If you answered, “no,” to the first question, you’ll be better off using a 0% credit card – at least for purchases that will lead to an end-of-month balance. And if you responded in the negative to either of the other two questions, you’ll want a miles card that is not affiliated with a particular airline.
Nevertheless, WalletHub’s editors did compare dozens of airline credit cards in search of the best offers. And here are the airlines with the most rewarding credit cards:
|Best Airline Cards Rank||Card Name||Initial Bonus||Airfare Rewards Rate||Annual Fee|
|1||Lufthansa Credit Card||35,000 miles||2 miles per $1 spent||$89|
|2||Asiana Credit Card||30,000 miles||3 miles per $1 spent||$99|
|3||Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite Mastercard®||50,000 miles||2 miles per $1 spent||$89 (waived the first year)|
|4||British Airways Credit Card||50,000 miles||3 miles per $1 spent||$95|
|5||JetBlue Plus Card||30,000 miles||6 miles per $1 spent||$99|
For information about the non-plastic side of airline rewards, check out WalletHub’s report on the Best Frequent Flyer Programs.