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Lots of transfer bonuses today! Earlier I wrote about a Capital One transfer bonus to Avianca LifeMiles.

Now, Greg at Frequent Miler is has noticed a transfer bonus to Hawaiian Airlines from American Express Membership Rewards.

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A few things to note:

  • Hawaiian’s award chart isn’t super compelling in most cases, but you could conceivably snag an award from NY to Honolulu non stop for just 40,000 miles in First Class. That’s a great deal and even better for 32,000 Amex points!
  • You could book intra-island for 7,500 Hawaiian miles which can include a stop (i.e. Kauai to Maui via HNL since there’s no non-stops). That’s 6,000 Amex points.
  • As a domestic airline you DO have to pay the Membership Rewards excise fee offset surcharge. It’s going to set you back $0.60 per 1,000 miles transferred, capped at $99 per transaction.
  • If you aren’t going to Hawaii and see a flight that works, I wouldn’t transfer “just in case” as they are of limited utility otherwise.
American Express Rose Gold Card
Get 60,000 Bonus Membership Rewards points after spending $4,000 on purchases within the first 6 months on an American Express® Gold Card or Rose Gold Card. Earn 4X points on dining and U.S. supermarkets (up to $25,000 annually, then 1X) plus get $10 monthly dining statement credits and $10 in monthly Uber Cash. Terms apply. Get This Offer

HT: Frequent Miler


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I got "in the game" in 2003 and since then I've collected literally millions and millions of frequent flyer miles and hotel points. I've flown around the world in first class seats that would cost $29,000 using frequent flyer miles and a few bucks in tax. And I've stayed in some of the finest hotels - all for free! A few years ago I realized many of my friends actually thought I was paying for these!! So I started sharing my tips. It's long been a passion, but when I hosted a session on Miles and Points at this year's South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.


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