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The UK Airline & Hotel Credit Cards Directory (December 2016) Part 2

This page contains Part 2 of our comprehensive UK airline and hotel credit cards directory.

I have split the list due to the large number of cards now available.  This page contains details of non-Avios and non-Virgin Atlantic airline cards.

Avios and Virgin cards, plus American Express and hotel cards, can be found in Part 1 by clicking here.

Airline cards (excluding Avios and Virgin Flying Club):

American Airlines AAdvantage American Express and Visa

Issuer: MBNA / Annual fee: £0 / Earn rate: 1.5 miles per £1 Amex, 0.75 miles per £1 Visa / Review / Apply

Sign-up bonus: 5,000 miles, triggered with your first purchase within 90 days.  Representative APR 22.9% variable.

Emirates Skywards American Express and Visa

Issuer: MBNA / Annual fee: £0 / Earn rate: 1 mile per £1 Amex, 0.5 miles per £1 Visa / Review / Apply

Sign-up bonus: 5,000 Emirates Skywards miles with your first purchase.

On-going benefits: Double miles on spending at emirates.com, 0% interest on emirates.com purchases for first year, 25% off purchases of Skywards miles.  Representative APR 22.9% variable.

Emirates Skywards Elite American Express and Visa

Issuer: MBNA / Annual fee: £150 / Earn rate: 2 miles per £1 Amex, 1 mile per £1 Visa / Review / Apply

Sign-up bonus: 10,000 Emirates Skywards miles with your first purchase.

On-going benefits: Double miles on spending at emirates.com, free companion ticket when you spend £10,000 on the card (free ticket requires a ‘Flex’ cash ticket to be bought, free ticket comes from reward availability, taxes payable), £150 discount on a Business Class or First Class Emirates ticket, 0% interest on emirates.com purchases for first year, 25% off purchases of Skywards miles, check in at Business Class desks at UK airports.  Representative APR 60.5% variable including fee based on a notional £1200 credit limit.

Etihad Guest American Express and Visa

Issuer: MBNA / Annual fee: £0 / Earn rate: 1.5 mile per £1 Amex, 0.75 miles per £1 Visa / Review / Apply

Sign-up bonus: 15,000 Etihad Guest miles.  You receive 5,000 miles when you spend £250 within 90 days and a further 10,000 miles when you spend £2,000 within 90 days.  You also receive a £50 hotel voucher for Kaligo.com.  This is a special offer which runs until 28th December – the standard offer is just 5,000 miles.

On-going benefits: Double miles on Business Class flight and triple miles on First Class flights taken within 90 days of account opening, promotion to Etihad Guest Silver status after one return flight within your first year of card membership.  Representative APR 22.9% variable.

Flybe MasterCard

Issuer: Sygma / Annual fee: £0 / Earn rate: 1 Spend&Fly credit per £1 / Review / Apply

Sign-up bonus: One free return flight excluding taxes.  Representative APR 18.9% variable.

Lufthansa Miles & More American Express and Visa

Issuer: MBNA / Annual fee: £0 / Earn rate: 1.5 miles per £1 Amex, 0.75 miles per £1 Visa / Review / Apply

Sign-up bonus: 10,000 miles.  You receive 1,500 miles with your first purchase and 8,500 miles when you spend £1,000 within 90 days.  This is a special offer which runs until 15th December.  You will also receive 33% bonus miles on spending for the first six months.

On-going benefits: Holding and using the M&M card stops your Miles & More miles balance from expiring, which is a risk for all non-status M&M members.  Representative APR 22.9% variable.

United Airlines MileagePlus American Express and Visa

Issuer: MBNA / Annual fee: £0 / Earn rate: 1.25 mile per £1 Amex, 0.625 miles per £1 Visa / Review / Apply

Sign-up bonus: Nothing!  Representative APR 22.9% variable.

The not-so-small print:

By recommending credit cards on this site, I am – technically – acting as a credit broker.  Robert Burgess, trading as Head for Points, is regulated and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority to act as a credit broker.