Airline Credit Cards

Written by Kathleen Gagne
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Major credit card vendors offer airline miles as rewards on a large number of cards. Some come with bonus miles that apply the first time the cardholder makes a purchase. Many offer the convenience of no blackout dates and points for every dollar that the cardholder spends.

Specific Airline Credit Cards

If you are a frequent traveler and generally use the same airline, one of these cards might be perfect for you. Think about how much easier it is to make your travel plans when you know just how a particular airline treats its customers and when you know exactly what you need to do to get where you want to go. Many business travelers, in fact, have a favorite airline on whose flights they are most comfortable and with whose routines they are familiar.

While you have a choice of general purchase credit cards, you can also get cards that will earn you faster points with Continental, United, Delta, Southwest, Northwest, US Airways, and more. Many of these cards offer signing bonuses and can come with a significant credit line. Some even offer double or triple points when you purchase your tickets with their cards.

For frequent flyers, one obvious advantage that can be offered by an airline credit card is travel accident insurance at no cost as well as rental car insurance. Most offer online account access and payment options. Airline credit cards are accepted by over 21 million merchants worldwide. Another wonderful bonus offered with some cards is an upgrade in class when specific criteria are met. In general, airline credit cards are almost a must for busy business travelers and for those whose families are spread all across the country or the world.


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