Travel Rewards Credit Cards

Reviews and opinions of the best travel rewards credit cards including airline credit cards and hotel rewards credit cards.

Miles & More® Premier World MasterCard®

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Editor’s Rating — Great For: Travel rewards and low introductory rates

  • Earn 20,000 award miles after your first purchase and payment of the annual fee
  • Earn an additional 30,000 award miles when you spend $5,000 in purchases within the first 90 days of account opening
  • Earn 2 award miles per $1 on ticket purchases directly from Miles & More integrated airline partners and 1 mile per $1 on all other purchases
  • Cardholders receive a companion ticket after first purchase and payment of the annual fee and annually thereafter
  • No foreign transaction fees on purchases made outside the U.S
  • Redeem miles for flight awards and upgrades on Lufthansa,Star Alliance member airlines, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, SWISS, and other partners
  • $79 Annual Fee. Please see Terms and Conditions for complete details

Credit Needed: Excellent

Average Approved Score: 730*

Lowest Approved Score: 684*

Intro APR, Purchases Intro Term, Purchases Intro APR, Balance Transfers Intro Term, Balance Transfers Regular APR Annual Fee
N/AN/A 0%15 Months 15.99% or 24.99%* Variable $79

Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card

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Editor’s Rating — Great For: Travel rewards with no foreign transaction fees.

  • Earn unlimited 1.25 miles on every purchase, every day
  • Pay no annual fee or foreign transaction fees
  • Enjoy a one-time bonus of 20,000 miles once you spend $1,000 on purchases within the first 3 months
  • Fly any airline, stay at any hotel, anytime
  • Enjoy a low intro APR on purchases until November 2015; 11.9%-19.9% variable APR after that
  • Travel when you want-no blackout dates
  • Miles don’t expire and there’s no limit to how many you can earn

Credit Needed: Excellent

Average Approved Score: 692*

Lowest Approved Score: 668*

Intro APR, Purchases Intro Term, Purchases Intro APR, Balance Transfers Intro Term, Balance Transfers Regular APR Annual Fee
0%until November 2015 N/AN/A 11.9% – 19.9%* Variable $0

The CarnivalTM MasterCard®

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Editor’s Rating — Great For: Travel benefits and no annual fee

  • 0% Introductory APR for 15 months for each Balance Transfer made within 45 days of account opening, and a variable rate of 13.99%, 16.99% or 20.99% APR thereafter, depending on your creditworthiness
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points when you use your card for the first time
  • Earn DOUBLE points on any CarnivalTM purchase
  • Earn 1 point per $1 spent everywhere else
  • Redeem points for cruises on CarnivalTM or other eligible World’s Leading Cruise Lines vacations, hotel or flight discounts, onboard gifts and services, merchandise or gift cards
  • No Annual Fee
  • Please see terms and conditions for complete details

Credit Needed: Excellent

Average Approved Score: 696*

Lowest Approved Score: 613*

Intro APR, Purchases Intro Term, Purchases Intro APR, Balance Transfers Intro Term, Balance Transfers Regular APR Annual Fee
N/AN/A 0%15 Months 13.99%, 16.99% or 20.99%* Variable $0

Barclaycard Arrival™ World MasterCard®

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Editor’s Rating — Great For: Earning double miles on travel and dining

  • Earn 20,000 bonus miles when you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 90 days - that's enough to redeem for a $200 travel statement credit
  • Earn 2X miles on travel and dining and 1X miles on all other purchases
  • Miles don't expire as long as your account is open, active and in good standing
  • Get 10% miles back to use toward your next redemption every time you redeem for travel statement credits
  • No foreign transaction fees on anything you buy while in another country
  • 0% introductory APR for 12 months for each Balance Transfer made within 45 days of account opening. After that, a variable APR currently 14.99% or 18.99%, depending on your creditworthiness.
  • Complimentary online FICO® Credit Score access for Barclaycard Arrival Cardmembers

Credit Needed: Excellent

Average Approved Score: 714*

Lowest Approved Score: 677*

Intro APR, Purchases Intro Term, Purchases Intro APR, Balance Transfers Intro Term, Balance Transfers Regular APR Annual Fee
N/AN/A 0%12 Months 14.99% or 18.99%* Variable $0

The Travelocity® Rewards American Express® Card

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Editor’s Rating — Great For: Travel rewards including airline, car rental, and hotels.

  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after your first purchase
  • Earn an additional 5,000 bonus points after spending $1,000 on purchases within the first 90 days of account opening
  • Earn 3 points per $1 spent on eligible Travelocity purchases
  • Earn 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Points can be redeemed for statement credits towards Travelocity purchases for Flights, eligible Hotels and Vacation Packages, with no blackout dates
  • No Annual Fee
  • Please see Terms and Conditions for complete details

Credit Needed: Excellent

Average Approved Score: 0*

Lowest Approved Score: 0*

Intro APR, Purchases Intro Term, Purchases Intro APR, Balance Transfers Intro Term, Balance Transfers Regular APR Annual Fee
N/AN/A N/AN/A 14.99%, 21.99% or 24.99%* Variable $0

Priceline Rewards™ Visa® Credit Card

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Editor’s Rating — Great For: Low introductory rates and unlimited rewards

  • No Annual Fee
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after your first purchase
  • Earn 5X points on Priceline.com purchases
  • Earn 1 point on everything else. And there’s no limit to the number of points you can earn!
  • Plus, earn an additional 5,000 bonus points after spending $1,000 on qualifying transactions in the first 90 days of account opening
  • Your points can act like cash - Redeem points for statement credits against purchases made on your account
  • Please see terms and conditions for complete details

Credit Needed: Excellent

Average Approved Score: 714*

Lowest Approved Score: 644*

Intro APR, Purchases Intro Term, Purchases Intro APR, Balance Transfers Intro Term, Balance Transfers Regular APR Annual Fee
0%12 Months 0%12 Months 14.99% or 21.99%* Variable $0
* This information is provided through a relationship with CreditKarma.com. Credit Karma members have received approvals with these TransUnion New Account credit scores. Please note that because other factors may affect credit card approval, these approval metrics are only guidelines and approval is not guaranteed.