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An airline rewards card may seem like a no-brainer if you are a loyal customer of a particular airline, but frequent travelers of all stripes can reap great benefits from these cards. Airline cards come with some of the most generous sign-up bonuses in the rewards card industry, as well as very valuable perks such as free checked bags and discounted companion fares. The free airfare earned and the savings on travel expenses can easily outmatch the cost of a yearly membership fee.

We've reviewed and rated airline cards based on their value and utility. We calculate and compare the value of sign-up bonuses and rewards miles. We also consider how easy it is to redeem those miles, and the overall coverage that the airline offers, to help you select an airline card that takes you where you really want to go.

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Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card review

Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card

3.7 rating

If you frequently fly Southwest, it’s worth upgrading to this high value airline card, despite its $99 annual fee: It offers one of the best sign-up bonuses on the market and its rewards points are worth substantially more than the average credit card rewards point.

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Alaska Airlines Visa Signature credit card review

Alaska Airlines Visa Signature credit card

3.7 rating

A good deal for budget-conscious West Coast residents who frequently fly Alaska Air, the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature card pairs a generous sign up bonus and valuable rewards program with one of the lowest APRs available on a travel card.

*All information about the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature credit card has been collected independently by CreditCards.com and has not been reviewed by the issuer. This offer is no longer available on our site.

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United Explorer Card review

United Explorer Card

3.7 rating

With a generous sign-up bonus, the United Explorer Card makes it easy to earn a free flight quickly; but you’ll have to fly United often to make up for the card’s $95 annual fee.

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Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card review

Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card

3.6 rating

This card’s miles are worth more than those of the average credit card, making this airline card’s rewards program an attractive choice for cardholders who want to quickly earn a free flight on a major carrier.

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American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp℠ Card review

American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp℠ Card

3.5 rating

For American Airlines flyers who are looking for an introduction to AAdvantage miles, the MileUp card is a good deal – it lets you earn bonus miles on grocery store purchases.

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Delta SkyMiles® Blue American Express Card review

Delta SkyMiles® Blue American Express Card

3.5 rating

You can earn miles at a fairly high rate with this no-annual-fee airline card, but you can find several flexible travel cards — and even a few cash back cards — that offer more flexible and more valuable rewards.

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Sun Country Airlines Visa Signature card review

Sun Country Airlines Visa Signature card

3.5 rating

With a low APR and generous sign-up bonus for moderate spenders, the Sun Country Airlines card is a good value for domestic travelers; but the airline’s limited flight path and restrictive redemption policy may limit its appeal.

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Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ Mastercard® review

Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ Mastercard®

3.9 rating

The AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard offers a host of great airline benefits and a large sign-up bonus with a spending requirement that — unfortunately — puts it out of reach of most cardholders. 

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TD Aeroplan Visa credit card review

TD Aeroplan Visa credit card

3.1 rating

You won’t have trouble earning a free flight in your first year with this premium airline card: The TD AeroPlan Visa Signature card offers a substantial sign-up bonus in the card’s first year; but you’ll have to fly to Canada often after the card’s first year to make up for its pricey annual fee.

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United TravelBank card from Chase review

United TravelBank card from Chase

2.7 rating

Though the United TravelBank card offers a good rewards rate for no annual fee, a traditional cash back card would probably be a better choice. This offer is no longer available.

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LATAM Visa Signature Card review

LATAM Visa Signature Card

2.6 rating

The LATAM Visa Signature Card isn’t as generous as some of its competitors; but for cardholders who travel frequently to South America, it offers some modest bonuses on airfare and a smattering of benefits, including an annual 20 percent discount on LATAM purchases and three discounted upgrades per year.

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Cathay Pacific Visa Signature card review

Cathay Pacific Visa Signature card

2.2 rating

Cardholders seeking to earn Asia Miles are probably better off skipping the Asia Pacific Visa Signature card and sticking with a general rewards card that allows point transfer to the Asia Miles program.

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