For a long while now Hawaiian Airlines has been running some decent sign-up bonuses on their co-branded Visa cards, offering 20,000 miles after the first purchase, and an additional 15,000 miles after spending $1,000 within 90 days. While 35,000 miles is far from an amazing sign-up bonus (especially when they’re Hawaiian miles, which aren’t the most valuable mileage currency), it’s nothing to sneeze at given that the card is churnable, so you could easily apply for it several times a year.
For two weeks (or so) now the links to the personal Hawaiian Visa credit cards have been dead. At first I assumed it was a technical glitch, though in the meantime any mention of them has also been removed from the Bank of America travel cards page.
The only application that still seems to work is for the Hawaiian Airlines Visa Business Card.
Anyway, I don’t have a clue what’s going on, though I do find it odd they’re just pulling the cards without any sort of an announcement. I assume nothing is changing (at least yet) for existing card members. The only speculation I’ve seen relates to this news from January about Bank of Hawaii getting into the business of directly issuing credit cards, so it could be we’ll see a new product issued directly by Bank of Hawaii, which makes sense to me.
So while this is very much “developing,” I figured I’d at least make a post so no one thinks they’re crazy if they can’t get the Hawaiian Airlines credit card applications to load. And if anyone has any insight, by all means share it in the comments section, please!
(Tip of the hat to LincolnPark)