Giveaway: $50 Hawaiian Air or $50 Hyatt Gift Cert! At 100 entries, I’ll give away both!

So here’s the deal. I’m giving away a $50 Hawaiian Airlines OR a $50 Hyatt Gift Certificate. And if I get 100 entries — which shouldn’t be hard because I’m giving stuff away for free — I’ll give the winner BOTH prizes.

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If you haven’t already, please follow us on Facebook or Twitter. And if you think the information on this site is valuable, no hog cheese and please share Points and Miles Beyond Hawaii with your people. Because they probably would like to travel for free, too.

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Trip Report: Honolulu to Hilo via Hawaiian Airlines

Not much to report here. The other week, T, the boys, and I traveled between Honolulu (HNL) to Hilo (ITO) via Hawaiian Airlines. The flight only takes about 50 minutes, so there’s only enough time for one limited beverage service. We did get the Coach Extra Comfort Seating to accommodate sitting with children, but we could have easily gotten by in regular coach. Note for families traveling with children under 2: there are certain rows where lap-riding children are prohibited from sitting; we tried to get all three seats in the first row of Extra Comfort but were denied and had to sit one row apart. No big deal, but it’s not always easy to tell from the Internet seating charts which rows you can sit in.

Along with a few inches of legroom, on inter island flights, Coach Extra Comfort seats also come with Priority Security Line (TSA Pre-Check) and Priority Boarding privileges. Not terrible for $10 one way (not upgradeable with HawaiianMiles). Mainland and International flights have different charges. Pualani members may receive complimentary upgrades to Extra Comfort based upon availability and level of status. Another traveling-with-children note: if you are going through with a stroller, you will not always be allowed to go through TSA Pre-Check, and will have to x-ray the stroller. Check your boarding pass to see if you have been granted Pre-Check access.

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Announcing Our 2nd Giveaway Winner!

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Quick Picks: Earn Extra HawaiianMiles for Shopping and Eating!

International Market Place, Waikiki, February 11 and 12, 2017 — spend a combined total of $100 or more at any International Market Place retailer or restaurant and get 5x HawaiianMiles for every $1 spent. Redeem your same-day receipts at the Customer Service Desk on Level 1 near Saks Fifth Avenue. Must be 18 years of age or older. See International Market Place’s event on Facebook. Continue reading “Quick Picks: Earn Extra HawaiianMiles for Shopping and Eating!”

Tips, Tricks & Tactics: Travel Hacking an Interisland Flight on Hawaiian Airlines

T and I and the two kids had to go to Hilo for the day for a family commitment. Trip report to follow (maybe), but most of you guys have been interisland and know the drill.

Prices were a little over $100 each way in coach, so for 3 round trips (and one lap-riding kid) we’re talking $600+. So, obviously, we started looking into points and miles options. Continue reading “Tips, Tricks & Tactics: Travel Hacking an Interisland Flight on Hawaiian Airlines”