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Update: As reader Keola posted in the comments, there are two versions of the personal card, made confusing because the Hawaiian Airlines website uses the Bank of Hawaii card art but links to the non-Bank of Hawaii version. The non-Bank of Hawaii personal card can be found at the Barclaycard website or Hawaiian Airlines website. I have not found any reports yet of applicants approved for both personal cards.
Hawaiian Airlines recently moved its credit card relationship from Bank of America to Barclaycard. Not good news for those of us having trouble getting new cards from Barclaycard and also one less Hawaiian Airlines card available to get.
Under Bank of America there were two versions of the personal card, one branded as Bank of America, one branded as Bank of Hawaii (issued by FIA Card Services, part of Bank of America). The business card only came in one flavor, branded as Bank of America. It was quite easy to get all 3, repeatedly. Those have all been discontinued for new applications and are being phased out for existing cardholders.
The new personal and business cards are branded as Bank of Hawaii and issued by Barclaycard. There are no cards directly branded as Barclaycard. Barclaycard is only identified in the fine print.
For reference, here are the links, (updated with all 3 current cards as of August 1, 2014):
- Hawaiian Airlines® World Elite MasterCard®
- Hawaiian Airlines® Bank of Hawaii World Elite MasterCard®
- Hawaiian Airlines® Bank of Hawaii Business MasterCard®
This is a new opportunity to collect sign-up bonuses, though BOA was generous with multiple cards anyway. The downside is existing Hawaiian cardholders are losing their cards and need to try for Barclaycard approvals to continue with the essentially similar benefits of their prior cards.
For those applying for a business card, note that with the old card even putting in an existing HawaiianMiles number did not prevent creation of a separate business HawaiianMiles account that could not be merged with a personal and did not enjoy the miles transfer benefits given to personal cardholders. The new business card advertises this as a benefit, good news if it works:
+ ShareMiles allows you to receive HawaiianMiles from family and friends onlineHawaiian Airlines Business MasterCard cardholders can receive HawaiianMiles from friends and family online at HawaiianAirlines.com. Click here for full Terms and Conditions.
As a Hawaiian Airlines MasterCard Primary Cardmember, you can receive HawaiianMiles from friends and family online at HawaiianAirlines.com.
You must have a current email address on file within your HawaiianMiles account to receive HawaiianMiles transferred with the ShareMiles program.Hawaiian Airlines MasterCard Cardmembers may receive HawaiianMiles transferred from friends and family up to a maximum of ten (10) times per calendar year.The HawaiianMiles transferer must be a current HawaiianMiles account holder and may perform an unlimited amount of transfer transactions using the ShareMiles program.There are no transaction fees for HawaiianMiles transfers, no charges per mile, or no minimum or maximum number of HawaiianMiles transferred for cardmembers.Full terms and conditions for the sharing of HawaiianMiles are available at HawaiianAirlines.com/HawaiianMiles/terms-and-conditions/.
I would like to get the business card to combine my personal and business HawaiianMiles accounts from the old cards but I need to give my Barclayscard apps a long rest after repeatedly failing over the past year.
Disclaimer: I receive compensation for the Barclaycard-branded cards but not the Bank of Hawaii-branded cards.