mileage award becomes available for that specific time period and destination. Will American Airlines reimburse you the difference in your AAdvantage miles? How would this situation be handled?