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The Hawaiian Airlines® World Elite Mastercard® is a beautifully designed travel rewards card issued by Barclaycard. With it, you’ll earn 3 miles for every $1 spent on eligible flights purchased directly from Hawaiian Airlines and 1 mile for every $1 spent on all other purchases. Generous bonuses on miles are offered throughout the year.
To make traveling easier and more convenient, you’ll get benefits like discounted award travel, a $100 companion discount, World Elite Mastercard benefits, and more awesome perks.
Frequent travelers of Hawaiian Airlines will get the most out of this card. I’ll get into more details about how to get the most out of your card in the Bottom Line section of this post. If you’re interested in that immediately click here, otherwise, read on below.
|Participating Partners||Miles Earned Per $1 Spent|
|PointsHound||Up to 15 miles|
|Discover Hawaii Tours||10 miles|
|FTD.com, Inc||10 miles|
|2020 Auto Detailing||8 miles|
|Massage Maui||6 miles|
|Ocean Sports||6 miles|
|Lobster Gram||5 miles|
Anxious to soak up some sun? See how this credit card can help you pay for your next tropical adventure.
Gold status is awarded for earning 20,000 miles or traveling 30 segments in a year (a segment is a non-stop point-to-point flight). It includes the same benefits you’ll get with this card, as well as:
Platinum status is awarded for earning 40,000 miles or traveling 60 segments in a year. It includes the same benefits as Gold status, as well as:
You can check out more details of the Pualani Members Club and membership levels.
This card comes with World Elite Mastercard and Barclaycard benefits. Benefits are features that make shopping, travel, or other aspects of life easier and more secure.
Aside from what’s listed above, Hawaiian Airlines does not list any other benefits on their website, nor will they give them over the phone. You will be provided with a list of what’s available to you if/when you are approved for your card.
Learn more about the kinds of benefits you’ll get as a World Elite Mastercard cardholder.
|Annual Fee||Regular APR||Regular Balance Transfer APR||Cash Advance APR||Foreign Transaction Fee|
|$0 intro annual fee first year, then $99||18.24%, 22.24% or 27.24% variable Variable||18.24%, 22.24% or 27.24% variable Variable||27.49% Variable||0% of each transaction in U.S. dollars|
|Penalty APR||Late Fee||Returned Payment Fee|
|See Terms||Up to $39 (the amount of the fee varies by state)||Up to $37|
If you frequently fly on Hawaiian Airlines the Hawaiian Airlines World Elite MasterCard can end up saving you a lot of money traveling to and from the Hawaiian Islands.
How many miles do you need earn to get your money’s worth? It takes 40,000 – 60,000 miles to fly round-trip from New York City or Los Angeles to Honolulu, which normally costs $800 – $900.
To earn this many miles you could:
You end up spending just $2,000 to earn an $800 – $900 round trip ticket to Hawaii from New York or Los Angeles. That’s a pretty awesome deal considering you also get discounted companion tickets, free checked bags, and many other benefits.
You could also use the 60,000 miles to fly from island to island while you’re in Hawaii. Right now it only costs 7,500 miles for a one way flight from Lihue, Kauai to Honolulu, Oahu.
And while you’re in Hawaii you can earn up to 10 miles for every $1 spent with the participating partners listed in the benefits section of this post. Planning on going on a tour? Book your tour with Discover Hawaii Tours and get 10 miles per $1. Need a massage? Go to Massage Maui and get 6 miles per $1.
You can redeem your miles on the Hawaiian Airlines website »
If you want to get the most out of this card you’ll definitely want to join the Pualani Members Club. As a member, you’ll earn more points and have more travel options available to you than you would with this card alone. With Gold status, you’ll get a 50% bonus on frequent flyer miles, your second checked bag for free, priority boarding, and other great perks.
And if you earn the 40,000 points necessary for Platinum status the benefits you get are even better. You’ll get a 100% bonus on frequent flyer miles, your first 3 bags checked for free, priority boarding, and more great perks.
Hawaiian Airlines also offers a business card, the Hawaiian Airlines® Business Mastercard®, which offers similar rewards and free employee cards.
If you’re looking for another travel card for flying to places outside of Hawaii, check out our picks for The Best Airline Credit Cards.
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