Are Cheap Avios Awards to Hawaii a Bait and Switch?

Alaska Awards

You guys know I love to play up the Best Coast, and one benefit of living here is convenient access to Hawaii. It's just a five-hour non-stop flight with a time change that works in our favor. It's even tolerable in economy class. And because British Airways Avios partners with Alaska … [Read more...]

Review: Alaska Airlines First Class to Hawaii (SEA-OGG)


On our way to Hawaii last year, Megan and I booked a revenue fare on Alaska Airlines and an award ticket on Hawaiian Airlines for the return. I was kind of excited to try them both as all of my previous trips to Hawaii had been on United or American. (Except for a charter flight when I was … [Read more...]

Review: Hyatt Regency Waikiki (Pre-/Post-Renovations)


Last month I took a long-ish trip between Honolulu and San Juan, in part to try out the new service on American Airlines’ A321T between Los Angeles and New York-JFK and also to help me satisfy a trial for my new AAdvantage Executive Platinum status. Rather than make an immediate turn I … [Read more...]

New Hawaiian Airlines Credit Cards Announced

Hawaiian Airlines business card

I shared the news late last year that Hawaiian Airlines -- and their new partner, Barclays -- were getting ready to re-launch the Hawaiian Airlines credit card in 2014. I was thinking sometime mid-year, but one of Million Miles Secrets' readers shared the news yesterday. Normally I … [Read more...]

Pool Time at the Andaz Maui

Andaz Pools

Thanks to Bruce for sending in this photo of the three-level infinity pools at the new Andaz Maui. I was there during the final stages of construction in July, right after they filled them for the first time, but there was still quite a lot of work to do! (Read my review.) Hopefully Megan … [Read more...]

The Winner of a Free Stay at Andaz Maui Is…

Andaz Maui Winner

Congratulations to Grant! The twin forces of and PromoSimple have spoken, and Grant will be heading to this fantastic, new resort on the coast of Wailea. Of course, he has to get himself there (as low as 25,000 Avios!) but having a free hotel stay once he arrives takes out one … [Read more...]