Airline Credit Cards

You can earn significant airline mileage credits if you use an airline credit card for your everyday purchases. These frequent flyer cards are perfect for someone that pays off your complete balance each month. Our objective opinion is included on each card. The cards are sorted in order of our editor’s opinion.

1. Citi® Platinum Select® / AAdvantage® World MasterCard®

Citi® Platinum Select® / AAdvantage® World MasterCard® Apply Now See Details
Intro Rate: N/A*
Interest Rate: 13.99% - 21.99%* (Variable)
Annual Fee: $95, waived for the first 12 months

Credit Profile : Excellent

Editor Rating :

Best Card Features: Earn AAdvantage® rewards miles with eligible purchases, travel perks

2. Barclaycard Arrival™ World MasterCard® - Earn 2X on All Purchases

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Intro Rate: 0%* on purchases and balance transfers for the first 12 months after account opening
Interest Rate: 14.99 or 18.99% Variable
Annual Fee: $89, waived for the first year of cardmembership

Credit Profile : Excellent

Editor Rating :

Best Card Features: Introductory APR, Introductory special offers, Rewards programs

3. Southwest Airlines® Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card

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Intro Rate: N/A
Interest Rate: 15.24% Variable
Annual Fee: $99

Credit Profile : Excellent

Editor Rating :

Best Card Features: Bonus signup offer, 2x points on Southwest/Airtran purchases

4. Chase Sapphire Preferred®

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Intro Rate: N/A
Interest Rate: 15.99% Variable
Annual Fee: Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95

Credit Profile : Excellent

Editor Rating :

Best Card Features: Earn 40,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 in your first 3 months, earn rewards points for every purchase made, 1:1 point transfer with participating frequent travel programs

5. Chase Sapphire® Card

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Intro Rate: n/a
Interest Rate: 15.99% Variable
Annual Fee: $0

Credit Profile : Excellent

Editor Rating :

Best Card Features: Attractive points program; No annual fees

6. British Airways Visa Signature® Card

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Intro Rate: n/a
Interest Rate: 15.24% Variable
Annual Fee: $95

Credit Profile : Excellent

Editor Rating :

Best Card Features: Promotional point offers; Attractive rewards program; Travel benefits

7. United MileagePlus Explorer Card

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Intro Rate: n/a
Interest Rate: 15.24% Variable
Annual Fee: $0 intro annual fee for the first year, then $95

Credit Profile : Excellent

Editor Rating :

Best Card Features: 30,000 bonus miles after spending $1,000 in first 3 months of card membership.

8. CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® World MasterCard®

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Intro Rate: N/A
Interest Rate: 15.24% (V)
Annual Fee: $95, waived for the first 12 months

Credit Profile : Excellent

Editor Rating :

Best Card Features: Travel benefits, bonus miles

9. The Frontier Airlines World MasterCard®

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Intro Rate: 0% for the first 12 billing cycles on purchases and balance transfers
Interest Rate: 15.99 or 24.99% variable
Annual Fee: $69

Credit Profile : Excellent

Editor Rating :

Best Card Features: Bonus offer, double miles on Frontier purchases

10. The US Airways Premier World MasterCard®

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Intro Rate: 0% on purchases and balance transfers for 12 months
Interest Rate: 15.99% or 24.99% Variable
Annual Fee: $89

Credit Profile : Good

Editor Rating :

Best Card Features: Intro bonus offer; US Airways perks

11. The Hawaiian Airlines® World Elite MasterCard®

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Intro Rate: N/A
Interest Rate: 15.99% or 24.99% Variable
Annual Fee: $89

Credit Profile : Excellent

Editor Rating :

Best Card Features: Initial bonus miles, complimentary 1st checked bag

12. The Premier Miles & More World MasterCard®

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Intro Rate: 0% intro APR for the first 12 billing cycles after the account is opened on purchases and balance transfers
Interest Rate: 15.99% or 24.99% Variable
Annual Fee: $79, waived for SEN and HON Circle Members

Credit Profile : Good

Editor Rating :

Best Card Features: 20,000 bonus miles after first purchase or balance transfer

13. Citi® Hilton HHonorsTM Reserve Card

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Intro Rate: N/A
Interest Rate: 15.24% (V)
Annual Fee: $95

Credit Profile : Excellent

Editor Rating :

Best Card Features: Bonus points, generous hotel rewards, award nights

14. Barclaycard Arrival™ World MasterCard® - Earn 1x on All Purchases

Barclaycard Arrival™ World MasterCard® - Earn 1x on All Purchases Apply Now See Details
Intro Rate: 0%* on purchases and balance trasnfers for the first 12 billing cycles
Interest Rate: 14.99 or 18.99% (V)
Annual Fee: $0

Credit Profile : Excellent

Editor Rating :

Best Card Features: Intro points offer; Intro APR; No annual fee