Two Chances Left to Win a Free Stay at the Andaz Maui!

As a reminder, you have two (or three) chances left to win a free three-night stay at the Andaz Maui at Wailea, which opened about a year ago and is my new favorite hotel on Maui. Just follow @AndazMaui on Twitter using the contest app on the original post to enter. If you've already done … [Read more...]

Review: Andaz Maui at Wailea

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Gary Leff and I agree that the Andaz Maui at Wailea is the best hotel on Maui. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say it may be my new favorite hotel anywhere. I just got back earlier this month after redeeming a Hyatt points + cash award (12,500 points and $150 per night), which I … [Read more...]

Are Cheap Avios Awards to Hawaii a Bait and Switch?

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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)

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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)

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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

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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...]