Easy Comparison of ALL Airline Credit Cards (USA)

Airline Credit Cards (Personal - USA)

Airline
Card
Initial Bonus
+
Annual Bonus
Elite Qualifying Miles
Earn per $1
Annual Cap
Lounge Access?
Elite Benefits?
Companion Tickets /yr
Upgrade Coupon
Discount Coupon
Annual Fee
Bank
Air
Canada
12,000
-
1
unlimited
-
-
-
-
-
$60
Bank of America
AirTran
8 Credits
-
1+/1000
-
-
-
-
-
-
$39
Barclays
AirTran
2 credits
-
0.5+/1000
-
-
-
-
-
-
$0
Barclays
Alaska Airlines
20,000
-
1+
unlimited
-
-
1 ($50)
-
-
$75
Bank of America
Alaska Airlines
5,000
+
2,000
-
1
unlimited
2 on approval
-
1 ($50)
-
-
$75
Bank of America
Alaska Airlines
4,000
-
1
50,000
-
-
-
-
-
$45
Bank of America
Alaska Airlines
3,000
+
1,000
-
0.5
100,000
-
-
-
-
$75
$30
Bank of America
American Airlines
25,000
-
1
100,000
-
-
-
-
reduced mileage rewards
$85 (1st year free)
Citi
American Airlines
25,000
-
1
100,000
-
-
-
-
reduced mileage rewards
$85 (1st year free)
Citi
American Airlines
15,000
-
1
60,000
-
-
-
-
reduced mileage rewards
$50 (1st year free)
Citi
American Airlines
15,000
-
1
60,000
-
-
-
-
reduced mileage awards
$50 (1st year free)
Citi
American Airlines
2,500
-
0.5
25,000
-
-
-
-
-
$0
Citi
ANA
5,000
-
1
?
-
-
-
-
10% off inflight purchases
$70
Infinibank
Asiana Airlines
5,000
-
2+
200,000
-
-
-
-
$100
$99
Bank of America
Asiana Airlines
5,000
-
1+
100,000
-
-
-
-
-
$80
Bank of America
Asiana Airlines
3,000
-
1
50,000
-
-
-
-
$50
$50
Bank of America
British Airways
20,000
-
1+
unlimited
-
-
unlimited full fare First, Club World or World Traveller Plus
-
$25
$75
Chase
China Airlines
7,500
-
1+
-
-
-
-
-
-
$59
Barclays
China Airlines
2,500
-
0.5+
-
-
-
-
-
-
$0
Barclays
Continental Airlines
20,000
-
1+
unlimited
2 Presidents Club Passes each anniversary
-
-
-
2 x $200
$85
Chase
Continental Airlines
Onepass Platinum Mastercard
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Chase
Continental Airlines
0
2,000 per $25,000 annual spend
1
unlimited
Full Presidents Club Member
Elite Check-in. Priority Boarding.
-
-
-
$375
Chase
Continental Airlines
$50
+
$25
-
special
unlimited
-
-
-
-
5 Currency Coupons
$29
Chase
Delta Airlines
20,000
5,000 initial bonus
1+
unlimited
-
-
1 coach class
-
-
$150
American Express
Delta Airlines
15,000
-
1+
100,000
-
-
-
-
-
$95
American Express
Delta Airlines
5,000
+
2,000 (with $10k annual spend)
-
1+
60,000
-
-
-
-
-
$55
American Express
Delta Airlines
?
-
0.5+
60,000
-
-
-
-
-
$0
American Express
Delta Airlines
10,000 MQM's
+
30,000 bonus miles (with $60k annual spend)
30,000 MQM's (with $60k annual spend)
1+
unlimited
Crown Room Club Access
-
-
-
-
$450
American Express
Delta Airlines
7,500 points
-
1+
unlimited
-
-
-
-
-
$0
American Express
Frontier Airlines
15,000
-
1+
?
-
-
-
-
-
$49
Barclays
Frontier Airlines
5,000
-
0.5+
?
