Compare airline credit cards

Turn your monthly spending into free flights and holidays - compare airline credit cards with uSwitch.


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Lloyds Bank Avios Rewards Amex/MasterCard

Lloyds Bank Avios Rewards Amex/MasterCard

  • Up to 1.25 Avios for every £1 spent
  • Double Avios in your first 6 months
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • £24 annual fee
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Avios Avios
£24 annual fee
23.7% APR Representative (variable)
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Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a rate of 18.94% (variable) per annum, with a £24 monthly fee, your representative APR is 23.7% APR (variable).
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British Airways American Express® Credit Card

British Airways American Express® Credit Card

  • 9,000 Avios when spending £1000 within the first 3 months
  • Companion Voucher when you spend £20,000 in one year
  • 1 Avios for every £1 spent
  • Application response in 60 seconds
  • No annual fee
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Avios Avios
15.9% APR Representative (variable)
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Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a rate of 15.9% (variable) per annum, your representative APR is 15.9% APR (variable).
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Emirates Skywards Credit Card

Emirates Skywards Credit Card

  • 12,000 Bonus Skyward Miles if you spend £1,000 within 90 days of account opening
  • 0% on money and balance transfers for up to 6 months from the date your account is opened, 2% handling fee
  • 0% on Emirates flights for up to 12 months from the date your account is opened
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Emirates-skywards Emirates Skywards
17.9% APR Representative (variable)
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Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a rate of 17.9% (variable) per annum, your representative APR is 17.9% APR (variable).
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TSB Avios Amex/MasterCard

TSB Avios Amex/MasterCard

  • Up to 1 Avios point for every £1 spent
  • Double Avios points when spending abroad
  • MasterCard and American Express cards
  • 1,500 bonus Avios for every whole £1,000 balance you transfer from a single provider
  • No annual fee
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Avios Avios
17.9% APR Representative (variable)
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Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a rate of 17.95% (variable) per annum, your representative APR is 17.9% APR (variable).
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Lloyds Bank Premier Avios Rewards Amex/MasterCard

Lloyds Bank Premier Avios Rewards Amex/MasterCard

  • 1.5 Avios for every £1 spent
  • Double Avios in your first 6 months
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • £140 annual fee
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Avios Avios
£140 annual fee
52.1% APR Representative (variable)
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Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a rate of 18.94% (variable) per annum, with a £140 monthly fee, your representative APR is 52.1% APR (variable).
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British Airways American Express® Premium Plus Card

British Airways American Express® Premium Plus Card

  • 25,000 Avios when spending £3,000 within the first 3 months
  • 3 Avios for every £1 spent directly with British Airways
  • 1.5 Avios for every £1 spent
  • Companion Voucher when you spend £10,000 in one year
  • Application response in 60 seconds
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Avios Avios
£150 annual fee
56.4% APR Representative (variable)
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Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a rate of 19.9% (variable) per annum, with a £150 annual fee, your representative APR is 56.4% APR (variable).
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Emirates Skywards Elite Credit Card

Emirates Skywards Elite Credit Card

  • 25,000 Bonus Skyward Miles if you spend £2,000 within 90 days of account opening
  • 0% on money and balance transfers for up to 6 months from the date your account is opened, 2% handling fee (£3 min)
  • 0% on Emirates flights for up to 12 months from the date your account is opened
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Emirates-skywards Emirates Skywards
£150 annual fee
54.9% APR Representative (variable)
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Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a rate of 18.9% (variable) per annum, with a £150 annual fee, your representative APR is 54.9% APR (variable).
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TSB Premier Avios Amex/MasterCard

TSB Premier Avios Amex/MasterCard

  • Up to 1.25 Avios points for every £1 spent
  • Double Avios points when spending abroad
  • Companion ticket when you spend £15,000 in one year
  • 1,500 bonus Avios for every whole £1,000 balance you transfer from a single provider
  • MasterCard and American Express cards
  • £50 annual fee
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Avios Avios
£50 annual fee
23.7% APR Representative (variable)
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Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a rate of 13.95% (variable) per annum, with a £50 monthly fee, your representative APR is 23.7% APR (variable).
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American Express Preferred Rewards Gold Card

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold Card

  • Earn two points for virtually every £1 spent at major petrol stations and supermarkets in your first year
  • Two complimentary airport VIP lounge passes every year
  • Earn two points on almost all your spend made while abroad
  • £0 annual fee in the first year
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Amex-membership-rewards Amex Membership Rewards
£125 annual fee
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Charge card: No interest charges. Balance must be paid in full each month. Annual fee of £125 applies.
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The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express

The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express

  • 1 Starpoint for every £1 spent
  • Redeem points on flights and luxury hotels
  • 10,000 bonus Starpoints when you spend £1,000 in your first 3 months
  • Free Weekend Night Award when you spend £25,000 in one year
  • £75 annual fee
  • Application response in 60 seconds
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Spg-starpoints SPG Starpoints
£75 annual fee
36.2% APR Representative (variable)
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Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a rate of 19.9% (variable) per annum, with a £75 annual fee, your representative APR is 36.2% APR (variable).

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About airline or Airmiles credit cards

Often referred to as airmiles credit cards, airline credit cards are simply another type of reward card. You can collect 'Avios' points through stores and banks such as Tesco, Lloyds TSB, and Marks and Spencer, and they can be redeemed on things like flights, hotel stays, or even tickets for gigs and theme parks.

What are airline or Airmiles credit cards?

Airline credit cards are reward-based credit cards which allow you to earn points, or 'Avios' - the new replacement scheme for Airmiles - when used for purchases. Points can be collected via stores and financial providers such as Tesco, Lloyds TSB, and Marks and Spencer.

Unlike with Airmiles, the Avios scheme lets you use points for one-way flights and some flights in and out of different airports.

Should I get an Airmiles credit card?

Airline credit cards are only suitable if you’re able to pay your balance in full every month. Some cards also come with hefty annual fees of up to £150, though these cards normally offer higher rates of reward.

If you’re looking to borrow, you’d be better off focusing on getting the lowest interest rates – see the top 0% purchase credit cards and low APR deals for more.