To make choosing your next card a bit easier, we've ranked the best credit card offers below with an eye toward those that can help you book luxury travel. Factors include: the welcome/sign-up bonus, bonus categories, and perks/benefits.
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It’s tough to find a better business card with transferable points. Businesses can earn 3x points on a bunch of categories up to $150k per year. Plus, it comes with a great cell phone protection benefit.
A go-to for beginners. It's an easy way to earn more points with bonus categories on travel, dining and more. Plus, you can transfer points to airline and hotel partners.
While listed as a cashback card, you can combine the points you earn with another Ultimate Rewards card. That will allow you to transfer the points from the Ink Unlimited to airline and hotel partners.
While listed as a cashback card, you can combine the points you earn with another Ultimate Rewards card. That will allow you to transfer the points from the Ink Cash to airline and hotel partners.
The big brother of the Sapphire Preferred, it's a good option if you want lounge access and the ability to redeem points at 1.5 cents per point. It’s possible to get a 70,000-point bonus offer by logging into your Chase account.
You’ll receive an annual free night certificate (worth up to 35k points) and 15 elite night credits which make it much easier to earn Platinum Elite status.
Earn a Travel Together (2-for-1) ticket after spending $30,000 in a calendar year.
10% discount on Iberia flights and a $1,000 discount voucher if you spend $30,000 in a calendar year.
Earn a Companion Ticket after spending $30,000 in a calendar year.
A solid option to earn some more United miles for United or Star Alliance flights.
The United Quest Card is probably the co-branded United card overall with a nice bonus plus ways for United flyers to offset the annual fee.
An easy way to earn points for award tickets on Star Alliance carriers, Etihad, and more. 3x at grocery stores is a great bonus category.
The Explorer Card lost a bit of its luster with the launch of the Quest Card. However, with a good welcome bonus, the lower annual fee and free checked bag perk might be enough for some folks.
The best perk is the United Club membership. When flying United or Star Alliance carriers, this provides access to United Clubs (plus children or two guests) and many Star Alliance business class lounges (plus one guest on your flight).
A solid welcome bonus plus the ability to earn elite nights per $10,000, it’s a great business card option for those who like Hyatt.
A free night certificate on your account anniversary worth up to 40k points, 4th night free on award bookings, and Platinum Elite status make this a card worth considering.
A solid option for business owners (and anyone with a side hustle) to earn some IHG points.
You’ll get an annual free night certificate for a Category 1-4 property and you can earn a second by spending $15,000 in a year. You’ll get 5 elite nights each year with the card plus you can earn 2 elite nights per $5,000 spent.
It might technically earn cashback but, when paired with a Sapphire or Ink Preferred, your points can be transferred to partners. Thanks to great 3% bonus categories and 1.5% back on all other spend, this is a great supplementary card.
It might technically earn cashback but, when paired with a Sapphire or Ink Preferred, your points can be transferred to partners. Thanks to great 3% bonus categories and rotating quarterly 5% bonus categories, this is a great supplementary card.
Quite possibly the best personal Southwest card of the bunch. You get 4 upgraded boardings each year, 7,500 Rapid Rewards points upon renewal, and a $75 Southwest credit each year. And, of course, it can help you earn the Southwest Companion Pass.
A cheaper alternative to the Southwest Priority card, you’ll receive 2 upgraded boardings each year as well as 6,000 Rapid Rewards points upon renewal. Points you earn with this card count toward the Southwest Companion Pass.
With no annual fee, this card can help you earn the Southwest Companion Pass. You’ll also receive 2 upgraded boardings each year as well as 3,000 Rapid Rewards points upon renewal.
Even with no annual fee, you can get a 4th night free on your award stays. Personally, I’d prefer the IHG Premier Card.