Seriously, this will be the last thing I write about why you should get the 2 Hawaiian Airlines credit cards (their cards are NOT affiliate links – I don’t get paid anything for pushing them, I just think there are some amazing benefits, which is why I keep writing about them. Would you prefer I just keep writing about the Chase Sapphire card like, um, every other blogger? No? Good.)
– $79 annual fee
– 35,000 miles after first purchase for EACH card, and you can get both (EDIT: IT’S 20K AFTER FIRST PURCHASE AND 15K AFTER SPENDING $1,000 IN 4 MONTHS)
– you can transfer miles for free between accounts as long as each person has the credit card
– miles can be transferred to Hilton at 1:2 rate, earning you 280,000 HHonors points for you and spouse opening 2 cards each
But I’m writing today to mention that Delta is a redemption partner of Hawaiian Airlines, and some of the required miles are actually less than if you booked using Delta Skymiles (award chart here). For example,
You can use 55,000 Hawaiian miles to fly to Europe in coach on Delta (instead of 60,000 Skymiles). Southern South America is only 50,000 miles (instead of 60,000). Not all redemption rates are favorable (I’m looking at you, 160,000 mile business class award to Asia), but for Europe and South America you’re better off using Hawaiian miles. Plus, the current Skymiles Amex offer is only 30,000 miles after $500 in purchases – If you’re looking for a quick hit for miles that can be used on Delta, the Hawaiian credit cards are a better deal.
OK, that’s it about the Hawaiian cards for a while. Carry on.
Find out more about Hawaiian Airlines credit card and their rewards programs at Creditcardsguidance.com