Airline credit cards, and airlines in general, have added a slew of nickel-and-dime fees over the past few years. Gone are the free meals, blankets and headphones. These days, we can’t even check bags without paying. Thankfully, many airline credit cards offer “back doors” to bypass the checked bag fees.
Some credit cards will just waive bag fees altogether if you buy your flight with them, while others will put you on the fast track to elite status that entitles you to priority boarding, luxury lounge access, free beverages and more.
Be sure to check out our list of the best airline and travel credit cards to find the card that’ll set you on the path to free and luxurious flights.