Hawaiian Airlines Launches Discounts And Perk Special For College Students

Hawaiian Airlines has announced a travel assistance program for college students. The airline is offering discounts and special perks for college students studying at three Hawaiian universities this fall. In addition, the carrier is also matching HawaiianMiles for universities that purchase miles to provide travel support for students and their families.

Hawaiian Airlines is launching a discount for college students. Photo: Getty Images

A travel discount for college students

Hawaiian Airlines is offering a 5% discount on transpacific flights, two complimentary checked bags, and a flexible booking policy on all flights to fly college students to campus.

Theo Panagiotoulias, the senior vice president for global sales and alliances at Hawaiian Airlines, said the following in a news release viewed by Simple Flying:

“We are delighted to welcome onboard local, out-of-state and international students attending Hawai‘i universities so they can arrive refreshed and ready to resume their studies or begin their higher education. We always look forward to bringing students to Hawai‘i at the start of a new semester, and it will be a specially rewarding experience for us this year.”

The deal is available for college students registered for fall classes at Chaminade University, Hawaii Pacific University, and the University of Hawaii. Collectively, the universities anticipate about 8,000 students may benefit from the program. About 6,100 of these students are expected to arrive in Hawaii from the mainland United States and international destinations.

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Students will receive free checked bags, which will help students bring the necessary clothes and supplies to campus. Photo: Tomas Del Coro via Flickr

The discounted tickets and baggage allowances are valid when booking travel at a special portal available through the universities. The booking is valid through December 31st. Students will receive a free change in case of shifting travel plans and international restrictions.

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Matching HawaiianMiles

Universities also assist students when it comes to travel needs. Some of this is done through the use of purchased miles that go toward booking travel– miles can be a good deal for redemptions.

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Students will need to book through their university portal to take advantage of the discount. Photo: Airbus

So, for universities that purchase HawaiianMiles, Hawaiian Airlines is going to match those miles through the end of the year.

Where is Hawaiian flying?

Hawaiian currently flies to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland from its hub in Honolulu. In the next few weeks, the airline will grow its mainland flight schedule. Flights to Boston, Las Vegas, New York City, Phoenix, and San Jose will start from the end of the month.

In August, Hawaiian is will add flights to Long Beach and Oakland, while scheduling additional flights from Los Angeles and San Francisco. Sacramento and San Diego flights are starting in mid-July. These routes will use the airline’s Airbus A330 and A321neos.

Hawaiian Airlines will fly some routes to the US on A321neos. Photo: Airbus

Flights to Tokyo-Haneda, Narita, Osaka, Fukuoka, and Sapporo-Chitose, Seoul, and Tahiti will start on August 15th. Pago Pago, American Samoa, flights will resume on August 5th. The last international flights, from Sydney, Brisbane, and Auckland, are currently scheduled to resume on September 30th. International flights are subject to border restrictions.

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