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Understanding HawaiianMiles Expiration: Keep Your Travel Dreams Alive!


Hawaiian Airlines, a gem of the Pacific, offers its frequent flyers a loyalty program called HawaiianMiles. As with all good things, these miles come with an expiration date. But how exactly does the expiry work, and what can you do to prevent losing your hard-earned miles? Let’s delve into the details.

The Expiry Rule: When Do HawaiianMiles Expire?

Unlike some loyalty programs where activity can extend the life of your points indefinitely, HawaiianMiles has a straightforward expiration policy. As of my last update in September 2021:

  • HawaiianMiles expire 18 months from the date of the last activity. This means that any earning or redeeming of miles resets the clock. For clarity, if you earned or redeemed miles on January 1, 2020, they would expire on July 1, 2021, unless there’s further activity.

More detailed information on the expiration can be found on Hawaiian Airlines’ official website.

How to Keep Your Miles Active:

  1. Fly with Hawaiian Airlines: Each time you fly with Hawaiian and credit the miles to your account, you reset the 18-month expiration counter. Book a flight on Hawaiian Airlines.
  2. Shop with Partners: Hawaiian Airlines has a host of partners – from hotels to shopping. Make a purchase, and you’ll keep your miles from expiring.
  3. Hawaiian Airlines Credit Card: If you own the Hawaiian Airlines World Elite Mastercard, using it for purchases can help maintain your mile’s activity.
  4. Buy Miles: In a pinch, you can purchase miles to reset the expiration date.
  5. Transfer Miles: Share the Aloha! Transfer miles to another HawaiianMiles member, and in the process, reset your expiration date. More details about transferring can be found here.


Losing out on HawaiianMiles can feel disheartening, especially when dreaming of a tropical vacation or an adventure across the Pacific. By understanding the expiration policy and taking steps to keep your miles active, you ensure those travel dreams stay within reach. Remember to periodically check the HawaiianMiles terms and conditions to stay updated with any changes to the program.

Celester Thomas

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