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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 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:
Exclusive Double Miles Offer
Available Airlines:
and other airlines
Summary of Card Features:
  • No annual fee & unlimited 1.5x Miles on every dollar you spend on purchases.±
  • Exclusive Double Miles Offer: At the end of your first year - when other Miles cards charge an annual fee - Discover doubles all the Miles you´ve earned.
  • 100 Miles = $1 value. Redeem Miles in any amount toward travel purchases on your statement. Or get cash as a direct deposit to your bank account.
  • Discover pays you back for your in-flight Wi-Fi fees - up to $30 a year - with an automatic statement credit.
  • Free FICO® Credit Score on your monthly statements, on mobile app and online.±
  • 100% U.S. based service at your dedicated phone number - day and night.
  • Free overnight shipping of replacement cards to any U.S. street address at your request. And you´re never responsible for unauthorized purchases on your Discover card.
  • ±See rates, rewards, free FICO® Credit Score terms and other info by clicking "Apply Now." See complete Discover it® Miles details.
Card Features:
Intro APR
on Bal. Tr.
10.99% (12 months)
Intro APR
on Purch.
0% (12 months)
Regular APR10.99% - 22.99% Variable±
Annual Fee$0
Our Expert Opinion
  • Get double miles for the first year.
  • Earn miles everywhere and redeem with any airline
  • Pay no annual fee.

  • Must have at least excellent credit.
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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.

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

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Key Feature:
Travel Rewards
Available Airlines:
and other airlines
Summary of Card Features:
  • Excellent Credit Required - Applicants that do not have excellent credit will not be approved.
  • Low 9.25% variable standard purchase APR and platinum benefits.
  • No Annual Fee.
  • No balance transfer fee for balances transferred in response to this online offer.
  • Travel Rewards - cardholders who enroll in the program receive one point per net dollar spent.
  • Choose any U.S. based airline or ticket class. No blackout dates or seating restrictions.
  • Other travel related options are hotels, cruises, vacation packages, car rental, and restaurants.
Card Features:
Intro APR
on Bal. Tr.
n/a
Intro APR
on Purch.
n/a
Regular APR9.25%
Annual Fee$0
Our Expert Opinion
  • No Introductory Apr Offer.
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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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