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
85K points ⓘ Affiliate
85K points after $3K spend in the first 3 months.
$69 Annual Fee
After clicking through, be sure to manually select the exact Southwest card in which you are interested. This card is subject to Chase's 5/24 rule (click here for details).
85K points ⓘ Affiliate
85K points after $3K spend in the first 3 months.
(Offer Expires 6/26/2024)
$99 Annual Fee
This card is known to be subject to Chase's 5/24 rule.
85K points ⓘ Affiliate
85K points after $3K spend in the first 3 months.
$149 Annual Fee
This card is known to be subject to Chase's 5/24 rule.
75K Miles ⓘ Affiliate
75K miles after $5K spend in first 3 months.
$0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $99
After clicking through, be sure to click the link at the top that says, "Are you a small business owner?" to see the business card offers that include this card. You are not eligible for the bonus if you have received the bonus on this card within the past 24 months. Please note that the United EXPLORER Business card (no longer available) is a different product and does not affect your ability to get the bonus on this card.
Limited Time Offer - 75k miles ⓘ Affiliate
75k after $6k spend in first 6 months. Terms and limitations apply. (Rates & Fees)
(Offer Expires 7/17/2024)
$0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $150
80K points ⓘ Affiliate
80K after $5K spend in first 3 months
$199 Annual Fee
This card is subject to Chase's 5/24 rule (click here for details).
75K miles + Companion Fare ⓘ Non-Affiliate
75K miles + Companion Fare ($99 fare + taxes) after $4K spend in 3 months (enter any random 6-digit number for referral code)
$95 Annual Fee
Information 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: 70K after $4K in 3 months [Expired 4/23]
70K miles after 1st purchase and paying the annual fee within 90 days
$99 Annual Fee
Recent better offer: Up to 75K: 60K miles after first purchase and 15K after adding an authorized user and making one purchase on that card [Expired 2/24/24]
Limited Time Offer - 65K miles ⓘ Affiliate
65K miles after $3K spend in first 6 months. Terms apply. (Rates & Fees)
(Offer Expires 7/17/2024)
$0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $150
70K miles + 100XP ⓘ Non-Affiliate
70K miles + 40 XP after $3K in the first 90 days + 60 XP upon approval
$89 Annual Fee
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.
Information 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: 70K miles + 100XP points [Expired 9/23]
65K miles after $4K spend in first 4 months
$0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $99
Alternate Offer: There is an alternative offer of 30K + $400 credit that can be found when doing a dummy booking on aa.com.
Information about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.
70K Points ⓘ Affiliate
70K points after $3K spend in the first 3 months.
$95 Annual Fee
This card is likely subject to Chase's 5/24 rule (click here for details).
Limited Time Offer - 95k miles ⓘ Affiliate
95k after $8k spend in first 6 months. Terms and limitations apply. (Rates & Fees)
(Offer Expires 7/17/2024)
$350 Annual Fee
85K Avios ⓘ Affiliate
Earn 85K Avios after $5K spend in 3 months
$95 Annual Fee
This card is subject to Chase's 5/24 rule (click here for details).
Recent better offer: Expired 7/4/22: 100K after $5K spend
85K Avios ⓘ Affiliate
Earn 85K Avios after $5K spend in 3 months
$95 Annual Fee
This card is subject to Chase's 5/24 rule (click here for details).
Recent better offer: Expired 7/4/22: 100K after $5K spend
85K Avios ⓘ Affiliate
Earn 85K Avios after $5K spend in 3 months
$95 Annual Fee
This card is subject to Chase's 5/24 rule (click here for details).
Recent better offer: Expired 7/4/22: 100K after $5K spend
Limited Time Offer - 60K miles ⓘ Affiliate
60K miles after $3K spend in 3 months.
$0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95
This card is subject to Chase's 5/24 rule (click here for details).
Recent better offer: Expired 8/11/22: 70K after $3K spend
Limited Time Offer - 70K Miles + 500 PQPs ⓘ Affiliate
70K miles and 500 PQPs after $4K spend in the first 3 months
$250 Annual Fee
This card is subject to Chase's 5/24 rule (click here for details).
60K points ⓘ Affiliate
60K points after $3K spend in first 3 months
$99 Annual Fee
This card is subject to Chase's 5/24 rule (click here for details).
Limited Time Offer - 85K miles ⓘ Affiliate
85K miles after $4K spend in 6 months. Terms apply. (Rates & Fees)
(Offer Expires 7/17/2024)
$350 Annual Fee
60K miles + Companion Fare ⓘ Non-Affiliate
60k miles + Companion Fare ($99 fare + taxes) after $3K spend in 90 days
$95 Annual Fee
Information about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.
50K Points + $100 Voucher ⓘ Non-Affiliate
50K points plus $100 companion voucher after $1K spend in 90 days
$0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $79
Information about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.
Up to 60K Miles ⓘ Non-Affiliate
Up to 60K miles: 50K bonus miles after spending $4K in first 90 days + additional 10K miles after a purchase is made on an employee card in the first 90 days
$99 Annual Fee
Up to 100K miles ⓘ Non-Affiliate
