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Hawaiian Airline Visa

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If I would like to go to Maui every other year, is this a good card to get?
Is it better to get a venture one card that pays two miles per $?
I have a US air card and this is the airline I use the most but I am not tied to it.I could fly other airlines and US Air has black out dates which I guess Hawaiian Airlines does not have?
Should I get this card?:ponder:
Thanks:)
 

RICHARD50

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Ha Visa

I've had a HA Visa for year's. I fly to Hawaii about 12 times a year. Right now they are offering 35,000 bonus points for signing up for the HA Visa. HA is very good with letting you use your points to get free tickets. You also get and e-certificate for 25% off for you and a companion. I get a HA Visa and keep it for about 8 or 9 months. Cancel it and get a new one a couple of months later. If you are just going every other year, you shouldn't have any problem getting free flights. Hope this helps.
 

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We have had HA cards for years. The number one thing that I like about their program is that you can transfer miles between fliers. When we were flying with our kids it allowed me to transfer their miles into my account. Otherwise it's not a great card. It's just an ok card.
 

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I have applied for the HA visa card to get the bonus miles.
I think it will help me since like you guys have said I have heard that they are pretty good with letting you use your miles and not giving you a hassle for a free ticket.
I also will be transferring my miles form my amex to HA also to build up points.
Thanks for the suggestions.:)
 

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Are there any catches?

Take a look at the Alaska Airlines card. It just won an award for best frequent flyer program.

They have a $99 companion ticket every ear.

https://www.applyonlinenow.com/USCC...:mileagePlan&mboxSession=1323030826605-311210

I am thinking of getting the Alaska Visa card so that I can get the $99 companion ticket. I live in San Diego (SAN) and want to fly to Maui (OGG) every other year on their non-stop. I think that right now that Alaska might be the only non-stop.

I looked into the Platinum Interval International companion program and the price on the regular fare seemed to be jacked up to the point that the companion fare wasn't that good of a bargain.

I'm wondering the same thing about the Alaska $99 companion fare. Do they jack up the regular fare price and/or are there block-outs in terms of calendar periods or non-stop vs: regular flights??

I read their on-line info and it was pretty general and didn't cover those questions.

I would appreciate any first-hand info that people may be able to offer.

:hi:
 

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I am thinking of getting the Alaska Visa card so that I can get the $99 companion ticket. I live in San Diego (SAN) and want to fly to Maui (OGG) every other year on their non-stop. I think that right now that Alaska might be the only non-stop.

I looked into the Platinum Interval International companion program and the price on the regular fare seemed to be jacked up to the point that the companion fare wasn't that good of a bargain.

I'm wondering the same thing about the Alaska $99 companion fare. Do they jack up the regular fare price and/or are there block-outs in terms of calendar periods or non-stop vs: regular flights??

I read their on-line info and it was pretty general and didn't cover those questions.

I would appreciate any first-hand info that people may be able to offer.

:hi:

My wife & I have 4 Alaska Airline credit cards between the 2 of us. We get 4 companion flights every year.
No, they do not jack up the prices. You get the best price for the first ticket, and $99 for the second.
No, there are no block out dates for the companion flights, in fact, no restrictions whatsoever.
We've flown to Hawaii probably 6 times with the companion flight, in fact just got back on Saturday.

When doing my research, I found this was the best rewards card by far. You do have to pay $75 annual fee for the card though. Still, well worth it.
pacman
 

kenie

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My wife & I have 4 Alaska Airline credit cards between the 2 of us. We get 4 companion flights every year.
No, they do not jack up the prices. You get the best price for the first ticket, and $99 for the second.
No, there are no block out dates for the companion flights, in fact, no restrictions whatsoever.
We've flown to Hawaii probably 6 times with the companion flight, in fact just got back on Saturday.

When doing my research, I found this was the best rewards card by far. You do have to pay $75 annual fee for the card though. Still, well worth it.
pacman

How do you get the card if you live in BC?
American billing address???
We would love to get one of these, but the card outfits don't seem to like Canadians. :annoyed:
 

pacman

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How do you get the card if you live in BC?
American billing address???
We would love to get one of these, but the card outfits don't seem to like Canadians. :annoyed:

They have a special Mastercard for Canadian residents. Same terms as the US card, except it is a MC, not Visa.
Go onto the Alaska Airlines website, I'm sure it it there.

pacman
 
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