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Discover it® Miles

 

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  • Bonus Miles We'll match all the Miles you've earned at the end of your first year.*
  • Rewards Rate 1.5 Miles per $1 Spent*
  • Redeeming is Easy Redeem miles for cash or travel credit*
  • Annual Fee $0
  • Credit Needed Excellent/Good Credit
  • Card Brand Discover

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  • Match Mile For Mile: We'll match all the Miles you've earned at the end of your first year. For example, if you earn 30,000 Miles, you get 60,000 Miles.
  • Unlimited 1.5x Miles per dollar on all purchases, every day, with no annual fee.
  • No Blackout Dates - fly any airline, stay at any hotel.
  • Redeem your Miles as statement credits towards travel purchases.
  • Freeze your account in seconds with an on/off switch either on the mobile app or website to prevent new purchases, cash advances, and balance transfers.
  • Get your FICO® Credit Score for free on monthly statements, on mobile and online.
  • No Annual Fee.
  • Click "APPLY NOW" to see rates, rewards, FICO® Credit Score terms, Discover Match® details & other information.

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Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card

 

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  • Bonus Miles One-time bonus of 40,000 miles once you spend $3,000 on purchases within 3 months of account opening, equal to $400 in travel
  • Rewards Rate 2 miles per dollar
  • Rewards Details Flexible Redemption, No Miles Cap, & Miles won't expire for the life of the account
  • Annual Fee $0 intro for first year; $59 after that
  • Credit Needed Excellent/Good
  • Card Brand Visa®

Highlights

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online
  • Enjoy a one-time bonus of 40,000 miles once you spend $3,000 on purchases within 3 months from account opening, equal to $400 in travel
  • Earn unlimited 2X miles per dollar on every purchase, every day
  • Fly any airline, stay at any hotel, anytime
  • Travel when you want with no blackout dates
  • Miles won't expire for the life of the account and there's no limit to how many you can earn
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • $0 intro annual fee for the first year; $59 after that
  • Get a metal Venture Card when you apply today

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BankAmericard Travel Rewards® Credit Card

 

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  • Rewards Rate Unlimited 1.5 points per $1 spent on all purchases
  • Bonus Points 20,000 bonus points after meeting purchase requirements
  • Flexible Redemption Redeem points for a statement credit to pay for flights on any airline
  • Annual Fee $0
  • Credit Needed Excellent/Good
  • Card Brand Visa®

Highlights

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online or call 800-775-8735
  • Earn unlimited 1.5 points per $1 spent on all purchases, with no annual fee and no foreign transaction fees and your points don't expire
  • 20,000 online bonus points if you make at least $1,000 in purchases in the first 90 days - that can be a $200 statement credit toward travel purchases
  • Use your card to book your trip how and where you want – you’re not limited to specific websites with blackout dates or restrictions
  • Redeem points for a statement credit to pay for flights, hotels, vacation packages, cruises, rental cars, or baggage fees
  • Comes with chip technology for enhanced security and protection at chip-enabled terminals
  • 0% Introductory APR for 12 billing cycles for purchases, then 15.99% - 23.99% Variable APR
  • Get an additional 10% customer points bonus on every purchase when you have an active Bank of America® checking or savings account
  • If you’re a Preferred Rewards client, you can increase that bonus to 25% - 75%

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

 

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  • Bonus Rewards 50,000 bonus points
  • Rewards Rate 2X points on travel and dining
  • Redeeming Points 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Annual Fee $0 for the First Year, then $95
  • Credit Needed Excellent
  • Card Brand Visa®

Highlights

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online
  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Named Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, July 2016
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards

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Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card

 

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  • Bonus Miles 20,000 miles with minimum spending requirement
  • Rewards Rate 1.25 Miles per dollar on every purchase, every day
  • No Limits or Restrictions Flexible Redemption, No Miles Cap, & Miles won't expire for the life of the account
  • Annual Fee $0
  • Credit Needed Excellent/Good
  • Card Brand Visa®

Highlights

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online
  • Enjoy a one-time bonus of 20,000 miles once you spend $1,000 on purchases within 3 months from account opening, equal to $200 in travel
  • Earn unlimited 1.25 miles per dollar on every purchase, every day and pay no annual fee
  • Fly any airline, stay at any hotel, anytime
  • Enjoy a low intro APR on purchases for 12 months; 12.99%-22.99% variable APR after that
  • Travel when you want with no blackout dates
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Miles won't expire for the life of the account and there's no limit to how many you can earn

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Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard®

 

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  • Limited Time Bonus Earn 50,000 Bonus Miles in First 90 Days*
  • Rewards Rate Earn 2X Miles on all Purchases*
  • Redeeming Miles Miles can cover purchases on any airline or hotel*
  • Annual Fee $89 - waived first year
  • Credit Needed Excellent
  • Card Brand Mastercard®

