I often fly with Spirit Airlines and wanted to apply... - Travel with Credit Cards Questions


Credit-Land.com is an independent, advertising-supported web site. Credit-Land.com receives compensation from most credit card issuers whose offers appear on our site. Compensation from our advertising partners impacts how and where their products appear on our site, including, for example, the order in which they may appear within review lists. Credit-Land.com has not reviewed all available credit card offers in the marketplace.

Credit Card Applications » Questions » User Questions » Travel with Credit Cards » I often fly with Spirit Airlines and wanted to apply for their credit card but then I...

I often fly with Spirit Airlines and wanted to apply for their credit card but then I read a lot of negative feedback about their rewards program. What card can you suggest so I could earn miles and redeem them for tickets with Spirit?

Answered on

For sure, Spirit’s reward program is not the one you will earn much with. They have less an unremarkable sign-up bonus, let me say even, not up to par when most airlines offer 50,000. It has an annual fee and doesn’t offer cool airline specific bonuses that you would normally expect from airlines. And the feedback on Spirit is generally negative, so you want to consider other rewards programs before sticking with this one.

What we would suggest is actually getting a universal travel card. They give you rewards on any kinds of purchase, and you can redeem them for Spirit flights. Travel cards actually let you earn faster than any airline cards would. Take, for example, the Discover it® Miles. This is a fine alternative to the Spirit Card. You earn 1.5 miles on all purchases and at the end of the first year you get the same number that you’ve earned so far (provided you are a new cardmember).

There’s no annual fee, the miles are applicable to all travel purchases, no just Spirit, and they never expire.

Disclaimer: This editorial content is not provided or commissioned by the credit card issuer(s). Opinions expressed here are the author's alone, not those of the credit card issuer(s), and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the credit card issuer(s). Reasonable efforts are made to present accurate information, however all information is presented without warranty. Consult a card's issuing bank for the terms & conditions.
All rates and fees, and other terms and conditions of the products mentioned in this article/post are actual as of the last update date but are subject to change. See the current products' Terms & Conditions on the issuing banks' websites.
  • James P. Powers

    I use barclaycard arrival world mastercard. The rewards and benefits attach to this card are GREAT!

Get the latest news, articles and expert advice delivered to your inbox. It's FREE.
We'll match all the Miles you've earned at the end of your first year. For example, if you earn 30,000 Miles, you get 60,000 Miles.
For Excellent, Good Credit
Earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after spending $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening*
For Excellent Credit
Enjoy 40,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 90 days — that's enough to redeem for a $400 travel statement credit toward an eligible travel purchase
For Excellent Credit

Other Questions in
Travel with Credit Cards