Top 10+ Airline Credit Card Offers

This page contains the best publicly available credit card offers. With some of the offers shown below, we’ll earn a commission if you click through and are approved for the card. That said, if a better public offer is available, we always show the better offer even if it means no commissions for us. For additional details, see our Advertiser Disclosure. Advertiser partners include American Express, Barclays, Capital One, and CardRatings.com

Below you will find airline credit card offers sorted from best to worst based on an estimate of first year value.

Calculations

First year values are calculated as: estimated first year value minus estimated first year costs. First year value includes signup bonus points and statement credits. First year costs include the first year annual fee and the opportunity cost of meeting minimum spend requirements.

Please note that valuable perks such as free checked bags, companion passes, airport lounge access, etc. are not included in these calculations.

Full details of how first year value is calculated can be found here: Credit card signup bonus estimation details.

Top 10+ Airline Credit Card Offers

If you’re interested in seeing more than the top 10 offers, simply click “Next” at the bottom of the page, or use the drop down selector at the top to show more than 10 items.

Card Offer
JetBlue Business Card
80K Miles + $99
80K miles + $99 statement credit after $2K spend in 90 days

$99 Annual Fee

The Aeroplan® Card
50K Reward Certificate + 10x Travel & Dining
One 50K Reward Certificate after $3K spend in 3 months + 10x travel and dining for the first 6 months up to 51,000 points. Note that reward certificate never expires as long as your card remains open and can be topped off with points to redeem for a single ticket.

$95 Annual Fee

Chase Aer Lingus Visa Signature® Card
100K Avios
Get 100K Avios after $5K spend in first 3 months. Also get 5x on purchases with British Airways, Aer Lingus, and LEVEL for first 12 months (then 3x) and 3x on hotels booked directly with the hotel for first 12 months (then 2x)

$95 Annual Fee

Chase British Airways Visa Signature® Card
100K Avios
Get 100K Avios after $5K spend in first 3 months. Also get 5x on purchases with British Airways, Aer Lingus, and LEVEL for first 12 months (then 3x) and 3x on hotels booked directly with the hotel for first 12 months (then 2x)

$95 Annual Fee

Chase Iberia Visa Signature® Card
100K Avios
Get 100K Avios after $5K spend in first 3 months. Also get 5x on purchases with British Airways, Aer Lingus, and LEVEL for first 12 months (then 3x) and 3x on hotels booked directly with the hotel for first 12 months (then 2x)

$95 Annual Fee

Chase United Explorer Card
Up to 70K Miles
Up to 70K miles: 60K after $3K spend in 3 months + 10K more after $6K total purchases in the first 6 months.

No Annual Fee First Year, Then $95

Air France KLM World Elite Mastercard
70K miles + 100XP points
70K miles + 40XP after $2K in the first 90 days + 60XP points upon approval

$89 Annual Fee

Info about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.

Alternate offer: Going through the steps to make a dummy booking at the Air France website may result in an offer that also includes a $100 statement credit.

CitiBusiness AAdvantage Platinum Select World MasterCard
65K miles
65K after $4K spend in first 4 months

No Annual Fee First Year, Then $99

Recent better offer: 75K after $5K in the first 5 months (Expired 1/16/20)

Alaska Airlines Visa Signature
60K miles + $100 statement credit + Companion Fare
60K miles + $100 statement credit + Companion Fare ($99 + taxes) after $3K spend in 3 months

$75 Annual Fee

Info about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.

Recent better offer: Up to 67K miles: 42K miles + Companion Fare ($99 + taxes) after $2K spend in 3 months + 25K miles after $8K total purchases in first 6 months [Expired during 2021]

Barclays JetBlue Plus Mastercard
60K Miles
60K miles after $1K spend and payment of the annual fee in 90 days

$99 Annual Fee

Info about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.

Alternate offer: You could get a bonus 5K miles for using an employee code. Details here.

Recent better offer: Expired 2/4/21: 100K after $6K spend

Delta SkyMiles® Gold Business American Express Card
50K Miles
50K miles after $2K spend in the first 3 months. Terms and limitations apply. (Rates & Fees)

No Annual Fee First Year, Then $99

Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Credit Card from American Express
100K miles
100K after $5K spend in 3 months. Terms apply. (Rates & Fees)
(Offer Expires 6/8/2022)

$550 Annual Fee

Info about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.

Recent better offer: 80K miles + 20K MQMs after $5K spend in the first 3 months + up to $200 statement credit for purchases at select US furnishings stores in first 3 months. [Expired 5/5/21]

Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Plus Card
40K Points
Earn 40K bonus points after $1K spend in 3 months

$69 Annual Fee

This card is subject to Chase's 5/24 rule (click here for details).

Recent better offer: Expired 12/9/21: 100K (50K after $2K spend in 3 months plus 50K after a total of $12K spend in 12 months)

Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card
40K Points
Earn 40K bonus points after $1K spend in 3 months

$149 Annual Fee

This card is known to be subject to Chase's 5/24 rule.

