Top Air & Hotel Credit Card Offers

UPDATED DECEMBER 9th

Below are the best current credit card signup offers for airlines and hotels. These will always be kept up-to-date. Put any questions you have in the comments…

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Airline & Card Bonus Minimum Spend Annual Fee Application Link
AirTran® Airways A+ Rewards® Credit Card 32 Credits - 2 free flights $2,000 in 3 months First year free, then $69 AirTran Visa Application
Alaska Airlines Bank of America Visa Signature 30,000 miles 30,000 miles after first purchase, $75 Alaska Airlines Visa Application
American Airlines Citi Visa, MC and Business MC 50,000 Miles $3,000 in 3 months None first year, then $95 Check Here for Latest Links
British Airways Chase Visa 50,000 points 50,000 points after $2,000 spend in 3 months Free first year, $95 after British Airways Visa Application
Delta Gold Business Amex 30,000 Miles $1,000 in 3 months First year free, then $95 Delta Gold Business Amex application
Delta Gold Amex 30,000 Miles $500 in 3 months First year free, then $95 Delta Gold Amex Application
Hawaiian Airlines Mastercard (Barclays) 35,000 miles (transfer to Hilton at 1:2) 35,000 miles after $1,000 spend in 90 days $89 Hawaiian Airlines MC
JetBlue Amex 20,000 Points $1,000 in 3 months $40 Amex Application
Lufthansa Miles & More Mastercard 20,000 points 20,000 points after opening account $79 Lufthansa Mastercard Application
Southwest Airlines Chase Rapid Rewards Plus Visa 50,000 Points $2,000 in 3 months $99 Southwest Airlines Visa Application
United Airlines Explorer Visa 35,000 - 65,000 miles Targeted offer: 50,000 miles after first purchase; 5,000 for adding authorized user; 10,000 miles after $25k spend

Untargeted offer: 30,000 miles after $1,000 spend; 5,000 miles after adding authorized user
First year free, then $95 Targeted Offer:
United Explorer Application


Untargeted Offer:
United Explorer Application
US Airways Mastercard 40,000 miles None $89 US Airways Mastercard Application
Virgin Atlantic Amex 45,000 Miles (transfer to Hilton at 1:2, so up to 40,000 HHonors points) 20,000 miles after first purchase, then 25,000 additional miles after $2,500 spend in 90 days. $90 Virgin Atlantic Amex

Hotel & Card Bonus Minimum Spend Annual Fee Application Link
Choice Privileges Visa 32,000 Points 8,000 points after first purchase; 24,000 points after you pay for your first stay No Annual Fee Choice Privileges Visa Application
Chase Fairmont Visa Signature 2 Free Nights + Breakfast First Purchase No Annual Fee, $95 after Chase Fairmont Visa Application
Hilton Hhonors Surpass Amex 40,000-60,000 Points + Gold Status 40,000 points after first purchase; 20,000 points after $3,000 in 3 months $75 Hilton Surpass Amex Application
Citi Hilton HHonors Visa 50,000 Points + Silver Status 50,000 points after $1,000 in 4 months No Annual Fee Citi Hilton Hhonors Visa Application
Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve 2 Free Nights 2 Free Nights after $2,500 Spend in 4 months $95 Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Application
Amex Hilton HHonors 50,000 Points 50,000 Points after $750 Spend in 3 months. No Annual Fee Amex Hilton HHonors Application
Chase Hyatt Visa 2 free nights worldwide $1000 in 3 months First year fee waived, then $75 Chase Hyatt Visa Application
Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Visa 70,000 Points + 1 free night $1,000 in 3 months First year free, then $85 Marriott Rewards Premier Visa Application
Chase IHG 80,000 Points $1,000 in 3 months First year free, then $49 Priority Club Visa Application
Starwood American Express 10,000 - 25,000 Points 10,000 points after first purchase; 15,000 points after $5,000 in 6 months First year free, then $65 Starwood Amex Application
Starwood Amex Business Card
Club Carlson Premier Visa 85,000 points 50,000 points after first purchase; 35,000 points after $2,500 in 3 months $75 Club Carlson Premier Visa application

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15 Comments.

  1. hawaiian airlines b of a visa hyperlink not working(!?)

  2. Thanks! Also, your three American links bypass their landing pages, and the app pages hyperlinked don’t spell out the signup bonus. According to the landing page at http://bit.ly/LP1I0C however, those particular signup deals ended April 30. There a way to verify?

    • According to Flyertalk, they still work. The only way to really verify, though, is by applying and then calling them to confirm the bonus on your application (not a great answer, I apologize)

  3. No, not a great answer. :mrgreen: However provided all three work, aren’t we then looking at a quarter of a million Hilton points?

    • Yep – if you do Hawaiian cards and the virgin Atlantic card you’ll have more than 200,000 Hilton points.

  4. No, I’m just talking about the three AA cards. Fifty thousand points per AA card times three cards times 1.67 Hilton points per AA point is 250,000.

    • Ah, yes. That’s true, though I think most people discourage using AA points in that way. I don’t think there’s any “wrong” way to use miles, but it’s not the best use of those. If you need hilton points, the Hawaiian and Virgin deals (not to mention the various Hilton cards) are a better way to get those points.

  5. You might update the southwest offer when you get the chance.

  6. The Airtran, Citi AA, Choice, and Marriot offers are dead.

  7. Can the Southwest credit cards be churned?

  8. Much in this chart is no longer current. (link to American Airlines now re-routed to a “preferred” promotion) Annual fees increasingly not waved first year, etc…..

  9. I was not able to get the US Airways Dividend Miles card with the 40k sign up offer. They couldn’t find my application initially and finally they sent me a letter stating the offer had expired. They did not check my credit so I can apply for the 35k mile offer instead.

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