A Complete List of Credit Card Miles Signup Bonus Offers

a complete list of best airline credit card signup bonus offersIf you’re looking for ways to save on airfare, it might make sense to consider a co-branded credit card that offers airline miles for your everyday spending. Many of these cards work in conjunction with popular airlines to offer points or “miles” that you can redeem for free airfare, seat upgrades, airline status, and other special perks.

In addition to awarding you with miles for your everyday spending, most of the best airline cards also offer a sign-up bonus once you meet a minimum spending requirement. There is typically a specified time limit to meet your spending requirement – usually 90 days. In some cases, the sign-up bonus alone can be enough for two round-trip domestic flights or one international flight. If you’re able to book a flight with airline miles, your only out of pocket costs should be for government-mandated taxes and fees as well as checked baggage, if applicable.

The following chart lists all of the best airline sign-up bonus offers currently on the market, in addition to some other important details pertinent to each card.

Card DetailsSignup BonusMinimum Spending RequirementAnnual Fee
AeroMexico:
US Bank AeroMexico VisaUS Bank AeroMexico Visa15,000 Aeromexico bonus miles after first useAny purchase$45, waived the first year
Alaska Airlines:
Alaska Airlines Visa SignatureAlaska Airlines Visa Signature® card25,000 bonus miles upon account approvalNone$75
American Airlines:
Citi Advantage Platinum Select MastercardCiti® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® MasterCard®
30,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles$1,000 within the first three months of account opening$95, waived the first year
CitiBusiness AA Advantage Platinum Select MastercardCitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World MasterCard®30,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles$1,000 within the first three months of account opening$95, waived the first year
Citi® AAdvantage® Executive CardCiti® / AAdvantage® Executive Card50,000 AAdvantage® bonus miles$5,000 in purchases within the first three months of account opening$450
Asiana Airlines:
Asiana Airlines American Express® Card from Bank of AmericaAsiana Airlines American Express® Card from Bank of America10,000 bonus miles after first purchaseAny purchase$99
British Airways:
British Airways Visa Signature® CardBritish Airways Visa Signature® Card50,000 bonus Avios$2,000 within the first three months of account opening$95, waived the first year
Delta Air Lines:
Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American ExpressGold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express50,000 bonus miles$2,000 in purchases within the first three months$95, waived the first year
Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American ExpressGold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express50,000 bonus miles$2,000 in purchases within the first three months$95, waived the first year
Delta Reserve Credit CardDelta Reserve Credit Card10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles and 10,000 bonus miles after your first purchaseAny purchase$450
Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American ExpressPlatinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles and 60,000 bonus miles$2,000 in purchases within the first three months$195
Frontier Airlines:
Frontier Airlines World MasterCardFrontier Airlines World MasterCard40,000 bonus miles$500 in purchases or balance transfers within the first 90 days$69
Frontier Airlines World MasterCard - no annual fee versionFrontier Airlines World MasterCard - no annual fee version10,000 bonus miles after first purchaseAny purchaseNone
Hawaiian Airlines:
The Hawaiian Airlines® World Elite MasterCard®Hawaiian Airlines® World Elite MasterCard®35,000 bonus miles$1,000 in purchases within the first 90 days$89
Jet Blue:
TrueBlue by JetBlueTrueBlue by JetBlue20,000 points$1,000 in purchases within the first 90 days$40, waived the first year
Korean Air:
SKYPASS Visa Signature CardSKYPASS Visa Signature Card15,000 SKYPASS bonus miles after first purchaseAny purchase$80
SkyBlue SKYPASS Visa CardSkyBlue SKYPASS Visa Card5,000 SKYPASS bonus miles after your first purchaseAny purchaseNone
SKYPASS Visa Classic CardSKYPASS Visa Classic Card5,000 SKYPASS bonus miles after your first purchaseAny purchase$50
SKYPASS Visa Business CardSKYPASS Visa Business Card10,000 SKYPASS bonus miles after your first purchaseAny purchase$75
LAN Airlines:
LANPASS Visa Signature® CardLANPASS Visa Signature® Card20,000 bonus miles after first useAny purchase$75, waived the first year
Lufthansa:
Miles & More® Premier World MasterCard®Miles & More® Premier World MasterCard®50,000 miles
(20,000 miles for first purchase, additional 30,000 miles after meeting minimum spending requirement)
$5,000 in purchases within the first three months$79
Southwest Airlines:
Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit CardSouthwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card50,000 Rapid Rewards points$2,000 in purchases within 90 days$99
Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Premier Business CardSouthwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Premier Business Card50,000 Rapid Rewards points$2,000 in purchases within 90 days$99
Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit CardSouthwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card50,000 Rapid Rewards points$2,000 in purchases within 90 days$69
Spirit Airlines:
Spirit Airlines World MasterCard®Spirit Airlines World MasterCard® 15,000 bonus miles after first purchaseAny purchase$59, waived the first year
United Airlines:
United MileagePlus® Explorer CardUnited MileagePlus® Explorer Card30,000 bonus miles$1,000 in purchases within the first three months$95, waived the first year
United MileagePlus® Explorer Business CardUnited MileagePlus® Explorer Business Card50,000 bonus miles$2,000 within the first three months your account is open$95, waived the first year
Virgin America:
Virgin America Visa Signature® CardVirgin America Visa Signature® Card10,000 bonus reward points$1,000 within your first 90 days as a cardholder$49
Virgin America Premium Visa Signature® CardVirgin America Premium Visa Signature® Card15,000 bonus reward points$1,000 within your first 90 days as a cardholder$149
Published or Updated: July 1, 2015
About Rob Berger

Rob founded the Dough Roller in 2007. A litigation attorney in the securities industry, he lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, their two teenagers, and the family mascot, a shih tzu named Sophie.

Comments

  1. Kenneth says:

    Rob, thanks for all you do. This is a great list.
    One of the key potential attractions to sign up for such a card would be “baggage fees waived”. I think some of these cards offer this (I think Delta does for example). Question – if they do waive baggage fees, is this only on their branded flights? Probably would not work if I took Southwest Air but charged it to a Delta card I suppose.

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