Highlights

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online
  • Earn 50,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 90 days - that's enough to redeem for a $500 travel statement credit
  • Earn 2X miles on all purchases
  • Redeem for travel or cash back statement credits, gift cards and merchandise. Redemption values vary
  • Get 5% miles back to use toward your next redemption, every time you redeem
  • Miles don't expire as long as your account is open, active and in good standing
  • No foreign transaction fees on anything you buy while in another country
  • 0% introductory APR for 12 months on Balance Transfers made within 45 days of account opening. After that, a variable APR will apply, 16.99%, 20.99% or 23.99%, based on your creditworthiness. Please note, there is a fee for balance transfers

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Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard®

 

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  • Sign up Bonus 30,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after making $1,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening*
  • Bonus Perks Free Checked Bag & Preferred Boarding
  • Rewards Rate 2 Miles per dollar on American Airlines, 1 Mile on other purchases
  • Annual Fee $95, waived for first 12 Months*
  • Credit Needed Excellent, Good
  • Card Brand Mastercard®

Highlights

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online
  • Earn 30,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after making $1,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening*
  • First checked bag is free on domestic American Airlines itineraries for you and up to four companions traveling with you on the same reservation*
  • Enjoy preferred boarding on American Airlines flights*
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases¹
  • Receive 25% savings on inflight food and beverage purchases when you use your card on American Airlines flights*
  • Double AAdvantage® miles on eligible American Airlines purchases*
  • Earn 10% of your redeemed AAdvantage® miles back – up to 10,000 AAdvantage® miles each calendar year*

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Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express

 

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  • Welcome Offer 30,000 bonus miles after spending $1,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months*
  • Bonus Miles 2X Miles on Delta Purchases*
  • Additional Perks Check your 1st bag free on every Delta flight*
  • Annual Fee $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
  • Credit Needed Excellent, Good
  • Card Brand American Express

Highlights

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online or call 866-901-8258
  • Earn 30,000 Bonus Miles after spending $1,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months and a $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months.
  • Earn 2 miles on every dollar spent on purchases made directly with Delta. Earn 1 mile for every eligible dollar spent on purchases.
  • Check your first bag free on every Delta flight - that's a savings of up to $200 per round trip for a family of four.
  • Settle into your seat sooner with Priority Boarding.
  • Enjoy a $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
  • Terms Apply.
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The Platinum Card® from American Express

 

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  • Welcome Offer 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.*
  • Bonus Cash $200 Airline Fee Credit*
  • Travel Perks No foreign transaction fees & exclusive airport lounge access*
  • Annual Fee $550
  • Credit Needed Excellent/Good
  • Card Brand American Express

Highlights

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online or call 866-901-8258
  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
  • New! Up to $200 Uber Savings Annually.
  • 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
  • 5X Membership Rewards® points on eligible hotels booked on amextravel.com.
  • As a Platinum Card Member, you can enjoy access to the Global Lounge Collection, the only credit card airport lounge access program that includes proprietary lounge locations around the world.
  • Receive complimentary benefits with an average total value of $550 with Fine Hotels & Resorts. Learn More. Terms Apply.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 a year in baggage fees and more at one airline. Terms Apply.
  • Terms Apply.
  • See Rates & Fees

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Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express

 

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  • Welcome Offer Earn 25,000 Starpoints*
  • Rewards Rate Earn to 2 Starpoints at participating SPG® & Marriott Rewards® hotels*
  • Extra Perks No foreign transaction fees & free in-room internet access*
  • Annual Fee $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
  • Credit Needed Excellent/Good
  • Card Brand American Express

Highlights

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online or call 866-901-8258
  • Earn 25,000 bonus Starpoints® after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.
  • Earn 2 Starpoints® for each dollar of eligible purchases spent on the Card at participating SPG® & Marriott Rewards® hotels. Earn 1 Starpoint for all other purchases.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on International purchases.
  • Redeem Starpoints® at over 1,300 participating hotels and resorts in over 100 countries and for flights on more than 150 airlines with SPG flights, all with no blackout dates.
  • $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
  • Terms Apply.
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JetBlue Card

 

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  • Bonus Points 3X points on JetBlue purchases, 2X on restaurants & grocery stores*
  • Sign Up Bonus 5,000 points after spending $1,000 in the first 90 days*
  • Flexible Redemptions No blackout dates & points don't expire*
  • Annual Fee $0
  • Credit Needed Excellent/Good
  • Card Brand Mastercard®

