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Which Credit Card Offers Will Help Me Travel to Australia?

Jan. 7, 2015
Credit Cards, Travel Credit Cards
Which Credit Card Offers Will Help Me Travel to Australia?
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If you’re not enjoying the current weather in your hemisphere, you might want to go to Australia. Lucky for you, we’ve found three awesome credit card offers to help you travel down under. Enjoy your trip!

British Airways Visa Signature® Card: Best for big spenders

If you spend big each year and travel with a companion, the British Airways Visa Signature® Card may be the card for you. It offers 3 Avios (miles) on every dollar spent on British Airways purchases and 1 Avios on every dollar spent on all other purchases. There’s also a signup bonus: Earn 50,000 bonus Avios after you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months from account opening. Earn an additional 25,000 bonus Avios after you spend $10,000 total on purchases within your first year from account opening for a total of 75,000 bonus Avios. Earn a further 25,000 bonus Avios after you spend $20,000 total on purchases within your first year from account opening for a total of 100,000 bonus Avios. Avios are redeemable for flights on OneWorld airlines — including Qantas, Australia’s major carrier.

The British Airways Visa Signature® Card has a $95 annual fee and no foreign transaction fees. You’ll receive a complimentary Travel Together ticket each year you spend $30,000, and the card has an EMV chip for safer transactions in the United States and abroad.

Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite Mastercard®: Best for booking your flight, but not for Australian spending

If you need a credit card to get a free flight, the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite Mastercard® is a solid option. It offers:

  • 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent at gas stations
  • 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent at restaurants
  • 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases

There’s also a signup bonus: Earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after making $2,500 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening* (This offer is no longer available on our site). Miles are redeemable for travel statement credit.

Want extra perks? The Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite Mastercard® offers one free checked bag for you and up to four of your travel companions, preferred boarding, and a 25% discount on in-flight food and drink purchases. It comes with annual fee of $0 for the first year, then $99.

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