Recent better offer: Expired 12/9/21: 100K (50K after $2K spend in 3 months plus 50K after a total of $12K spend in 12 months)

Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card
40K Points
Earn 40K bonus points after $1K spend in 3 months

$99 Annual Fee

This card is known to be subject to Chase's 5/24 rule.

Recent better offer: Expired 12/9/21: 100K (50K after $2K spend in 3 months plus 50K after a total of $12K spend in 12 months)

Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express Card
60K Miles + 5K MQMs
60K miles + 5K Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after $3K spend in 3 months. Terms and limitations apply. (Rates & Fees)

$250 Annual Fee

Recent better offer: 90K + 10K MQMs

Alaska Airlines Visa Business Card
40K + Companion Fare
40K + Companion Fare ($99 + taxes) after $2K spend in 3 months

$75 Annual Fee

Korean Air SKYPASS Visa issued by US Bank
30K miles
30K miles after $3K spend in 90 days

$95 Annual Fee

Info about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.

Recent better offer: 40K after $2.5K spend targeted (last reported 2/26/2016)

30K: 15K after first purchase + 15K after $2k spend in 90 days

25K: 15K after first purchase, 10K after $2K spend in first 3 months (expired 1/18)

American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp Card
10K miles + $50
Earn 10K AA miles + $50 statement credit after $500 spend in 3 months

No Annual Fee

Delta SkyMiles® Blue Credit Card from American Express
Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card
60K Miles + 10K MQMs
60K miles + 10K Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after $4K spend in 3 months.Terms and limitations apply. (Rates & Fees)

$550 Annual Fee

Recent better offer: 85K miles + 20K MQMs + $200 statement credit after $5K spend in the first 3 months. Terms and limitations apply. [Expired 8/25/21]

Allegiant World Mastercard® Credit Card
15K miles
15K after $1K in first 90 days

$59 Annual Fee

Info about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.

Alternate offer: You may be targeted for an offer including a $100 statement credit during a dummy booking.

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Jacqueline

Most cards nowadays offer points instead of miles not the same at all?

Nick Reyes

This page lists the best airline card offers, so these cards offer airline miles.

Many other cards offer points. As to whether or not that’s the same, it totally depends on the points. Chase Ultimate Rewards points or Amex Membership Rewards points, which can be earned on many Chase and Amex cards, can be transferred 1:1 to many different airline programs (or alternatively transferred to hotel points or alternatively used to book travel at more than 1 cent per point in some cases). The Discover IT Miles card awards what it calls “miles”, but are really just points worth $0.01 each.

So it varies quite a bit depending on what you’re looking for.

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Tom

I have a BA Executive Club “Household Account” with my spouse. If she gets the Chase BA card,
will her bonus miles go into the Household account? I don’t see what else they could do.

TomT

The link for the Chase United MileagePlus® Explorer Business card lands on a Chase page that only offers 30,000 miles.

TomT

The link for the CitiBusiness AAdvantage card is showing a bonus of only 30,000 miles.

[…] Opening a British Airways credit card and getting bonus points after meeting a minimum spend threshold.  (Right now, I think the bonus offer is 50,000 points after spending $2,000 in the first three months).   Note:  This is probably the quickest way to earn points, er, Avios (other than, say, a few round-the-world flights, and if you’re racking up miles that way, I don’t know what you’re doing reading this site.)  But – and this is a big but (no, not that kind of big butt) – do not apply for additional credit cards unless you are know you can handle it responsibly, pay it off promptly, etc.  – all that crap your mama should have told you.  If you’re up for it, check out this site for some information on applying for this and other credit cards – (no, I don’t know this dude or have any affiliation with the site, I just think it provides great information [and I cannot lie . . . ]):  Frequent Miler Credit Card Info.  […]

Diane

Hi,
I just cancelled my AAdvantage Citi card a month ago that I opened Feb. 2015. Would Citi typically let me open a new one so soon? I have exc. credit and open about 2 cards twice a year. (Just opened 2 a month ago…on of which is a Citi Thank You card.) TIA!

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Jocelyn

The Alaska Visa now comes with one free checked bag (good for up to six travelers on the same reservation).

Jason

The application link to British Airways 50,000 points with no annual fee does not work, is there another link?

AlanL

I have the AA Platinum Select but it is a ‘World Elite’ Mastercard.
Is the AA Platinum Select now just a ‘World’ Mastercard?
Not major difference but I have used the Elite benefit to upgrade Rental Car status.

Mike

Some of these seem like they would change a lot in their order if you were able to meet the ‘big spend’ bonuses for them. Maybe add a way to sort by value if you meet that? Then again some are hard to quantify but can be extremely valuable to some (like those Delta MQMs which are enough for an entire FF reward tier).

TomT

Please update the calculation for the Barclay Lufthansa Miles & More card. The current offer only provides a 20,000 mile bonus after first purchase. It no longer has an additional 30,000 miles for any amount of spend. If there still is a 50k miles offer, please tell me how to apply for it, as the link on this page does not have it. Thanks!

Shawn Coomer - Senior Editor

Thanks for letting us know. Unfortunately I cannot find another 50K version of the offer. It does surface every so often, but for now 20K seems to be the best. I have updated everything to reflect the lower bonus.