To make choosing your next card a bit easier, we've ranked the best credit card offers below with an eye toward those that can help you book luxury travel. Factors include: the welcome/sign-up bonus, bonus categories, and perks/benefits.
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Earn a Travel Together (2-for-1) ticket after spending $30,000 in a calendar year.
10% discount on Iberia flights and a $1,000 discount voucher if you spend $30,000 in a calendar year.
Earn a Companion Ticket after spending $30,000 in a calendar year.
A solid option to earn some more United miles for United or Star Alliance flights.
The United Quest Card is probably the co-branded United card overall with a nice bonus plus ways for United flyers to offset the annual fee.
An easy way to earn points for award tickets on Star Alliance carriers, Etihad, and more. 3x at grocery stores is a great bonus category.
The Explorer Card lost a bit of its luster with the launch of the Quest Card. However, with a good welcome bonus, the lower annual fee and free checked bag perk might be enough for some folks.
The best perk is the United Club membership. When flying United or Star Alliance carriers, this provides access to United Clubs (plus children or two guests) and many Star Alliance business class lounges (plus one guest on your flight).
A cheaper alternative to the Southwest Priority card, you’ll receive 2 upgraded boardings each year as well as 6,000 Rapid Rewards points upon renewal. Points you earn with this card count toward the Southwest Companion Pass.
Quite possibly the best personal Southwest card of the bunch. You get 4 upgraded boardings each year, 7,500 Rapid Rewards points upon renewal, and a $75 Southwest credit each year. And, of course, it can help you earn the Southwest Companion Pass.
With no annual fee, this card can help you earn the Southwest Companion Pass. You’ll also receive 2 upgraded boardings each year as well as 3,000 Rapid Rewards points upon renewal.
With Lufthansa Miles & More miles, you can access Lufthansa first class award space earlier than Star Alliance partners.
This card offers a great welcome bonus that can help you book some fun business (and first) class flights. You also get a free checked bag on domestic American flights.
Alaska miles are great for business and first class flights to Asia. It may be possible to get a better offer by going through the process to book flight.
Quite possibly the easiest welcome bonus to earn as you’ll need to make just one purchase. It doesn’t hurt that the miles you’ll earn are valuable American miles.
The Citi AAdvantage Executive card is designed for people who regularly fly American Airlines and want lounge access. You can also get a Loyalty Points boost to help you earn the next level of elite status with American AAdvantage.
Alaska miles are great for business and first class flights to Asia. Currently, this is your best option for earning Alaska miles.
If you need a big chunk of American miles and would like a free checked bag on your domestic American flights, look no further.
3 Miles per $1 spent directly on Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and SkyTeam member airlines purchases