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delta gold card

Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card

Earn 40,000 miles after you spend $2,000 in in the first 6 months of card membership.

 

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 towards future travel 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.

Enjoy a $0 introductory Annual Fee for the first year, then $99 (see rates & fees)

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Delta Platinum Busines

Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card

Earn 50,000 miles and 5,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after spending $3,000 in the first 6 months of card membership.

 

Free checked bags & priority boarding on Delta flights.

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

Accelerate your path to Medallion Status, with Status Boost®.

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

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

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

$250 Annual Fee (see rates & fees)

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Beat American Basic Economy

Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite Mastercard®

Earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® miles after spending $2,500 in purchases within the first 3 months of of card membership.

 

Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent at gas stations and restaurants, and on eligible American Airlines purchases

Earn 1 Loyalty Point for every 1 eligible AAdvantage® mile earned from purchases

Earn a $125 American Airlines Flight Discount after you spend $20,000 or more in purchases during your card membership year and renew your card

No Foreign Transaction Fees

First checked bag is free on domestic American Airlines itineraries for you and up to four companions traveling with you on the same reservation

Enjoy preferred boarding on American Airlines flights

$99 Annual Fee (waived for the first 12 months)

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southwest premier card

Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card

Earn 50,000 bonus points after spending $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months.

 

Receive 6,000 Rapid Rewards points on your card member anniversary.

New! Earn 3X points on Southwest® purchases.

New! Earn 2X points on local transit and commuting, including rideshare.

New! Earn 2X points on internet, cable, phone services, and select streaming.

1x Rapid Rewards Points: On all other purchases.

All points earned count towards Companion Pass®.

New! 2 EarlyBird Check-In® each year.

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

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southwest plus card

Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card

Earn 50,000 bonus points after spending $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months.

 

Receive 3,000 Rapid Rewards points on your card member anniversary.

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

New! Earn 2X points on local transit and commuting, including rideshare.

New! Earn 2X points on internet, cable, phone services, and select streaming.

1x Rapid Rewards Points: On all other purchases.

All points earned count towards Companion Pass®.

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

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Delta Reserve consumer

Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card

Earn 50,000 miles and 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after spending $5,000 in the first 6 months of card membership.

 

Free checked bags & priority boarding on Delta flights.

Receive a First Class, Delta Comfort+ or Domestic Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate each year upon card renewal.

Complimentary Delta Sky Club Access.

Complimentary access to The Centurion® Lounge or Escape Lounge – The Centurion® Studio Partner when you book your Delta flight with your Reserve Card.

Accelerate your path to Medallion Status, with Status Boost®.

Earn 3x Miles on Delta flights.

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

Choose a card made with 25% metal from a retired Delta Boeing 747 aircraft!

$550 Annual Fee (see rates & fees)

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southwest priority card

Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card

Earn 50,000 bonus points after spending $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months.

 

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

New! Earn 3X points on Southwest® purchases.

New! Earn 2X points on local transit and commuting, including rideshare.

New! Earn 2X points on internet, cable, phone services, and select streaming.

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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United Basic Economy

United℠ Explorer Card

60,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of card membership.

 

Limited-Time Offer!

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 pp to $100 Global Entry, TSA PreCheck®, or NEXUS fee credit

Priority boarding privileges

Get one-year complimentary DashPass, a membership for both DoorDash and Caviar that provides unlimited deliveries with $0 delivery fees and lower service fees on eligible orders. After that, you are automatically enrolled in DashPass at the current monthly rate. Activate by 12/31/24.

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

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united club infinite card

United Club℠ Infinite Card

Earn 100,000 bonus miles after you spend $5,000 in the first 3 months of card membership.

 

Limited-Time Offer!

Earn 4 miles per $1 spent on United purchases including tickets, Economy Plus, inflight food, beverages, and Wi-Fi

Earn 2 miles per $1 spent on all other travel and dining

Receive up to $100 Global Entry, TSA PreCheck®, or NEXUS fee credit

Complimentary United Club membership

Free first and second checked bags

Get one-year complimentary DashPass, a membership for both DoorDash and Caviar that provides unlimited deliveries with $0 delivery fees and lower service fees on eligible orders. After that, you are automatically enrolled in DashPass at the current monthly rate. Activate by 12/31/24.

$525 Annual Fee

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Citi AAdvantage

Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ Mastercard®

Earn 50,000 miles after you spend $5,000 in the first 3 months of card membership.

 

Admirals Club lounge membership for you, and access for up to two guests or immediate family members traveling with you

No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases

Earn 1 Loyalty Point for every 1 eligible AAdvantage mile earned from purchases

First checked bag is free on domestic American Airlines itineraries for you and up to 8 companions traveling with you on the same reservation

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aeroplan credit card

Aeroplan® Credit Card

Earn 70,000 Points after you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months of card membership.

 

Limited-Time Offer!

Earn 3x points for each dollar spent on grocery stores, dining at restaurants, and Air Canada directly.

Free first checked bags.

500 bonus points for every $2,000 you spend in a calendar month.

Earn 1x points for each dollar spent on all other purchases.

No foreign transaction fees.

$95 Annual Fee

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United Quest Card

United Quest℠ Card

Earn 80,000 miles after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months.

 

Limited-Time Offer!

Earn 3X miles on United Airlines purchases

Earn 2X miles at restaurants and on select streaming services, and all other travel

Each year, receive a $125 credit on United® purchases and two 5k-mile anniversary award flight credits.

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

Get one-year complimentary DashPass, a membership for both DoorDash and Caviar that provides unlimited deliveries with $0 delivery fees and lower service fees on eligible orders. After that, you are automatically enrolled in DashPass at the current monthly rate. Activate by 12/31/24

$250 annual fee

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Chase United Gateway

United Gateway℠ Card

30,000 Miles after spending $1,000 in the first 3 months of card membership. Plus, 0% intro APR for 12 months from account opening on purchases.

 

Limited-Time Offer!

2x United Mileage Plus Miles – Per dollar spent on United Airlines purchases, at gas stations, and on local transit and commuting

Get one-year complimentary DashPass, a membership for both DoorDash and Caviar that provides unlimited deliveries with $0 delivery fees and lower service fees on eligible orders. After that, you are automatically enrolled in DashPass at the current monthly rate. Activate by 12/31/24.

No Annual Fee!

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aviator card

AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard®

60,000 AAdvantage Miles after making a single purchase

 

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 (waived for the first 12 months)

Read our full review of the AAdvantage Aviator Red Card.

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Citi American MileUp

American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp℠ Card

Earn 10,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® miles and receive a $50 statement credit after making $500 in purchases within the first 3 months of card membership.

Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for each $1 spent at grocery stores, including grocery delivery services

Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases

Earn 1 AAdvantage® mile for every $1 spent on other purchases

No Annual Fee!

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