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Like to travel? With MoneySuperMarket's selection of the best airline credit cards, you could earn reward points or flying miles that you can redeem against future flights. Some come with two cards or bonus miles on approval so you can earn even more while you spend.

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We've used the details you gave us to show you how likely you are to be accepted for each card.

Why is this important?

Every time you apply for a credit card, your credit score takes a small hit, so it's better to make an application that has a high chance of success. Your scores help you understand which cards you have the strongest chance of getting.

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The higher the score, the stronger chance you have of getting the card. If you see a very low score, it's unlikely you'll get the card, so it could be worth looking at others.

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Our Smart Search uses the same criteria lenders do. If you have cards with high scores, you can be fairly confident in applying however the lender decides whether to say "yes" or "no".

If you see a guaranteed score, the lender won't do a further credit check, but will do additional fraud checks to verify your identity. Assuming everything you told us is correct, your application will be successful.

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If you're rated "not eligible" for a particular card, this could be for one of several reasons. You may already have a card with that provider, and some lenders don't like giving a second one to the same person. Or, occasionally lenders will restrict cards to their current account holders only, meaning you'll be scored not eligible if you don't have one.

If you're rated as "not eligible" for a lot of the cards, then it's likely that your credit score's too low to qualify - perhaps you've missed payments in the past, or you've a CCJ or bankruptcy on your report? If not, but you have a lot of debt already, it could be that lenders are concerned about the levels of debt you already have.

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In some cases, we will not be able to display a score for a product because we do not have enough information about the card issuer's acceptance criteria or we have not been able to match your details at the credit bureau to be able to do the smart search check.

Bonus Avios

25,000 bonus Avios when spending £3,000 within the first 3 months of Cardmembership

Bonus Avios

25,000 bonus Avios when spending £3,000 within the first 3 months of Cardmembership

American Express

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Bonus Avios

5,000 bonus Avios when spending £1,000 within the first 3 months of Cardmembership

Bonus Avios

5,000 bonus Avios when spending £1,000 within the first 3 months of Cardmembership

American Express

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TUI CREDIT CARD OFFER

GET £25 OFF YOUR NEXT TUI CARD PURCHASE WHEN YOU OPEN AN ACCOUNT. REPRESENTATIVE 19.9% ARR (VARIABLE). T&CS APPLY. NEWDAY LTD., 18+, SUBJECT TO STATUS.

TUI CREDIT CARD OFFER

GET £25 OFF YOUR NEXT TUI CARD PURCHASE WHEN YOU OPEN AN ACCOUNT. REPRESENTATIVE 19.9% ARR (VARIABLE). T&CS APPLY. NEWDAY LTD., 18+, SUBJECT TO STATUS.

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What is an airmiles credit card? 

An airmiles credit card is a type of reward card. When you shop with an airmiles credit card you’ll earn points based on what you spend, and these can later be put towards flights to worldwide destinations of your choice. 

Which credit cards offer airmiles rewards? 

There are a variety of airmiles credit cards on the market, including those from major high street banks and lenders, plus cards directly linked to particular airlines such as British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Easyjet.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of airmiles credit cards? 

A big advantage is that some airmiles credit cards offer free companion flights once you’ve saved up enough points for a trip - so a partner or friend could travel with you at no extra cost. 

You may also benefit from extras such as access to a particular airport lounge or a place in the priority boarding queue. 

Certain airmiles credit card providers will also allow you to pay to top up your points - useful if you haven’t accrued enough rewards to qualify for the flights you want. 

In many cases you will also be able to combine frequent flyer miles with your credit card rewards - so these cards often work best for those who travel a lot. 

However, on the downside, you might have to pay an annual fee for your airmiles reward card - in some cases as much as £150 a year. If you don’t spend enough on your airmiles card to earn plenty of free flights, it could be that the card’s benefits won’t outweigh the cost of keeping it. 

Think about how much you’re likely to use an airmiles reward card and make sure it’s really worth having one before signing on the dotted line.

In addition, it’s worth being aware that you won’t always get your first choice of flight if you’re paying for your travel with airmiles. Instead, cash buyers will get first dibs on whatever is available. This means you’ll need to be flexible when booking a trip using airmiles rewards to cover your flight costs.

Above all, it’s very important that if you use an airmiles reward credit card you pay off your balance in full at the end of each month. The cost of paying interest on your spending will outweigh the advantage of earning reward points that you can swap for flights later - so if you need to borrow money, a 0% purchases credit card would be a better option for you. 

How can I compare airmiles rewards credit cards? 

MoneySuperMarket’s airline credit cards comparison channel lists some of the market’s top airmiles reward cards - so it’s a great place to start researching which one might be best for you. 

Are there any alternatives to airmiles credit cards I should consider? 

Airmiles reward credit cards work best for people who fly frequently and fly far - so if you go on lots of holidays to exotic destinations, using an airmiles reward card for your day-to-day spending (and then paying it off at the end of each month) could be a great idea. 

On the other hand, if you don’t fly frequently and tend to stay closer to home when you go on holiday, a simple cashback credit card might be an alternative worth considering. 

Cashback credit cards pay you back a proportion of what you spend, so provided you repay your balance in full each month you’ll avoid interest charges and could earn a decent amount of cashback each year.

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