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Allegiant World Mastercard wins Readers' Choice award

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Allegiant card named Best Airline Co-Branded Credit Card

Free flights, no baggage fees, upgrades and priority boarding–these are among the rewards for spending on a good airline co-branded credit card. 10Best editors teamed up with a panel of miles-and-points experts to nominate the best on the market for American travelers, based on perks, redemption rates and other benefits. Our readers then voted for their favorites.

  • Allegiant World Mastercard

    The Allegiant World Mastercard earns three points per dollar on Allegiant purchases (including air, hotel and car rental), two points per dollar on qualified dining and a point per dollar on everything else. Other perks include a 15,000-point signup bonus, BOGO vacation packages, priority boarding and a free beverage on every flight.
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  • Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Card

    Budget-minded travelers who frequently fly Southwest Airlines benefit from the Rapid Rewards Premier credit card–no foreign transaction fees, a 40,000-point sign-up bonus, upgraded boardings, $75 annual travel credit and a 7,500-point bonus after each account anniversary.
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  • Alaska Airlines Visa Credit Card

    Miles racked up through the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature card can be redeemed on travel with over a dozen partner airlines. A 40,000-mile sign-up bonus, no foreign transaction fees and a free checked bag for up to six passengers on the same reservation add to the appeal.
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  • Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Card

    Frequent Southwest Airlines travelers benefit from the Rapid Rewards Premier credit card – no foreign transaction fees, a 40,000-point sign-up bonus and a 6,000-point bonus after each account anniversary.
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  • United Explorer Card

    Frequent domestic travelers enjoy perks like priority boarding, free first checked bags and two annual passes to United airport lounges when carrying a United MileagePlus Explorer Card. The card comes with a 40,000-mile sign-up bonus and the chance to earn twice the points on flights booked through United and at restaurants and hotels.
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  • Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus Card

    The Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus Card earns users two points per dollar on Southwest Airlines purchases and partner hotel and car rentals, plus a point per dollar spent everywhere else. Cardholders earn 3,000 anniversary points as well.
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  • United MileagePlus Club Card

    With the United MileagePlus Club Card, travelers earn 50,000 bonus miles with eligible purchases, United Club membership, Premier Access, two free checked bags, two miles per dollar spent on tickets purchased from United and 1.5 miles per dollar spent on everything else.
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  • Amex Gold Delta SkyMiles Card

    Frequent Delta flyers benefit from the Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card through perks like free checked bags and priority boarding. Other benefits include no foreign transaction fees, an annual fee waiver the first year and a sign-up bonus of up to 30,000 miles with qualifying transactions.
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  • Platinum Delta SkyMiles from American Express

    The signup bonus for the Platinum Delta SkyMiles from American Express includes 35,000 bonus miles and 5,000 Medallion Qualification Miles with eligible purchases. Other benefits include companion certificates, Miles Boost, a free checked bag, priority boarding and the chance to earn two miles per dollar on Delta purchases.
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  • Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite
    Mastercard

    Travelers with a Citi/AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard get their first checked bag free for themselves and up to three companions, preferred boarding on American Airlines, no foreign transaction fees and 25-percent off eligible in-flight purchases. Cardholders earn double points when the card is used for American Airlines purchases or at restaurants and gas stations, and a point per dollar on everything else.
    Photo courtesy of American Airlines

The top 10 winners in the category Best Airline Co-Branded Credit Card are as follows:

  1. Allegiant World Mastercard
  2. Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Card
  3. Alaska Airlines Visa Credit Card
  4. Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Card
  5. United Explorer Card
  6. Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus Card
  7. United MileagePlus Club Card
  8. Amex Gold Delta SkyMiles Card
  9. Platinum Delta SkyMiles from American Express
  10. Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite - Mastercard

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning credit cards!

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