Airline Credit Cards

Below is a list of the airline credit cards and their current best available sign-up bonuses. If you’re aware of any better offers (public or targeted), please share them in the comment section.

Alaska Airlines

Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa Signature (30,000 miles after spending $1,000 within 90 days)

  • Up to 5 miles per $1 at partner hotels and restaurants
  • 3 miles per $1 on Alaska Airlines purchases
  • 1 mile per $1 on all purchases
  • Annual Companion Fare from $110
  • $75 annual fee not waived

American Airlines

Citi Platinum AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard (50,000 miles after spending $3,000 within the first three months)

  • 2 miles per $1 on eligible American Airlines purchases
  • 1 point per $1 on all other purchases
  • First checked bag is free for you and up to four companions.
  • Priority boarding and 25% savings on eligible in-flight purchases.
  • Earn 10% of your redeemed miles back – up to 10,000 miles each calendar year.
  • $95 annual fee waived the first year

Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard (60,000 miles after spending $5,000 within the first 3 months)

  • 2 miles per $1 on eligible American Airlines purchases.
  • 1 point per $1 on all other purchases
  • 10,000 Elite Qualifying Miles from American Airlines after $40,000 in purchases each calendar year.
  • Admirals Club access for you and your immediate family or up to two traveling guests.
  • Priority check-in, airport screening and boarding privileges.
  • First checked bag is free for you and up to eight traveling companions.
  • 25% discount on eligible in-flight purchases.
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • $450 annual fee not waived

British Airways

British Airways Visa Signature Card (50,000 points after $2,000 spent within 3 months)

  • Plus 25,000 spent after $15,000 spent in the first year.
  • Annual Travel Together Ticket after spending $30,000 every calendar year.
  • 3 per $1 spent on British Airways purchases
  • 1 Avios for every $1 spent on all other purchases.
  • Smart chip technology
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • $95 annual fee not waived 

Delta Airlines

Gold Delta Skymiles Credit Card from American Express (50,000 miles after spending $2,000 within the first 3 months)

  • 50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months.
  • 1 point per $1 on all  purchases.
  • First eligible checked bag for you and up to 9 traveling companions.
  • Priority boarding.
  • 20% discount on in-flight purchases of food and entertainment.
  • Discounted Delta Sky Club access.
  • $95 annual fee waived the first year

Platinum Delta Skymiles Credit Card from American Express (60,000 miles after $2,000 spent within 3 months)

  • 10,000 MQM’s (Medallion Qualifying Miles) after meeting the spending requirement.
  • $100 statement credit after first Delta purchase within 3 months.
  • 1 point per $1 on all other purchases
  • First eligible checked bag for you and up to 9 traveling companions.
  • Priority Boarding
  • Discounted Delta Sky Club access.
  • $195 annual fee not waived

Delta Reserve Credit Card from American Express (10,000 Medallion Qualifying Miles and 10,000 redeemable miles after first spend)

  • 15,000 MQM and regular miles after spending $30,000 in a calendar year, up to 30,000 miles. 
  • 2 miles per $1 on qualifying Delta and Delta Vacations purchases.
  • 1 point per $1 on all other purchases
  • Delta Sky Club access.
  • Priority Boarding.
  • First eligible checked bag for you and up to 9 traveling companions.
  • $450 annual fee not waived

Hawaiian Airlines

Bank of America Hawaiian Airlines Visa Signature (35,000 miles after first purchase)

  • 2,000 bonus miles every anniversary date.
  • One-time 25% discount on roundtrip airfare for two between the US and Hawaii.
  • 2 miles per $1 on Hawaiian Airlines purchases (travel and in-flight).
  • 1 point per $1 on all other purchases
  • Share miles with friends and family without fees

Lufthansa

The Lufthansa Premier Miles & More World MasterCard (50,000 miles)

  • Earn 20,000 award miles after your first purchase
  • Earn an additional 30,000 award miles after spending
  • $5,000 or more in purchases in the first 90 days of opening your account
  • Earn 2 award miles per $1 spent on ticket purchases directly from Miles & More integrated airline partners
  • Earn 1 award mile per $1 on all other purchases
  • Annual Companion Ticket
  • $79 Annual Fee

Southwest

Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus Credit Card (25,000 points after spending $1,000 within the first 3 months)

  • 3,000 point anniversary bonus
  • 2 points per $1 on Southwest purchases
  • 1 point per $1 on all other purchases
  • $69 annual fee not waived

Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Premie Credit Card (50,000 points after spending $2,000 within 3 months)

  • 6,000 point anniversary bonus
  • Earn 1,500 Tier Qualifying Points for every $10,000 spent, up to 15,000 points annually.
  • 2 points per $1 on Southwest purchases
  • 2 points per $1 on all Rapid Rewards Hotel and Car Rental partner purchases.
  • 1 point per $1 on balance transfers, up to 15,000 points, within 90 days of opening account.
  • 1 point per $1 on all other purchases
  • First two checked bags free.
  • No change fee.
  • $99 annual fee not waived

United Airlines

United MileagePlus Explorer Card

  • Start with 30,000 bonus miles after you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months.
  • 5,000 bonus miles after you add an authorized user to your account and make a purchase with your card during the first 3 months as a Cardmember.*
  • 10,000 bonus miles every calendar year you spend at least $25,000 on your Card.*
  • Check your first bag for free.
  • Early priority boarding privileges
  • Visit the United Club with two passes every year.
  • Earn double miles on United ticket purchases.
  • Miles don’t expire.
  • Use miles for any seat, any time, on any United flight: Primary cardmembers can use their miles to book any available seat, any time on any United-operated flight when they redeem miles at the MileagePlus Standard award level.

Chase United MileagePlus Club Card ($95 statement credit after first purchase)

  • United Club lounge membership ($475 value)
  • Premier Access (priority check-in, security, boarding, baggage handling)
  • Complementary Hyatt Platinum Status
  • Room upgrades and exclusive amenities at over 700 hotels.
  • 2 miles per $1 on United purchases
  • 1.5 miles per $1 on all other purchases
  • 2 free checked bags
  • No close-in booking fees on United tickets
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • $395 annual fee not waived

Virgin Atlantic

Bank of America Virgin Atlantic American Express (20,000 miles after first purchase)

  • Up to 15,000 miles every
  • Up to 5,000 miles when you add two authorized users.
  • Earn 1 tier point per $2,500, up to 2 per month. (This helps you get elite status faster)
  • Redeem a second Virgin Atlantic economy reward ticket for half the miles after spending $25,000 annually.
  • 3 miles per $1 on Virgin Atlantic Purchases
  • 1.5 miles per $1 on all other purchases
  • $90 annual fee not waived

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