Hawaiian Airlines will no longer award a minimum of 500 miles for short flights, the airline said in an e-mail to HawaiianMiles members Friday. The removal of the minimum earning for short flights will apply to reservations booked after September 1.
HawaiianMiles members currently earn the actual mileage of a flight–with a minimum of 500 miles if their flights are shorter than that length. All of Hawaiian’s flights within the Hawaiian Islands are shorter than 500 miles. The longest flight is Honolulu to Hilo at 216 miles; the shortest is Kahului to Kona at just 84 miles. Hawaiian also currently awards 2,500 miles for all flights between Hawai’i and the Northern California airports of San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, and Sacramento. Actual flight mileage for each of those flights is actually shorter, ranging from 2,347 miles for the Oakland to Kahului flight to 2,460 miles for the Sacramento to Honolulu segment.
Flights to all other Hawaiian Airlines destinations in Asia, Australia/Oceania, and North America already earn actual mileage and will not change. HawaiianMiles Pualani Gold and Platinum Members, Premier Club Members, and Hawaiian Airlines Visa cardholders will continue to earn a 500 mile minimum on interisland flights, but will earn actual mileage for flights to Northern California.