Airline Miles Cards

1.) Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card

Great for earning double miles on every purchase

  • Enjoy a one-time bonus of 50,000 miles once you spend $3,000 on purchases within 3 months from account opening, equal to $500 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; $95 after that
  • Get a metal Venture Card when you apply today
Purchase Intro APR Purchase Regular APR Balance Transfer Intro APR Balance Transfer Regular APR Annual Fee Average Approved Score
N/A N/A
N/A 13.99% - 23.99%* N/A 13.99% - 23.99%* $0 intro, $95 after first year N/A
Variable Variable Typical Low: N/A
Typical High: N/A

2.) Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Great for flexible travel rewards and no blackout dates

  • 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®
  • 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    
Purchase Intro APR Purchase Regular APR Balance Transfer Intro APR Balance Transfer Regular APR Annual Fee Average Approved Score
N/A N/A
N/A 16.99% - 23.99%* N/A 16.99% - 23.99%* $0 intro, $95 after first year 736
Variable Variable Typical Low: 646
Typical High: 808

3.) Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card

Great for simple travel rewards and no foreign transaction fee

  • 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
Purchase Intro APR Purchase Regular APR Balance Transfer Intro APR Balance Transfer Regular APR Annual Fee Average Approved Score
12 months N/A
0%* 12.99% - 22.99%* N/A 12.99% - 22.99%* $0 697
Variable Variable Typical Low: 651
Typical High: 764

4.) Bank of America® Travel Rewards Credit Card

Great for straightforward travel rewards and no annual fee

  • 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%    
Purchase Intro APR Purchase Regular APR Balance Transfer Intro APR Balance Transfer Regular APR Annual Fee Average Approved Score
12 Billing Cycles N/A
0% 15.99% - 23.99%* N/A 15.99% - 23.99%* $0 N/A
Variable Variable Typical Low: N/A
Typical High: N/A

5.) Barclaycard Arrival Plus® World Elite Mastercard®

Great for earning double miles and a redemption bonus

  • Enjoy 40,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 90 days - that's enough to redeem for a $400 travel statement credit toward an eligible travel purchase.
  • Earn 2X miles on all purchases
  • 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 purchases made while traveling abroad 
  • 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. There is a fee for balance transfers.
Purchase Intro APR Purchase Regular APR Balance Transfer Intro APR Balance Transfer Regular APR Annual Fee Average Approved Score
N/A 12 Months
N/A 16.99%, 20.99% or 23.99%* 0%* intro 16.99%, 20.99% or 23.99%* $0 intro, $89 after first year 736
Variable on balance transfers made within 45 days of account opening Variable Typical Low: 684
Typical High: 810

6.) Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express

Great for earning Delta miles and travel perks

  • 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.
  • Visit our credit card partner’s site in order to learn more and securely apply for the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express
  • Terms Apply.
Purchase Intro APR Purchase Regular APR Balance Transfer Intro APR Balance Transfer Regular APR Annual Fee Average Approved Score
N/A N/A
N/A 16.74% - 25.74%* N/A 16.74% - 25.74%* $0 intro, $95 after first year N/A
Variable Variable Typical Low: N/A
Typical High: N/A

7.) Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express

Great for earning rewards on flights, gas and groceries

  • Earn 25,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you use your new Card to make $2,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.
  • 3X points for flights booked directly with airlines. 2X points at US restaurants, US gas stations, and at US supermarkets. 1X points on other purchases.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • $100 Airline Fee Credit. Up to $100 a calendar year for baggage fees at one airline.
  • Get a $75 hotel credit on qualifying charges, plus a room upgrade upon arrival, when available with The Hotel Collection at americanexpress.com/hc.
  • $0 Intro Annual Fee for the 1st year, then $195.
  • Expanding merchant acceptance: Over 1 million more places in the U.S. started accepting American Express® Cards in the last year.
  • Visit our credit card partner’s site in order to learn more and securely apply for the Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express.    
  • Terms Apply.
Purchase Intro APR Purchase Regular APR Balance Transfer Intro APR Balance Transfer Regular APR Annual Fee Average Approved Score
N/A N/A
N/A N/A N/A N/A $0 intro, $195 after first year N/A
Typical Low: N/A
Typical High: N/A

8.) Platinum Card® from American Express

Great for exclusive travel benefits

  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
  • Up to $200 for Uber rides annually. Credit and Uber VIP status available to Basic Card Member only.
  • 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.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 per calendar year in baggage fees and more at one qualifying airline.
  • Visit our credit card partner’s site in order to learn more and securely apply for the Platinum Card® from American Express
  • Terms Apply.    
Purchase Intro APR Purchase Regular APR Balance Transfer Intro APR Balance Transfer Regular APR Annual Fee Average Approved Score
N/A N/A
N/A N/A N/A N/A $550 N/A
Typical Low: N/A
Typical High: N/A

9.) United MileagePlus® Explorer Card

Great for United travel benefits and earning miles

  • 40,000 bonus miles after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open
  • $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
  • Check your first bag for free (a savings of up to $100 per roundtrip) when you use your Card to purchase your ticket
  • Enjoy priority boarding privileges and visit the United Club℠ with 2 one-time passes each year for your anniversary
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Earn 2 miles per $1 spent on tickets purchased from United, and 1 mile per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Your miles don't expire as long as your credit card account is open, with no limit to the number of miles you can earn
Purchase Intro APR Purchase Regular APR Balance Transfer Intro APR Balance Transfer Regular APR Annual Fee Average Approved Score
N/A N/A
N/A 16.99% - 23.99%* N/A 16.99% - 23.99%* $0 intro, $95 after first year N/A
Variable Variable Typical Low: N/A
Typical High: N/A
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