35,000 Hawaiian Miles Barclays Credit Card & 50% off Hawaii flights


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The Bank of Hawaii used to issue the Hawaiian Airlines credit card with a sign-up bonus of 35,000 miles. I have made use of that offer last year.

Now Barclays has taken over and offers a 35,000 miles Hawaiian Airlines card again.

Note that the annual fees is not waived.

This new offer also comes with a companion ticket on Hawaiian Airlines between North America and Hawaii.

Companion Discount Benefit: Signing Individual is eligible to earn a one-time 50% off discount toward one published roundtrip coach fare for a companion upon new account approval. Discounts are valid only for coach fare for named HawaiianMiles member for roundtrip travel between North America and Hawaii booked directly through the Signing Individual's HawaiianMiles account using their Hawaiian Airlines Business MasterCard and completed no later than 13 months after issuance of card. Ticketing by E ticket only. Discount not applied to taxes, fees, and surcharges. Additional cost of $3.80 USD ZP tax per segment applied to each ticket purchase, a $2.50 USD per enplanement September 11th Security Fee (not to exceed $10 USD) and PFC surcharge of $3-$4.50 USD where applicable will be applied to each ticket purchase. Offer not valid on Neighbor Island flights, multi-city reservations, code share flights with Hawaiian codeshare airlines, First Class or Extra Comfort fares, or open tickets. Discount cannot be applied to tickets already purchased. eCertificate offer can only be redeemed through HawaiianMiles' member's account on HawaiianAirlines.com. eCertificates are not transferable, have no cash value, and will not be replaced if lost or stolen. eCertificate may not be combined with, applied to, or used in conjunction with any other discount, promotional offer or tour package. Flights booked in H and K class of service may not qualify for other airline frequent flyer miles. Standard HA eCertificate Terms and Conditions apply. See HawaiianAirlines.com for complete terms.

Now my Hawaiian Airlines account got 2,000 miles credited as annual bonus for the BoFa card and the companion ticket certificate became available as well today (though I can't remember that as a benefit of this card previously).

The 50% discount is actually pretty useful. HA does not use high fuel surcharges so the ticket price is actually being reduced.

For the example below the ticket price is $266.90 + $198.92. This is a normal price for SFO-HNL. The 50% discount would reduce the fare portion of the second ticket from $465.82 to $232.91 + fees.

It's not as good as the BoFa Credit Card Alaska Airlines companion ticket but then again Hawaii has a different route network than Alaska.