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Amex is offering a 20% transfer bonus from Membership Rewards to Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles through January 21, 2023. There’s not much aloha in Hawaiian’s award pricing, but the bonus does mean you can get lie-flat business from the mainland for 33,333 MR each way or economy from 16,667 MR each way.
- Get a 20% bonus on all transfers from American Expres Membership Rewards to Hawaian Airlines’ HawaiianMiles program through 1/21/23
- Every time you transfer Membership Rewards into a U.S. airline frequent flyer program, your Linked Card account will be charged an excise tax offset fee of $0.0006 per point (with maximum fee of $99). American Express charges this fee to offset the federal excise tax we must pay when you transfer points. We may offer you the option to use points to pay this fee. You will be able to review these details before completing the transfer.
- Transfers are instant, as is the transfer bonus
- Bonus expires 1/21/23
This Amex bonus seems to come up about once/year, last year it was also 0%. Hawaiian’s award chart leaves much to be desired, but it can be a decent choice for awards to Hawai’i on Hawaiian metal when flying from the East Coast (when lie-flat becomes especially valuable). The transfer bonus makes the cost palatable, especially with the swimming pool-sized stashes of Amex points that some folks have.
That said, it can be extremely difficult to actually find business-class rewards from the East Coast, so only transfer if you have a specific, available, award in mind. Speculative transfers to HawaiianMiles should be avoided.