Who doesn’t want to go to Hawaii? It only makes sense that Hawaii would have its own airline to accommodate the demand, and make it easier to make the travel arrangements by having their own Hawaiian Airlines credit card.
1. They have a $100 companion discount.
It only makes sense that if you’re going to Hawaii you will want to have a companion come along with you. Having the Hawaiian Airlines card you get a $100 discount off one coach ticket, roundtrip. This available once every year, on your Hawaiian Airlines card anniversary date, making it easy to plan your next Hawaiian vacation.
2. To start you off there is even a better companion discount.
When you are accepted for the Hawaiian airlines card you have up to 13 months to get a one-time 50% discount on a round trip ticket from the mainland United States to Hawaii for your companion. You will have to wait for 5 days after opening your account to schedule the flight, so give them some time to make sure everything is set up on your new account. Other than that, you’re good to go.
3. Discounted award travel for select customers.
If you are a Hawaiian Airlines Bank of Hawaii World Elite MasterCard holder, you can use your Hawaiian Airlines card to get a discount award when flying Hawaiian Airlines. You make the connection, then go to your online Hawaiian Airlines account at HawaiianAirlines.com to use the rewards. Anyone who flies even a few times a year knows how awards points can add up and save you significant money, or allow you to move up to First Class for a special vacation.
4. Your first bag is checked for free.
If you haven’t noticed, some airlines are starting to charge for your first checked bag. To get this benefit you need to use your Hawaiian Airlines card to pay for the ticket, and the benefit does not apply to international flights. You want to check their website to determine the exact value of this benefit.
5. No foreign transaction fees.
Though this may sound like a benefit you would get on a standard credit card, Hawaiian Airlines includes it because they fly to a number of other countries, such as China, Indonesia, Guam, and Malaysia. Any purchases you make regarding travel in these foreign destinations will be free of any foreign transaction fees.
6. Share miles with family and friends.
Though you may not be able to use all of your accumulated benefit miles during the year, you can give them to a friend or family member as many as 10 times each year without incurring a fee. Their ShareMiles program works both ways – you can give them to a Hawaiian Airlines card holder or you can get them. All that’s needed is their email address and they will take care of the rest.
7. Earn your way to an Elite card member status.
There is an Elite level of Hawaiian Airlines card you can strive to attain – the Pualani card. There are two levels, the Gold and the Platinum, but if you think you have to spend a lot of money or do a lot of flying to move up, think again. Basically, 2 trips from New York to Hawaii during a calendar year (January 1 to December 31) will get you in, while only 4 trips from LAX to Oahu will move you to Gold status. You will get an in-flight purchase credit of $10 per day up to a maximum of $100 between anniversary dates. With the credit you can buy drinks and eats during your flight.
8. Additional MasterCard brand benefits come with the card.
For example, you can get unlimited 2 day shipping when using ShopRunner along with the special travel offers made only available to MasterCard holders.
9. Earn a triple bonus on your Hawaiian Miles account.
Hawaiian Miles is the rewards program for users of the Hawaiian Airlines credit card. Virtually anything you buy directly from Hawaiian Airlines will earn you 3x points. They not only have rewards for airline tickets, but for vacation packages, gift cards, and you can also purchase miles to send your reward points up to the sky!
10. Double your Hawaiian Miles points when shopping at select stores.
For the non-travel purchases such as gas, food, and going out to dinner, Hawaiian Miles can be earned at 2x the normal reward when choosing the right places to shop. The ratio is 2 points for every $1 spent. All of the stores are located in Hawaii, so when you arrive there be sure to check out the list of marketplaces where the card is honored. All other purchases made with the card earn the standard 1 point for every $1 spent.
Written by Garrett Parker
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