Top 5 Airline Credit Cards: Fall 2013

Gold Delta SkyMiles American Express

If you love flying with Delta, their SkyMiles offers three cards from American Express but this card has the best perks when it comes to traveling.

This card waives its annual fee for the first year and although it has a fee of $95, it’s well worth it considering the amount of perks you will receive.

Notable Features:

  • Annual fee: $95
  • APR: 15.24%-19.24% variable
  • Earn 2 mile per $1 spent on Delta purchases
  • 1 mile per dollar spent on other purchases
  • First check bag free for up to 9 people in your Delta reservation
  • Priority boarding for up to 9 people in your Delta reservation
  • 20% in-flight savings on food, beverage and entertainment purchaseses
  • $25 per visit per person to Delta Sky Club for cardmember and 2 guests

Citi Platinum Select/ AAdvantage World Mastercard


This card comes with the general rewards such as a free checked bag and priority boarding. One of the great perks that come with this card is the ability to earn $100 airfare discount every year as long as they spend $30,000 or more.

Notable Features:

  • Annual fee: $95
  • APR: 13.99%-21.99% variable
  • Earn 2 American Airlines AAdvantage miles on every $1 spent on eligible AA purchases and 1 AAdvantage mile on every $1 spent on all other purchases.
  • First check bag free for you and up to 4 traveling companions
  • Earn $100 airline discount each year of membership when you spend $30,000 or more
  • When you redeem AAdvantage miles, you get back 10 percent of the miles redeemed.

Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card

Capital-One-Venture-Rewards-Credit-Card-bigIf you’re a frequent flier, the Venture® card is a great choice. With this card, you’ll never have any blackout dates or restrictions. You will also earn unlimited miles without ever having to worry that they will expire. They also offer a promotion where their annual fee is waived your first year of membership.

Notable Features (Updated 7/18/14):

  • Earn unlimited 2X miles on every purchase, every day
  • Enjoy a one-time bonus of 40,000 miles once you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months, equal to $400 in travel
  • Fly any airline, stay at any hotel, anytime
  • Miles don’t expire
  • No limit to the miles you can earn
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • No annual fee for the first year; $59 after that

The JetBlue Card from American Express

index2If you are a frequent flier that loves flying JetBlue, this American Express is for you. It offers its annual fee waived for the first year and after that, it’s only $40 which is worth it for the perks you get.
They also offer a promotion where you can earn 20,000 TrueBlue points after you spend $1,000 with your card in the within the first 3 months of membership.

Notable Features:

  • Annual fee: $40
  • APR: 15.24%
  • Earn up to 8 points per $1 on eligible in-flight purchases and getaway vacation packages
  • Earn 1 point per $1 on all other purchases

US Airways Dividend Miles BusinessCard


If you’re a business owner and like to travel for either business or pleasure, this card is great for you. The card has no annual fee whatsoever and is offering a promotion where you will receive 5,000 bonus points with your very first purchase. You can also earn up to 10,000 miles for balance transfers from other business accounts within the first month of membership.

Notable Features:

  • No Annual Fee
  • APR: 14.24%-17.24%
  • Earn 1 mile for $1 spent on US Airways purchases
  • Earn 1 mile for every $2 spent on all other purchases