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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.

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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 per dollar 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 April 2016; 11.9% - 21.9% 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 April 2016)
Regular APR11.9% - 21.9% (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 per dollar 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 APR12.9% - 22.9% (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:
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 any 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
  • Enjoy the benefits of HHonors Silver status as long as you are a cardmember.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 50,000 Bonus ThankYou Points after $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
Available Airlines:
and other airlines
Summary of Card Features:
  • Earn 50,000 bonus ThankYou Points after $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening - redeemable for $500 in gift cards, $625 for airfare, or other great rewards.
  • Earn 3X ThankYou Points on Travel including Gas, 2X ThankYou Points on Dining Out and Entertainment, and 1X ThankYou Points on Other Purchases.
  • ThankYou® Points are worth 25% more when redeemed for travel through thankyou.com, as compared to gift cards.
  • No foreign transaction fees on purchases.
  • Points do not expire and earn unlimited ThankYou Points.
  • Annual Fee: $95 (fee waived for the first 12 months).
Card Features:
Intro APR
on Bal. Tr.
n/a
Intro APR
on Purch.
n/a
Regular APR13.99% - 22.99%26 (Variable)
Annual Fee$95; 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

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

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:
10,000 Anniversary Bonus Points after you spend $10,000 in prior Cardmembership Year
Available Airlines:
and other airlines
Summary of Card Features:
  • Exclusive New Phone Offer.26
  • 3 ThankYou Points for every $1 you spend on purchases made online at retail and travel websites.26
  • 3 ThankYou Points for every $1 you spend on products and services purchased directly from AT&T.26
  • 1 point earned for every $1 you spend on other purchases.26
  • 10,000 Anniversary bonus points after you spend $10,000 in prior cardmembership year.26
Card Features:
Intro APR
on Bal. Tr.
n/a
Intro APR
on Purch.
n/a
Regular APR14.99% - 22.99%26 (Variable)
Annual Fee$95
Our Expert Opinion
  • Generous rewards program.
  • Free phone offer.
  • 0% intro APR on AT&T purchases.

  • 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 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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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:
For a limited time, earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® Bonus Miles
Available Airlines:
Summary of Card Features:
  • For a limited time, earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles 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
  • 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:
Complimentary 4th Night for any hotel stay
Available Airlines:
and other airlines
Summary of Card Features:
  • $250 Air Travel Credit each year.
  • Complimentary 4th Night for any hotel stay.
  • Earn 50,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after $3,000 in purchases made with your card in the first 3 months the account is open.
  • Points are redeemable for an $800 flight on American Airlines or US Airways®, a $665 flight on any other airline or $500 in gift cards.
  • Transfer points to a variety of travel loyalty programs from airlines to hotels.
  • 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.
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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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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