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  1. Rapid Travel Chai
    Rapid Travel Chai at |

    I have been waiting for this news, had been hoping for cheap redemptions with HawaiianMiles on JetBlue’s Central America routes, but at the typical prices for those tickets, this is not likely to be of much use to me. The 1:2 transfer to Hilton option seems like conceding defeat, but I may end up liquidating my HawaiianMiles that way.

  2. Angelina A
    Angelina A at |

    Thanks for this handy post, Seth. I think I’ll go with the 4900 AA miles this time around.

  3. Chris L.
    Chris L. at |

    What has always intrigued me about the Hawaiian partner chart is the Virgin Atlantic reward – 140K miles in Upper Class from the U.S. to anywhere Virgin flies. Great way to do a combo London/Australia or London/Capetown trip. Much more valuable to me than 280K HHonors points. I have never seen anyone report on doing it on Flyertalk though.

  4. Chris L.
    Chris L. at |

    Seth – good point. I had assumed you could do a stopover in London before traveling on, but it doesn’t mention stopovers in the program T&C’s. And again, I haven’t seen any talk of this redemption on FT so I don’t know if they’d allow a stopover or not. No open jaw for sure – partner flights have to be RT.

  5. Eugene
    Eugene at |

    Not familiar with JetBlue program but why do you say those points are more valuable than AA miles? Or do you mean specifically to you? I personally love using AA miles for premium one world awards so just curious.

  6. Karen
    Karen at |

    I have 100,000 TrueBlue points.. I was hoping I could transfer them to Hawaiian Air miles. I am confused, can I do this? Thanks.

  7. JCK75
    JCK75 at |


    My understanding is that you will, in the future, be able to redeem your TB points for an Hawaiian flight, but that the redemption rates have yet to be announced.

    I note that you cannot book BOS-HNL on the JetBlue website using TB points as of now.

    I haven’t heard anything about transferring the points to from TB to Hawaiian.

  8. Karen
    Karen at |

    Thanks Seth and JCK75…
    Sorry if I am sounding dumb with this stuff. So at some point if I want to take the one nonstop on Hawaiian airlines from JFK to HNL I will be able to use my jetblue points to do that… OR.. will I only be able to use my jetblue points on the their segment from JFK to LAX? Am I making any sense? Thanks.

  9. JCK75
    JCK75 at |

    You can use JetBlue points on the JFK-HNL nonstop flight.

    Right now, the JetBlue website says that you need to call the JetBlue 800 number to do so. No one seems to know how many points are required for that flight.

  10. Karen
    Karen at |

    Hi.. thanks for getting back to me.. That is great news for me about the points and I guess I will just wait and see how many points it will take. I am not going until next year anyway. Thanks again.

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  12. Freddy Flier
    Freddy Flier at |

    I just spoke with JetBlue about using TrueBlue points on a flight to Hawaii. The redemption exchange rate is approximately the same as it is for regular JetBlue flights. The site I link below compares a variety of dollar/point values and calculates that a TrueBlue point is worth around 1.2 cents on average. The flight to Honolulu that I was pricing was around $610, so the rewards price JetBlue quoted me — 54000 points — is as expected, around 1.1 cents per point.