HA Pualani Platinum 75K Status?

Old Jun 27, 18, 6:12 pm
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HA Pualani Platinum 75K Status?

Just got an email (June HA Miles statement) that said:
"You need 9 flight segments or (22,326) elite-qualifying miles to qualify for Pualani Platinum 75K status for 2019."

I know Platinum members earn 6 additional SWU certificates once you earn 75K+ elite-qualifying miles, but didn't realize it was a formal status level.

Are there any other benefits to Pualani 75K status level?
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Old Jun 28, 18, 1:34 am
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I believe that's the only benefit for Pualani Platinum 75K, other than the possibility of getting more priority over normal Platinum members with invitations for Hawaiian Airlines events.
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Old Jun 28, 18, 10:24 am
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What is mildly interesting about that is that there’s a segment-based qualifying standard. That’s not on the website (or it’s well hidden).
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Old Jun 28, 18, 4:10 pm
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Yeah, surprised that there's no segment requirement listed anywhere on the website for Platinum 75K. I'm going to guess about 100 segments based on the requirements of normal Platinum. Although to be fair, Pualani Platinum 75K is really just a little footnote on the website itself so its not like their trying to advertise it.
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Old Jun 28, 18, 6:07 pm
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Originally Posted by HALOGG View Post
Yeah, surprised that there's no segment requirement listed anywhere on the website for Platinum 75K. I'm going to guess about 100 segments based on the requirements of normal Platinum. Although to be fair, Pualani Platinum 75K is really just a little footnote on the website itself so its not like their trying to advertise it.
Right, because it's not like they would want their elite program to provide incentives for people to fly them more often.

Kidding aside, I really cannot understand HA's strategy for the elite program. Most of the meaningful benefits are for interisland travel, where it's not like we can choose to fly someone else, while status benefits are laughably uncompetitive on the routes on which they have competition. It's their airline and they get to decide when to be nice to us and when not to, but the incoherence is just aesthetically offensive.
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