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Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card

Earn 35,000 SkyMiles after you spend $1,000 in purchases in the first 3 months.

 

Free checked bags & priority boarding on Delta flights.

Earn 2x SkyMiles per dollar spent at both restaurants and U.S. supermarkets

Earn a $100 Delta flight credit if you spend $10,000 on the card in a calendar year.

Earn 2x SkyMiles per dollar on eligible Delta purchases and 1x mile for all other spending.

$99 Annual Fee (waived for the first year)

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United Basic Economy

United℠ Explorer Card

60,000 Miles After Spending $3,000 in the First Three Months of Card Membership.

 

2x United MileagePlus Miles – Per dollar spent on purchases at United, hotels and at restaurants

25% Back on United In-Flight Purchases

Free Checked Baggage – When you pay with your card.

Receive a $100 fee credit towards Global Entry or TSA PreCheck.

Priority boarding privileges

The $95 annual fee is waived for the first year of card membership. 

Read our full review of the United Explorer Card.

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Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card

Earn 40,000 SkyMiles and 5,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $2,000 in purchases in the first 3 months.

 

Earn a $100 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase in the first 3 months.

Free checked bags & priority boarding on Delta flights.

Receive a Domestic Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate each year upon renewal of your card.

Earn 2x SkyMiles per dollar spent at both restaurants and U.S. supermarkets.

Earn 3x SkyMiles per dollar spent on eligible Delta purchases, and at hotels.

Receive a $100 fee credit towards Global Entry or TSA PreCheck.

$250 Annual Fee

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Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card

Earn 40,000 points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of card membership.

 

Receive an annual travel credit of $75 to use on Southwest Airlines flights.

Receive 7,500 Rapid Rewards points on your cardmember anniversary.

20% Back on In-Flight Purchases

Each cardmember anniversary, you will receive four upgraded boarding positions.

The $149 annual fee is not waived for the first year of card membership.

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Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card

Earn 40,000 points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of card membership.

 

Receive 6,000 Rapid Rewards points on your cardmember anniversary.

2x Rapid Rewards Points: Per dollar spent on purchases with Southwest Airlines.

1x Rapid Rewards Points: On all other purchases.

The $99 annual fee is not waived for the first year of card membership.

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Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card

Earn 40,000 points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of card membership.

 

Receive 3,000 Rapid Rewards points on your cardmember anniversary.

2x Rapid Rewards Points: Per dollar spent on purchases with Southwest Airlines.

1x Rapid Rewards Points: On all other purchases.

The $69 annual fee is not waived for the first year of card membership.

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AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard®

60,000 AAdvantage Miles after making a single purchase and paying the card’s $99 annual fee.

 

Free checked bags for the cardholder and up to four companions

Annual companion certificate good for one guest at $99 (plus taxes and fees) after you spend $20,000 in a calendar year.

Onboard WiFi credit: Get up to $25 back in statement credits each year.

Earn 2x AAdvantage miles for every one dollar spent on eligible American Airlines purchases.

$99 Annual Fee

Read our full review of the AAdvantage Aviator Red Card.

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