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Airline Credit Cards - Reviews

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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Frontier Airlines World Mastercard review

Frontier Airlines World Mastercard

3.5 rating

This budget-airline card offers one of the most generous sign-up bonuses on the market and a decent return on spending, but also a limited network of destinations.

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United Explorer Card review

United Explorer Card

3.4 rating

If you are a United Airlines loyalist, the United Explorer Card is an excellent tool to get some extra miles outside of flying.

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American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp Mastercard review

American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp Mastercard

3.2 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 purchases.

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Rapid Rewards Plus Credit Card review

Rapid Rewards Plus Credit Card

3.2 rating

Frequent Southwest flyers and anyone planning a big vacation in the coming months will benefit most from the Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus card, but would-be jet-setters should be wary of limited options for global travel.

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Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card review

Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card

3.2 rating

The annual fee is a bit high, but if you are a frequent Southwest flyer and know or don’t mind learning the ropes you can benefit greatly.

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JetBlue card review

JetBlue card

3 rating

Although JetBlue fans and those living in major coastal cities near the airline’s hubs are sure to benefit from the JetBlue card, those looking for lots of destination options, a hefty sign-up bonus or even routine travel perks will be left wanting. This offer is no longer available through our site.

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TD Aeroplan Visa credit card review

TD Aeroplan Visa credit card

3 rating

Through Air Canada’s wide network of airline partners, the TD Aeroplan Visa card gives you a lot of ways to use your miles, but it falls short on benefits and rewards earnings.

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Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard review

Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard

2.9 rating

The Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard is the card of choice for American Airline loyalists seeking Admiral Club access, but, if you’re looking for elite perks, there are much better cards to be found.

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Blue Delta SkyMiles card from American Express review

Blue Delta SkyMiles card from American Express

2.8 rating

While the rewards can’t compare to a premium airline card with an annual fee, the Blue Delta SkyMiles card is your best option for earning airline miles without having to pay an annual fee.

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Spirit Airlines World Mastercard credit card review

Spirit Airlines World Mastercard credit card

2.7 rating

The Spirit Airlines World Mastercard credit card might delight loyal Spirit Airlines flyers living in the busiest Spirit hubs, but it also is likely to disappoint everyone else.

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Sun Country Airlines Visa Signature card review

Sun Country Airlines Visa Signature card

2.6 rating

The Sun Country Airlines Visa Signature card is a good value for Sun Country Airlines fans, but the airline’s limited flight schedule and restrictive rewards program narrow its appeal.

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Virgin Atlantic World Elite MasterCard credit card review

Virgin Atlantic World Elite MasterCard credit card

2.6 rating

Loyal Virgin Atlantic flyers will find this card worthy of a high annual fee, but everyone else might want to sit this one out.

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