Up to 100K miles: Earn 60K bonus miles after $4.5K spend in first 90 days + 40K miles after $25K total spend in first 12 months
$249 Annual Fee
Information about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.
75K miles after $3,500 spend in first 3 months
$0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $99
Information about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.
Limited Time Offer - 110k miles ⓘ Affiliate
110k after $12K spend in first 6 months. Terms apply. (Rates & Fees)
(Offer Expires 7/17/2024)
$650 Annual Fee
Limited Time Offer - 90K Miles ⓘ Affiliate
90k miles after $5k spend in first 3 months
$525 Annual Fee
This card is available to you if you do not have any United Club card and have not received a new Cardmember bonus for any United Club card in the past 24 months.
Recent better offer: Expired 1/27/23: 100K after $5K spend
100K miles after $10,000 spend in first 3 months
$595 Annual Fee
Information about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.
Limited Time Offer - 95K Miles ⓘ Affiliate
95K miles after $6K spend in first 6 months. Terms apply. (Rates & Fees)
(Offer Expires 7/17/2024)
$650 Annual Fee
50K miles after $5K in 90 days
$95 Annual Fee
Information about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.
Up to 60K miles ⓘ Non-Affiliate
Up to 60K miles: 40K miles after $500 in purhcases & payment of the annual fee in the first 90 days + 20,000 miles after $2K in total purchases in first 6 months.
$89 Annual Fee
70K miles after one purchase in first 90 days - must enter any 6 digit code (such as 123456) when applying
$99 Annual Fee
Information about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.
60K miles after $5K spend in 90 days
$450 Annual Fee
Information about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.
Limited Time Offer - 30K Miles ⓘ Affiliate
30K miles after $1K spend in first 3 months
No Annual Fee
This card is subject to Chase's 5/24 rule (click here for details).
Recent better offer: Expired 8/11/22: 30K after $1K spend
Earn 40K bonus miles after $3K in first 90 days
$99 Annual Fee
Information about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.
40K miles after $4K spend in 90 days
$95 Annual Fee
Information about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.
Earn 40K bonus miles after $2.5K in first 3 months
$79 Annual Fee
Information about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.
40K Avios
20K Avios after first transaction, then an additional 20K after $3,000 spend within the first 90 days
$99 Annual Fee
Information about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.
35K after $3K spend in 90 days
$95 Annual Fee
Note that some have received a targeted email offer for 65K miles after $5K spend in 90 days.
Information about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.
25K after $1K in first 90 days
$59 Annual Fee
Alternate Offer: You may be targeted for an offer including a $100 statement credit during a dummy booking.
Information about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.
25K points after $1,500 spend in the first 3 billing cycles
$69 Annual Fee
Information about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.
50K Miles + 1,000 PQP ⓘ Non-Affiliate
50K miles + 1,000 Premier Qualifying Points after $5K spend in first 3 months.
$450 Annual Fee
This card is subject to Chase's 5/24 rule (click here for details).
Information about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.
10K points after $1K spend in 90 days.
No Annual Fee
Information about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.
10K miles ⓘ Affiliate
10K miles after $1000 spend in the first 6 months. Terms apply. (Rates & Fees)
(Offer Expires 7/17/2024)
No Annual Fee
Note an unusual restriction: Welcome bonus not available if you've had another Delta consumer card in the past 90 days.
10K after $500 spend in 90 days
No Annual Fee
Information about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.
50K Avios + 150 Qpoints ⓘ Non-Affiliate
25K Avios after first transaction, then an additional 25K and 150 Qpoints after $5,000 spend within the first 90 days
$499 Annual Fee
Information about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.

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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.

Greg The Frequent Miler

I believe so

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.

Greg The Frequent Miler

Thank you! Fixed.

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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!

Greg The Frequent Miler

With Citi, you have to wait 18 months after opening or closing a card before you can get the same exact one again. So, you’ll have to wait a year and a half unless the card you had was in some way different from the new one.

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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).

Greg The Frequent Miler

Thanks! I’ll add that in.

Jason

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

Greg The Frequent Miler

Thanks for letting us know! We’ll update the page soon. For now, here’s a link that waives the first year fee and gives the 50K offer: https://applynow.chase.com/FlexAppWeb/renderApp.do?SPID=FFGB&CELL=6H90&PROMO=DF01