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Credit Cards with Travel Rewards and Air Miles

If you're the traveling type, you want to earn as many miles as you can with every purchase you make. With the airline credit card you can travel around the world, earning free miles every time you use your card.

There are two types of airline credit cards: airline-sponsored credit cards and bank-sponsored credit cards. Think about what sort of traveler you are and decide what type of card will give you the biggest bang for your buck - choose the right one and get ready for takeoff. Bon Voyage!

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Excellent / Good Credit

Excellent/Good Credit
You can apply if: you have a long and positive credit history with a mix of credit types, you keep your balances low and make on time payments every month.

This credit offer is only for people with Excellent or Good credit history.

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Key Feature:
Enjoy a one-time bonus of 20,000 miles once you spend $1,000 on purchases within the first 3 months, equal to $200 in travel
Available Airlines:
and other airlines
Summary of Card Features:
  • Enjoy a one-time bonus of 20,000 miles once you spend $1,000 on purchases within the first 3 months, equal to $200 in travel.
  • Earn unlimited 1.25 miles on every purchase, every day and pay no annual fee.
  • Fly any airline, stay at any hotel, anytime.
  • Enjoy a low intro APR on purchases until December 2015; 11.9% - 19.9% variable APR after that.
  • Travel when you want - no blackout dates.
  • No foreign transaction fees.
  • Miles don′t expire and there′s no limit to how many you can earn.
  • 100% free Capital One® Credit Tracker - see your monthly credit score anytime and get automatic alerts.
Card Features:
Intro APR
on Bal. Tr.
n/a
Intro APR
on Purch.
0% (until December 2015)
Regular APR11.9% - 19.9% (Variable)
Annual Fee$0
Our Expert Opinion
  • Earn reward miles for every dollar you spend.
  • Low standard APR.
  • No balance transfer fees.

  • Must have good or excellent credit history to qualify.
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Excellent / Good Credit

Excellent/Good Credit
You can apply if: you have a long and positive credit history with a mix of credit types, you keep your balances low and make on time payments every month.

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Key Feature:
Fly any airline, stay at any hotel, anytime
Available Airlines:
and other airlines
Summary of Card Features:
  • Enjoy a one-time bonus of 40,000 miles once you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months, equal to $400 in travel.
  • Earn unlimited 2X miles on every purchase, every day.
  • Fly any airline, stay at any hotel, anytime.
  • Travel when you want - no blackout dates.
  • Miles don′t expire and there′s no limit to how many you can earn.
  • No foreign transaction fees.
  • No annual fee for the first year; $59 after that.
  • 100% free Capital One® Credit Tracker - see your monthly credit score anytime and get automatic alerts.
Card Features:
Intro APR
on Bal. Tr.
n/a
Intro APR
on Purch.
n/a
Regular APR13.9% - 20.9% (Variable)
Annual Fee$0 intro for first year; $59 after that
Our Expert Opinion
  • Easy to Earn & Redeem miles.
  • No foreign transaction fees.
  • Includes Visa Signature Concierge Service.

  • Must have good or excellent credit.
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Excellent Credit

Excellent Credit
You can apply if: you have not been late on any credit card or loan in the last year and make timely payments, you have long lasting credit history and high credit limit; you have never declared a bankruptcy or defaulted loan.

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Key Feature:
Travel with ease and enjoy Chip Based Technology
Available Airlines:
and other airlines
Summary of Card Features:
  • $250 Air Travel Credit each year.
  • Complimentary 4th Night for any hotel stay.
  • Earn 30,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after $2,000 in purchases made with your card in the first 3 months the account is open.
  • Earn 3x points on Air Travel and Hotels.
  • Earn 2x points on Dining at Restaurants and Entertainment.
  • 1 ThankYou® Point per $1 spent on other purchases.
  • Travel with ease and enjoy chip based technology.
Card Features:
Intro APR
on Bal. Tr.
n/a
Intro APR
on Purch.
n/a
Regular APR15.24%26 (Variable)
Annual Fee$450
Our Expert Opinion
  • Generous sing up bonus and everyday rewards.
  • Low standard APR.
  • Special access to multiple services.

  • High annual fee.
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Excellent Credit

Excellent Credit
You can apply if: you have not been late on any credit card or loan in the last year and make timely payments, you have long lasting credit history and high credit limit; you have never declared a bankruptcy or defaulted loan.

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Key Feature:
Earn up to 50,000 bonus ThankYou® Points
Available Airlines:
and other airlines
Summary of Card Features:
  • Earn up to 50,000 bonus ThankYou® Points. Bonus points are redeemable for up to $500 in gift cards, up to $625 for airfare or other great rewards.
  • Earn 20,000 points after $2,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.
  • Earn an additional 30,000 points after another $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of your second year of being a cardmember.
  • Earn 3 ThankYou Points for every $1 spent on purchases for dining at restaurants and entertainment.
  • Earn 2 ThankYou Points for every $1 spent on purchases for airfare and hotels.
  • Earn 1 ThankYou Point per $1 spent on other purchases.
  • Points do not expire and earn unlimited Thank You Points.
  • Travel with ease and enjoy chip based technology.
Card Features:
Intro APR
on Bal. Tr.
n/a
Intro APR
on Purch.
n/a
Regular APR13.99% - 22.99%26 (Variable)
Annual Fee$125; fee waived for the first 12 months26
Our Expert Opinion
  • Annual fee is waived for the first year.
  • Earn as many points as you want - your points won´t expire.
  • Pay no fee for foreign purchases.

