Airline Credit Cards



Your choice of airline credit cards will depend on which frequent flyer program you are enrolled in, rather than the credit card issuer. Most airline credit cards have very standard features. The annual fees range anywhere from $30.00 to $85.00, the average apr is prime rate plus 9.99%. This section is organized as follows. We will highlight a few frequent flyer programs and airline credit cards that have won the most recent Freddie Awards held on 28th Apil 2005 ( an award given to the best frequent traveller programs and affinity cards as voted by frequent traveller program members). We will then highlight a directory of all available airline credit cards.

Frequent Flyer Programs and Airline Credit Cards mentioned in the 17th Freddie Awards


Alaska Airline Mileage Plan and Visa® Card - The Mileage Plan won the award for Program of the Year Award, Best Member Communications and Best Web Site award. They took second place in the Best Award Redemption and Best Customer Service award. They also took third place in the Best Award category and the Best Elite Level award.



Continental Airlines OnePass Miles - The OnePass program made good improvements in this years' Freddie Awards in a couple of categories. They placed fourth in the Program of the Year awards. They also moved from eighth to fourth position in the Best Award Redemption category.

NorthWest Airlines WorldPerks - The WorldPerks program was awarded the Distinguished Achievement Award due to their strategic marketing efforts with partners. To quote directly from Freddie Awards website, "The strategy and creative execution of these promotions have changed member behavior, generated partner awareness and reinforced the program's image".

American Airlines AAdvantage - American Airlines AAdvantage program took the first place for Best Customer Service in the "Japan, Pacific, Asia and Australia" category, succeeding in the international category. The American Airlines AAdvantage credit cards are issued by Citibank.


Directory of Airline Credit Cards


Alaska Airlines Visa® Signature
("Card issued by Bank of America, N.A. (USA)")
APR (Purchase) Rate - Variable risk based rate is Prime + 6.99%
Annual Fee $75
Bonus Miles Approval: 5,000 Miles
Miles per Dollar
spent on
Alaska Airlines/
Horizon Air
tickets and
Vacation packages
2 miles
Anniversary Bonus Miles 2,000 each year when you renew your card
$50 round-trip Companion Ticket upon approval and each year you hold the card
2 Board Room passes upon approval
Miles Expiration 3 Years (Miles do not expire as long as the frequent flyer account is active during a 3 year period.)
Yearly Limits on Miles you can earn None
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British Airways Visa Signature
APR Prime Rate plus 8.99%
Annual Fee $75.00
Signing Bonus 15,000 miles
Miles Formula 2 miles per dollar spent on BA purchases
Caps on miles Earn unlimited miles
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Citi Bronze AAdvantage Mastercard
APR Prime Rate plus 9.99%
Annual Fee No annual fee
Signing Bonus 5,000 miles
Miles Formula 1 mile per $2 spent on purchases
Miles Expiry Do not expire if account is active within 3 years
Caps on miles Earn up to 25,000 miles, Executive Platinum, Platinum and Gold members can earn unlimited miles
citi aadvantage mastercard
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Citi Gold AAdvantage World Mastercard
APR Prime Rate plus 9.99%
Annual Fee $50.00 (no annual fee for 12 months)
Signing Bonus 12,500 miles
Miles Formula 1 mile per $1 spent on purchases
Annual Bonus 3rd quarter reduced mileage awards
Miles Expiry Do not expire if account is active within 3 years
Caps on miles Earn up to 60,000 miles, Executive Platinum, Platinum and Gold members can earn unlimited miles
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Citi Platinum Select AAdvantage World Mastercard
APR Prime Rate plus 9.99%
Annual Fee $85.00 (no annual fee for 12 months)
Signing Bonus 15,000 miles
Miles Formula 1 mile per $1 spent on purchases
Annual Bonus 3rd quarter reduced mileage awards
Miles Expiry Do not expire if account is active within 3 years
Caps on miles Earn up to 100,000 miles, Executive Platinum, Platinum and Gold members can earn unlimited miles
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Continental Airline World Master Card
Intro APR 7.99% APR for 6 months (purchases and balance transfer)
APR Prime Rate plus 9.99%
Annual Fee $85.00
Signing Bonus 10,000 bonus miles
Eligible for $99.00 companion ticket after 6 months upon purchase of roundtrip continental USA ticket (at least $298.00)
Miles Formula Double miles on continental airline purchase and purchases from select Chase merchant partners
1 mile per $1 spent on other purchases
Annual Bonus Two Presidents Club Passes
Travel discount certificates
Miles Expiry OnePass Miles do not expire
Caps on miles Earn unlimited miles
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Worldperks Visa Signature
APR Prime Rate plus 9.75%
Annual Fee $90.00
Signing Bonus 3,000 miles
Miles Formula 2 miles per $1 spent on Northwest Airlines purchase directly from Northwest Airlines
1 mile per $1 spent on other purchases
Annual Bonus 90 miles upon payment of annual card fee of $90.00, 4,000 miles Worldperks award travel discount
Caps on miles Earn unlimited miles, but miles will be earned at a rate of 1 miles per $2 spent on purchases if monthly spending exceeds $10,000 or annual spending exceeds $80,000. Platinum Elite, Gold Elite and Silver Elite members will earn miles at normal rate regardless of expenditure.
Miles Expiry Do not expire if account is active within 36 months
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Mexicana® Airlines Visa® Platinum

("Card issued by Bank of America, N.A. (USA)")
APR (Purchase) Rate - Variable risk based rate is Prime + 6.99% and 9.99%
Annual Fee $45
Bonus Miles Approval: 4,000 Miles
Miles per Dollar
spent on
Air Mexicana
2 miles
Anniversary Bonus Miles 2,000 each year when you renew your card
$99 round-trip Companion Ticket coupon upon approval and each year you hold the card
Miles Expiration Mexicana airmiles never expire
Yearly Limits on Miles you can earn None
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Jet Blue Card from American Express
Intro APR 3.99% APR for 6 months (balance transfer)
APR Prime Rate plus 9.99%
Annual Fee $40.00
Signing Bonus 5,000 Award Dollars after first purchase
Miles Formula Double miles on Jet Blue ticket purchases as well as purchases at restaurants, movie theaters, sporting events, golf courses, performing arts and gym memberships
Miles Expiry 1 year
Caps on miles Earn unlimited miles
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