Highlights

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 90 days.
  • Earn 3 points per $1 on JetBlue purchases, 2 points per $1 at restaurants and grocery stores and 1 point per $1 on all other purchases.
  • No blackout dates on JetBlue-operated flights & redeem for any seat, any time on JetBlue-operated flights. Points required for an Award Flight will vary based on the published base fare at the time of booking.
  • Points awarded in your TrueBlue account don't expire.
  • Earn and share points together with Family Pooling.
  • 50% savings on eligible inflight purchases like cocktails and food on JetBlue-operated flights
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Chip technology & $0 Fraud Liability protection

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By: | Jul 21, 2017

We applied for the Chase Sapphire Preferred card last year and it has become the best credit card that I have ever owned. Customer service is first class and you speak to a person when you call. I redeemed miles for a trip recently and though I could not get the exact departure date, the day earlier worked fine. When I try to book with another card on American, I can never get the dates that I want or I have to use extra miles. It became so frustrating and now I can say, I have found THE CARD that works for us.

Picture of Margaret Haselton

By: | Jun 21, 2017

The Discover card looks good to me!

Picture of Kent Marsden

By: | May 20, 2017

I am planning a trip to South Africa next year and would be paying monthly bills with the CC to earn mileage credits. Which card would you suggest? Does paying monthly bills/expenses count as purchases?

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By: CompareCards | May 22, 2017

If you're interested in travel rewards, the Discover It Miles or the Chase Sapphire Preferred are both excellent options as the offer generous rewards rates and flexible redemption options.

Picture of Lisab Repor

By: | Apr 27, 2017

Is the Chase Sapphire Preferred card a good card?

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By: CompareCards | Apr 28, 2017

The Chase Sapphire Preferred is one of the most popular travel rewards cards on the market, and for good reason! This card comes with one of the best sign up bonuses available and the point you earn can be redeemed in a number of ways to make sure you always get great bang for your buck.

Picture of Louis E. Valencia

By: | Apr 27, 2017

I am most interested in international travel and am searching for a CC I can use as a business credit card (law practice) with the most airline travel benefit for my preferred locations. Have been considering Chase Ink Preferred. Any helpful thoughts?

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By: CompareCards | May 1, 2017

The Ink Business Preferred Credit Card is certainly one of the best options for a business credit card with travel rewards. It offers one of the best sign up bonuses available and a very flexible travel rewards program. Another card to consider is the Capital One Spark Miles for Business.

Picture of Julie Cearley

By: | Apr 27, 2017

Do you earn miles or travel rewards on any card for a balance transfer or only on new purchases?

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By: CompareCards | May 1, 2017

Credit cards generally only offer rewards on net purchases (purchases minus returns). Transactions like balance transfers or cash advances will not earn rewards.

Picture of Liz Murray

By: | Mar 29, 2017

I would like a card that has the best and easiest travel on any airline , car rental and hotel without annual fee or minimum fee of less than 100.00 per card I have excellent credit

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By: CompareCards | Mar 31, 2017

The Capital One Venture is an excellent credit card if you're looking for the most flexibile travel rewards. You earn double miles with every purchase and miles can be redeemed at any airline or hotel with no blackout dates!

Picture of Joanne Harns

By: | Mar 14, 2017

I have bank of america and I think it is the best.

Picture of Rakan Basem

By: | Jan 29, 2017

In need for credit card allowed me to enter airport lounge, and I have an excellent credit 754+

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By: CompareCards | Jan 30, 2017

The The Platinum Card from American Express offers complimentary access to their luxurious Centurian Lounges whenever you have a flight that same day. Another great option is the Citi Prestige which offers complimentary Priority Pass membership as long as you carry the card!

Picture of Bill Morris

By: | Jul 7, 2016

I have a Capital one and I enjoy it.

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Choose the best travel credit card

Those who travel by air – plus anyone who would like to be able to fly by getting free or discounted airfares by using their credit cards – are perfect candidates for airline credit cards. These are essentially awards or reward credit cards that let the cardholder rack up airline miles, points, or similar value which can then be converted into a free ticket to fly to a favorite destination.

The best airline credit cards will often provide special features and amenities in addition to the free miles that are especially tailored to the needs and preferences of air travelers. Other travel rewards include free tickets for a fellow passenger, preferential rates on hotels and rental cars, double rewards points for dining, entertaining, and coupons that provide access to airline VIP lounges inside airports.

Most airline credit cards have interest rates comparable to other credit cards, but many charge an annual fee that might range anywhere from $49-$125. You should examine the pros and cons of each card, comparing their benefits and features against their fees to calculate which one is the best fit and offers the most flexibility at the best price. Be sure to keep in mind that while some of these cards let you transfer your points or accumulated rewards to any airline, others restrict you to one or two specific air carriers. Your free miles might have a "catch" to them. Choose a flexible card that lets you apply your awards to any air carrier or one that will help you earn airline miles and perks on the flight that you use most of the time for personal travel or for business rewards.

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