  • Has an annual fee.
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Excellent Credit

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Key Feature:
Earn 40,000 Bonus Miles
Available Airlines:
and other airlines
Summary of Card Features:
  • Earn 40,000 bonus miles when you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 90 days - that´s enough to redeem for a $400 travel statement credit.
  • Earn 2X miles on all purchases - Miles don´t expire as long as your account is open, active and in good standing.
  • Get 10% miles back to use toward your next redemption every time you redeem for travel statement credits.
  • Chip card for increased confidence and convenience to pay abroad as easily as you do at home.
  • No foreign transaction fees on anything you buy while in another country.
  • 0% introductory APR for 12 months for each Balance Transfer made within 45 days of account opening. After that, a variable APR currently 14.99% or 18.99%, depending on your creditworthiness.
  • Complimentary online FICO® Credit Score access for Barclaycard Arrival Cardmembers.
Card Features:
Intro APR
on Bal. Tr.
0% (12 billing cycles within 45 days of account opening)
Intro APR
on Purch.
n/a
Regular APR14.99% or 18.99%* (Variable)
Annual Fee$89, waived first year
Our Expert Opinion
  • Earn double miles on every purchase.
  • Redeem miles for travel and get 10% back.
  • Choose any airline and destination.

  • Has an annual fee.
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Excellent Credit

Excellent Credit
You can apply if: you have not been late on any credit card or loan in the last year and make timely payments, you have long lasting credit history and high credit limit; you have never declared a bankruptcy or defaulted loan.

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Key Feature:
Earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® Bonus Miles
Available Airlines:
Summary of Card Features:
  • Earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles and 2 Admirals Club® Passes after making $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.26
  • Your first eligible checked bag is free.26
  • Group 1 boarding and 25% savings on eligible in-flight purchases.26
  • Earn a $100 American Airlines Flight Discount every cardmembership year with qualifying purchases and cardmembership renewal.26
  • Double AAdvantage® miles on eligible American Airlines purchases.26
  • Earn 10% of your redeemed AAdvantage® miles back - up to 10,000 AAdvantage® miles each calendar year.26
Card Features:
Intro APR
on Bal. Tr.
n/a
Intro APR
on Purch.
n/a
Regular APR13.99% - 21.99%26 (Variable)
Annual Fee$95, waived for first 12 months26
Our Expert Opinion
  • Double miles on most American Airline Purchase.
  • 25% savings on eligible in-flight purchase.

  • Annual fee is $95 (waived for first 12 months26).
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Excellent Credit

Excellent Credit
You can apply if: you have not been late on any credit card or loan in the last year and make timely payments, you have long lasting credit history and high credit limit; you have never declared a bankruptcy or defaulted loan.

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Key Feature:
Earn 40,000 Hilton HHonors Bonus Points
Available Airlines:
and other airlines
Summary of Card Features:
  • Earn 40,000 Hilton HHonors Bonus Points after spending $1,000 within 4 months of account opening.26
  • Earn 6 HHonors Bonus Points for each $1 spent at a participating hotel within the Hilton portfolio.26
  • Earn 3 HHonors Bonus Points for each $1 spent on purchases at supermarkets, drugstores and gas stations.26
  • Earn 2 HHonors Bonus Points for each $1 spent on all other purchases.26
  • No annual fee.26
Card Features:
Intro APR
on Bal. Tr.
n/a
Intro APR
on Purch.
n/a
Regular APR15.24% - 19.24%26 (Variable)
Annual FeeNone
Our Expert Opinion
  • Generous bonus program.
  • Easily book hotel rooms with HHonors Points.
  • Exceptional Visa Signature® benefits.

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Excellent Credit

Excellent Credit
You can apply if: you have not been late on any credit card or loan in the last year and make timely payments, you have long lasting credit history and high credit limit; you have never declared a bankruptcy or defaulted loan.

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Key Feature:
Earn 2 weekend night certificates good at select hotels and resorts
Available Airlines:
and other airlines
Summary of Card Features:
  • Earn 2 weekend night certificates good at select hotels and resorts within the Hilton portfolio after you make $2,500 in purchases within 4 months of account opening.26
  • Earn 10 HHonors Bonus Points per $1 spent on hotel stays within the Hilton portfolio.26
  • Earn 5 HHonors Bonus Points per $1 spent on airline and car rental purchases.26
  • Earn 3 HHonors Bonus Points per $1 spent on all other eligible purchases.26
  • Enjoy the benefits of HHonors Gold status as long as you are a cardmember.26
  • No foreign transaction fees on purchases.26
  • Travel with ease and enjoy global acceptance with your Citi chip credit card.
Card Features:
Intro APR
on Bal. Tr.
n/a
Intro APR
on Purch.
n/a
Regular APR15.24%26 (Variable)
Annual Fee$95
Our Expert Opinion
  • No foreign transaction fees.
  • Awesome bonus points, up to 10 points per $1 spent.
  • Travel accident and car rental insurance.

