Credit CardsLet us help you navigate the complex world of credit cards and rewards points. Note: the offers mentioned below are subject to change at any time and some may no longer be available.  

All four of our readers’ favorite credit cards reached a comfortable cruising altitude, but the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® credit card soared ever so slightly above the competition to take the prize this week.

Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® Credit Card

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The basics:

  • $75 annual fee.
  • 40,000 bonus miles and a $121 ($99 + taxes and fees) roundtrip companion fare after spending $2,000 in your first 90 days.
  • $99 roundtrip companion fare on your cardmember anniversary every year. Valid on all Alaska flights booked on alaskaair.com with no blackout dates.
  • Free checked bag for you and up to eight guests on Alaska Airlines flights.
  • Earn three miles for every $1 spent on eligible Alaska Airlines purchases, and one mile on all other purchases.

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Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card

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The basics:

  • $149 annual fee.
  • 40,000 bonus points after you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months.
  • $75 annual travel credit on Southwest flights.
  • 7,500 miles on your cardmember anniversary every year.
  • Four A1-15 upgraded boardings per cardmember year (subject to availability)
  • 20% cash back on in-flight purchases.

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Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card From American Express

Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card
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The basics:

  • $195 annual fee
  • 5,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) and 35,000 bonus miles after you spend $1,000 in your first three months.
  • $100 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase within your first 3 months.
  • First checked bag free.
  • Main Cabin Group 1 boarding.
  • Receive a round-trip main cabin companion certificate each year upon renewal of your card.
  • Disagree? Let us know your pick in the comments!

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