The Best Co-Branded Airline Credit Cards

By Christina Majaski. Last updated 31 January 2020. 0 comments

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Would you like to take a free trip? With that question, the credit card industry has been getting millions of customers to apply for their co-branded airline credit cards for decades. If you're wondering which airline credit card can offer you the quickest way to some free airfare, as well as travel perks and benefits, here's our favorite co-branded airline credit cards.

Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card

Frequent Delta passengers should consider the Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card, which offers 2x miles on Delta purchases, at restaurants worldwide and at U.S. supermarkets, and 1 mile on other eligible purchases. Also spend $10,000 in purchases on your card in a calendar year and receive a $100 Delta Flight Credit. Benefits include first checked bag free, priority boarding, and discounts on in-flight food, alcoholic beverages, and audio headsets. (Savings do not apply to any other in-flight purchases, such as in-flight wireless internet access and associated services, and charitable contributions.) Terms apply. There is a $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $99. See Rates & Fees.

Bonus Offer: Earn up to 70,000 bonus miles. Earn 60,000 bonus miles after you spend $2,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months. Plus, earn an additional 10,000 bonus miles after your first anniversary of Card Membership. Offer Expires 4/1/2020.

For rates and fees of the Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card, please click here.

Click here to learn more and apply for the Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card today!

Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card

Southwest is another carrier that makes it very easy to book award flights. The Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card offers 2x points on all Southwest purchases as well as with their hotel and car rental partners, and 1x on all others. Points are worth about 1.4 cents each toward award flights in their Wanna Get Away fare class, and there are never any change fees or checked baggage fees for your first two bags (although size and weight restrictions apply). You also earn 6,000 points each year on your cardmember anniversary. There is a $99 annual fee for this card.

Bonus Offer: Earn up to 75,000 points. Earn 40,000 points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open. Plus, earn 35,000 points after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 6 months your account is open.

Info about the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card from Chase has been collected independently by Wise Bread. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.

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