Top 10+ Airline Credit Card Offers

This page contains the best publicly available credit card offers. With some of the offers shown below (the one’s with a credit card image), 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 CreditCards.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
Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express
Up to 70K miles + 5K MQMs + $100
35K miles + 5K MQMs after $1K spend in first 3 months + $100 statement credit after Delta purchase in 1st 3 months. Plus earn 5x on eligible purchases for the first 6 months, up to 35K bonus miles. Offer expires 7/31/18. Terms and limitations apply.

$195 Annual Fee

Recent better offer: 70K miles + 10K MQMs after $3K spend in first 3 months + $100 statement credit after Delta purchase in 1st 3 months. (Expired 4/11/18)

CitiBusiness AAdvantage Platinum Select World MasterCard
70K miles
70K after $4K spend in 4 months

No Annual Fee First Year, Then $95

Virgin Atlantic World Elite Mastercard
75K miles
75K: 20K after first purchase + 50K after $12K spend in 6 months + 5K for adding 2 authorized users

$90 Annual Fee

Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard
60K miles
60K after $3K spend in 3 months

No Annual Fee First Year, Then $99

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

$99 Annual Fee

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

Chase British Airways Visa Signature® Card
100K Avios
100K:
-50K after $3K spend in 3 months
-Additional 25K after $10K total spend in 1st year, additional 25K more after $20K total spend in 1st year

$95 Annual Fee

Chase Iberia Visa Signature® Card
100K Avios
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

$95 Annual Fee

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

Chase Aer Lingus Visa Signature® Card
100K Avios
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

$95 Annual Fee

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

Avianca Vuela Visa Card
60K miles
60K after first purchase with promo code LM17WB

$149 Annual Fee

Chase United Explorer Card
Up to 55K miles
50K after $3K spend in 3 months + 5K for adding an authorized user

No Annual Fee First Year, Then $95

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)

Chase United MileagePlus® Explorer Business
50K miles
50K after $3K spend in 3 months

No Annual Fee First Year, Then $95

Recent better offer: 50K after $2K spend. (Last reported in 4/2016)

Lufthansa Miles & More® Premier World MasterCard® issued by Barclays
50K miles
50K: 20K after first purchase & 30K after $5K spend in 90 days

$89 Annual Fee

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

AAdvantage® AviatorTM Red World Elite MasterCard®
50K miles
50k miles after 1st purchase within 90 days and payment of the $95 AF

$95 Annual Fee

Recent better offer: 60K After first purchase in 3 months and payment of the $95 annual fee (Expired 2/18)

AAdvantage® AviatorTM Business MasterCard®
50K miles
50k miles after 1st purchase within 90 days and payment of the $95 AF

$95 Annual Fee

Recent better offer: None.

Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Plus Card
40K miles
40K after $1K spend in 3 months

$69 Annual Fee

Recent better offer: 60K after $2K spend in 3 months (Expired 10/9/17)

Avianca Vida Visa Card
40K miles
40K after first purchase with promo code LM17WB

$59 Annual Fee

Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card
40K miles
40K after $1K spend in 3 months

$99 Annual Fee

Recent better offer: 60K after $2K spend in 3 months (Expired 10/9/17)

JetBlue Business Card
40K miles
40K after $1K spend in 90 days

$99 Annual Fee

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

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

No Annual Fee First Year, Then $95

Recent better offer: 60K miles + $50 statement credit: 50K miles after $2K spend in the first 3 months + $50 statement credit after making a Delta purchase in the first 3 months + 10K bonus miles after additional $1K spend in the first 6 months.(Expired 4/11/18)

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

No Annual Fee First Year, Then $95

Recent better offer: 60K miles + $50 statement credit: 50K miles after $2K spend in the first 3 months + $50 statement credit after making a Delta purchase in the first 3 months + 10K bonus miles after additional $1K spend in the first 6 months. (Expired 4/11/18)

Cathay Pacific Visa Signature card
35K miles
35K after $1,500 spend in 90 days

No Annual Fee First Year, Then $95

Recent better offer: 50K after $2,500 spend in 90 days

Delta Reserve Business Credit Card from American Express
40K miles + 10K MQMs
40K miles + 10K MQMs after $3K spend in the first 3 months. Terms apply.

$450 Annual Fee

Recent better offer: None.

BOA Alaska Airlines Visa Business Card
30K miles
30K after $1K spend in 3 months

$75 Annual Fee

Recent better offer: None

BOA Alaska Airlines Visa Signature
31K miles + Companion Ticket
31K + $0 (+ taxes/fees) companion fare after $1K spend in 3 months

$75 Annual Fee

Recent better offer: None recently

Citi® AAdvantage® Gold MasterCard®
25K miles
25K after $750 spend in 3 months

No Annual Fee First Year, Then $50

Frontier Airlines World MasterCard®
40K miles
40K after $500 spend in 90 days

$79 Annual Fee

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

$450 Annual Fee

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

Citi AAdvantage® Executive World Elite MasterCard®
50K miles
50K after $5K spend in 3 months

$450 Annual Fee

Recent better offer: 75K after $7.5K spend in 3 months

Virgin Atlantic White Card
15K miles
15K: 12,500 miles after first purchase + 2,500 miles for adding 1 authorized user

$49 Annual Fee

Recent better offer: None

LATAM Visa Signature issued by US Bank
20K miles
20K miles after first use.

No Annual Fee First Year, Then $75

Blue Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express
10K miles
10K miles after $500 spend in the first 3 months. Terms apply.

$0 Annual Fee

Recent better offer: None.

Korean Air SKYPASS Visa issued by US Bank
15K miles
15K after first purchase

$80 Annual Fee

You may be able to earn 5K miles by referring a friend. Simply put the referring member's SkyPass number on the application in the applicable box

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)

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

$450 Annual Fee

Korean Air SKYPASS Business Visa issued by US Bank
10K miles
10K miles after first purchase

$75 Annual Fee

You may be able to earn 5K miles by referring a friend. Simply put the referring member's SkyPass number on the application in the applicable box

Recent better offer: 45K after $3K spend targeted (last reported 3/1/2016)

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)

AAdvantage® AviatorTM Silver World Elite MasterCard®

This card is currently available by invitation only.

$195 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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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).

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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.

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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Jocelyn

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

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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!

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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.

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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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