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Upgrade to First/Business Class

Indulge yourself and experience paradise in the sky! When you upgrade to First / Business Class, you'll relax in generously sized seats with extra legroom, savor award-winning entrees from Chef Chai Chaowasaree, and enjoy unlimited entertainment on your complimentary In-Flight Entertainment tablet. It’s easy to upgrade online or by phone.


Upgrade Your Existing Reservation with Dollars


Interested in upgrading? Perfect, you deserve it!

If you would like to upgrade your existing reservation to First/Business Class, you can change your reservation online.

Within 24 hours before departure, upgradesare available for purchase through web or kiosk check-in.

Confirmed upgrades to First/Business class subject to applicable fare difference. If changing date/flight number, applicable fare difference and change feeapplies.


Upgrade Your Existing Reservations with HawaiianMiles


If you would like to use your hard earned HawaiianMiles for a First/Business class upgrade, contact Hawaiian Airlines Reservations for assistance. The following restriction applies to HawaiianMiles upgrades:

  1. HawaiianMiles upgrades must be completed no later than 26 hours prior to scheduled departure.

Mileage Upgrade Prices

We offer two types of mileage upgrades to First/Business class.

  • First/Business Saver - the lowest mileage First/Business Class flight award we offer
  • First/Business Flex - twice the miles of a First/Business Saver award (offered when First/Business Saver is not available)

All awards are one way flight awards and are based on availability.

Pualani Platinum, Pualani Gold, and Hawaiian Airlines® MasterCard® holders have access to additional discounted flight awards for travel on Hawaiian Airlines. These members may login to view discounts.

One Way Flight Awards First/Business Saver
First/Business Flex
Neighbor Island Upgrade 7,500 15,000
North America - Hawaii Upgrade 25,000 50,000
Samoa/Tahiti - Hawaii Upgrade Business Class* 30,000 60,000
Australia - Hawaii Upgrade Business Class* 45,000 90,000
New Zealand - Hawaii Upgrade Business Class* 45,000 90,000
Japan - Hawaii Upgrade Business Class* 45,000 90,000
Korea - Hawaii Upgrade Business Class* 45,000 90,000
Chine - Hawaii Upgrade Business Class* 45,000 90,000

*Stopovers not permitted. Award levels based on redemption from a single account. U.S. citizens traveling to an international destination must present return ticket at time of check-in.


Day of Departure Upgrades


Are you traveling today and feel like an upgrade? Don’t worry, it’s not too late!

Upgrade your existing reservation to First/Business Class within 24 hours up until the minimum check-in timeprior to departure via Web Check-In / Kiosk Check-In. Please note that an upgrade feewill apply.

Day of Departure upgrades are offered on a space-available basis.

Pualani Platinum and Pualani Gold members enjoy an Upgrade discount (applies to member only) on routes within the State of Hawaii, as well as between Hawaii and North America, applicable to upgrades purchased within the United States (excluding American Samoa). For more information, see tables below.


First/Business Class Upgrade Prices:

Neighbor Islands (First Class)

Year Round
Neighbor Island 50 USD
Pualani Gold 25 USD
Pualani Platinum Free


North America (First Class)

Upgrade Price Range
Nonstop flights between N.America and HNL/OGG/LIH/KOA
* excluding HNL-JFK
From 350 USD to 425 USD
Discounted Rate for Pualani Gold From 275 USD to 350 USD
Discounted Rate for Pualani Platinum From 225 USD to 300 USD
Flights between *HNL-JFK From 650 USD to 800 USD
Discounted Rate for Pualani Gold From 575 USD to 725 USD
Discounted Rate of Pualani Platinum From 525 USD to 675 USD


International (Business Class)


Australia

Upgrade Price Range
Australia to USA
AUSTRALIA to HNL From 550 AUD to 700 AUD
AUSTRALIA to Neighbor Island From 600 AUD to 750 AUD
AUSTRALIA to N.America
*excluding JFK
From 899 AUD to 1,099 AUD
AUSTRALIA to JFK From 999 AUD to 1,500 AUD
USA to Australia
HNL to AUSTRALIA From 585 USD to 735 USD
Neighbor Island to AUSTRALIA From 635 USD to 785 USD
N.America to AUSTRALIA *excluding JFK From 934 USD to 1,134 USD
JFK to AUSTRALIA From 1,235 USD to 1,535 USD


China

Upgrade Price Range
China to USA
CHINA to HNL From 4,500 CNY to 6,000 CNY
CHINA to Neighbor Island From 4,800 CNY to 6,300 CNY
CHINA to N. America *excluding JFK From 6,700 CNY to 8,500 CNY
CHINA to JFK From 8,500 CNY to 11,000 CNY
USA to China
HNL to CHINA From 700 USD to 1,000 USD
Neighbor Island to CHINA From 750 USD to 1,050 USD
N.America to CHINA *excluding JFK From 1,049 USD to 1,399 USD
JFK to CHINA From 1,350 USD to 1,800 USD


Japan

Upgrade Price Range
Japan to USA
JAPAN to HNL From 40,000 JPY to 55,000 JPY
JAPAN to Neighbor Island From 44,500 JPY to 59,500 JPY
JAPAN to N.America *excluding JFK From 70,000 JPY to 90,000 JPY
JAPAN to JFK From 95,000 JPY to 120,000 JPY
USA to Japan
HNL to JAPAN From 495 USD to 650 USD
Neighbor Island to JAPAN From 545 USD to 700 USD
N.America to JAPAN *excluding JFK From 844 USD to 1,049 USD
JFK to JAPAN From 1,145 USD to 1,450 USD


Korea

Upgrade Price Range
Korea to USA
INCHEON to HNL From 575,000 KRW to 750,000 KRW
INCHEON to Neighbor Island From 635,000 KRW to 810,000 KRW
INCHEON to N.America *excluding JFK From 975,000 KRW to 1,200,000 KRW
INCHEON to JFK From 1,325,000 KRW to 1,650,000 KRW
USA to Korea
HNL to INCHEON From 495 USD to 650 USD
Neighbor Island to INCHEON From 545 USD to 700 USD
N.America to INCHEON *excluding JFK From 844 USD to 1,049 USD
JFK to INCHEON From 1,145 USD to 1,450 USD


New Zealand

Upgrade Price Range
Auckland to USA
AUCKLAND to HNL From 700 NZD to 900 NZD
AUCKLAND to Neighbor Island From 770 NZD to 970 NZD
AUCKLAND to N.America *excluding JFK From 1,150 NZD to 1,400 NZD
AUCKLAND to JFK From 1,550 NZD to 1,900 NZD
USA to Auckland
HNL to AUCKLAND From 585 USD to 735 USD
Neighbor Island to AUCKLAND From 635 USD to 785 USD
N.America to AUCKLAND *excluding JFK From 934 USD to 1,134 USD
JFK to AUCKLAND From 1,235 USD to 1,535 USD


Pago Pago/Papeete

Upgrade Price Range
Between HNL and Pago Pago/Papeete
Nonstop flights between HNL and PPG/PPT
From 349 USD to 399 USD
Between Neighbor Island/N.America and Pago Pago/Papeete
Flights between Neighbor Island and PPG/PPT From 399 USD to 449 USD
Flights between N.America and PPG/PPT *excluding JFK From 699 USD to 824 USD
Flights between JFK and PPG/PPT From 999 USD to 1199 USD


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