AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard

 

50,000 miles after making your first purchase within the first 3 months of account opening.

  • 2x miles on all money spent on American Airlines

  • 1 Free checked bag

  • 10% of your spent miles back every year up to 10,000

  • $95 annual fee

  • If you just want this card for the sign up bonus it comes out to $0.0019 per mile, which is equivalent to getting a round trip domestic flight for $47.50 (0.0019*25,000)

Hawaiian Airlines World Elite Mastercard

 

35,000 points after spending $1,000 in the first 3 months of account opening.

  • 2x points on Hawaiian airlines 

  • With this card you can share miles with friends and family

  • $100 off a companion roundtrip ticket in coach

  • 5,000 annual points bonus if you spend $10,000 or more each year

  • $89 annual fee, could be worth it if you're able to redeem the companion ticket

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier & Plus Cards

 

40,000 points after spending $1,000 in the first 3 months of account opening. 

(I'd wait for a higher bonus to be offered, especially if the companion pass is your goal)

  • 2x points on Southwest Airlines, their hotel and car rental partners

  • $99 annual fee for the Premier and $69 for the Plus

  • 6,000 pts. every year on your account anniversary for the Premier and 3,000 points for the plus.

  • This card has been known to offer a 60,000 pt. bonus, I'd wait for that to return

Alaska Airlines  Visa Signature Card

 

30,000 points after spending $1,000 in the first 3 months of account opening. 

  • 3x points on Alaska Airlines and Virgin America

  • Limited time offer: Buy 1 ticket get another one free, just pay the fees and taxes.

  • Receive an annual companion fare, where you companion pays no more than $121.   

  • Free checked bag for you and up to 6 other passengers

  • $75 Annual fee

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