-
-
-
-
-
$0
Barclays
Hawaiian Airlines
20,000
+
2,000
-
1+
100,000
-
-
-
-
-
$50
Bank of Hawaii
Hawaiian Airlines
20,000
+
2,000
-
1+
100,000
-
-
50% Companion Ticket
-
-
$50
Bank of America
Hawaiian Airlines
5,000
+
1,000
-
1+
50,000
-
-
-
-
-
$25
Bank of America
Icelandair
15,000
-
1+
unlimited
-
-
-
-
-
$39
Barclays
Icelandair
10,000
-
0.5+
unlimited
-
-
-
-
-
$0
Barclays
JetBlue Airlines
25 points
-
1/200+
-
-
-
-
-
-
$40
American Express
Korean Airlines
10,000
+
2,000
-
1+
unlimited
2 VIP Lounge Coupons per yr
-
-
-
$100
$80
US Bank
Korean Airlines
3,000
+
1,000
-
1
?
-
-
-
-
-
$50
US Bank
Korean Airlines
3,000
+
1,000
-
1
?
-
-
-
-
-
$50
US Bank
Korean Airlines
3,000
-
0.5
?
-
-
-
-
-
$0
US Bank
Lufthansa
20,000
-
1+
-
-
-
Annual Companion Ticket
-
-
$79
Barclays
Lufthansa
15,000
-
1
-
-
-
Annual Companion Ticket
-
-
$59
Barclays
Mexicana
4,000
+
2,000
-
1
unlimited
-
-
Free Companion Ticket (1st Year). $99 Annual Companion Ticket.
-
-
$45
Bank of America
Midwest Airlines
12,500
-
1+
?
-
-
-
-
-
$49
Barclays
Midwest Airlines
5,000
-
0.5
?
-
-
-
-
-
$0
Barclays
Northwest Airlines
20,000
-
1+
unlimited
-
-
-
-
reduced mileage awards.
$90 (free 1st year)
US Bank
Northwest Airlines
10,000
-
1
unlimited
-
-
-
-
reduced mileage awards.
$55 (free 1st year)
US Bank
Northwest Airlines
Worldperks Visa
5,000
-
0.5
?
-
-
-
-
-
$55 (free 1st year)
US Bank
Southwest Airlines
8 Credits
+
2 Credits
-
1/1200
unlimited
-
-
-
-
-
$59
Chase
Spirit Airlines
15,000
-
1+
unlimited
-
Elite Status
-
-
$9 fare club member
$69 (1st year free)
Barclays
United Airlines
20,000
5,000 after first purchase + 5,000 for $35k annual spend +5,000 for $5k united.com annual ticket purchases
1+
unlimited
-
-
1 on anniversary
1x 1000 mile 1 class upgrade
$25
$140
Chase
United Airlines
20,000
+
2,500
-
1+
100,000
-
-
-
1x 1000 mile 1 class upgrade
$25
$85
Chase
United Airlines
17,500
-
1
?
-
-
-
1x 1000 mile 1 class upgrade
$25
$60
Chase
United Airlines
2,500
-
0.5
?
-
-
-
-
-
$0
Chase
US Airways
15,000
-
1
unlimited
-
Preferred Checkin and Boarding
2 ($99)
-
-
$79
Barclays
US Airways
5,000
-
0.5
unlimited
-
-
-
-
-
$0
Barclays
US Airways
25,000
-
1+
unlimited
US Airways Club Pass
Preferred Checkin and Boarding
2 ($99)
-
$75 off club member
$90
Bank of America
US Airways
10,000
-
1
unlimited
US Airways Club Pass (Annual)
-
2 ($99)
-
$75 off club member
$90
Bank of America
US Airways
5,000
-
1
50,000
-
-
-
-
-
$50
Bank of America
US Airways
1,000
-
0.5
?
-
-
-
-
-
$30
Bank of America
Virgin Atlantic
20,000
+
Up to 15,000
-
1.5+
unlimited
-
-
-
-
10% Off Premium Economy Fares
$90
Bank of America
Virgin Atlantic
12,500
+
Up to 7,500
-
1+
unlimited
-
-
-
-
10% Off Premium Economy Fares
$49
Bank of America