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Hawaiian Airlines World Elite Mastercard: Escape to Paradise

Dec. 5, 2018
Airline Credit Cards, Credit Cards, Travel Credit Cards
Hawaiian Airlines World Elite Mastercard: Escape to Paradise
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With average temperatures of around 80 degrees year-round, it’s a safe bet that Hawaii’s weather is nicer than wherever you are right now — but it can be an expensive trip to take. If you’re set on traveling to the Aloha State, The Hawaiian Airlines® World Elite MasterCard® can help you get there for less.

The card offers a rich sign-up bonus: Earn 50,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 in the first 90 days you have the card. That’s enough to get a free round-trip flight from the mainland U.S. The card also earns:

  • 3 miles per dollar spent on Hawaiian Airline purchases.
  • 2 miles per dollar spent on gas, dining and grocery stores.
  • 1 mile per dollar on all other purchases.

The card comes with travel-friendly benefits, like a free checked bag and 50% off round-trip coach airfare for a companion in the first 13 months of card membership. If you plan to use this card for the long term, you’ll also get a $100 discount on a companion ticket each year once you reach your first anniversary. The Hawaiian Airlines® World Elite MasterCard® comes with a $99 annual fee.

If surf lessons and snorkeling are in your future and you live near an airport that Hawaiian Airlines serves, The Hawaiian Airlines® World Elite MasterCard® could help you save on airfare — and you can also redeem miles for hotel stays, rental cars, gift certificates, merchandise and on partner airlines like JetBlue.

Also consider: Not totally sold on a Hawaiian vacation? The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, a more general travel card, may be a better fit: Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. You’ll also earn 2 Chase Ultimate Rewards® points per dollar spent on travel and restaurants and 1 point per dollar on all other purchases. The annual fee is $0 for the first year, then $95.

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Information about The Hawaiian Airlines® World Elite MasterCard® has been independently collected by NerdWallet and was not supplied or reviewed by the issuer of this card. 

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