American Airlines is imposing new restrictions on Advantage award redemptions on Hawaiian Airlines starting September 1, 2015, further devaluing the American Airlines Advantage program. The new restriction on Hawaiian awards states that new reservations on Hawaiian Airlines will no longer be accepted after September 1, 2015 between the continental United States and Hawaii.
Award travel on will still be possible on Hawaiian Airlines for other flights including intra-island service and service from the islands to Asia and the South Pacific. The restrictions that American Airlines is imposing matches those similar to Delta’s limited partnership with Hawaiian and makes traveling to the beautiful beaches of Hawaii more difficult.
Reservations with American Airline Award miles can be made 330 days in advance and new reservations for Hawaiian Airlines flights between the lower 48 and Hawaii will be accepted through August 31, 2015. Starting September 1, 2015, AA Advantage members will be restricted to award travel to Hawaii on AA/US flights and partner Alaska Airlines. Therefore if you are planning a vacation, consider booking sooner than later, as award travel is drying up quickly as AA is further limited award redemptions on partner airlines.
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