COVID-19 means that the vast majority of us haven’t been traveling. But, when we’re ready to start again, Hawaiian wants to help by giving away miles. So, be sure to enter the Hawaiian Air #AHuiHou contest.
The lack of travel means more than not being able to take vacations at destinations we know and love. It also means that friends and families spread around the world remain separated. True, technologies such as FaceTime and the like help to bridge the gap. But there’s no replacing in-person visits. So, Hawaiian has launched a contest to give one lucky winner 160,000 HawaiianMiles to help the person reunite with their loved ones when it’s safe to do so again.
Hawaiian Air #AHuiHou Contest
In Hawaii, when we part, we often say “aloha a hui hou,” which translates to “farewell until we meet again.” And, as explained above, Hawaiian Air’s #AHuiHou contest seeks out to fulfill that promise to meet again. Open to all US residents (except where prohibited) the #AHuiHou contest is an Instagram-based contest running from July 13 at 9:00 am HST to July 31 at 11:59 pm HST.
How to Enter
To enter the Hawaiian Air #AHuiHou contest, you’ll need to follow three easy steps:
- Post a photo of you and a friend or family member from a past trip you took together to a public profile on Instagram
- In your caption, include @HawaiianAirlines, #AHuiHou, and #Sweepstakes
- Again, your Instagram profile must be public
What 160,000 HawaiianMiles Will Get You
As you’ll recall, following their addition of Boston, Hawaiian Air made significant changes to their awards chart. So, now, there are not only separate award charts for both East Coast and West Coast awards, but there’s a pseudo-dynamic pricing system in place too now. So, how far 160,000 miles gets you depends greatly on what the award pricing looks like at the time of booking. Of course, booking earlier usually means better pricing, so keep that in mind. At any rate, here are the award pricing ranges are shown for one-way tickets to/from Hawaii:
- Main Cabin West Coast: 20,000 to 90,000
- Hawaiian WE MC Main Cabin West Coast: 17,500 to 85,000
- First Class West Coast: 40,000 or 80,000
- First Class West Coast Upgrade: 25,000 to 50,000
- Main Cabin East Coast: 30,000 to 130,000
- Hawaiian WE MC Main Cabin East Coast: 26,250 to 110,000
- First Class East Coast: 40,000 or 130,000
- First Class Upgrade East Cost: 25,000 to 50,000
- Main Cabin Korea/Japan/Australia/New Zealand: 40,000 to 140,000
- Hawaiian WE MC Korea/Japan/Australia/New Zealand: 35,000 to 122,500
- Business Class Korea/Japan/Australia/New Zealand: 65,000 or 130,000
- Business Upgrade Korea/Japan/Australia/New Zealand: 45,000 or 90,000
- Main Cabin Pago Pago/Papeete: 27,500 to 100,000
- Hawaiian WE MC Pago Pago/Papeete: 24,750 to 90,000
- Business Class Pago Pago/Papeete: 47,500 or 95,000
- Business Upgrade Pago Pago/Papeete: 30,000 or 60,000
- Main Cabin Inter-Island: 7,500 to 20,000
- Hawaiian WE MC Inter-Island: 7,500 to 15,000
- First Class Inter-Island: 15,000 or 30,000
- First Class Upgrade Inter-Island: 7,500 or 15,000
How HawaiianMiles Compare
Clearly, Hawaiian Miles don’t get you far anymore. I mean, if you can snag the base rate, there are some decent values to be had. But, if not, it isn’t worth it. In fact, if you recall my Hawaii Credit Card Award Travel Comparison, your best bet for most award flights is going with Southwest, British Airways, or ANA. The one sweet spot Hawaiian has (and shares with Virgin Atlantic) is on award flights between Hawaii and Pago Pago or Papeete.
Enter the Hawaiian Air #AHuiHou Contest, Final Thoughts
Lately, I haven’t been so hot on HawaiianMiles. The value simply isn’t there these days as they continue to devalue the program. That said, HawaiianMiles, along with Alaska MileagePlan, are the last two programs in the US that aren’t revenue-based – yet. Even still, 160,000 miles is nothing to sneeze at. I’d take that in a heartbeat if offered! At the saver level, that can still get both myself and my wife to the East Coast in first! But, who knows when we’ll be able to travel regularly again.