  • No 0% intro APR on purchases and balance transfers.
  • Quite high annual fee - $95.
  • Has balance transfer fee.
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Key Feature:
Earn 20,000 Award Miles afte first purchase and payment of the Annual Fee
Available Airlines:
Summary of Card Features:
  • Earn 20,000 award miles after first purchase and payment of the annual fee.
  • Earn 2 award miles per $1 on ticket purchases directly from Miles & More integrated airline partners and 1 mile per $1 on all other purchases.
  • Annual Companion Ticket after first purchase and annually thereafter.
  • No foreign transaction fees on purchases made outside the U.S.
  • Redeem miles for flight awards and upgrades on Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, SWISS, Star Alliance airlines and other partners.
  • 0% Intro APR on Balance Transfers made within 45 days of account opening. After that, a variable APR currently 15.99% or 24.99%, based on your creditworthiness.
  • $79 Annual Fee, waived for SEN and HON Circle Members.
Card Features:
Intro APR
on Bal. Tr.
0% (15 billing cycles within 45 days of account opening)
Intro APR
on Purch.
n/a
Regular APR15.99% or 24.99%* (Variable)
Annual Fee$79
Our Expert Opinion
  • MasterCard labeled card.
  • Expanded bonus miles program.
  • Make purchases and miles will never expire.

  • Has an annual fee.
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Key Feature:
Earn 35,000 Bonus Miles when you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 90 days
Available Airlines:
Summary of Card Features:
  • Earn 35,000 bonus miles when you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 90 days.
  • Enjoy a complimentary 1st checked bag for the primary cardmember when you use your card to purchase eligible tickets directly from Hawaiian Airlines.
  • Receive a one-time 50% off a companion discount on roundtrip coach travel between Hawaii and North America on Hawaiian Airlines.
  • Earn 2X miles on direct purchases from Hawaiian Airlines and 1X miles on all other purchases.
  • No foreign transaction fees on purchases.
  • Get $100 off a companion ticket for roundtrip coach travel between Hawaii and North America on Hawaiian Airlines at each account anniversary.
  • Earn 5,000 annual bonus miles after $10,000 in annual spend.
  • Choose from three uniquely Hawaiian card designs.
  • See Terms and Conditions for details.
Card Features:
Intro APR
on Bal. Tr.
n/a
Intro APR
on Purch.
n/a
Regular APR15.99% or 24.99%* (Variable)
Annual Fee$89
Our Expert Opinion
  • Earn bonus miles on all purchases.
  • Pay no foreign transaction fees.
  • Get discounted award flights.

  • Annual fee is $89.
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Key Feature:
Earn 20,000 Bonus Miles
Available Airlines:
and other airlines
Summary of Card Features:
  • Earn 20,000 bonus miles when you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 90 days - that´s enough to redeem for a $200 travel statement credit.
  • Earn 2X miles on travel and dining and 1X miles on all other purchases.
  • Miles don´t expire as long as your account is open, active and in good standing.
  • Get 10% miles back to use toward your next redemption every time you redeem for travel statement credits.
  • No foreign transaction fees on anything you buy while in another country.
  • 0% introductory APR for 12 months for each Balance Transfer made within 45 days of account opening. After that, a variable APR currently 14.99% or 18.99%, depending on your creditworthiness.
  • Complimentary online FICO® Credit Score access for Barclaycard Arrival Cardmembers.
Card Features:
Intro APR
on Bal. Tr.
0% (12 billing cycles within 45 days of account opening)
Intro APR
on Purch.
n/a
Regular APR14.99% or 18.99%* (Variable)
Annual Fee$0
Our Expert Opinion
  • Bonus miles reward program.
  • Use miles to fly wherever you want.
  • 12-months 0% intro APR on balance transfers.

  • Balance transfer fee applies.
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Credit Cards for Frequent Flyers

Frequent flyers can earn travel rewards through two types of cards

  • airline-branded credit cards: for those who always fly one preferred airline, book their travel in advance and have flexible dates. These cards offer the biggest rewards, including sign-on bonuses of up to 40,000 miles - good for a free domestic round-trip ticket.
  • travel (or bank-sponsored) credit cards: for those who prefer flexibility of using earned rewards on any airline, any time. You can earn points or miles toward travel on any airline, which then can be redeemed for cash. And cash are easy to use toward your ticket purchase.

Some programs give you points, some give you miles - usually one point or mile per dollar spent, sometimes more. A couple of banks let you transfer your travel reward points to other airlines, but others don't. Find out how your rewards program works, where you can redeem your miles, and what the value of a point or mile is before you sign up, so you can choose the card that give you the most value.

Many airline reward cards carry annual fees, and some of them can be steep. Don't discount a card just because it has an annual fee, however. Think about how you'll use the card and calculate the value of the rewards you can earn. If the rewards are higher than the annual fee, the card will be worth the fee.

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