MONEY GEEK - The best airline rewards credit cards offer other travel-specific benefits as well. These include priority boarding, free airport lounge access, free checked bags and more.
Airline rewards credit cards help you earn points through an airline's frequent flyer or loyalty program. The top priority in selecting an airline rewards card is narrowing down on an airline that works best for you based on where you live and the routes you travel. When you're part of a frequent flyer program, you might benefit through its partnerships with other airlines as well.
Ask the Expert
Robert Paul Jones is Department Chairperson of Hospitality and Retail Management at Texas Tech University.
- What are some things consumers should do to get the most out of their airline rewards programs and related airline credit cards? Similarly, what mistakes can consumers make with these programs and credit cards?
- How does the business of reward miles and airline loyalty programs work? How do airlines make money giving away free flights?