As of the first of this year, when you use your miles to redeem for a one-year Premier Club membership, you will now have to redeem 40,000 miles instead of 35,000 miles. However, if you are renewing your membership, the redemption will be 35,000 miles. The Premier Club not only offers airport lounge access, but also priority reservations, express check-in, a Premier Club security line at Honolulu airport, priority boarding and up to two pieces of checked luggage. Two complimentary in-flight drinks for members ended in 2012. If you prefer to pay for a membership, the new cost is $299 (up from $249) as a new member or $249 as a renewing member.