Top 10+ Airline Credit Card Offers

This page contains the best publicly available credit card offers. With some of the offers shown below, I’ll earn a commission if you click through and are approved for the card. That said, if a better public offer is available, I always show the better offer even if it means no commissions for me. 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
Chase United MileagePlus® Explorer Business
Up to 100K miles
50K after $5K spend in 3 months + 50K after $25K total spend in the first 6 months

No Annual Fee First Year, Then $95

AAdvantage® AviatorTM Business MasterCard®
Up to 75K miles
Up to 75K miles: 65k miles after $1K in purchases within 90 days and 10K miles when a purchase is made on an employee card that is added to the account at the time of application or within 30 days of the account open date

$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: Up to 75K miles: 65k miles after $1K in purchases within 90 days and 10K miles when a purchase is made on an employee card that is added to the account at the time of application or within 30 days of the account open date

Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express
75K miles + 5K MQMs + $100 statement credit
75K miles + 5K MQMs after $1K spend in the first 3 months + $100 statement credit after first Delta purchase in the first 3 months. Terms apply.
(Offer Expires 10/30/2019)

$195 Annual Fee

Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express
60K miles + $50 statement credit
60K miles after $2K spend in the first 3 months + $50 statement credit after first Delta purchase in the first 3 months. Terms apply.
(Offer Expires 10/30/2019)

No Annual Fee First Year, Then $95

Virgin Atlantic World Elite Mastercard
Up to 65K miles
60K after $2K spend in first 90 days + 5K for adding 2 authorized users

$90 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: 75K: 20K after first purchase + 50K after $12K in 6 months + 5K for adding 2 authorized users

Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Premier Business Card
60K miles
60K after $3K spend in 3 months

$99 Annual Fee

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

Recent better offer: None. This is the highest public offer we've seen.

AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite MasterCard
60K miles + Companion Certificate
60k miles + introductory companion certificate (pay $99 + taxes for the companion) after 1st purchase within 90 days and payment of the $99 AF

$99 Annual Fee

Avianca Vuela Visa Card
60K LifeMiles
40K after first purchase + 20K after $1K spend in first 90 days with promo code SB4060 during application

$149 Annual Fee

Chase British Airways Visa Signature® Card
Up to 100K bonus Avios
Get 50K Avios after $3K spend in first 3 months + 50K more Avios after $20K spend in first year

$95 Annual Fee

JetBlue Business Card
Up to 60K miles
Up to 60K: 50K after $1K spend in 90 days and earn 10K after a purchase is made on an employee card. Note that this offer may only show up on the mobile version of the site.

$99 Annual Fee

Barclays JetBlue Plus Mastercard
50K miles
50K after $1K spend in 90 days. Note that you may need to use a mobile browser to see this offer.

$99 Annual Fee

Lufthansa Miles & More® Premier World MasterCard® issued by Barclays
Up to 75K miles
Up to 75K miles: 50K after $3K spend in 90 days + 25K miles after $20K spend in first year

$89 Annual Fee

BOA Alaska Airlines Visa Signature
40K + $100
40K + $100 Statement Credit + $99 (+ taxes/fees) companion fare after $2K spend in 3 month

$75 Annual Fee

Chase United Explorer Card
40K miles
40K after $2K spend in 3 months

No Annual Fee First Year, Then $95

You may be targeted for a better offer. Details here.. This card is known to be subject to Chase's 5/24 rule

Recent better offer: 70K + $100 statement credit (targeted)

50K after $3K spend in 3 months + 5K for adding an authorized user + $100 statement credit after first purchase (Expired 3/15/18)

Avianca Vida Visa Card
40K LifeMiles
20K after first purchase + 20K after $1K spend in first 90 days with promo code SB4060 during application

$59 Annual Fee

Delta Reserve® Credit Card from American Express
75K miles + 10K MQMs
75K miles + 10K MQMs after $5K spend in the first 3 months. Terms apply.
(Offer Expires 10/30/2019)

$450 Annual Fee

Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express
30K miles + $50 statement credit
30K miles after $1K spend in the first 3 months + $50 statement credit after first Delta purchase in the first 3 months. Terms apply.

No Annual Fee First Year, Then $95

Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express
35K miles + 5K MQMs + $100 statement credit
35K miles + 5K MQMs after $1K spend in the first 3 months + $100 statement credit after first Delta purchase in the first 3 months. Terms apply.

$195 Annual Fee

The Hawaiian Airlines® Business MasterCard® issued by Barclays
Up to 60K miles
50K after $1K in the first 90 days + 10K after a purchase is made on an employee card

$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.

Recent better offer: 60K after $1K in the first 90 days + 10K after first purchase on an employee card [Expired 8/19]

The Hawaiian Airlines® World Elite MasterCard® issued by Barclays
Up to 75K miles
50K after $2K spend in 90 days + 25K after $6K total in first 12 months

$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 may be able to get 60K miles after 1st purchase via paper application distributed in-flight.

Chase Iberia Visa Signature® Card
Up to 90K bonus Avios (advertised as 120K)
Earn 4x everywhere on up to $30K in total purchases during the first year (then 3x on British Airways and 1x everywhere else)

$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: 100K:
-50K after $3K spend in 3 months
-Additional 25K after $10K total spend in 1st year and a further 25K after $20K total spend in 1st year [Expired 2/19]

Chase Aer Lingus Visa Signature® Card
Up to 90K bonus Avios (advertised as 120K)
Earn 4x everywhere on up to $30K in total purchases during the first year (then 3x on British Airways and 1x everywhere else)

$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: 100K:
-50K after $3K spend in 3 months
-Additional 25K after $10K total spend in 1st year and a further 25K after $20K total spend in 1st year [Expired 2/19]

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)

Chase United MileagePlus® Club Card
50K miles
50K after $3K spend in 3 months

$450 Annual Fee

You may be targeted for a 75K offer on this card. Details here.. This card is known to be subject to Chase's 5/24 rule.

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: It is common to receive a targeted offer with the first year fee waived

Delta Reserve for Business Credit Card
40K miles + 10K MQMs
40K miles + 10K MQMs after $3K spend in the first 3 months. Terms and limitations apply.

$450 Annual Fee

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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!

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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.

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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).

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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.

Jason
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Jason

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

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

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

TomT
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TomT

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

Tom
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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.

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

Nick Reyes
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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.